Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 26 Aug 2013
Total posts 48
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Apr 2017
Total posts 3
If I can remember from the time I had an overnight layover at Changi, the Private Room is closed from 2:30 to 5:30 am daily.
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 200
I stay at the Rydges at the airport. Best to have a proper night’s sleep.
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 95
Get a room at the Changi Crown Plaza. It's in T3 and one of the great airport hotels. If you are an avgeek get a room on L9 with a runway view!
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
If you do want the cheaper transit hostel, the one that looks and feels like a prison cell, pun/no pun... book on their website prior to your arrival into SIN.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 03 Apr 2013
Total posts 38
I would go over to Silverkris lounge for a nap when the Private Room is closed between 2.30-5.30am. You can find long couches there to lie flat. Ive done that a few times and staff were happy to provide a pillow/blanket. You can consider going back to the Private Room for breakfast before heading to the city. Enjoy!
Sorry, that is the one I meant above, not The Rydges. Crown Plaza hotel in T3 is perfect
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 221
I stayed at Crown Plaza Level 9 last weekend. It was absolutely amazing. Ended up just watching the planes instead of actually sleeping. oops. At one point there was an SG A330, 787-10, 777, A380 at the gates and a 744F taxiing past.
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
I'm happy with the transit hotel. You don't have to pick the "prison cell" room. Get one with ensuite and it's just like any hotel room with a proper queen bed. I forgot the exact name but there are 2 available, Aerotel and Ambassador (or something like that) and it only costs ~$90 for 6hr block. To me it's better than crown plaza as it costs less than half and you don't have to clear immigration. It would be my choice if the layover is just overnight.
Thanks for all your responses guys!!
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 150
+1 for the transit hotels. Have stayed in all of them, they are all fine, and much cheaper than the Crown.If you would like to go for a swim, however, choose the Aerotel.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
The Transit Hotels are ok. But personally with 20 hours I’d probably go with the Crowne Plaza which I think is an excellent airport hotel. Have stayed there 2 or 3 times and never been disappointed.
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 17
I would also recommend Crowne Plaza. Stayed there last week with wife and 10 week old baby on way to LHR. Free upgrade to level nine suite. Great pool. Breakfast buffet on par if not better than most 5 star Australian hotels. It's not cheap however I thought it was money well spent - we paid extra for a 6pm checkout which worked out well for the QF1 flight to LHR.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 14 Nov 2013
Total posts 40
yeah have to agree with crowne plaza. Connected to terminal 3, so convenient and great views of the runway if you ask for that view. Hotel is modern and has a great pool area. Ask for a room with direct pool access.
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
Visited the private room last year and while there are two small rooms, there are no lie down beds/couches. The Ambassador Lounge has these or go to the transit hotel.
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