Best Staycation deals in Singapore

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Mandarin Orchard

Mandarin Orchard

LAST UPDATED: 24 OCTOBER 2020

So you’ve seen Staycation deals almost every day for the past week. But are they really good enough? Given the current situation, a number of hotel experiences like breakfast buffets, executive lounges and swimming pool usage are understandably dumbed-down.

Bias disclaimer

I have shared in the past that I do not really see a point in staycations because of how tiny Singapore is. It’s not like you can take a 2-hours flight to the other side of the country where people speak a different dialect and eat different food.

The other reason was because of how cheap it was to travel to a neighbouring country. With all the border shutdowns right now, I thought that this mindset would change.

But that’s not happening. As much as I miss hotel stays and travelling in general, I just can’t justify spending over $400 nett for a “luxurious” night in a local hotel during a pandemic. Some hotels are getting very creative in charging more than pre-COVID rates while sprinkling rainbow funfetti in the form of complimentary breakfasts, early check-ins, late check-outs, complimentary $55 champagne bottles and F&B credits to justify the “special” packages. Some even went as far as wording it “2D1N stays”. *eye rolls*

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I am:

  1. Reluctant to spend over $300 nett on local hotels

  2. Almost always expecting complimentary breakfast, given the current situation

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The best deals right now

Given the above-mentioned bias, here are the approved local hotels that I would actually consider to celebrate a special occasion. I have done the work for you by only showing nett prices so that you don’t need to have a calculator beside you to add 7% GST and 10% service fee to everything.

Hotel Without Breakfast With Breakfast Free Cancellation? Where to Book? Sample Date
Ramada Singapore $108 nett $145 nett Yes trip.com via Tripadvisor 9 Jan
Capri by Fraser Changi City $113 nett $162 nett No Agoda via Tripadvisor 3 Jan
The Scarlet Singapore $137 nett Yes Agoda via Tripadvisor 9 Jan
Four Points by Sheraton $198 nett (Incl $88 F&B credit) Yes marriott.com 23 Nov
Hilton Singapore $181 nett $206 nett Yes hilton.com 12 Nov
Andaz Singapore $220 nett (Mon-Thu),
$260 nett (Fri-Sun)
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Conclusion

I will be updating the above list whenever a noteworthy deal comes around. In the mean time, decide if watching TV in a nicely decorated hotel room is $300 better than your living room. If you like to enjoy some good food for that special occasion, you can always dine in 5-star hotels at 50% off all year long.

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7 thoughts on “Best Staycation deals in Singapore”

  1. As much as I’m a heavy spender for hotels, even in Singapore, I too believe it’s not appropriate to spend more than $300 for local hotels in a pandemic. The worst thing is local hotels are charging the same expensive rates if not more when they’re a dying breed in this new era.

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    • Mhmm…I guess Singaporeans are keeping the demand high. Hotels in Singapore are not desperate enough as compared to literally everywhere else. Can’t wait to book Kuala Lumpur hotels!

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  2. As someone who doesn’t quite appreciate staycations too, I’ve been waiting for this post with truly curated good deals – it’s like a breath of fresh air compared to the majority of blogs out there that trumpet what hotels have been approved by STB for staycations.

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