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My Wonderful Stay at Marina Bay Sands

By Charlotte McCulloch

After visiting the Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort back in October 2011 I would like to share my experiences of the hotel and the various amenities that it offers.

As soon as you walk into the vast lobby area you are aware of the sheer size of this hotel and rather than feel like a hotel lobby you could be in an airport terminal, there are that many people checking in and out at any one time. Saying that though the service we received from the reception staff was still fantastic, they were quick and efficient and even presented us with a glass of champagne when we arrived.

MBS Lobby

We stayed in Tower 3 on the 29th floor facing the city, I knew the view was going to be impressive but nothing quite prepared me for quite how good it was. As we walked into the room our curtains opened automatically to reveal the stunning glittering city skyline of Singapore at night. The views themselves are fantastic but that isn’t where the positives of this hotel end.

When it comes to the attractions at the Marina Bay Sands, the first one I have to mention is the Sky Park, which for me, was the highlight of the hotel. The Sky park which stands on the 55th floor of hotel, 650ft above the ground is home to the world’s largest infinity pool at that height, as well as the Ku De Ta bar and restaurant and gardens. A swim in this pool is something everyone should experience at least once in their life!

MBS Pool

Adjoining the hotel itself is ‘The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ an impressive complex of over 800,000 square feet of retail and recreation space. The restaurants we enjoyed included the Pizzeria Mozza where we sampled the stone baked pizza, Kraze Burger for quick and delicious fast food, the complex’s very own mini hawker centre where you can enjoy authentic South East Asian dishes and TWG tea where you can sit down to a traditional afternoon tea in luxurious surroundings. My favourite of the eating establishments has to be High Society, here you can enjoy exquisite cakes and if you’re feeling like splashing the cash, a bottle of champagne to wash it down with!

MBS Shoppes

If wild nights out are more your thing then the Marina Bay Sands complex doesn’t disappoint when it comes to nightlife. Along with the Ku De Ta bar area on the Sky Park where you can enjoy drinks and great music overlooking arguablely the best view in Singapore, the hotel also has its very own nightclub – Avalon. Whilst we were there UK act, Example was performing in Avalon and the atmosphere was fantastic.

Where the Marina Bay Sands really stands out though is in the activities it offers its visitors, from a casino and theatre showing world class productions such as the ‘Lion King’ and ‘Wicked’ to sampan rides through the shopping malls man made canals and an ice skating rink. You really will never be short of things to do when staying or even visiting this hotel.

This hotel is a must see when visiting Singapore, if you are lucky enough to stay it is everything you expect and more when it comes to impressive views and glitz and glamour. If small personal touches and quiet relaxing areas are what you look for in a holiday the Marina Bay Sands is not for you however I would recommend a visit even only for a night just to experience the amazing views from the infinity pool on the Sky Park.

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