Hotel Kai: Have An Urban-Chic Staycation In A Penthouse Loft Without Burning Your Wallet

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Urban Skyloft @ Hotel Kai
14 Purvis Street, Singapore 188593

Nearest MRT: Bugis, Bras Basah, City Hall, Esplanade
Website: Hotel Kai

In the early 1900s, where Hotel Kai stands now, was a pre-war shophouse that was home to many Hainanese immigrants and travellers. Today, the shophouse has been beautifully restored into this boutique hotel that has a unique blend of history and modernity.

This carefully-conserved boutique hotel is located within the proximity of 4 MRT lines – talk about convenience! – and has the furnishings and amenities comparable to that of a premium hotel. Featured in this post is their Urban Skyloft, the top of their Suite series! Read on to find out more.


Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft
Urban Skyloft

Back in June, I stayed for a night in the Urban Skyloft at Hotel Kai.

This room is situated at the highest floor of the shophouse. It is completed with high ceilings, framed with timber-slated windows, floored with beautiful dark marble tiles, has a spectacular open sky terrace and a fully equipped kitchenette. It was a dream to live in, and an absolute photo-worthy room.

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft
Equipped with a Queen bed on the lower deck

The Urban Skyloft takes up 37sqm and has two floors within the room. The lower deck contained a Queen-size bed, the kitchenette, the bathroom and the open sky terrace.

On the other hand, the upper deck contained a Super Single bed with a smaller balcony. The spacious room can accommodate 3 adults comfortably, and it makes a brilliant venue for cozy birthday parties.

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft
Equipped with a Super Single bed on the upper deck


All beds at Hotel Kai are ergonomically adjustable by a remote control


Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft
So you can incline the bed to your preferred level, lie back and enjoy your TV show!


Bistro Kai
Cheeseburger Sliders and Crispy Baby Squid

There is no room service menu available in Hotel Kai. However if you do wish to dine in your room, head down to the lobby level to order food from the hotel's restaurant Bistro Kai, and put in a request for the food to be sent up to your room!

Hotel Kai Breakfast
Meals at Bistro Kai

The rooms at Hotel Kai comes with a complimentary breakfast buffet on the next morning. The breakfast spread is simple and comforting, with nothing lavishing.

Hotel Kai Breakfast
Breakfast food

If you are keen to find out more about the dinner mains and $5 draft beers available at Bistro Kai, click here for the food review that I did some time back.

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft
Open Sky Terrace in the Urban Skyloft

Dine within the comforts of an air-conditioned room, or have it the alfresco way!

The open sky terrace makes a brilliant place to take in a breath of fresh air when you've gotten sick of recycled air, or to sit and gaze relaxingly at the stars and constellations at night. We caught a lightning storm during our night there, and it was a symphony of fear, science and beauty.

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft Kitchen Area
Equipped with a kitchenette

You can think of the Urban Skyloft like its a serviced apartment. With a fully functional kitchenette, you can cut some fruits, prepare a simple meal with the aid of the installed microwave oven, or use the washing machine to get a fresh set of laundry!

Microwave Oven in the Urban Skyloft

Washing Machine in the Urban Skyloft

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft Toilet
Ensuite bathroom

The bathroom is segmented into two areas: the lavatory and the shower space.

It is well equipped with the usual toilet amenities such as toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton buds, shampoo, shower gel, shaver, shaving cream and etc.

FYI the nostalgic Spitoon is the trash bin and you can find one in every room at Hotel Kai.

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft Bathroom
The Lavatory

Rain Shower

Hotel Kai TV
Settling in bed with a movie from a Cable TV channel

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft

Hotel Kai Urban Skyloft

Hotel Kai Comfy Bed
Well-rested night thanks to the fluffy pillows

Hotel Kai Bed
Kept warm by the soft duvet at night


Rating: 3.8/5

My two cents:

Hotel Kai is definitely a hotel that you should look at if you are tight on budget. The cabin and studio rooms are priced at $150/night, before applying their 30% early-bird promotion or 40% last-minute discount.

The suites are a tad pricier – as expected – but are definitely cheaper than the suite rooms at big name hotels.

Not to mention, it is well furnished with equipments like the microwave oven and washing machine, which would be useful if you are intending for a long stay or a birthday party (microwave oven for heating up food, washing machine for washing puked-on clothes).

The Urban Skyloft is also great for couples or small families who would like a weekend getaway staycation. You can have $5 draft beers – they serve Paulaner beer on tap – complete with delicious tapas and satisfying entrées at Bistro Kai, before heading back to your room to chill and relax.

Do check out the hotel's website for other available rooms. The Urban Heritage or Heritage room are other great spots for hosting parties or small-scale conference events.

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Hotel Kai is currently having a 40% OFF when you book direct from their website.
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*Promotion ends 9 October 2016