Missing Our Stay with Jen

We just got home and already missing Jen, she has been the most wonderful host so far since our little family started checking out different options in Singapore to get away for a couple of days. Jen is sexy, chic and oh-so-comfy, and she's got some awesome X-factors too! Jen is also giving special treat to her guests who check-in with her from now till end July for her special Jen's City Adventure (booking to be done by 30 June 2015).

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]The survival kit and river cruise tickets for those who stays with Jen's City Adventure The survival kit and river cruise tickets for those who stays with Jen's City Adventure, package also comes with breakfast for 2 and late check-out at 4.00pm.[/caption]

Hotel Jen OrchardGateway was home to our family for two days and in Ayra's words "I want to stay at this new house!" And she kept asking to be showered, either that or she would ask to go swim in the pool at Level 19. I must say, both Ayra and Zara had the most fun during our family staycation at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway.

Thanks to the nice folks at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway, we were hosted in Jen's most awesome Panorama Club Room on the 15th floor. We were all in awed the moment we stepped into the room, a corner unit with full-length L-shaped windows overlooking Orchard Road. The girls kept jumping around and going "Wow! Wow! Wow!". I could only smile in glee, seeing both of them so happy made my day.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Room 15-10, the Panorama Club Room with extra bed at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Room 15-10, the Panorama Club Room with extra bed[/caption]

And have I told you about their bathroom?? How huge a bathroom does one need in the hotel? The Panorama Club Room gives you a whooping three meter long mirror and there's even a IPTV embedded in the centre of the mirror! The girls spent the most time in the toilet, soaking themselves in the bathtub until all their feet and fingers turned prune-liked.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Spacious and welcoming bath room at the Panorama Club Room of Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Spacious and welcoming bath room at the Panorama Club Room[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="534"]View of the bathroom from the bathtub View of the bathroom from the bathtub[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Watch movie or listen to some music while soaking in the bathtub with IPTV inbuilt in the bathroom. Watch movie or listen to some music while soaking in the bathtub with IPTV inbuilt in the bathroom.[/caption]

This was the other reason why the girls could stay in the tub for so long, they were watching Winnie The Pooh on Disney Channel while splashing in the bath. While mummy sits at a corner to watch over them.

The Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Club Lounge Experience

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="534"]Reception at the Club Lounge on Level 19 Reception at the Club Lounge on Level 19[/caption]

Our hotel experience started from Level 19 at the Club Lounge where Jen's team assisted with our check-in while we enjoy a glass of juice by the window overlooking the street of Orchard.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Very spacious Club Lounge with awesome view and facilities at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Very spacious Club Lounge with awesome view and facilities. One of the best we've experienced so far.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Mac station with printing facility at the Club Lounge Mac station with printing facility at the Club Lounge[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] We spent some good time lounging and enjoying cocktail at the other side of the Club Lounge during our stay.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The girls enjoyed lounging at the Club Lounge too, with all the apples and bananas they want.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Some of the selection available for our evening cocktail at the Club Lounge Some of the selection available for our evening cocktail at the Club Lounge[/caption]

Besides savoury finger food, there were cheese platter, sashimi, salad, fruits, cookies, cakes and free flow drinks and alcohol.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Desserts at the Club Lounge Desserts at the Club Lounge[/caption]

If we do return to visit Jen again, I must remember to bring along my iPad so I can indulge in the huge collection of magazines available for download on Press Reader with compliments from Jen. A great way to just chill and read while lounging at Level 19. Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the hotel and as long as you are connected to their Wifi, you can download and read any available papers and magazines on Press Reader app. This is one of the many Jen's sexy X-factor. Oh and if you need to charge your mobile or tablet, there are charging boxes placed around the hotel for guests to use so you get to always stay connected without worrying you'll run out of power juice.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Charging boxes like this can be found around the hotel. Very thoughtful Jen! Charging boxes like this can be found around the hotel. Very thoughtful Jen![/caption]

Have a Dip at BayWatch @Jen

On the same level of the Club Lounge, Jen has got her very own BayWatch with pool, kids pool and jacuzzi pool purposely decked out with view overlooking Somerset and the bay area. You can view the Marina Bay Sands from here and catch the nightly laser show too.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]BayWatch @ Jen BayWatch @ Jen[/caption]

I personally love the comfy beanbags and lounge bed along the pool. We managed to park ourselves at one of the lounge bed after dinner and caught the laser show while enjoying the cool breeze that evening. The hub approves and mentioned booking another stay with Jen for just the two of us. •Coughs•My birthday in July•Coughs•

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Lounge at the pool at BayWatch @ Jen Lounge at the pool at BayWatch @ Jen[/caption]

The adult pool was quite packed when we were there but we had the kids pool all to ourselves! There was a corner table and two chairs right next to the pool, so this corner was where we spent our late afternoon on our first day. Zara was keeping herself occupied climbing up and down the steps while Ayra was having her own pretend play with floats and her imagination. >.<

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Pool + Cookies + Floats = Plenty of Fun for the kids Pool + Cookies + Floats = Plenty of Fun for the kids[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Night view of BayWatch @ Jen Night view of BayWatch @ Jen[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Laser show from Marina Bay Sands Hotel Laser show from Marina Bay Sands Hotel[/caption]

Breakfast Time at Makan@Jen

You know how kids just know what to do at the right time? On usual school days, the would hate to get themselves out of bed, but when its time to wake up for fun time (and awesome breakfast), they got up super early on their own! Why can't they do the same every single day so Mummy me can send them both to school in time for lesson?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Makan@Jen at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Makan@Jen at Hotel Jen OrchardGateway[/caption]

Breakfast at Makan@Jen was delightful, with a good spread of food. There were indian selection, chinese, western, noodles, dim sum, huge selection of cereals, yogurt, pastries, salad, cheese, cold cuts and ice cream! Yes! Who say ice cream is not for breakfast?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]And they've got some yummy condiments for your ice cream too! And Jen has got some yummy condiments for your ice cream too![/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] "Oops! I'm Busy! Enjoying my breakfast at Makan@Jen." - Ayra[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="601"] And this girl picks up all the funny antics from her sister![/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Hearty breakfast for the husband (this was his nth round that morning) Hearty breakfast for the husband (this was his final round that morning)[/caption]

Other Jen's X-Factors Worth a Mention

For those who missed breakfast time at Makan@Jen, guests can get their breakfast fix from On The Go, opposite the main reception at Level 10. Each guest can get pastries, fruit cup and drink. There's self-help water too for those who need a quick sip before heading out.

For the adventurous, guests can borrow these bamboo bicycles to explore the city. Not sure if Jen charges a fee for this service, please do enquire at the front desk at the main lobby at level 1 for more details.

For all guests, there are two Mac available at level 10, each with their own quiet work space. Printing is available too at a nominal fee, collectible from the reception.

For those with too many luggage for check-in/ check-out, there are trolleys around the hotel lift lobby available for guests to wheel around. I love how these look with bright colours and huge wheels. Almost like a stroller but without the seats.

Instead of filling up your in-room mini bar with drinks, Jen has got vending machines from Level 14 to 18 of the hotel. These vending machines are pretty well stocked with variety of products. You'll find not just food and drinks, but Panadol, condoms and cutleries too.

So what's inside the in-room mini bar? There's the complimentary bottled water and a cup of cut fruits, which all of us gobbled it up soon after we entered our room.

And finally, with the central location of Hotel Jen OrchardGateway, there are so many shopping, dining and entertainment right at the doorstep of the hotel. A great hotel not just for tourists and business travellers, but also for locals who want to indulge in some relaxing time with the love one or for those who wants to get tons of shopping done in town and club till the wee hours and chill after with friends at the hotel.

Even little Zara was busy checking out what's in store at OrchardGateway!

Thank you Jen for this amazing getaway for our family and we look forward to more Jen's adventure with you soon.

Still unable to decide if Jen is the one for your next staycation? Hop over to The Shutter Whale's experience to read more.

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Disclaimer: The hotel stay and experience was provided by Hotel Jen OrchardGateway for the purpose of this review and post. All opinions and photos are our own.