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Whether you have something to celebrate or just need a break from the hustle and bustle of life, a staycation can be just the ticket. It’s a convenient and fuss-free getaway option without having to deal with mad airport rushes, last minute packing and flight delays. Here, we’ve made the experience even easier by doing the work for you — we’ve sussed out the latest and greatest Singapore staycations to suit any occasion – so you can just kick back and relax already.
The pet-friendly: Capella Singapore
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Can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved fur-kid at home for the weekend? Bundle them up and head for Capella Singapore, where they’ll be more than welcome in one of the property’s Garden or Palawan Villas, which will be decked out with pet amenities like a bed, poo sheets and water bowl. Psst! We hear the hotel may even embroider ol’ Fido’s name on the bed if you book early enough. And if you book your stay during the birthday month of your furry companion, you’ll receive a complimentary cake.
Rates: From $1,200++ per villa per night inclusive of breakfast for two adults; package is valid for stays between Oct 1 and Dec 20, 2018.
Capella Singapore is at 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, tel: 6377-8888.
The uber-Instagrammable: The Great Madras
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This recently-opened Little India boutique hotel is every Insta addict’s dream, boasting retro décor that makes one feel like one’s stepped into a Wes Anderson flick. Look past the room size – there are just 34 rooms and the non-hostel ones range from 9 to 28 square metres – and revel instead in all the quirky little details, such as the mosaic-bottomed swimming pool and the fact that there is an old-school barber shop set up right in the lobby. How delightfully hipster.
Rates: Weekend rates for en-suite rooms are currently 20% off and start from $180++ per night.
The Great Madras is at 28 Madras Street, tel: 6914-1515.
The unabashedly romantic: The Scarlet Hotel
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If you’re craving some quality time to reconnect with your sweetie, this Chinatown boutique hotel, with its opulent decor, will get you in the mood for love with its weekend staycation package, Snuggle With Scarlet. You’ll get lots of bang for your buck: The package includes breakfast and mini-bar, a complimentary evening beverage each at the hotel’s in-house restaurant Casa Tartufo and late check-out, among other inclusions. And don’t forget to pay Soda, the hotel’s open-air jacuzzi, a visit during your stay to enjoy a romantic sunset dip.
Rates: From $210++ per night. The Snuggle with Scarlet package is valid on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec 31, 2018.
The Scarlet Hotel is at 33 Erskine Road, tel: 6511-3333.
The kid-friendly: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore
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Think a 5-star hotel like the Ritz is too posh to be kid-friendly? Think again. Your little ones will surely jump at the chance to sleep in style – in a safari sleeping tent, to be exact – during their Ritz Kids Night Safari staycation. Their tent will be equipped with a night lamp, an edible turndown amenity, a lion beanie toy and an activity book to elevate their in-room camping experience even further. Meanwhile, Mum and Dad get that plush King-size bed all to themselves. Talk about taking glamping to the next level!
Rates: From $650++ per night, inclusive of overnight accommodation in an Elevated Kallang, Deluxe Marina, Premier Suite, Club Premier Suite or One-Bedroom Millenia Suite and daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children. Package is valid through Dec 27, 2018.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore is at 7 Raffles Avenue, tel: 6337-8888.
The Modern: Andaz Singapore
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From the world-class design to the irresistible rooftop infinity pool (hello, breathtaking downtown views!), this luxe Hyatt property ticks all the boxes for staycationers of all kinds and has recently launched a members’ offer. Simply sign up for free to the World of Hyatt membership program to enjoy 10% off room rates. A nights’ stay includes perks like complimentary wifi and mini-bar and all-day refreshments at the hotel’s Sunroom. Don’t forget to stop by for sundowners at Andaz’s popular 39th-floor rooftop bar Mr Stork, home of those signature teepee huts that make for a perfect photo opportunity.
Rates: From $300++ per night.
Andaz Singapore is at 5 Fraser Street, tel: 6408-1234.
The all-rounder: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
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The W Singapore is as close as you’ll get to a tropical beach vacation without actually leaving the country, and is perfect for both families and singles. Super lush rooms and fabulous restaurants aside, the property’s crowning glory is its massive, open-24/7 swimming pool, which is renowned for its monthly pool parties. Show up early to grab a sun lounger, and stay for the eye-candy, cocktails and good vibes. Or play tourist for the day by taking up the hotel’s family-focused Stay For Fun package, which includes tickets to either Universal Studios Singapore or Kidzania Singapore.
Rates: The Stay For Fun package starts from $430++ per night inclusive of breakfast and attraction tickets for two adults and one child. A minimum stay of two nights is required.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is at 21 Ocean Way, tel: 6808-7288.