On the resort island of Sentosa, Xinyi Liang-Pholsena discovers a new property that will appeal to families for its affordability, as well as thoughtful amenities for all ages.
The 606-room Village Hotel at Sentosa, together with sister properties The Outpost and The Barracks (opening December 1, 2019), make up the trio of developments that Far East Hospitality has unveiled on Sentosa.
Its location offers a unique vantage point on Sentosa, with Kidzania Singapore just next door and the Imbiah Monorail & Cable Car station located just a brief walk away. Other key attractions on the island, Resorts World Sentosa and Palawan Beach, are about five minutes away.
Stepping into the 44m² Family Room – formed by two interconnecting Deluxe Rooms – I was drawn by the warm, cheerful vibes that the beige-and-white room radiated. Colourful illustrations adorn the wall, while an expansive window frames up views of the kids’ pools below, offering endless fascination for my two young children checking out the action below.
Say goodbye to plastic bottles at this hotel, as all rooms boast their own supply of potable water, dispensed via a Hyflux tap built into the sink. Also, complimentary tea, coffee and ice are available in the common pantry located next to the lift on each floor.
All-day dining Native Kitchen is the only restaurant on-site, seating up to 133 pax in its light-filled, airy environment. In the lobby, there’s also a small café, Supply Depot, offering drinks, snacks and pastries on the go.
In the works is the Mess Hall, a restored colonial heritage building that will house at least one Indian, Chinese and Japanese restaurant when fully opened.
A major draw are the four different thematic experiences – a lazy river pool, children’s play pool, adventure pool and the infinity Pamukkale pool – which Village Hotel at Sentosa shares with sister properties. The lazy river pool was a big hit for young kids like mine, who took pleasure in floating around the river lined with foliage, mini falls and whirling pools. A Volkswagen food truck stands in one corner, offering light snacks and drinks.
Not to be missed is the Pamukkale infinity pool, which commands a stunning view of the South China Sea (especially at sunset), with a pool bar and deck chairs on the side. Note that this particular pool is accessible to adults only.
As a family-friendly resort, Village Hotel Sentosa also has complimentary weekend activities lined up for children, while half-hourly shuttles connect guests to VivoCity shopping mall on the mainland.
A ladder for kids is placed next to the reception counter, enabling little ones to enjoy the check-in/out process with their parents.
Clearly a standout choice on Sentosa for families and leisure travellers alike. With its more affordable price point, Village Hotel Sentosa will make an appealing choice for staycations as well as excellent base for foreign visitors looking to a few days of fun on Sentosa.
Deluxe room from S$280++ (US$202), Family room from S$370++, and Interconnecting room from S$470++