rooftop pool at the Carlton Hotel Singapore

Carlton Hotel Singapore – Our Review

My five-year-old daughter and I stayed 5 nights in Singapore in August 2016 and loved every part of it! Read this Carlton Hotel Singapore review to discover why we highly recommend a stay here on your next visit.

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It took us about 30 minutes to get to the hotel in a taxi from the airport. And cost £14. You can easily travel by MRT but we couldn’t manage it with our luggage as the hotel is around 5 mins walk to the nearest station.

The Carlton Hotel is modern and clean with a stunning lobby, plenty of restaurants and is in general a lovely place to stay.

Carlton Hotel SingaporeThe Rooms at the Carlton Hotel

For Singapore the room was pretty big. There wasn’t much space to unpack but that was ok with us as we were only staying a few nights. Everything was spotless and very modern with a huge comfy bed and fresh, clean towels. There were English language kids TV channels for when we needed to chill out after a day of exploring, a desk to work at and many USB power points to charge phones etc. The very best part was the free smartphone they give you to use when you’re out and about in Singapore, it has 3G so you can check maps, MRT lines and restaurant reviews. Wow!

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The Location of the Carlton Hotel, Singapore

Pretty perfect to be honest! It’s an easy walk to the MRT Stations – either Bras Basah or City Hall interchange depending on where you’re going. We walked all the way to Marina Bay one day although it was hard going in the heat! Over the road is Chijmes which is a beautiful old building with lots of restaurants and bars. Next door is the iconic Raffles Hotel, where the Long Bar is a great place to try a Singapore Sling and there are plenty of Seven Elevens and coffee shops within 5 minutes walk incase you need anything.

Being fairly close to the MRT means that the Carlton Hotel is a great base from which to explore Singapore. It was super easy for us to get to Universal Studios Singapore which is located on Sentosa Island. And also to head to Singapore Zoo for their night safari.

The people

The people who work here are all extremely friendly, check in was fast and efficient but it was the smaller things that really made a difference like making sure we had umbrellas during a downpour and offering advice on where to get the train.

Carlton Hotel Singapore

Value for money

Singapore is an expensive city, we spent around £110 per night so I felt it was great for the standard of hotel. We had snacks in Tuxedo, the Lobby cafe which was pretty pricey but delicious and all freshly made.

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No Carlton Hotel Singapore review would be complete without filling you in on the wifi. I can confirm it is free, fast and constant – no complaints!

The Rooftop Pool at the Carlton Hotel

The rooftop pool is a great place to cool off, it has a separate shallow kids pool and it didn’t feel at all busy during the days we were staying. There are plenty of towels available and for those with energy left over there is a decent sized gym.

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Carlton Hotel Singapore Review Conclusion

This is a fabulous place to stay in Singapore with or without kids. The hotel is fresh, clean and has everything you need for an amazing stay.

If you’re visiting with family, make sure you read this Singapore with kids guide. It will tell you all the best things to do during your stay.

I also recommend you have a read of my perfect 5 days itinerary for Singapore.

Have you stayed at the Carlton Hotel, Singapore with kids? I’d love to hear your Carlton Hotel Singapore review. Just leave a comment below.

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