lyf Funan Singapore Workspace Package : Work from a Hotel

lyf Funan Singapore is a relatively new entry to the Singapore hotels market. It does have a great reputation for being innovative and having a very unique concept of co-living in a hotel.

Quite a few hotels in Singapore has started this practice but I personally think lyf Funan Singapore did it the best.

lyf Funan Singapore
lyf Funan Singapore

Co-living in a hotel or so….

The idea of co-living in a hotel is that your hotel does not just become a hotel. It is kind of a homely place. You can meet fellow travellers easier, you can wash your laundry, you can cook together etc. No more of those cold, sad, boring hotels……

To that end, lyf Funan Singapore has those facilities and more. They have a communal lounge which is a great area to do work (with power plugs and all), they have a hip looking laundry room (so hip and cool that it is not hidden in some corner of the hotel but RIGHT AT THE ENTRANCE….).

lyf Funan Singapore
lyf Funan Singapore lounge
That's the washing laundry room to the right of the entrance
That’s the washing laundry room to the right of the entrance

And a freaking cool social kitchen that I am tempted to ask if it can be rented for cooking classes πŸ™‚

lyf Funan Singapore Social Kitchen
lyf Funan Singapore Social Kitchen

And the gym features a life-sized giant hamster wheel that functions as a quirky treadmil. Weird πŸ™‚

The gym........
The gym……..

Unique as it is, it is still a hotel to me.. just more colourful… a little like W hotels worldwide.… πŸ™‚

Unique floor themes

Each floor features a theme… a very unique wall mural greets you on arriving on your floor

9th floor

lyf Funan Singapore 9th floor
lyf Funan Singapore 9th floor

11th floor with punching bags and gloves.. my son will enjoy this.

lyf Funan Singapore 11th floor
lyf Funan Singapore 11th floor

And the doors are uniquely different from each other … no bland looking hotel doors here… they open with a mobile key on your handphone app.

lyf Funan Singapore
lyf Funan Singapore
lyf Funan Singapore
lyf Funan Singapore

And come with a chalkboard too… for your creativity… maybe “do not disturb, I am working” or maybe “do not knock even if we are making lots of noise….” πŸ™‚

Such creativity… from Patnotebook.. I am so so so creative.. so shamelessly advertising…

Patnotebook was at lyf Funan Singapore
Patnotebook was at lyf Funan Singapore

On each floor, there is supposedly a water dispenser and trash area but it is close due to covid.

lyf Funan Singapore Workspace Package

This has become very popular (second to staycationing in a local hotel to use up your money or your hotel points). Working from a hotel room in this time of Covid-19 is so common as many hotels (upon opening their doors again), has chosen as a new source of revenue to cover up the lack of demand from tourists (er.. no tourists now..). Before this, I never heard of a single “work from hotel” before.

I mean there are only so many staycations you can sell and those usually are the weekends too). Hence to pick up the slack during the day, many hotels started a work from hotel packages. You can read about them here and here. Or the latest one from Fairmount Hotel called Ultimate Daycation. What a name πŸ˜‰

Just to be clear, this is no “transit hotel” day use, ok.

At lyf Funan, they have a work from hotel package called SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE.

For the above package, you can choose a room (studio for 1 person etc) and pay for an affordable rate ($70++ for a studio) for the whole day time (9am to 7pm) to work in your hotel room. Looking around the internet, this is a very generous package of working hours as most hotels only allow for 4-6 hours at a very much higher price.

As it is a hotel (yes it is a hotel, co-living or not), the room comes with a proper shower, a good size table and very good free wifi and also lots of power plugs and USB plugs.

You have everything you needed for a good work from hotel… EXCEPT A BED πŸ™‚

No. there is NO BED in the room… No bed for you to sleep in πŸ™‚

You are supposed to work, remember. You want a bed, stay at home, I guess.. This is quite unique to lyf Funan. For most of the other hotels, their work from hotel does include a bed….

lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio

lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio is just one of the available room types in lyf Funan.

I am featuring it here as it is probably the one that you would choose for your “SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE”.

SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE

However, although the photos do have a bed, remember there is no bed for “SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGEl” package. The bed is removed and you have then a huge flat area to work on. Good for working on your project plans on A3 paper :p

This photo has a bed but you don't get one for SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
This photo has a bed but you don’t get one for SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
This photo has a bed but you don't get one for SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
This photo has a bed but you don’t get one for SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE

Okie. Enough of photos with a bed to tempt you. In some of the rooms, the view is pretty good… I love these views of the Central Fire Station and the old ACPS building that has now become the Singapore Archives.

View of the fire station and Singapore archives
View of the fire station and Singapore archives
View of the fire station and river valley
View of the fire station and river valley

The rest of the room for the SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE are the same as you would for a room. The toilet for shower is clean and nice.

lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment
lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment
lyf Funan Singapore SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
lyf Funan Singapore SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE

There are separate shampoo, conditioner and body soap, which is really nice as compared to many cheaper hotels.

lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment
lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment

The sink is also pretty cool… and comes with proper hand washer and even cups.

lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment
lyf Funan Singapore One of a Kind Studio Apartment

Of course, we are here to work.. you can work on the desk next to the bed….

SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE

Or the one at the foot of the bed… (oh wait.. there is no bed.. ha..). And if you have a good view, you can look out once a while while you work.. nice.

lyf Funan Singapore SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE
lyf Funan Singapore SINGAPORE WORKSPACE PACKAGE

Proper power plugs and USB charging ports ensure that you will never run out of juice for your laptop and your handphone. Bring on the Zoom calls !!

Conclusion

I would highly recommend the lyf Funan Singapore Workspace package for its cheap price, very long hours of room usage and its location of being close to City Hall MRT and inside the very nice Funan mall with lots of good food and shopping.

Hopefully one day W Hotel Sentosa will feature work from W Hotel Sentosa…. and the view will be great then for working from a hotel πŸ™‚

And Tell me Your Thoughts

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