The Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View room offers stunning view of the world famous Singapore Marina Bay. The views from the room are simply fantastic. Both in the day time when you check in and the night time when you are going to bed.
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Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View Day and Night
Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View Room In Day Time
Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View Room At Night Time
Of course, it starts to bring an immediate comparison to the amazing Ritz Carlton Singapore where I stayed at the Club Deluxe Marina Room which also offers views of the magnificent Marina Bay. Having said that, the views from the Ritz Carlton is a little more from the side of the bay while those of the Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View room is more from the front and really offers a more expansive view of the whole Marina Bay.
You can read about my stay at the Ritz and then compare the photos in that room to the photos in this blog post.
Fullerton Hotel and the Fullerton Heritage
Located right at the heart of the Singapore City, the Fullerton Hotel is Full of History. PERIOD. It is a witness to the many historical events in which Singapore’s growth from a fishing village (ya ya) to today’s First World status. To stay at this hotel is not just about a hotel. It is also about knowing its history.
In fact at one point, Fullerton was the literal centre of the country. It was the “Mile Zero” of Singapore. Addresses in Singapore were calculated from this Mile Zero. All roads lead to General Post Office (aka Fullerton Building or Fullerton Hotel today). If this does not kick off the historical emotions in you, nothing will 🙂
Fullerton Hotel is also part of what is called the Fullerton Heritage area. An dining and hospitality complex, the precinct consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House. All these buildings come together to form the Heritage area and indeed these restored or conserved buildings play an intertwined role in our country.
So much history and so much historical events took place at this area. Who can ever forget the Clifford Pier, our version of the Ellis Island, where immigrants from China, India and other parts of Asia first came to Singapore and arrived at this point.
And who can ever forget the famous Fullerton election rallies. Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew spoke at the first-ever lunchtime rally in 1959, held at Fullerton Square, as a way to reach out directly to the English-educated office crowd. He continued to do so every election including making many memorable lines in these rallies.
In fact, history at Fullerton Hotel is so strong that you have to do at least the following 3 things when you do stay at this hotel.
One, you can take part in one of the Fullerton Experience tours. The highlight is the FULLERTON MONUMENT TOUR but because of Covid, it is very difficult to get a part of the tour. Else you can just join in your own self guided walk around the hotel and the area around it.
Two, I know many of us don’t watch hotel videos but the TV programmes in the hotel room include the Fullerton Story videos in which many older generations shared many stories of the Fullerton Hotel (and its past use as a office building and the Singapore General Post Office). Watch it. I teared up a little.
Three, at the lobby of the hotel is an amazing exhibition (The Fullerton Heritage Gallery) where the history of the Fullerton Hotel are shared in a professional way. Take time off to do a tour. It is free. It is right at the lobby by of the hotel. It is very very very emotional to see and read about the history of this place (I grew up in this area).
The Fullerton Heritage Gallery
As I have mentioned, this is at the lobby of the hotel. Watch the videos in the gallery too.
The Entrance to Fullerton Hotel
Again, amazing facade of the hotel. You can imagine the “high SES people” during the English Colonial days or even early Singapore independence period being driven to this building for work or for entertainment.
The Lobby of the Fullerton Hotel
The hotel might look rectangle from the outside but in reality, it is a triangle shaped hotel inside.
Hence you get photos of the inside this way.
Because of that, I don’t really think it is very nice to stay in the inner facing hotels. To face inside is rather boring.
You should be facing out. Either to the Quay (i.e. Singapore River view) or, of course, the Marina Bay View 🙂
Booking the The Fullerton Hotel
Let’s talk about how I booked this hotel. This was from a Citibank Prestige Credit Card offer (Read about it here).
It came with the following benefits at an amazing price. I got the room for about $185 before taxes.
- Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children
- S$100 F&B credit to use for in door dining or dining at the two restaurants in the hotel
- Child amenities
- Free rollaway bed. I will show a photo of how the rollaway bed managed to be fitted in the room
The child amenities include a toy bear, some colouring and puzzle book and even a toothbrush !
And this is the rollaway bed.
Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View Room
The highlight of my stay must be the Fullerton Hotel Marina Bay View Room 🙂
A video of course to speak a million words. You know the drill. Like the video and subscribe to my channel. Ha.
Of course, the view is what catches your eye once you are in the room.
Hello MBS 🙂
Once you are out in the balcony, the whole Marina Bay just stood right in front of you… it draws a deep exclamation from you. Believe me.
The balcony is not big but has space for two decently sized chairs and coffee tables.
You can really enjoy a quiet time with the Nespresso coffee (I know, I know) and some cakes from the excellent Cake Boutique shop down at the lobby. I had my room service breakfast in this place too.
The bed is pretty magnificent too….
The mini bar is a little sad though….
The toilet has a separate toilet bowl area, a rain shower room and a bath tub.
This brand atas or not ? I don’t know leh..
A large TV completes the room on the other side.
The Fullerton Hotel Swimming Pool
Now this is a classic. Brilliant. It was so nice. It was set up to face the Raffles Place buildings as well as the Singapore River. I enjoyed the swim here a lot.
And yes, as the photos showed, there is a large number of people. So much so that I could only get 1 slot for the day I checked in and none for the day I checked out.
I really love this pool…. I wished I had more at in.
Breakfast at the Balcony
How about a nice breakfast at the Balcony. Overlooking the Marina Bay 🙂
That was a NICE stay ! 🙂