Find your zen in this bubble of peace and quiet.
Walking into the Oasia Hotel Novena lobby, we were greeted by the earthy, wooden panels lining the high lobby walls. Coupled with the lingering scent of lavender in the air – which we later found out to be the hotel’s signature Uplifting Scent made up of lavender, lemon and black tea infused with coriander and ginger – we felt our bodies immediately being put at ease.
Located right in the centre of the Velocity @ Novena Square and Square 2 malls, this sudden influx of zen is a welcomed surprise amidst the surrounding hustle and bustle. We hadn’t even checked in yet and already, we were feeling our senses being soothed.
Having heard so much about the Club Room and its exclusive Club Lounge privileges, we naturally brought along much anticipation with us on our stay and we were definitely not disappointed.
From the warm smiles of service staff to the free-flow evening cocktails available from 6pm to 8pm daily at The Living Room, it was really the nice little touches that made our stay at Oasia Hotel Novena extra special.
We had certainly found ourselves a hidden gem in the city to relax and unwind in.
Relax and unwind in an earthy wooden enclave.
The first thing we noticed when we stepped into this cosy 25-square-metre room are the huge bay windows with a bay bed. Depending on where your room is facing, you can enjoy either a view of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or The Oasis swimming pool on Level 8. The bay bed has an adjustable back-rest in some of the rooms so go ahead to bring it up and idle your time away on it while enjoying the wonderful view. We sure did!
It is hard to believe, but we also spent copious amounts of time in the bathroom! The rainshower was so soothing, and the audio tuner in the bathroom allows you to keep up with as much Cable TV on the 40” LED TV as you want. The complimentary “Handy” smartphone, that came with a pre-loaded city guide as well as access to free calls and mobile internet, was also a very nice touch. It gave us quick and easy access to what was available in and around the hotel, which was very convenient.
The room above is a corner room, which is just one variation of the Deluxe Room category. Do check out the other variations before you book your stay to pick your favourite one!
When we stepped into our room, we could not resist but collapse onto the queen-sized bed in the middle of the room. The sheets with a superior threadcount and uber plush pillows made us feel like we were sleeping on a nice fluffy marshmallow. With lots of sunlight shining through the huge bay windows and that lovely view, we just had to enjoy a nice cup of coffee made from the in-room automatic espresso machine.
Designed by award-winning Japanese interior designer, Takashi Sugimoto of Super Potato, the Club Rooms come with Nespresso® coffee-making facilities, spacious bathtub with rainshower, 46” LED TV with cable TV channels, complimentary in-room selection of healthy beverages, and premium bath amenities! All Club Room guests have privileged access to The Living Room and its pool on Level 22.
Entering the 50-square-metre Club Suite felt like walking into a penthouse suite in New York City. We could lounge forever in the living room just enjoying the panoramic view of Singapore. Recharge in the bath with a view of the city or just rest in the cosy bedroom with warm cove lighting. Head down to The Living Room on Level 22 for complimentary bites or a swim in the pool exclusive for Club guests.
Refresh, Refuel, Recharge.
Equipped with its own private pool and jacuzzi, you can enjoy these delectables right by the pool! All throughout the day, you can refuel with ice mint and cucumber cooling drinks or barista-served coffee, whichever you prefer.
The jacuzzi is also heated, so you will not have to worry about freezing while taking a dip in the evening. Located on Level 22, Club guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the Singapore city.
The hotel’s main 20-metre lap pool is located on Level 8. There are plenty of deck chairs for you to laze on as well as 2 jacuzzis at either side should you want a massage.
If you’re itching for a workout, the gym is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes as well as weight machines. The best part? It’s open round the clock so you can get a workout any time of the day.
When you are done with your swim or workout, relax in the Sauna, also conveniently located on Level 8.
The Marmalade Pantry has been one of the popular go-to brunch places for locals, so how wonderful it is for the daily breakfasts, room service with a healthy selection, and all-day dining to be from this kitchen! A must-try is their famous cupcakes with award-winning flavours to choose from. In-room dining is available from 11am to 6am.
As if having The Marmalade Pantry at your doorstep is not enough, you can have its yummy signature dishes delivered right to your room!
Bring on the bubbly! Ask for Oasia Hotel’s signature cocktail – it’s really refreshing. It changes every month and this round, you can have “Oasia Zest”.
Save the hassle of elbowing through crowds and avoiding vehicles on the road, ask the front desk where to take the lift down to the underpass.
The hotel is right next to the Velocity @ Novena Square and Square 2 malls and a short 6-minute walk away from the United Square mall. Of course, being directly connected to the Novena MRT station, you have easy access to the Orchard Road (2 train stops away) and Marina Bay areas.
Since 1989, Wee Nam Kee has been a popular haunt for Singaporeans to get their Hainanese Chicken Rice fix. Some say the Wee’s have only refined their tender chicken meat and fragrant rice recipes for almost three decades. On top of the Chicken Rice, there’s also other local Chinese dishes like Baby Kailan and Deep Fried Tofu to choose from.
Udders is famous for its quirky ice-cream flavours like Hazel’s Nuts, Cereal Killer and Tira-Miss-U. But you should really try the local flavours that are only found here — Pulut Hitam, Horlicks Balls and Mao Shan Wang Durian to name a few. A perfect ending to a nice meal!
Velocity @ Novena Square is made up of many small shops, majority of which are selling sporting wear. Keep your eyes peeled as there are really good discounts offered from time to time. You may get lucky and get a real bang for your buck here! If sporting wear is not your poison, you can explore Square 2 which is connected to Velocity @ Novena Square.