We know it’s been a long time having to look at those walls at home and the same view out the window. Who’s looking forward to finding out the best staycations hotels in Singapore? You can stay a night or two (with or without the kids), hang out in the fab rooms and order room service. Enjoy the pool, the view and maybe explore parts of the island that are nearby. Here is our list of some of the best hotels for a staycation in Singapore – as they say, “a change is as good as a holiday”!
To feel some of those much-desired travel vibes, check into one of Singapore’s stellar hotels for a quick weekend getaway – no passport required!
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
For a tropical paradise without the plane trip, book a stay at W Singapore. The resort features 240 sea- and marina-facing guest rooms, including four WOW Suites and an Extreme WOW Suite. All come with custom-made furnishings and signature goodies like the W bed – a luxurious ensemble with feather-top mattress and goose-down comforter – plus super-advanced in-room entertainment systems. If you can drag yourself away from all of that, there’s an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Need to recharge? Visit the AWAY Spa and take advantage of the sauna, steam room, vitality pool and Vichy shower. When you get hungry, savour some prime cuts grilled to perfection on an open parrilla at SKIRT.
Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore
Looking for a quick getaway with that special someone? The Suite Life is a one night experience that begins with a special limousine or electric car pick-up from your location along with Prosecco and strawberries delivered to your suite on arrival. The staycation includes all the trimmings – from a relaxing 60-minute couples’ massage at the award-winning St Gregory Spa to exclusive access to the club lounge where you can indulge in breakfast with free-flow sparkling wine, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. There’s a dedicated wellness floor in the hotel, with an infinity pool with city views. Oh, and you’ll also have a table reserved at Lime, the open-kitchen restaurant and bar, for a lavish buffet dinner for two!
The St. Regis Singapore
Planning a staycay with the family? Embark on The St. Regis Singapore’s Connecting The Experience package, which features a choice of connecting rooms complete with a breakfast of champions, and St. Regis’s signature butler service. You can choose from the luxurious Caroline Astor Suite with a connecting Grand Deluxe King Room or the Executive Deluxe King Room with a connecting Lady Astor Room with a pair of double beds. For an extra special treat, unwind at the award-winning Remède Spa or dine at Brasserie Les Saveurs – the hotel’s signature restaurant. The St. Regis is located at the crossroads of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road, giving you ample opportunity to explore some of the city’s big highlights.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
This brand new wellness-focused urban resort opened its doors late last year and is set in a lush green golf-course precinct in the eastern part of Singapore. Aside from easy access to the two championship courses at Laguna National Golf Resort Club, the resort offers a wellness centre with activities like yoga, meditation and massages, along with a trio of swimming pools and a gym. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down for a meal at the Greenhouse – this all-day dining venue highlights dishes from Asia to the Mediterranean. If you prefer to dine alfresco, The Tee Deck bar and grill serves up Thai street-food classics along with healthy light bites.
Housed along a row of heritage shophouses in buzzy Tanjong Pagar, Duxton Reserve is an elegant mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements. Designed by famed British designer Anouska Hempel, the hotel lobby is beautifully decorated with hues of black, yellow and gold, and features oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper. Each of the comfy guest rooms and suites has a unique layout that follows the contours of the original buildings, with some quirky touches such as the curated mini bar with crystal glassware. Dining at inhouse restaurant Yellow Pot is a pleasure, too – the modern Chinese establishment operates with a “clean eating” philosophy, avoiding MSG, additives and artificial flavourings. Beyond the hotel, the bustling neighbourhood is among Singapore’s best for dining and nightlife.
Naumi Hotel Singapore
Pack your bags for a city-centre staycay at Naumi Hotel Singapore. Make the most of this urban oasis in the heart of the city with the Designer Lifestyle Sojourn package. Starting from $488, it’s a luxury experience that begins with Prosecco and strawberries delivered to your room on arrival. You’ll also enjoy breakfast and bubbly at Florian, the hotel’s signature Venetian restaurant. After a day of R&R, you can enjoy sunset mocktails between 6pm and 7pm, including the services of – wait for it – an Instagram butler! The package includes exclusive access to the rooftop infinity pool and bar with its sweeping skyline views.
The Vagabond Club
This boutique hotel is well worth checking out for its gorgeous design, and the location is a big bonus, too – it’s located between the bustling heritage districts of Little India and Kampong Glam, ripe for exploring. Decorated in Parisian-chic, with elegant dark wood furniture and one-of-a-kind artwork, no two rooms at The Vagabond Club are the same. You’ll sleep blissfully, too; the hotel’s beds come with comfy Egyptian cotton sheets, plush goose-down pillows and comforters. Those who love a beverage will want to spend time sampling some of the thousand or more different labels at The Whiskey Library.
This notable five-star is one of Singapore’s standard-setting luxury hotels. Hidden in the lushness of Orange Grove Road, you’ll hardly believe it’s located just a short walk from Orchard Road. Pick your choice of rooms from the scenic Tower Wing, the peaceful Valley Wing or the Garden Wing that’s set within the hotel’s landscaped gardens. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy luxury furnishings and amenities – to the point where you may not even want to leave our room. You should, though, whether it’s to experience luxurious spa treatments at Chi, or swim a few languid laps in the large pool. Another highlight is the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Line, which showcases global cuisines and fresh seafood.
This article first appeared in the October 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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