Staycation at Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa

Travel has never been the same since Covid hit. Being home-bound for so long, and with the allure of the Singapore Discovery Vouchers, we decided to have a weekend staycation at Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa last December.
We had a party of 3, so we had to use the Singapore Discovery Vouchers to get tickets to Universal Studios and the S.E.A. Aquarium for the 3rd person. Contrary to what has been said about claiming the Singapore Discovery Vouchers, it was really pretty easy to redeem from Klook: you just have to have your mobile and computer on standby for a smoother transaction. 

Our staycation package came with a pair of tickets to Universal Studios and the S.E.A. Aquarium (and freebies like designed masks etc…), which was worthwhile.

As this staycation was obviously during the Covid period, there were differences: having to wear a mask at all times while out of the room, waiting in queue to check in, getting a little care package when checking in 
The care kit was quite useful as it had masks, wet wipes and a hand sanitiser), having to book the pool in advance in order to use it, having to verify guest occupancy before going back to the room (if your guest wanted to go up to the room, then they would have to register with their identification card at the reception.
Care Kit

Thank goodness during that period we stayed, dining-in was possible.  We just had to quote our room number before entering the restaurant and selecting our breakfast option before being seated. The food would be served to our table. The only time we needed to leave the table was to get drinks to hydrate ourselves.

Hotel Michael is one of five hotels belonging to Resorts World Sentosa, and they are all interconnected. The hotel is a tribute to American architect Michael Graves, whose firm designed the entire complex. It is the closest of the five hotels to Universal Studios Singapore. The modern rooms double as showcases of Graves' signature style, with wall murals and designer furniture from the architect's repertoire… though they're not quite up to advertised five-star standards.

We had one of the renovated rooms (I think), so the room was pretty nice like an art gallery with murals on the walls and maple-accented furnishings. The beds were comfortable and the room (and bathroom) clean. The drawers and cupboard doors needed a bit of force to open and close.

We also had a tiny balcony (enough space for two people standing) which overlooked the pool. It was a pretty surreal view. Lighting is the room is rather dim and with a warm yellow hue, so it is not an ideal environment to do any serious reading.

Apparently there is a known issue with the WiFi the hotel provides, but since we have 30GB of mobile data, we never really did try out the hotel’s WiFi. Check out the quick video review below!

The cool thing about Hotel Michael is that it is really near convenience stores, ATM machines and food sources. It's also really near the Sentosa Express. On our first night, we took the Sentosa Express over to Vivocity to do some shopping and watch a midnight movie (we ended up watching 2 movies in a row instead). 

If you don't know where to eat, you can check out this ramen restaurant we chanced upon called Keisuke Tokyo - they have 10/10 ramen which is affordable too! 

Hotel Michael Address: 

 8 Sentosa Gateway, S098269 


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