Early this year, my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Singapore and Phuket. My cousins from Singapore gave us a surprise wedding gift of a 3D2N stay at Bay Hotel Singapore and entrance tickets to Universal Studios Singapore and the Singapore Flyer.
We had so much fun while we were there (also we’re Asians so anything free is fun! LOL). I especially loved the Bay Hotel Singapore because of its location, nearby amenities, fast services and friendly staffs.
Bay Hotel Singapore
My husband and I arrived in Singapore via Jetstar at Changi Airport. My cousins picked us up at Changi Airport Terminal 1 and we headed for some breakfast at Zam Zam before they sent my husband and I to Bay Hotel Singapore.
Bay Hotel Singapore is located at Telok Blangah and very nearby Vivocity (pretty much opposite it). If it weren’t for the pitstop we made to Zam Zam, it would’ve taken us about 22 minutes from Changi Airport straight to Bay Hotel Singapore by car.
It is possible to get to Bay Hotel Singapore by MRT too by taking the East West Line (Green) from Changi Airport towards Jurong. Get off at Outram Park to change to the North East Line (Purple) towards Harbourfront. You can get down at Harbourfront MRT – the station is inside Vivocity – and then walk for about 2 minutes to Bay Hotel. Alternatively, you can also get off at Telok Blangah MRT (Circle Line – Yellow) but that would mean you have to change to another line. The walk to the hotel from Telok Blangah MRT is also about 2 minutes.
Bus is also an option however it would take more than 1 hour to arrive from Changi Airport to Bay Hotel Singapore, Telok Blangah by bus.
Location & Architecture
I find the location of Bay Hotel Singapore very strategic, since it is very nearby Vivocity and Sentosa. My husband and I walked to Vivocity to get to Universal Studios Sentosa (USS) and we even had a leisurely walk back to our hotel later in the evening straight from USS. What more interesting is that the price per room, per night is affordable and not as expensive as staying at the hotels in Sentosa Island itself.
The façade of the hotel however is modern and simple. Drop off and pick up is in front of the lobby and it faces a small hill and green trees. The lobby is quite simple, practical and could get a little crowded during checkout time or when there are groups that keep their luggage there upon checkout.
Bay Hotel Singapore is a 4-star hotel and it is comfortable for those who are looking for a charming and affordable place to stay at if they’re planning to spend time in Sentosa Island.
Best plus point about Bay Hotel Singapore is its strategic location. Bay Hotel Singapore is less than 5 minutes from Harbourfront MRT, Mount Faber trek and cable car, Vivocity, Harboufront Centre (cruise port) and Sentosa Island. Bay Hotel Singapore is about 15 minutes away from Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Raffles Place, which are some of Singapore’s iconic places.
Rooms & Amenities
My husband and I stayed in the Standard Room and though it was not as big as the hotel rooms that we were used to, it does have all the necessary amenities needed in a hotel room. The rooms in Bay Hotel Singapore are definitely designed for self-sufficient travellers in mind.
Our room came with LCD TV, Minibar, Shower Rain, Free Wifi and Safe. One of the best things about the room is complimentary fully-stocked Minibar – which we enjoyed ourselves with, especially after the walk from USS to the hotel.
Every room also have the Free Handy Smartphone for unlimited internet access in Singapore and overseas calls (free local calls).
I loved that there’s a mini study table near the window for me to put all my little trinkets and brooches. I also like the daybed, I thought of doing that in my own bedroom at home, if possible. The daybed was very comfortable too.
The shower and toilet are separated and has it’s own glass doors which is located right next to the room door. Let me just say this, if you’re newlyweds and you have a bad stomachache, nicely ask your partner to leave the room before you do your business because, well, the shower and toilet is literally in the room and smell travels fast. LOL!
Sink is next to the closet and it could get a little messy if you’re one who likes to splash water onto your face after a face wash. Moderation is good, and act with care around the room.
Bay Hotel Singapore’s rooms includes:
- Standard Room (Twin Bed)
- Deluxe Room (Twin Bed, Queen Bed, King Bed)
- Triple Room (Queen Bed + Single Bed) – for 3 person in a room
- Suite Room – free lounge benefits, 1-way limousine airport pickup, buffet breakfast, 4 pieces of laundry daily, Wifi access, free local calls and gourmet bar.
Other Hotel Facilities
Bay Hotel Singapore has its own poolside and pool deck as well as gym facilities. I didn’t check both of those out though since most of the time my husband and I are not in the hotel.
There’s a restaurant at the Lower Ground level called Rumah Rasa. My husband and I didn’t eat at this restaurant either since we didn’t get complimentary breakfast with our room and since there are hawker stalls nearby, we went to the hawker stalls for some Singaporean breakfast instead.
Bay Hotel Singapore have some very nice rooftop restaurants though and the view is amazing – especially Propeller Restaurant where you can enjoy the sunset as you look out towards Faber Mountain.
Bay Hotel Singapore also have some interesting packages for their hotel customers that links to Universal Studios Singapore. Most of the time, you could find these packages or offers at their Instagram page.
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Services By Staffs
When my cousins, my husband and I arrived at the hotel, it was around 2pm and there were many other hotel guests near the lobby – many were checking in while some were storing their luggage near the reception area, so it was a little chaotic and packed.
However, checking in was a breeze since payment was made by credit card and all my husband and I had to do was hand over our passport for authorization.
The staffs were friendly and helpful. On the noon of our checkout, the process was also a breeze even though we knew it was a “full house” at the hotel.