Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Fullerton Bay - Best rated hotel - Luxury
Month of visit: March 2021
Youtube video review: Bay View Room (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore) | Review
The Fullerton Bay Hotel prides itself as the best reviewed hotel in Singapore over the past few years. This 100-room bay front property offers luxuriously appointed rooms and themed suites, most of which have stunning views of the Marina Bay. Being close to the water, views from guest rooms are unique as compared to many other high rise hotels in the area. This hotel is situated just five minutes by foot away from Raffles Place MRT, and so is accessible to many tourist attractions in the city.
We booked the bay view room, which is likely the most popular room booked because of its breathtaking views of the Marina Bay and the Marina Bay Sands beyond it. These rooms can cost at least $800 a night but promotional packages are offered which may include dining credits to make it feel more affordable.
Facade of this bay front hotel.
The lobby and common areas were expectedly grand and had many glass panels which allowed natural sunlight to illuminate the hotel. The check-in process was extremely efficient and within a few minutes, we were on our way to our room.
Common areas of The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The corridors leading to the guest rooms and suites were carpeted and well lit. The windows overlooked the floating event pods offered by the hotel for unique private events.
Corridor leading to our guest room.
Bay View Room
Check out our immersive 360-degree room tour of this room below.
360 degrees virtual room tour of the bay-view room.
The welcome area of the bay view room was rather narrow, with a wardrobe immediately to the left and the bathroom on the right.
Welcome area of the Bay View Room.
Standard bedroom amenities like extra pillow, hangers, bathrobe, iron, ironing board, laundry bags and a shoe brush were provided and could be found in this wooden cabinet.
Wooden cabinet with bedroom amenities.
The sliding door of the bathroom had a large mirror which can be concealed if the door was opened. The bathroom was fairly spacious and elegantly designed with a glass window facing the room and the balcony to give it an open-concept feel . There was only one basin though, so guests would need to share this space. Standard bathroom amenities were provided in a neat leather box and the bath amenities provided were by Balmain. The toilet has a standing and rain shower but the highlight would be the bathtub which overlooked the room and Marina Bay Sands beyond it.
Well appointed bathroom of the Bay View Room.
The mini-bar menu was rather extensive although the prices were on the steeper side. A Nespresso machine with capsules, a wide selection of TWG teas and hot chocolate sachets were provided. The glasswares, bottle opener and spoons were stored in a drawer.
A fully stocked minibar and fridge.
The main part of the room was reasonably sized. A comfortable king sized bed, a small living space and a work desk could be found here. The overall design of the room was elegant with mirrors and floor to ceiling windows to make the room appear more spacious. From most parts of the room, the Marina Bay could be seen.
Our beautifully appointed bay view room.
A light control panel and a telephone could be found on one bedside table while the other has a tablet where guests can find information regarding the hotel. Guests can also make service requests such as requesting for bedroom amenities and ordering room service using this tablet. Drinking water was provided in recyclable glass bottles on both tables.
Bedside tables with drinking water, lights control panel and a tablet.
The flat-screen television was rather small and positioned directly in front of the bed. A DVD player was directly connected to the television and guests may connect their devices to the television directly via a HDMI cable. There was a good sized work desk located by the window.
A flat-screen television and a working desk for the business travellers.
Arguably our most favourite part of the room was the balcony. The bay view room comes with a narrow balcony which overlooks the Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands. As the hotel is low-lying, the views offered from this balcony was unique. Higher room categories offer larger balconies with sun deck chairs and an in-room private jacuzzi.
The balcony of the bay view room was the highlight.
Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views that the hotel offers at the rooftop pool terrace. This was also where a small gym could be found. A large square pool with sundeck chairs planted in the shallow waters was in the middle. Behind it was their in-house rooftop bar, Lantern which opens only in the evening. There were two good sized jacuzzi overlooking the bay and some outdoor rattan sofas for guests to lounge.
Pool deck on the top floor of the hotel offering magnificent views.
This hotel offers pleasant fine dining experiences in their restaurants and lounge. We had dinner at La Brasserie restaurant, which is an in-house French restaurant in the hotel. Daily breakfast was also held here.
Dinner at La Brasserie
This restaurant had a pleasant ambiance with very attentive service crew. It's worth mentioning that the water served is chargeable by the bottle. We had a lobster roll, impossible burger with fries and mushroom risotto. They were thoughtful to cut the burger and lobster roll into half and plate them together as they knew we were sharing. While waiting for the food which took quite a while, we were served a bread basket. Overall the dining experience was positive but if we do return, we might try their more popular French dishes like beef cheeks and duck.
Dinner at La Brasserie.
Breakfast at La Brasserie
Breakfast at the same restaurant was equally pleasant. Guests can order unlimited servings of food and beverages from an online menu. TWG teas and handcrafted Fullerton blend coffees were available together with chilled juices. There was a good selection of both local and western dishes. Local dishes included pratha accompanied with curry, wok-fried vegetarian bee hoon, Nasi Lemak and congee. Guests may also order the typical American breakfast sets with eggs done your way and pancakes.
Breakfast at La Brasserie.
Concluding remarks: Being rated as the best 'traveller's choice' hotel over the past few years coupled with the high room rates at this property, it was fair to expect nothing less than a perfect score. Our stay was almost flawless and with local promotions ongoing, this may be the right time to experience a staycation at this hotel.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore