Hotels in Sentosa Island are targetted to travellers who are looking for one of the best beaches in Singapore, resort-like hotels, and some of the hottest entertainment attractions, including Resort World Sentosa Integrated Resort, right next to Universal Studios Singapore.
The islands name translates to "peace and tranquility" in Malay, but don't be fooled, this isn't a boring relaxation-only island. Dubbed "Asia's Favorite Playground," Sentosa Island offers something for everyone. Those who do prefer relaxation can lounge on the tranquil sands of Tanjong Beach while thrill-seekers can brave movie-themed rides at Universal Studios Singapore. Sentosa Island accommodations range from midrange hotels to all-inclusive resorts.
The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa, set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the Sea, is famous for its award-winning spa and luxury accommodations. The Botanica Spa's signature treatments include a flower ritual featuring two massages, a jasmine coriander scrub and a frangipani bath; an hour herbal indulgence designed to eliminate toxins and stimulate the circulation; and the Spa Botanica rooibos face and body anti-aging delight, designed to help banish skin-aging free radicals.
All rooms come with a 42-inch plasma TV, a DVD player, premium goose down pillows, and full-size bathtubs. Internet access is available for a surcharge. The resort features four restaurants and lounges, including contemporary dining in The Cliff, and Asian specialties in The Terrace.
Rates and Reviews: The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa
Travellers seeking budget hotels in Sentosa Island will have to stay on the mainland, but Harbour Ville hotel is situated just a 5-minute ride from the Sentosa Express(monorail) terminal that runs to Sentosa Island.
With rates starting at S$125 per night, the reasonably priced hotel offers a gym, in-house snack bar, self-service Laundromat, and a luggage storage room. The simply furnished rooms feature cable television, air-conditioning, and a telephone. Internet access is available for a surcharge.
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Several midrange resort-style hotels can be found right on Sentosa Island. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa features a unique lend of colonial architecture and modern design. Each individually designed room, suite and villa provides both comfort and state of the art facilities.
This family-friendly hotel's amenities include an outdoor pool, children's pool, fitness center, and children's club. Dining options include an on-site restaurant, coffee shop, and bar/lounge.
Rates and Reviews: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, a 4-star hotel, sits amidst tranquil surroundings in colonial architecture dating back to the 1940's. Combining old-world charm with modern facilities, this one-of-a-kind resort provides the peacefulness of an island vacation while keeping visitors close to all the action.
The Sentosa Express, right outside the front door, takes travellers to city shops and entertainment. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, restaurants and bars.
Rates and Reviews: Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa
Siloso Beach Resort, another mid-range option, sits on Siloso Beach. Notable features include a complementary shuttle that takes guests within four kilometers of the hotel and a 95-metre outdoor swimming pool with an 18-meter waterfall.
Siloso Beach Resort is also suitable for children and provides a children's swimming pool. The on-site restaurant serves a complimentary breakfast buffet.
Rates and Reviews: Siloso Beach Resort
Like the other midrange hotels in Sentosa Island, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort provides an outdoor pool, children's pool, and fitness center. The pool is one of the largest freeform swimming pools in Singapore, and features a swim-up bar, so guests can enjoy a frothy beverage without leaving the water. Rasa Sentosa is situated about one-quarter kilometre from the Silosa Beach, and is close to Sentosa Underwater World.
Guests can choose from one of six different dining options, including the Silver Shell Cafe, with live cooking stations and a buffet suitable for children. Rasa Sentosa Resort is on the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
Rates and Reviews: Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort
Travellers looking to splurge on luxury accommodations may want to check into Capella Resort Singapore. This five-star hotel features three outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a health club, and a fitness facility. Each of the 112 guestrooms provides a balcony with an ocean or garden view.
The beds are fitted in premium Italian sheets and bedding. Room amenities include iPod docking station, CD player, plasma television with free movie channels, espresso maker, and a minibar. In-room childcare is available for a surcharge.
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Each room is an artistic masterpiece, painted in muted colours to allow the artwork and carefully selected furnishing to take center stage. Floor-to-ceiling windows present views of the Merlion or harbor.
Enjoy Italian meals at the open-kitchen Palio, or indulge in Chinese dishes at Chinois. Hotel Michael is a two-minute walk from Universal Studios Singapore.
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The Festive Hotel is perfect for families with children. In addition to a king-sized or twin beds, each room has a bonus sofa that folds out into a bed. Loft beds for children are available in most rooms as well. From the candy assortment at the front desk to tailored bathrobes and novelty packs designed for children, this is one of the hotels in Sentosa Island caters to their smallest guests in every way possible.
Both children and adults with a sweet tooth will enjoy Boulangerie, dubbed the ultimate dessert haven. Sweet delights include European six flavours of macaroons, cheesecake, a variety of gelato, and a special novelty showcase for kids.
Rates and Reviews: Festive Hotel
Rock-star wannabes may enjoy the Hard Rock Hotel, which combines rock and roll attitude with five-star service. Rooms are decked out in modern furnishings, state of the art entertainment, and dramatic lighting. Even the bathrooms are designed to give off that back-stage vibe.
The Hard Rock Hotel also features 30 function rooms and a large 6,500-seat ballroom. Enjoy international cuisine at the Starz Restaurant by day, then head over to the Rock Bar for a taste of the nightlife.
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