As far as hotels go... what would you consider a good hotel? One that has decent business facilities? Or an infinity pool? Or good food?
Depending on your needs as a traveller, you might want all three or maybe even more. For business travellers, functionality and practicality take precedence over other factors.
When we went to M Hotel for our staycation, we went as a group of friends hoping to enjoy our public holiday in a nice hotel and that's exactly what we did.
We arrived at about noon on the public holiday, just in time to check in and enjoy lunch.
Checking in at the concierge was a joyful experience and one that we had not experienced at many other hotels. MTree Hotel, being as new as it is (they just did their soft launch earlier this year in March), adopts technology into their check-in system. This is both eco-friendly (less printing of papers with e-receipts and vouchers) and more efficient.
After a swift check in, our bags were brought up to the rooms by the concierge service while we enjoyed a simple lunch at the cafe.
This cafe is open to both hotel guests as well as the general public.
The cafe serves a mix of Western as well as Asian dishes to suit an international palate. Muslim travellers will be happy to know that the restaurant only uses halal produce as the chefs are Muslim too.
Al fresco dining is possible here. Hotel guests enjoy their breakfasts at the cafe, a la carte style. Overall, though it is largely considered to be a business hotel, the cafe gives off a casual vibe but it is still quiet enough to hold meetings at if necessary.
After our lunch, we made our way up to the rooftop garden and infinity pool. It's a great spot to chill out with friends if you're here for a staycation like we were. Towels are provided upon request.
We finally went to our room, hoping to catch some midday shuteye - which is totally possible because of the blackout curtains (one of my favourite things about hotels). We were given the family suite, which sleeps up to four with 3 beds - a king and two twin sized beds.
Our other friends got the junior suite which has a king sized bed as well as a cosy little living area.
Our other friends bunked in a standard room with two single beds.
If it's anything I have to sing praises about, it's the overall cleanliness of the hotel and the service standards. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we need. It is also incredibly quiet here, making the whole experience one that is pleasant and relaxing.