January 5, 2015

Festive Hotel - Resorts World Singapore

 
Hotels inside Sentosa are really expensive, if not for a credit card promotion, which included a 2 nights stay in Festive Hotel's Family Deluxe Room, inclusive of multiple attractions tickets for 2 adults in: SEA Aquarium, Universal Studio and Adventure Cove - staying in a Sentosa Hotel would not have been included in our Singapore adventure.
 
I booked via Agoda using my MasterCard and used earned reward points from my previous Agoda hotel bookings.  The entire package is less than P20,000 total.
 
Breakfast was not included in our package though, but no worries since there are numerous restaurants in the adjoining Forum Mall and nearby Malaysian Foodstreet.
 


Festive Hotel is connected to the USS Theme Park through the Festive Walk and Forum.  It is still about 5-10 minutes walk to and from USS, but a lot convenient than staying outside the Resort's World complex.  



The room was huge with a king size bed, loft bed and sofa bed, that can comfortably sleep 5 pax.  The hotel provided enough linens and pillow.


Room was clean enough (since my dust allergy was not trigger), although it has seen better days and would soon need renovation. 


There is a bath tub, but I find it quite high for the average Asian.  You would need to use steps to climb in and out the tub, which could be slippery when wet.  You have to be extra cautious, especially of the kids to avoid accidents.

There is also no bidet, which saddened by husband. Bidet sprayer happens to be one of his hotel requirements.

But that was okay, as the view compensated for the missing bidet....



Our room opens up to balcony, with a pool view and a glimpse of the USS park at the back ground.


VERDICT
Would like to try other hotels in Sentosa next time.  I have heard about Movenpick, which is cleaner and newer than Festive.  Would consider staying here again, but only if on promotion.


TIPS:
  1. Entry via taxi is free for hotel guests, just show a proof of your hotel confirmation (SMS or print out).
  2. Ask for the special children toiletries pack upon booking.
  3. Request for Sentosa Espress Pass tickets.  This would give you free access to the Sentosa Express to and from Harbourfront Station.
  4. Standard Hotel Check-in at Festive Hotel is 3pm, but you may leave you luggage at the hotel concierge before exploring Sentosa Island.   
  5. Festive has a pool, but the Hard Rock Pool is much nicer.  Hotel guests may use the Hard Rock Pool, just by showing their Hotel Key card.
  6. For convenience, you may opt for the hotel limousine for transfers outside Resorts World.  As the taxi bay, was located near the Forum Mall (5-10minutes walk from Festive, through Festive Walk), we decided on a limousine transfer to the airport which cost us about SGD55 (regular taxi, on a non-peak hour from Resorts World would cost approximately SGD22-25).  The limousine transfer was more expensive obviously, but so convenient, considering regular taxi going outside Resorts World is difficult to get especially during rush hour.  With 4 pieces of full luggage, excluding backpacks and 2 EXTREMELY (we've been walking across Singapore for 8 days straight  now) kids in tow ~ a hotel limousine was a welcome luxury.
 
For Festive Hotel bookings and inquiries, please visit the Resorts World Singapore website:  FESTIVE HOTEL


You may also check out, the rest of our Singapore-Malaysia trip here:

Day 1 - Singapore City
Day 2 and 3 - LEGOLAND Malaysia
Day 4 - Jurong Bird Park and Science Center
Day 5 - Singapore Zoo (with breakfast with the Orangutans)
Day 6 - Sentosa Island
Day 7 - Universal Studio Singapore 
Day 8 - SEA Aquarium and Vivo City


23 comments:

  1. Everything in SG is expensive, hehehe! I chose 3 Star Hotel when we went there but if you will compare the price, pang promo na ng 5 star hotel dito sa Pinas. But I've read a lot of good reviews about this hotel.

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    1. Yes, capital EXPENSIVE! I would often myself converting to Philippine Pesos.

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  2. It looks like a really good room, although I prefer having a bidet in my bathroom, too. Thank you for the wealth of tips! :D

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    1. Oh yeah, could have rated it better, but my hubby was not happy with the absence of bidet (as in really!)

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  3. Thanks for this review! Last time we were in Singapore we stayed in a cruise ship, this review will come in handy for our future Singapore trip.

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    1. Would love to experience travel by cruise ship too, hoping for an Asia cruise in the future - but not necessarily via Singapore. We are planning through Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Do you have a write up of your cruise stay. I hope you can share, would love to check it out.

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  4. Nice! I miss Singapore! I hope we can come back soon!

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    1. Singapore is a nice country. Clean with efficient public services and transport system. I hope the Philippines could be like that someday.

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  5. Thanks for the tips, hope you and your family had a great time :)

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    1. We had a great time, it was our busiest 8 days ever. Tiring but I was glad we were able to cover attractions as much as we can!

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  6. Wow! We visited Sentosa Singapore last weekend and I didn't see Festive thru Agoda Sayang ang promohuhu

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. Trip advisor usually aggregates hotel promotions. I also check offers from my existing credit cards.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I haven't been to Singapore but I'll take note of your tips and recommendations. Happy new year!

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    1. Happy New Year too! I hope you find this helpful.

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  8. Great reviews and tips, I wish we could travel as a family din na kaming tatlo lang hihi.

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  9. No bidet, no sale! Haha! Kidding aside, you have a pretty good view right there. :)

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    1. Oo, if my husband knew earlier na walang bidet sa Festive. He would definitely ask for a different hotel (lol!)

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  10. Haven't been to SG yet with my girls. hehehe. But will definitely look into this when we decide its time for them to travel :)

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  11. Wow,very helpful and detailed. Any other trips you've shared?

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    1. Hi Louisa! I have updated the Festive Hotel post to include our entire Singapore-Malaysia itinerary!
      Cheers, Juvy Ann

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  12. I really hope to bring my family to SG real soon! Ty for this post. It gave me ideas already. :)

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  13. I haven't visited SG but will soon do with my family. The view from the balcony is beautiful!

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  14. looks like a very great place to visit with the family! i do hope i can visit Singapore with my boys one of these days :)

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