The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel is an impressive and awe-inspiring hotel, but not because it is the most luxurious, the most trendy, or the most technologically advanced hotel. No, the Fullerton will impress you with its deep historic presence preserved with timeless luxurious architecture supported by very hospitable staff. Stepping into the hotel to check-in, I felt I had stepped into a very special hotel. Even the Uber driver that drove me there had told me that this was a “Super Star Hotel” before then driving off. I was skeptical at first, but by the end of my stay, I now know why it is truly a “Super Star Hotel.” In general, it’s due to the hotel’s friendly and accommodating staff, making you feel like a VIP, the luxurious rooms, the central location to get around anywhere in Singapore, and the immense amount of history the hotel embodies. If you are looking for the best experience in Singapore, then you must stay at the Fullerton Hotel.
Straits Club Quay Room
Amble amount of space to for two people. We got two twin beds right next to each other, with an inch or two between them. It had a lounge chair, and a working desk.
The bathroom was huge and a has separate door for the toilet. It has a shower head and a bath tube, and it also came with a scale.
My room had a view of the infinity pool and the river and bridge. It was lovely in the morning, however, at times, it was awkward when peaking out when other guest are hanging by the pool facing my window.
The Straits Club
This club gives you access where you will be able to enjoy complimentary daily champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes.
The Straits Club is the name for the Fullerton’s club lounge. There is a whole floor dedicated to club rooms on the 4th floor. When exiting the elevator at the 4th floor, you are immediately greeted by the Club desk staff, who will help you check-in and later check-out. In my case, though, I arrived after the Club desk closed, so I had to check-in downstairs, which was quick and easy. It also seems to be a hit and miss to any staff actually being at the desk to offer assistance as there were several times where I passed by the desk with nobody being there. However, when there was someone, the staff were very friendly, informative, and accommodating.
The actual club lounge is fairly small, though, never crowded as there were always seats available. The service was good as when I arrived, a hotel staff member asked for my room number and then offered to bring some refreshments. The food is both buffet and a la carte style with a good amount of choices for the buffet. The food tasted good and there were a fair amount of refreshment choices to choose from. Being a club lounge, though, one would expect a level of personalization and this is where the Fullerton can improve upon. Not once was I asked for my name and none of the hotel staff seemed to remember or recognize me as I had to be asked for my room number several times to ensure I was an actual Straits Club guest. These are minor issues and overall the Straits Club was a great experience and an excellent value. However, it did detract from the experience being personal or special.
I would still recommend upgrading to the Straits Club if you can. With free breakfast, afternoon tea service, and evening cocktails from, the Straits Club provides excellent value.
Also, Ela from the dining crew was extremely helpful and provided 5 star service.
The Fullerton Spa
The Fullerton Spa is a world class spa featuring the best masseuse, service, and amenities. During my stay, I tried the 90-minute long Asian Heritage Signature in The Fullerton Spa and it was one of the best massages that I have ever gotten.
Prior to the massage, they go over with you any allergies, medical conditions that they should know, and what you are looking to get out of the massage. After answering a few questions, the masseuse then personally chooses what oils to use in order to satisfy your desired need. During this, they provide you with tea and nuts to help your digestive system.
After this, they bring you into the massage room where you'll change into a robe. Once you are done changing, they begin by sitting you down on a chair and wash and rub your feet. After this is done, you move to the massage table where you'll have the best massage of your life. Once the massage is finished, they bring your to a lounge where they offer you move tea and nuts to help you heal after your massage.
The smartphone that comes with your room is an extra perk that's definitely worth the stay. You can use this to make local calls, international calls, and use it to browse the web. However, it does not turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
This phone would have been better if it enabled Wi-Fi hotspot to help us call Ubers or Grab, but it still proved useful finding attractions and sightseeing spots when we were lost, and find restaurants while on the go.
There's also a free tablet in the room where you can order room service, request turn down service, check out, and even book a spa appointment. This is a great alternative to using the phone to get a hold of the front desk.
The hotel and rooms also provides:
Infinity Pool/Fitness Center
World Class Spa
Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
Coffee and Tea Making Facilities
Multiple Restaurants & Bars
Connected to Raffles Place MRT
How To Get From Changi Airport To The Fullerton Hotel
MRT ~ $2 SGD
Take East West Line from Changi Airport to Tanah Merah (2 Stops)
Transfer from Tanah Merah to East West Line towards Raffles Place (10 Stops)
Walk around 4 minutes to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Takes around 59 minutes
TAXI - follow signs to the taxi stands
Takes around 26 minutes
Cost around $25.72 SGD
UBER - connect to airport Wi-Fi to hail
Takes around 26 minutes depending on traffic.
UberX cost around $20-27 SGD
What's Around the Fullerton
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Singapore Flyer (10 min drive)
Gardens By The Bay (10 min drive)
Lantern - Rooftop Bar at Fullerton Bay
The Lighthouse - Rooftop Bar
Raffles Place in the building