The options are endless when chosing hotels in Singapore. You have your ultra high end Marina Sands Hotel which is arguably the most uniquely constructed hotel in the world to 4 and 5 star hotels from major chains to botique hotels. While none are wrong choices, it’s a matter of fit for what you want to do.
I chose The Westin Singapore for a few reasons: reaching Marriott Gold status, enjoying affordable luxury, and location.
Keep reading to check out why The Westin Singapore is a great choice when staying in Singapore.
Booking direct through Marriott’s website has worked very well for me. I booked two nights from Friday to Sunday.
Friday night was $384 SGD ($283 USD) and Saturday night was $402 SGD ($296 USD). This combined to earn me 4,881 points with a 25% boost for an extra 1,220 points since I am a Marriott Gold Elite member. I also earned a bonus 2,000 points through a Marriott promotion.
In total, I earned 8,101 points which is equal to just about $73 based on TPG points valuations.
The hotel is located 30 minutes away from the airport and can be accessed via taxi or bus.
The Westin Singapore is located on the edge of the downtown core and nearby to the Straits where the Gardens by the Bay are located. The hotel is positioned well so it is within walking distance of most tourist attractions, restaurants, and bars. If not, you can chose to use “Grab” which is the ride sharing service available in Singapore. The rates are comparable to Uber and Lyft in the USA.
The hotel is situated in the Asia Square. This is a larger complex with tall towers and businesses. The adjacent area is under development which makes the entrance to the hotel not that grand. Throughout my stay, I didn’t notice the construction being too bothersome but then again, it was a weekend.
When checking into the hotel, you’ll see the first floor which has a small cafe and the concierge desk. Take one of the three elevators next to the concierge desk to the hotel lobby which is on the 32nd floor.
Exiting the elevator, the front desk was just to the right of the elevators. Staff greeted me with a warm smile although it was near 2am local time.
Just behind the check in desk, you’ll find the lobby lounge which has plenty of weekly deals and is a great place to get some work done or relax before a night out.
My room was on the corner of the 42nd floor and had a king bed which overlooked the Singapore Strait. I could see Sentosa from my room and was also able to look down on the shipping yards. The room was setup for great sunrise views.
The room presentation was excellent. Linens were nicely made and it was definitely a refreshing moment after hopping off an 8 hour plane ride.
There was a smaller flat screen TV with a mini-fridge built into the cabinets. Espresso machine located on the table top along with complimentary water.
The closet was generously large with robes, iron and ironing board, along with a small safe.
The bathroom was large and spacious with a very modern feel to it.
The shower had a standard shower head along with a rain shower head. Blinds line the entire wall of the bathroom and are electronically controlled.
The room also came stocked with a full array of toiletries. Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are supplied by Westin’s brand, “heavenly spa.”
The mini-fridge came stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Prices are seen below and are a bit steep but it’s expected at a luxury hotel. The mini-fridge has sensors where all the items are placed and if anything is moved for more than 5 or 10 seconds, it will count it as used and charge the room. Don’t mess around with it!
The coffee and tee supplies were complimentary.
The Westin has an impressive array of amenities including a pool, multiple restaurants, gym, spa, executive lounge, and arrival lounge.
The pool area was spacious with plenty of space to layout and enjoy the sun. There is also a small bar if you chose to have any alcoholic beverages. The pool has an infinity design as you can see below.
The gym is smaller but has plenty to get your workout in. There are free weights with machines and plenty of cardio equipment.
Near the gym, there is a locker room with showers and a bathroom. I used this area to freshen up before my flight to Qatar. This was a great spot to clean up and is free to use even after I checked out.
There are three restaurants on the property offering a diverse selection of foods. Cook & Brew is a. gastro-bar offering a sit down experience with a full bar and wine menu.
Seasonal Tastes is more of a buffet which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Finally, you have Daily Treats which is on the first floor and features sandwiches, tarts, and pastries along with juices.
In all, I enjoyed my time at The Westin Singapore. I think it offers a good value for its luxury brand. Prices weren’t too high and I enjoyed the large room and great views. The amenities are just right and it’s location makes it easy to get around to most of Singapore. I would certainly stay here again.
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