Ever wondered about a grand towering block with an iconic roof right next to Wisma Atria? It is Orchard Parksuites a premium serviced suites with amenities and facilities perfect for families. We were invited on a staycation at Orchard Parksuites. Would a serviced apartment be suitable for a family staycation or a temporary housing option? Read on for our review.
Overview of Orchard Parksuites
Orchard Parksuites is one of Far East Organisation’s properties located in Orchard Road. It has 225 units on 26 floors, with hospitality and support services plus facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis courts, steam & sauna room, gymnasium and more.
Apartments types include one-bedroom lofts, spacious penthouses and three-bedroom apartments. At the doorstep of Orchard Parksuites are three malls: ION Orchard, Wisma Atria and Ngee Ann City.
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Location of Orchard Parksuites
Shoppers and foodies will love the location of Orchard Parksuites. Not only is it sited very close to Orchard MRT station, there are plenty of retail plus food and beverage options. One can also quickly settle meals as there are no meal services at the serviced residence.
We had plenty of meal options as a family including cafes and restaurants not found in other parts of Singapore. There were also a variety of options: food court, cafes, mid-tier restaurants, food kiosks and more since we were in the heart of Orchard Road.
Accommodation at Orchard Parksuites
Orchard Parksuites provides a variety of luxurious accommodations of varied sizes. It also welcomes furfriends! We liked how it provides the hospitality of a hotel plus the warmth of home with its cosy and elegantly designed apartments.
Our two-bedroom deluxe apartment had a kitchenette, two bedrooms of which one is ensuite with a bathtub, a dining area, study desks, living room and a play area. This meant every member of the family had their own space and plenty of room for work or play.
As part of the “Your Family Moments” campaign, we received a welcome kit consisting of an activity bag of children, family baking set with matching aprons and baking tools, rainbow stacker game and Playdoh Kitchen Creations. This kept the little hands engaged during the stay with fun and laughter.
The adorable mascots Berry and Peary were very prominent in the children’s bedrooms. The strawberry and pear duo were on customised duvet covers, the activity bags and the aprons. Kids could also cuddle the Berry and Peary plushies.
We had a comfortable stay in the well-appointed apartment, and felt like it was a home away from home.
One advice we have for parents is to remind children to be careful with the curtain blinds, they were difficult to adjust and probably not for the children to tamper with. The other minor issues would be that sockets were the traditional three-pin sockets and could be difficult to access for charging of devices, as well as the location of the laundrette in the basement.
Amenities, Facilities & Recreational Options at Orchard Parksuites
The facilities at Orchard Parksuites would probably be the deal-breaker for many families. Apart from the gorgeous pool, there were tennis courts, Sauna & Steam room and a gymnasium.
We even managed to include piano practice in our schedule by booking a slot for the grand piano in the lobby. Sports and hobbies can still continue should you choose a longer term stay at Orchard Parksuites.
The lobby and pool area had plenty of seating for those looking for an alternative place to rest, read or work. The coffee machine with freshly ground coffee beans is available to use on weekdays too.
The range of facilities was impressive and ideal for active families looking for accommodation in town.
Hospitality & Service at Orchard Parksuites
You might think hotels provide much more than serviced apartments in terms of service. However Orchard Parksuites pairs both hospitality and its serviced suites provision very well. We had issues with the stove and could promptly get a temporary induction hob. The Reception was also helpful and followed up with sending a technician to fix the gas stove.
We were also greeted and welcomed warmly whenever we entered or exited the premises. The hospitality team certainly ensured that the needs of guests are met and that any issues would be addressed quite quickly.
Even though Orchard Parksuites is over three decades old, it was a well-maintained building with lovely landscaped greens and clean environment. This showed that the team had spent much effort with its upkeep despite the age of the building.
We were pleasantly surprised by the team’s gesture of blessings when we received a birthday cupcake box for my younger son’s birthday, accompanied with a handwritten card and a polaroid picture of the family. Indeed, such family moments would be memories to cherish for a long time.
Far East Hospitality’s Your Family Moments’ Campaign
Families looking for family staycation options or even short-term lodging options can consider Far East Hospitality serviced residences. The “Your Family Moments” package includes welcome kits, toys, customised duvets and fun-sized furniture.
Even fur-friends are gifted a welcome kit with herbal pet shampoo, a toy, litter bag and a pet key chain and pen for their paw-rent.
There are eight serviced residences to choose from: Adina Serviced Apartments, Far East Plaza Residences, Oasia Residence Singapore, Orchard Parksuites, Orchard Scotts Residences, Village Residence Hougang, Village Residence Robertson Quay and Village Residence West Coast.
For more details, check out this site.