Local Heart, Global Soul

January 16, 2012

Understanding What Traveller’s REALLY Want…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

FINALLY, a hotel that “gets” what there travelling guests really want.

During the refurbishment of the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Hotel they have added a guest laundry room.

Hurrah!!! For a family on the move, we try hard to pack light but anyone who’s travelled with kids will know just how hard this actually is to do in practice, especially when travelling between a northern hemisphere winter and a southern hemisphere summer.

Any parent of a six year old boy also understands very well that at some moments there are never enough clean clothes, no matter how many you have already packed.

I also hate to death those stupid laundry lists that you find in the folders in the hotel room bureau’s that give you the privilege of laundering a single pair of knickers for $4.00  and charge per item that you mark off one the list.

Surely this must be the most expensive and stupid method on the planet to do a single load of laundry.

On the first floor of the Rasa, there is now a laundry room, where you, the guest can do a whole load of laundry for a small fee. There’s washing powder available included in the price and a tumble dryer to use  for a little extra as well.

Our family used the laundry room twice  during our stay and loved   this feature as a hotel service for guests. For the clothes we have that are not for the tumble dryer, we just used the retractable washing  line over the bath in our hotel room.

Family friendly and Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!

Bravo Rasa, this is a feature that I wish many other hotels would copy.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. Wow, still traveling! This is quite a trip you’ve had. I agree that finding a convenient washing machine is a bonus when you are on the road with limited wardrobe.

    Comment by lulu — January 16, 2012 @ 3:19 am | Reply

  2. I LOVE laundry facilities when travelling! We only get this luxury every once in awhile when we stay at a suite in Disney. A small stacked set with a box of soap (we also bring softener sheets). Works so well for stinky workout clothing and swimsuits but also, we’ve gotten into the habit of doing a full wash of everything on our last morning so we pack CLEAN clothes to take home! Nothing like arriving back home ans simply unpacking right into drawers and closets!

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 16, 2012 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  3. […] a washing machine available in the hotel (that I posted about here: https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/new-572/) so I’m sorting dirty clothes so we can do a load of laundry and cleaning out the […]

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