I recently had the pleasure of spending some relaxing days at The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. As you might remember, last year I was lucky enough to stay at the St. Regis Singapore, which are both part of the Starwood Hotels group. The St. Regis was wonderful for its opulence and traditional luxury, where The W represents the cooler, funky sibling. Follow along to see why The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is perfect for your next fun escape to Singapore!
An Oasis in Sentosa Cove
The W is nestled in the fun resort part of Singapore called Sentosa Cove. Sentosa Cove is an absolutely beautiful part of Singapore, complete with multimillion-dollar homes, a marina with amazing yachts, and walking paths to explore the oceanfront. There is plenty of nearby shopping and restaurants with spectacular views, so it really feels like a tropical vacation in the middle of Singapore. At the heart of Sentosa Cove is the W Hotel, a sprawling 5-star resort complete with all the special touches that makes The W brand so unique!
Making a Splashy Entrance
From the second you pull up to the hotel, The W’s entire ambiance oozes cool and fun. The iconic “W” logo greets you out front and bright colours flow from the lobby. Walking into the hotel feels like you have been transported into an Andy Warhol painting! There are nooks and crannies with uniquely styled seating pods all over the lobby, perfect for chilling out with a good book (or one of the hotel’s many cocktail options). It’s impossible not to feel happy simply walking through the lobby, and the rooms upstairs are no different!
Living in a Fairytale
The fun décor from downstairs is found everywhere in each of the rooms upstairs. The room I stayed in had soft purple lighting that felt like something straight from a movie set! The large shower and bathtub open directly into the room so you can look out the floor to ceiling windows as you get ready, but if you want a little more privacy you can always close the shower blind. The bedding is ridiculously comfortable and had me lifting up the sheets so I could find the brand name to order my own set for home.
It doesn’t hurt that the bed is super photogenic as well, with a winding floral pattern illuminated in the headboard. Fun fact: the orchid is the national flower of Singapore, which is why The W includes the purple floral motif in each of it’s rooms. That means you can get that perfect Instagram shot without ever leaving your bedroom, which is always a plus! After you’ve had your fill of in room shots, you can wander downstairs for even more photogenic opportunities, as well as to experience all the other amenities the hotel has to offer.
(Pool) Party like a Rockstar
The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove has every type of facility you would expect from a luxury five star hotel. There’s the 24 hour gym aptly named “Fit,” with all sorts of equipment and great music to inspire your workout. The gym offers workout classes along with complimentary water, apples, towels, and everything else you would need. You can also relax at the Away Spa, which uses a rainforest inspired design to send you to ultimate relaxation during your trip. However, my favourite amenity is always a good pool, and the pool at The W is easily one of the best!
The Wet Pool, another appropriately named amenity, is one of the largest pools in all of Singapore. There are plenty of sun loungers scattered around, so you can take your pick and relax in sun or shade. The pool keeps the music going, with underwater speakers to keep you motivated during your swim. Friendly attendants go the extra mile here, coming to your lounger throughout the day with complimentary water and other summertime snacks (try the frozen grapes!).
Another bonus that I really enjoyed was the free sunscreen left out at the main desk. Many hotels try to price gouge you if you forget your sunblock, leaving you with the unpleasant choice of either getting burned on your skin or in your wallet, so this extra gesture by The W was really appreciated! Finally, to take the pool fun to the next level be sure to check out their weekly pool parties every Sunday.
Recharge and Refuel
All that working out and pool lounging can work up a solid appetite, and The W has some excellent meal options. Each morning I had breakfast at The Kitchen Table, which was served buffet style. The spread had all of your favourites with unique W twists, such as chocolate happy face pancakes, cereal served in cool mason style jars, and a variety of pressed juices. My dinner at The Kitchen Table was equally as impressive with the Food From the Heart buffet, where classic comfort food was served in inventive ways. My favourite section was the freshly made Indian food, where the Chef saw my infatuation with the Naan bread and kindly brought extra directly to my table!
A Memorable Stay
The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove was a wonderfully unique hotel, with a very special style and younger vibe that I really enjoyed. The location was great, being far enough from the Singapore city center that it felt like a private resort island, but also close enough to pop over for some shopping. I’ve never experienced a hotel that can put you in a good mood simply by walking through the lobby, but The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove does just that. Definitely give them a look next time you are planning a fun weekend with your friends in Singapore!
Thank you for reading! I hope that you are inspired to visit The W Sentosa Cove on your next trip to Singapore. If you have tips for travel in Singapore I would love to hear them and if you have further questions about the hotel, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below or email me.
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The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is highly rated by other guests on Trip Advisor. Guests at the hotel loved the bedrooms, and the comfortable beds. They also love the extensive buffet breakfast with so many cuisines and fresh options to choose from. The only negative noted is housekeeping coming later during the day, however this is easily resolved by picking up the phone and requesting housekeeping to come at a specific time – we did this during our stay and it worked perfectly to have the room cleaner whist we were out, at breakfast or by the pool!
The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is located on Sentosa Island, at the Southern tip of Singapore. It’s the perfect place to escape the city and see a totally different part of Singapore. There is plenty to do on the island, explore activities on SentosaCove.com.
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