If you didn’t already know, we are always going for staycations and we rarely venture anywhere further than Batam or Bintan because we feel that our kids would only really appreciate overseas vacations when they are older so we’re saving the major holiday destinations till then. In July, we went to Festive hotel for a staycation – it was the first time we stayed at a hotel at RWS and since it was off-peak season then, it was quite a steal! We went for the Family room which comes with a loft bed – the highlight of the room!:
As it’s a family room, there were two pairs of adult bedroom slippers and a pair of bedroom slippers for kids. The cups in the washroom were also made of plastic rather than the usual glass ones in hotels, and there’s even a step-stool tucked under the sink for kids to reach the sink to wash up! We were also glad that there was a bathtub for us to soak in for we have heard that not every RWS hotel is equipped with bathtubs for their normal rooms.
Checking out the view from the balcony:
I appreciate that there is a clothes drying rack in the balcony for hanging out the wet swim wear – definitely useful!
A perk of staying at RWS hotels – you can use the pools of a few hotels nearby rather than just the one you’re staying at! But we checked out the Festive hotel pool on the first day. There are a few different-sized pools and also a children’s play area:
We checked out Hard Rock hotel’s pool the next day.
There’s a slide at one of the pools and what I love most about Hard Rock hotel is the fact that there’s sand in the pool and it feels just like a beach where you have sand leading up to the pool so you don’t need to head out to any of Sentosa’s beaches and just bring your sand play toys to Hard Rock’s pool. No waves though, so unless you are really going for the full experience of being caressed by waves, you’d be glad to know that this pool is really ideal as it is.
It was a very pleasant staycation overall and that’s why we decided to check out other RWS hotels after this experience. (We stayed at Equarius in September and will be heading back in December!
Read about our experience at Equarius hotel.
[Note: Even though we love staycations and have stayed at many hotels in Singapore, I’ve only begun to document our stays of late so this is a growing list. You can read about our stay at Oasia Hotel and Peranakan-themed Village Hotel Katong.]
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