Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Oasia - Sentosa - Newly opened hotel
Month of visit: September 2021
Youtube video review: Premier Room (Oasia Resort Sentosa Singapore) | Hotel Review
Oasia Resort Sentosa is the latest hotel addition by Far East Hospitality on the resort island of Sentosa after Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel and The Barracks Hotel. Oasia Resort Sentosa is the third Oasia property in Singapore and the hotel brands itself as a wellness hotel. It is located directly opposite Imbiah station, with the Sentosa Express connecting this station to Vivo City on mainland Singapore. Of course, you may opt to drive into the island instead.
Oasia Resort Sentosa is housed in an old building which was previously owned by Le Meridien Singapore and Movenpick Heritage Hotel. Fortunately, the hotel has undergone major refurbishments in both common areas and guest rooms. As we had visited during their soft opening stage, only two room categories were available; Premier room and Junior Suite.
Seating area in the hotel.
The package that we booked included a sampler of everything the hotel offered. For $588 nett, it included a two-night stay in a Premier room, $300 spa credits, $100 dining credits, $100 return stay voucher and a one-way limousine transfer. Unfortunately this package is no longer available and rates have gone up significantly as demand for rooms here has surged.
Our check-in process was smooth as our limousine driver had alerted the front desk of our imminent arrival and we were greeted and escorted to the lobby for the check-in formalities.
Check-in area of the hotel.
All guests will be served a welcome tea, which is a cold-brew with a choice from three blends. The blends were branded as "refuel", "refresh" and "rejuvenate" and guests would have sealed their fate by selecting the type of staycation they are looking for in a pre-arrival form. The scent in the room as well as in-room tea bags will also be influenced by your choice before arrival, so do choose wisely!
Welcome tea for all hotel guests.
The walkway heading to our room was vibrant but quite narrow. Only one lift serviced the entire wing so waiting time should be expected especially when the hotel is at high occupancy.
Welcome tea for all hotel guests.
Do check out this well-appointed room in our immersive 360-degree room tour below.
360-degree room tour of the room.
The Premier room was sizeable at about 40 sqm and can accommodate a small gathering comfortably. The entrance to the room led directly to the living space, separated from the main bedroom area. The living space was dimly lit and had a wooden finishing, giving it a cosy and homely atmosphere.
Entrance of the Premier room.
Directly to the right of the door was the light switches and air-conditioning panel.
Switches and air-conditioning panel.
In the middle of the living space was a two-seater low sofa which was fairly comfortable. Directly above it were two mirrors framed by artificial plants which served as aesthetics rather than practical purpose.
Sofa area of the living space.
Adjacent to the sofa was a side table, with complimentary snacks and beverages placed on top of it. These snacks were not replenished during our two-night stay.
Side-table with complimentary snacks.
In front of this seating space was the television which was mounted on a wooden feature wall. The television was of a good size.
A good sized television.
A wooden double-door separated the living space from the main bedroom area. The bedroom was very spacious and had high ceilings as well as large windows which allowed plenty of natural light to come in. Curtains and blinds could be controlled remotely.
A large bedroom area of the Premier room.
Nearest to the door was a small work desk with a mini-bar cabinet directly beside it. A telephone, some writing materials and a recycling and waste bin were all found here. This was also where a flat screen television was mounted. The television felt small because the distance from it to the bed was relatively large.
A work desk by a mini-bar area.
The minibar area came with complimentary coffee and tea. A coffee machine by Lavazza and tea bags by Pryce tea were provided. Once again, the tea blend would be one of "Refresh", "Recharge" or "Rejuvenate" that the guest selected pre-arrival. If you wish to try the other tea blends, you may do so by requesting for it. A small fridge was found in a cabinet below.
Mini-bar items and mini-fridge.
Our king-sized bed was very comfortable but the only complain was that the distance to the television was too large. A ceiling fan was found too but we never really utilised it as the air-condition was very good.
A comfortable king-sized bed.
The bedside tables were very simple with light switches and a reading light found on both sides. The control to the curtains and blinds were found on one side while the other side had a power socket.
Bedside tables with light and blind switches.
The view from our room was unspectacular as we had views of the neighbouring wing. It was also uncomfortable as people walking outside can have a good view of us especially at night when the lights were switched on.
A less than impressive view.
A walk-in wardrobe was found in between the bedroom and bathroom.The wooden doors separating the bedroom and the wardrobe area couldn't close completely and so there was a large gap in between the doors. This area was where all the bedroom amenities were stored and also a good space to place your baggage and belongings.
Walk-in wardrobe before the bathroom.
The bathroom was of a good size although some may find the lighting to be insufficient.
A spacious and clean bathroom.
The vanity area had a large single basin with two taps. Bathroom amenities were placed on and inside a wooden drawer while towels were found in shelves below. Interestingly, the magnifying mirror had lights.
A really large bathtub was positioned directly opposite the vanity area and can fit two guests comfortably.
A large bathtub.
The WC and free-standing shower area were separated. The shower area had really dim lightings so care will have to be taken when using this space.
WC and free-standing shower area.
This hotel has a small pool deck with no views as it was in between the hotel wings. Due to safe management measures, there were only five sun decks available and so securing a spot may be difficult. On the upper deck, near the lobby of the hotel, some outdoor seatings were found and guests can use this space.
A small pool deck and outdoor seatings.
We were fortunate enough to experience their Oasia Spa during our stay. We had opted for a full body massage and found the service to be professional and relaxing. The entire experience was pleasant. We were invited to come down earlier for a welcome drink while they enquired about our preference and health declaration. We were then brought in to change and enjoy the sauna facility as well as lounge on their zero-gravity bed. After the treatment, we were served more tea and a bowl of dried fruits.
Spa facilities of the hotel.
One of the perks of staying at this hotel is the availability of complimentary recreational activities for hotel guests. They include fitness classes like aqua Zumba and yoga as well as wellness workshops like tea appreciation and body scrub making. We went for the body scrub making workshop which we found to be pleasant and engaging. We even got to bring home our very own creation!
Body scrub making workshop.
During our stay, only one in-house restaurant was opened; Bedrock Origin, and so breakfast was held there. We also ordered in-room dining for one of our dinner during our stay.
Bedrock Origin, an in-house restaurant in Oasia Sentosa.
Dinner via in-room dining
The in-room dining selections were quite limited, with only western dishes available. We opted to have fish & chips, beef burger and a mushroom based pizza. The portions were all of a good size and the two of us did not manage to finish the food. Service was rather prompt, with our food order arriving within 30 minutes. One thing that wasn't good however, was that they did not serve the food in a trolley table so we had difficulty finding a platform high enough to dine comfortably.
Breakfast at Bedrock Origin
Daily breakfast was served at Bedrock Origin, on the lobby level of the hotel. There were selections from a Continental set, Western set and Local set. Each guest is only entitled to one main items. For all the local set items, two soft boiled eggs and toasted sticks were served together with the main. Fortunately, beverages and a fruit bowl were free-flow.
Breakfast spread and selections at Bedrock Origin.
The Morning Booster was a twist of the usual Eggs Royale, with an avocado spread instead of Hollandaise sauce which gave the dish a healthier feel to it. Of course, the typical eggs done your way was available and it came with potatoes, bacon and Italian sausages. We also tried their highly rated Barramundi mixed oat congee and it was quite easily the best congee we've tried in a long time.
A very pleasant breakfast.
Concluding remarks: This newly refurbished and rebranded hotel is a refreshing addition to Far East Hospitality's portfolio in Sentosa. With wellness a central priority by the management, guests can expect a well deserved retreat when staying at this property. While the soft opening stages already look great, we can't wait for the opening of other room categories and in-house restaurants.
Oasia Resort Sentosa, Singapore