Marina Bay Sands hotel

Review: Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore

Accommodation and architecture-wise, when Singapore is put to mention, no doubt that Marina Bay Sands will be on top of the list of the best. After  it has been put up,  it has been the star of local passers-by in the area and tourists as well.

Who would not want to stay in Marina bay Sands? Not me.

Marina Bay Sands hotel

I was lucky enough that in my first few trips in Singapore, I has the pleasure of staying in this grand hotel and for free (yes, you read it right.)! Not one of my first accommodation in the country, and not the last as well, I had a fair comparison of how it was over all.

Marina bay Sands at night

If you want to have a grandeur taste of Singapore, splurge. Be here. There’s a grand lobby with a buffet area and a bar, spa, fitness club and the list goes on. You can even have a view of some lights and fireworks show at night while walking on the bay.

Surrounding the area are other bonuses: a lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum, a shopping area — Shoppes at Marina Bay, fine dining restaurants, and finally the casino all just across the street. Experience casino with no entrance fee (compared to locals).

On a room’s perspective, I wouldn’t say thought that there is any difference staying in MBS compared to any 5-star hotel in Singapore. It would give you the similar class and style. Plus, I find it sad that there aren’t much views from my terrace.

a snapshot of my favorite part of my room

The exhilarating bonus of being in this hotel? Being able to swim 57-floors above ground level at the infinity pool situated at the world’s longest Sky Park. If you have friends residing in Singapore, you can actually bring 1 or 2 friends along per key card. Yes, you would have to show your key card upon entry to the sky park. It was a grand and unique experience that I think half of the time we were merely taking photographs in different angles.

Shot from the far end of the Infinity pool

Don’t fret, you surely would not fall off. 🙂

More to its frills, the hotel too is perfectly situated to connect to the different areas of Singapore. It’s just nearby the Marina Bay train station that leads you to the different parts of Singapore, and a few minutes’ walk away from Esplanade, Marina Square and some cheaper restaurant.

Surely, when splurging is what you want to do, being in one of the most enticing hotels isn’t a bad idea.

I'm Phoebe, a writer who lives in the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines. Apart from staying in this archipelagic country with various interesting beaches, mountains and plains, hey,I still want to travel the world. I was lucky to visit a few Asian countries. I found the (very!) best egg tarts I've ever tasted in Jordan, Kowloon; fell truly in-love with Thailand's serenity and Phuket's seascape; visited Singapore three times and finding out new interesting places each time; and flew at 72 meters above sea level in Sentosa's Zipline. With these few trips, it fueled me to achieve more travels in the next few years. I dreamt to travel farther and wider across the globe, with the promise of setting foot on Paris before I die. I'm not afraid to travel alone. And I'm not afraid to get lost, that is part of the journey. I can walk all day and night exploring the city, the culture and relish the different delicacies. With travelling, there is much languages to learn, cultures to understand, people to know, and I am ready for that. These all shows the risk-taker in me. Apart from jumping to different places, I love to work and to write (wherein working and writing does not make any difference to me). I take opportunities as they come, with the fear that it will never come again. With that said, I am very eager to take part on each of your journeys and share whatever experiences and knowledge I have to help each of you (our readers) have a trip that you cannot forget. Cheers!