Capella Singapore Sentosa April Staycation 2012: Premier Garden View Room

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Sentosa lies the Capella Singapore, a 5-star hotel, which offers a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life; an ideal place for some peace and quiet. But along with that peace and quiet comes a hefty price tag, but it’s worth treating yourself once in a while.

Booking was a painless affair and though it was through a third party site, the amount of effort and detail that went into the confirmation, checking-in and welcome were not compromised. The confirmation email for the booking for the Capella was fairly quick and check-in was smooth. We were even presented with some chilled tea upon our arrival. Do note that a deposit of S$150 will be charged to your credit card for any incidentals.

Once we were checked-in, we were brought around the compound to get orientated with the cascading pools, Bob’s Bar (for hanging out) and dining options (Knolls and Cassia). There is free complimentary tea served at the Library from 3-5pm, unfortunately for us we missed it, but it is something I would try the next time I am there. Breakfast is available at S$48++ (per adult / per night), while children aged 6 - 11 years old are priced at S$24++ (per child / per night) and children 5 years and below enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Knolls Restaurant. Anticipating that we would be up late, we decided to skip the breakfast and have lunch at the Knolls instead.

After our short tour concluded, we were taken to the room on the fourth floor. It was a Premier Garden View Room and is the cheapest room available at the Capella. Despite being the cheapest option at the Capella (which is by no means cheap if it means S$700++ per night), the Premier Garden room was spacious and well-equipped. The room was furnished with twin beds and had a long-sitting sofa facing the 42-inch television and a nice “garden” view which overlooked part of the driveway (where I spotted a peacock!). The beds faced the wide window next to the sofa, offering an almost panoramic view of the “garden”.

Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room Twin Beds
The comfortable beds and nice pillows!
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View
Facing the long-sitting sofa which provides a panoramic "garden" view
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View
The long-sitting sofa facing the 42-inch television
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View
"Garden" view 1
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View
"Garden" view2

Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View
"Garden" view 3

In addition to the panoramic “garden” view from the beds, there was also a balcony offering a nice view:

The bathroom was impressive and segregated into two compartments. The compartment for showering was spacious with its dark stone floor giving the room a spa-like feel to it. There was a corner for the rain shower and another corner for the bathtub that overlooked the nice view the balcony had to offer. For your privacy, there are blinds which you can operate with a flick of your finger to enjoy your bubble bath. The other compartment, is well, the place you do your business in a quiet little corner.

Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View Bathroom
Bathtub that overlooked the nice view the balcony had to offer
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View Bathroom
The dark stone floor gives the bathroom a spa-like feel to it
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View BathroomCapella Singapore Premier Garden Room View Bathroom

The bathroom was complemented by an open-concept walk-in wardrobe which also housed two sinks and mirrors (for you to freshen up) and the complimentary toiletries such as:
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (so no worries if you forget your own)
  • Body lotion
  • Comb
  • Cotton pads
  • Sewing Kit etc… 
complimentary toiletries
complimentary toiletries
Complimentary toiletries
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View Wardrobe
The wardrobe
Capella Singapore Premier Garden Room View WardrobeCapella Singapore Premier Garden Room View Wardrobe

WiFi is not only complimentary, but also did not require any password to access it. Besides complimentary WiFi, the drinks in the mini-bar, GRYPHON tea and Nespresso shots were complimentary as well. And if you are staying for longer, you can utilize the complimentary pressing for 5 pieces of clothing per day.

coffee shots
Nespresso shots
coffee maker
Coffee maker
Ipod docking station
Ipod docking station

Being closer to nature and in tropical Singapore , it would be unavoidable to have insects, especially during the raining season. So in addition to the Abahna toiletries which are White Grapefruit and May Chang infused, the room was also equipped with insect repellent (not that we needed to use it). There was even, a writing kit complete with pencil and sharpener for writing purposes.

Abahna toiletries
Abahna toiletries
pencil and sharpener for writing purposes
Pencil and sharpener for writing purposes
One interesting feature of the room is that the controls for the lighting, air-conditioning, blinds and curtains can be adjusted from the bedside control panel. There were even mood settings for the lighting which controlled the brightness of the room’s lights.

Bedside control panel
Bedside control panel
A welcome fruit platter
A welcome fruit platter was delivered to the room shortly after we checked into the room.

Turn-down snack at night was a packet of adorable merlion shaped biscuits and two more bottles of water.

The beds and the pillows were simply too comfortable that we woke up late the next morning! So after the slow start to the day, we checked out and had lunch at the Knolls, which turned out to be a better experience than at the Cassia for dinner before. Overall a pleasant and enjoyable staycation experience.
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    1. Look at that view! You're looking at a rainforest out your window; it is so lush and green. I also love the way the shower is set up. What a great place to relax.

      1. The view was great! And it was nice place to relax.

    2. Wow, this sounds like an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing all the pictures too, I am so envious. You did the right thing skipping breakfast. I'd have been tempted to eat way more than usual to justify spending so much on one meal.