“Lloyd’s Inn provides a level of intimacy with it’s spacious and light filled rooms & minimalist style. Definitely a unique experience”
Pulling up to Lloyd’s Inn (click here) in the taxi, my immediate reaction was ‘what have I got myself into’. The hotel does not offer much to the outside world. It looks more like a decommissioned army bunker with it’s big grey walls and its black steel stoppers at the top. Nevertheless, as we waked through its unassuming door (a door so plain that unless you were specifically looking for it, it would literally disappear into the wall), I could not have been more pleasantly shocked.
From the instant we walked in, a calming feeling overwhelms your senses. Walking to the lobby on the second floor, the space opens up and you overlook an immaculate tranquil garden area. A subtle breeze was blowing and all of the outside noise just disappeared.
We were fortunate enough to stay in the Sky Room, which boasts a gorgeous outdoor bathtub and a semi outdoor bathroom. The room itself was quite large, with a queen bed, study nook and open wardrobe. Taking a minimalist approach, our room was furnished with only the essentials. The interior had exposed concrete and timber finish throughout and had a gorgeous sun drenched feel from the open air shower.
While feeling extremely secluded in our room, the walls however, weren’t quite as soundproof as you would think and with me being a light sleeper, I did wake up a couple times late at night when the neighbours came home.
Food & Beverage:
While Lloyd’s Inn doesn’t have any food service, they have teamed up with some local cafes to offer breakfast. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the time to eat at one of these.
Pool & Gym:
Stepping out of our room you are immediately enclosed in the hotel’s monochromatic style. The exposed concrete finish runs throughout the entire hotel with only snippets of greenery to break up the long white calming corridors that make a bee-line to the north side of the hotel which bursts into a lush tropical ‘garden deck’.
You can relax in the pool or on the sun beds while admiring the hotel’s raw architecture and tranquil gardens from afar. If you are looking to cool off from Singapore’s humidity & heat, the pool is more of a ‘dipping’ pool, which is reasonably shallow, so not for diving and laps!
- Beautiful design
- Great location
- 34 rooms making for an intimate stay
- Light filled
- Outdoor bath
- As this is a boutique hotel, there were not too many amenities
- Not sound proof walls (thanks to the extremely loud snorer next door)
- Poor wifi in rooms
We enjoyed our stay at Lloyd’s Inn. Inside the hotel was very relaxing and it is located within a stones throw to Orchard Road and it’s many cafes if you are after some hustle and bustle.