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Recently spent a week here paid extra to be upgraded to Bay view room which was gorgeous although little disappointed expected full view of Bay. Well appointed rooms serviced each day although they did manage to forget something each day which was replaced immediately. On arrival lock on balcony door fell off and room did have a little mouldy smell and bathroom nice but needs updating had no powerpoint for my hairdryer which had to be done in bedroom...pillows too soft. However location of hotel within walking distance to most of the popular icons in Bay area. We avoided the restaurants in hotel which were too expensive..but hotel reception has stairs which lead out into a mall of cafes and restaurants and designer shops..friendly staff...clean hotel..however we enjoyed our stay.
"A fabulous hotel"
Singapore is a high rise capital and this hotel sits comfortably in the midst. Some 20 ish stories high , we" pushed the boat out " and paid extra for the 18th floor (40S$) . We were told the room had a view of the bay, and we were not disappointed. It was absolutely stunning. We spent 3 nights at this 5* hotel and relished every moment. This was our 2nd stay in Singapore , after spending a week in Indonesia, but the other side of the city from our first hotel. In this hotel room we were given a view of the Gardens By The Bay as well as Singapore Stadium, the Eye in the Sky and Marina Bay Sands hotel , the hotel with the boat like outline on top.We also could look out to sea , beyond the restraining sea wall and take in the numerous ships anchored there. Whatever I say here wont give the room outlook justice .At night , it literally takes your breath away as everything lights up. Apparently at Christmas it is even more of a spectacle . The room itself was reached by one of 6 lifts . A restricted floor, accessed only by room key, gave a sense of importance ,as did the executive dining at breakfast. The hotel is built around a void which to my mind , accentuates the vastness of the interior.All floors, and the hotel interior, are visible from each lift as you rise through the upper levels. It's a remarkable vista. Reception is on the 4th floor,( while the entrance lobby is on floor 1).Here you are treated to a huge leisure /relaxing area and hotel dining.Live music echoes through the inner space in the evening which is not intrusive when in your room. You also gain access to the upper level pool ,which sadly we had no chance to enjoy. Such are the pressures of a short stay in Singapore. I hope I've given readers a flavour of the place. Situated near to the river and other Singapore highlights, it was never going to be difficult to fill our 3 days. I would recommend the Gardens By The Bay as my number one priority. Go about 5.30 and you will avoid the crowds who flock to see the free light show at 8 o'clock. Access to the gardens is free but if you want to experience the high walkway there is a small charge.Well worth it. Next you have The Eye In The Sky , Singapore's equivalent of The London Eye. Again,an experience not to be missed .I think this was about S$30. A river walk to see the "gushing lion" is another popular activity. Also, a short walk to see Raffles Hotel is probably a must . Allegedly afternoon tea for two costs in the region of S$80. We gave that a miss ! Now, for us compulsive shoppers ! The two adjacent Malls leave you confused as they are so enormous.Marina Bay shopping mall is accessed via the hotel and goes on forever, while nearby is the Sunset shopping mall , just as big and offering an visitors the shopping experience of a lifetime. If it wasn't for getting the stuff home I hesitate to think what we would have bought. At the centre of the area is the biggest fountain in Asia where the water flows upwards.Limited access to walk into the fountain and touch the water . Walking around the fountain 3 times and making a wish is the local custom. Yet to see if it worked for us ! A few points of interest.... tipping is not a big thing here . It's received politely but is not expected. A revelation to those of you that have crossed the Atlantic. I would say that things are more expensive in terms of meals and drinks , but taxis and services help balance the costs. And all the views are free and you cant argue with that..... Cant recommend this part of Singapore too highly.
The hotel is in a great location. The staff are beyond helpful! Room is always clean and the shower has so many settings it was fantastic! Only fault is the bed is soooo hard and uncomfortable, but otherwise it was great!
"A Surprise Visit"
We were caught in a rainstorm heading back to the Ritz Carlton where we were staying so we headed into the Marina Mandarin Singapore to flee the weather. How lucky we were as upstairs there was a pianist playing for the Bar customers so we settled in for a drink waiting for the weather to settle. The Bar atmosphere was cosy and welcoming so we relaxed enjoying the lovely music. The Bar was busy with with suited business people and you could see a few deals were happening.
Comfortable and well-equipped room, good food, pleasant staff. Great location near the bay, major bus connections nearby, a short undercover walk to three different MRT stations and a scenic 20-30 minute stroll to great locations such as Chinatown, Arab Street, Bugis Street, etc. But unfortunately the atrium layout of the hotel means there is quite a bit of noise particularly on Friday and Saturday nights when there is live music down on level four until 11pm which echoes through the atrium quite intrusively and stopped me sleeping even though I was up on level 19! Light sleepers should stick to weekdays, and request one of the higher floors, I can't imagine what the noise would have been like lower down.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM