Why doesn’t every hotel have an unlimited lollie, snack and ice-cream bar? It’s a question I found myself asking after staying at the Naumi Liora hotel right in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown. It was so nice to come back to this beautiful boutique hotel after sightseeing and get a snack or decent coffee.
Not that MTV and I ever had an empty stomach for long given that Naumi Liora is perfectly located for Singapore’s best eating and drinking locations with the famous Maxwell Food Centre just around the corner.
Housed in a beautifully restored pumpkin and white coloured 1920’s Pernakan style colonial building the Naumi Liora has a sense of history while being thoroughly modern. The heritage building means that rooms are small but they’ve got everything you need including a cocoon like bed, C.O. Bigelow toiletries from New York, free wifi throughout the hotel and an in room Nespresso machine for that essential morning coffee.
MTV and I stayed in a Liora Porch room which comes with its own outdoor terrace but the standard rooms have all the same amenities. The terrace did come in handy for sitting outside and tucking into our lollie and ice-cream stash on a typically steamy Singapore night.
Gourmet Chick was invited to stay at Naumi Liora for one night and liked it so much she paid for another night.
Details: Naumi Liora, 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158 (Ph +65 6403 6000)
Damage: Pricey. Rooms start at SGD$380.
Gourmet Travel Tips
- We flew to Singapore from Australia with Qantas using frequent flyer points so the cost was about $400 in taxes only. There are some good deals to Singapore though so look around.
- Taxis are really cheap in Singapore and plentiful plus the underground trains are brilliant.
- We enjoyed exploring the Chinatown area, visiting the spectacular Marina Sands, shopping in Haji Lane and going on Tony Tan’s food walking tour.