The Place Located amidst the hills of the southern island of Sentosa in Singapore, Capella Singapore opened in 2009. Despite almost a decade, the property has not aged a bit with its top notch maintenance. A pair of heritage buildings adds chic to the development. The history of Capella Singapore is quite interesting as it used to be the accommodation of British officers of the Royal Artillery and their families back in the 1880s.
Capella Singapore is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, which comprises 375 luxury hotels globally across 75 countries.
The Room 112 rooms, suites, villas and manors make up the property. I checked in to the Premier Room with King-sized Bed, which at 77 square metres is a very spacious and luxurious size in Singapore’s context.The spacious room is well-equipped with a BOSE Sound System, Nespresso Coffee Machine, 46-inch LCD TV and even a touch panel to control lighting, air condition and drapes.
Other than the view of the lush greenery from the wide window panes, the other favourite corner of the room for me is the bathroom. It is huge, to say the least, and comes with a luxurious bathtub, rainforest shower and one of my favourite toiletries brand, Aesop. The other obvious fact about the Premier Room which I have nothing to rant about is its sheer size.
The Facilities If you are looking for a space to enjoy some complimentary light refreshments and coffee, drop by The Library. This is the gorgeous colonial space where you can pick up a book, magazines or even indulge in board games.
For myself, checking out the 24 hours fitness centre is a must during my spare time and the gym here is quite well-equipped even though it is not that big. If you prefer to relax completely, there is always Auriga spa.
No stay is Capella is complete without dipping into the insta-worthy pool! For a start, there are three tiers for the pool, which is well surrounded by the lush landscape. For more privacy away from the diners at The Knolls, the second tier is my preferred pool to catch some tan or simply chill in the water. Alternatively, the lowest tier is the most private pool which is best for couples for some private time together.
The Restaurants There are quite a number of dining concepts in Capella, with The Knolls being one of our favourite as it is located right next to the beautiful pool. The Knolls is a Mediterranean restaurant, which is also the space where guests have their breakfast.The breakfast spread is definitely one of the better ones I have had in a Singapore hotel, which boasts a wide spread of local and International spread, fresh juices and even champagne! If you are lucky, you may even spot some peacocks around.
Other than The Knolls, Cassia is a Cantonese restaurant if you are looking to have some dim sum or Peking duck. Other dining concepts include Bob’s Bar and Chef’s Table, the latest dining concept where you can book your personal chef and customise your menu.
The Surroundings Palawan Beach is right at the backyard of Capella where you can take a stroll at, or indulge in some beach activities. Otherwise, there are loads of activities to go for within Sentosa, such as checking out Universal Studios Singapore located within walking distance of the property. If you are looking for some shopping and dining options, Vivocity is the nearest to the hotel, one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore which is a mere 5 minutes drive away.
Rants A night stay here does not come cheap, even for the entry-level rooms.
Overall Experience The one part which stands out for me during my stay at Capella is the personalised service. The service standards in the property is one of the best I have come across in Singapore, and it also helps that every guest is entitled to preferential service by a personal assistant. Despite our rants, there are enough reasons to splurge at least once on this luxurious hotel property in Singapore.
And now with Trump-Kim Summit meeting at Capella, perhaps a stay at Capella Singapore is a must?
1 The Knolls
Tel: +65 6377 8888
For more information, check out the Capella Singapore Website.
Ranted by The Ranter