There were many things that were sorely missed during the Circuit Breaker – dining in at our favourite eateries, hanging out with friends, watching movies, hitting the gym, singing karaoke… But none as irreplaceable as a staycation.
The long-awaited news that several hotels and establishments have opened up for staycays is a much welcome respite to many who have been confined to four walls with no alternative and nowhere else to go.
From budget, mid-range, to high-end stays, here’s our roundup of 29 different establishments that have been approved to open up for staycations. Regardless of whether you’re going for some much-needed privacy and space (with your beau or alone), or to get a pseudo-travel kick with your besties, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Is it a girl or boy? The new Baby Gender Reveal Party package lets expectant parents celebrate the occasion in style, with a sumptuous high tea for five people in a suite (including gender reveal desserts), floral decorations and an overnight stay for two adults and up to one child. It also comes with a photo shoot by Fion Boon Photography when baby arrives. The five-star hotel also offers a Family Fun Staycation deal with luxury children’s tents for glamping and late check-out.
Rates: The Gender Reveal Party starts at $1,888++ a night and is valid until June 30 next year. The family deal starts at $335++ a night for a Luxury Room, which fits up to two tents, as well as breakfast for two adults and one child under 12. Pay $80++ for each additional child for every night. Valid until Dec 30.
Want to go on a staycay but don’t want to leave your furkid behind? Go for the paw-efect staycation at Intercontinental Singapore. It includes a stay in the Heritage Room or Suite, and your pet will receive a welcome amenity basket, gourmet treats, and can stay in a plush pet bed! You can also order food for your furkid from the pet-friendly menu. Of course, it’s not only your pet who will get star treatment. The package also includes breakfast for two adults, complimentary WiFi, SGD50 nett in-room dining credits, 25% savings at The Lobby Lounge, and Man Fu Yuan and in-room dining and omplimentary parking for one vehicle per stay for a single entry.
Rates: From $350++ a night for two adults and one child, valid until Dec 30.
If you have always passed by this hotel on your way out of Singapore, here is your chance to sample its family-friendly facilities. Its Stay.Shop. Play! package includes a night in its Pool Terrace room, in-room breakfast for two adults and one child below age six, in-room afternoon high tea for two adults, tickets to Jewel’s Canopy Park play attraction, late check-out at 4pm if available, and more.
Rates: From $400++ a night, valid until Dec 31. Another child aged below six can stay and have breakfast for free. Pay an additional $80++ if you have two children aged six to 12.
Looking to stay beyond just the weekend? The STAY 3 PAY 2 DEAL IN SINGAPORE offers a good deal where you can stay for three consecutive nights for the price of two!
Ascott Orchard Singapore
From S$201++ per night, comes with breakfast for 2 and a complimentary one entry parking coupon!
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
From S$221++ per night, comes with breakfast for 2!
Rates: The promotion ends on December 2020, with rates from $201++ a night. You must sign up for its free Ascott Star Rewards membership.
Info: Ascott website
Going on a staycay with your sister and her kids? Recoup half your room rate in credit and vouchers when you take up the Upsized Staycation Offer at this hotel, which has amazing views of Marina Bay and the city. Plus, a second room is 50 per cent off. Besides breakfast for two adults and two children aged 12 and below, the package also bundles a $100 dining voucher and $50 return stay voucher, parking and an extra bed.
Its South Tower has newly refurbished rooms and the Fairmont has amenities for babies and toddlers.
Rates: From $305 a night, valid until Dec 30.
Why settle for a staycation when you can do a Robo-cation instead? Yoshi And Yolanda are the stars of this tech- and design-driven hotel chain. Take home a pair of robot toy gifts and use the $40 dining credit to try its robot-themed mocktails. Breakfast is included, as is late check-out at 4pm.
Rates: From $195++ a night for at least two nights.
Info: Yotel Singapore website
Pamper your pooch with a stay in a colonial-style Courtyard Suite, complete with a fur kid welcome pack, amenities and a Pampered Paws in-room menu curated by premium pet suppliers. “Pawrents” enjoy breakfast, too.
Rates: From $500 ++ a night for two adults and one dog. This is an ongoing promotion.
Info: Amara Sanctuary website
Fur babies are VIPs here – very important pets, that is. Inform the hotel in advance and yours will receive a pet towel with its name embroidered on it, a special bed, bowl and, of course, bottled water. Perks for “pawrents” include daily credit of 30 per cent of the room rate to spend on food, drinks or at the spa, and 24-hour rolling check-in and check-out. Stay on a weekday to enjoy a room upgrade and a bottle of wine (terms apply).
Rates: From $450++. This promotion is ongoing.
Info: Four Seasons website
Six of the hotels at the integrated resort have reopened, with various packages to choose from. The Indulgent Luxury staycay is ideal for a special celebration as you save up to 55 per cent off the usual rates. The pampering starts with a one-way limousine transfer from your pick-up point to your suite at the Equarius Hotel or one of its stunning Beach Villas. After you check in, decide how you want to spend your $200 in dining credits and redeem your bottle of Loosen Bros Dr. L Riesling from selected outlets, which include Ocean Restaurant. You will also have $30 in RWS Invites credit and free parking.
Rates: From $888 a night. Book by this month and stay by Oct 16. Pay by Mastercard and save another $100 if you book by Aug 16.
Impress your significant other with a stay in an 800 sq ft split-level suite and a three-course meal for two, prepared by one of the hotel’s chefs in your room. The hotel’s new A Goodwood Getaway with Private Chef Dining Experience also comes with an extra bed for a child under 12 years old, breakfast for two and a 3pm check-out.
Rates: $350++ a night; extend your stay for $250++. Valid until Dec 22.
Balinese-themed cabana by the poolside? Check. A couple manicure session worth $100? Check. Breakfast and $50 in dining credit? Check. The Sweet Romance Couple Staycation Package here is a value-for-money escape that also includes late check-out at 3pm.
Rates: From $220++ for two persons for each night, valid until Dec 31.
Nestled in 4ha of greenery in Changi, this hotel is a rustic getaway just five minutes by car to Changi Village. It will launch a Go Local package next month with 25 per cent off rates, free breakfast and minibar, 20 per cent off dining and late check-out or a room upgrade, if available.
Rates: From $165++ a room a night, valid until Dec 30. This promotion starts on Sept 1.
Info: Changi Cove website
This chain says it is the first to partner Wildlife Reserves Singapore for customised experiences. Under its upcoming Millennium Wild Experience Staycation packages, opt for a private buggy tour of the Singapore Zoo, go behind the scenes at Jurong Bird Park or go on a guided walking trail at the Night Safari.
Rates: The packages will launch in the middle of this month at M Social and Orchard Hotel.
If cooking is your way of relaxing, then this hotel’s Master Chef Staycation deal is made for you. Everything you need for a three-course meal for two is prepared for you in its studio room’s fully equipped kitchenette; just follow the recipe by Chef Jeffrey Cheong of Caprilicious restaurant, or improvise. Choose between sirloin steak and salmon for the main course. The best thing is, no clean-up required. Budding young chefs can also try their hand at making pancakes or decorating with fruit in the Master Chef Junior Staycation package. Both packages include late check-out at 4pm, if available, and breakfast.
Rates: From $198++ a night.
Info: Capri by Fraser website
Stay in this architectural gem for at least two nights and your spacious Stamford Suite is half the usual rate under its Super Special Staycation offer. You will also receive $100 in dining credit to spend at its well-regarded restaurants, including 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung and the ones at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski. All have special National Day-inspired menus this month.
Rates: $520++ a night for at least two nights. Book by Oct 31 and stay by Dec 29; blackout dates apply.
How does sipping champagne all day long sound? Live it up with the Club Escape offer, which includes access to top-floor rooms and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, as well as other benefits. Book directly to get 15 to 20 per cent off rates. Make sure to reserve a table at the reopened Colony buffet restaurant, where dishes will now be served to you on demand. Its popular Champagne Brunch on Sundays starts from $178++.
Rates: From $595++ a night for two guests. Book before the end of this month and stay by Oct 12.
Info: The Ritz-Carlton website
Its Bed & Breakfast Staycation is too suite a deal to pass up, with a guaranteed upgrade to an expansive 581 sq ft Deluxe Room which has its own living area. Besides breakfast at the popular StraitsKitchen restaurant, you will also receive $50 in spa credit, a 5 per cent discount at Isetan department store, and 20 per cent off dining and room service. Book a stay from Sundays to Thursdays this month and you enjoy a free high tea for two at its 10 Scotts outlet.
Rates: $250++ a night, valid until Dec 31.
Info: Use the code STAYC at The Grand Hyatt website
What is better than taking photos along the culture-soaked enclaves of Bugis, Kampong Glam and Waterloo Street? Doing it with an experienced guide and content creator who will give you pointers to nail that #ootd shot. Boutique hotel The Sultan has collaborated with Tribe Tours for an #Instaglam Staycation offer, where guests checking in or out on a Saturday can join an #Instawalk tour for $48 instead of the usual $55.
Rates: From $111++ for a double room a night. Book directly to enjoy benefits such as breakfast, welcome minibar and room upgrade or late check-out.
Info: The Sultan website
The on-trend decor at this boutique hotel is a refreshing break after you have spent the day traipsing around the streets of Chinatown. Stay for two nights or more and receive a bottle of wine and perks at its Takeshi Noodle Bar outlet, including one-for-one Asahi beer. You may also check in early and check out late, if there is availability.
Rates: Rooms start from $98++ a night and there is a Family Loft at $198++ that sleeps four. Valid until Jan 4 next year.
Info: Hotel Soloha website
With just 19 rooms, this boutique hotel near City Hall MRT station prides itself on its personalised service. All room types are now 28 per cent cheaper, and your stay comes with breakfast and a free minibar. You can also ask for complimentary room decoration for special occasions, which consists of towels folded into swan shapes, rose petals scattered around and a customised card.
Rates: From $150++ a night for rooms, valid until Dec 30.
Nestled within the vibrant cultural precinct of Kampong Glam, PARKROYAL on Beach Road is the perfect spot for those wanting to take a break from the daily grind and reconnect with loved ones. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at the hotel, from authentic Sichuan dishes at the award-winning Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant to dim sum and tea appreciation at Tian Fu Tea Room. There’s also a dedicated Wellness Floor, featuring a half Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art gymnasium for energising workouts. Priced from $198++ per room per night, the property’s current staycation package includes daily breakfast, complimentary accommodation for up to two children under 12 years and a Pan Pacific Cares Pack (hand sanitiser, face mask and sanitised wipes), so you can be assured of a safe, clean and comfortable stay.
With its prime location in the heart of the CBD and its rich history, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a masterpiece of understated comfort and elegance. Spend the day relaxing by the 25-metre outdoor infinity pool, which overlooks the Singapore River, while savouring the rich, varied cuisines of Singapore and the world, from sumptuous local feasts to Cantonese dim sum and authentic Italian spreads. The hotel’s new Perfect Staycation (from $430++) is tailored for families with young children and is ideal if you’re looking for something to do during the school holidays. The package includes complimentary daily breakfast for the family, $100 food and beverage credit, a pair of Fullerton bears, complimentary parking, 20% off spa treatments and complimentary early check-in and late check-out. The Fullerton Hotel has set up rigorous and enhanced cleanliness practices to ensure your safety and protection.
The Warehouse Hotel was built in 1895 along the Singapore River as part of the Straits of Malacca trade route. It has since been meticulously restored as a modern 37-room independent hotel, focusing on heritage and local culture. Each room has a different configuration designed to complement the building’s existing layout, masonry walls and signature triple-pitched roof. The lobby bar and reception are are ideal for relaxing and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, while the rooftop infinity swimming pool overlooking the river provides a surprisingly calm escape amid the urban landscape. The property was one of the first to receive SG Clean certification and has implemented hygiene and sanitation practices that include the use of the Victory Handheld Spray to disinfect all high-touch surfaces within both public spaces and guest rooms, as well as the use of the ProMed Ozone machine to sterilise air and surfaces. All special room rates and exciting new offerings can be found on their website.
An icon of luxury and timeless elegance, The St. Regis Singapore houses 299 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all exquisitely furnished with spacious French marble bathrooms, fine hand-cut crystal chandeliers and original pieces of art for the ultimate residential treatment. You’ll also find a selection of dining establishments offering Italian, French and Chinese cuisines as well as a jazz bar, alongside the award-winning Remède Spa, a 24-hour fitness centre and outdoor tropical pool. Indulge in a romantic weekend away with their Sweet Indulgence package (from $480++), which includes breakfast for two, a welcome bottle of champagne, $50 credit for use on dining and spa experiences and the signature St. Regis butler service. The St. Regis Singapore has been officially inspected and certified clean.
Located in the heart of the city, this co-living space (deals from $144 per night) sits within the newly-renovated Funan Mall. The plus point of having a staycay in a mall? You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do.
From binging on Nasty Cookie’s cookies (that are anything but nasty), to window shopping at Love Bonito, and bouldering at Climb Central, this staycay will be action packed with activities.
Even when the mall closes, the surrounding Central Business District has a host of dining options and iconic landmarks, heritage sites and art galleries, so you’ll never get bored.
Extroverts rejoice — a casual co-living space means you’ll get to meet a diverse community of travellers and locals alike (all while maintaining social distancing rules, of course).
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This charming boutique hotel is for the budget barbies (with their early bird deals, single loft rooms are priced from $95.83 per night!).
Unlike the other hotels in this roundup which are located smack in the hustle and bustle of town, this one is located between Kampong Glam and Little India, so exploring the surroundings will give you quite a different — but equally rich — taste of our city-state.
It doesn’t have a pool or much in-house entertainment, but the cosy industrial-chic concept (picture this: neutral, dark tones, dim lighting, and raw, gritty surfaces) makes a great photo op, and an even greater place to laze with your BFFs, just relaxing and chatting the weekend away. Just remember not to meet in groups of more than five!
To book: https://www.hotel-yan.com/
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This might hurt your wallet a little (deals from $380 per night), but if you’re craving to get away from the city and to soak up some sun, it’s a worthy trade-off.
The luxurious resort getaway will have you completely recharged by the time you return to real life — dine atop a cliff with a view of the South China Sea, or go for a spa retreat at the in-house Sofitel Spa and allow their expert therapists and aestheticians to knead and prod away every ounce of stress.
Beach bums can soak up the sand, sun and surf, while those who crave a more active itinerary can explore the island’s nooks and crannies. Either way, this getaway will be completely rejuvenating, and escaping from the mainland might even help you feel like you’re overseas.
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This midrange staycay (deals from $172 per night) is located conveniently in the Central Business District, so you have all the local attractions a stone’s throw away.
You may recognise this hotel from it’s iconic green facade, with plants creeping across its exterior, designed by renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola. The tropical building is designed to be a respite from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle in town.
A respite it is, and best of all, it’s completely Instagram-worthy.
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While on the pricier side (deals are from $339 per night), this luxury stay is a classic.
The iconic hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s connected to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, so you can shop a plethora of luxury brands and go for a sampan ride along the indoor river (or if you use your imagination — a gondola ride through the Venetian canals!).
When you start getting peckish, go for an indulgent meal at Black Tap Singapore (monster shakes and juicy burgers galore), and unwind with dessert at Angelina Singapore.
When you’re tired, head back to the hotel and kick back at the infinity pool with bae, overlooking the city’s twinkling skyline lit up at night. Ah… romance at its finest.
A version of this article appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.
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