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Best Luxury Hotel in Singapore? (consolidated thread)

Old Sep 13, 12, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by WEEBOBBY View Post
I liked the look of Fullerton Bay if I am ever back in Singapore
I was just there in June'12. There was MASSIVE construction in process. The hard product is very good. The service left much to be desired, particularly at the upstairs bar/resturant. I doubt I return.

Oh, and make sure the air condititioning is working .....

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Old Sep 15, 12, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by mike_la_jolla View Post
I was just there in June'12. There was MASSIVE construction in process. The hard product is very good. The service left much to be desired, particularaly at the upstairs bar/resturant. I doubt I return.

Oh, and make sure the air condititioning is working .....
Fullerton looks nice from the outside however unfortunately is nothing really that great.

If you want great in Singapore- there is only the valley wing at the Shangri-La. If you don't want that- step down a notch and just stay at the Conrad (which is a good business hotel although not luxury- they do however have the great Acca Kappa toiletries on the executive levels as well as top rate breakfast in Oscars).
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Old Sep 16, 12, 7:35 am
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Agree about Fullerton Bay - pity.

I stick with FS mostly as it's smaller than the rest and the beds are comfortable, but in general, I would not say that there was a single great hotel in Singapore, and I have tried them all.
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Old Sep 16, 12, 10:35 am
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The FS has the advantage that it's quiet yet convenient to Orchard St. Other than that, it isn't that impressive, had some serious service omissions the last time I stayed there.
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Old Sep 16, 12, 2:12 pm
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The best thing about the FS is the champagne brunch..
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Old Sep 16, 12, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
Agree about Fullerton Bay - pity.

I stick with FS mostly as it's smaller than the rest and the beds are comfortable, but in general, I would not say that there was a single great hotel in Singapore, and I have tried them all.
I was not a fan of the FS Singapore... rather dated and service not amazing. What about the RC? That is a great hotel in my books.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 12:54 pm
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Of course William and Kate stay at Raffles...it's where the Queen stayed during her visit to Singapore about five or ten years ago. I was staying in Raffles at the time too, and it was interesting.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Within striking distance of the tired, dated, Four Seasons is the valley wing of the Shangri-La (it is operated as a separate hotel practically from the main part of the Shangri-La). The service is wonderful, the rooms are very large, the receptions at happy hour are legendary, the breakfast is great, and the internet is both Fast and completely Free for as many devices as you would like.

Once you go over there- you will wonder why you went anywhere else.
Completely agree with Travelsig here.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by ajca View Post
I was not a fan of the FS Singapore... rather dated and service not amazing. What about the RC? That is a great hotel in my books.
I just stayed at the RC in August and it is much improved post-renovation, although the public areas are a bit tired. I took advantage of the HBD Singapore package and had a nice stay. My only concern is that this hotel is so busy, the rooms are already beginning to wear...not sure how long the hard product will hold up. Service was good, except for a mixup on what was in our package...after showing them their own webpage everything was sorted out.

I must say; however, that the RC SIN was somewhat disappointing after sandwiching this stay between the Oriental Residence and The Siam in Bangkok!
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Old Nov 30, 12, 12:03 am
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Just stayed there and will not again. They screwed my Centurian Reservation and tried to blame it on AmEx, even when I showed them an email from their hotel confirming.

also pool closed early due to hotel function. One of reasons staying there (told pool at sunset over harbor great). No advance warning.

Do not stay here. I would recommend the Ritz

After writing this, the manager came to me aghast at above. Worked very hard to have me change my opinion. Would try again. I will admit that the staff almost fawns over one - service is tremendous.

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I would lean towards St Regis w/Bentley pickup. Ritz as a 2nd depending on what location is better suited for your purposes.
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Old Nov 30, 12, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by spizzy View Post
I would lean towards St Regis w/Bentley pickup. Ritz as a 2nd depending on what location is better suited for your purposes.
St. Regis is the only hotel in Singapore that I would return to.
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We stayed in a corner club level suite at the Ritz and it was a beautiful room with an amazing view. The club was great too. The hotel itself is very corporate and large. The proximity to the new bay gardens is nice and the marina bay sands as well.

Where ever you stay definitely opt for the VIP pick up. Being whisked through customs is always a bonus and saves so much time. Loved that. Ritz does it with and E class Mercedes with Wifi.
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Old Dec 1, 12, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by mike_la_jolla View Post
St. Regis is the only hotel in Singapore that I would return to.
Really? Compared to the Shangri-La valley wing?
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Old Dec 1, 12, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by cjthekid View Post
We stayed in a corner club level suite at the Ritz and it was a beautiful room with an amazing view. The club was great too. The hotel itself is very corporate and large. The proximity to the new bay gardens is nice and the marina bay sands as well.

Where ever you stay definitely opt for the VIP pick up. Being whisked through customs is always a bonus and saves so much time. Loved that. Ritz does it with and E class Mercedes with Wifi.
I don't think it's necessary to pay extra for a VIP immigration and customs escort at SIN as that airport is extremely efficient and pleasant. Why spend money to by-pass a nonexistent line?
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