This hotel is truely unique with amazing views from certain hotel rooms and restaurants but unfortunately there are many negatives as well. The free shuttle coach to and from airport was handy, on arrival to the hotel we were greeted by a human stampede...and this is a week day and apparently none peak time. Check in at tower 3 was a long wait with no seatings so it was difficulty particularly for children after a flight. Our friends checked in at the main lobby & said it was aweful, long queues and people every where. The architectural flaw of MBS is the main ground level lobby or rather mall, being the only thoroughfare for access to ALL 3 towers, skypark, restaurants and the connecting shopping centre! The ground floor was busy at all times of the day. We went between towers as we travelled with friends and getting back to our room after midnight felt like walking through a sunday market. The much talked about infinity pool was well designed with nice views but spoilt by the sheer number of people making the pool seem way too small, don't expect to do laps in it. Hotel room; we booked delux room with city view, view was great and room size excellent for hotel in singapore, but what, no bath tub!! I was shocked and disappointed with the absence of a bath tub for my child and when queried was informed that only premium rooms have a tub...Now restaurants; expect to pay inflated prices for most eateries, including the food court, double the price of food courts outside MBS. All restaurants and bars on the top level(skypark) are expensive, you pay for the spectacular views, just a idea on price, we paid S$18 for a beer at sky57 bar. The Rise buffet lunch was superb, from food presentation to the extensive selection of foods.The MBS's Banyen Tree spa and massage was a highly extravagant splurge for my friends and I, we paid S$460++ each! For a 2hr facial & massage. The experience was luxurious & great views again but if you're after value for money, try elsewhere. I was informed by the men we travelled with that the gym is unreal, great equipments and facilities. The gym is on the corner top floor enclosed by 270degrees of glass overlooking more spectacular views, a rather mentally peaceful and relaxing workout i was told. I'm sure management are aware that the overcrowding factor of the hotel significantly takes away the luxe and exclusiveness of MBS and it seems they try to compensate by the excellent service. All staff from reception to security and phone operators were friendly and helpful. Overall, staying at MBS is an interesting experience and glad i stayed there, but will not return in a hurry until the novelty of this singapore new icon dies down and hopefully much, much less people (though i can't see
how they can rectify this unless they make skypark observatory and some restaurants exclusive
to hotel guests only as they have with pool, yet pool was still crowded when we were there).
- Also Known As:
- Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands Hotel
- Marina Bay Sands Singapore
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located along Marina Bay waterfront with 3 cascading hotel towers, 2,560 rooms, extraordinary Sands Sky Park, floating crystal pavilions, lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum, The Shoppes, Celebrity Chef Restaurants, Theatres and hottest nightclubs. ... more less
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