Good location in Katong! Otherwise, standard
Posted Aug 17, 2016
The Roxy is situated in Katong, which is great to access the surrounding areas (obviously). The most intriguing thing is the name Roxy itself. Where does it come from? Well, according to the online Oxford Dictionary, roxy is an attributive noun "Designating a person or thing connected with the Roxy theatre opened in New York in 1927 by Samuel Rothafel".
I asked the staff what they knew about the Roxy theatre, circa 1927, but i only drew blank stares, probably because the staff themselves were born circa 1985 and earlier and all from South-East to East Asia region, it seemed. Anyhoo, the facilities are standard, bordering on old. Actually, they are old. My bar fridge made a miserable *clack clack clack* all night long. I could sleep, only because the humidity throughout the day sapped any and all resistance. Later!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 18, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for the review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed Singapore's vibrant and historic Katong district! We hope to see you again very soon.
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy