Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa offers the perfect staycation for those with children or dogs and wishing to explore the resort island.

Stay options on Sentosa are dime a dozen, but if you’re looking for a casual yet elegant resort you can’t go wrong with Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a relaxing family staycation, or an exciting corporate retreat, the sprawling five-star Accor property offers a comfortable blend of tropical resort and luxury hotel amenities that appeal to a wide spectrum of vacationers.

French-inspired Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is an oasis of tranquility, nestled as it is amidst tropical rainforest on a cliff near the southern edge of the resort island. You’ll instantly sense that when you step into the lobby; the relaxed smiles of the hotel staff, the airy openness of the space, and the inviting largely swimming pool in the middle of the property surrounded by lounging guests.

Junior Suite with Balcony - Living Area
The Junior Suite (with Balcony).

There’s a staggering array of room types here. They range from ten different room configurations such as the Luxury Garden Room and Luxury Family Room, to various suite options like the large Prestige Family Suite and the imposing Imperial Suite. Or, if you’re feeling absolutely baller, there’s the whopping 300sqm Villa du Jardin to make you feel like royalty. We stayed for two nights in the slightly more modest Junior Suite. And at 55sqm, there was still enough space for two – and an 18kg dog – to get really comfortable.

Yes, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is pet-friendly. In fact, it’s likely one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Singapore. More on that later.

Our Junior Suite, with its separate bedroom and living room areas, came with all the accoutrements you’d expect in such quality accommodations. Widescreen TVs in both rooms, a spacious and comfortably soft king-sized bed, and an ensuite bathroom that comes with separate toilet, bathtub, and shower areas. The shower area, in particular, we love. It is large enough to bathe a squirmy, uncooperative dog after a day at the beach.

Esther and Juju at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
Contributing writer Esther and her Singapore Special, Jewel. [Photo: Spirited Singapore]
We also appreciated that marble tub for soaking, the full shut-out curtains, a very speedy WiFi connection, as well as the many power points to charge all our devices.

As for hotel facilities? You’ll find everything you need for a relaxing good time. As mentioned earlier there’s a large child-friendly swimming pool that the kids will love. Or a fully equipped gym for them gym rats to sweat it out. There’s even a fish spa, if you enjoy the idea of having fish tickling your feet.

And if you’re heading to the beach for some water sports, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa has direct access via a winding wooden boardwalk from its pool that takes you directly between Tanjong and Palawan beaches.

Waterfall pool at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
The waterfall pool at the spa.

But the best way to relax, in our opinion, is to head to the spa complex. The award-winning spa of Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is an exclusive facility offering a wide range of luxurious spa and wellness treatments, ranging from rejuvenating massages to detoxifying wraps and facial therapy, all designed to soothe and relax your body and soul. Even better, the spa comes with its own waterfall pool as well as a standard swimming pool, so it’s a great place to get a quiet dip in away from the crowded resort pool provided you booked a spa massage or treatment (we were even told we could come back on other days to utilise the facilities if we wanted).

Unfortunately for time we were there, it isn’t quite possible to walk to the spa due to renovation works to the pathway, but there is an hourly shuttle bus that can bring you to your appointment.

As for dining, there’s Kwee Zeen, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, and The Cliff, its fancier Mediterranean eatery. Kwee-Zeen offers an extensive selection of global cuisines, and it’s here you come for a fabulous spread during breakfast. The Cliff is more refined, where you dine on familiar Italian favourites in a beautiful contemporary setting.

Swish alfresco lounge LeBar offers sustainable-centric cocktails.

There’s also LeBar, an outdoor pavilion lounge in the heart of the resort. Here’s where you indulge in high tea selections, or lounge over evening pre-dinner cocktails. We love that there’s a sustainability-focus to Sofitel Singapore Sentosa that translates into its cocktails; some of its signature creations, like the Sentosa Sling, leverages ingredients grown on its own compound.

During our stay, live music lounge Maduro – previously located at Dempsey – officially opened at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa, offering yet another late-night entertainment option if you love live jazz and classical music.

We mentioned earlier that this resort is probably one of the best hotel options to bring a furkid. We loved how our dog could accompany us to most outdoor spaces within the resort, and is even allowed to the alfresco sections of its restaurants. Even LeBar welcomed her as well, which is great for solo pet vacationers who may not want to leave their pet alone in the room and yet prefer to dine out.

It’s also super convenient for walks with your dog. Sofitel’s grounds have sufficient greenery for a dog to explore, especially around the villas where you’re likely to bump into peahens and peacocks.

Pet amenity basket from Silversky
The pet amenity basket from Silversky, part of the Furkid Retreat package.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa even offers a ‘Furkid Retreat’ package, which includes a one-night stay, breakfast and dinner for two at pet-friendly Kwee Zeen, a pet amenity basket by Silversky, as well as a pet bed and bowl. A big plus? Unlike other hotels, it does not impose a weight limit on the pet and you can even bring more than one (although extra fee applies).

Verdict: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is a well-equipped casual yet luxurious resort that caters to almost every kind of traveler. It’s also the perfect staycation getaway for those who wish to explore Sentosa, and is particularly a boon for those with pets.

[Photos courtesy of Sofitel Singapore Sentosa unless otherwise stated]

Junior Suite with Balcony

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Address 2 Bukit Manis Rd, Sentosa, 099891 (Google Maps link)
Tel (65) 6708 8310
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