Trip.com has launched what I think are some very good staycation deals for various Singapore hotels.
There are a total of 19 properties to choose from, with prices starting from S$153 nett. Hotels run the gamut from budget (Hotel G) to luxury (Conrad Centennial, Shangri-La).
Most vouchers are valid until 30 June 2021, although there are a handful (Orchard Hotel, Park Hotel, Four Points and M Hotel) which are valid till 31 March 2021.
What’s nice about this sale is that unused vouchers can be cancelled for free, provided you haven’t applied the voucher towards a booking- once you have, you won’t be able to get a refund. This means that if the hotel subsequently launches a better deal, you have some kind of hedge.
For more information on how to use and refund vouchers, read this link.
Trip.com’s staycation deals
The following vouchers are now available for purchase:
|Green = Have received STB approval for staycations | ☑ = Recommended deal|
|Hotel G |
•2 p.m check-out
|☑ YOTEL Singapore |
•3 p.m check-out
|JEN Singapore |
|S$162||•50% off breakfast|
•3 p.m check-out
|M Social |
•24 hour stay
|☑ Ascott Orchard |
|S$176||•2 p.m check-out|
|☑ M Hotel |
•24 hour stay
|Carlton City |
|Village Hotel |
|S$206||•3 p.m check-out|
|☑ InterContinental |
|Outpost Hotel |
|S$229||•3 p.m check-out|
|Four Points |
|Hotel Indigo |
•Club Lounge access
•2 city bus tour tickets
| ☑ The Capitol |
|Park Hotel |
|•3 p.m check-out|
•20% F&B discount
|☑ Shangri-La |
•S$25 F&B credit
•4 p.m check-out
•S$30 F&B credit
• 12 p.m check-in or 2 p.m check-out
|☑ Conrad Centennial |
Which deals are worth it?
Not all staycation deals are good ones. With more and more hotels opening up for staycation guests, there are many permutations of offers out there, and some might see you paying over the odds.
Based on what I’ve been able to find, the following vouchers appear to offer the best value.
Rates on the Ascott Orchard’s official site range from S$230-280 nett, which includes breakfast.
However, if you’re just looking for the lowest rate and want to settle breakfast elsewhere, then you could save quite a bit by booking through Trip.com for S$176 nett.
M Hotel Singapore
The M Hotel Singapore is offering a “We Clean/We Care/We Welcome” package that has breakfast, complimentary upgrade and a 24-hour stay for S$254 nett.
Trip.com’s package doesn’t have a free upgrade, but still includes breakfast and costs just S$182 nett.
This could be one of my favourites- Trip.com’s package includes a room with club lounge access, where you’ll enjoy a daily champagne breakfast, and cocktails during evening happy hours.
A club room at the PARKROYAL Pickering usually costs upwards of S$480 nett, so Trip.com’s rate of S$253 nett is a relative bargain.
The cheapest staycation package on Shangri-La’s official site starts at S$406 nett with S$50 F&B credit and breakfast.
It’s much cheaper to buy a Trip.com package at S$306 nett, with breakfast, a 4 p.m check-out and a S$25 F&B credit thrown in.
The lowest rate on YOTEL’s official site is $184 nett, which includes breakfast.
You’d do much better by booking on Trip.com for S$159 nett– with breakfast, a room upgrade, and a set meal included.
What card should you use to buy Trip.com vouchers?
Trip.com vouchers will count as online travel transactions, so you can use the following cards for the most miles.
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4 mpd||Cap S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire||4 mpd||Cap S$3K per c. month*|
|UOB Lady’s Card||4 mpd||Cap S$1K per c. month*|
|DBS Altitude||3 mpd||Cap S$5K per c. month|
|UOB KrisFlyer Credit Card||3 mpd||With min. S$500 on SIA-Group in a year|
|S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month|
*Must declare travel as quarterly 10X category
If you’ve been meaning to book a staycation but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, there’s some very decent deals to be found here. The fact that you can cancel your stay (assuming you haven’t used the voucher) could also be attractive for those who have FOMO.
For a round up of more staycation deals, do refer to the link above.