Singapore Staycation Ideas for Families and Couples

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Singapore Staycations

These days, vacationing can cost you a fortune as airfares and gas prices are only on the rise.  This, however, shouldn’t stop you from planning a getaway because you have something called “staycation” as a vacationing option. 

How to get your staycation right?

A staycation is an excellent option for families and couples looking for some “us” time along with enjoyment and relaxation. You just have to know how to plan it right. If you are a novice in the field, let’s give you some tips here:

Choose the right hotel

Singapore has a plethora of hotels, but not all of them can provide the best family or couple staycation experience. For example, a hotel for families may not be suited to the needs of honeymooners. So, make a careful choice of the place where you and your family or better half can put up comfortably.

Select the right room

You can go for a superior room, which is very basic in nature but extremely cost-effective. Executive rooms come with extra perks and amenities that provide a comfortable stay. Suites are expensive but can offer the luxury you desire. The go-to option for staycationing families is family rooms, which are also ideal for couples with kids under the age of 10.

Get lucrative discounts

If you are staycationing on a budget, getting some discount offers will surely suit your pocket. Here’s how to get them:

    • Keep looking for accommodation options and be an early bird.
    • Check weekday vs weekend rates to know which days are cheaper.
  • Compare rates on the hotel website and third-party booking sites.

If you are looking for affordable staycationing hotels in Singapore, here are a few options you should check out.

Staycation deals under $110

    • Venue Hotel The Lily

      Featuring contemporary rooms with modern amenities, this hotel provides an affordable staycationing experience amidst the historical essence of Joo Chiat. You can quickly access the beach at East Coast Park and have a relaxing time if you plan a staycation here.
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    • Fragrance Hotel Imperial

      Fragrance Hotel Imperial Singapore Staycations
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      Sporting well-equipped rooms, an outdoor rooftop pool and an elegant café, this hotel is conveniently located close to the Lavender MRT station and Bugis Village. The place beckons staycationers to experience a peaceful time despite being in the heart of the city.

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    • Hotel NuVe

      hotel Nuve Singapore Staycations below $100
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      Streamlined rooms, convenient location in Arab Street district and excellent amenities make this relaxed hotel an idyllic option for a family or couple staycation in Singapore. You can access Gardens by the Bay’s greenhouses and many other attractions by staying in this budget hotel.

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  • Harbour Ville Hotel

    Harbour Ville Singapore Staycations
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    Located close to Harbour Front MRT, the Harbour Ville Hotel features comfortable and modern rooms, along with a patio and snack bar where you can treat the gastronome inside you. You can walk to Vivo City Mall and access cruises, entertainment centres and a lot more by putting up here.

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Staycation deals under $180

If you increase your budget by a few dollars, the following options open for you:

  • Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden InnImage courtesy of Hilton Garden InnThis glass-and-concrete building features elegant rooms, polished amenities, and relaxing outdoors—just enough for anyone to come and unwind from a stressful life. Located conveniently in Singapore’s Little India district, Hilton Garden Inn offers everything that suits your staycation needs and bank account.

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    • The Sultan

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      With colonial architecture, airy living rooms, cosy suites and state-of-the-art facilities, The Sultan is the hotel that you should check-in to explore Kampong Glam and seek respite from Singapore’s uber urban life. Don’t miss out the skylights if you happen to get an upgraded quarter here.

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  • Hotel G

    Hotel G
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    Incorporating a snug design and modern amenities in every room, this hotel provides a fantastic space for a convenient staycation around Singapore’s must-visit places. Located on Middle Road, Hotel G allows access to the National Museum and a plethora of attractions in the vicinity of Bugis Village, Kampong Glam and City Hall.

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NEW HOTELS 

If low prices or discounts is a nice-to-have factor but not essential, you can check out the latest staycation hotels that have come up in the city in 2018:

    • Andaz Singapore – A Concept by Grand Hyatt

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      A concept by Hyatt, Andaz Singapore overlooks the Marina Bay and features ultra chic rooms, rooftop lounges, a gym and an outdoor pool that provides a luxurious experience within the cityscape of Singapore.

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    • The Great Madras

      The Great Madras
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      Situated in Singapore’s Little India district, The Great Madras is a lively setting with minimalistic females-only, mixed-gender and private rooms with Wi-Fi, TV and other modern amenities. The hotel provides easy access to Jalan Besar Mrt and Singapore Art Museum.

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    • Yotel Singapore

      Yotel Singapore Staycation Ideas
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      Set in a high-rise building, Yotel Singapore is located on Orchard Road, just a few kilometres from Singapore Botanical Gardens. Featuring trendy restaurants, welcoming rooms and futuristic design, the hotel sets a space-age atmosphere that guests can’t get enough of. The biggest highlight- a robot wakes you up to breakfast!

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  • Sofitel City Centre

    Yotel Singapore
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    Set amidst towering buildings in the Central Business district of Singapore, the Sofitel City Centre is an upscale hotel located close to Tanjong Pagar MRT station and Chinatown. With city views, lavish rooms, contemporary facilities and a French-inspired restaurant, the hotel has been stealing the hearts of several Singaporean staycationers these days.

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  • Courtyard by Marriott

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    Located on Irrawaddy Road (near Novena MRT station), this chic hotel provides access to both MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Courtyard by Marriott also offers city views from the restaurant and has a rooftop infinity pool—all of which add beautifully to its aesthetics and sophistication.

  • Ann Siang House

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    Image courtesy of Ann Siang House 

    Situated on the bustling Ann Siang Road, the Ann Siang House is a restored heritage property that’s conveniently located close to Telok Ayer, Merlion Park, affluent markets and many local attractions. The vibrant rooms with en-suite bathrooms, minibars and coffee-making facilities provide a comfy space to relax- making it a paradise for contemporary staycationers.

    Early Bird discount is available – reserve your room directly with the hotel 21 days in advance & receive up to 25% off.

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RECOMMENDED UNIQUE HOTELS FOR COUPLES

The list, however, does not end here. Singapore treasures many other hotels that are incredibly beautiful staycationing gems for couples. If you and your better half wish to explore the uniqueness of Singapore’s hospitality, you should also consider the following options:

    • Naumi Hotel Singapore

      Naumi Hotel Singapore Staycation Ideas
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      The Naumi Hotel Singapore beckons honeymooners and couples to seek recluse in one of the seventy-three lavish rooms. Set in Singapore’s Central Business district, the hotel provides easy access to entertainment centres, art and dining places and shopping malls. The luxury and comfort along with innovative facilities make the hotel countable amongst the award-winning ones in the city.

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    • The Warehouse Hotel Singapore

      the-warehouse-hotel Singapore Staycation Ideas
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      The Warehouse Hotel Singapore is a boutique hotel that believes in old-school hospitality with a heritage touch. The hotel provides a romantic setting for couples to wine and dine and take their connection beyond physical intimacy. The hotel is eco-certified and features minibars and a rooftop infinity pool, all of which live and breathe its sophistication.

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    • The Scarlet Singapore

      The Scarlet Singapore
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      Extravagant and theatrical, The Scarlet Singapore exudes charm and eclecticism through its eight lavish rooms. Situated on Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, you and your partner can visit the bars and restaurants to get an idea of Singapore’s lively nightlife. This is a hotel that you should check-in if opulence, splendour and luxury are what you are looking for.
      Discount alert! Reserve your stay on The Scarlet Singapore’s official site and enjoy the best rates! Get SGD15 off their official rates and packages when you book direct. Input promo code “SCARLET15” for discount to apply.

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    • Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
      Singapore staycation at Hotel Indigo
      Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Singapore KatongThe Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong will whisk you and your better half away back in time through its beautiful mix of tradition, modishness and Peranakan cultural hues. From cartoon murals to vibrant upholstery, royal rooms to exotic infinity rooftop pool, every element of this hotel emanates an unavoidably strong vibe of class and aristocracy. Located on East Coast Road, its immersive yet quirky staycation experience is what will draw you like a magnet to this place.

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  • Lloyd’s Inn

    Singapore Staycation - Lloyd's Inn
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    This home-like abode never fails to attract staycationing couples. Located on Orchard Road, Lloyd’s Inn is the place you and your partner should go if you wish to wallow in some natural beauty. Featuring a dipping pool and garden deck along with eight different types of rooms, the hotel provides a soul-connecting setting to enjoy cocktails and gaze at the starry sky with your better half.

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Staycationing with family or your loved ones can be fun and exciting when you are in the right place. Location, facilities, safety and budget are a few factors that you have to consider while planning a staycationing trip. Hope our tips here is useful! Share your comment below with us! 

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