W Sentosa Cove
21 Ocean Way, Singapore, Singapore 098374
+65 6808 7288
My Rating: 83%
Price Rating: $$$$
Summary of my Stay: I arrived at the hotel late at night and the property was beautifully lit inside and out. The bell-staff were friendly and efficient. They guided me up the staircase to the lobby where the music from Woo Bar filled the entire main floor. Check-in was personal and quick and within moments, I was being ushered to my room. The room was spacious and well laid out. While the rooms are equipped for every business need, they were certainly designed with fun in mind. There was ample closet space (well done) and the bathroom was oversized. The bed was soft and delightful. I hit the sheets and I was out. Although, I did spend a few moments basking in the technicolor glory of the bedroom before passing out.
I had a quick bite to eat at WOOBar which was enjoyable. However, the W is known for their drinks and less about their food. And their drinks did NOT disappoint.
The W Sentosa Cove is very private and really was a nice relaxing break. You get the impression that you're at a private island resort and not in a city of nearly 6 million.
Fun fact: If you get tired of lounging on your yacht, the hotel is alongside the Singapore Yacht Club. So just pull on in and let the W welcome you.
Highlight of the Hotel: The hotel's pool and spa area were heavenly. The pool is aptly named WET and there was something for everyone and every age. The uniquely shaped pool is open 24 hours/day. So upon arrival, I slipped down and dipped into the refreshing water. The next morning I went back to the pool and saw the signature W prominently displayed. The pool itself is massive and has a swim-up bar. An array of colorful bean-bag floatation loungers was at the edge of the pool waiting to drift guests out into the water. There are areas for kids (aka partiers-in-training) that still keep in line with the aesthetic of the whole resort. Servers were attentive and drink orders were promptly brought poolside. My drink was a variation of a mint pina colada that came with its own inflatable pink flamingo. In the summer months, guest DJs spin at WET and the pool becomes a private party oasis. Indoors, the AWAY spa brought a modern cool flair to relaxation. When you walk into the spa lounge, you are in a casual and elegant beachy surrounding. However, as soon as you go into the change rooms and down towards the vitality pools, you know you're in a spa, unlike any others. The concentrated colors and unique designs take you on a journey. Relaxation pools were heated at different temperatures, rain fall showers were an out-of-body experience and the treatment rooms look like they belong on a spaceship. If you're planning a visit, make sure to book a treatment or two here.
Highlight of my Stay: Too often luxury hotels cater more to business clientele than to vacationers who want to have fun. The W Sentosa Cove was designed to be sexy and playful, and the numerous small fun touches were my highlight. WOOBar is a great place to start. Their menu is a vinyl record and my drink was served in a glowing lightbulb complete with powersource. I've already mentioned how cool the pool and spa are. The rooms are colorful and welcoming—certainly not your typical corporate style hotel room. There was a customized poster that welcomed me to the hotel in a spring break type theme. The in-room snack bar was filled with vibrant candies and treats that belong in a Katy Perry music video. In the hallways, a small army of colored Roombas silently attacked the hallway carpets. On the main floor, there are acoustically designed art installations that you pull over your head like a helmet incase you needed to make a phone call while the DJ's music is blasting. And yes, they actually worked. There was an endless supply of little details that made the stay here fun and memorable.
Drawbacks: The hotel is privately nested alongside the Singapore Yacht club on Sentosa Island making it is the perfect hotel to explore the Resort World attractions such as Universal Studios. However, it is a 15-20 minute drive into downtown Singapore where you'll find the main shopping and dining attractions of the city.