To stay in Singapore is to stay and experience The Fullerton Hotel. It epitomizes the spirit of Singapore through its history as a grand heritage building, which came to life in 1928.
Once housing the General Post Office as well as offices for the governor of Singapore and the High Commissioner for the Federation of Malay States in addition to many other government offices, this colonial monument has seen Singapore’s modern history unfold. Its location sits nostalgically along the city’s waterfront and owes to the stunning panoramic views that the city has to offer.
Our Fullerton experience began as soon as we landed in Singapore, where we were greeted by one of its staff members who waited for us outside the jetway. The concierge service was impeccable as we were led to the immigration area before being whisked away in their private transfer car to the hotel. It’s as if we were handed from one person to another and it felt like you were really welcomed and taken care of. This service is what you want after a long-haul flight, that welcoming hospitality and the sheer ease as you arrive into the country. You can expect this level of service with The Fullerton and they deliver it to an effortless degree.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel our check-in was completed within a matter of minutes and in no time at all, we were led to our Marina Bay View Room. Who knew that such a room could take your breath away though the absolutely stunning panoramic views of Singapore. The view and the direction we were facing, which gave us a full visual, almost photographic visual of Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline, was really enough to take your breath away. Though just magnificent infrastructures it was really the sunsetting and the mood that the skyline gave off that made one feel instantly excited and upbeat in the moment. This is the place you can spend occasions at, whether you’re here for holiday with your family or friends, whether you’re here as a couple and it’s your first time, the setting is intimate and luxurious and the views a wow-factor. Our room felt snug and cozy for the four of us (two adults and two small children) and there wasn’t really anything we could complain about. We absolutely enjoyed our room and we find that it is the perfect room category for small families who don’t mind a slightly smaller room that almost feels bigger when you have the skyline directly in front of you to admire. At the foot of our king-sized bed was an additional single bed that was set up for our five year old and a cot snugly set on the left hand side of our bed. It was perfect and there was still ample space to enjoy the room. For those coming with family, this is a great option especially if you plan on spending most of your time exploring Singapore, you certainly have the room to look forward to for a restful sleep.
In terms of in-room amenities there’s a large bathroom with a separate tub and shower as well as our favourite feature (strangely) a Japanese type toilet. There’s the usual fully stocked minibar with your Nespresso machine and selection of TWG teas as well as a pillow menu, great lighting control and temperature control. With our room category we were given access to The Straits Club privileges which included complimentary Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapes and cocktails in their dedicated lounge. On our first night we managed to experience their evening canapes and cocktails and found it the perfect pick-me-up after spending the last few hours traveling. It was also quiet with very few guests which made it quite nice for us. The canape selection was delightful with a nice variety of hot and cold dishes, perfect if you’re feeling peckish whilst the drinks menu offered a refreshing variety. As our stay only lasted two nights we really wanted to make the most of our Fullerton experience and so we spent time wandering around through the large vicinity of the hotel and really got to appreciate the building and its history as a true landmark in Singapore. We would really recommend the hotel for first-timers especially as you get to experience a bit of culture intertwined with impeccable hospitality in such intimate rooms that are on offer. Another great highlight of The Fullerton is its location with its close proximity to the city centre and, as it is such a landmark building it’s difficult to get lost.
Our last day was spent at the hotel, just enjoying the spirit of the room, the view, the building and the hospitable staff. We checked-out rather early and were taken by private transfer to our next location. Overall The Fullerton is definitely a destination hotel due to its cultural landmark and so it can sometimes be overlooked as a five-star establishment offering stellar service and well thought-out rooms. It couldn’t be farther from the truth when we say that it really does tick all of the boxes as a luxury hotel that provides comfort, VIP services and luxurious rooms and suites with captivating views to match that welcomes any type of traveller. Whether on honeymoon, celebrating that special occasion with a loved one, coming with your family or even as a solo traveller, this, for us, was a great choice and exceeded our expectations.
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