Hotelchain: Crowne Plaza
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: ihg.com/…l/nl/singapore/sincp/hoteldetail
Rated as the world’s best airport hotel, the Changi Airport hotel in Singapore truly has it all! This hotel opened in 2008 and still looks brand new. It is directly connected to Singapore’s airport Terminal 3. We landed at the airport at 6pm and it was just a short walk to the hotel, how convenient is that? The cool thing about this hotel is that it actually doesn’t really ‘feel’ like an airport hotel, it is a hidden gem where it is great to relax and have some rest before or after a long flight.
When I entered the hotel, I was pretty surprised by the great lobby. It is grand and pretty trendy. Check-in was efficient, friendly and only took about 2 minutes. I immediately noticed the nice architecture and design. The hotel has been designed by an multi award winning Singapore based architectural firm. After check-in I was so ready to explore the rooms!
We stayed in an executive room and were pretty impressed with the room. For an airport hotel, they were huge! Normally, you just sleep and go, but the rooms at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport are great for relaxation. Beds are very comfortable and the oversized desk was appreciated as I still had some work to do. Bathroom was very large featuring separate bath tub and walk-in (rain) shower.
As we were staying in an executive room, we had access to the luxurious executive lounge. The lounge itself is very comfortable, I could have spend hours here reading books or surfing on my iPad. During the day, complimentary drinks and snacks are offered. During the night, some lite bites (like chicken, pastries, etc.) and alcoholic drinks are offered as well. Even some cocktails! Great touch! I definitely recommend to upgrade to an executive room. In the morning, you can have breakfast here too and when you’re not a big eater you’ll be fine with the small evening buffet.
As said before, the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has a lot of facilities. I LOVE swimming pools in airport hotels. For me, it is great to have a swim in the morning before taking a place or relaxing after a flight. The pool area is stunning and very comfortable. Water temperature was excellent. The hotel also has a good size gym with up to date equipment.
Later that night we had dinner at the Azur restaurant. This all day dining restaurant offers a varies à la carte menu or buffets. The evening buffet is excellent and offers several hot and cold dishes. On the left is the European corner and on the right is the Asian cuisine corner. Quality of the food is excellent here! I tried the chicken rice and since I was travelling around South East Asia for some time, I was so glad to be able to enjoy some western food as well! You couldn’t believe how happy I was when I saw the dessert buffet. Choices are endless and I enjoyed every single bite!
The Crowne Plaza Changi airport is very luxurious airport hotel which truly deserves its high reputation! Highly recommended when you’re looking for a hotel near Singapore’s airport!