Here’s the first 5 hotels approved for staycation guests

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The STB has approved its first set of staycation hotels, and 4 out of 5 are on...Sentosa?

Since 3 July, hotels have been applying for approval to accept staycation guests once more. The STB stated that approvals would take “up to 14 days”, but it seems they’re moving in double quick time, because the first batch of five hotels has already been announced

🎉 Update: Another 13 hotels have been approved, bringing the total list to 18. Check out the latest staycation additions here

What hotels are approved for staycations?

lyf Funan
lyf Funan Singapore

The following five hotels have been approved to take staycation guests, effective immediately:

I have to say, this list is somewhat unexpected. 4 of the 5 properties are on Sentosa, and lyf is less hotel and more serviced apartment. Perhaps the STB site assessors just happened to be in Sentosa that day?

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For the latest list, be sure to refer to the STB’s official page of hotels approved for staycations

See the list of hotels approved for staycations here

What deals are on offer?

Here’s the current deals available for each of these properties. I think some of them were surprised by how fast they were approved- the Crockfords Tower website still says that they’re closed until further notice.

We should probably give them a bit of time to get their deals up and running, but in the meantime, here’s what’s available:

HotelRateRemarksIncludes
lyf Funan SingaporeS$108++Book and stay by 31 Dec 20

7 a.m check-in
3 p.m check-out

W Singapore Sentosa CoveS$350++Book and stay by 31 Dec 20Breakfast for 2
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & SpaS$388++Book and stay by 31 Dec 20Breakfast for 2
Set dinner
1 hour massage
One15 Marina Club10% off with the code DIRECT10N/AN/A

The SHA maintains and compiles a list of staycation deals, which you can refer to below. 

Check out staycation deals here

What will the staycation experience be like?

Expect automated check-in and a lot of contactless interactions during your staycation

The STB has published an extensive list of regulations that hotels must comply with before they can accept staycation guests. I’ve covered the details here, but you can expect things like

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  • Staggered check-in/out timings
  • Capacity constraints on pool and gym usage
  • Contactless delivery of room service and other amenities
  • Modified club lounge happy hours
  • No breakfast buffets

Get ready for Phase 2 staycations: What to expect from Singapore hotels

It won’t be the same as it was before, but on the plus side, you can expect fewer crowds and an almost religious devotion to cleanliness. 

Conclusion

These five hotels are bound to be the first of many, so bookmark this page and watch the list grow. 

I’ll be putting together a consolidated list of staycation deals and analysis once we’ve reached a critical mass, so be on the lookout for that too. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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