January 11, 2017

JEN Singapore Tanglin



JEN Singapore Tanglin is a premium hotel located in the verdant district of Tanglin. The hotel is surrounded by government offices, high-end condominiums, and offices. Some of the best dining and shopping spots of the city are located in Tanglin while Orchard Road is just a short 10 minutes walk from the hotel.



It was my first time visiting Singapore and I chose JEN Singapore Tanglin for its strategic location and world-class hospitality. As a property managed by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, JEN Singapore Tanglin did deliver the Shangri-La level of service I am familiar with.



Checking-in was hassle-free, especially because the hotel already has my personal details on record as a Shangri-La Golden Circle Member. After handing my passport, I was asked to electronically sign the guest registration form and the electronic key cards were issued to me in no time.




Golden Circle Benefits
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Golden Circle members are accorded with the following benefits during their stay at JEN Singapore Tanglin. These benefits are extended to one registered companion staying with the Golden Circle member.

Gold Members
  • welcome amenity of fresh fruits

Jade Members
  • three choices of welcome amenities
  • early check-in at 11:00am (subject to room availability)
  • late check-out until 4:00pm (subject to room availability)
  • upgrade to the next best room category (if the reserved room type is not available upon check-in)
  • complimentary daily breakfast buffet at J65 Restaurant

Diamond Members
  • three choices of welcome amenities plus fresh fruits
  • early check-in at 8:00am (subject to room availability)
  • late check-out until 6:00pm (subject to room availability)
  • upgrade to the next best room category (if the reserved room type is not available upon check-in)
  • complimentary access to the Club Lounge
  • complimentary daily breakfast available in two venues:




Guestrooms & Suites


JEN Singapore Tanglin has a total of 565 newly renovated guestrooms and suites. Guests can choose from various room categories with living space ranging from 25sqm to 75sqm.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Club Lounge
Access
Superior Room 25 King or Twin no
Deluxe Room ► 25 King or Twin no
Club Room 25 King or Twin yes
Executive Suite 50 King yes
Deluxe Suite 63 King yes
Premier Suite 75 King yes




Deluxe Room


The Deluxe Room is the higher of the two guestroom categories of JEN Singapore Tanglin. The room is located on the higher floors of the hotel, offering unobstructed and panoramic view of the city. Read more ►



Club Lounge


Guests staying in Club Rooms or Suites, as well as Golden Circle Diamond members, enjoy a host of exclusive and complimentary benefits at the Club Lounge. Located on the 17th floor, the Club Lounge is open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm and is accessible 24-hours using your key card. Read more ►



Restaurants & Bars


Singapore is one of the top dining destinations in South East Asia, and here at JEN Singapore Tanglin, guests can enjoy experience the culinary wonders of Singapore at any of the hotel's four dining outlets.

Dining Outlet Offering
J65 Restaurant ► all-day dining, international buffet, a la carte dining
Jen's Kitchen On-the-Go ► pastries, cakes, sandwiches, coffee, afternoon tea
Ah Hoi's Kitchen restaurant serving classic Singaporean cuisine
Rumpoles Bar poolside bar serving snacks, juices, and cocktails




J65 Restaurant


J65 Restaurant is the all-day dining restaurant of JEN Singapore Tanglin. It serves Singaporean, Pan-Asian and Western dishes in a buffet or a la carte setting. J65 Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both checked-in guests and walk-in guests are welcome to dine. Read more ►



Breakfast Venues


Whether you are in Singapore for business, leisure or just spending the weekend at the hotel for a staycation, you can choose on how you want to begin your day depending on your schedule or dietary plans:

  • Breakfast Buffet at J65 - The buffet features a wide selection of breakfast items including Asian and Western choices, as well as some of the classic Singaporean breakfast dishes such as laksa, nasi lemak, mee goreng and roti prata. Don't forget to order teh tarik. read more ►
  • Semi-Buffet Breakfast at the Club Lounge - The buffet spread includes continental items as well as selected Asian and Western hot dishes. Guests can also a la minute egg dishes. Free-flowing brewed coffee, espresso-based beverages, tea, and juices are also included. read more ►

Guests staying in Club Rooms or Suites, as well as Golden Circle Diamond Members, can choose to dine for breakfast either at J65 Restaurant or at the Club Lounge.




Fitness & Wellness Facilities


Check-in guests at JEN Singapore Tanglin enjoy complimentary access to the hotel's Fitness Center featuring a gym fully-equipped with state-of-the art cardio machines and weight training machines and free weights. The gym is open 24-hours daily Guests also enjoy access to the open-air swimming pool, a great venue to escape the humid weather of Singapore.



Singapore is one of the bike-friendly cities of Asia,  and to support this cycling lifestyle, JEN Singapore Tanglin provides checked-in guests with complimentary use of their bikes. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Singapore Botanic Gardens is reacheable through a leisurely walk or by cycling. After a day or exploring the city, guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at Essence Vale Spa.



Earn & Redeem Golden Circle Points


Golden Circle (GC) members can earn GC Award Points from hotel stays, restaurant dining, and CHI The Spa treatments. The higher your Golden Circle tier, the more GC Award Points you earn.

Earn GC Award Points Gold
Member
Jade
Member
Diamond
Member
GC Award Point(s) earned per eligible
USD1.00 spend
1 1.25 1.50

GC Award Points can then be used to redeem for free nights on your next stay at any Shangri-La hotel or resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel, or JEN hotel around the world. GC Award Points can also be used to upgrade your standard room to a Horizon/Club Room or Executive Suite.

JEN Singapore Tanglin
Collection C
GC Award Points
to Redeem One Night
GC Award Points
to Upgrade
Superior Room 3,500 - - -
Deluxe Room 3,500 - - -
Club Room 5,000 1,500
Executive Suite 7,000 2,500

Updated as of April 01, 2021



Location & Transportation


JEN Singapore Tanglin is located some 22 kilometers from Changi Airport, the main international gateway to Singapore. The hotel is located along Cuscaden Road, a quiet area in Tanglin district lined with towering trees and residential condominiums.

  • International Flights - Changi Airport is one of the major aviation hub in Asia and has direct flights coming from major cities in South East Asia, Asia-Pacific, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Europe and North America.
  • Airport Transfer -  The fastest and most convenient way to get to hotel from the airport is by booking the hotel's limousine service. Rates start at SGD90.00 per way. Another option is to book a GrabCar using the Grab mobile application, the biggest ride sharing application in South East Asia. At the airport's arrival area, just connect to free WiFi service and booked your ride to the hotel. My fare was around SGD22.00. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport. Taxi fare is around SGD23.00.
  • Moving Around - the most convenient way to move around Singapore is by using Grab. Grab drivers in Singapore are generally nice and hospitable to tourists.




Attractions in Singapore


The Jens Heart Map located next to the elevator lobby is one of your best sources of tips and recommendations for things to see and taste in Singapore. This wall map is a unique concept developed by JEN Singapore Tanglin which allows guests to share personal experiences and recommendations when exploring Singapore. Here is my simple itinerary during my weekend trip to Singapore:



From JEN Singapore Tanglin, I booked a GrabCar going to 328 Katong Laksa, a hole-in-the-wall Located along East Coast Road in the area of Katong residential area. I ordered a small serving of Laksa (SGD5.00), one serving of Otah (SGD1.30) and Fresh Lime Juice (SGD1.80). Having my first taste of authentic Singaporean laksa was a very memorable experience for me.



From 328 Katong Laksa, I walked all the way to Koon Seng Road in the Geylang area. There I saw a row of Peranakan Houses that gave me a glimpse of Singapore heritage. I find it admirable that Singaporeans were able to preserve their ancestral houses which now serve as windows to the past for the present generation.



From Geylang, I booked a GrabCar ride going to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple located in the Chinatown district. This imposing structure houses a temple and a museum, and is a popular destination for tourists. The place is well maintained and entrance is free of charge.



From the temple, I crossed the road towards the Maxwell Food Center to try out the Chicken Rice (SGD5.00) at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice. From Maxwell, I walked back to Chinatown for some souvenir shopping.



From Chinatown, I booked my ride going to Orchard Road for some more shopping. I visited Paragon Shopping Center to buy phone accessories, and I also checked-out some of the boutiques at ION Orchard to shop for colognes. Before heading back to the hotel, I had dinner at Putien, a Michelin starred restaurant at ION Orchard serving authentic Chinese cuisine from the Fujian Province.




JEN Singapore Tanglin
1A Cuscaden Road, 249716, Singapore
Contact: +65 6738-2222
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