It’s only been a few days since the last update on hotels approved for staycations, but the STB has been working overtime to process applications, and we’re now up to 62 staycation-approved hotels.
While the first few batches of approved hotels were almost exclusively upscale or luxury properties, we’re now starting to see a lot more budget options added, including one dozen in the Geylang/Joo Chiat area. Hey, if a room is all you need, at least you know it’ll be cleaner than ever before.
For a comprehensive list of staycation tips, deals and reviews, be sure to check out The Milelion’s Staycation Portal. I’ll be adding additional resources and reviews in the days to come.
Which hotels are approved for staycations?
The following 62 hotels are now approved to take staycation guests:
- Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa (New)
- Amoy Hotel
- Ascott Orchard Singapore
- Ascott Raffles Place (New)
- Beach Villas
- Capella Hotel, Singapore
- Changi Cove
- Classique Hotel (New)
- Crockfords Tower
- Darlene Hotel (Geylang) (New)
- Equarius Hotel
- Fairmont Singapore
- five/6 Hotel Splendour (New)
- Goodwood Park Hotel (New)
- Grand Hyatt Singapore
- Hotel 81 Dickson (New)
- Hotel 81 Joy (New)
- Hotel 81 Sakura (New)
- Hotel 81 Star (New)
- Hotel 81 Tristar (New)
- Hotel Bencoolen (New)
- Hotel Michael
- Hotel NuVe
- Hotel Royal (New)
- Hotel Soloha (New)
- Hotel YAN
- JH Hotel (New)
- K Hotel (New)
- Kim Tian Hotel (New)
- lyf Funan Singapore
- M Social Hotel Singapore
- Malacca Hotel (New)
- Mandarin Orchard Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands Singapore
- Min Wah Hotel (New)
- Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
- Oasia Hotel Downtown
- ONE15 Marina Club
- One Farrer Hotel (New)
- Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road
- PARKROYAL On Beach Road
- Raffles Hotel Singapore
- Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park (New)
- Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
- Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
- Sofitel Singapore City Centre (New)
- Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
- The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
- The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
- The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
- The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
- The Quay Hotel
- The St. Regis Singapore
- The Warehouse Hotel
- Value Hotel Nice (New)
- Value Hotel Thomson (New)
- Venue Hotel (New)
- Village Hotel Bugis
- W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel
- YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport (New)
- Yotel Singapore Orchard Road (New)
The majority of the new additions are in the value segment, with a few exceptions like the Amara Sanctuary Resort and Goodwood Park Hotel. This means there’s now a solid selection of options to suit every budget, and indeed, I’ll be drilling down into the best deals for each segment in the days to come.
Here’s a map showing the geographical spread of staycation-approved hotels.
For the latest list, refer to the STB’s official page of hotels approved for staycations
What staycation deals are on offer?
I’ve compiled a comprehensive article detailing the various staycation deals available, a list which gets updated daily as more packages come in.
In general, you’ll get much better value by paying for staycations with cash than redeeming hotel points, although exceptions apply (e.g a program with fixed value redemptions like Accor Live Limitless).
What will the staycation experience be like?
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:
- Staggered check-in/out timings (the Mandarin Orchard is assigning guests an arrival time slot between 2 to 5 p.m)
- Capacity constraints on pool and gym usage (MBS is asking guests to pre-book time slots for the famous infinity pool)
- Contactless delivery of room service and other amenities (YOTEL’s made a staycation package around its robots)
- Modified club lounge happy hours (the Shangri-La has closed its club lounge and is serving complimentary snacks at the Champagne Bar instead)
- No breakfast buffets (W Sentosa [and many more I’m sure] is doing an a la carte menu served buffet style)
Hotel rooms will be limited to a maximum of five concurrent guests, with extensive cleaning between stays and more single-use items.
I recently completed a stay at the W Sentosa Cove, and in my review I’ve highlight some of the things that were done differently.
Singapore has more than 400 hotels, so we’re roughly 15% of the way there. Don’t expect all hotels to open up for staycations at the moment; some of them are accommodating guests on SHNs, which makes it difficult to take outside guests as well (but not impossible- the Fairmont and MBS are housing SHN and staycation guests in different towers).
As always, if you spot any good staycation deals be sure to ping them over to me and I’ll take a look.