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“A great stay although a few issues - not enough "wow" for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island 099891, Singapore (Formerly The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa, Managed by Accor)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Sentosa Island
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great stay although a few issues - not enough "wow" for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed in the Singapore resort and spa in June 2014 for five nights en route to Europe. The hotel is lovely, with plush tropical gardens and easy access to Santosa beach. The amenities are very good, with a lovely pool and poolside bar. We stayed in the opera suite which met the needs of our small family of four well ( two adults and 2 children aged 9 and 5). The breakfasts very good and choice of restaurants in the resort good in terms of style (casual through to fine dining) price and quality.

The hotel however is not cheap and unfortunately there are a few downsides that would cause me to rethink staying there again. The first is the hotel is a little way off from the main Sentosa attractions. If your objective is to enjoy the Sentosa sites, eg universal studios etc then one of the resort hotels closer in might be better. Especially with small children. This hotels location does necessitate a cab ride. Most cab drivers did not know where this hotel resort was, largely due to a recent name change however telling them it was beside the sentosa golf course always got us home. This gave one the sense it is not one of the prime attraction hotels for tourists. A little off the beaten path.

The service at the e hotel is very patchy. We found the front desk and concierge to be particularly poor service, not rude just not particularly confident or competent with directions, suggestions etc however the terrace bar and pool staff were consistently good.

The resort is generally looking a little tied. The halls leading to rooms need a little upkeep and in the room some of the furnishings had seen better days. It gives the feeling it needs a little capital upkeep.

There is also an odd policy of not allowing guests to swim in the pool after 7 pm given no life guard. This is understandable with unsupervised children but is a little patronising for adults. In the topic heat of Singapore it would be nice to swim after dinner...lifeguard or not.

Also wi if is not free and so little patchy in places. For a hotel of this price it should be free and of far superior quality than that experienced.

Overall a good hotel. We had a pleasant time but will probably try another on our next trip. Not enough "wow" for the price.

Room Tip: The opera suite easily sleeps four
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Daer Rma123,

Thank you for your feedback and I appreciate you taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We are blessed with lush greenery at our resort where guests can busk in the tranquility and be close to nature.

I will look into the areas you've mentioned to improve our service standards. We will also be starting refurbishment in phases throughout the hotel in the upcoming months and we are excited to present a rejuvenated hotel by next year.

We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us at your next visit to Singapore.

Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Darwin, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed the space of the family suite. Room had good facilities and hotel staff were friendly.
Shuttle bus over to Vivo City was good but movement around the Sentosa was not very good. We liked to eat at the restaurants around Resorts World and use Universal Studios but the #3 free bus is only half hourly and then 20 mins travel time. Taxi's were cheap but wait times were very long.
I think the hotel could do with a second shuttle that picks up from the restaurant area of Sentosa.
Would like to have used the pool in the evening after a hot day out around Singapore but it closes at 7:00pm.
Food and drink was very expensive but we ate out most of the time as there are so many places to eat at that are great.
Grounds of hotel were very nice, more like Vanuatu than Singapore and despite the costs it was great to have a hotel room in Singapore that actually had room for a family of 4.
We enjoyed out stay.

Room Tip: You pay for a suite but it makes the holiday relaxing. Was worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Michael V
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Michael V,

I'm happy to read your review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us. We will also review the areas you've mentioned.

We look forward to having you back again at our resort in the near future.

Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in a junior suite. Booked advanced and got 30+%off. Was great value for the price. Shuttle bus service to Vivo and Paragon proved to be super convenient and saved us cost on transport. Pool is simply great and relaxing, got a free welcome drink due to our Accor status.

The only thing was that the Nespresso machine in the room seemed to have an issue and wasnt able to make coffee towards the end. Staff's level of service in general was ok, but there were some who were a bit inadequate, give 7.5 out of 10.

Overall experience was extremely positive and hope to visit again soon.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Makilua,

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay and we will work on the areas you've mentioned to improve them.

We look forward to having you back again at our resort in the near future.

Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had the pleasure to be a guest at The Singapore Resort & Spa on Monday 7th July 2014.
I was most impressed during my stay by the customer service provided by your staffs, especially Ms Yvette, who definitely went beyond the call of normal duty to make guest' experience very memorable.
My friend and me enjoyed every bit of our stay here, we will come back soon for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mabel_Chin
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Mabel_Chin,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback for our resort. We are proud of Ms Yvette and have shared with her your compliment. We look forward to be of service to you and your friends again at your next staycation at The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa.

Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Carcassonne, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The concierge service was unbelievably rude. When I approached the staff "Shukor", asking about shuttle service, he refused to engage and looked away dismissively, rudely saying the bus comes at "7.15, 7.45, 8.15, 8.45, 9.15, 9.45, 10.15, 10.45"... and he kept repeating "7.15, 7.45, 8.15, 8.45, 9.15, 9.45, 10.15, 10.45" whilst looking away.
I thought I could give your concierge service the benefit of doubt, but as I departed with several luggage items, your concierge "Albert" just stood there, not offering any help.
As I couldn't find a feedback form in your room or webpage, I have no choice but to place this on the public domain.

The only saving grace is that the housekeeping/room service staff provided prompt service, making us feel slightly more welcome at your hotel.

For anyone considering a visit to this hotel, formerly known as Beaufort, think twice about having rude concierge staff ruining your holiday. Unbelievable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear FairReview2014,

Thank you for sharing about your recent stay at our resort. I am disappointed and apologise for the service shortfall you've received, which is certainly not the standard of any Accor hotel. I have since spoken to the mentioned ambassadors to ensure this does not happen again.

We hope you will give us another chance and choose to stay with us again to experience the true friendly and warmth hospitality at The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa. We look forward to welcome you back in the future.


Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed there for 5 nights and I definitely think it was the best place to stay on Sentosa and I would possibly say Singapore!!
Beautiful surroundings and the rooms were very good for the price, the pool was fantastic and we didn't go to the beach (as I'm a beach spoilt Aussie and the beach looked clean but is surrounded by refineries, docks and ships which put me off) but we loved every day in the pool.

Although it was a bit of a distance from the other hotels I found this an advantage and there were shuttles non stop all day plus taxis are very cheap in Singapore so travel is not a problem.

The restaurants are amazing but very expensive but Vivo is just up the road and a shuttle leaves every 30 minutes we we ate there most of the time as they have lots of great places to eat plus a big supermarket and bottle shop- down below.

Would definitely go there again but this time I would avoid a very large minibar and poolside bill by pre-stocking my little mini bar with goodies from Vivo city!!

Room Tip: we stayed on the bottom floor of the west wing very quite and opened up to a beautiful green lawn wi...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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GM_VincentLelay, General Manager at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Leiah G,

Thank you for your wonderful review of our resort. Indeed, we are blessed with 27 acres of lush greenery with beautifully landscaped gardens. We hope to welcome you back to The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa when you next visit Singapore.

Warmest regards,
Vincent Lelay
General Manager
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Property: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island 099891, Singapore (Formerly The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa, Managed by Accor)
Location: Singapore > Sentosa Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sentosa Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sentosa Island
#3 Spa Hotel in Sentosa Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is the newest French luxury 5-star resort hotel on Singapore's favourite island. Situated at the top of a cliff rising above Tanjong Beach, it is a haven of tranquility and relaxation blessed with stunning views of sunsets over the horizon. Greeting guests upon arrival in the lobby is a dazzling bespoke lighting installation inspired by the Milky Way hanging from the lofty ceiling. The entire property is cosseted in lush tropical greenery and overlooks the South China Sea. The 215-room hotel includes luxury rooms, suites and villas, and offers an array of delectable cuisines from around the world at its various F&B establishments. Facilities include indoor and outdoor event spaces, a state-of-the-art gym, children's playroom, complimentary internet access and shuttle services. Completing the experience for guests is a spacious swimming pool deck and the world's largest Sofitel Signature So SPA. ... more   less 
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