This shall be my second time staying in Marina Bay Sands. This time around, instead of the garden view, we had opted for the picturesque city view. I understand that it is slightly more expensive than the garden view. The rate starts at about 400+++ SGD which, is undoubtedly steep especially when it is being converted to MYR. Fortunately for us, we were given two free nights and what a truly wonderful trip it has been (It has got nothing to do with the fact that it’s free….Okay, fine! Maybe a little)
Marina Bay Sands is the largest hotel in Singapore, 6th in Asia and the 34th largest in the world. The three iconic towers are amongst the most complex buildings and one of the most instagramed places in Singapore. It is famous for its casino and its world’s largest infinity pool which, is a bucket list to some, i believe, considering the stories i’ve read and heard where people conjure up lies just to be there. Some are willing to splurge for a night just for the sake of the pool. It is only meant for guests. Non-guests could only access the bars and restaurants next to the pool for a price, of course.
Upon arrival, we left our car with the valet (15 SGD a day for guests) and checked in. The process and service were very efficient just as i remembered. Our luggage was sent right to our room by the concierge within 10-15 minutes.
I was definitely left in awe the moment i walked into the room. The view was absolutely stunning. TIP : Request for the city view. You get to witness sunrises, sunsets and the flash of lightning in the rain that make everything unequivocally worthwhile. The view was the predominant reason why i was unwilling to leave the room. I am a sucker for views.
The infinity pool is on the 57th floor. If you are keen to take good photographs without getting photobombed by strangers’ butts and bellies, come early during sunrise or at night. The crowd will be little to none. The pool opens from 0600 to 1100 and the view at night is absolutely stunning.
The view was stunning, just as it was from our room. The pool could be a little crowded but you could just find a corner for yourself and savour every inch of that moment.
Dining in Marina Bay could be unsurprisingly expensive. However, i fell in love with Da Paolo. A cafe situated opposite the ArtScience Museum. I had to go there twice just for the grilled salmon pizza. The pastas were exquisite too. I wish Malaysian cafes could start offering gluten free options. They sell gelato too! Truthfully, it does not have that many restaurants and cafes for you to choose from and if you are looking to have cheap eats, the only place you could go would be the food court.
Staying here can be very convenient too. The top attractions are a merely a few meters away (Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome) and the MRT is directly by the hotel.
It has been an incredible highlight to my week, with everything that had happened to my family and I (The hospital, etc). This was a much needed getaway. I had a wonderful time in Marina Bay Sands and if you are asking if it is worth the money, it sure is.
The Pad Thai was soooooo good that i had to have it twice!