Discover the perfect family-friendly getaway in Singapore with our Village Hotel Sentosa review. It’s designed specifically with families in mind.
Nestled right in the heart of Sentosa, you’ll find the Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality. And if you’re visiting Singapore with family, it’s a gem waiting to be discovered.
First things first, this place is all about families. From the moment you step in, you can feel that they’ve got families in mind every step of the way.
It’s evident in the design, the rooms, the amenities, and the family-friendly atmosphere that greets you.
Let’s dive in and take a look at what makes this a good choice for a Sentosa hotel for families.
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Location-wise, The Village Hotel Sentosa is perfect if you’re visiting Singapore with kids.
Situated between Resorts World Sentosa (where you will find Universal Studios Singapore, the SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark) and the beach, you’re a stone’s throw away from all the action.
The Sentosa free bus stops right outside, making it a breeze to explore the island. Click here to read everything you need to know about Sentosa.
You can also easily walk to the monorail to whisk you across to Vivocity shopping mall. Here you can jump aboard the MRT at Harbourfront station to easily access the rest of Singapore.
It’s also easy enough to book a taxi to come and pick you up – we recommend downloading the Grab, Gojek and or CDG Zig apps to make this easier. Click here for more Singapore app recommendations.
And if you’re driving in, there’s free onsite parking – a rare treat in Singapore!
Rooms at the Village Hotel Sentosa
Rooms at the Village Hotel are light and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows and a cool, contemporary vibe.
As with the rest of the hotel, there is a real focus on families when it comes to hotel rooms at the Village Hotel. You have three categories to choose from:
- Deluxe Room
- Family Room (made up of two interconnecting Standard rooms)
- Deluxe Family room (made up of two interconnecting Deluxe rooms)
I’m not going to lie, the individual rooms are on the small size (22 square meters). However, once you connect two rooms together to make a family room, they open up to create a much bigger space.
This way you also have the benefit of having two of everything: two ensuite bathrooms, two TVs. You also have the option of keeping the doors open for space or closed for privacy between the bedrooms.
Families will appreciate all the little kids amenities provided: from mini bathrobes to activity booklets, kids’ toothbrushes to snacks.
Family Room vs Deluxe Family Room
So what is the difference between the standard family room and the deluxe family room. The rooms are fairly similar.
There are two main differences:
- Deluxe rooms are slightly larger (44 sqm vs 36 sqm)
- Some Deluxe rooms come with a bathtub in one of the two bathrooms.
Regardless of which category you choose, you have the choice of different bedding configurations to suit your family. These are as follows:
- King + King
- King + Twin
- Twin + Twin
Baby cots are also available on request. These are allowed in addition to the above configurations, meaning you could have a family of five in the room, including a baby in a cot.
Smart Room Design
Although the rooms are compact, they are cleverly designed to make the most of the space.
The entrance doubles as a bathroom and wardrobe area. So this means you have the wash basin and luggage rack right here in the entrance hallway, with the shower/toilet sectioned off in a cubicle to one side.
Note that there is no wardrobe, which could be an issue if you hate living out of a suitcase. There are hanging hooks on the wall for hanging clothes but very limited drawer space.
I can imagine this can get a bit cramped and messy if you’ve multiple suitcases and multiple children. But if you have a family room with two entrance halls, you can easily spread your belongings across the two.
You’ll find a small fridge and kettle for your convenience. The fridge is left empty for you to fill (you’ll find a 7-11 just across from the hotel) and you can stock up on tea bags and coffee at the supply station in the lift lobby.
Each room also comes with a 49-inch smart TV that you can sync your own devices to, for watching via Bluetooth or Airplay.
One thing I truly appreciate about the Village Hotel is their commitment to sustainability. Instead of plastic bottles, they provide Hylux filtered water taps in every room – a small step that makes a big difference, and a rarity in Singapore.
This is also the reasoning behind the tea and coffee supply stations – it cuts down on waste, as hotels often have to throw away supplies in between guests in the rooms.
Kudos to Village Hotel Sentosa for being eco-conscious!
Facilities at Village Hotel Sentosa
The main draw of Village Hotel is its stunning pool deck. If, like me, you have kids who could play in a pool all day, then they will be in heaven here.
Now, let’s talk pools because this place is a watery wonderland, and the pool deck is definitely the highlight of the hotel. There are not one, not two, but four themed pools to explore.
The pools are surrounded by lush tropical greenery and there are plenty of sun loungers to kick back on too.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, a lazy river ride, or a cool dip with a view, they’ve got you covered. Let’s take a closer look:
- The Adventure Pool with its cascading pools is a hit with everyone and has plenty of space for all.
- The Children’s Play Pool is perfect for the little splashers, with its shallow waters, water slides and fountains to play in. Note that the water slides are small and more suitable for toddlers and small kids than older kids.
- The Lazy River offers a relaxing float through lush greenery.
- The Pamukkale Pool, with its cascading terraces, ocean views, lap pool and swim-up bar is the perfect sundowner location.
Unusually for such a family-focussed resort-style hotel, there is no kids club at the Village Hotel Sentosa. What they have instead is what they call the Mini Hotelier Programme.
Here, they’ve converted a corridor in the hotel into a series of themed rooms for role-play and creative activities to keep the little ones entertained. From Mini Artist, Mini Housekeeper and Mini Engineer to Mini Chef and more, there’s plenty of choice in the rooms, but it will definitely only appeal to younger kids.
Beyond the Mini Hotelier Programme, there are plenty of other activities to keep the kiddos busy.
Check the information board in the lobby and you’ll find a full roster of fun – arts and crafts, face painting, ice creams, magic shows, scavenger hunts and alfresco movie nights by the pool at weekends.
And don’t forget the snacks – there’s a kids’ snack station in the lobby!
Food and Drink
When it’s time to refuel, you’ve got a few options.
Native Kitchen is the onsite restaurant. It serves up a reasonably extensive buffet for breakfast, and they have fine dining versions of local hawker dishes for lunch and dinner.
And yes, they’ve got high chairs and kid-friendly dining options too.
If you’re in the mood for something different, you’re in luck. Next door sister hotel Oasia Singapore has a renowned seafood and steakhouse, Bedrock Origin.
Right across from the hotel you’ll find The Mess Hall with its range of dining options, including a Parisian cafe, a modern Japanese restaurant, an Indian restaurant, a wine bar and a casual Eurasian bar/restaurant.
Alternatively, Resorts World Sentosa is also just a short walk away, offering even more choices, or head down to the beach to check out the beachside restaurants and beach clubs.
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