Fast becoming the iconic building of Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a luxurious, modern and exciting hotel that draws in thousands of guests and tourists each year. We share a review of this gorgeous Singapore hotel after spending time in their Orchard Suite.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel – our experience
Whilst visiting Singapore, we spent a night in Marina Bay’s Orchard Suite. We were able to find a great deal on the hotel’s website and snapped up a lovely suite overlooking the colourful Gardens by the Bay.
On arrival at the hotel, we were escorted to the VIP check-in lounge and admittedly felt like royalty. Once checked in, the receptionist explained the many amenities available to us and asked a porter to show us to our room.
The suite was modern and spacious with some great perks. The bedroom and living room was separate, both with flat-screen tvs and both with incredibly comfy furniture. A fridge and coffee machine is available to use as well as a walk-in wardrobe. The bed was incredibly comfy and the shower powerful and spacious. The only thing that let it down was no bathtub, I had presumed there would be one with every suite.
We then headed up to the best feature of the hotel – the infinity swimming pool which overlooks the stunning skyline of Singapore. A flash of our VIP wristbands allowed us entry and very polite staff guided us to the quiet area of the pool.
The cost of the room is worth it for this great view whilst you swim. Only guests can swim in the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool. Visits to the observation deck are available for those not staying at the hotel but it just isn’t the same!
Marina Bay Sands should definitely be added to a girlie weekend in Singapore – it has an amazing SPA!
Included in our stay was a cocktail and canapé hour which provided us with an array of buffet food with canapés inspired by food around the world. The food was delicious and you could return to get more food or cocktails as often as you like.
Marina Bay is also connected to a massive shopping centre and casino, perfect for the whole family. The shopping centre hosts a variety of shops for all budgets and the Casino was great fun, we even came out with a little win.
That evening we went through the shopping centre to the front of the hotel, found a spot on the steps and watched the light and water show – ‘Wonder Full’. A 15-minute show of visual effects, electric light and laser effects. Catch the show at 8 pm and 9.30 pm Sunday – Thursday and 8 pm, 9.30 pm and 11 pm on Friday and Saturdays. You can also watch this light show from across the waterfront near The Fullerton.
Marina Bay Sands offers one of the best sunset views in Singapore!
A Continental breakfast was served the next morning on the top of the hotel, again with a great view of Singapore. Check-out was quick and easy and the staff were excellent and efficient in arranging transport to the airport.
Although expensive, a night or two at Marina Bay Sands is well worth the price. One night in the Orchard Suite was S$611.
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