– Ann Neo, senior designer
80 Middle Road, tel: 6338-7600 THE PACKAGE Family Getaway, from $479.70 a night in a Deluxe Room. Includes buffet breakfast and River Safari tickets for two adults and two children. WE TRIED IT “My family of three fitted very comfortably in the cosy Deluxe Room, which had just enough space for an extra single bed or cot.
I liked that the package includes access to the Executive Lounge, where cakes and sandwiches are served from 3-5pm daily – perfect for sneaking in a teatime bite. I also liked how one of the two wading pools at the hotel is sheltered, so kids can play there without getting sunburnt.
The day trip to the River Safari was a welcome way to have some family time and keep my one-year-old son happily occupied – gawking at pandas, crocodiles and countless species of fish. The experience would have been perfect if the hotel had provided transport to and from the attraction.”