Review: Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport

Review: Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport

 

This Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class. For us, this was a return visit, since we previously stayed at the Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport in 2014, on our way back from Amanjiwo.

For the prior posts, please see:

Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

Etihad First Class 787-9 Dreamliner Review

Rosewood Abu Dhabi Review

Review: Wingtips Lounge JFK for Etihad First Class Passengers

Review: Etihad First Class 777-300ER NYC to Abu Dhabi

Review: Etihad Business Class Lounge Abu Dhabi AUH Terminal 1 

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Review

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Restaurant Reviews and Menus

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Activities: Top 10 Things to Do

Interview with Armando Kraenzlin, General Manager of Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Review: Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Surfing in the Maldives at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Review: Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Sunset Water Bungalow

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Restaurant Reviews and Menus

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Activities and Top Things to Do

Soneva Fushi Maldives Review

Soneva Fushi Maldives Activities and Things to Do

Soneva Fushi Breakfast, Ice Cream Room, Chocolate Room and Cheese Room

Fresh in the Garden, Soneva Fushi Restaurant Review

Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Review

Conrad Maldives Rangali Review: Beach Villa

Conrad Maldives Restaurant Menus and Review

Review: Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa

Conrad Maldives Activities and Top Things to Do

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Review

Emirates A380 First Class Review

Amantaka Luang Prabang, Laos Review

Amantaka Restaurant Review and Menus

Amantaka Activities and Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Review

Entrance, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review

 

Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Arrival and Check-In 

It's hard to beat the convenience of the Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport, which is located at T3. We arrived on a Singapore Airlines flight from Hanoi, cleared passport control, and simply followed signs to the Crowne Plaza. The entrance is near the Skytrain that connects the terminals, although note it's also possible to simply walk between the terminals.

We had to wait a bit to check-in, but fortunately Singaporean efficiency meant that it wasn't too long. Since we'd reserve a Club Level Room, we received a paper detailing the Club level amenities.

Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport Club Lounge Amenities

 

Club Room at Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport 

Our Club Room was much as we'd remembered from our past visit: clean and quite comfortable for a Crowne Plaza, and particularly an airport hotel. From the entrance, the bathroom was on the left, and the room had a view of the SkyTrain going back and forth between the terminals.

Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review-Entrance to Club Room

 

The two double beds were on the firm side, but at least more comfortable than the hard beds at the Conrad Maldives.

Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review-Club Room

 

I do like that there's a shelf below the flat screen TV, convenient for placing small suitcases and bags.

Club Room Desk and Flat Screen TV, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport

 

The bathroom has a floral design on the glass, but fortunately there's also a privacy blind that you can pull down.

Review: Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport

 

Note that there's no separate door for the toilet, which is part of the bathroom. There is a walk-in rain shower as well as a soaking tub, but only one sink, since this isn't meant to be a luxury hotel.

Club Room Bathroom, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review

 

Bath products are still by The White Company:                                                               

Review-Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport-White Company Bath Products

 

One thing that seemed to be new (or perhaps I just missed seeing it last time) was the Illy espresso maker in the room.

Illy Espresso Machine, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review

 

Club Lounge at Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport 

The Club Lounge is open 6:30am to 11pm, with breakfast served 6:30am-10:30am and evening drinks and snacks from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We arrived in time to sample the evening appetizers, and made a light dinner of them. While likely just steamed from frozen, my favorite were the shrimp har gau dim sum, while my son enjoyed cheese, bread and grapes.

Club Lounge Evening Appetizers, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review

 

We were rushing the next day to make our flight, but popped in for a very quick breakfast. My favorite items were the smoked salmon and the yogurt:

Review-Crowne Plaza Singapore-Club Lounge Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast Yogurt, Club Lounge Singapore Changi Airport

 

There were also the usual breakfast offerings of eggs, broiled tomatoes, bread and pastries, as well as unappetizing looking hash browns and french toast.

 

Outdoor Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is a highlight for kids and adults alike. Even though it was dark by the time we finished our light dinner and my son had gone down the Slide@T3, he enjoyed swimming and splashing around before a bath, then bedtime. 

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport Hotel Review

 

The Verdict

Many airport hotels are frankly appalling, so at the moment the Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport hotel is one of my favorite, without much competition. For us at least, it ticks most of the boxes: convenient and attached to the airport, fast WiFi (which is included for Club Level rooms), clean and comfortable rooms, swimming pool, and the option of Club level accommodation.

If you've stayed at the Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport, what was your experience?

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Disclosure: I paid a travel industry rate and the views expressed in this post are my own.

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