Looking for hotel ideas for your next Singapore staycation? While there's no shortage of places to choose from, for a hotel to make for a great staycation it needs to have the right amenities and location to complete your getaway. Here are our favourite hotels ideas for a staycation in Singapore along with our suggested itineraries to make the most of your stay.
Oasia Hotel Downtown - Conquer Tanjong Pagar
Newly opened on 18 April 2016, stay at this urban hotel and be rewarded with an excellent room rate. Highlights of Oasia Hotel Downtown include its open air 14th floor reception area, top floor pool and ground floor restaurant Marmalade Pantry. The hotel's bar will be opening at the end of April.
Suggested staycation itinerary: Spend your afternoon contemplating the world while looking over Singapore city views from the hotel's pool or open air reception. After taking a few city and pool photos, it's time to explore everything the vibrant Tanjong Pagar area has to offer. With so many hip coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and bars within walking distance, you'll have no shortage of places to visit. Finish your stay off with eggs benny and a latte in the morning at Marmalade Pantry located on the ground floor of the hotel.
Mercure Singapore Bugis - Shop and Eat
This isn't your average Mercure hotel, Mercure Singapore Bugis incorporates some serious style. The lobby is a welcoming place to relax either in the lounge or at the BARtistry@One22 bar. Compact modern rooms ensure you can stay minutes from Bugis+ shopping mall and Bugis MRT station while still getting a room at a great price. Rooms can start around S$150 a night.
Suggested Staycation Itinerary: Book a loft room to get two storey high city views through floor to ceiling windows and a cool space to show off to friends. When it's time to relax head to the infinity lap pool for photo ops and pods to relax in. You can spend your day explore all of the corners of Bugis and dining on the areas treats while saving the night to enjoy the hotels' excellent restaurant Sauces by Daniel. Highlights here Braised Lamb Shank, Oven-baked Spring Chicken, Herbs-infused Wagyu Beef and Molten Lava Cake for dessert. After dinner, head downstairs to the lobby bar BARtistry@One22 bar for a night cap.
Hotel Vagabond - Fun and Funky
This boutique hotel is full of brass trees, gold animals and plenty of spunk. The decently priced, compact rooms are beautifully decorated with floral covered walls and quirky pictures. Room rates start around S$250.
Suggested Staycation Itinerary: For a small hotel, there's plenty to keep you entertained. To start with, the hotel's restaurant Hot Buns & Thunder Balls for East-meets-West burgers, dessert and cocktails.
After dinner head to Bar Vagabond where on certain nights you can mingle with the artist in residence over cocktails. While there's not much in the direct vicinity of Hotel Vagabond, only a couple blocks away is The Refinery and The Tiramisu Hero for food options for the following day.
The Club - Eat, Drink, Repeat
With only 20 rooms but 4 drinking and dining options, you could have a staycation in the middle of Club Street and not have a reason to leave the hotel. Room rates start around $250.
Suggested Staycation Itinerary: Check in at lunch on a Friday and start with a prix fixe weekday lunch at The Disgruntled Chef. The choices include Beef Carpaccio and Crispy Duck Confit with 2 courses starting at $38++. Kick off your Friday night at Mr & Mrs. Maxwell's with their evening $6++ specials starting at 5pm. The selection of food and drink specials includes sliders, truffle fries, wine and beer. After your light snacks, head to the rooftop bar and restaurant, Tiger's Milk. This Peruvian eatery serves a selection of unique Peruvian dishes including Causa which are like mashed potato cakes and a selection of meat skewers including the must try Wagyu Beef Rib fingers. Don't miss out on one of their Pisco cocktails.
After dinner, head to the basement of The Club to B28. Here you'll find over 200 Scottish single malts, a rum portfolio of over 30 rums and a variety of cocktails from the prohibition era. If you're up to it, you have the rest of Club Street to explore.
Sofitel So Singapore - French Food, Flair and More
A designer hotel that beautifully blends French and Singapore style with touches of Karl Lagerfeld's designs. Located right in Singapore's CBD, the famous Lau Pa Sat Hawker centre is almost next door and the trendy restaurants on Club Street are only an 8 minute walk away. Room rates start around S$250.
Suggested Staycation Itineray: Start your weekend staycation by checking in early on Friday so you can start your getaway with Sofitel So's Cheese Buffet. After indulging in some of France's finest cheese, head to the rooftop bar Hi-So for more nibbles and a few cocktails while taking in Singapore's skyline.
On Saturday morning, if breakfast isn't included with your room, Antoinette on the ground floor of the hotel has you covered. It's the perfect opportunity to try their much raved about salted egg croissants. If you time your staycation perfectly, you can spend your Saturday at a Hi-So rooftop pool party. Check their Facebook page for upcoming dates.
For an easy Saturday night, head next door to Lau Pa Sat for freshly grilled satay and seafood under the stars. After dinner head back to your room and make your own designer cocktail with the provided cocktail ingredients and drink recipe painted on the mini bar area door.
On Sunday before checking out, enjoy lunch at Sofitel So Singapore's restaurant Xperience for their 1 to 3 course set lunch. Starting at $28++ for 1 course, enjoy creative dishes prepared by the hotel's highly skilled chef from a menu that changes weekly.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore - Swim, Shop and Savour
A no fuss, mid range hotel that is right in the centre of Orchard road. So connected with the shopping district, you can take an elevator straight down to the mall or MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) station below. Rooms range from compact to spacious while the hotel concept has been paired back to leave only the necessities saving guests money. Don't miss the rooftop pool which offers great city views and the perfect spot to spend sunny afternoons. Room rates start around S$200.
Suggested Staycation Itinerary: Stay at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway and enjoy a staycation full of food, drinks and shopping. Start by checking in on Friday and spend the evening at Lounge Jen where ladies enjoy free-flowing sparkling, wine and cider for S$25++ and men enjoy free-flowing house draught beer and wine for S$35++ between 6-9pm.
The next morning, save room for brunch and head to Makan@Jen between 12:30 to 3pm. At brunch you can indulge in seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi, dim sum and live stations serving noodles, rojak and satay for S$42++. Top up an extra S$25 for free-flowing house wine and local beer. See their latest offering here. Now with your tummy full, you are free to spend the rest of your time at the rooftop pool and shopping Orchard Road.
All room prices are estimates based on weekday rates in May 2016.
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