Rated 1 out of 5 by Chris18 So disappointed with W hotel
A so-call six stars hotel, but lacking the flexibility, warm & sincerity. Did not provide early check in as per requested, neither recognise SPG status. I had to leave my stuff at the concerige and when i tried to retrieve them, there are nowhere to be found. Gave me the room key and when i went into the room, they are still cleaning up from the previous guest who check out. No turn down service, neither refill the toiletries. Gotten call them 3 times before the new toiletries are brought to the room. My friend has a suite, so we pop by to have a drink - gotten call room service numerous time to deliver the wine. they delivered the wine without glasses and wine opener. spent almost an hour before we finally get to enjoy the wine.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by aWhotelFan Mr
Nice and comfy wonderful room but with no view at all. Its totally desserted in Sentosa Island. Good for those looking for a relaxing resort at a hippy hotel but do not expect any cultural activities in the close proximity. Can be 30 mins taxi ride to city during heavy traffic. Excellent Spa and a good gym.
The hotel is packed with locals on the weekends. Food is unadventurous. Buffet breakfast is limited and can be repetitive after staying for a few days. Staff need to smile more. Service is on time in general but no surprises. Not really value for money overall considering other hotel options in town.
June 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by iz999 Great Hotel, Poor Service
The hotel is great, with good facilities, a very nice location, and great restaurants and bars. Overall the setup is very good.
The one major thing that unfortunately lacked is the service, in particular at the reception. It was slow, the people seemed quite lost not knowing what to do, and unresponsive to particular requests. No point in going into specifics, but as a Platinum member and frequent Starwood customer I can honestly say the service significantly lacked compared to a lot of other SPG hotels I've stayed at around the region.
Overall a very good hotel, but the service really needs improvement.
December 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cyndee0315 Nice & relax hotel, but inconvenient location
I have heard of the location in Sentosa but I wasn't expect it is that inconvenient! When I took the train into Sentosa, I have to take Bus 3 and dropped off on the 4th stop where the driver said W shuttle bus will catch me there. I have been waiting for more than 20 mins and I saw nothing. Not even any signal to show me where I am or where the hotel is. After checking with a lady, she told me that the shuttle won't stop by here! And I have to carry all my luggage and walk to W Singapore. What a long walk!
Except for the location, everything is good. Nice room with nice design.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marchmoo Beautiful hotel, great staff
The helpful checkin and concierge staff has provided great service with a smile. Hotel is beautiful and room is excellent loaded with amenities and toiletries. Good choice for family or couple weekend getaways! ^.^
December 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BusinesTraveler Trouble with Taxi's
While I enjoyed my stay, I found getting to and from the hotel to be a large hassle. As a business traveler, the lack of number of cabs and their lack of credit card use made my experience less than desirable. Even when I tired to pre-arrange a taxi it was hit or miss on if they would accommodate my use of credit card. Almost every night, when I was finished with work, it took me a long time to find a taxi that would take a credit card and also find someone who was willing to drive out of the town to the hotel. Most drivers did not even know how to get to the hotel. I had to direct them myself. I hope as the area continues to develop this does not continue to be an issue for visitors.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by natVF The Staff at W Singapore are amazing
I was very pleased with the staff at W Hotel SG, they were so down to earth and didn't make us feel like an outsider!
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nat2 Great Experience!
I would like to thank all the hotel staff who attended to us during our stay at the hotel, for their excellent service. From the moment we stepped into the lobby, we were greeted immedicately by the warm and friendly staff, our needs and quiries were also attended too quickly. Amenities were nice and clean too. My family have stayed in serveral other "branded" hotels in Singapore but it was W who gave us the best experience! In fact we are considering to return for another stay in Jan when my wife and I celebrate our wedding anniversary! Thank you again and congratulations for a job well done!!!
December 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boey Paradise in the midst of Sentosa
We stay 3D/2N at W Singapore for my birthday celebration. This is our 2nd time staying in this hotel, and it never fails to impress us. The staff are polite and friendly. Great facilities with 24hrs pool and room amenities are always top up. Awesome breakfast spread being served.
The only hip-cup this time round was when we booked the room via its mobile site, it didn't prompt us of the on-going promotion and we ended up paying higher than the usual. As you will be entitled to a 15% off for booking 7 days in advance. :(
Nonetheless, we will definitely still be back for another staycation.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike666 A relaxing Paradise in Sentosa
This W is new, so the facility is great and shining. To me the pool and the gym is the best place because it open 24 hrs. This let the guests can arrange their time freely during the stay.
Like I said It's a new W hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. So the staff might still need some training. Some lack of the service might happen but the staff try their best to fix the problem and try their best to satisfied the guest.
The management team is also quick respond and knows how to earn their client's trust and royalty back.
Although I only stayed for 1 night there due to the tight schedule of my trip but I had a great time in W and will definitely stay there again when i travel to Singapore next time.
March 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hock882 Great Hardware Poor Software
Wonderful facilities and lovely building. Too bad the staff and service etc is so lacking. Beds are too soft as well as pillows, poor quality of sleep. Staff very inexperienced and some are downright rude, especially the restaurant manager at breakfast or seems to act as one (Indian guy dressed in black). Tried calling the whatever/whenever line, more than 10 mins still no answer. Tried a few times, in the end, had to walk down to the counter to get assistance. Was at the pool on Wednesday and only 1 staff present, had to dispense towels, take orders for food and drink, pump inflatables, poor guy was running round in circles. Waited 30 mins to get my drinks. Shuttle service to RWS is a joke, one way service every blue moon. Or wait for the sentosa shuttle which takes 35 mins to get to RWS from W. Got a great asset and location in Sentosa but very poorly executed.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cassie24 loved!
loved it! location was good if you dont want the hussle n bussle. there's plenty to do and see in the area on the island, taxi or bus though.
staff were lovely greeted everytime - very welcoming. decorations were nothing like i have seen, eye catching and imaginative.
food wasn't my cup of tea - guess im just used to the aussie food; but apparently the seafood is to die for (room mate said). rooms were tidy everyday - freshly feel. oh and the beds, makes me want to get a new bed when i arrive home, the best pillows and comfiness of beds ever!!
reconmend W with star quality!
September 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Well decorated Hotel
Generally, I have high expectations from this hotel. Experience as below:
1) Check-in - great service & efficient
2) Room - Couch has stains, dead flying insects found near window behind curtains & next to bathtub (beside sliding door), sliding door between bathtub & room cannot be closed (need to call for help), baby cot was in my room when checked-in (but I never request), pillow too soft
3) Facilities - Great pool & F&B, but curious why TV has HBO for English movies but nothing for Chinese Movies
4) SPG - member has discount at dining facilities but not for in-room dining? Weird?
July 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Leo9 Inflexible Staff
We have always loved staying in your hotel because of the swimming pool amenities and staff and your breakfast service. However, during my last visit, my wife who was not feeling well was rudely asked by the staff at 1.15pmto vacate the room in 15mins as I forgot to ask for late check-out when I check in (as the staff at most SPG hotels usually will ask whether we need a late-checkout but in this case they did not). She asked for half an hour extension so she can pack but the staff still insists that she must vacate the room by 1.30pm.
October 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stanisnoangel Great service & very nice pool!
Excellent hospitality and made us felt very welcomed. We were upgraded to the Fabulous Room as the front desk noted we were there for our 1st wedding anniversary. She even arranged for a nice surprise gift and cards to be sent to the room. The 24/7 pool also allowed us night swim which was a really nice feature to have!
December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Merylmc Disappointing staycation
Initial impression was very poor with slow check in and crowded reception. Finally arrived at our room to find it was a smoking room and very unpleasant. Response to the request for a room change from staff was slow and I needed to follow up several times. We were eventually found a suitable room. The breakfast experience was crowded and chaotic. Some respite was found outside on the patio. Check out was difficult and I had to ask someone with authority to correct our bill. A staycation should be a pleasure and stress free. It was not the relaxing break we had hoped for.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0coke W Sentosa is a reason to go to Singapore
I was actually a bit concerned about staying at W Sentosa because the hotel was new. But not only it looked goog, the hotel has a beautiful pool, the food was very nice and the staffs were always willing to help. The Marvelous suite looking out the harbor was far much better than I expected and all my family loved it. Away rooms are much smaller but we were glad we got the room with a plunge pool because our child spent the whole day there while it was raining. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet very much and so did my husband. I wish the restaurant was bigger so it would be less crowded, though. My family actually didn't enjoy Singapore much but we all agreed that if we go back it would be because of W Sentosa.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ethan27 Great Stay!
Good job, W Hotel! We had a wonderful staycation! First, we were offered a free upgrade and was blown away by the beautiful sight we were faced. It was a magnificent view! And they accommodate to my request as to offer a delicious cake for my gf's birthday!
And the staffs are prompt to assist you and friendly! They never failed to greeted us with a smile and start our day right! No complains! :) Kudos!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HandelLover Excellent Staff Supports
I was worried about transportation to Santosa Resort World... because of the distance from the hotel to the theme park. It turned out there was no need for any worry because everything in the hotel in Cove, Singapore was well arranged with shuttle and very informative and helpful staff members, so all our family members were able to enjoy the area 100%. Also I was very much impressed by the vehicle services to a local shop (a drug store) to purchase a medicine for my kid having allergy.
This hotel cannot be better!!!
I recommend fully~~~ and am sure to visit again.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DWSalinger Happy staycation with hiccups (still great stay)
Planned a staycation for my wife and myself as a pre christmas present.
We arrived early before noon. Super friendly front desk guy (if only I would be good with names - I'd like to commend him here), chit chatting with me during the whole process, no fussing about being early, got upgraded to marvelous suite without asking (thanks W Sentosa and SPG plat benefit), received two complementary drink vouchers for the Woo bar, finished in less than 5 minutes and up we were going to our room.
Note: checked in on Wednesday and the hotel was pretty empty. So that was probably in my favor. But still, pleasurable check in by the front desk guy. Thanks!
Suite is big with living room and bed room being about equal in size. Bed room is a corner room. with views on the sea, pool and the yacht harbor. L shaped balcony runs around the suite with a small table and two chairs as well as a two person lounger. Full length windows from bathroom to bedroom and living room, Great!
Spotted a bit of sticky dried liquid in the guest bathroom and in front of the working desk. Probably soda from the previous guest. Called the service line - received apologies and got it cleaned up while we were out exploring the rest of the property.
Pool, gym and jacuzzi:
Pool is huge and if empty not bad for swimming laps which I did. My wife and I lounged a bit next to the pool
Our pool stay was cut short at around 2pm as loud concrete jack hammering construction was starting on the public walkway next to the pool. That was not on the W property, so nothing they could do about it, but unfortunately it would last until the end of our stay the next day. Bummer, no more pool lounging or even enjoying the balcony lounger. Just too loud.
Gym is well equipped with all sorts of Technogym gear. Clean, well maintained. Worked out a bit - don't like the screaming colors in the gym - but that is me.
Jacuzzi, steam room and infrared sauna are in doors and gender separated as everywhere else in Asia.
Had lunch and drinks from the WET bar. Potato wedges and Baramundi burger lunch was good - not bad, not great. Burger bun a bit cold but we were hungry... Long island ice tea - not bad.
Asked if there is any discount for SPG members. That was denied. No problem until I went checking on the SPG dining website and found that all dining locations incl. WET bar offer 15%. Complained to front desk. Front desk also thinks that there is no discount. Showed them their website on my phone. Received promise that the discount will be deducted which in the end did happen. Room for improvement on the internal communication?
Bfast buffet at the Kitchen Table. I am not a big buffet fan. Selection was ok. Quality as well. Dim sums are surprisingly fresh and well done. A bit crowded feel as the area is not very big.
Also had lunch at the Kitchen Table. Perfectly done herb crusted cod. Compliments to the chef.
Rented two bikes free of charge. Bikes need some maintenance as chain was rusty and gear shifting lever was falling apart. But it is nice to just ride around the cove and look at the multi million dollar mansions on this very private part of Sentosa island.
I like the location of the W. It is quite far away from the beaches and located next to the yacht harbor in the residential area of Sentosa. So it is quiet and away from the crowds. There are two super markets and about 8-10 restaurants along the harbor. If you fancy to get away from things and just hang out around the hotel and the harbor it will be heaven for you. If you rather be at the beaches or Orchard most of the time, this is not where you should stay.
The hotel had warned in a letter handed to me at check in that they will have a power outage at 4:30-5:30am due to maintenance. It actually started much earlier in the late evening with the effect that AC, lights, etc. were out for the night. Power was restored sometime in the morning. Property must have received a bit of complaints.
In a surprising comeback - putting long term customer satisfaction above immediate profit - I was being told at check out that my one night room charge was waived due to the unexpected power outage. Zero, nada, just paid for my WET bar and Kitchen Table billings.
Now this is what I call customer service.
One note to the GM:
After we had check out we wanted to use the jacuzzi, gym and pool area. As we needed a place to change cloths we asked the Away spa reception since the jacuzzi and changing rooms are administered by them. It seems that using the change room if you are not an Away spa guest is something unusual? In two separate incidences and by two different female reception staff, my wife and I were asked multiple times in an interrogation style if we were guests at the W and my wife was at one point rudely asked to provide her ID. While I understand that security might be the underlying motivation, I felt unhappy with the verbal treatment and the missus was extremely upset as well.
I have complained about this to the front desk but would like to bring this gap of communication skills to your attention as it really put a serious dent into our otherwise great impressions we had on the property.
Thank you W Sentosa for the great overall stay nevertheless. We shall return soon to enjoy the property, its great location and then I hope also the pool.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rovers1 This is a lovely hotel
On entering the hotel, first impressions really are wow! It is spacious, clean and very we'll laid out. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly with exception of concierge at bus/taxi area who tend to be a bit arrogant and don't listen to customers needs. The courtesy bus could do with running later at least until midnight. The room is very comfortable. The lighting is tranquil but very confusing The bathroom is amazing and toiletries supplied are actually of very good quality. The pool is fantastic with the swim up to bar. The water could do with solar heating! I liked the special touches like the floats and balls for kids (and adults) to play/lounge on. We were not so happy with the spa on discovering after we entered his and her dressing areas that in fact it is his and her jacuzzi etc too and so my husband and I were separated. This is worse when you are the only one there as it is very lonely. This actually spoiled the enjoyment of what they had to offer as it is quite lavish. It also closes very early at 10pm.
The kitchen Table restaurant was lovely. Our waitress was very attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent.
In the evenings the music in the lobby area tends to be too loud but you don't hear it in your room.
The one downfall is that it is very expensive to eat and drink here and so guests tend to leave to eat on the mainland.
We would love to return one day and would recommend this beautiful hotel.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nichochua13 Beautiful Setting
The W at Sentosa will hit you the moment you arrive at the door. It's decor is an eclectic mix of abstract,modern and avantgarde. We were duely impressed with the unique design surroundings and attention to details. The pool is by far the best I've seen and it was a pleasure to spend a lazy afternoon there. While it is not difficult to spend a lot of money to jazz up the hardware, what really set this hotel apart from the others was the human touch. Although they certainly not cheap I'd unreservedly recommend the W if you want attentive staff and a unique environment.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tangalan Weekend stay
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Wonderful room just over the weekend. Staff were attentive and great service provided, a cake was delivered to our room as it was my boyfriend's birthday.
Location was great as it was right next to the marina.
The pool was great, drinks were tasty, only thing to maybe improve was the breakfast in terms of quality of food.
November 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BCC2013 Worst check in experience
Of all my 225 nights at spg, this was the worst check in experience. Never had this.
Room was only available at 5.21pm when the contract promise was for check in at 3pm.
Terrible experience. Will personally never come back to W hotel.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gladiator62 3 D 2 N stay at W
Reception staff - very helpful and courteous
DVD repairman - disappointing, could hardly speak proper English - he couldnt understand what was the problem we had with the dvd player. In the end, I solved the problem myself.
Pillows - this has been highlighted several times in the Tripadvisor but nothing has been done. Your pillows are pretty bad, I must say - too soft -not enough head support.
Breakfast - $56 per person for an average breakfast set; lacking in variety and quality. Tasted better breakfast in other hotels at half the price!
September 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FD3S Great place to relax!
I stayed there for 1 night with my cousin to get out of the city and it was great. I had booked an away room but asked for the bigger away room although the pictures in the away room look like what I got so I may have not gotten upgraded even though I paid extra for it.
It was nice and relaxing and we were able to really just do nothing and relax.
My only gripe was that I had to wait over an hour and a half for a room which was a bit of a let down since I wanted to relax as soon as I got there and I had also indicated what time I would arrive.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pedigreebull Views to live for!
Gorgeous views, great location and surroundings. Room is nice. The views give the hotel a great advantage in terms of appeal.
Suggest: bedroom slippers can be thicker, toilets should not have been built that big (otherwise, it gives a non-modern, old feeling), that should be more than one person always by the desk on the 1F main door. When we were there, there was often no one at the desk although there were people attending to the luggage and traffic outside.
No hesitation saying that this is a great hotel to take refuge from the urban Singapore!
February 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Santa Decor and comfort ~ superb.
The W-Hotel in Sentosa Cove is unique in its modern design features that work 100% to give a totally unique hotel experience.
I did encounter problems with the lack of control of the taxi queue where those ignoring the queue were placed in front of those following the supposed system. Once this was brought to the attention of management it was quickly and efficiently resolved.
The coffee is still the best in Singapore and a genuine barista with a love of his job makes this hotel very special.
There are a lot of "overseas interns" but this is not a problem as the staff welcome them and appear happy to train them. Staff and interns are all customer focused and this makes all of the guests feel welcomed and valued.
My thanks to you all.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Double88 Singapore Gem
Stayed at many first class hotels in Singapore as well as Asia. W has only been open some five months and we have only just found you! Sentosa may be considered out of the way with the action taking place on and around Orchard Road but you are close by to the Genting Resort & shopping at Vivo City.
Warm friendly welcome & recognition of our SPG status. Wonderful room really good, great size, comfy bed & spacious bathroom with really good rain shower.
Quirky touches with mood lighting / colour scheme but spot on. Bose sound system in room a nice touch.
Food in kitchen table excellent with attentive service.
Look forward to a longer stay and chance to use the pool!
Thanks for a great stay this time.... You have the makings of a real gem...
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kamy Excellent Stay
I loved my staycation in W Hotel Singapore. Was good service from the staffs and the hotel was so clean, new and chic.
I only faced 2 issues. Slow check-in. Despite being there at 3.30pm, I only got my room at 4.30pm. Secondly, the pillows provided in the room were too soft.
But we got a free upgrade to the fabulous room due to the late check-in and I think thatwas very kind of the hotel.
Its a beautiful place overseeing the harbour and the breakfast was also really good.
I had a memorable stay and really hope to go back there again sometime.
February 19, 2013