Singapore’s Best Staycations

With international travel still out of reach, the next best thing is to recreate holiday vibes on the island. Here are our top stay-cay picks, that will make you feel like you’re on vacation (minus the passport, COVID test and quarantine!)

The Barracks Hotel Sentosa

The Barracks Hotel, Sentosa
Housed in a conserved colonial building, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is an exclusive heritage hideaway. Stay in one of 40 luxurious suites and premier rooms and enjoy VIP treatment and lush grounds. From rooms with direct access to an exclusive pool, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails, plus a guided Barracks heritage tour, it’s hard not to be charmed by this lovely hotel.

Stay: Sea Breeze and Champagne Staycation Package
Stay in a Premier Room and sweeten it with an afternoon tea session at the hotel’s exclusive lounge, The Living Room. Indulge in a decadent three-tier set for two, featuring local delights and sweet and savoury treats, coupled with free-flow bubbly and a unique tea experience where you can create your own blend from a range of ingredients. The 24-hour stay also includes breakfast, access to The Living Room with all-day refreshments and evening cocktails & canapés from 6–8pm, one-way limousine transfer, and F&B discounts. Book and stay from now until 31 December 2020. $978 per night. stayfareast.com/en/deals/sea-breeze-champagne-staycation
Optional add-on: Take a three-hour private breakfast sail with Ximula, with complimentary picnic basket to enjoy onboard, while sailing around the southern islands.

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Soak up world-class marina facilities and the nautical club vibes of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. The club boasts an infinity pool, fitness centre, members’ lounge, modern spa, restaurants and bars, alongside 26 tastefully appointed rooms with spectacular views. Plus, you’re a stone’s throw from the family-friendly attractions of Sentosa.

Stay: From $388++ enjoy a Family Getaway, which includes two hours of bicycle rental, $20 worth of arcade tokens, breakfast, extra rollaway bed, board games rental, and children’s fun kit. Looking for chill time with your sweetheart? Take the Romantic Escapade package from $688++, which includes two hours of aromatic massage for two at Spa Rael, breakfast, a complimentary bottle of wine and honeymoon set-up. Both deals are valid until 15 Sept 2020. A Foodie Escapade package from $433++ includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and charcuterie platter and a four-course dinner for two at LATTITUDE Bistro. Deal valid from 1–31 Oct.
To book go to one15marina.com/offers-category/accommodation, email frontdesk.sc@one15marina.com or call 6305 6988.

The Warehouse Hotel

The Warehouse, Robertson Quay
The Warehouse Hotel was built in 1895 as part of the Straits of Malacca trade route. Back then, the area was a hotbed of secret societies, underground activity, and liquor distilleries. Today, The Warehouse Hotel has been meticulously restored as a modern 37-room boutique hotel, focusing on luxury, heritage and local culture.

Stay: With industrial chic design and stunning views of the Singapore River, The Warehouse offers a refined city escape. Dine at Po, a modern Singaporean concept presenting an array of local classics and elevated Singaporean staples. The sleek Lobby Bar offers locally inspired cocktails, Asian craft beers, spirits, and fine wines. There’s also a relaxing rooftop pool, overlooking the water and Quay area. Rooms start from around S$300-350 a night. To book go to thewarehousehotel.com

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Treat yourself to an unforgettable Fullerton experience in the heart of Singapore. This magnificent landmark hotel is a grand neoclassical treasure, built in 1928. Gazetted in December 2015 as a National Monument, it was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the prestigious Singapore Club. Today, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has been transformed into a stunning 400-room heritage hotel with all the five-star trimmings.

Stay: The hotel is offering Staycation Vouchers “Buy Now, Use When the Time is Right” which guests can purchase now and use up to 12 months later. The Luxury of Time voucher package S$380++ allows early check in at 11am, breakfast, an extra child’s bed, and S$150 dining credit, which can be used at dining outlets, like Jade’s for weekend dim sum or The Courtyard for delectable afternoon tea. There are other long-range staycation offers available, which include Straits Club privileges, four-course dining, or a relaxing retreat at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore across the road. Check the website to purchase eVouchers online.
fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore/offers/vouchers

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Set amongst the historic shophouses, cool cafes and skyscrapers of Tanjong Pagar, Sofitel Singapore City Centre blends French art de vivre and local sophistication. Stylish interiors are inspired by the formal gardens of France and the rich flora of Singapore.

Stay: The Hotel Experience Exclusive Package allows guests to take their pick between a complimentary high tea or tapas platter and cocktails for two. Late check-out until 4pm means you can sleep in, enjoy the hotel and explore the vibrant neighbourhood, with its restaurants and bars, hawker centres, historic places of worship, and quirky boutiques. Breakfast for two and a $40 F&B credit per night is included. Prices start from $348++ (Luxury Room, King/Twin) and the package is available any day of the week until 30 December 2020.
Call 6428 5000, email HA152@sofitel.com or book through sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com/offers/the-hotel-experience-exclusive-package

What’s changed?
Gone are the buffet breakfasts and crowded lobbies. Expect some changes during your staycation, including…
Contactless, cashless check ins and express check outs. Some hotels will allow for digital collection of ID and authorisation, to avoid physical exchanges of IDs and credit cards upon check-in.
Increased disinfection practices. Cleaning and disinfection have been stepped up, with a focus on sanitising high touch areas. Guest rooms are thoroughly disinfected after cleaning.
Redesigned dining. Expect a la carte dining, socially distanced seating, and digital menus.
All hotels need to be certified SG Clean – this is a rigorous seven-point certification to ensure excellent hygiene practices.