Staycation @ Rendezvous Hotel – 30th May 2015

As mentioned in one of the previous posts, my house had recently undergone some renovation works, so we took the chance to use the staycation voucher my sister won from YES933.

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The hotel we stayed at was Rendezvous Hotel, just beside School of The Arts, near Bras Basah MRT Station.

The interior of the hotel looked nothing like the pristine, white, and sophisticated outer facade. 11393071_510779685736018_5374844595724288534_n

The hotel had a dark interior, with a purple&black colour scheme. What caught my eye was the unique mask chairs (picture above)! They look so artsy, yet dark and mysterious and they really add on to the whole ambience in the hotel. However, they are not as comfortable to sit on as they look ><.

Here’s the drink lounge —

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Other views of the hotel —

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There’s a cool pillar thingy that changes colour every now and then —

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At first it’s purple

Then it’s blue!

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There’s also a cool figurine made up of porcelain fragments!

As we could only check in after 2pm, we decided to walk around. With my mom and sis, we went to Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum. Those two museums are my favorite places to visit, free-of-charge, and educational. I love seeing the art exhibitions and just immersing myself into an artsy world. I thought it’d be quite troublesome to bring my mom along (lol…. it’s because she doesn’t appreciate art and she says things without consideration for the artists!) but the trip turned out to be quite fun!

After our museum visits, we had lunch at Saizeriya before returning back to the hotel.

Here’s a look into the hotel room we got —

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Nothing much although it was branded as a Deluxe room.

We left our belongings in the room and went around the hotel to take a look at their facilities. Nothing much actually. There was a small gym with a small pool in front, so we kinda spent an hour in the gym.

After gym-ing, we had tea at BaoJinTian, a dianxin restaurant. Nothing tastes better than food after exercising!11289414_510779235736063_3642042261204305072_o

This is the restaurant’s specialty – Liu Sha Bao.

It wasn’t as nice as what the dish description said, the fillings didn’t exactly “explode” out.

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Mango Prawn Roll — this was pretty nice, there were small bits of mango in the roll and the prawn was juicy and succulent. But it was a little too oily, I would say.

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Seafood Claypot porridge — The porridge was quite bland, which feels quite “healthy” (not as sinful as the oily deep fried prawn rolls). The price for this dish was kinda expensive, if I didn’t remember wrongly, it was about $8 for this small pot. Really SMALL. But I guess the price of this dish was due to the ingredients in the porridge. There were scallops, squids, fish maw and fish meat in it.

Overall I would say that my mom enjoyed it, but since I’m not a fan of dianxin, I only liked the bao and the prawn rolls.

So we went back to the hotel to shower and then we went to Plaza Sing to shop for a while before meeting Daddy for his dinner.

That night I slept on the couch in the room. Um, actually I was wide-awake throughout the night. The couch was more like an armchair. My neck and back were aching all over, and the aircon thermostat was set at 16degC. I was literally frozen till I couldn’t feel my toes. I didn’t know that the temperature was THAT low until my sis told me the morning after. Dad, Mom and Sis shared a bed. Mom initially wanted to sleep on the couch, but of course I couldn’t let her. It turned out to be the longest and coldest night ever and I was so glad morning came eventually, after what seemed like a REAL eternity.

The next morning, I had breakfast with my sis in the hotel while my parents went out for theirs (we only had 2 breakfast coupons).

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It was a buffet breakfast, but I’m not quite a breakfast person, so I ended up forcing myself to eat. I’m not sure if service at Rendezvous Hotel’s restaurant is usually this bad, but when my sis and I entered the restaurant, we weren’t served. We were ushered to a table without a fresh jug of milk and missing mugs. I even had to ask one of the waiters for a mug so that I could get coffee, and she just took one from a random table. (But after we had our breakfast, a group of foreigners came in, and the waitress greeted them, asked them if they wanted coffee or tea and she made a cup for them. Did she look down on us or what? Why was there a double standard in service?)

Anyway, this was what I ate. The cheese stick looked nice but it tasted so tasteless and hard I had problems eating the entire stick. The hashbrowns were so crispy!! I LOVE THEM! I also ate a small potato and a baby carrot, a few pieces of ham, bacon (the bacon was so salty and hard… like overcooked), OVERLY greasy fried egg, and french toast.

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Some leafy vegetables (because I’m a healthy kid), I love tomatoes~~~ and a sausage.

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Some fruits to finish off my breakfast~

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Here’s a random photo of my dad lepaking at the hotel lobby :D

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Mom and Daddy headed back home first to clean up the mess in the house, so my sis and I remained in the hotel room to shower and then pack up. My parents told us to shop around first while they clean the house because my sis is kinda allergic to the paint and I’m always sneezing. So both of us went to Nex, where we ate crepes and had this really good dessert — Mango Pomelo Sago!

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The mango puree was VERY rich and the pomelo saps gave tiny spurts of pomelo juice in my mouth LOL. Anyway it was damn shiok. But after a while you kinda get sick of it because it’s so rich.

Yep~ so that sums up our veryyyy short staycation at Rendezvous Hotel ~ and now my room is painted very nicely! My parents said my room’s colour looks great (of course lah, I choose one… *flips hair*) while they said that my sister’s room looks too dark with the purple and pink walls. I love the purple actually. But not the pink.

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