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Best Luxury Hotel in Singapore? (consolidated thread)

Old Mar 17, 13, 8:24 am
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Old Mar 18, 13, 9:40 pm
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I'll tag on to this thread instead of starting a new one….as I think it probably fits best here.

We're looking at 3 nights in Singapore using some Citi TY points. I realize this is not the best bang-for-my-point in TYP redemptions, but we're trying to stop the out of pocket bleeding from our Maldives resort (same trip). So points it must be.

I think I've pretty much decided on a property (RC), but thought I'd post the info to see if anyone had a compelling argument for any of the others. This is our first time to Singapore, and I think we'd like to be either in the Orchard or Marina areas. Breakfast included in the rate is almost mandatory, and in-room wifi a welcome bonus.

Here are some examples of what's available; room class, if it includes breakfast (B&B), shown in pts/night. I spot checked some cash pricing and inserted those, for reference to give some idea how good of a value (or not) that the redemption may be at that property. Listed roughly from least to most "expensive."

Orchard Hotel: Deluxe B&B, 27,630 ///// Premier B&B, 36,984 ($243)
Ritz-Carlton: Deluxe Kallang view, B&B, 30,334 ($336) ///// 37,074 for marina view ($480)
GrandHyatt: Grand, B&B, 31,031 ($305) ///// Grand deluxe B&B, 42,393
Regent: Superior, B&B, 33,309 ($336) ///// Deluxe, B&B, 36,033
Fullerton: Quay, B&B, 48,000
Ascott Raffles: studio premier, B&B, 36,000
Fairmont: Fairmont room, B&B, 43,716 ($245 noB&B); Delux room, B&B, 47,124
Conrad: King Business, B&B 43,981 ($319) ///// King Exec B&B (Butler, bar and lounge access) 46,697
St. Regis: Dbl executive deluxe, B&B, 45,041 ($366) ///// Grand deluxe, B&B, 48,449
Mandarin: Deluxe, 50,835 ($304)

Anything that stands out? Comments on the RC being one of the better redemption values? It does include a buffet breakfast at Greenhouse which apparently is 56SGD/pp. Is the Marina view worth 7K more points/night?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 18, 13, 10:32 pm
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RC 's a good choice.
I'd use the 7K pts especially if you have lots & first time to S'pore
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Old Mar 24, 13, 8:08 pm
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Without a doubt (IMHO), the most luxurious hotel in Singapore is the Valley Wing (hotel within a hotel) of the Singapore Shangri-La. I stayed there in May 2012. The rooms and bed are very comfortable, the lounge food and drink offerings are great, the pool area is fabulous and the location is very convenient, BUT what makes this better than all of the other luxury hotels is that they will wash and press all of your clothes free of charge (something I have never encountered in any luxury hotel (and I have stayed in many) anywhere in the world.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 11:00 pm
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Four Seasons Singapore, while not a great FS, is connected to Orchard Street by a relatively short passageway through another hotel (a Hilton, I believe). So if it's a bargain rate-wise it would meet your location requirement.
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Originally Posted by rtlaw View Post
BUT what makes this better than all of the other luxury hotels is that they will wash and press all of your clothes free of charge (something I have never encountered in any luxury hotel (and I have stayed in many) anywhere in the world.
The funny thing is that this is EXACTLY the service you expect and hope for from a luxery property but sadly it's all too often that you're nickel & dimed.
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Old Mar 25, 13, 7:38 am
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Thanks for the update, rtlaw! We'll be there in early May after a week in Bali so the laundry perk will be most welcomed!
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Old Mar 25, 13, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by SocialAdept View Post
The funny thing is that this is EXACTLY the service you expect and hope for from a luxery property but sadly it's all too often that you're nickel & dimed.
RC Singapore Club Level will Press 5 Garments for free as well. I've seen this at a couple of 5 stars (certainly Safari lodges and Tents, and at Aman-i-Khas + Amanwana) But I agree it should be standard.
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Old Mar 25, 13, 11:26 am
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Most of them don't give you free wifi so you expect them to wash and press your clothes?
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Originally Posted by wripro View Post
Most of them don't give you free wifi so you expect them to wash and press your clothes?
Shangri-La has free internet as a company standard
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Shangri-La has free internet as a company standard
Originally Posted by rtlaw View Post
Without a doubt (IMHO), the most luxurious hotel in Singapore is the Valley Wing (hotel within a hotel) of the Singapore Shangri-La. I stayed there in May 2012. The rooms and bed are very comfortable, the lounge food and drink offerings are great, the pool area is fabulous and the location is very convenient, BUT what makes this better than all of the other luxury hotels is that they will wash and press all of your clothes free of charge (something I have never encountered in any luxury hotel (and I have stayed in many) anywhere in the world.
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Four Seasons Singapore, while not a great FS, is connected to Orchard Street by a relatively short passageway through another hotel (a Hilton, I believe). So if it's a bargain rate-wise it would meet your location requirement.
Yes, the ( air conditioned ) link from FS via Hilton to Orchard Road is handy especially in the heat & humidity.

Valley Wing is where dignitaries usually stay so security will be tight at times but it is private , etc & convenient to Orchard Road too.
These days it really helps with fast & free wifi.
Not having to request for it to be complimentary & having to be extremely grateful when it is granted
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Old Apr 5, 13, 10:09 pm
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In the past 12 months I've stayed at -

Four Seasons - Exec Suite
Mandarin Oriental - Club Harbour Room
Naumi - Now closed for total refurbishment...opening May 2013
Fullerton Bay Hotel - Premier Room

IMO the best is FBH.

Best room, pool, view, service, roof top bar.
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I've stayed during the last couple of years: Shangri La Valley wing (several times), the Raffles, the Fullerton bay, the Mandarin oriental ( several times on the club level), the Ritz carlton twice, the Conrad club level once, The IC club level one night... My vote goes without any doubt to the Shangri Valley wing.
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Originally Posted by Retale_88 View Post
I'll tag on to this thread instead of starting a new one….as I think it probably fits best here.

We're looking at 3 nights in Singapore using some Citi TY points. I realize this is not the best bang-for-my-point in TYP redemptions, but we're trying to stop the out of pocket bleeding from our Maldives resort (same trip). So points it must be.

I think I've pretty much decided on a property (RC), but thought I'd post the info to see if anyone had a compelling argument for any of the others. This is our first time to Singapore, and I think we'd like to be either in the Orchard or Marina areas. Breakfast included in the rate is almost mandatory, and in-room wifi a welcome bonus.

Here are some examples of what's available; room class, if it includes breakfast (B&B), shown in pts/night. I spot checked some cash pricing and inserted those, for reference to give some idea how good of a value (or not) that the redemption may be at that property. Listed roughly from least to most "expensive."

Orchard Hotel: Deluxe B&B, 27,630 ///// Premier B&B, 36,984 ($243)
Ritz-Carlton: Deluxe Kallang view, B&B, 30,334 ($336) ///// 37,074 for marina view ($480)
GrandHyatt: Grand, B&B, 31,031 ($305) ///// Grand deluxe B&B, 42,393
Regent: Superior, B&B, 33,309 ($336) ///// Deluxe, B&B, 36,033
Fullerton: Quay, B&B, 48,000
Ascott Raffles: studio premier, B&B, 36,000
Fairmont: Fairmont room, B&B, 43,716 ($245 noB&B); Delux room, B&B, 47,124
Conrad: King Business, B&B 43,981 ($319) ///// King Exec B&B (Butler, bar and lounge access) 46,697
St. Regis: Dbl executive deluxe, B&B, 45,041 ($366) ///// Grand deluxe, B&B, 48,449
Mandarin: Deluxe, 50,835 ($304)

Anything that stands out? Comments on the RC being one of the better redemption values? It does include a buffet breakfast at Greenhouse which apparently is 56SGD/pp. Is the Marina view worth 7K more points/night?

Thanks in advance.
I agree with the SC! Stayed there in 1998, shortly after it opened I believe.
Wonderful! I think we had a Kallang view room. Also did the "touristy" thing and had a Singapore Sling, or two, at the Raffles Hotel.
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Old Apr 10, 13, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by amaroo View Post
In the past 12 months I've stayed at -

Four Seasons - Exec Suite
Mandarin Oriental - Club Harbour Room
Naumi - Now closed for total refurbishment...opening May 2013
Fullerton Bay Hotel - Premier Room

IMO the best is FBH.

Best room, pool, view, service, roof top bar.
amaroo- Going with my brother to Singapore late in the year and it looks like we will be staying at the FBH. I wanted to stay at the Ritz since it gets great reviews here, but he likes the look of the rooms at FBH.

Any tips on what rooms, views etc there? Also the reports of construction noise there is disconcerting. Any problems you encountered?
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