The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
What We Love
- Jaw-dropping views of Marina Bay from everywhere in the room, including the bath tub
- Rooms were renovated in 2011 are spacious by Singapore standards
- Free WiFi in all rooms
What To Know
- Despite central location, guests must navigate a short but steep walk on the hotel driveway
- Lower level rooms may have obstructed views
- Breakfast in the hotel restaurant can be busy
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a strong emphasis on design, the Ritz Carlton greets guests with a beautifully landscaped curved driveway, opulent glass-roofed lobby and a hodgepodge of contemporary art work including pieces by Andy Warhol and Frank Stella (part of the hotel’s 4,200 piece art collection). Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, the 32-floor, 608-room property promises rises above the competitive crowd of hotel chains in the area with its tasteful, understated style.
Bed & Bath
Besides offering outrageous views of the waterfront and Singapore skyline, its rooms (renovated in 2011) are the spacious to say the least, with a standard room covering a whole 549 square feet. Stark white linen, light pine wood furnishings, pastel beige divans, a mirrored wall and white orchids all lend a clean-lined, Asian-tinged look. Regardless of category, all rooms feature state-of-the-art amenities including iPod docks, DVD players and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. But most impressive of all are the phenomenal panoramas on display – which can be seen from the comfort of your bath tub.
Of the four in-house restaurants, Greenhouse Restaurant may have the most loyal following from both visitors and locals with its award-winning Sunday vintage champagne brunch that serves unlimited Moët & Chandon and freshly shucked oysters. Summer Pavilion dishes up classic Cantonese dishes and traditional dim sum amidst a bamboo garden, while the famous Shirashi Japanese restaurant serves sashimi and kaiseki menus. The spa houses hot and cold plunge pools and offers a range of massages, body scrubs and facials.
In the Area
Head across the road to catch a ride on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel, and then stroll along the waterfront to admire the architecture or catch a musical at The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Just a short walk away is the Marina Bay Sands, home to the famous 57th-floor Sky Park and pool, Singapore’s biggest casino and the new ArtScience Museum. For a different experience, immerse yourself in the tropical greenery of the city-state at Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare park built to amplify Singapore’s status as a “City in a Garden”.
How to Get There
Our stay at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore could not have been better. Service was exemplary, as we were immediately shown to our room, and checked-in there. Ammenities awaited, and to our surprise, the fruit and chocolates were replenished during our visit. The room was exceedingly comfortable— spacious and well-appointed, with excellent lighting. The environment was conducive for work as well as relaxation. Public areas of the hotel are positively stunning, with significant sculpture by Dale Chihuly and Frank Stella. The pool area was magnificent. Every morning began with an incredible international breakfast buffet, with staff at numerous specialty stations ready to customize and cook to order. Almost everything imaginable was offered, and it was the first time I ever had hand-dipped frozen yogurt for breakfast.
Wife and kids stayed here on their way to Brisbane. Everything was perfect. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Bed was super comfy. Located centrally and has great views of the marina and marina bay sands.
Had a great 3 nights business stay at this hotel. Service was excellent, room was magnificent, and don't get me started on the food. My first night, I had the buffet dinner at Colony, and it was truly the best buffet I have ever had in my entire life - the selection seems to be endless. Breakfast was amazing too, my favourite has to be the chicken curry and paratha! I highly recommend this hotel to business and leisure travellers alike.
Ritz-Carlton Millenia located not far from Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade and Suntec City Mall. Therefore, if you want to bring your family to Singapore, Ritz-Carlton Millenia is an option to stay in a five star hotel.
The room was spacious, the view from the room was breathtaking, the food was delicious and the pool is child friendly. The staff are very helpful and nice. Ask for Ritz Kids package if you have children under 8 years old.
If you want to explore Singapore, do not forget to visit a Hawker Center (street food) near the hotel called Makansutra Gluttons Bay. The have good chilli crab (you can ask for not spicy) and chicken wings. They also have other food as well.
You can also go to Suntec City Mall (not far from the hotel) and take the Duck Tour. It is a city tour but using a duck boat. On Saturday at 8PM and 10PM, check out your window and you could see the laser show from Marina Bay Sands.
It was a fantastic experience in deed. The Hospitality, Quality of Service, Food were excellent.
The room service and the support of the staff were superb.
The location is very convenient to do shopping and reach some of the famous tourist attractions.