Visiting Singapore Airlines' The Private Room overnight

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asbindia

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 26 Aug 2013

Total posts 46

Hey Folks,

Just wondering if anyone has done the Private Room overnight?

I am traveling SYD-SIN-BOM and have a 20 hr layover, was thinking of heading into the city the next morning but thought I might have a nap in the lounge overnight?

Thanks!

jaydozer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Apr 2017

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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.

So during that time, you will be able to use the First Class lounge. Otherwise if you're seeking a proper bed, the airport transit hotel would be your best option.

StuParr

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Member since 01 Mar 2012

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I stay at the Rydges at the airport. Best to have a proper night’s sleep.

rob01

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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!

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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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.
Very hard to get walk in bookings, as there is a great demand for them.

enojet

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 03 Apr 2013

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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!

StuParr

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Member since 01 Mar 2012

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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!

Sorry, that is the one I meant above, not The Rydges. Crown Plaza hotel in T3 is perfect

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 180

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.
Highly recommend the hotel. Even if you just get a normal room to sleep

Michael Kao

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Member since 06 Nov 2014

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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.

But in your case with a 20hr layover, it's probably worth clearing the immigration and visit the city. So Crown Plaza is a good option.

asbindia

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Member since 26 Aug 2013

Total posts 46

Thanks for all your responses guys!!

xtfer

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Member since 14 Mar 2017

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+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.

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 110

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.

adv

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Apr 2017

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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.

mushmush

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.

Stephen D

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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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