Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore review: Bay view room
Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore review: Bay view room
A waterfront establishment in Singapore‘s Marina Bay area, the 100-room 5-star Fullerton Bay hotel offers a luxurious stay with a stellar view of the city skyline.
Fullerton Bay Hotel Review
Staycation at the Fullerton Bay hotel bay view room
You can opt for either the bay view room with a view of the beautiful bay area and Marina Bay Sands, or a city view room which opens out to Customs House and the rest of the city skyline. For our staycation, we opted for their bay view room.
Stepping into the bay view room
The first thing that caught our eye as we stepped into the room was definitely the floor-to-ceiling windows which opened out to a spacious balcony overlooking the rest of Marina Bay. The tall ceiling made the already larger-than-average hotel room (45-50 m2) look even more spacious and palatial. Not only that, the bathroom is fitted with a large glass window so you could look out to the beautiful view while taking a hot bath.
The room was decked in a combination of warm hues of rosewood and marble, which if overdone, could have looked really dated; in the Fullerton Bay rooms though, the combination is tastefully executed alongside sleek, clean lines and modern furnishing. The end result is a sort of updated opulence with a colonial flair.
The highlight of the room was definitely the unblocked view of the bay and the city skyline, headlined by the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Bay view room amenities
Fullerton Bay hotel has one of the most comfortable rooms I’ve stayed in. The king-size bed was medium firm and sheets were soft to touch.
The bathrobes were thick, luxe and envelop you comfortably. Very bougie. The bathroom is sprawling with a rain shower, and though the bathtub is not as novel as a freestanding one, it fits in seamlessly and is comfortably sized. The hotel also provides bath salts and amenities from Balmain to complete the experience.
Switches are incorporated into the bedside table and there are several options for lighting and curtains. There’s also a tablet at the side which allows you to view information about the hotel and its in-room dining menu.
Television has in-built chromecast and we managed to watch Netflix by casting from our tablet. We did have a hiccup at night with this screen shown:
Pretty sure we could have gotten it resolved but we were too lazy to ask for help.
There’s also an HDMI port (among others) in case you want to plug in your devices such as a switch gaming console perhaps. They even have a Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker for you to blast your favourite music.
There’s a basic Nespresso machine with complimentary capsules and other tea sachets. Mini bar is stocked with drinks and assorted snacks and definitely not complimentary for our room. 😝
Fullerton bay rooms with private pool?
Besides the suites, there are a couple of other room types. The most affordable would be the deluxe and premier rooms with a city view; the premier rooms have a larger balcony than the deluxe.
The next tier would be the bay view room that we stayed in, followed by the bay view corner room, which capitalizes on the scenery by having two sides of the room fitted with full-length windows. There is also a premier bay view room which has a slightly larger balcony than our bay view room.
Fullerton bay also offers a premier bay view room with jacuzzi. On top of having an awesome vista of the bay, the room tops it off by having a heated en-suite private jacuzzi on the outdoor deck. It is literally a mini infinity pool that looks out to the bay!
We got the best seats at The Landing Point for our a la carte breakfast buffet, looking out (again) to Marina Bay Sands.
Here’s the menu we enjoyed during our stay:
The selection is pretty good and the food was delicious. We tried a couple of dishes but I must say the most memorable dish for me was the Singapore Laksa.
Service during breakfast was professional and excellent as well (likewise for every other touchpoint throughout our stay) and dishes were served promptly.
Fullerton Bay hotel high tea
Fullerton Bay is also known for their high teas. We were fortunate to snag a package off Klook that included high tea in the room. I’m not entirely sure if our high tea were from Clifford Pier or The Landing Point (since they both served high tea) but the cutlery used for serving did seem like it belonged to Clifford Pier.
We ordered a vegetarian set and a vegan set to try and though they were lovely to look at, we weren’t too impressed by the taste. Take my words with a pinch of salt; I haven’t found a high tea that I’m impressed by yet.
Taste aside, we liked the experience of having the high tea in our room.
Facilities at Fullerton Bay Hotel
One thing to note: Fullerton Bay does not have an onsite spa and guests will be directed to the Fullerton across the road to enjoy spa services. They do, however, have a gym on the rooftop.
Besides the gym, they have a rooftop pool and two jacuzzis. The rooftop pool sits alongside Lantern, the bar, and is open from 7am to 10pm. The jacuzzi accommodates two persons and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Dining options at Fullerton Bay hotel
Fullerton Bay hotel has a lean curation of restaurants in its modestly-sized premise: La Brasserie, a French bistro; The Landing Point, well known for their afternoon tea; and Lantern, their rooftop bar.
Clifford Pier is now operating exclusively as an event venue. On a side note, we had the chance to attend a wedding there; the food was exquisite and the ambience top-notch.
Hardware aside, Fullerton Bay lives up to its reputation as a luxury hotel and we were treated to their impeccable service throughout.
During the pre-check in (we stayed while there were still some Covid safe distancing measures), communication was prompt, with all my queries properly attended to. Arriving at the hotel, the attendants were warm and welcoming and quick to help with the door and luggage. The check-in, performed at their gorgeous lobby under a grandiose chandelier, was also smooth and professional.
Booking a stay at Fullerton Bay
I managed to snag a really good deal on Klook for $492.14 (after a sweet $120 Citibank credit card discount) and topped up $211.86 for the bay view room. For a total of $704, my package came with breakfast, complimentary parking, afternoon tea for two, complimentary house wine and late check-out at 16:00!
Our stay in Fullerton Bay was excellent and memorable and I’ll highly recommend a stay if your budget allows for it. 🙂 You can also check out these other hotels in Singapore.