I'm really excited to have just found that by using Singapore Airline's multi-stop bookings, I can fly with a single airline between provincial UK and provincial New Zealand (via Amsterdam and Auckland) without having to depart from London. This would save me a massive hassle with hauling baggage via train and tube across London, but it leaves me with a weird amount of time in Singapore - 15 hours between flights. I'm not there long enough for an SA stopover deal, but I'm also not sure if I can spend the time in transit and crash for a few hours in a terminal hotel or if I have to clear customs and then check back in?
Are there nearby (but outside the airport) hotels that can be used for a few hours to sleep in the middle of the day? Also, does anyone know if I need to collect my bags in Singapore or can check them all the way through to Auckland? Suggestions or previous experience welcome!