A three star resort popular with locals for get togethers and stayovers. A relaxing stay here is guaranteed for families or groups of friends who can shoot some pool or enjoy social gatherings like BBQs. Others include a children’s pool; a bicycle kiosk with adult and children’s BMX bikes for rental; adult and children’s inline skates; group BBQ areas and more.
Costa Sands Resort Pasir Ris
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Costa Sands Resort Pasir Ris is one of the cheapest chalets out there for good reason.
When I first stepped into the chalet, it was admittedly quite appalling. The floor was dusty and grimy, it was warm and stuffy and the stairs leading up to the room upstairs were slippery. All it took was a couple of minutes to clean everything up, but come on, proper cleanliness is one of the most basic requirements of any chalet! The bedroom itself was pretty alright, with a working and fairly strong air-conditioning unit as well as well maintained beds and blankets.
The entire chalet was fairly large although the air-conditioned bedroom was small. For those looking to book this chalet for groups of 8 people or more, some of them the guests will probably have to sleep downstairs without the air-conditioner. The lower level is pretty well ventilated once the fan gets going, although it's still pretty stuffy, especially when there are lots of people around. The television worked fine. The fridge was in perfect working order and was generally cleaner than the rest of the chalet. The toilet was decent although there's only one, so guests will have to take turns.
Despite the sub-standard quality of the chalet, it's location was really a great advantage. E!Hub and Downtown East were only about a 5 minute walk from the chalet. Both malls have supermarkets, eateries and 24-hour convenience stores.
Overall, Costa Sands Resort Pasir Ris offers prices that are low and a convenient location, albeit at the cost of quality.
Costa Sands Pasir Ris is my favourite place to organise a chalet. I booked a unit for my class chalet a while back, and it was a great experience!
The best thing about this chalet is, hands down, the location. Located at the entrance of Pasir Ris Park, Costa Sands Pasir Ris is definitely hard to miss. It is so near to Downtown East, making it very convenient for us to get midnight snacks and extra BBQ food. I also love the fact that there is a bicycle rental shop at the entrance of the chalet, as we can easily rent bicycles for a class outing in the day. The prices are reasonable too, so that’s a plus!
My class booked a duplex unit, and the ground floor was spacious enough to accommodate 20 people. There was, however, not enough sleeping space for all of us, so if you’re planning to book a unit, it might be wise to bring some sleeping bags (unless you’re not planning on sleeping!)
Sounds good so far? Well, there are some things to take note of. Firstly, this chalet is pretty old, and its cleanliness leaves much to be desired. I recall seeing several big lizards in the bedroom upstairs, and there were also ants crawling around, so being the squeamish person that I am, I was freaked out. In addition, the bathroom was dingy, and I was actually worried about peeping toms. I also didn’t like the fact that the units were clustered so close together, as there was hardly any privacy when we were at the BBQ pit! However, I feel that Costa Sands Pasir Ris is still a good chalet in all, because the most important thing for me is location and accessibility.
Meh, I have to say this - the standard of cleanliness might not meet the average person’s expectations. In addition, each unit is really very small, and for a class of about 20 people, it might already be pretty crammed. Even then, if you have a larger group of about 40 people and you try to book two units, chances are that the wall dividing both units will be more than just frustrating and annoying after some time.
Location wise, it is definitely better than other chalets like Aloha Resorts Changi because it is just right beside Pasir Ris Park, so if the chalet amenities are not fun enough (chances are that it will happen), cycling and in-line skating are always a convenient and perhaps better option. Of course, it helps that it is near E-Hub, which has very useful outlets like NTUC to get food and barbeque supplies.
In my opinion, I actually don’t find the pricing very reasonable, considering the conditions of the chalet. Even if the cost of the chalet is split amongst a group of about 30 people, I still find it very expensive, given the limited facilities provided. However, if you do have any membership that offers promotions for booking of the chalet, then I do believe it is much more worthy.
Just stayed over for 2 nights at this chalet and paid $69 in total. Honestly I think that Pasir Ris Costa Sands chalet is worth for the price I paid but several events irked me. Firstly would be the non consistency of their staff.
My friend had called to inquire on what documents should we bring down should an adult were to book the chalet in our place. The person on the phone replied to just have a person who is 18 to show their IC during check in. However when we reached the check in lobby, we were told to show the adult's IC and after lots of luck, my friend's mother whatsapp-ed the picture of the IC and we successfully checked in. Just felt that the information could have been given to us earlier to have a smooth check in.
What I hated about this chalet would be the houseflies in the room. We had to spend a considerable amount of time chasing them out and I was quite disgusted by the smell in the toilet. It reminded me of a turtle's home.
Despite the above, I did enjoy my stay which was to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were provided with our necessities like the beds, blankets, a BBQ pit and towels and I enjoyed the experience with my friends there.
This chalet is physically and literally in the middle. Location wise, it is between Costa Sands Downtown East and Aloha Loyang. Room size wise, it is bigger than Costa Sands Downtown East but smaller than Aloha Loyang.
Personally, I will not choose something in the middle but the few times I had been asked to go there for gatherings, I had been happy with the maintenance and cleanliness of this chalet. I had not really stayed in this chalet myself but my friends that had stayed overnight had never complained so I guessed the stay was still comfortable. Pricing wise, this chalet definitely cost less per square metre than Costa Sands Downtown East so the decision is whether you want to be near the additional amenities provided by Downtown East when staying in a chalet.
Costa Sands' greatest boon, to me, is the wide range of activities in the area. While I was there, we barbequed, played pool and bowled past midnight at E! Hub, went on a sunrise walk at Pasir Ris Park (horribly restricted view for sunrise watchers, incidentally), etc.. and when we were too lazy to do any of that, we just sat and chatted outside our room in the cool night air.
Night cycling was my favourite. I could barely feel my butt after the eight or nine hours, but it was amazing to look up and see the stars littered across the cloudless sky. And good food (Fengshan Food Centre, Bedok was our midway stop at 3am) tastes like a little piece of heaven in your mouth when you've worked up a huge appetite from non-stop cycling for hours.
If you're planning to do this in a group, do get light sticks and keep your phones with you so you can identify your friends and your route easily, because some paths are really dark at night. I'd recommend tandem bikes so people would have at least one other person with them. However, these can get tough to steer if you're not confident or the weight is unevenly balanced (the heavier person should always be in front). In this case, single bikes would be much faster and easier to use, and very much less dangerous. If you're riding on roads, traffic gets pretty busy by 4am or so.
It's also important, at any chalet, to have good company around you if you want to have fun. So keep your people close and remember to watch out for one another after dark!
Costa Sands Pasir Ris is definitely a good place to organise chalets, especially with Pasir Ris Park right behind it activities available are undeniably aplenty. However, the area is getting old. I rented two Duplex rooms for a recent class chalet and I noticed that it is very different compared to when it was 2 to 3 years ago. For one, there are MANY mosquitoes in the barbeque area and it is impossible to enjoy a meal outside without having the occasional urge to scratch your leg.
Secondly, the interior walls of the chalet are beginning to wear as so many cracks can be seen. This is definitely something that the management department should look into.
I rented a Duplex for my family and my hubby's family so it was a crowd of 10. I was worried that it would not fit everyone but it did nicely. Everyone could find something that appeals to them from the quiet surroundings, walk along the beach, swimming and skating. Everyone came back on time for the BBQ event as there was not much to distract them from food after their physical activity.
I like it for the fact there is no internet or too much entertainment so its a great way to get all to focus on some physical activity together and spend quality time just with each other.
I went to celebrate my farewell to teenage years here in Costa Sands in Pasir Ris. This does not have many rooms unlike other chalets but its double storey chalets can be good enough for your accommodation needs. Your grilling needs are also met and even basic kitchen needs minus the stove. Not complete but enough. Other than the swimming pool, this place is near the beach where you can indulge on some beach breeze watch the beautiful sunset and sunrise.
For me chalets are like empty houses without certain neighborhood etiquette. It is a place for people to gather and of course have fun.