First of all, NO, I am NOT exaggerating with the title. That's how impressed I am with this hotel.
Not many people have heard about this hotel. It is very new, recently open on mid-February 2012. If you're travelling by taxi, just tell the taxi driver to head to Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa, as it is located right after HR Hotel (you will only see the sign to Equarius Hotel once you're nearing Hard Rock Hotel). Don’t forget to have your hotel booking confirmation within your reach so you don’t need to pay entrance fee to Sentosa Island.
As soon as my husband and I get off our taxi, really friendly staffs at Equarius Hotel lobby greeted us and helped us with our luggage.
The staff at front desk (her name was Ms. Herdawaty) was unbelievably, genuinely friendly and helpful and made us felt really welcomed...which rarely happened, especially in Singapore (no offence). She really took things ahead, e.g. before we even asked, she has provided us all the answers (especially regarding of what things to do for our quick stay). She even took us to our room since our room is located a bit further which requires you to take a different elevator for more convenience. We also ran into a housekeeper (her name was Joy) who was very friendly and helpful.
We stayed in Deluxe room, the most standard in Equarius Hotel. But when we enter the room, we were stunned to see how big the room was…(apparently biggest in Singapore, 51 m2). Not only the room, but the bathroom also, it’s amazing! They chose the color beige for the interior, which gives you instant calming feeling. Deluxe room came with a balcony, which face the forest (another plus points). Every little detail in the room, really meet (or exceed) my expectations. I am very fussy when it comes to choosing hotels, so I’m really happy having to come across this one.
The hotel provided 24-hour shuttle service to take you to places in Sentosa (furthest is Hotel Michael). They also provided us tickets to go in/out Sentosa Island by monorail.
The food quality in Equarius Hotel is also top notch! We ordered in-room dining on our second day stay, and I want to recommend the wagyu burger! My husband claimed it is the best burger he had ever tasted! Breakfast menu was modest, just the basic dim sum, congee, cereal and several choices of amuse-bouche offered to you on your table.
The overall experience in this hotel is really satisfying (it seriously beat my stay in a suite room in Las Vegas). It's so luxurious yet makes you feel home!
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, I definitely recommend this place. It is however a bit far from the main island of Singapore (e.g. shopping places). So it depends what your purpose of travel.
Will definitely come back to this hotel! A++++++++++++
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A haven nestled along the fringe of a tropical rainforest, Equarius Hotel is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and families alike. All our spacious and breezy deluxe rooms and suites feature a private balcony with stunning panoramic views of either forest or sea. The equally spacious bathrooms are designed for lavish convenience with double vanity areas, a separate bathtub and shower area. You will also enjoy exclusive use of the gym at ESPA at Resorts World™ Sentosa. ... more less
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