Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

The Hotel

Marina Bays Sands Hotel is Singapore’s most iconic hotel and dons the world’s largest infinity pool.

One thing you’ll come to learn about me is that I’m not always fussy when it comes to hotel stays. As long as the hotel is in the 4* or 5* range, I’m happy to try new places.

However in some countries there are certain hotels that I must stay at and for me, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is one of those hotels.

The architecture of the hotel is breathtaking, even from afar the infrastructure stands tall. When seeing pictures of Singapore you’re sure to see this magnificent building crop up.

View of the hotel from the Gardens by the Bay

The Room

We stayed in the Deluxe King City View Room located on the 24th floor. I would highly recommend a city/sky view room. Although the room comes at an extra cost you can see the whole of the Singapore skyline in all its glory – definitely worth the money!

The room was very spacious with two king sized beds and a large bathroom. The view was absolutely insane. I could see the whole of the Marina from the window, it was mesmerising.

Decor inside the room was more like a 4* hotel than a 5* – it was basic and outdated. If this was any other 5* establishment I would definitely be unimpressed. I guess with MBS you pay for the experience and you have to decide whether it’s worth it or not.


I must say the hotel went above and beyond. The staff were extremely friendly! For instance when the Bell boy first took us up to the room, he gave us facts about the hotel and Singapore and left his name and extension if we needed to contact him.

We were surprised with new animal shaped towels every day and bottles of own brand Marina Bay Sands water. It’s the little things like this that make your experience so much more enjoyable.

The Pool

The largest infinity pool in the world and the best pool I’ve experienced visually. This pool is found on the 57th top floor of the hotel and spans across the whole rooftop.

The pool is packed and booming as soon as it opens at 7am full of swimmers and guests trying to get a photograph. It can be quite overwhelming and not relaxing.

I genuinely can’t think of a pool that can rival MBS infinity pool aesthetically. However I wouldn’t rate it as a favourite purely because it’s too busy, from when it opens to closing time, but it’s a must visit pool.

I’m not sure if the view is better by day or night but it’s stunning either way.

The 57th floor also boasts a Jacuzzi which overlooks the grand harbour. The Jacuzzi itself was spacious, warm, and the currents were strong. Just like the pool, the Jacuzzi was always crowded and reminded me of a cesspool with people just sitting in there for hours. Again, stunning view but not my favourite due to the busyness.

Jacuzzi on 57th Floor MBS

FYI you really can’t access the pool unless you have an active room key card. They are very strict on this and there is security at all times.

The Food

Yay, my favourite part. If you read my Singapore blog post you’d see that I didn’t get the chance to eat outside of the hotel much. My meals were mainly in the hotel or in the shopping mall.

We ordered room service several times and managed to sample breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was sublime, no complaints. It was on the pricey side but well worth it. The breakfast had every option imaginable – take a look at my birthday breakfast.

MBS has over 80 restaurants. The hotel is connected to its own shopping mall which has a wide variety of eateries.

I chose to dine at ‘Cut by Wolfgang Puck’ for my birthday. All I can say is; compliments to the chef. The food was so good that we went back on our layover from Bali back to London. The starters, steak and bread were all amazing. And on that note I’m gonna stop there because I’m reminiscing too much.

Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Singapore 

‘Ce La Vie’ is a rooftop bar on the 57th floor of the hotel. Whether you stay in the hotel or not you should visit whilst in Singapore. The drinks were delicious and pretty (I really appreciate a well-dressed cocktail).

Being on the 57th floor the view at ‘Ce La Vie” was fab – the Singapore skyline. And my favourite of all was the music, old school and new school afrobeats, hip hop and R&B, the vibe was perfect.

Cocktails at Ce La Vie

The Grounds

MBS is a huge hotel, and it can feel like there are thousands of people around. This is one of the reasons why the personal touch in the bedrooms are in important.

The hotel is very central to Singapore and is walking distance from many of the main attractions. There is direct access to the Marina Bay Sands shopping centre and Singapore’s MRT train.

As a guest of the hotel you get discount in some stores. Such as 10% off in Sephora which came in handy for my beauty shopping. All you need to do is show your room key card.

The shopping mall is a visual representation of the chicness of Singapore. Filled with designer boutiques such as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and more.

Would I stay at MBS again? Absolutely! The hotel is chic and a one of a kind experience and I had a great time.

Please feel free to comment with any feedback or questions.

With love,

Roberta x



Singapore truly lives up to everything you hear about it. Also known as, The Lion City, this country is clean, classy and chic.

When I say this city is clean, I mean you can literally walk around barefoot. Nobody litters, chewing gum is illegal, and the residents have a respect for the cleanliness.

Singapore is sophisticated and stylish. Everywhere you look there are fast expensive cars, rooftop restaurants, fountains and palm trees. The shopping malls are filled with exclusive boutiques and five star eateries.

One thing you may hear about Singapore is that it is expensive. It’s true. If you live in London, like me, there are few places that rival with London’s costs and Singapore is one of them.

Birds eye view, Singapore

My Trip:

I visited Singapore as a multi stop trip. First destination was Singapore and second was Bali.

The flight was 13 hours direct from London Heathrow, and we stayed in City for 3 days at the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. (click the link for my hotel review).

Singapore gives the best of both worlds, you can either purely relax, shop and dine, or you can see the sights and explore the city.

I did a bit of both, but as this was a birthday trip my main goal was relaxing, shopping and dining. I plan on visiting Singapore again in the future so I didn’t cram in everything on one trip, and instead rather enjoyed my relaxing break.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

48 Hours in Singapore Suggestions:

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands has a lot to offer. As well as being home to the world’s largest infinity pool, it’s also a hotel, mall, casino, theatre AND museum.

Let’s face it. This hotel is expensive, and to many it’s overpriced, but I personally don’t regret my stay as the hotel is iconic. However if you don’t want to stay at Marina Bay Sands you can always visit for the day

Visit the SkyPark for breath-taking views of Singapore via the observation deck. Dine at Ce La Vie, Lavo, or Spago by Wolfgang Puck, or visit Club55 if you want to party.

Ce La Vie, Skypark, Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay

My favourite view in Singapore were these beautiful gardens. You can spot the Supertrees from any sky view and the lights constantly change from purples to blues.

The Gardens are huge and full of exotic flowers and plants and there are 3 different gardens to enjoy.

Don’t miss the free light show which comes on after sunset – it really is a gorgeous sight.

Cloud Forest Waterfall, Gardens by the Bay

Food market/Hawker Centres

This is one place that you won’t have to spend all of your coins in Singapore. Food markets are reasonably priced and the food is authentic and delish!

You can get a meal from as little as 2.50 Singaporean dollars, from chicken or beef satay and spicy fried rice, to the unmissable chilli crab.

A few of the best rated food markets are ‘Chomp Chomp Food Centre’, ‘Maxwell Road Hawker Centre’ and ‘ChinaTown Complex Food Centre’. You can find a lot more with a little research.

Fresh waffles at Lickety, Singapore

Sentosa Island

If you have time visit Sentosa Island, a man-made recreational island.  There are loads of attractions available such as Universal Studios, Sea Aquarium (the largest aquarium in the world), a waterpark and so much more.

You can reach Sentosa via a short sky cable car ride. There are white sand beaches if you want to get away from the city life and see a different side to Singapore.

Cable car to Sentosa Island

There is a lot to do in Singapore and you don’t need a long trip to do it all. See the sights, the beautiful mosques and the Merlion statue. Find cute and quirky places to eat, and shop ’til you drop.

See you again Singapore x

Feel free to comment with your experiences or any questions.

With love,

Roberta x