Oh wow, how long has it been since I stayed at Marina Bay Sands? 10 or 11 years? Lol, just thinking about it suddenly makes me feel so old! Really been a long, long time so it felt nice to revisit MBS again. It was pretty much a last minute plan to do a staycation here as I happened to come across a good package deal.
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore’s Most Iconic Hotel
Some say, if you’ve never stayed in Marina Bay Sands, then it’s like you’ve never been here, lol. We checked in on a Friday and it was so crowded with staycationers. But the whole check-in process was a breeze as it was done efficiently and speedily.
By the way, if you’re travelling to Singapore from a different country, it’s a good idea to buy a sim card from Sims Direct prior to your departure. Not only will it save you the hassle of finding a local sim card once you arrive, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing you have a reliable and affordable way to stay connected with your loved ones and access the internet during your trip.
Free room upgrade
I initially booked a Lower Floor (2nd to 9th floors) category room but at the time of check-in, we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Garden View category room. Woohoo! We didn’t even ask for it because we expected the hotel to be full so that was definitely a bonus. The last time I stayed here, I had a City View room with an amazing view of the Marina Bay area and this time, I got to enjoy a different view on the other side. Perfect!
Our room was located on the 33rd floor. The moment we entered, there were the wardrobe and minibar on the left and the bathroom on the right. Honestly speaking, the room’s interior design looked rather dated because it was like what it was a decade ago but MBS is now currently undergoing renovation so hopefully the next time we are back, we can see a refreshing change that’s more modern and luxurious.
Minibar items like canned soft drinks, bottled juices, nuts and chips were complimentary. There were also bottled drinking water and a Nespresso machine to make yourself a cuppa.
The Deluxe room is approx. 30 sqm in size. Came with glass-enclosed shower in the bathroom. No bath tub. Bathroom amenities, waffle bathrobes and hairdryer were provided.
Room was very spacious. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Hubby and I had very restful sleep for 2 nights.
Complimentary wifi access
The interactive flatscreen TV had ample cable channels. Didn’t really make use of it much as I had my iPad with me and since there was complimentary wifi, I could just binge-watch my shows. Wifi connection was fast and stable.
Amazing views from the room
The sliding doors in the bedroom opened out to a little narrow balcony where we could enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and the Gardens by the Bay. The cooling breeze was fantastic when we stood there at night.
Needless to say, the Sands SkyPark Infinity Pool on the 57th floor was what most people came here for. This 150m long Infinity Pool is the world’s longest elevated pool.
Pool slots had to be booked in advance so do that once you check into the hotel.
Evening slots were the most popular as everyone wanted to catch a glimpse of the sunset.
It was quieter by the pool at night so if you fancy a night swim, opt for a later slot.
Our room deal did not include breakfast which wasn’t a big deal so we could sleep like there was no tomorrow and wake up whenever we wake up, lol. There were so many food options in MBS anyway – no chance to ever feel hungry. We even took the MRT to Suntec just to pack Gyudon from Sukiya and grab supplies from Giant. Too convenient to get around.
Is Marina Bay Sands worth it?
All in all, we enjoyed our 2-night weekend getaway in Marina Bay Sands. The one thing that I loved the most was the unparalleled view of the Singapore skyline. Definitely something to be remembered for a long time. Room rates for MBS aren’t cheap compared to other 5-star hotels in the vicinity but I think it’s an experience that every Singapore resident or tourist should try for once at least. Been there, done that. One item off my bucket list. ?
We look forward to visiting MBS again in 2026! (i.e. when the expansion/renovation is complete)