WHERE TO STAY IN SINGAPORE? Marina Bay Sands Hotel

What a hotel this is?!

Fast becoming the iconic building of Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands is a luxurious, modern and exciting hotel that draws in thousands of guests and tourists each year.

Whilst visiting Singapore, we spent a night in Marina Bay’s Orchard Suite. We were able to find a great deal on the hotels 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 TV’s 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 bath tub, 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!

Included in our stay was a cocktail and canapé hour which provided us with an array of buffet food with canapés inspired from 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 8pm and 9.30pm Sunday – Thursday and 8pm, 9.30pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturdays. You can also watch this light show from across the waterfront near The Fullerton.

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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  • Fatimah
    Reply

    Thanks for the review

  • Tianna J Gratta
    Reply

    This makes me want to immediately go to Singapore and stay here!

  • Melissa Downham
    Reply

    Oooooo, I’ve always wanted to go here!!

  • Anisa
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    I visited Singapore before this hotel was built so I really want to go back and stay at the hotel. I have to swim in that pool too. Sounds like you had an amazing time!

  • Christine
    Reply

    OMG! This hotel looks beautiful!!!! The view, the pool…I mean everything! Pure luxury! I would love to stay here when I visit! Thanks for sharing!

  • Karlie
    Reply

    That infinity pool is so dreamy! Not sure I could shell out $600 for any hotel, though.

  • Erin
    Reply

    Looks so nice! I only had a night in Singapore so i need to return (and stay here!!)

  • Rosalie
    Reply

    You’re so lucky! I’ve always wanted to visit Singapore just to be able to swim around in that pool – what a dream 🙂

  • Reply

    I briefly visited this property on my last trip through Singapore early last year but did not stay at the hotel. It is absolutely world class and the staff are efficient, friendly and professional. I will need to stay here next time with great access to Gardens by the Bay and the shopping centre – not to mention a short walk across to where the Merlion is. Lovely review and photos.

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah this hotel is in a fantastic location and is a landmark itself! 🙂

  • Beth Jarrett
    Reply

    I reckon it’d be worth it too, just so you can say yep, I’ve been there!

  • Eniko
    Reply

    I stayed one night in Marina Bay Sands Hotel, as swimming in its infinity pool has been on my bucket list for a while! What an incredible experience it was! 🙂

  • Jennifer Schlueter
    Reply

    I want to stay there too !! :O

  • Honey
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    Singapore is on my list! Thanks for sharing this – I love how Asia always makes me feel like royalty when I vacation. I’m so grateful for their standard of hospitality. ❤️

  • Lisa
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    I was there last year, and the hotel’s structure is amazing inside. I didn’t stay there (too expensive) but I have to disagree when you say the observation deck isn’t the same. Yes, you don’t get a chance to swim, but I was able to get on the deck, take some photos of the magnificent view, and then finish my cocktail in the bar. That, plus when I was there, there were so many people in the pool, it almost spoiled it! Glad you guys had a good time!

  • Lola Mendez
    Reply

    This looks so luxe. May have to try to sneak into that swimming pool next month!

  • Chloe
    Reply

    Wow Marina Bay hotel looks soooo incredible! I’d love to go swimming in the infinity pool. I probably wouldn’t be able to afford actually staying there though… maybe some day!!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah keep an eye on the deals! It is a great option for a splurge in Singapore

  • Danik
    Reply

    A nice and very fancy hotel to consider when I eventually get to Singapore. The view over the Bay Gardens is a winner for me. Great review.

    • Katie
      Reply

      Thanks Danik! Yeah it is a great choice and so near the Gardens by the Bay too!

  • Punita Malhotra
    Reply

    We only went to Marina Bay Sands to see the stunning views to the rooftop bar, but this is definitely a great hotel to stay in Singapore. Design is amazing too.

  • Jing
    Reply

    Luxury travel is not my style. I would probably be happy taking night photos of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel from a good vantage point. However, the way you described your experience makes me want to try it too, even for one night. 🙂

  • Lindz @ I've Been Bit!
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    I’ve heard so many good things about the Marina Bay Sands! Did you find the pool to be extremely busy? I hear it can fill up quite quickly and thus not as enjoyable. I’d love to stay here – definitely worth a night of splurging while in Singapore 🙂

    • Katie
      Reply

      The pool wasn’t too bad to be honest!! I think maybe it depends on what time of year you visit – we went in March and the whole hotel seemed fairly quiet so pool was lovely!

  • Jade Mortimer
    Reply

    WOW! That infinity pool looks insane! Will definitely keep this on our radar if we’re in Singapore!

  • C-Ludik
    Reply

    I’ve been to Singapore few years ago and I’ve been really impressed by the Marina Bay Sand: three 57-floor towers connected at the top at 656 feet by a 3 acres roof terrace known as Sands Sky Park. A totally crazy building !!

  • Stacey
    Reply

    This is literally the only hotel I’ve ever heard of in Singapore! It looks absolutely Amazing! The inside of that room is just so epic! Fantastic review

  • Paula
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    We frequently visit Singapore and always head to Marina Bay to explore, eat and shop but I have never considered staying there – I just assumed it was too expensive. The view over the gardens looks gorgeous and those rooms are bigger than my apartment! I would love to stay one day but I imagine I will get a smaller room 🙂

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah keep an eye on the deals on the website! You can get some great deals on the suites, making them similar prices to the standard rooms!

  • Lara Dunning
    Reply

    It certainly looks like splurging on the suite has great benefits -pool, cocktails, and food. Not sure I’d be able to afford it, but if I could, I’d be swimming in that pool!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah was a splurge for a special occasion with lots of great amenities to make up for price!

  • Kim
    Reply

    This hotel is literally the hotel of my dreams. Mainly because of the infinity pool haha, but the amenities sound amazing too! That’s quite a steep price, but I’m sure it was well worth it! I can’t get over the views!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah the pool is unreal and definitely the reason we booked the hotel originally!

  • Vicki Louise
    Reply

    Wow that suite looks incredible! The view, the facilities, just lovely, but I must say I’m as surprised as you that it didn’t have a bathtub – I would have though that would have been a given!
    It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime kind of purchase (for me at least) but I still don’t know if I could part with $500+ for just one night! But I would love to experience it! I’d be so torn!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah it is Singapore dollars so a little cheaper that $500 USD but still a lot! Worth it for a very special treat and we did splurge!

  • Reply

    What an incredible suite! And that’s got to be one of the most amazing pools ever!

  • Audrey
    Reply

    This is perfect because I’m hoping to visit Singapore in the spring! This place looks so nice to stay!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Oh have a fantastic time!

  • Anna Schlaht
    Reply

    Woah. Not only is that view AH-MAZ-ING, but that infinity pool is a place I would go and never, ever want to leave. A night there is a little pricey for our budget… BUT it sounds like you were treated so well and had such a great stay (with that amazing food and cocktail buffet, how could you not?) that we’ll put this on our list of places to go for special occasions. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Katie
      Reply

      Yeah it is a pricey option but was great as a special treat! Definitely worth it at one point in your life!

  • Yukti
    Reply

    Marina Bay Sands hotel is an iconic building of Singapore. The luxury and amenities offered by it is wonderful. Swimming in the pool overlooking the whole city is really wonderful. It is good to know that canape n cocktail wete included in your stay.

  • Reply

    It looks like a beautiful place…the view from that rooftop infinity pool is amazing!

  • Clare
    Reply

    Am so jealous you got to stay here!! I was lucky enough to stay with friends in an apartment block about 5 minutes walk from Marina Bay Sands. I did go up to the bar at the top to see the views though which are amazing. I also watched the light show too which was great. It’s a great city, maybe one day I will be able to afford to stay in the hotel and get to swim in the infinity pool 🙂

  • Miranda
    Reply

    What a beautiful hotel! Always love a good infinity pool, too!

  • lexie
    Reply

    I’m so jealous I haven’t stayed from this hotel yet, it looks so luxurious. I miss singapore.

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