6.06.2012

Resort World Sentosa - Festive Hotel review



Festive Hotel Side Entrance

 Staycation at Festive Hotel (RWS)

It's staycation time. We chose to revisit Resort Word Singapore for our staycation for June Holidays.
Last year, we were quite small and could not enjoy most facilities. However now that we are a year older and alot wackier, we are all ready to explore RWS.


We stayed at Festive Hotel Deluxe Family King Room.
For this stay, our 3 major highlights will be

For this segment, we will give you an overview of RWS and some tips for families with kids!

See and compare our 2011 Staycation at RWS.
Around the resort
Around the Resort
We arrived early at RWS and decided to explore the resort. The resort was not very big. The general public area is known as the Festive Walk. This is segmented into dining, retail and entertainment facilities. The resort is clothe in brown hues. It does look the same at most corners. However it does come alive at night with the bright Neon Lights which adds the 'festive' mood to the area.
Tip1 : If you are driving, try to park around the red zone (Closest to the Hotel / Casino entrance) Else there will be golf carts shuttle in the carpark that will bring you close to the entrance. It's quite a distance to walk from the carpark to the hotel, so prepare for it!

Festive Hotel reception
Our check in time was at 3pm. However we were there at 230pm. there were reviews that stated that early check-ins were discouraged and usually there will be long queues at check in time. However we were quite lucky to get our keys within 5 minutes.

Depending on your packages, you have to collect the extra gifts from the concierge. If your package comes with USS or MEM tickets, you need not print out the tickets as it will be provided at the concierge. In addition, we got a 3 days free monorail pass with our package to explore Sentosa or Vivocity.

2 main things that we had observed
1) Kids gift are given on request and not volunteered. In fact, we were told that the packs were out of stock at the check-in. However upon proceeding to the concierge, the staff had actually gave some packs to other guests . We were a little peeved by the different service standards as the first staff had obviously decided not to assist us.

2) Check your packages on the extras. We took the TRANSFORMERS special, but the complimentary TRANSFORMERS souvenirs(See below) were worth half the cost that it was stated, we find this unprofessional for a five star resort.

3D2N Ultimate Fun - TRANSFORMERS Special from S$888
Package includes:
  • 2-night stay at a choice of Hard Rock Hotel or Hotel Michael Deluxe Room, Festive Hotel Deluxe Family Room or Equarius Hotel Deluxe Room
  • Daily Breakfast for Two
  • One-Day Pass to Universal Studios Singapore® for Two
  • Resorts World™ Sentosa Gift Voucher worth S$25
  • Complimentary One-Day Pass to The Maritime Experiential Museum™ for Two
  • Complimentary Welcome Drinks for Two
  • Complimentary TRANSFORMERS souvenirs worth over $50 for Two

Tip 2: Ask for kids gift pack at the concierge if you are travelling with kids. Contents vary.
Tip 3 : If you drive , ask for carpark coupons as well!
The Hotel Room
The Room
We checked into Festive hotel Deluxe Family King Room. The hotel room is spacious. The room should accommodate a family of 5. It comes with a king size bed, a loft bed and a sofa bed .The sofa bed can be unfold to become a queen size bed. Overall the room looks clean, but the sofa bed looked a little aged.
Kid's favourite Spot
Toothbrush, shower gels, shampoos and towels were provided. There were also drinks satchels like Milo, coffee and tea. The Tv channels were uninspiring with no HBO. There was however Cartoon Network to entertain the kids.
The room has a standing shower as well as a small balcony (useful for drying clothes)
Tip 4 : If you have small kids with helpers, this may be the perfect room to stay. We think you could fit in 3 adults and 2 kids below 10 or an alternate combination of 2 adults and 3 kids.

Free Slippers - 2 adults and 1 kid
Kids Gift pack
Restaurants around RWS

We decided to look for food options around RWS. The last time we were here, we had tried Chillis and Ruyi. This time round, we decided to explore other options. There are alot more eating options available at RWS, so do take the opportunity to check them out while you are there

Tip 5 : Ask for kids utensils at the restaurants, most will provide one!

TWD
We stumbled on Aston Specialities at the 'outskirts' of the Resort. It is located near the Sentosa Visitor's Centre. The food was value for money. We had a complete meal for 3 adults and it cost less than $30!

Aston Specialities

The Food
Our next  haunt will be the Malaysia food street. Actually this is Daddy and Mummy's favourite as they like to explore oily, greasy  different style of hawker food. Given the stalls were from 'famous' hawkers around Malaysia, it was interesting to see similar food in Singapore cooked differently.

As for us kids, we were quite contented with porridge and noodles served there.
Malaysia Food Street
Penang Night!
The Set up
Daddy and Mummy decided to expand their waistline with Penang's favourite dishes like the Penang Lim Brothers Char Koay Teow, Penang Ah Long Lor Bak and Penang Ah Mei Hokkien Prawn Mee.
Yummy and Oily!
We had breakfast at the Festive Hotel.
The restaurant is called the Fiesta and is located on the 3rd floor. Do note for additional guest, it cost $24++ for adults and $14 ++ for kids 5 and above.

Fiesta

The Buffet
Outdoor Egg Station
Outdoor Dining
The buffet was mainly Asian food. The variety does not change much on a day to day basis. Nevertheless it would be sufficient to fill an empty stomach. The restaurant has an orange theme and exhibits festive hues befitting of the name Fiesta.
There were both indoor and outdoor dining. Do go early as queues tends to grow from 9am onwards
Tip 6  : The eggs station are located outdoor . We could not see it on the first day as we had our meals indoor. There are no signs to show that there was an egg station outdoor, so look out for it!

Night Entertainment
Crane Show


For free entertainment, we decided to view the Crane Show. The location of the show is near the sea. You have to proceed past MEM to get to the show. Be there early as crowd does build up.
The show starts at 9pm every evening. The show is open to the public.

Tip 7 : For those are looking for something to do in the evenings, you can consider a drive up to RWS. You do not need to pay the entrance fee for Sentosa. Moreover, you can get to enjoy the dining, shopping and entertainment options available at RWS
We had a good day exploring RWS. Now it is time for bed!
Watch for our upcoming reviews on Swimming Pools of RWS, USS for kids, MEM review and a special Sesame Street in USS feature!
PS : we will visit RWS again once the Marine Life Park is ready!

The Little Details
RWS
For Reservations
Tel :  +65 65778899
reservations@rwsentosa.com

Good Night!









7 comments:

  1. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

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  2. I will be staying in this hotel so thanks for the review, it is very helpful and informative.

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  3. Do u pay extra for more than 2 adults?

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    1. I guess if you do not declare , you need not pay. If you are not going for breakfast for the extra adults, it should be fine. But we certainly don't encourage having more adults than beds here .

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  4. Thnks. Do the USS and MEM Check the child birth cert before going in? I have a child this yr 4yrs old (birthday havent reach).

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    1. They did not check my boy who is 3, but he is rather small size. Maybe just keep a photocopy of the passport just in case.

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