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I am looking for suggestions on where to stay in Singapore for one or two nights. We are boarding the Golden Princess afterwards. I've never been to Asia before.

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I have stayed at the Singapore Marriott on Orchard Rd and loved it. Great location with a subway stop right at the door. The hotel is very nice. Singapore was so much more than I thought it would be. Enjoy!

 

 

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We stayed at the ibis Singapore on Bencoolen prior to our cruise in March. Save some money by joining Accor Hotels first and book a room with breakfast included. It's well located and reasonably priced.

 

 

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We stayed at the ibis Singapore on Bencoolen prior to our cruise in March. Save some money by joining Accor Hotels first and book a room with breakfast included. It's well located and reasonably priced.

 

 

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I have stayed at the Singapore Marriott on Orchard Rd and loved it. Great location with a subway stop right at the door. The hotel is very nice. Singapore was so much more than I thought it would be. Enjoy!

 

 

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What are some of the things around your hotels? Are there good restaurants close by? What are some places to visit?

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There are oodles of restaurants of pretty much any cuisine/price (especially Chinese/Asian) throughout Singapore. Raffles Hotel and shopping complex not too far (10 minute walk) from Ibis. The metro/subway station at Bugis is close by and provides access to most of Singapore. Marina Bay is an interesting spot and easily reached by subway. Shopping is everywhere but Orchard Road between Buyang and Grange is probably the best area for that.

 

 

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The Ibis on Bebcoolen is well located, but the rooms are very small which is typical of Singapore.

 

Wherever you are located in Singapore is ok as public transport is very efficient and cheap and user friendly. TAxis are also plentiful and cheap as well.

 

For our next cruise from Singapore we have booked the Wangz Hotel to give it a try, For a few more dollars than it would cost to stay at the Ibis and with breakfast included, it looks good to us.

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Would absolutely suggest you check out the Royal Plaza on Scott's Road...amazing hotel and location.....Also take the MRT one evening to Lau Pa Sat for their evening BBQ...the best Satay in the world...So good, we went on two evenings :p

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I love all the information so far. I'm looking for ideas because we aren't going until 2018. How would you get from the airport to the hotels? Do they have shuttles; what do taxis cost; and best way to get to the cruise terminals?

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I love all the information so far. I'm looking for ideas because we aren't going until 2018. How would you get from the airport to the hotels? Do they have shuttles; what do taxis cost; and best way to get to the cruise terminals?

 

Taxis are the way to go. Plentiful and inexpensive.

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I have stayed at the Singapore Marriott on Orchard Rd and loved it. Great location with a subway stop right at the door. The hotel is very nice. Singapore was so much more than I thought it would be. Enjoy!

 

 

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Even better than the more expensive Marriott, we loved the Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel across the street from the Marriott.

 

It is a 4.5 star hotel, with all the amenities and spacious rooms for about $175 per night.

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We will most probably be staying at Intercontnental again. It is above Bugis metro so easy to get everywhere.

I second going to Lau Pa Sat will be going there a couple of times. So many good places around for food.

Earlier this year we did not have breakfast included but that was fine as Kaya Toast at Bugis is great and so many other places great to get breakfast. Except when I had Singapore Chilli Crab (at Gluttons Bay cost $30 Singapore). We ate 3 meals a day for 2 of us for $30 Singapore. Great good and Hawkers centres are great.

 

Taxi from Airport to Hotel and then Taxi from Hotel to cruise port is best.

 

 

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We will most probably be staying at Intercontnental again. It is above Bugis metro so easy to get everywhere.

I second going to Lau Pa Sat will be going there a couple of times. So many good places around for food.

Earlier this year we did not have breakfast included but that was fine as Kaya Toast at Bugis is great and so many other places great to get breakfast. Except when I had Singapore Chilli Crab (at Gluttons Bay cost $30 Singapore). We ate 3 meals a day for 2 of us for $30 Singapore. Great good and Hawkers centres are great.

 

Taxi from Airport to Hotel and then Taxi from Hotel to cruise port is best.

 

 

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How many days ahead of the cruise are you going to spend there, Rae?

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Not sure yet. Earlier this year before cruise we spent 6 days. Will not be spending as long this time I don't think. Unless can talk Ian into taking the Golden to Singapore from Australia then there is 2 week break from when she arrives there and we leave. So not sure where we will go for that time. Lol. All depends on where Golden goes after Vancouver.

 

 

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Not sure yet. Earlier this year before cruise we spent 6 days. Will not be spending as long this time I don't think. Unless can talk Ian into taking the Golden to Singapore from Australia then there is 2 week break from when she arrives there and we leave. So not sure where we will go for that time. Lol. All depends on where Golden goes after Vancouver.

 

 

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You are lucky your husband doesn't mind being away for so long. I will be happy if I can get Stan to agree to two nights there. That's why I am looking for things that are must see there.

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Ok eat at gluttony bay one evening and watch the laser light show. Gardens at the Bay must see co late afternoon to night as the "trees" light up. Or go there after laser light show. Lots of places go to look at the website visit a city and pug in number of days they suggest what to see you can read about each place and if not interested delete them then go to the browse section read about attractions there and add if they interest you the website will put in appropriate place.

 

 

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I am hopeing Ian will retire for this cruise, he actually could retire next month. So if he decides to work until then and have it as his retirement start I maybe able to talk him into extra time. I will be taking Long Service Leave if I dont leave work before hand.

 

 

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Public transport is so easy in Singapore. Plenty metered taxis, cheap buses, great MRT underground.

I would recommend looking at booking.com and checking them out. Most 3 star hotels are extremely high standard compared to European hotels. 5 star is basically very luxurious and unfortunately very expensive in Singapore.

Breakfast is not important to be included as there is FOOD everywhere- honestly you will not have to go far to find food if every kind. It's the culture there - eat and shop!

I would recommend a hotel near bus or MRT routes and you don't have to be in Orchard Road ( unless you can afford anything!)

 

 

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We just spent seven nights at the Pan Pacific in Marina Bay, and loved the hotel. Great multi-lingual staff, wonderful room, and great location with a handy MRT station within a few minutes walk. Would definitely stay there again.

 

Regarding taxi fares, we spent about S$20.00 for a regular metered taxi (not one of the luxury taxis) from the Pan Pacific to the airport.

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We just spent 2 nights at the Singapore Fairmont Hotel in a Club room, and it was fantastic! I hated to leave.:) The view from the 23rd floor was breathtaking. The room was large, extremely clean and well appointed, and the service was top notch! The location can't be beat. Everything you want or need is within a short walking distance, and the MRT City Hall station is right there. I highly recommend it.

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We will be in Singapore on a Grand Asia cruise that has an overnight in Singapore. I'm wondering if it is worth getting a hotel for the night.

I think the cruise port is fairly close to town but I'm not sure how easy it is. We'd like to go back to our cabin or hotel in the late afternoon and then go out again in the evening.

I would appreciate any of your thoughts on this.

Thanks

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Assuming you are docking at Marina Bay Cruise Terminal it's close to the main attractions and they have a very good, modern and inexpensive subway system. Taxi's are also cheap so it's relatively easy to go places if you do not want to walk or take the subway. They have a night light show at the Gardens next to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino which is one or two stops from the subway stop near the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal. If you have time, we had a drink at the top of the Marina Bay Sands which provides some great views of the area, it might be good to go for the sunset and then stay for the light show at the Gardens.

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Assuming you are docking at Marina Bay Cruise Terminal it's close to the main attractions and they have a very good, modern and inexpensive subway system. Taxi's are also cheap so it's relatively easy to go places if you do not want to walk or take the subway. They have a night light show at the Gardens next to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino which is one or two stops from the subway stop near the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal. If you have time, we had a drink at the top of the Marina Bay Sands which provides some great views of the area, it might be good to go for the sunset and then stay for the light show at the Gardens.

 

Thanks for these ideas. If our dock is Marina Bay, we will probably not get a hotel room for the night.

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Thanks for these ideas. If our dock is Marina Bay' date=' we will probably not get a hotel room for the night.[/quote']

 

 

 

Even if you are not docked at Marina Bay, and are docked near Sentosa Island I would not be concerned about getting a hotel. Traffic is heavily regulated in Singapore and the costs of taxis is very reasonable. Sentosa will place you near the beaches, theme parks, etc.

 

As far as the OP's question. If you can swing it, I would highly recommend a stay at Marina Bay Sands. Yes it's like staying in a large Las Vegas casino resort, but you basically are paying to go to the rooftop pool. The pictures don't do it justice when you step out of the elevator and see this enormous infinity pool that you know is cantilevered over three towers. Getting into the water and looking over the edge and seeing nothing but skyscrapers, it's pretty spectacular.

 

Visitors can go to an observation deck located on one corner of the tower, but only guests are allowed to use the pool.

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Even if you are not docked at Marina Bay, and are docked near Sentosa Island I would not be concerned about getting a hotel. Traffic is heavily regulated in Singapore and the costs of taxis is very reasonable. Sentosa will place you near the beaches, theme parks, etc.

 

As far as the OP's question. If you can swing it, I would highly recommend a stay at Marina Bay Sands. Yes it's like staying in a large Las Vegas casino resort, but you basically are paying to go to the rooftop pool. The pictures don't do it justice when you step out of the elevator and see this enormous infinity pool that you know is cantilevered over three towers. Getting into the water and looking over the edge and seeing nothing but skyscrapers, it's pretty spectacular.

 

Visitors can go to an observation deck located on one corner of the tower, but only guests are allowed to use the pool.

 

Thanks for your thoughts on getting a hotel for one night. This is the information I was looking for.

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We will be in Singapore on a Grand Asia cruise that has an overnight in Singapore. I'm wondering if it is worth getting a hotel for the night.

I think the cruise port is fairly close to town but I'm not sure how easy it is. We'd like to go back to our cabin or hotel in the late afternoon and then go out again in the evening.

I would appreciate any of your thoughts on this.

Thanks

 

If you dock at Harbourfront, which is Vivo City Mall, there is the first (or last) stop for that subway line. Very easy to get to town. You won't need a hotel room.

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If you dock at Harbourfront, which is Vivo City Mall, there is the first (or last) stop for that subway line. Very easy to get to town. You won't need a hotel room.

 

Thanks. I appreciate all the help and info from Cruise Critic.

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Has anyone stayed at the Marina Mandarin?

 

We've stayed there twice. It's a very good hotel with an excellent location just steps away from shopping and an MTR stop. And the hop-on-hop off bus (if you are going to use it) stops at Suntec, which is across the street.

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I am looking for suggestions on where to stay in Singapore for one or two nights. We are boarding the Golden Princess afterwards. I've never been to Asia before.

 

No question about it in my mind, Marina Bay Sands...

 

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Not only will you have the best pool view in Singapore...

 

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...but also bird's eye view of your ship's berth before you join...

 

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Has anyone stayed at the Marina Mandarin?

 

Yes, it was our Singapore hotel of choice before we discovered the Marina Bay sands.

 

It's an excellent hotel with a stunning 'beehive' interior...

 

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No question about it in my mind, Marina Bay Sands...

 

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Not only will you have the best pool view in Singapore...

 

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...but also bird's eye view of your ship's berth before you join...

 

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Wow! I've seen pictures of this hotel before and thought it looked interesting. I will check it out. It's close to other stuff also like restaurants, shopping, places to visit?

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MBS is definitely a once in a life time experience. Just posted pictures of the Infinity pool here.

 

I looked at your pictures and they were great. I don't know about the rooftop pool as I'm not a fan of heights. But 57 floors up isn't too bad. I'd probably have to check it out if we stayed there.

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Yes, it was our Singapore hotel of choice before we discovered the Marina Bay sands.

 

It's an excellent hotel with a stunning 'beehive' interior...

 

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Looks great. Have you got any photos of the rooms?

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I am looking for suggestions on where to stay in Singapore for one or two nights. We are boarding the Golden Princess afterwards. I've never been to Asia before.

 

If you are looking for inexpensive overnight accommodation I highly recommend the South Bridge Hotel. We booked a room through Wotif for the night before a recent cruise and it was AU$114 for the night. The room is very small but more than adequate for a one or two night stay. It was very clean and had all amenities including toothbrush and shaving kits in the bathroom as well as the usual shampoo, conditioner, skin lotion etc.

As an added bonus you received a voucher for a free drink in the bar, I had a Single Malt Scotch, and as a guest of the hotel you got 50% off meals in the bar. We had steaks, a good size, good quality and perfectly cooked with salad for $11 each with the discount. We also got 25% off English Breakfast in the morning.

It is right next to Chinatown and a short walk to the Chinatown MRT station. A taxi from the airport was $25.00 and less from the hotel to the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal.

Not a bad deal for AU$114 per night. We'd certainly stay there again.

I recommend you leave your hotel early and drop your luggage at the terminal, bag drop opens at 8:30am. You can leave your carry on at the Left Baggage Counter for a fee then spend the morning at the Gardens by the Bay.

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If you are looking for inexpensive overnight accommodation I highly recommend the South Bridge Hotel. We booked a room through Wotif for the night before a recent cruise and it was AU$114 for the night. The room is very small but more than adequate for a one or two night stay. It was very clean and had all amenities including toothbrush and shaving kits in the bathroom as well as the usual shampoo, conditioner, skin lotion etc.

As an added bonus you received a voucher for a free drink in the bar, I had a Single Malt Scotch, and as a guest of the hotel you got 50% off meals in the bar. We had steaks, a good size, good quality and perfectly cooked with salad for $11 each with the discount. We also got 25% off English Breakfast in the morning.

It is right next to Chinatown and a short walk to the Chinatown MRT station. A taxi from the airport was $25.00 and less from the hotel to the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal.

Not a bad deal for AU$114 per night. We'd certainly stay there again.

I recommend you leave your hotel early and drop your luggage at the terminal, bag drop opens at 8:30am. You can leave your carry on at the Left Baggage Counter for a fee then spend the morning at the Gardens by the Bay.

 

Everyone is giving some great suggestions and ideas. Keep them coming, please. Every bit of information helps.

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We just spent 6 nights at Oasia Downtown pre-cruise and it was amazing! We stayed in a Club room and loved it! The Club lounge and pool area were perfect for afternoon lounging after a morning and before evenings spent exploring. New hotel - just opened April 2016 (we had originally planned to stay at Oasia Novena but the Downtown location was better for us) MTR across the street, walking distance to tons of good restaurants and 2 great hawker centers - Lau Pa Sat & Maxwell.

 

Great price - sign up for emails, we got an extra 5% off a 40% off sale :p We paid S$1700 (that includes taxes & fees!) for 6 nights in a Club room (includes breakfast, cocktail evenings with hors d'oeuvres & private pool/lounge area, a few other things - free HOHO bus tour one morning, late checkout option - great for our cruise embarkation day!)

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Has anyone stayed at the Marina Mandarin?

 

Do you mean the Mandarin Oriental? If so, yes! We loved it, we stayed in a club room which has its own separate reception and basically free everything, breakfast, cocktails in the evening etc. Worth every penny.

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