Fancy a stress-free break with your loved one which does not involve flight delays, long car journeys or a bumpy boat ride? With just over 400 hotels to choose from in the little red dot, a staycation is a great way to escape for some rest, relaxation and a good sprinkling of romance!
Knowing it is a hard decision to pick where to stay, we have compiled a list for you of the coolest staycations in Singapore. To cater for all levels of budget and seduction, we have three categories to choose from. So, whether it is a modest night away, something a little flashier or burning that credit card, here are some great options to get the sexy back!
For a touch of nature only a stone’s throw away from the great shops and eateries along Orchard Road, check out this little gem. Complete with dipping pool, roof terrace and eight different types of rooms with wifi, it will be your bolt hole in the orchard precinct. Shop, party, spa and eat nearby and then collapse together in this funky retreat. There is not a restaurant here but with so many places to dine nearby, you can check out the latest chic dining options in the area. Also, with a restriction for only over 21 year olds, you won’t be stepping over any little darlings during your stay! With rooms priced around $160++ per night it is great option for a central staycation.
If you prefer shophouse style accommodation, then the stylish, modern Porcelain hotel with its oriental elegance is a great choice. Steeped in history, this 138-room Chinatown guest house even has a spa and two gardens for you to relax. And with rooms from $100++ a night for a basic queen and $200++ for its themed suite or jacuzzi suite, you will be spending more on lavishing your partner with love than burning a hole in your pocket!
Fancy dinner and then a short stumble to bed? Then this is perfect. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the fabulous, hipster restaurant and then climb the stairs to one of their four soundproofed rooms for an undisturbed night. This is situated in a converted shop house in the gentrified area of Joo Chiat. Each room is a stylish space with freestanding bathtubs, with one enjoying its own private terrace. From $79++ a night, this is a quirky and fun place to stay.
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If being in the thick of the city is not your perfect location, then get back to nature in these gorgeous villas and immerse yourself in their tranquillity. The villas are designed after black and white colonial houses and because there are only a limited number of them, you will not be disturbed by other guests. Grab a bike, take a farm tour, have a dip in the pool, play some tennis or check out the putting green, if you want to be active. Then enjoy a sumptuous meal
at the French bistro with fine, fresh ingredients. This is a picturesque sanctuary that will make you feel a million miles away from the craziness of the urban city.
Villas are from $280++ a night and includes access to all the facilities, a 10% voucher for the bistro and a wellness breakfast for two.
Ok, camping does not instantly conjure up seduction but when you are staying in a world class bell tent fitted with the trimmings of a luxury hotel, things suddenly start to hot up! With premium linens, down feather pillows, soft rugs, floor cushions, fairy lights and Samsung wireless speakers, it is a million miles from a wet sleeping bag and hard floor. Order the ‘Romantic Fleur’ package which includes a themed picnic set for two, rose petals, flower arrangements, cut glass crystal glasses and tea cups and additional fairy lights and, hey presto, suddenly a magical night is achieved! Stays start at $200++ per night, so why not enjoy a fabulous evening under the stars with mother nature providing the backdrop to love.
This converted warehouse, built in 1895, is set right on the river at Robertson Quay. Once part of the Straits of Malacca trade route, now is one of the coolest boutique hotels in town! With rooms boasting Bang and Olufsen bluetooth speakers, custom mattresses, 100% eco-certified Ashley & Co bath amenities and a full stocked mini bar you won’t want to leave! If you do, you can relax by the hotel’s infinity pool; or check out the bar that serves uber cool cocktails made by their very competent bartenders. Also, being right on the river you can enjoy one of the many funky restaurants and bars all within stumbling distance. Rooms are from $250++ per night.
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This decadent little gem oozes style and romance. Designed with sumptuous furnishings and rich textures and complete with chandeliers, freestanding bathtubs and luxury linens, this hotel is sure to turn the heat up for lovers. With its most expensive suite named Passion, this hotel was built for a sexy night away. Positioned on club street, it is in the heart of the fun too. Room prices do vary, but for that special occasion try the ‘Scarlet Fling’ package which includes limo pick-up, a bottle of bubbles, a night in a decadent suite and your choice of a naughty or nice tease for additional fun! This package is from $568++ a night. There are cheaper room options available.
You can’t have a staycation list and not include Sentosa and what better than a hotel that states that it is ‘the most Bali-esque hotel in Singapore’! So why not transport yourself to Bali without the travel? The Sofitel is a tranquil escape amongst lush greenery and topical serenity of the island. Luxuriate in the expansive spa complete with mud baths and float pool with a waterfall. Enjoy movie screenings by the pool on a Friday and Saturday day whilst sampling tapas, eating popcorn and cooling down with some soft drinks. There are gorgeous tropical gardens complete with peacocks and the beach if you prefer to feel the sand between your toes. If you want to be active there is also complimentary bike usage and tennis courts and all the entertainment of Resorts World on your doorstep. You can also enjoy the cool vibe of Tanjong Beach club which is nearby. With rooms including little luxuries such as fluffy carpets, coffee pods and Lanvin toiletries, let the wonders of Bali come to you! Their private villas come with a private pool and Hermes amenities. Prices are from $328++ a night for a standard room.
Also on Sentosa, this boutique hotel is a fabulous place for discerning lovebirds wanting a luxury haven. Stay in a one-bedroom villa and pop the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door. With your own private plunge pool, living room, alfresco dining area (with retractable canopy) and outdoor stonebath, there is no reason to leave your gorgeous love nest at all! Prices are from $800 a night for a one-bedroom villa.
This blog is contributed by Peta Delahunty. Originally from the UK, she has lived in Singapore for the past 9 years with her family. She is a self-confessed word nerd and when not writing and being a mum, loves exploring Singapore's fabulous food scene and enjoying its vibrant attractions.