The urge to book a hotel stay without a passport just to lepak has led us to the term “staycation”, and in case you haven’t heard, “daycations” are now a thing too. Daycations are a great way to get access to hotel facilities and amenities at the fraction of usual prices – perfect for all those who proclaim “I’m not going to pay just to spend half the time sleeping”.
Enter Dayuse: a daycation booking platform where you can book a room at more than 100 hotels in Singapore without having to fork out extra for an overnight stay. Take a dip in the pool, hit up the gym or loan some complimentary board games to enjoy with your friends – just as a regular guest would.
Below are some of the more affordable daycation deals we found from just $50:
HarbourVille Hotel (Hamilton) – From $50 for a half-day stay
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It’s impossible to find a staycation deal you can pay for with a single note ft. Yusof bin Ishak. But a daycation? That’ll fit the bill. The newly-renovated HarbourVille Hotel at Hamilton offers a simple deluxe room from just $50.
While there are no pools or gyms available, you can loan board games such as Monopoly, Jenga, Snakes and Ladders and also Poker cards for free, with movie projectors and Nintendo games at an extra charge.
Rates: From $50 for 8am-12pm
Address: 40 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209210
Telephone: 6291 9130
Book a HarbourVille Hotel Hamilton daycation
Villa Umbrella – From $89 for a half-day stay
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We won’t blame you if you haven’t heard of Villa Umbrella. It’s one of the newest boutique hotels in town, with decently-sized 20-30 sqft rooms and plenty of activities from horse riding to The Karting Arena nearby. Book a room here for a short getaway to the less-explored nook of Turf Club Singapore.
Rates: From $89 for 9AM-1PM
Address: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
Telephone: 6314 4287
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XY Hotel – From $105 for a half-day stay
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With plenty of unique themed rooms in store, XY Hotel Bugis by Asanda Hotels and Resorts won’t disappoint as an offbeat hangout spot. You’ll never want to leave your Cloud Suite, which comes with a skylight through which you can gaze at drifting clouds, alongside a giant tub you and boo can soak in from check-in till check-out.
The boutique hotel is eight minutes from Bugis MRT also has a Movie Room with a built-in projector system for a private “theatre” as well as a small rooftop pool to take a dip in on a hot day.
Standard room: from $105 (8am-12pm)
Movie Suite: from $145 (8am-12pm)
Cloud Suite: from $185 (2pm-6pm)
Address: 11 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199323
Telephone: 6788 1001
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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering – From $188 for a full-day stay
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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering has Lifestyle Rooms you can book for a whole day from 8AM-7PM. Take your time to enjoy all of the rooms’ spacious interior and the hotel’s many facilities, starting from an infinity pool with a view and fitness centre.
The rooms also have comfy study tables for a “workcation”
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Rates: From $188 for 8am-7pm
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Telephone: 6809 8888
Book a PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering daycation
Book a daycation for a short escape this holiday season
From cruise trips to VTL holidays, we’re all looking for something new to spice up our December holidays. Perfect for those with neither the time nor budget, a daycation is great for a low commitment getaway that you can book with your friends, family or SO.
Same-day bookings are available and there are plenty of hotels with open daycation listings for December – so far, at least – so you won’t have to pre-plan days or weeks ahead of time either.
For more December activity ideas:
- New parks and nature spots in 2021
- Private home dining experiences
- Lesser-known bunny cafe in Yishun
- Japan-themed cafes and teahouses
- Things to do in December 2021
Cover image adapted from: @angelrupertparas, Dayuse
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