Singapore has long been in the second phase of its safe recovery and the Covid-19 situation seems to be improving, but residents are still not advised to jet off to other countries.
Sadly, the only travelling we do now is from our houses to the hawker centre for a bowl of Chendol.
But what if I told you there was a way to enjoy a vacation away from home right here in Singapore?
I am indeed.
Pack your bags, kiss your bed goodbye, and grab your family because here are 10 awesome staycations you could have at a discounted price!
If you’re like me, parting with money is more painful than going to the dentist. So, the idea of a staycation in Singapore, where hotels and resorts are notoriously expensive, might put you off.
But there are actually a few reasonably-priced options available, ones that certainly haven’t compromised on swankiness.
Porcelain Hotel by JL Asia ($88)
The first on the list is Porcelain Hotel by JL Asia, a 3-star hotel in Chinatown.
According to Agoda, the hotel is currently offering an 80% discount on its rooms, so staycationers only need to fork out $88 for a standard room which includes a queen bed and a rather glossy bathroom.
The hotel has also been SG Clean Certified, which means that there are precautionary measures in place, including temperature screening, increased frequency of disinfecting the common areas and guest rooms and documenting and recording all preventive measures.
It has a rating of 7.3 on Agoda.
Hotel Soloha @ Chinatown ($99)
Another budget option to consider is the newly-opened Hotel Soloha @ Chinatown, which is situated along Teck Lim Road.
The hotel is reportedly in high demand and has a high rating of 8.7 on Agoda.
A standard room without a window costs $99, while a deluxe room, which is slightly larger and comes with a window, costs $121.
They also have a bar, which is an essential part of any holiday.
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road ($121)
They may not have the most creative name, but YOTEL Singapore is certainly popular with tourists and staycationers alike.
The hotel, which has been praised for its exceptional cleanliness and excellent service, will only set you back $121 while giving you a little taste of luxury.
I mean, who doesn’t want to take a poop while staring at the sunset?
If you’re willing to shell out an additional 20 bucks, you could get an amazing view of the city right from your bed too.
Not to mention the gorgeous looking outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel has a rating of 8.8 on Agoda and was voted as one of the top choices for travellers in Singapore in 2018.
M Social Singapore ($144)
Next up is a hotel that gives you so much in return for so little – M Social Singapore.
With a 65% discount, residents can enjoy a slightly more lavish stay for $144 a night.
Their popular Alcove Room comes with a beautiful street view, and if you’re willing to pay a little more, you could get a cozy little garden of your own outside your room.
The hotel has a rating of 8.3 on Agoda and is reportedly in high demand.
Want cozier beds and sleeker looking rooms with a splash of opulence? Well, if you’re willing to spend some of that cash you saved during the bubble tea stores’ closures, here are three hotels you could go for.
Villa Samadhi Singapore ($258)
Tucked away in Labrador Villa Road is a Villa Samadhi Singapore, a 4-star hotel renowned for its spacious rooms and old-timey feel.
A stay at their Crib, which comes with a double bed and nature view, will set you back $258.
The room also comes with a complimentary breakfast, which is reportedly very good.
If you want a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, in a relaxing abode surrounded by lush greenery, this hotel is the one for you.
Villa Samadhi has a rating of 8.6 on Agoda.
Goodwood Park Hotel ($250)
Not many hotels look like 20th century castles, do they? That’s because the Goodwood Park Hotel was was built in 1900 with nods to Victorian architecture. The hotel is located in Orchard, along Scotts Road.
Its spacious deluxe room which comes with a stunning garden view costs $250, which is certainly a reasonable amount considering the good deal of swank you’ll get for your money.
The hotel is also SG Clean Certified, so you can be assured of your safety during your stay.
The hotel currently has a rating of 8.6 on Agoda.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre ($293)
The Sofitel Singapore City Centre is another mid-range choice residents could opt for if they want a lush staycation.
A stay at this palatial guest house would usually set you back nearly $600, but thanks to a 50% discount, residents can stay in their luxury room for just $293.
The luxury room comes with a gorgeous city view, as well as an attached bathtub.
You could also go for a relaxing swim in their unique, oblong swimming pool.
The hotel has a rating of 9.2 on Agoda.
If you’re drowning in cash at the moment and want a room that’ll make you feel like Bill Gates, here are few options you could go for.
RWS Sentosa 2D1N Staycation Package ($328)
If you read our articles regularly, you’d know that Resorts World Sentosa is offering 2D1N Staycation packages that come with two adult tickets to either Universal Studios Singapore (USS) or S.E.A Aquarium for free!
There are four packages for you to choose from, ranging from $328 to $888.
The package includes a stay in a deluxe Room of your choice at either Equarius Hotel or Hotel Michael, and in addition to dining credit and daily breakfasts, most of the packages come with free USS or S.E.A Aquarium tickets.
Their booking period ends in less than two weeks, though, so don’t forget to book your packages soon!
- Booking Period: 17 July 2020 – 8 September 2020
- Stay Period: 17 July 2020 – 16 October 2020
Head here to find out more.
Mandarin Orchard ($304)
This next hotel needs no introduction, does it?
The Mandarin Orchard, an award-winning five-star hotel, was voted as one of the top choices for travellers in Singapore in 2019.
One glance at the name might leave your wallet cowering in fear, but thanks to a 68% discount, a stay at their deluxe King room will only cost $304.
Breakfast for two is included as well, as if you happen to have one kid under 12, he can stay for free!
The hotel currently has a rating of 8.4 on Agoda.
Ritz Carlton ($460)
If you’d like to stay at a hotel that would make you feel like a wealthy James Bond villain, then the Ritz Carlton is the hotel for you.
Gorgeous views, luxurious rooms, and swanky dining halls make the Ritz Carlton the go-to hotel for residents who want to indulge in a little extravagance.
Fortunately, its prices have been slashed by more than 50%, which means you can stay for a night in their Deluxe room for $460.
The room is as swanky as they come, but nothing can beat the view from your bathroom.
The hotel also has a spa, in case you and your partner have been particularly stressed in the last few months.
The Ritz Carlton currently has a rating of 9 on Agoda.
Tourism Industry Severely Hit
As you know, Singapore’s tourism industry has been badly affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
In the first quarter of 2019, tourism expenditure was around $6.5 billion but dropped to $4 billion in the same quarter this year.
So, a staycation wouldn’t just offer a relaxing getaway at a time when travelling abroad isn’t an option. It’d also help out our hotels and resorts, many of which are struggling at the moment.
Why wait until border restrictions are lifted to go for a holiday with the family? Book one of these 10 hotels and nap your troubles away in luxury now!
You can book your hotel stays here.