All new D’Resort at downtown east – great resort stay for all ages | Travel review, Singapore

The new D’Resort was launched on 1st July 2015 after a two-year renovation period for the previous Costa Sands Resort at Downtown East Singapore.

Designed by DP Architects, the new resort boasts a sleek and refreshing new look. It comprises 387 rooms divided into nine room types and spread over two blocks: The resort block features 117 Rainforest rooms, including 12 themed rooms and two suites, while the chalet block features 270 rooms with beach, mangrove and park views.

DP Architects works are well known around the region which includes The Dubai Mall as well as many landmarks in Singapore such as the People’s Park Complex[, Suntec City, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Republic Polytechnic and Resorts World Sentosa.

D'Resort - drive in entrance

Once you arrived the resort, you will be first greeted by a pleasant looking reception area in front of a spacious passenger drop off area.

D'Resort - main entrance to reception

Even though the resort amenities are not fully opened, the take up rates have been very good which can be seen from the beelines forming during peak check in timing. It is advisable to be 15 minutes prior to the official check in time (3pm) to avoid long wait. Alternatively, there is a web check in option and the guest can then subsequently proceed to a separate express queue for faster check-in.

D'Resort - main reception area

D'Resort - main reception area 2

D'Resort - around and amenities

As seen from the resort map, all the rooms are stacked in a C formation around the entrance with the Mangrove Walk blocks furthest from the main entrance.

D'Resort - around and amenities

D’Resort has 9 different room types, including the Park View, Beach Cove, Beach Cove Duplex, Mangrove Walk and the Rainforest room range. Some of the highlights are listed below:

A. Park View (Member Only)
Measures 33.5sqm
Triple/Quad Bedding Options

DResort - Park View room layout

B.Mangrove Walk
Measures 33.5sqm
2 Queen-size beds

DResort - Mangrove View room layout

C.Beach Cove
Measures 35sqm
2 Queen-size beds

DResort - Beach Cove room layout

D.Beach Cove Duplex
Double Storey
Measures 52sqm
1 Queen-size bed + 1 sofa bed

DResort - Beach Cove Duplex room layout

E.Rainforest Executive
Measures 28sqm
1 King-sized bed or 2 single beds
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio 2 machine
no BBQ pit bookings

DResort - Rainforest Executive room layout

Measures 28sqm
Triple/Quad Bedding Options

DResort Rainforest room layout

G.Rainforest Family
fun in-room game
Amazonian Jungle, Underwater, M&M’s theme
Complimentary Movie Night and activities at eXplorerkid
no BBQ pit bookings
Measures 28sqm
1 Queen-Size Bed + 1 Bunk Bed
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio 2 machine

DResort - Rainforest Family room layout

H.Rainforest Suite
Malin+Goetz Toiletries
Entertainment System
Measures 57.6 sqm
1 Super King-sized bed + 1 sofa
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio 2 machine

DResort - Rainforest Suite room layoutWe manage to book a room at Park View block. All the blocks are well inter-connected by corridor walkways. There are lifts located at intervals which come in handy for guests when moving their heavy luggages and also make this resort friendly to the seniors or those who have movement difficulties up/down the blocks.

D'Resort - outside of Park View room

The revamped rooms are splendid – both in terms of design and cleanliness. Much akin to that of a typical 4 stars hotel room. The basic room amenities include a wide screen TV, 2-doors fridge, basic beverages and standard toilet kits & bath towels. The only issue is a noticeable infestation of ants. Thus, it is advisable to bring some insects repellent for the stay.

D'Resort - inside Park View room - bed area

D'Resort - inside Park View room - TV area

D'Resort - inside Park View room - fridge and open cabinet

D'Resort - inside Park View room - toilet area

D'Resort - inside Park View room - toilet area 2

D'Resort - inside Park View room - refreshments

D'Resort - around the resort - inside garden

D'Resort - around the resort - carpark

D'Resort - around the resort - room blocks

BBQ pits are an available option when booking your accommodation for $35. Cheers supermarket is just 5 minutes away, near the main reception where one can top up their drinks or BBQ items e.g. marinated frozen food, disposable cutlery charcoal packs etc.

If you need to some nice prepared food for a casual family gathering, the White Tangerine cafe will be the ideal choice. Food is reasonably priced and good. They are also the official caterer for D’Resort.

D'Resort - around the resort - cheers supermart

D'Resort - around the resort - white tangerine cafe

D'Resort - around the resort - white tangerine cafe prmo

D'Resort - around the resort - white tangerine cafe food item

Parking lots are readily available in D’Resort. It is advisable to park before 5pm during peak periods (e.g. Sat during holidays) as it can get fully occupied. If you are parking overnight, it is advisable to buy the full day discounted carpark coupon from the reception. Sadly, there is no complimentary carpark coupon for the staying guests.

DResort - Parking rates

D'Resort - around the resort - theme park retail construction

D'Resort - around the resort - aerial view

D’Resort is integrated into the nearby Wild Wild Wet water park, which is currently being expanded as part of the second phase of the this S$200 million Refreshing Downtown East project. It is set to open by the second half of 2016.

The third phase of the project, which will bolster the area’s F&B and retail scene, is expected to be completed by the second half of 2017.

D'Resort - around the resort - aerial view 2

DResort - getting there map

D’Resort is located strategically near Pasir Ris MRT, and there is a host of transport options to get you to our doorstep.

GettingThere-Train By MRT
Take the East-West Line, and alight at the Pasir Ris Station. D’Resort is a 10-minute walk from Pasir Ris MRT Station

GettingThere-Bus By Bus
Services: 3, 5, 6, 12, 17, 21, 89, 354, 358

GettingThere-Car By Car
D’Resort is located within Downtown East.

With this new D’Resort as another weekend getaway option, you can start planning your next staycation now!

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