The best staycations in Singapore for every budget
Singaporeans are spoilt for choice when it comes to staycations. The little red dot is replete with chic hotels, from the budget and boutique options to the luxurious. Here are our best picks.
Pictured: Hotel Mono, The Warehouse Hotel and Lloyd's Inn
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Best budget hotel staycations (under $100 a night)
Harbour Ville Hotel
A true gem for a budget-friendly hotel staycation, Harbour Ville Hotel is the perfect lodging choice for a rejuvenating break. The 100-room property features cosy rooms with essentials including a television, mini-fridge, hairdryers and coffee/tea-making facilities.
With VivoCity just across the road, there is no shortage of food and entertainment options in the area. And if you feel like a change of scenery, just head to Sentosa, which is a 5-minute monorail ride away.
Address: 512 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 099448
Rates: From $98/night
For the budget-savvy, a staycation in Hotel NuVE is in order. Located in Bugis, the hotel is flanked by local dining options with many opening till the wee hours of the morning and a stone's throw from the hipster hood of Haji Lane where you can find quirky boutiques and cafes like Working Title or Symmetry. Although its rooms are on the smaller side, they don’t skip out on amenities such as a rain shower, in-room safe, flat-screen TV and even power banks, which are available upon request.
Address: 9 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199141
Rates: From $85/night
Housed in a quaint shophouse, Hotel Kai, with its purple windows and bright neon lights, injects a fresh aesthetic to the Civic District area. If you want to mix your staycation with some touristy activities, drop your bags and follow the Civic District Art Trail for a tour of the Old Supreme Court and the National Museum of Singapore.
If you can't function without breakfast, you'll be happy to know that the budget hotel offers complimentary breakfast, and a local one to boot, from Killiney Kopitiam. Choose from mee siam, fried bee hoon or toast and wash it down with a cup of teh or kopi. Shiok!
Address: 14 Purvis Street, Singapore 188593
Rates: From $99/night
Best mid-range hotel staycations ($100 – $200 a night)
While you’ll be instantly drawn to the charming shophouse building, it’s really the monochromatic palette of Hotel Mono that’s the star of the show. This architectural gem is fitted with Rococo-era windows and is a welcome reprieve from the bustle of Chinatown. Rooms are designed for the minimalist in mind, sticking close to clean lines and neutral colours. You can look forward to a tranquil space when you check in here. A single room starts at $108 and a deluxe double goes at $140 per night.
Address: 18 Mosque Street, Singapore 059498
Rates: From $108/night
Lloyd’s Inn is loved for its for its urban sanctuary vibe and refreshingly clean architecture and here, guests can look forward to cosy sunbeds on the garden deck and a dipping pool at its landscaped gardens. Even though it is just a 7-minute walk from Somerset MRT station, you will feel like you are in a resort outside the city.
Its Sky Rooms are spacious enough for a sweet couples getaway or if you prefer a private deck with an outdoor dining area, book the Patio Room instead.
Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Rates: From $170/night
M Social Singapore
A veteran in the boutique hotel scene, M Social is no stranger to locals. If not for anything else, its modern, loft-style studio rooms will surely provide plenty of Instagram-worthy moments.
Be sure to meet AURA and AUSCA, the hotel’s room service and chef robots. Need towels or bottled water? AURA will deliver it. For breakfast, let AUSCA know how you want your eggs - sunny-side-up or omelette. So don’t be surprised if AURA glides into a lift after you. You’ve been warned!
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Rates: From $170/night
Best luxury hotel staycations (more than $200 a night)
Quincy Hotel ticks plenty of boxes for a luxurious staycation. A one-night stay package includes all-day light refreshments, in-room mini-bar, buffet breakfast and evening cocktails. And when you need a break from all that eating and drinking, nua your time away at their rooftop infinity pool or sauna and steam rooms.
Address: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517
Rates: From $275/night
The Warehouse Hotel
Set in a restored spice warehouse, The Warehouse Hotel's stylised industrial design reflects its storied past. Pinwheels and dangling light bulbs adorn the lobby's high ceilings, while the rooms sport a more sleek and contemporary look. Be sure to try their nostalgia-tinged cocktails at the hotel bar. We like the Singapore Sazerac - concocted from raisin bourbon, pandan bitters, rye, cognac and absinthe.
Address: Robertson Quay, 320 Havelock Road, Singapore 169628
Rates: From $325/night
With warm wood accents, floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to panoramic city views and cute yellow folding doors, Andaz Singapore doesn’t disappoint for a quaint and charming option for your much-needed staycation. After all, Andaz means ‘personal style’ in Hindi, so it’s no surprise that the hotel knows how to make a statement.
We recommend that you start and end your stay with a visit to Mr Stork - the hotel’s much-talked-about romantic rooftop bar. Apart from a thrilling sky-high view, the bar boasts teepee hut-style day beds that are perfect for star-gazing and cocktail sipping.
Address: 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354