Advice about accommodation options in Singapore is requested from our well-travelled hotel connoisseurs. A couple plans to spend five nights in Singapore to celebrate a special occasion. Which hotel should they choose?
…thinking of going to Singapore for our wedding anniversary next month. I’ve only been once and that was an overnight stay while in transit.
chasing tips on where is best to stay for ease of getting around etc. was thinking about the Marina Bay Sands as a place to stay, but I seem to recall that was a little bit ‘out of town’. I remember taking a train there though … so tips on best location to stay would be good, plus anything else.
Our members are quick to offer useful suggestions. Marina Bay Sands, despite being arguably the most famous and recognisable hotel in Singapore, does not receive glowing reviews. Most agree that although the rooftop pool for which the hotel is famous is perhaps worth a visit, however the rooms there are largely nothing special and the atmosphere is impersonal.
Marina Bay Sands is huge and pretty impersonal plus there’s a casino which isn’t great for the crowds and atmosphere. The roof view is stunning and so is the pool but I as another poster said I think there are more central places which would be preferable.
One member recommends the Conrad Centennial Hotel for its service and location. However not all members agree that the Conrad is all it’s cracked up to be either.
When I last stayed at Conrad Singapore in 2011 it was a tired property desperately in need of a refurb. A quick google search does not give any indication that it has improved since then. Personally I do not think there is much appealing about the concrete jungle around Suntec. IMHO there are better options
For a quality hotel, most agree that the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Fullerton Bay, Swissotel and Raffles Hotel are all likely to impress.
In terms of location, most agree that around City Hall is an ideal location with good public transport connections, many sights and plenty of shopping within easy reach.
Anywhere is ok to stay to get around, but near an interchange is “easiest” if talking about public transport. You can’t beat City Hall for that- Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel. Depending on budget and desires, either raffles or a Fairmont Gold room may be your thing.
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