If you are looking for family-friendly getaway in Singapore, Village Hotel Sentosa has family-friendly rooms, child-centric activities and four pools are perfect for an idyllic staycation. Get transported to a tropical paradise minutes away from the city at Village Hotel Sentosa’s lush surroundings and gorgeous views of the beach and sea.
Overview of Village Hotel Sentosa
Village Hotel Sentosa is conveniently situated near Imbiah Monorail station and a quick walk away from Palawan beach.
It offers three room types: Deluxe room, Family room and Deluxe Family room. Both the Family room and Deluxe Family room consist of interconnecting rooms perfect for families.
The hotel has four pools which means vacationers would want to dedicate a good part of their stay to pool-time.
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The family-centric hotel has plenty of activities for little ones such as an art booth at the lobby, Mini Hotelier programme where little ones get to work learning the various roles at the hotel plus earn Mini dollars and a graduation certificate.
Family-Friendly Touchpoints at Village, Sentosa
We loved the family-friendly touchpoints right from the start at check-in where children have to complete their own check in by filling in a form, sign on it just as adults do and retrieve their own keycards.
This was such an empowering move that my children were fighting to open every door with their keycards. For safety reasons, however, their keycards do not open room doors.
Deluxe Family Room at Village Hotel Sentosa
We stayed in the Deluxe Family room made up of two ensuite interconnecting rooms. The rooms were cleverly designed to ensure privacy for parents and children. We appreciated how doors could separate the vanity and bath spaces from the bedrooms, and even insulated the “noise” from the kids’ bedroom.
Our view overlooked Palawan Beach and we could sit by the window and soak in the sights of the sea, skies and passing ships.
The boys were also quite enamoured by the peacocks hanging out in the vicinity. Protip: Pick a room with the seaview!
Since rooms are compactly designed, coffee and tea sachets, ice water dispensers were provided near the lift lobby where guests can help themselves.
In each room, there is a Hyflux water dispenser tap. This eco-friendly tap gets a thumbs up from us as it eliminates the need for plastic water bottles. We would recommend kids and parents take their water bottles with them for a staycation at Village Hotel Sentosa.
Mini Hotelier Programme
One huge draw of Village Hotel Sentosa was its Mini Hotelier programme consisting of seven different experiences for children.
They get to experience what it takes to run a hotel as a Mini Chef, Mini Engineer, Mini Artist and Mini Housekeeper.
Recently, two new experiences Mini Concierge as well as Mini Responder were added to the selection.
This experience comes complimentary for families in Deluxe Family rooms and costs just $40++ per child for guests in other rooms.
Children will don the uniforms and then learn the role of a Concierge through picking up knowledge about Singapore, navigating the MRT system and even learning ingredients of local delicacies.
In the Mini Responder programme, children learnt how to respond as medics by getting to know items in the first aid kit, tying an arm sling and then completing a crossword puzzle.
Other programmes included tidying up a room, fixing a circuit, completing artwork and a pizza making or pasta-baking session.
As a parent, I certainly applaud the life skills taught through the activities. Perhaps I would see a cleaner bedroom from now on.
I was impressed with how the facilitators engaged the children of different ages. Children were clearly drawn to the play-pretend activities.
They were also enriching in helping young ones understand the various roles in a hotel.
My 9 year old was intent on earning his Mini Dollars in exchange for snacks. He completed all of the jobs enthusiastically and received his graduation certificate and gift pack! We now have an aspiring hotelier.
Four Swimming Pools (!)
Be spoilt for choice with four swimming pools – an infinity pool overlooking the coast inspired by the Turkish Pammukkale pools, a Lazy River pool, an Adventure pool and a kids’ pool with gentle slides!
These pools are also accessible by guests from Oasia Resort Sentosa, The Barracks and The Outpost Hotel situated in the vicinity.
One instagrammable spot would definitely be the Pammukkale pool which also has a poolside bar.
The jacuzzi corner is also found here with powerful jetsprays guaranteed to help knead those aches away. This pool gives you the opportunity to do laps or just gaze at the horizon. We heard the sunset views are stunning!
We spent most of our time at the Adventure Pool which had space for everyone whether you are just chilling or swimming.
Kids will surely be drawn to the Lazy River Pool which takes you on a loop through the verdure, rain curtains and even through a fountain.
The Kids Pool for the younger ones had two slides and water fountain features ideal for water play.
We found the pools very child-friendly and generally quite shallow. We would recommend taking along your own ring floats for a more pleasant experience at the pools.
Another draw to the pool is Movie Nights on weekends where a movie is screened by the poolside. So take a dip and enjoy the film while swimming.
Other Play-tivities during School Holidays
Other fun activities await young guests during school holidays (time to plan ahead)!
For instance, there are scavenger hunts conducted daily along with five Mini Hotelier experiences.
From Fridays to Sundays, there are Kids Zumba, Yoga and Pilates sessions as well as art & craft activities at the lobby.
Great Base to Explore Sentosa
Families looking to explore Sentosa could also start quite easily from Village Hotel Sentosa. We recommend heading on a cycling trail, or take a heritage-themed walk. Worthy sights include Fort Siloso, Magical Shores and S.E.A Aquarium.
Food & Beverage options were aplenty too.
Take your pick from the restaurants and cafes around the area, or head further by taking the monorail or bus to Resorts World Sentosa or VivoCity. Dining out was quick and easy.
A Family Staycay in Sentosa
For a staycation that has plenty in store for children, Village Hotel Sentosa is a wonderful option.
Even though it does not have a kids club, activities at Mini Hotelier Experience plus the pools provide parents with sufficient energy-sapping playtime through the stay.
Reserve your stay at Village Hotel Sentosa.
If you are looking for more family-friendly places to stay in Singapore, you may be interested to read about our stay at Hilton Singapore Orchard.
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