Last month, the Mandarin Oriental ran a flash sale on staycation vouchers, with rooms starting from S$328 nett. From 10-24 October 2020, they’re running another flash sale which is slightly more expensive, but potentially better value.
Mandarin Oriental Staycation Sale
From 10-24 October 2020, Mandarin Oriental is selling the following Epicurean Escapade vouchers:
|Deluxe Room||S$352 nett||S$423 nett|
|Ocean View Room||S$359 nett||S$430 nett|
|Marina Bay View Room||S$380 nett||S$458 nett|
|Premier Room||S$430 nett||S$500 nett|
|City Suite||S$472 nett||S$550 nett|
|Ocean Grand Room||S$479 nett||S$557 nett|
|Marina Bay Suite||S$883 nett||S$1,059 nett|
|Premier Suite||S$1,412 nett||S$1,412 nett|
|Oriental Suite||S$2,754 nett||S$2,754 nett|
|Mandarin Suite||S$3,884 nett||S$3,884 nett|
A weekday is defined as stays with arrivals from Sunday to Thursday. A weekend is defined as stays with arrivals on Friday or Saturday. All stays must be used from 11 October to 30 December 2020, and Fans of M.O benefits do not apply.
All rates include:
- 3-course set dinner for two
- 25% off F&B
- 6 p.m guaranteed late check-out
For comparison’s sake, a Deluxe Room under the previous sale cost S$328 nett for weekdays and S$364 nett on weekends. You’re basically topping up S$24/S$58 nett for dinner for 2 on weekdays/weekends. It’s definitely worth it for weekdays, and potentially worth it for weekends.
|Update: Klook is selling the same package on its website, but you can use the WCSTAYCAY code with the DBS Woman’s World Card for a further 15% off (capped at $30), or STAYWITHCITI with any Citibank card for the same discount.|
|🩺 Healthcare Worker?|
|If you’re a healthcare worker, do note that Mandarin Oriental is offering a special rate of S$288++ (S$339 nett) until 30 December. This comes with breakfast, a space-available room upgrade, early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability), and an S$80 F&B credit. Fans of M.O benefits are available with this rate too.|
What are the terms and conditions for these vouchers?
The following terms and conditions apply to all vouchers:
- Prices are for double occupancy, subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
- The above offers are valid for new bookings only and subject to availability.
- The redemption period is from 11 October to 30 December 2020 at Mandarin Oriental, Prior reservations are recommended as blackout dates apply.
- Discounts do not apply to Cherry Garden Weekend Brunch, special Food & Beverage promotions, Teppan-Ya or Morton’s, The Steakhouse.
- Advanced reservations are required. Guest must highlight their purchase order number at the time of reservation. Additional occupant is chargeable as per standard rates.
- Fans of M.O. benefits do not apply with time limited offers.
- Each purchase can only be used once, unutilised items or lost booking confirmations cannot be refunded or carried forward, or be resold or used for any other event, commercial purposes or with other discounts, privileges and/or promotional offers.
- Prepayment will not be refunded for subsequent cancellations or no-shows.
- In case of any disputes, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore reserves the right to final interpretation of the terms & conditions.
What’s the staycation experience at the Mandarin Oriental like right now?
I haven’t seen a whole lot of Mandarin Oriental staycation reports on the Telegram chat yet, but we know that the current breakfast arrangement is an a la carte buffet with unlimited servings, served at Dolce Vita (menu available here).
|🍳 Curious how other hotels are doing Phase 2 breakfast?|
|With buffets out of the question during Phase 2, how are different hotels handling breakfast? Find out in this post.|
The pool and gym will be subject to the usual safe distancing measures (i.e pre-booking is required), and the Oriental Club Lounge is closed until further notice.
What card should I use to buy Mandarin Oriental vouchers?
It looks like Mandarin Oriental processes these bookings in SGD through its own website, so you should be able to use any card that earns a bonus for online spending, or for hotel spending. If you’re feeling nervous, it’s probably best to use the DBS Woman’s World Card.
|DBS Woman’s World Card
|4 mpd||Cap S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Card*
|4 mpd||Cap S$1K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire*
|4 mpd||Cap S$3K per c. month|
||Max S$1K per c. month|
|3 mpd||Cap S$5K per c. month|
|*Must choose travel as quarterly bonus category
^C month= Calendar Month, S month= Statement Month
If you missed out on the previous Mandarin Oriental sale, this one could be a decent deal too. However, do remember these are non-refundable vouchers, so be sure about your dates before you buy.
Anyone done a staycation recently at Mandarin Oriental? What was the experience like?