And it is giving good value to visitors seeking to take in the city sights without sky-high prices.
And with one of the complimentary drinks in hand from the Urbana Rooftop Bar, the highest point of the Courtyard By Marriott Singapore Novena is a great spot at which to both recover from a potentially significant flight and get your bearings.
This lies on a major road and includes one of three shopping malls in the district and an underground line of the efficient Singapore MRT metro service.
In fact, it is close enough to Novena station that the public transport network represents a time – if the traffic is on the busy side – and cost efficient alternative to grabbing a cab from Changi International Airport.
The terminals lie right across the other side of the city, but are just 25 minutes away if you get your transport choice and timings right.
More of those informative and inspiring good views can be experienced from bedrooms that, while not huge, offer floor to ceiling windows for great light and a sense of space.
Like many newer city centre hotels, square metres are at a premium - but our high floor Deluxe Greenery Room packed a lot in, including seating with a table and workspace, room for our luggage and a compact bathroom.
And - perhaps most importantly - a sumptuous king-size bed from which you can watch the city lights twinkle around the nearby nature reserve.
Breakfast offers another perspective on the surrounding skyline, as well as more examples of the stylish design poured into this four-star property.
With medical tourism on the rise in Singapore, proximity to a premier hospital and medical centres is key for some guests opting for the Courtyard.
But as a traveller returning to the city after 20 years, and a three-week journey through Indonesia, I was seeking a blend of comfort, convenience and style, which is also offers is spades.
For those wanting to discover more about Singapore’s social and historical past, the Courtyard is also a good starting point from which to join the Balestier Heritage Trail.
This, in turn, is well situated for the bay’s evening light show, flanked by prime shopping and F&B opportunities along Marina Boulevard.
From here you can walk via the ground-breaking Helix Bridge, or bus, cab or metro it to other celebrated areas such as the again relocated Merlion fountain, and the recently refurbished and re-opened Raffles Hotel for that trademark, if pricy, Singapore Sling.
The shops of Orchard Road can keep your wallet busy, as can the nightlife of Clarke Quay, which mixes historical architecture at the mouth of the Singapore River with trendy bars and diners.
Boat Quay is also well known for its array of feeding and drinking opportunities and arguably presents a contrasting blend of preserved architecture set against the globally familiar financial towers of Singapore’s modern skyline.
Given the time, you could also check out the Botanic Gardens, Singapore Zoo, the Singapore Flyer ferris wheel, Jurong Bird Park or Sentosa – the Singapore island destination made famous by the Trump/Kim Jong Un summit.
The rest of the time it is better enjoyed for its Universal Studios theme park and lively Palawan Beach. You can reach Sentosa by cable car and monorail as well as road and pedestrian bridges.
If you only do one of the latter, check your timings and head for the five-storey Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
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