We started our September term break with a bang! After the stressful and fast-paced Term 3 at school, my hubby was elated to celebrate the end of term and wind down on Teachers’ Day with a weekend staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
An air-conditioned seamless link bridge from Terminal 3 at Changi Airport connects the hotel to the airport, so whether or not you’re checking in for a staycation or for a longer transit period, you’d have no problem locating the hotel.
It was our second time staying at Crowne Plaza and the kids simply loved the beautifully furnished lobby. Can you tell that there’s a fruit theme here? 🙂
There are water features aplenty along the walkways and corridors:
This time we had the privilege of staying in a Club Room on Level 3 – the same floor as the pool. We were greeted with a generous fruit platter and the kids quickly helped themselves to their favourite fruit!
The chic soundproofed room (yes, we hardly heard any planes!) with floor-to-ceiling windows is spacious (36sqm) and the calming cappuccino and soft green colours are very soothing.
Monkeying around with their favourite fruit!
The beautiful flower motif on the glass panels adds to the tropical feel of the place but the white and muted tones of browns continue to provide a tranquil haven for a restful stay.
Not only is it aesthetically appealing, the flowers are very strategically placed too such that you can continue to watch TV from the washroom yet remain out of sight from peeking eyes (if any! haha!)
Refresh in the separate bathtub or rainfall shower:
The amenities in the room include a nespresso machine, an iPod docking station and a collection of refreshing shampoo and shower gels.
The last time we stayed at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, we had a room that overlooked the Sky Train station so the kids spent much of their time staring out of the windows. This time, as mentioned, we stayed on the same floor as the pool. And the cool part of our room was that we had another door in the room and it opened up to lead us directly to the pool area!
Apparently, eating outside the room, lounging by the poolside is more fun!
There’s no kids’ pool or kid-friendly features at the pool though and the pool is pretty deep for kids with most parts of the pool at 1.2m. But I don’t know of any other hotel that features a view like this from the pool!
The water is pretty cold too so it’s best you just jump in straight! 😀
We lounged for awhile after the swim then headed for the Club Lounge for refreshing evening cocktails and canapes.
The food was exquisite and we literally didn’t need dinner after simply eating the canapes!
At all other times, you can head to the Club Lounge for a coffee/tea and delectable cookies.
On our first morning, we went for breakfast at the Club Lounge. There are generally less people during breakfast hours at the lounge compared to the restaurant so it was very cosy and exclusive. The spread, however, is less comprehensive upon comparison.
On the second morning, we decided to try out Azur for our complimentary breakfast buffet. Even if you’re not a guest of the hotel, you can still dine there.
As mentioned, there are more options available at Azur – there’s an egg station where you can choose how you want your eggs done, a noodle station where noodles are cooked on the spot for you, fried noodles, porridge, chapati and so on, while the lounge offers mainly a continental breakfast menu.
The staff at both the Club Lounge and Azur are very polite and attentive.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay! The proximity to the airport which offers a multitude of dining options, a supermarket, free playgrounds, a wide array of shops where GST is absorbed regardless of whether you are flying (click here for the full list of participating merchants which absorb GST), planes to admire from the viewing galleries, completes the entire vacation experience!
And if you’re jetting off somewhere, remember to check out my post where I share 10 awesome features not to be missed at Changi Airport (transit areas).Equarius Hotel, Festive Hotel @ RWS, Oasia Hotel, Village Hotel Katong, Village Hotel Changi]
Disclosure: Richly blessed this year, our staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport was provided by Changi Airport Group. All opinions are mine.
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