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Best Spots for a Luxury Staycation in Singapore

With the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like international travel is going to be off-limits for much of this year. It’s terrible timing because, especially with the way 2020 is shaping up, we could all do with a vacation. However, for those that are reading in Singapore, prospects aren’t quite as gloomy as you think. As the city-state brings its number of cases under control, select local hotels are offering some fantastic packages for those in need of a sweet escape. In short, its the perfect time for a staycation in Singapore.

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With over 400 million visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the best hotels for a staycation in Singapore. Featuring everything from private beaches to onsite dining to butler services, these luxurious resorts are the perfect places for a little socially distant R&R.

Before we continue:

At the time of writing, Singapore had begun preparations to reopen its economy and international borders. That being said, inbound visitors must still self-quarantine for 14 days and be tested for COVID-19 upon entry into the country. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may be required to self-isolate in a government-designated facility. This article is not a list of hotels for this purpose. You can find the latest information on Singapore’s current status and quarantine requirements

1. Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore, best for staycation in Singapore

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The historic Raffles flagship’s self-contained suites have always made a strong case for staying in and ordering room service. Until September 30, though, they’re elevating the experience with a comprehensive weekend promotion. Check-in from 11 a.m. on Friday and cancel your plans through Sunday, because you’re getting two nights for the price of one. The Suite Life offer includes daily breakfast for two at the Tiffin Room, a nostalgic 1892 North Indian restaurant. As a thoughtful extra, you’ll also get SG$100nett credit to spend at the hotel’s restaurants, boutiques, spa, and historic bars — that’s six happy hour cocktails in the courtyard bar, in case you were wondering.

Other fantastic features:

  • Private tours through 133 years of hotel history with Raffles’ resident historian
  • 15% off restaurants, bars, the spa, and boutiques as part of the Suite Life offer
  • Complimentary services provided by your own personal butler

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 554 – USD 3,453
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore

2. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, best for staycation in Singapore

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Housed in a national monument, this extravagant former Post Office provides lavish accommodation for (partially) self-isolating in Singapore. Take advantage of their Love Singapore package before July 31, and you’ll be able to enjoy a number of special privileges, including a complimentary room upgrade, family breakfast for two adults and two under-12s, and a free extra bed for one child. Tempting optional additions include a memorable four-course meal for two (SG$188) or relaxing 60-minute aromatherapy massage at The Fullerton Spa (SG$99). Don’t forget to take full advantage of the gorgeous rooftop infinity pool, with views of the Singapore River.

Other fantastic features:

  • Authentic Cantonese fare and art-deco inspired surrounds at Jade Restaurant
  • Complimentary second night’s stay when you check into a suite
  • Guaranteed view of August 9 fireworks when you purchase the National Day Package

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 348 – USD 1,547
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 49178, Singapore

3. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore, best for staycation

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The Ritz-Carlton Millenia’s views over the financial district and iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel make it a unique venue for a staycation in Singapore. Admire the panorama from the upper-level cocktail lounge, if you like. But we strongly advise opting for a Club-level guest room, such as the Marina Deluxe. You’ll have a portal look out over the sound from your marble bathtub. Additionally, if you book as part of the Treat You package, you’ll get a free third night’s stay, personalized check-in, and check-out, and decadent five daily culinary presentations. Need to sweat out the calories? The fitness center is 24 hours.

Other fantastic features:

  • Gorgeous 25-meter lap pool and three-tiered deck
  • The Day Spa, recognized 2020’s Best Body Spa by Singapore Tatler
  • Michellin Star-garnered fine dining at Summer Pavillion

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 424 – USD 1,530
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, Singapore

4. Capella Singapore

Capella Singapore, best for staycation in Singapore

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Enjoy a secluded staycation in Singapore, by checking into this illustrious island resort, set in 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Capella Singapore began reopening many of its facilities in June, and you can now once again dine-in at its three charismatic onsite restaurants. That means that you can expect to enjoy a refreshing complimentary breakfast spread (in the company of peacocks on Mondays!) if you check in with the Capella Villa Experience package before August 31. This fantastic promotion also entitles you to a free accommodation upgrade with your own private plunge pool if you book the Premier Seaview Room. Other perks include a packed agenda of free resort activities and 20% off dinner at The Knolls and Silk Road-inspired eatery Cassia.

Other fantastic features:

  • Mojitos on the verdant garden terrace at Bob’s Bar, mixed with a specialty rum you won’t find anywhere else in the city
  • Toxin-eliminating treatments at Auriga, Sentosa’s exclusive spa
  • Private rooftop jacuzzis with spectacular sea views, if you check into the Constellation Room

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 480 – USD 9,347
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, Singapore

5. The St. Regis Singapore

The St. Regis Singapore, best for staycation

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A proper staycation in Singapore is all about extravagance, and there’s no shortage of bells and whistles at the rooms and suites of this excessive Downtown Core hotel. In particular, we love the penthouses. Their locations on the upper floors of the building mean you’re guaranteed fantastic views, especially of the Singapore Botanical Gardens. With personal butler service, you’ll be able to keep your movements to the minimum, with 24-hour room service from the hotel’s three excellent restaurants.

Other fantastic features:

  • Michelin Award-winning Japanese fare at Shinji, with exquisite sushi prepared by head chef Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • A discrete spa pool with sound-reducing barriers, dreamy patio art, and in-pool chaises
  • Internationally renowned mani-pedis at Remède Spa

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 305 – USD 1,691
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, Singapore

6. JW Marriott Hotel South Beach

JW Marriott Hotel South Beach, best for staycation

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There’s double the reason for you to consider JW Marriot Hotel South Beach for your staycation in Singapore. Throughout the rest of 2020, this design-forward boutique in the Downtown Core is offering two fantastic deals for staycationers. Locals can enjoy a guaranteed next room upgrade with any reservation through to the last week of the year, including daily buffet breakfasts for two at Beach Road Kitchen. From SG$400 a night, you can also self-pamper with the Rejuvenating Spa Staycation, with a 60-minute massage and unlimited access to the jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and other similarly indulgent spa facilities.

Other fantastic features:

  • Michelin Star Japanese fare by celebrity chef Akira Back at his eponymous onsite restaurant
  • Aquatic decor and mermaid shows every Friday and Saturday at the semi-submerged bar, Fish Pool
  • Sheltered city views and whimsical lounging at the Flow18 infinity pool

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 293 – USD 587
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 30 Beach Road, Access via Nicoll Highway, Singapore 189763, Singapore

7. Conrad Centennial Singapore

Conrad Centennial Singapore, best for staycation

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A comprehensive hotel with great views of the Marina, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at Conrad Centennial Singapore, while you limit your social exposure. Spend a couple of lazy weekend afternoons lazing in the comfort of a cabana up on the rooftop pool deck. Treat yourself to a little in-room dining, and if you’re staying in the Premium King, curl up on your window sofa to memorable views of the financial district. With Premium stays, you’ll also be able to enjoy 20% discounts on all sit-down dining experiences at the hotel—a sweet little extra for your staycation in Singapore.

Other fantastic features:

  • Delectable dim sum and wine pairings at upscale Cantonese restaurant the Golden Peony
  • Unlimited access to two great lounges when you check into an executive room or suite — the scenic Executive Lounge, on the 31st floor, and the Lounge by the Pool
  • Sophisticated pours and live music at the Lobby Lounge

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 300 – USD 2,702
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982, Singapore

8. InterContinental Singapore

InterContinental Singapore, best for staycation

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InterContinental has an unusual distinction among other luxury Singapore hotels, being one of the few luxury hotels in the area where you can hunker down with your pets (Check out some of our favorite pet-friendly hotels elsewhere). Check into the gorgeous colonial-style Heritage Room or Suite, and get a free goody bag for your roommate. You’ll also get to enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast and receive SG$50 in credit to spend on your pupper. If you’re checking in with little animals of a different sort, make use of the Family Staycation promotion, with 50% off interconnecting guest rooms and a goody bag for the kids.

Other fantastic features:

  • Vibrant and creative European fare set around a presentation kitchen, at Ash & Elm
  • Book now and pay later, with no deposit or cancelation fee up to one day before your check-in
  • 1920s-shophouse-inspired decor throughout the glamorous Heritage Wing

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 241 – USD 398
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, Singapore

9. Pan Pacific Singapore

Pan Pacific Singapore, best for staycation

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Pan Pacific’s Weekend Indulgence package starts at a naughty SG$270 per night, making one of Singapore’s more affordable staycation options (see more here). To make that deal even sweeter, the hotel has a handful of complimentary goodies to throw your way: an award-winning breakfast buffet, access to the pool deck and fitness center, and free booking cancellations up to 24 hours before check-in. During your stay, release a little with a traditional Chinese massage at the moodily lit day spa St. Gregory. It’s currently offering a couples’ promotion: 60 minutes of nourishing skin rituals followed by your choice of Balinese massage or aromatherapy.

Other fantastic features:

  • Lulu’s Lounge, a punky all-night hideout with live burlesque shows
  • Craftily mixed libations at Atrium, an upscale evening joint that boasts Asia’s longest bar
  • Harbor views from the Pacific Harbour Studio, which will also grant you access to Pan Pacific’s exclusive members-only lounge

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 236 – USD 630
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 39595, Singapore

10. Parkroyal Collection Pickering

Parkroyal Collection Pickering. staycation in Singapore

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OK, so you can’t go on that eco-adventure to Laos this year. No worries; let Parkroyal bring the eco to you! Arguably Singapore’s most aesthetically impressive buildings, Parkroyal dubs itself the city’s first hotel-in-a-garden thanks to the tropical cornucopia that ascends one side of the building. This year, Parkroyal is really disseminating its green theme with a staycation package for all true leaf lovers. Check-in before December 31 and get a pair of day passes to imPAct@Hong Lim Green Gym as well as discounts on Lime Restaurant’s plant-based menu with the Green Staycation promotion.

Throw yourself directly into the foliage by requesting a Deluxe Room on a garden floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows and wood finishes bring the interiors outside, while an integrating soaking tub right by the window creates the sensation of bathing in an urban jungle.

Other fantastic features:

  • Creative, vibrant cakes and pastries at Lime Patisserie
  • A balcony-hugging infinity pool with charming birdcage-shaped cabanas
  • Dedicated wellness floor offering traditional therapies, facials, and masks

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 223 – USD 561
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 059413, Singapore

11. Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa

Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, best for staycation

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Labeled as the only beachfront resort in the city, you can see why we shortlisted Shangri-la Rasa for a staycation in Singapore. This seafront escape’s 454 spacious guestrooms and suites offer enviable views of South China Sea, while the stretch of sand that fronts it promises sea sports, scenic strolls, and beautiful sunset colors.

Take full advantage of the unique backcountry vistas by checking into the Panorama Suite. With a generous wraparound terrace, it’s ideal for outdoor dining and catching the last rays of the day with a cocktail in hand.

Other fantastic features:

  • 8 Noodles, Shangri-la Rasa’s modish 1960s restaurant specializing in wontons and noodle soup
  • An idyllic onsite spa, the highlight of which is an outdoor massage space set in a Balinese-style pavilion
  • Nestopia, the resort’s action-packed outdoor play area with 17 play sections and 3 giant rope nests to hang out in

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 244 – USD 791
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 101 Siloso Road Sentosa, Singapore 98970, Singapore

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The Bottom Line: Why You Should Consider a Staycation in Singapore

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With the world in flux, it’s likely going to be some time before international travel becomes feasible again. But that’s not the only reason you might want to give some thought to a staycation in Singapore. The tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to consider what lies right on your doorstep, while also traveling responsibly. So long as the local situation remains under control, a staycation is arguably the best way to decompress and recharge away from home. Just don’t forget your facemasks.

Where would you spend your staycation in Singapore? Let us know in the comments below.

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