HIGHLIGHTS: Marriott Hotel Tang Plaza

We had a wonderful stay at the Marriott Hotel Tang Plaza, located in the upscale district of Orchard, near plenty of mass-produced shopping complexes such as Paragon, Tang Plaza, iON, and 313@Somerset. So many places to check out, eat, shop, and enjoy! Highlights include the huge breakfast spread – ice cream, ready-made noodles & soups, dim sum, and much more, as well as the kind upgrade to a larger room for our honeymoon.


My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.

  • Highlights
  • Lobby
  • Room
  • Hotel Space / Ambiance
  • Food & Drink
  • Fitness
  • Miscellaneous



The car dropped us off at the entrance to the hotel, next to Tang Plaza, so there were plenty of people moving about. We were greeted with a much-needed bottle of water and presented the welcome amenity options and information about the property and lounge. The lobby is huge with plenty of seating, in a wide open atrium. A large Christmas tree adorned the middle of lobby – even though it had just turned Thanksgiving! The check-in had a keypad informing me that I could pay in my home currency rather than SGD – which is always a poor deal especially with the many cards I have that don’t charge a foreign exchange fee.



We were upgraded to a larger King room with a separate desk alcove of sorts. Unfortunately, the elevator up to the floors was slow as hell – even with four, it takes forever to go up or down. The lamp next to the bed was not functional, and it was a pain to turn on and off lights since they’re controlled mainly by three switches next to the bed and bathroom – for all the lights (save the desk one). The room was stuffy and it was difficult to breathe when I woke up, and the pillows were of abysmal quality. I ran into it several times this honeymoon trip, where when you lay on the pillow in flattens into nothing.

They did bring us a congratulatory bottle of wine (which we ended up leaving in the room) as well as a small box of chocolates. I enjoyed the dual sinks and dual showers – bit confusing for me. No tub though!



We saw many families and professionals. It was a lively place, on a busy commercial street. One thing of note was the elevators, with numbers going vertically (as opposed to horizontally as most elevators do). The hotel has thirty floors – including 4 and 13, so none of this superstitious garbage found in the rest of the world.



The lounge serves breakfast, as well as hors d’oeuvres of some sushi, fried chicken, salad, small plates, and the like. Appetizers are between 5:30 and 7:30, with desserts from 7:30 to 9:30, and cocktails made by hotel staff throughout. Food at the lounge was adequate, nothing special. They also only serve Pepsi products, something I have grumbled about before.


We had breakfast on the first floor restaurant, which is served from 7:30 to 11:00am. There was a massive spread and I am grateful I was able to get up in time. From ice cream to dim sum to noodle soups, cold cuts, and more, I enjoyed the selection immensely. Fresh fruits and berries also available, along with cold juices. Titanium status covered it – but $42/person is expensive for a breakfast!


This restaurant also serves buffet lunches and dinners, as well as operates a café facing the lobby during normal hours. Plenty of baked selections to try.



The fitness center was a brief outdoor walk to another part of the hotel, and is quite small for the size of the hotel. One interesting point is that they do not have a water dispenser – only bottles available at room temperature, as well as chilled in a refrigerator. We try to refill our reusable water bottles as much as we can, so having to use a plastic one wasn’t preferred.



Overall I had a pleasant stay – it was fantastic being able to walk to many different shopping complexes, each with a wide array of offerings, within 10-20 minutes. Don’t forget the concierge has a coupon booklet for Tang Plaza – show it with your passport to get discounts off various retailers! We purchased a swath of products for various friends and family as gifts, and left with a delicious Kaya toast.


At nearby mall iON, we feasted at their food court, trying delicious pepper steak – cooked on a sizzling hot stone plate, as well as butter toast and delicious fish ball soup!


The Paragon mall had many offerings as well, such as a crab ramen from a one Michelin star restaurant called Hototogisu Ramen. Unfortunately, it was of terrible quality, and I was sorely disappointed in the food. We also had milk tea at Tiger Sugar – which was just fine. I picked up a Thai Tea McFlurry at a McDonalds dessert stall – which was delicious with crumbled oreo! Definitely wish they had that in the US.


This was the last hotel of our trip – unfortunately. I hope to come back soon! Note that Gojek to Singapore Changi airport cost about $21 with surge. Normal price is ~$15-18 I believe, and Grab was quoting me about $12-$15.  I did enjoy flying out of Singapore Changi and checking out the Jewel complex – with the world’s largest indoor waterfall, and delicious Royal & Assam milk tea at the Alley.



Honeymoon Series

Please make sure to check out the other posts in the Honeymoon Series!


Honeymoon Hotel 1 Review: Conrad Tokyo, Japan
Honeymoon Hotel 2 Review: Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Japan


Honeymoon Hotel 3 Review: St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central, SAR China

Hong Kong

Honeymoon Hotel 4 Review: Conrad Hong Kong 
Honeymoon Hotel 5 Review: Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong & Food Extravaganza! 


Honeymoon Hotel 6 Review: Element by Westin Bali Ubud 
Honeymoon Hotel 7 Review: Conrad Bali & Food Exploration! 


Honeymoon Hotel 8 Review: The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore
Honeymoon Hotel 9 Review: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel


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