Staycations in Singapore


11 Staycations That Will Take You Out Of The City Without Ever Leaving SingaporeStaycations in Singapore
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Many of us count on an overseas trip to restore our sanity from endless work days and routine. With the recent travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, lots of flights have been cancelled and holiday plans disrupted.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones to have befallen this fate, you can still satisfy your wanderlust here in Singapore. Check out these 11 staycations in Singapore that will make you feel like you’ve travelled out of the country while you’re right here on our sunny island. 

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1. RWS TreeTop Lofts – for a South Africa treehouse experience


RWS TreeTop Lofts Hotel
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Resorts World Sentosa

Forget about the shoddy treehouse that Tarzan lived in, this loft hideaway is where the king of the jungle belongs. Nestled among lush foliage, 12M above the ground, you’ll enjoy maximum privacy and peace – especially since there are only 2 lofts around. 

RWS TreeTop Lofts Hotelbedroom
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Enjoy breakfast out on the outdoor terrace before enjoying a day of activities in Sentosa before retreating to your king bed overlooking views of Mount Faber and Sentosa. 

Besides the stunning views, you’ll also get personal butler service, laundry and dry cleaning as well as in-room dining, at any hour of the day. Plus, buggy services are available on call and you’ll get a private entrance to Adventure Cove Waterpark. 

Address: Resorts World Sentosa – Treetop Loft, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Telephone: 6577 8899
Rates: Email them for rates.
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2. Six Senses Duxton – for a taste of 19th Century Shanghai


Six Senses Duxton opium room
Opium Room
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What was once a row of heritage shophouses is now an elegant hotel adorned with gold fans, calligraphy wallpaper, and oriental decor. Like a scene out of an old Shanghai movie, you’ll feel like royalty once you step foot in the property.  

Six Senses Duxton TCM
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You’ll also get to take part in a range of special experiences during your staycation. Learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the resident Chinese physician, enjoy a traditional tea demo to learn about different tea leaves and how to brew them, and take part in complimentary outdoor yoga sessions. 

Address: 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540
Telephone: 6914 1428
Rates: From $256 per night
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3. Lloyd’s Inn – for peaceful Bali vibes


Lloyd’s Inn Staycation
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The rooms at Lloyd’s Inn have a striking resemblance to the villas you can find in Bali – bright, and airy with outdoor spaces to let nature in, you may not see any rice fields around but it will definitely feel like there are. Let the tranquil surroundings take away any stress you may have before taking a 5-minute walk to Orchard Road for some retail therapy. 

Lloyd’s Inn
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The Patio Room offers a private deck with an outdoor dining area, as well as an indoor and outdoor bathtub. If you can manage to peel yourself away from your comfy room, head up to the roof terrace during sunset to enjoy some cocktails and small bites.  

Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Telephone: 6737 7309
Rates: From $170 per night
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4. The Vagabond Club – for unwinding in a lush European lounge


The Vagabond Club

Housed in a 1950s Art Deco building, it’s all about the va va voom here. The decor is loud and fun – think giant brass rhino and a golden tree reaching that reaches the ceiling. In fact, there’s so much art in the hotel that you can even request for a complimentary art tour during your staycation.

The Vagabond Club Staycation

The rooms are Parisian-inspired so you can expect plush fabrics and dark woods, along with more art peppered throughout the room. 

For a great place to unwind, the Whiskey Library has over 1000 whiskeys for you to try as well as a whole range of events like jazz performances, intimate theatre sessions, book readings, artist evenings, and even independent film premieres.

Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
Telephone: 6291 6677
Rates: From $211 per night
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5. The Great Madras – for a taste of the Grand Budapest Hotel IRL


The Great Madras Staycation
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Those who have watched The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson would probably notice the similarities between the one in the film and this hotel on Madras Street. Decked out in quirky, retro fittings and neon lights, it’s no wonder that this hotel is popular on social media.

The Great Madras
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Backpackers can choose to stay in their hostel-type rooms – no bunk beds here y’all, just plush king beds, and couples can opt for the Great Suite that’s complete with a circle bath for you to soak in.

Other amenities include an old-school barber, a tropical laundromat and a pool with a hidden message within its tiles to discover during your staycation.

Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
Telephone: 6914 1515
Rates: From $92.46 per night
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6. RWS Ocean Suites – for a night among the fishes in a Dubai-style underwater room


RWS Ocean Suites
Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

You don’t have to travel all the way to Dubai to experience a night with marine life. For an underwater view of S.E.A. Aquarium, RWS has an Ocean Suite that has a bedroom with a giant glass panel that looks into the aquarium on the lower level as well as an upper level with a living area, outdoor patio and jacuzzi. 

Guests can also make use of the personal butler and buggy service that can ferry you to the nearby S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

Address: Resorts World Sentosa – Ocean Suites, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Telephone: 6577 8899
Rates: Email them for rates.
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7. SO Sofitel Singapore – for living it up like a Parisian


SO Sofitel Singapore StaycationImage credit: So Sofitel Singapore

Judging from the above image, nobody would be able to guess that the building is in Singapore, let alone it being used previously as a telecomms building.

SO Sofitel Singapore
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So Sofitel Singapore

The suites resemble elegant apartments out of Paris with marble bathrooms and light boxes inspired by the glass domes of Europe. Apple technology is used to control the room’s fixtures and the mix of whimsical French touches also add on to your staycation experience. 

Address: 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
Telephone: 6701 6800
Rates: From $253 per night
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8. YotelAir Singapore Changi Airport – for a taste of first-class flying


YotelAir Singapore Changi Airport
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Even if your travel plans are foiled, YotelAir has cabins that are better than the real deal. Inspired by luxury aircraft designs, the futuristic look is coupled with amenities like a rain shower, an adjustable smart bed which turns from a couch to a double bed, and yobots that deliver things like toiletries to your room. 

You don’t even need a layover to stay here and you’ll have 4 terminals and Jewel at your feet waiting to be explored. 

Address: Jewel Changi, 78 Airport Boulevard, #04-280, Singapore 819666
Telephone: 6407 7888
Rates: From $126.15 per night
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9. Capella Singapore – for a Phuket-esque private villa experience


Capella Singapore Staycation
Two-bedroom villa
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While Capella has a range of rooms and suites for you to choose from, the ones that will take your breath away are their villas and manors. Perfect for staycations in Singapore with big groups, the former can accommodate up to 4 adults while the latter can host up to 6 adults and 1 child. 

Capella Singapore
Capella Manor
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Fitted with a private plunge pool, an outdoor rain shower, touch panels to control lighting, air conditioner and blinds, as well as Aesop toiletries, this is pampering at its best. But the perks don’t end there. Manors also come complete with butler and chef service, as well as a private car and driver at your disposal.  

Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Telephone: 6377 8888
Rates: From $584 per night
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10. Warehouse Hotel – for a trendy, industrial atmosphere à la Melbourne


Warehouse Hotel Staycation

Once a warehouse that housed an illegal distillery and had underground societies that dealt with the selling of opium, the property has certainly seen colourful days. 

Now, the hotel is brightly-lit and its towering ceiling gives the place a lofty vibe while still sticking to its roots with industrial-like furnishings. 

Warehouse Hotel
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To experience the different eras of the property, the lobby bar has a craft cocktail programme that will transport you back in time. 

Address: 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
Telephone: 6828 0000
Rates: From $260 per night
Website


11. MET A Space Pod – for an outer space adventure


MET A Space Pod
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Live out your astronaut dreams here at MET A Space Pod, Singapore’s first space-themed hostel. Choose to stay at their Chinatown or Arab street outlets to soak in the culture of the area, or stay at the one at Boat Quay to be a part of the buzzing nightlife.

MET A Space Pod

Forget about the cramped hostel pods you’re used to seeing, the ones here are spacious and you can choose from single or double beds. Each pod also comes with a TV loaded with movies, a foldable table to do work on, and technology that allows you to control the temperature and lights. 

There’s also a 24-hour lounge which hosts nightly movie screenings and has a bunch of board games for you to bond over with newly-made friends during your staycation.

Chinatown
Address: 46B Smith Street, Singapore 058956
Telephone: 6909 0173

Boat Quay
Address: 51A Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Telephone: 6635 2694

Arab Street
Address: 56 Arab Street, Singapore 199753
Telephone: 6909 7547
Rates: From $18.70 per night
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Staycations in Singapore


Instead of planning a short weekend trip overseas, treat yourself to mini staycations in Singapore at any one of these amazing properties. Catch up on your reading as you soak in the sun by the poolside or get out there and rediscover fun things to do on our sunny island!

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