by Terry Ward
The three-towered luxury marvel that is Marina Bay Sands — Singapore’s most storied hotel — came into being to the tune of over $6 billion in construction costs. And that it lives up to expectations is perhaps the only thing more impressive than that. A MRT station is connected to the hotel, giving you easy access anywhere across town, there’s a sprawling infinity pool on the 57th floor, and rooms with floor to ceiling windows have the best views in all of Singapore. Did we mention there are over 80 restaurants in the complex, as well as an ArtScience Museum and a skating rink for kids? It’s over the top and totally worth it all the same.
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- Onsite skating rink
- Stunning views
- Infinity pool
by Jack G
We had a great stay at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It was the jumping off point to a bigger trip to Thailand, and it was perfect for what we were looking for, i.e. a couple days to get used to the time difference in a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is a city unto itself. The pool at the top is awesome with great views. Odd they clean it everyday at 3:30 which is when it seemed to be the busiest. The selfie taking in the pool was interesting to say the least.
We chose this hotel as we were only spending a night coming back from Thailand and all in all are happy we did it, the location is great and the views you get form the rooms and of course both the pool desk and the observatory (which you have free access to being a guest) are worth the stay and the cost of the room, Also they very kindly still grant you access to the fitness centre once you check out so you can use the facilities and have a shower before flying home (generally night flights back to Europe) , the staff is impeccable and always very attentive and polite. It is of course the hotel it is so nothing much to fault, other than for this standard of hotel i found it a bit disappointing that little extra touches in the room were missing, for example an umbrella for tropical rains which are common in Singapore. Other than that the room was good in a traditional (not very modern edgy way) way and we had a great 18th floor view of the city. The one thing to point out, depending on what are your plans/expectations, is this hotel is an attraction in itself hence very busy, if not crowded and loud, not relax in the common areas, no real seating area in the lobby and the pool is a battlefield to get lounges (despite the help if the pool attendants) and find space to swim, also plenty of kids ( I do not have anything against children) in what was clearly signposted as Adults only area...so if you are stopping over just briefly go for it as you will get the Singapore experience, and get great views in a great location....