Nestled in the heart of the city is Marriott International’s latest luxurious offering in Singapore – the recently opened Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena. A heartbeat away from the upcoming Health City Novena, one of Singapore’s premier medical districts with some of the best hospitals and healthcare facilities available, guests of the Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena will also find that many of the city’s top highlights and sightseeing destinations are all easily within reach. Join us on our staycation experience at this brand new hotel!
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – Location, Location, Location
From the hotel, it is easy to get to anywhere you desire. Attractions nearby include the world-class Orchard Road shopping district, the increasingly gentrified Balestier district with its quaint mix of modern shopping malls and old-fashioned shophouses, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Best of all, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is sited right on top of Novena MRT Station, giving you convenient access to all corners of the island via the extended subway network.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – The Staycation Experience Begins
As we wait for our room to be prepared, we check out the other facilities, like the compact lobby bar conveniently located right next to reception, where waiting guests can have a coffee or a drink, as well as some light snacks. There’s also a business centre for all your important meetings that can host up to 45 guests.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – The Rooms
The rooms themselves – the hotel has 250 in total – are stylish and elegant, done up in a contemporary and modern style fitting for the Marriott brand.
The room we stayed in offered all the amenities you would expect from a good-quality business hotel, including luxurious Serta mattresses and beddings, a large 49” flatscreen TV with cable, a personal safe, USB wall outlets to charge your electronic devices, coffee and tea facilities, WiFi access (chargeable separately), and more.
But the highlight of the room had to be the view. With full-length bay windows complete with comfortable sofa seating offering an amazing panoramic view of the city, one could be forgiven for wanting to spend hours just sitting by the window, gazing out and admiring the view.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – Infinity Pool & Gym
Unfortunately, we can’t just sit around and stare out the window, because there’s so much more to do! Making our way up to the top floor on level 33, we decide to get active and check out the other facilities on offer, like the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool.
Stretching out for over 20 metres in length, the infinity pool offers an even better view of the hotel’s surroundings, including the lush greenery of the nearby Central Catchment Reserve and MacRitchie Reservoir. With a bit of imagination, you could quite easily imagine yourself nestled away in some tropical island resort, and not in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world! If you’re up for a quick workout, level 33 is also where you can find the fitness centre, which offers a variety of cardiovascular training equipment as well as free weights for strength training.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – Dining On SKY22
Time passes really fast, however, and soon it’s time for dinner. Heading back down to SKY22, we opted for the buffet dinner ($48++ per person, $38++ per person for lunch buffet), and are greeted with a delicious spread of local and international fare, including cold cuts and cheeses, chicken curry, beef stew, pizzas, desserts and more.
SKY22 also offers a range of signature dishes that take inspiration from Singapore cuisine, including Blue Swimmer Crab Popiah ($10), Singapore Chili Crab Pizza ($26), SKY22 Tiger Prawn Laksa Lemak ($24), and SKY22 Bubur Cha-Cha Cup ($12).
And for those watching the calories a little more closely, SKY22 also offers a healthier B.Y.O.B (Build Your Own Bowl) concept which allows you to create a personalized healthy bowl of salad, vegetables, cold cuts and a selection of house dressings to suit your exact tastes.
After a sumptuous dinner and way too much dessert, how better to cap off the night than to go back to level 33 and check out the highest bar in the Novena district, Urbana? With nightfall having descended and the lights of the city twinkling in the distance, the rooftop bar and pool are completely transformed, offering a relaxing atmosphere to chill the night away with some of their signature drinks like the Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger beer, lime wedge) and the Watermelon Man (vodka, watermelon liquor, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and grenadine).
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena – Book Your Stay
Whether you’re a medical tourist, travelling on business or leisure, or just looking for a good place for a staycation, the Courtyard Marriott Singapore Novena is a great choice for your next visit to Singapore.
Address: 99 Irrawaddy Road, Novena, Singapore 329568 | Telephone: (65) 6250 0303 | Email: [email protected] | Website: www.courtyardsingapore.com | Facebook: @courtyardsingapore | Instagram: @courtyardsingapore