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post #16 of 27
no, but the marina bay is a pretty hot area now, and there are some great restaurants there.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
they both have great locations. I have been a guest at them, but not spent the night. I don't stay at the top luxury hotels, usually at the Marriott or the hilton. what, exactly, do you want to know?

Hard to know, exactly. I might spend two nights in Singapore on the way to some meetings in HK. I have no real idea what I'd do there (except for dropping in on a few people I know). A good part of it will doubtless be getting over the 12-hour time change. So just looking for a pleasant place in a decent location, with access to good food.
post #18 of 27
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Hard to know, exactly. I might spend two nights in Singapore on the way to some meetings in HK. I have no real idea what I'd do there (except for dropping in on a few people I know). A good part of it will doubtless be getting over the 12-hour time change. So just looking for a pleasant place in a decent location, with access to good food.

I love the food there. I have really enjoyed the zoo, night safari, botanical garden and bird park. you can do the lot in a day.
post #19 of 27
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Has anyone stayed at the Marina Bay Sands?

Go for a drink at the roof (or just check out the view), but don't stay there
post #20 of 27
Stayed at pan pacific last ysear it was nice. Worked in the mbs convention centre for a month it was o fwiw.

Ill say this ford the sling...get it but ask for it mixed otherwise it'll come from a machine. Same price but you get a frsh product.
post #21 of 27
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Go for a drink at the roof (or just check out the view), but don't stay there

Hotel isn't very good?
post #22 of 27
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Hotel isn't very good?

The hotel is pretty nice, room is spacious but:

1. Lobby is filled with people who are there to check out the bar/mall/casino etc.
2. On-going construction on the ocean side
3. Inconvenient location (Relative to some of the other hotels)
4. No good food in surrounding neighbourhood (see 3)
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by changy View Post
The hotel is pretty nice, room is spacious but:

1. Lobby is filled with people who are there to check out the bar/mall/casino etc.
2. On-going construction on the ocean side
3. Inconvenient location (Relative to some of the other hotels)
4. No good food in surrounding neighbourhood (see 3)

Okay cool, thanks for the info. I was checking out their rates and they appeared to be cheaper than the MO, so I was wondering...
post #24 of 27
No idea about the other places in town, but Raffles is fantastic. The only downside is that the wonderful food costs about 4x what it might if you went elsewhere with a knowledgeable local. Same for the laundry and spa, no doubt. Still, it's fulfilling its mission (getting over jet-lag, providing R&R) admirably.
post #25 of 27
My advice would be to skip Singapore altogether.
post #26 of 27
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My advice would be to skip Singapore altogether.

Indeed.

That being said, there are a handful of hotels in Asia that are so legendary that one should certainly take the opportunity to stay when offered. They are Hong Kong's Peninsula, Shanghai's Astor House, Penang's E&O, Bangkok's Oriental, Bombay's Taj Mahal Palace, Rangoon's Strand, Columbo's Galle Face, and the Raffles in Singapore.
post #27 of 27
I love high tea at the Peninsula.
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