Singapore Hotels

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Jun 19th, 2002, 05:01 AM
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George
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Singapore Hotels

Need help in choosing a hotel for our vacation in Singapore. Have narrowed it down to The Oriental, Swissotel Stamford or the Shangrila Rasa Sentosa Resort. I included the latter considering it might be more kid-friendly and the attractions on Sentosa.

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Jun 19th, 2002, 09:44 AM
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The Shangri-La Sentosa is nice but it can be a nuisance going to/from town. What you can do is book the Shangri-La downtown and then include 1 night during your stay at the one on Sentosa. I think that's a good mix. That is what we plan to do.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 07:05 PM
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Hi George: I'm from Singapore and would agree with Julia not to stay at the Shangrila at Sentosa. If you do want a night there, stay at the Beaufort instead. Stay anywhere in the Orchard Road to Marina area and you can catch a Sentosa Bus which you pay only when you reach Sentosa which includes the fare for entry onto the island.
 
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Jun 20th, 2002, 01:22 AM
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Among the three I'd pick the Swissotel (formerly Westin. It has a subway in the same bldg, and has newly renovated rooms. The Oriental is old and Shang Sentosa too inconvenient to get around.
 
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Jun 21st, 2002, 03:06 AM
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Thanks very much, folks, for all your suggestions. Have decided on Raffles The Plaza. Can't go wrong there (I hope).
 
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Jun 22nd, 2002, 04:35 AM
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George, you might want to know that Raffles the Plaza is not the same as the world-renowned Raffles Hotel....It is actually Westin Plaza bought over by the Raffles management, while Swisshotel Westin was formerly Westin Stanford.
 
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Jun 22nd, 2002, 06:45 AM
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http://www.rafflescityhotels.com/raffles
For anyone interested the above is the link to Raffles Plaza. The South Tower (not North Tower) has been totally redone and sounds great.
 
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Jun 29th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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Good choice! Acutally all the hotels mentioned are great except for Rasa Sentosa's location. Also, a taxi ride to Sentosa from any of the hotels mentioned wouldn't cost more than 10US$...could even be just $5 depending on time of day and traffic. Of course there are public buses and hotel shuttles to get you there too. Welcome to Singapore and enjoy yourself.
 
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Jul 1st, 2002, 12:47 PM
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The Oriental and City Shangri La are fabulous hotels with superb service. I'd give the edge to the Shangri la. The Swiss hotel is part of a massive complex and to me feels a little souless.

The oriental is very glamourous, Black Marble, fantastic art and a mega atrium

My bet, however would be to go with the Shangri La. Its 5 mins walk from the main shops in a peaceful upmarket residential area, it has extensive grounds which make it feel like a resort, it also has free transfers to the sentosa resort.

 
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