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Hotel Spotlight: Sleep with the fishes in Singapore

Published: November 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Theme Park Insider readers love Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, in part because of the many rooms where visitors can see animals from the theme park's safari exhibits grazing right outside their window. Now, for all you wildlife lovers out there, how about a hotel room with a floor-to-ceiling window looking at upon 70 species of sea creatures?

Ocean Suite at Singapore's Equarius Hotel
Photo courtesy Resorts World Sentosa

How would you like to sleep with the fishes? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa, home of Universal Studios Singapore, has just opened 11 Ocean Suites at the resort's Equarius Hotel. The suites are two-story rooms with the aquarium view on the lower level. They're pricey - S$2400 (US$1,963) a night, plus tax, but that includes 24-hour butler service throughout your stay.

Your window to the sea actually looks out into the world's biggest aquarium exhibit, the 12-million-gallon S.E.A. Aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa's new Marine Life Park, which just opened this month.

The rainforest-themed Equarius Hotel is located on the other side of the resort from Universal Studios Singapore, but Resorts World Sentosa is only about 120-some acres in size (the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is 107 acres), so it's an easy walk to get anywhere in the resort, which also includes one of Asia's most popular casinos, five other hotels and a luxury shopping mall, with shops such as Versace, Rolex and Jimmy Choo.

So, yeah, it's nice. And for this price, it'd better be.

Replies (11)

Published: November 28, 2012 at 9:38 PM

It's sad really. They totally destroy the view from the day guest side of the Aquarium.

Published: November 29, 2012 at 6:59 AM

It looks ok but I like the Dubai Atlantis underwater rooms a bit more:
Rod Whitenack

Published: November 29, 2012 at 7:33 AM

For two grand a night, Nemo better be my butler.
Anon Mouse

Published: November 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM

The fishes get to enjoy watching human mating activity. Or watch out for the aquarium cleaners that might stumble upon you when you might be indecent.
Daniel Etcheberry

Published: November 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

For that price they better give complimentary *censored*
Mike Gallagher

Published: November 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Okay, I might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can't figure out what word could be *censored* in the context of that post, Mr. Etcheberry. Please enlighten me, via a message through my profile if necessary.
Daniel Etcheberry

Published: November 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

It ain't continental breakfast.
Mike, check your email. The answer is there, but you will still have to decipher the meaning.
Mike Gallagher

Published: November 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Received and deciphered, Daniel :)
Anthony Murphy

Published: November 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Suprised something like this isn't found in Florida

Published: November 30, 2012 at 7:07 AM

In Florida:
Daniel Etcheberry

Published: November 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Is that hotel wheelchair accessible? Just kidding, but even if I could, I would never stay there because I would feel claustrophobia.

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