Need To Know
112, including 38 family-friendly villas and two three-bedroom manors.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. If you arrive early or have a late flight, you can camp out in the library or use the hotel's facilities, including the trio of pools and the spa. (Alternatively, head to the beach.)
Double rooms from £385.55 (SG$680), including tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (SG$48 each for adults; SG24 for little Smiths aged 6–11; free for under-6s), unless you're in a One-bedroom Palawan Villa or the Colonial Manor (which both include breakfast at the Knolls). All rates include the hotel’s personal-assistant service, in-room soft drinks, newspapers and priority Sentosa Golf Club bookings. Children Under-4s stay in parents' rooms free. Cots (free) and extra beds (SG$190 a night for under-18s) can be added to all rooms.
Don't shriek if Smith Junior gets tomato ketchup on your white linen – guests are treated to a free laundry allowance (five pieces per stay).
At the hotel
Gardens, tennis courts, three pools, spa, 24-hour fitness centre, library of books, DVDs, board games and magazines; business centre, free high-speed WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar with free soft drinks, juices and bottled water. Bathrooms are stocked with Aesop toiletries; baby bath products (baby lotion, powder, oil, soap and shampoo) and a baby bath can be provided on request.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms have space for at least one little Smith (on a sofa bed) and a cot. The one-bedroom Sentosa Suites and neighbouring Premier rooms (pick from Garden or Sea View) can be connected. For plenty of lounge space for all the family (plus a designer kitchen), opt for one of the five Capella Three-bedroom Suites. Villas and the two dazzling manors have the most room, plus a private pool (or varying dimensions) apiece.
There are three tree-shaded, lounger-lined, outdoor swimming pools that come with South China Sea views. There’s also a kid’s wading pool; be sure to bring your own floats and pool toys with you. Sentosa Island is home to several sandy beaches – when the pool no longer satisfies, take one of the local buses or hire some bikes and head beachside.
Adults-only Auriga Spa uses all natural and organic products from the Organic Pharmacy; its four signature treatments are designed around the cycles of the moon. Boost your immune system in the herbal steam room, brave the ice fountain and the chilly experience shower and relax in your private outdoor garden after a treatment in one of the nine treatment rooms. The spa is open from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week.
Staff like to leave a surprise in the room for little Smiths: cookies and milk, a soft toy or mini bathrobe. Let them know in advance if there’s something in particular that you’d like…
Small dogs (under 6kg) are welcome.