My 9 Favourite Singapore Hotels For A Staycation

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On one hand, Singapore has a small land size so there’s a limited number of things we can do, but on the other, we Singaporeans have plenty to do in this tiny island. How lucky are we?

It may be difficult to vacation out of Singapore with our extremely tight study/ work schedules, but it’s nice to get a “holiday” feel while staying in Singapore. Having a staycation is the way!

We have a great number of hotels to choose from to spend our weekend staycation. Some even have staycation packages – I know! Staycation is really becoming a thing in Singapore, and more and more hotels are embracing it.

Many of us like to use staycation as a way to treat ourselves, our partners or friends, to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or simply to be pampered.

I’ve been to a few staycations in Singapore myself in 2017 (find the whole list here), so I sometimes get asked,

“What’s the best hotel for a staycation with friends?” or “Where should I stay to celebrate my anniversary?”

As you scroll down the list below, you’ll realise that while some are extravagant, others are quirky and unique.

Whether it’s for a short weekend rest with your family or a nice weekend in town with your partner, I’ve compiled a list of some of my recommended staycation spots in Singapore based on the hotels I’ve stayed in.

Travel tip: Book your hotel staycation well in advance on peak periods as some boutique hotels fill up really fast.

Disclaimer: The prices of rooms per night for two that I’ve listed below act as a reference point and are calculated based on off peak periods. You can change the dates manually by clicking on the links to get the exact amount for your travel period. 🙂

Read: Singapore Unique Luxury Hotels For Under $300

Singapore Hotel Staycation Guide

1. Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan, Singapore

A boutique-style hotel situated in Bugis, it offers intimate rooms that are limited in size. It’s at a prime location for all your favourite food stops and bargain shopping.

Read the full review here.

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Location: 33 Jalan Sultan, Rochor, Singapore

Prices from USD123.57 on Agoda, USD137.75 on Booking.com and USD112.91 on HotelsCombined

2. Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, Singapore

If you’re a foodie, you’ve got to try their buffet. There are seasonal buffets offered by Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, but surely, their Seafood Buffet will complete your life.

Rooms are spacious, and it’s located right in the heart of the Orchard shopping district. Their full-length windows sure give you a good view of the city!

Read the full review here.

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Location: 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858

Prices from USD229 on Agoda, USD229.50 on Booking.com and USD213 on HotelsCombined

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3. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is EXPANSIVE.

The grandiose and uniquely-shaped building aside, this is one hotel that I can get lost in. From an extended wing for the spa to an extra dining area for VIP guests to dine in, it never fails to impress. There are two swimming pools, countless of dining options, a spectacular ballroom, impressive gym, a kickass bathtub to indulge in and more.

Read the full review here.

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The best takeaway from having a staycation at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach has got to be the panoramic city views to die for.

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Location: 30 Beach Road, Access via Nicoll Highway, Singapore 189763

Prices from USD367.20 on Agoda, USD368.30 on Booking.comand USD271.26 on HotelsCombined

4. Mercure Singapore Bugis

Tucked in the Bugis district, you’d come for Mercure Singapore Bugis if you like staying in Loft-style rooms. There isn’t otherwise much room for you to do anything in the room, but give their infinity pool a go.

Read the full review here.

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Location: 122 Middle Rd, Singapore 188973

Prices from USD147 on Agoda, USD147.70 on Booking.com and USD147.70 on HotelsCombined

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5. Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore

FAVOURITE HOTEL OF THE YEAR, both in terms of aesthetic and service!

You can find unique furniture decor at every turn. Come on, just look at the unique red, dome-shaped exterior? The building is built in a way that it channels plenty of natural light and cool air, and the architecture is closely connected to nature.

You can expect to come out of the staycation experience feeling zen. Don’t miss out on their free weekend yoga session!

Read the full review here.

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Location: 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333

Prices from USD213 on Agoda, USD214.40 on Booking.com and USD208.77 on HotelsCombined

6. Oasia Hotel Novena, Singapore

The older of the two properties, Oasia Hotel Novena also uses recycled materials as part of their construction, in their bid to stay close to nature.

This hotel is perfect for bleisure travellers, travellers on a business + leisure trip to Singapore, thanks to the convenient location. There is an underground linkway that leads directly up to the hotel from Novena MRT station.

Read the full review here.

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Location: 8 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307470

Prices from USD181 on Agoda, USD180.10 on Booking.com and USD164 on HotelsCombined

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7. PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

The exterior design is profound. There is nowhere within this area that can compare to the size, shape and design of this building. If you’re around the Chinatown/ Outram vicinity, you won’t miss this hotel for sure.

Built upon nature elements, you’ll find plants that decorate the interior of the hotel, and even in your room. Wood elements are also used to create the effect that you’re completely surrounded by nature.

The only drawback I felt was how commercialized this hotel is, to the point where I had to wait hours to check in. The aesthetics is otherwise mesmerizing.

Read the full review here.

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Location: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

Prices from USD266.85 on Agoda, USD267 on Booking.com and USD267.70 on HotelsCombined

8. Quincy Hotel, Singapore

While it is located right in the heart of Orchard, it takes some walking to get to Quincy Hotel.

Catch their movie nights by the pool, and have fun in the glass-panelled infinity pool. Their dining section is combined with the reception and limited in food choices, but don’t miss out on their complimentary evening drinks and snacks.

Oh, I particularly liked their refreshing, fizzy welcome drink too!

Read the full review here.

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Location: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Newton, Singapore

Prices from USD203 on Agoda, USD203 on Booking.com and USD201.11 on HotelsCombined

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9. Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

A classic hotel in Clarke Quay, it’s great for families and business travellers. The pool is equipped with slides and a bar, so feel free to chill out to a view of the Singapore River and Clarke Quay district.

They serve quite a smorgasbord of food at their Market Cafe too, and are most known for their durian treat. I dare you to try it!

Read the full review here.

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Location: 20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281

Prices from USD229 on Agoda, USD198 on Booking.com and USD197 on HotelsCombined

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Prices are accurate as of 2 Jan 2018.

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2 Replies to “My 9 Favourite Singapore Hotels For A Staycation”

  1. I totally love this list! I’m going to spend my VDay at one of these hotels, I guess Swissotel Merchant Court 🙂 brings me good memories!

  2. I love Staycations. They are so much fun! I love your list of hotel. They are always beautiful.

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