The W brand is widely known around the world. It offers an escape for people looking for a respite from the humdrum of usual life, and offers a rabbit-hole through which travellers can escape to a world of wonder, eccentricity; a world where anything and everything (as long as it’s legal!) is possible.
We here at TripZilla like to chase after the extraordinary, and we found that at W Singapore.
Maybe it’s something in the air, but we felt different once we walked in. At W Singapore, you become one of the rich and the famous; you become a superstar! We strutted our stuff on the red carpet (lights, camera, action!) that extends all the way from the lobby to the pool, and took lots of OOTDs with the LED wall that’s modeled after the one in Times Square.
The lobby presents a juxtaposition of modernity against nature; with structures resembling cogon grass and hidden hippos found all around the hotel. More on that in the Fun Facts section!
If stairs aren’t your thing, a cool glass elevator brings you from the entrance right up to the lobby/check-in area.
The lobby is hip, modern and young – it’s never quiet, not even for a minute! Need to make a call but can’t hear yourself or your thoughts? We stuck our heads into one of these sound-proof pods called Whisper Booths, and voila! Our very own private phone cubicle. We also loved that there was lots of natural light which made the atmosphere bright and cheery.
The room overlooks a simply spectacular view of the WET® Pool and the Marina. Come on, just look at that view, you’re not going to get that anywhere else! We spent a good hour or two curled up on the balcony sofas with a magazine and a glass of wine. Also, no need to stake out a good sunset spot – we watched the skies turn into a fiery orange and red right from our balcony.
Warm hues of orange give way to a deep purple - way to set the mood, W Singapore!
W Singapore is also known to have the fluffiest beds in town, and rightly so! The W Signature Bed is so big and so soft; if anything ever felt like a cloud, this bed takes the cake.
Did we mention that each room is decked out with a state-of-the-art Bose sound system? Sweet! The floor-to-ceiling windows let in lots of natural light, and the bathtub? Let’s just say we had a hard time even leaving the room!
Feast your eyes on spectacular ocean views right from the comfort of your room. Our eyes nearly popped when we saw the panoramic view – all this was ours? Really, all ours? *dreamy-eyed*
True to its name, this room is nothing short of spectacular! Sprawl out in sheer comfort; we wanted space, and space is exactly what we got. This room comes with its own wooden terrace and plunge pool as well – pure bliss!
Sometimes, the bathtubs make all the difference. And here at the Marvellous Suite, there is one big bubbilicious bathtub! Our favourite thing to do was just to immerse ourselves in lots of bubbles, pop a bottle of champagne, and take in the stunning views.
Have all the privacy you want with your very own private plunge pool – we took lots of groovy selfies and OOTDS far away from the prying public eye. This suite is so incredibly self-contained, we had everything we needed and more!
Sometimes there’s nothing better than kicking back on a Saturday night and watching the latest blockbuster on TV. Here at the Fantastic suite, we could choose between LED TVs in both the living room and the bedroom, complete with an open bar for a beer or two! Perfect for a stay-in movie night.
We heard so much about the quirkiness of W Singapore, and boy were we delighted to check this room out. The room definitely didn’t disappoint – a pumpkin shaped hanging lamp and the radial patterned rug? We felt exactly like Alice in Wonderland!
Splash out in luxury, and be completely swept off your feet at the Extreme WOW Suite. We know our first reaction was – what else? – “WOW!” Besides sweeping ocean views, we gleefully uncovered a jacuzzi, a 6-seater dining table, a balcony with a large plunge pool, and more! Excuse us while we twirl around in sheer delight.
We literally didn’t know where to begin at this buffet. There were so many dishes, and even a noodle station! The highlight of the buffet: The SEAFOOD! That spread. That freshness. And all you can eat? Yums!
The desserts were… for lack of a better expression, Mamma mia, man were those good! Visually appealing, check. Small portions so we don’t get too full? Check. Tastes divine, check check check!
Tel: +65 6808 7268
SKIRT is reputed to be one of the best restaurants in Singapore, and boy does it turn the heat up with its succulent steaks and seafood. It’s one of the few restaurants in Singapore that serves Beef Wellington, a chunk of tender meat encased within fluffy puff pastry. Meat-lovers, or anyone who’s a fan of meat, find your little slice of heaven right here.
Tel: +65 6808 7278
Situated at the lobby, WOOBAR is inviting and absolutely tempting both in the day and at night! In the day, indulge in an afternoon tea from 3-5pm daily. At night, let loose with gigantic cocktail bombs and pumping music to set the mood!
Every Friday, join in WOOBAR as it celebrates TGIF3 FREE FLOW FRIDAYS, where the sky’s the limit and those shots just keep on coming. It’s a perfect way to spend the afternoon/night! Or pop by mid-week for Ladies Night/Heel Before Me every Wednesday! And if live music is your thing, WOOBAR has got SRSLY live music sessions every Saturday!
Tel: +65 6808 7258
Ah, the pool at W Singapore is known nation-wide to be one of the biggest, one of the hippest – seriously, this is the pool that everyone wants to be at!
The pool is open 24 hours, and hosts an ‘Endless Summer Pool Party’ every month! Join in the crowd as they celebrate being young with electric energy that’s infectious beyond compare. Groove to beats churned out by the resident DJ as you laze in the pool amidst floats of every colour. Chill at the pool bar, which even lights up at night!
Like the pool, the gym is open 24 hours! If you’re insomniacs like us, trust us when we say a 2am session at the treadmill followed by a night dip is nothing short of refreshing. Also, revel in the tranquil of the night – there’s no one around, and the night belongs to you and you alone.
If you’re up for it, register for their outdoor Strala Yoga sessions as well.
We had a truly relaxing time in the vitality pools, steam room, sauna, and experiential showers. We really liked the infrared saunas and the tropical showers. Be sure to try out the ‘Caribbean Thunderstorm’ setting – more on that at the fun facts section!
Being the workaholics we are, we absolutely delighted in free access to the WIRED Business Centre. It’s decked out with two workstations, a binding and laminating machine, as well as packing and shipping services! Perfect for all our writing needs.
Hippos around the hotel
True to its’ nature theme, there are various hidden hippos hidden all around the hotel! Spot some on the handles at the entrance, as well at the base of the lobby’s DJ booth. How many more are you able to spot during your stay?
Different room lightings to get you in the mood
Looking for an escape, a flirty time, or flashing lights for your runway debut? The room comes with different mood lightings to suit your every whim and fancy. We had a mighty good time toggling between the different settings; here at W Singapore they really think of everything.
“Caribbean Thunderstorm” Spa function
We found this experiential shower to be super cool. Choose from settings such as ‘Tropical Rain’, ‘Cold Mist’, or even a ‘Carribean Storm’. We were curious to see what the ‘Caribbean Storm’ would be like, and we were definitely not disappointed. The storm comes with flashing lights (like lightning), and booming sounds (like thunder). Needless to say, the pouring ‘rain’ served up a good massage!
“With a setting right at the playground of the rich and famous, this W property’s Sentosa Cove location not only creates an atmosphere perfect for a hideaway but also one that is thankfully not touristy.”
“Set in lush greenery and coastal setting, you feel so much away from home.”
Birthday weekend at W Hotel, Sentosa Cove Singapore
A Juggling Mom
“...that's what I adore most about W Hotel - it's the unique taste in design and music that you can't find at any other hotels for sure.”
Best Staycation of the Year: W Hotel Singapore
The marina is dotted with luxurious yachts and stunning views aplenty. Take a leisurely stroll anytime of the day, and imagine going for a spin out on the waters. Hey, a girl can dream right?
There’s nothing quite like listening to the therapeutic sound of waves lapping up against the shore. Chill on the breakwaters next to the turquoise ocean, and take in that distinct smell of salt water. Ah, don’t we all just love the sea?
Did you know that there are actually a cluster of islands off the shores of Singapore that you can visit? Try to spot Lazarus Island, Sisters’ Islands, St John’s Island and so on.
W Singapore offers complimentary scooters for rent, as well as rental of ninebots for SGD48 nett per half an hour. Rent either and go exploring the rest of Sentosa Cove! The houses here are jawdroppingly majestic, and will blow your mind.