Review: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

Review: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

 

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore is currently my clients' favorite Singapore luxury hotel, so I was very much looking forward to my site inspection visit, particularly after a fairly sleepless night in Singapore Business Class from Moscow to Singapore.

TravelSort Clients can reserve the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore with these Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  • One Fullerton bear per room, per stay
  • One Dining Credit of $100 USD equivalent per room, per stay (not combinable; not valid toward room rate; no cash value if not redeemed)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

 

The Fullerton Bay Singapore Location, Lobby and Check-In

The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore enjoys a fantastic location, right on Marina Bay, at 80 Collyer Quay. I hadn't realized that there was a half marathon being run that morning, and neither had my taxi driver, who apologized for needing to take a detour and having to drop me off on the other side of the street.

But even with the slight disruption, our drive early Sunday morning from the airport was speedy, and took just over 20 minutes from getting in the taxi until I reached the lobby, having walked across the bridge from Clifford Centre to where the Fullerton Bay Hotel is located.

There were no other guests at reception, so check-in was swift and we were soon escorted to a lovely upgraded Premier Bay View Room.

Lobby Hallway, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore Review

 

Premier Bay View Room, The Fullerton Bay Singapore

The entry level room category is a Deluxe Room, which is 484-538 square feet, with a city view, with a view of the Customs House. The confirmed upgrade from this room type, assuming it's available at time of booking, is a Premier Room, which is of a similar size and also has a city view, but has views of landmarks such as Clifford Pier and Merlion Park.

I always recommend reserving at least a Premier Room, since the confirmed upgrade from it (again, assuming it's available at time of booking) is a Bay View Room. Not only is this room larger, at 495-624 square feet, it offers a stunning bay view. These rooms are on levels 2-6.

The room we were in, a Premier Bay View Room, is 624 square feet and is on floor 1, with its own outdoor sundeck with loungers. Here's the early morning view over Marina Bay, including the Marina Bay Sands, with the sunrise:

Sunrise View from Premier Bay View Room, Fullerton Bay Singapore

 

And a view later that day:

View, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

Enjoy these views from one of the lounge chairs on the Premier Bay View Veranda:

Lounge Chairs, Premier Bay View Room Veranda, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

The room itself is gorgeous, and definitely my favorite of the luxury hotel rooms I've stayed at in Singapore, where I've had four other luxury hotel stays. It certainly helps that the hotel was newly built in 2010, and has been meticulously maintained, so it looks contemporary and fresh.

Premier Bay View Room, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

Premier Bay View Room, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

The fruit welcome amenity also came with some French macarons and chocolates, which were as delicious as they looked. There was even a cute bear welcome amenity for my son.

Fruit Welcome Amenity and Macarons, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

Kids' Welcome Amenity, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

The bed was very comfortable, and the temperature was refreshingly cool, a respite from the already hot, humid weather outside. I was able to take a much needed nap, and my son, who unfortunately had come down with some kind of virus, slept most of the day, until we had to depart.

Premier Bay View Room, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

There was even a chocolate in a box, for turndown, not that we needed any more sweets, given the lovely welcome amenity assortment:

Chocolate for Turndown, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

Lights and blackout shades are conveniently operated from a control panel on the nightstand beside the bed:

Control Panel for Lights and Shades, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

While the bathroom only had one sink, everything else was top notch. The lofty rain shower would have easily accommodated guests who are 7 feet tall or more, and there was a separate soaking tub.

Bathroom, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

Soaking Tub, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

Rain Shower, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

Bath products are Bottega Veneta:

Bottega Veneta Bath Products, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

I also appreciated the selection of TWG teas that were provided, in addition to a Nespresso machine and capsules. I enjoy TWG tea even more than Mighty Leaf when it comes to Earl Grey and black teas.

TWG Teas, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

Nespresso Machine, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

Here's a video of the Premier Bay View Room:

 

Fullerton Bay Hotel Swimming Pool

The outdoor pool is beautiful, with loungers in the pool, and views of the Marina Bay Sands:

Review: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

Pool, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore Review

 

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Breakfast Buffet at Brasserie

I always look forward to luxury hotel breakfast buffets in Singapore, thanks to the amazing East-West variety, including Singaporean favorites. I arrived just before the ostensible end of breakfast, but fortunately staff were very accommodating and seated me quickly, even though the dining room was quite crowded and they had to quickly bus a table.

Options included a variety of fresh fruits and juices:

Fruit Juices, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast Buffet

Fresh Fruits, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast Buffet

 

There were favorites such as smoked salmon, cheeses and cold cuts:

Smoked Salmon and Cold Cuts, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast

 

Hot items included fixings for Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with fried chicken, prawns and condiments), mushroom puffs and hash brown patties, noodles, sticky rice, dim sum, and more.

Nasi Lemak, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast Buffet

Dim Sum, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast Buffet Review

 

You could also request eggs cooked to order, including an egg special and various fresh squeezed juices:

La Brasserie Egg Special and Fresh Squeezed Juice Menu, The Fullerton Bay

 

It was hard to choose, but I chose a little of each of my favorites, from dim sum to nasi lemak to smoked salmon:

Breakfast, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Review

 

And of course yogurt was a must; there was Emmi yogurt from Switzerland, and fresh berries, which I appreciated:

Yogurt and Berries, The Fullerton Bay Singapore Breakfast Review

 

The Verdict

I understand why The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore is so popular, as even its regular rooms are the most up to date in terms of Singapore luxury hotels, and this is combined with excellent service, from reception to housekeeping to the restaurants, and an excellent high quality breakfast buffet. The bay views are gorgeous from the hotel's prime vantage point, and if you have an outdoor terrace you truly feel like you're on a vacation, even if it's just a short break from work on a business trip. I especially appreciated how quiet our room was, even during the day, since we were napping.

I highly recommend splurging for a Bay View or Premier Bay View Room, and booking early since these Virtuoso upgrades can be secured at time of booking, assuming the next category is available when booking.

If you've stayed at The Fullerton Bay Singapore recently, what was your experience?

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Disclosure: As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I was hosted by the hotel and enjoyed a complimentary stay. The opinions expressed in the post are mine.

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