There are a lot of things that can make a hotel extra special. The rooms, the service, the facilities, the food. So, when you find one that not only ticks all of your boxes, but also those of your children, you know you are on to a winner! And that’s exactly what we found ourselves saying during our recent stay at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.
Sentosa Island, known as Singapore’s Playground and visited by more than 20 million people per year, is home to many luxury hotels and resorts. So, what makes W Singapore – Sentosa Cove stand out from all the rest? Attention to detail! This hotel knows what you want, need and desire! They go above and beyond to ensure your stay will be not just an enjoyable one, but one you will never forget!
The entire hotel, while classy and luxurious, has a very unique and fresh vibe. From the swanky red carpet leading you up a striking staircase to the reception area, to the cool tunes softly floating throughout, W Singapore boasts a modern and vibrant ambiance that has you feeling genuinely excited to be there!
Modern and chic, all 240 of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s rooms are contemporarily designed to exude luxury, elegance and style. From a room to a suite to a ‘WOW’ suite, with each and every accommodation option you will find a sophisticated interior, spacious layout and furnishings and fixtures of the highest quality.
With seven members of our family we required two interconnecting rooms. Our two 42sqm ‘Fabulous Rooms’ were in every sense of the word – fabulous! One of the rooms contained two queen sized ‘W Signature’ beds and the other a luxurious king ‘W Signature’ bed. Each one unbelievably comfortable! The ensuite in each room, light, bright and spacious, offered separate bath and shower, with the master ensuite boasting an open wall which you can watch TV through while in the bath!
Each room had it’s own private balcony overlooking the picturesque swimming pool and came with a multitude of extras including wi-fi, gourmet tea and coffee making facilities and a handy smartphone. This smartphone is a brilliant feature of every room, allowing guests to take it out and about with them while they are staying at the hotel. It comes with free unlimited mobile internet and unlimited local calls as well as being preloaded with Singapore city guides. Just one of those added extras that makes W Singapore – Sentosa Cove that little bit extra special!
When W Singapore – Sentosa Cove talk food, they mean business! Of all of the buffet breakfasts I have ever had (and trust me, I’ve had more than my fair share), the one at W Singapore could very well be the best ever! And then there’s the dinner buffet…..
With two top of the range, innovative restaurants and a trendy cocktail bar, as well as an additional poolside bar and an impressive in-room dining menu, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove offers a dining option to suit everyone.
The Kitchen Table
Every morning the Kitchen Table serves up a buffet breakfast fit for kings. You name it, they have it! From cereals and pastries, fresh fruit and yoghurts, to traditional Asian delicacies and eggs done every way possible, I don’t think anyone could possible manage to sample everything on offer in just one sitting. The food is of the highest of quality with service to match. Can you remember the pattern on the coffee cup you were served yesterday? The staff can. And they will bring you your coffee in that very same cup the following morning. And again with your dinner! It doesn’t get much more personal than that!
While we were too full from breakfast to even look at The Kitchen Table’s lunch menu we did make sure we were good and ready for the dinner buffet. On the night that we dined, the theme was ‘Seafood From The Heart’ and oh my goodness – what a feast! I don’t think I have ever seen, and tasted, so many exquisite seafood dishes in all my life. From sushi, fresh oysters, prawns, lobster and crab to whole grilled fish, fish curry and chowder, I really didn’t know where to begin. Or how to stop! Ceviche anyone? And for those not big on seafood, there’s the noodle station, the extensive cheese and antipasto selection and an array of other meat and chicken dishes.
As we sat and savoured every mouthful, our children were whisked outside, where with the help of several wonderful members of staff, they had their own little pizza making workshop. When they returned, proudly producing their own creations, even with all the amazing food around us, I couldn’t help but pinch a piece for myself. Wow! Even the kids pizzas were divine!
And then there’s dessert! It’s funny how no matter how full you are, when the dessert buffet looks as good as this one, you will find room. And then some more! Cakes, macaroons, panna-cotta, oh-my!
As if all this wasn’t enough, a very special delivery to the table. Absolutely delactable! Our children are already asking when we are going to come back to W Singapore. They say it’s because it’s such an awesome hotel. I’m pretty sure that dessert buffet is at the fore-front of their minds!
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s SKIRT is famous for it’s wood-burning grill. Known as one of the best restaurants in Singapore, SKIRT serves up an array of modern and decadent dishes cooked on the impressive centrepiece parrilla grill.
This stylish and trendy bar and lounge offers a relaxing and elegant place to sit back, listen to some soft tunes and enjoy a cocktail or three.
For those either enjoying a splash in W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s luxurious pool or happily stretched out poolside on a lounger, WET BAR serves up an array of tempting snacks and cocktails.
In Room Dining
You really can’t beat 24 hour in room dining delivered right to your door with a simple press of a button. 3am burgers anyone?
If you can summon up the energy to pull yourself from your ridiculously comfy bed or find the strength to walk away from ‘just one more’ plate at the buffet, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove has a many number of additional facilities to keep you happy and entertained.
With 240 rooms, will the hotel pool be big enough for everyone? Um, yes! In fact, you could probably invite every guest from every other hotel on Sentosa Island for a swim in this pool and still have room to splash around! It is huge! The giant floating pillows were a big hit with our kids, as too were the inflatable ball games. The pool is open 24 hours a day and at night is illuminated with a cool mix of coloured lighting.
The hotel’s 24 hour gym is fully equipped with all manner of fitness equipment, machines and weights. With a team of professional personal trainers, this modern and spacious gym is considered one of the best luxury hotel gyms in Singapore.
The perfect place to escape to for some relaxation and pampering! Offering a luxurious menu of signature spa treatments, as well as a sauna, steam room, decompression area and vitality pool, AWAY is a place of true tranquillity and indulgence.
Stay For Fun
When booking your stay at W Singapore Sentosa Cove consider a ‘Stay For Fun Package‘ which includes entry to one of many fun attractions throughout Singapore. Included in our stay was a visit to KidZania on Sentosa Island which the children absolutely loved!
Our Final Verdict
With it’s trendy and contemporary design and cool and sophisticated ambience, I genuinely cannot fault this hotel at all. From the warm welcome we received upon arrival, to the tubs of ice-cream handed out to each of us as we checked out, our stay was nothing short of wonderful. The rooms were divine, the food unforgettable and the staff all extremely friendly and genuine. The fact that they really took the time to acknowledge and interact with our children and make them feel just as welcome as any adults staying at the hotel is testament to just what a great, family friendly hotel W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is. Seven thumbs up!
Disclaimer: We were sponsored guests of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. All experiences shared and opinions expressed in this article are our own.