Sometimes we just need a short break from work. Not a full-out vacation, but somewhere a little away from home but not that far away. A place that doesn’t require expensive plane tickets, planning and too much packing and unpacking.
This is where staycation hotels come in. We don’t leave the comforts of Singapore yet we get to discover new places which we usually do not visit. And in the unlikely event that you get a little homesick, well, home is just a ride away!
1. Amoy Hotel
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Drawing inspiration from the Zhengzhou people who settled in Singapore, this charming little boutique hotel gives you a glimpse of the past with its traditional Chinese-styled rooms. Have some sushi at the Jin Fine Dinning which is within the hotel’s compound before venturing out to explore the vibrant Telok Ayer neighbourhood.
2. Ann Siang House
Address: 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Located close to Chinatown, this quaint little heritage property aims to bring you an experience like no other hotel. There are six different types of rooms to choose from that fit different preferences.
Fitness enthusiasts will love the Active Studio, a room that comes with a stationary bike, medicine ball, yoga mat and dumbbells for a productive weekend staycation. And would-be chefs will enjoy the kitchenette that comes with the Culinary Studio. It has been carefully stocked with Jamie Oliver cooking equipment, Crate and Barrel utensils and all the Italian ingredients you need to whip up a good plate of pasta.
3. Hotel G
Address: 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Hotel G is a fuss-free and simple hotel for those who want a quiet weekend. Funished in chic and vintage décor, the rooms provide a perfect ambience for some quality time with a loved one. Go to the gym for you to hit your daily exercise quota or head on over to the Ginett Wine Bar & Restaurant for a relaxing evening. And in the unlikely event that you get bored, museums and malls are just a stone’s throw away.
4. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
Address: 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
Located in one of Singapore’s busiest neighbourhood in the East, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong pays tribute to the Peranakan culture with its architecture and décor. There is a whole array of rooms with city views to sleep in and when you are well-rested, join the hotel for a morning yoga session or explore Katong with the hotel’s Eat, Play, Stay Katong package.
5. Hotel Jen Tanglin
Address: 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
Tucked away in a little corner of town, Hotel Jen Tanglin offers a cozy and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. There is a menu of six room types to suit your needs, as well as a 24-hour gym and a 30-metre outdoor swimming pool. And just in case you’re in need of some retail therapy, hourly shuttle service to Orchard Road is also conveniently available.
6. The Vagabond Club
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
The ultimate staycation for whiskey-lovers, this hotel features a whiskey library that houses over a thousand bottles of exclusive types of whisky from around the world. The rooms are also beautifully designed with vintage Parisian décor, making it perfect for the ‘gram. The Vagabond Executive Club Suite, especially, will make you feel like a glamorous movie star with the room’s generous King-sized bed with cult Rosewood mattress, plush velvet chairs and a separate living room. Right before you retire for the day, drop by the Vagabond Salon for live performances carefully curated for guests.
7. Lloyd’s Inn
Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Made for the millennials, this minimalistic, very Instagrammable hotel has eight room types for you to choose from. Wake up to greenery in the Reading Room or pick the Big Sky Room for the outdoor bath tub. Have a drink and good conversation at the outdoor pantry or roof terrace, both of which overlook the neighbourhood, before going for a night swim in the pool at the garden.
8. Naumi Hotel
Address: 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396
Naumi Hotel is known for its sleek and stylish rooms. For extra-luxurious treats, pick the Gabrielle & Camellia room or the Eden & Nirwana room. The former room’s design took inspiration from Coco Chanel and comes with a bathtub that is perfect for some quality me-time, while the latter is roomy and generous and is Andy Warhol-inspired with its bright orange sofas and eclectic décor. End your day with a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool that features the Singapore skyline as a backdrop.
9. Studio M Hotel
Address: 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910
For those who love a spacious room, you will definitely want to go for Studio M’s gorgeous modern lofts. Each loft comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and has a spacious work space which will make any last-minute work feel not as bad. There are restaurants, bars and malls in the vicinity for a perfect weekend.
10. The Daulat
Address: 16 Madras Street, Singapore 208413
Loft lovers might also want to look at The Daulat’s Loft Suite for a more traditionally-styled room. There are also options for those who prefer to do away with climbing stairs. Start your day with a swim in the infinity pool that comes equipped with an underwater sound system for a truly luxurious experience.
11. The Great Madras
Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
The Great Madras provides an affordable and comfortable weekend staycation with its understated but quirky rooms. There is an Instagram-worthy pool and once you’re done with your dip, Little India and Bugis aren’t too far away for some well-deserved good food and retail therapy!
12. The Quincy Hotel
Address: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517
Opened in 2009, this 4-star hotel offers a gorgeous city view in their rooms and the rooftop infinity glass pool. The rooms are decked out in stylish décor and come with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktail at The Lobby. For couples, there is also the Qool Weekend package which includes a Lush bath bomb/ bubble bar for a romantic bath treat and a couple art jamming session on Saturdays.
13. The Scarlet
Address: 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333
Voted as Trip Advisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice, The Scarlet comes with a variety of rooms and suites for you to spend your weekend in. Each room type is uniquely designed with opulence and splendour and is definitely instagrammable. There are three restaurants to have your meals at but you can always head out for more options and enjoy the exciting nightlife in the surrounding neighbourhood.
14. The Sultan Hotel
Address: 101 Jalan Sultan, #01-01, Singapore 199002
This boutique hotel stretches across 10 shophouses to bring you rooms that have been individually designed to reflect Singapore’s culture and heritage. Stay in the Puteri Room for an extensive view of Aliwal Street through full-length windows or enjoy a luxurious weekend in the very spacious two-level Sultan Loft and feel like royalty.
15. The Warehouse Hotel
Address: 320 Havelock Road Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
Built along the Singapore River, The Warehouse Hotel offers rooms that are classically designed and come equipped with Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers, Ashley & Co. bath amenities and of course, access to their rooftop infinity pool. The River View Suite and River View Mezzanine will make your weekend special, thanks to an exclusive view of the Singapore River and generous room space. The hotel also has a Lobby Bar which serve locally-inspired concoctions such as Singapore Sazerac, Madame Butterfly and Barbarella.
16. Village Hotel Changi
Address: 1 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508502
Village Hotel Changi is perfect for those who want an escape from the city life. Situated right at the end of East Singapore, this hotel comes with rooms and suites that are surrounded by greenery. It also has an Infinity Pool that overlooks the sea and complimentary shuttle service to the airport.
17. Villa Samadhi
Address: 20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119193
This 20-room boutique hotel takes you to the past with its rustic, black and white colonial architecture. Pick the Crib with a wooden bathtub for Instagram-worthy shots or the Luxe Sarang for some romantic time with your SO in the attached private garden and outdoor plunge pool. There is a ‘Time for Two’ package to make a couple staycation sweeter with a an authentic Thai and Shan dinner at Tamarind Hill, before waking up to breakfast in bed and spending the afternoon having chocolate fondue with strawberries while watching romance movies.
18. W Singapore
Address: 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
For a trip offshore, W Singapore will be the ideal place to have your weekend staycation. Far away from the city and in the midst of greenery, the hotel offers various luxurious rooms for you to choose from. There is a massive pool for everyone in the family to swim in, a spa which features a Vichy shower for some pampering time and a huge gym where you can work off the calories after indulging in the hotel’s restaurants.