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Where would you like to stay if you have a full day of leisure before a business conference? Does a luxury private retreat surrounded by nature, gardens and an awesome infinity pool sounds nice? Yes? In Singapore I recommend to stay at Capella Singapore which offers exactly that. The hotel is member of the Leading Hotels of the World which guarantees ultimate luxury. Let me show you around Capella Singapore as I didn’t stay all day in the private pool of my villa 😉 Enjoy!
I arrived early morning at Singapore Changi Airport where luxury transport was waiting for me to bring me to Capella Singapore. No hassles; no worries just straight to the hotel in a private luxury car. Capella Singapore is on Sentosa Island and I must admit this is a bit out of the center but it’s just a 10-15-minute taxi ride away from Chinatown Singapore for example. When I arrived, it was too early for my private villa but I was offered a standard room to catch a few hours of sleep. After my powernap my villa was ready and I changed rooms. I love the option of an early check-in; a separate (smaller) room is OK in such cases.
The property spreads several hectares and consists of three parts: the old British heritage building, a new wing behind it which blends perfect with nature and various separate private villas. Capella Singapore is located on a small hill overlooking the Singapore Straight and covered with trees; some a century old. Capella Singapore is a true luxury hotel and kept the colonial British style while also adding a modern building and modern facilities. The staff is very knowledgable and took care of all my personal needs. I loved the architecture, the personal attention, and the luxury at Capella Singapore.
The rooms at Capella Singapore
The rooms and villas are huge at Capella Singapore. As I already mentioned I was given a standard room after my very early check-in rather than the villa. International flights in Asia, including Singapore, tend to arrive early morning. This standard room was huge, probably double the size of standard rooms at many other hotels. After the normal check-in time and my powernap, I changed to my private villa.
The villas are located between lush green jungle and all have a private plunge pool. A huge living area with adjacent bedroom and hardwood floors. High ceilings and windows make it look like even more spacious. The bathroom is as huge as the living room with two sinks, luxury rain forest shower both indoor and outdoor (!!) and a large walk-in closet.
Fresh fruit and complimentary water was waiting for me and a well-stocked minibar too. I love gadgets and the room has a tablet from which you can adjust the curtains and lighting. Just awesome! Now you might think: do I have to walk to my villa in the heat of Singapore? No, you don’t! Complimentary golf carts will bring you from the main building to your villa. It takes less than a minute for them to arrive and don’t make you sweat. I had two great nights at my private villa; the beds are too comfortable. So comfortable it was difficult to get up and relax in this tropical resort!
Facilities at Capella Singapore
Capella Singapore has a huge award-winning spa called Auriga where it’s easy to get pampered for a few hours or a day. After a short massage I went to the cascaded infinity pools; three in total. The pools are irregularly shaped because of old trees which the architect wanted to keep rather than to make place for more pool. I preferred the top pool which gave me a great view on the Singapore Straight while sipping on a chilled Singapore sling.
At check-in, I mentioned that I forgot to bring sunscreen and if it was possible to buy it at the hotel; it wasn’t possible but the personal butler could take care of it. I totally forgot about it and didn’t ask again as it was cloudy but suddenly my personal butler came to me with sunscreen! The staff took the liberty to arrange this; that’s luxury, nothing gets forgotten even if its mentioned between lines. Capella Singapore has of course a gym, business facilities and a lounge area too. I had a great day at the spa and infinity pools. I was ready for my business conference.
Dining & Drinking at Capella Singapore
At Capella Singapore, there are various food & beverage outlets. The first day I enjoyed a fine Chinese lunch at Cassia. Four delicious courses made with the finest ingredients. Breakfast is served in the all-day dining restaurant and has so many choices it’s too much to list them in this review. Lots of items are prepared a-la carte including my daily fried eggs sunny side up. Everything is fresh including a large selection of pastries, colt cuts, fruit, sushi and much more.
During the day, I enjoyed a cold Singapore sling at the pool served by Bob’s bar. In the evening, it’s the place to enjoy a great whiskey which they barrel age themselves. I don’t smoke myself, but Bob’s bar has also a wide selection of cigars. If you are with family or friends I suggest having dinner at the private restaurant where you will also cook yourself! You’ll learn from the masters at Capella Singapore. Lots of quality fine dining options at Capella Singapore but if it’s not enough then read about my favorite hotspots in Singapore for food, rooftop bars and also craft beer.
If you visit Singapore for leisure or business or both as I did then I highly recommend staying at Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island. It’s a luxury resort offering tranquility in a jungle setting. Their rooms & villas are huge and so comfortable you don’t want to leave. Their spa offers quality treatments and the cascading pools are amazing to relax at. Don’t forget to order a Singapore sling! The staff is helpful and personal as you can expect in a luxury resort. I had a comfortable relaxing stay and didn’t want to leave. I hope to return next time when I’m in Singapore for business or leisure.
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Gallery of Capella Singapore
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