Naumi Hotel // Singapore Mini Break

19 June 2014

Last week we headed over to our neighbour Singapore, for a little rest and relaxation break. We checked into the Naumi Hotel, a small luxury boutique that's located in the heart of the city.

Naumi hotel has recently undergone a facelift, and from the moment we checked into our 'Habitat Room' it was very clear that every little details has been thought of; from the chill-out music that greets you when you first enter your room, to the yoga mat tucked away in the drawer under the bed. On the small island of Singapore, space is limited, and hotel rooms are typically quite compact. At Naumi we found our room was actually a reasonable size, and it's been designed in a way to maximise the feeling of space. The decor was light and airy; there's a natural and relaxing feeling evoked by the soft tones of   the walls and headboard, the white marble, the pale wooden flooring, and the floral cutwork light feature by the bed. It felt calm and soothing, something always very welcome after long days on a city break.

On entering our room for the first time, we promptly began checking out all the fun bits and bobs; the 'magic glass' shower (clear glass which becomes frosted at the flip of a switch), the Apple TV, built-in phone chargers, the ingenious pull-out minibar complete with complementary snacks and spirits, and perhaps most importantly (for caffeine addicts like myself anyway) our own Nespresso machine - the complete home away from home experience!

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The bathroom area is contemporary and minimalist, and actually, is not so much a bath room at all - it's open-plan within the room. 

This open-plan layout is an interesting design concept, which helps to save space and keep small rooms from feeling too claustrophopic. I've stayed in several hotels that have similar layouts, but Naumi has probably done it the best. Here the shower and toilet are behind clear glass doors, but at the flip of a switch the glass becomes frosted. Saving you a little dignity. Thank you! The main feature of the bathroom is the sink and vanity area, an illuminated stone island. It casts a lovely warming glow around the bathroom area and it's a unique feature which I hadn't seen in a hotel room before.

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The pull out mini bar is stocked with complimentary snacks, TWG teas, nespresso and spirits.
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I think he could do with a coffee too. The beds are just that comfy though!

One thing I really loved about Naumi Hotel was the branding. Slogans or sayings can be a tricky thing to get right, get it wrong and they look...well...a bit tacky. Naumi has managed to do them the right way, adding a playful and fun touch to their boutique hotel. Many of the amenities around the room had amusing expressions on them. The TV controls were stored in a box that read 'turn me on', the hairdryer in a bag with the words 'blow me', even the corridors were decorated with phrases...



Despite the fabulous, and very well thought out rooms, the true jewel in Naumi Hotel's crown has to be it's rooftop pool. The infinity edged pool is flanked by brightly colored, funky rattan lounge chairs and overlooks the city, all the way across to the business district. It's a view to rival the Marina Bay Sands without the crowds and the big, impersonal hotel feel. There's a small bar that serves cocktails, beers and food. There's music to fit the trendy vibe, upbeat and just the right volume for that party atmosphere without being intrusive.

We grabbed ourselves a cocktail and laid back to take in the incredible view.
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Taking in the incredible view...but, believe it or not, it gets better at night.
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Many aspects of Naumi hotel reminded me of W Hotels. It has a youthful, fun and trendy vibe whilst also managing not to sacrifice on that luxurious feeling we all love in a hotel. The location is also something worth noting, it's located right next to the iconic Raffles hotel and just a block away from City Hall station, so it's a great base from which to explore Singapore. If you're looking for a small boutique hotel in Singapore or are already considering staying at Naumi Hotel, then...

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You won't regret your choice! You can book via the Naumi Hotel website or check out their Facebook page for special offers and some more snaps.

I think that's enough photos for one day! I'll be back soon with a post about what we got up to in Singapore this time.


PS: Leave a comment and let me know... do you you prefer staying in the big hotels or are you more of a boutique hotel fan??


9 comments:

  1. I love hotels, and I love beautiful hotel gardens and environments, especially those that reference the wonderful hotels and gardens of Provence and the Italian countryside: the fountains, the citrus trees in terra cotta planters, and the casual formality of the environments. I am always looking for ways to bring a bit of that magic into my own garden. Well, I recently found an incredible store and online presence: Authentic Provence (http://authenticprovence.com) in West Palm Beach. The finest collection of European garden antiques I have seen in the US: statues, fountains, planters (note especially the classic Caisse de Versailles in every color, and Anduze pottery), terra cotta shields, stone animals, copper pots, garden spouts, etc. They also have beautiful stone fireplaces, re-purposed tiles, and many other specialty items. I felt transported to a unique environment reminiscent of the wonderful hotels and gardens of Europe.

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  2. I love that kind of clear-frosted glass! It's amazing, how does it even work?? On the other hand, I'm not a big fan of frosted class in public toilets, I went to the loos at the Aperol terrace in Milan and I have no idea what that woman was getting up to on the other side of the door but everyone could pretty much see her bent over, naked.
    The swimming pool is incredible, what a great view over the city! I love it xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Life in Italy

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  3. Wow, this looks like an incredible hotel! So many amazing well thought out features and that view is gorgeous! x

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  4. Wow, this looks like an amazing hotel, so many well thought out cool features! And that view of the city is incredible x

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  5. This looks right up my street as I love luxury boutique hotels. Also love Singapore! The roof top pool looked so inviting.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Hugs xoxo
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  6. I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Singapore and after seeing your pictures I want to go even more now!!! The hotel you stayed at looks incredible too. I'm putting a little note in my iphone for when I eventually book up!

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    xxx

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  7. This looks so lovely and chic! Exactly what you want from a hotel :) xx

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  8. It looks like a really great hotel. I like boutiques more than regular hotels to. I will hopefully be going to Singapore next year, maybe I'll stay there. Thank you for reccommending it!

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  9. this hotel looks amazing! Johnny and I have been meaning to plan a getaway to Singapore for ages now, but this just tipped me right over the edge. And they even have Malin + Goetz bath products! Amazing!

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