Micro hotel chain Yotel has landed in Singapore's shiny new Jewel Changi Airport with its first Asian airport hotel. Rachel AJ Lee pops in for an overnight stay at its latest Yotelair outpost.
The sister property of Yotel Singapore is situated on Level 4 of Jewel Changi Airport, the newest lifestyle destination in Singapore. YotelAir is easily-accessible and linked to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and a short bus ride away from Terminal 4.
YotelAir Singapore Changi Airport offers 130 cabins, most of which are classified under Premium Queen Cabins. These are ideal for couples, couples with a young child, or solo business travellers. Out of the 130, there are also four Family Cabins that can sleep up to four people, as well as two cabins for guests with accessibility requirements.
I stayed overnight in a 10m2 Premium Queen Cabin, which had an en-suite bathroom with rainshower, a flatscreen TV, a small pull-out workstation, and free, speedy Wi-Fi.
The best part of the cabin was the gel memory foam mattress, allowing me to sleep well and wake up feeling recharged the following day. A note to travellers, please remember to set your alarms, as all of YotelAir’s cabins do not have windows, making it difficult to tell the time of day.
I liked having multiple power points, two of which are USB-only, to keep my gadgets juiced up. The small space was also optimised, where the table and chair folded away neatly. However, once the table is open, the toilet cannot be accessed until the table is folded away. I’m also glad I didn’t feel squashed in the square-sized rainshower.
There is a small space to stow luggage beneath the bed, but travellers with more than one large suitcase or two medium-sized suitcases would have almost no space to move about.
Komyuniti is the 68-seater multifunctional space where travellers can relax with a book, get some work done, and grab a free cup of coffee or tea and snack. A small a la carte menu is also available (chargeable). Open 24/7, Komyuniti faces Jewel Changi Airport’s centrepiece – the HSBC Rain Vortex, a 40m-tall indoor waterfall.
I liked that at YotelAir’s doorstep were more than 80 F&B options – out of Jewel’s over 280 units – for me to choose from, some of which were open until the wee hours of the morning.
There are three private shower cabins available for travellers who do not require a bed or have lounge access, as well as a 24/7 gym.
I only had to interact once with a staff member, when waiting for him to verify my particulars at check-in.
A fantastic option for business travellers who have short turnaround times in Singapore, as well as cramped economy passengers with long layovers and would love to take rest in an actual, comfortable bed. It’s also great for a family of four with young children, as the more spacious family rooms will give them a quiet space to recharge before their next flight.
No. of rooms 130
Rates Prices start from S$80 (US$59) for four hours and S$25 every subsequent two hours, with flexible check-in and check-out options. Overnight stays start from S$140 per night (until July 31), after which it’ll be S$180 per night. Shower cabin and gym access starts from S$20++ per person per hour, and the hotel is currently looking at the feasibility of another package at S$40++ per person which includes shower cabin, gym access and all day snacks for three hours.
Tel: (65) 6407 7888