Given how Singapore residents are the only guests in town, hotels will have to court the local dollar more than ever- and that means some potentially fantastic staycation deals.
More than 200 hotels have already been approved for staycations, and in we can expect to see many more options added in due course. In this post, I’ll be compiling a list of Singapore hotels offering staycations, staycation deals, as well as the overall experience you can expect.
This post will be updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it on your browser. For more staycation resources, refer to The Milelion’s Staycation Portal.
Which Singapore hotels offer staycations?
Not all hotels are accepting staycation guests at the moment. Properties need to apply for STB approval before they can take staycation bookings, much less offer deals.
The STB maintains a dedicated page for staycation-approved hotels, which can be accessed below.
Here’s a map showing the various locations of approved staycation hotels:
What Singapore staycation deals are available?
Staycation packages tend to offer additional perks beyond regular bookings, such as free breakfast, room upgrades, early check-in/late check-out, and F&B credit.
In the table below I’ve compiled a list of staycation deals from various hotel websites. Do note that not every hotel below has been approved to take staycation guests at the moment. If you see a rate that interests you, contact the hotel. They’ll be more than pleased to let you know when they can accept your booking.
|Summary of Staycation Deals
(Last Update: 25-Oct)
|🔑 UG= Room Upgrade | BF= Breakfast | ECI/LCO= Early Check-In /Late Check-Out | F&B= Food and Beverage discount/credit | PK= Free Parking | OTH= Other Perks | Hotels in green have been approved for staycations|
|Book By||Stay By||UG||BF||ECI/
|Hotel NuVe||$94||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔|
|Hotel Soloha||$127||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20|
||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔|
|Ramada Singapore||$127||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||$20
|Hotel Mono||$144||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20|
|YOTEL Orchard||$165||28 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||$20|
|M Social||$176||?||30 Jun 21||✔||✔||24-hour stay|
|Mandarin Orchard||$186||29 Dec 20||29 Dec 20||✔|
|Lloyd’s Inn||$187||?||30 Nov 20||✔||✔|
|$188||25 Dec 20||25 Dec 20||✔||$88||✔|
|Marriott Tang Plaza||$198||30 Jun 21||30 Jun 21||✔||✔||30% off||✔||$30 TANGS Voucher|
|Royal Plaza on Scotts||$198
||31 Dec 20||30 Jun 21||✔||$50|
|Orchard Rendezvous hotel||$200||?||31 Mar 21||✔||✔||✔|
|Park Avenue Changi||$201||30 Jan 21||28 Feb 21||✔|
|Crowne Plaza Changi Airport||$205||1 Nov 21||31 Mar 21||✔|
|Hotel Bencoolen HK Street||$205||23 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔|
|Park Avenue Rochester||$211||30 Jan 21||28 Feb 21||✔|
|Village Hotel Sentosa||$235
||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||✔||20% off||✔||Sentosa
|One Farrer Hotel||$250||31 Oct 20||28 Feb 21||✔|
||30 Jun 21||30 Jun 21||✔||✔|
(use code CLUBSTAY)
|Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore||$256||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||30% off||Welcome cocktails|
|York Hotel||$259||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||$50||Couple’s
|PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering||$263||31 Dec 20||28 Feb 21||✔||✔||✔||30%||✔||20% off Spa|
||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||$50||Cocktails|
|InterContinental Bugis||$280||?||30 Nov 20||✔||✔||✔||$100||25% off F&B|
|$294||?||?||✔||✔||20% off|| $50 spa credit/set dinner
|Shangri-La Singapore||$300||?||30 Jun 21||✔||✔||✔|
|Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa||$312||?||30 Jun 21||✔||Extra Bed|
|Pan Pacific Singapore||$318
||31 Dec 21||31 Dec 21
|Hotel Michael /Equarius Hotel||$328||31 Oct 20||31 Oct 20||✔||$50||✔||$30 RWS credit
SEA Aqu. tickets
|$339||22 Dec 20||22 Dec 20||✔||✔||Set meal|
|Carlton Hotel||$351||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔||Set meal|
||24 Oct 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔||25% off||Set meal|
|Le Meridien Sentosa||$353||30 Oct 20||30 Oct 20||✔||✔|
|Fairmont Singapore||$359||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔||$100||✔||$50 return
||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||$80||✔|
|Warehouse Hotel||$385||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔||$50||Cocktails|
||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||Set lunch and dinner|
|$399||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||Club room|
|Marina Bay Sands||$399||25 Oct 20||23 Dec 20||✔||✔||✔||$50 Sands
10-15% off spa
|Capitol Kempinski||$405||29 Dec 20||30 Jun 21||✔||✔||20% off||✔|
|St Regis Singapore||$430||29 Dec 20||29 Dec 20||✔||✔|
|W Sentosa Cove||$470
||29 Nov 20||30 Nov 20||✔||$100||✔|
|Fullerton Bay Hotel||$566
||30 Dec 20||30 Dec 20||✔||✔||$80||✔||Tea set
20% off spa
|Ritz Carlton Millennia
|$647||19 Jun 21||21 Jun 21||✔||Club room|
|The Barracks Hotel||$720||31 Dec 20||31 Dec 20||✔||✔||20% off||✔||Afternoon tea
|Capella Hotel||$734||17 Dec 20||17 Dec 20||✔||✔||$100||✔|
Some of these offers may only be applicable to Singapore residents, and others may not earn hotel points or elite status credit. If this is important to you, be sure to check with the hotel before booking.
Do not assume that staycation rates are the best deals available. You’ll definitely want to compare the cost to a la carte pricing on sites like Agoda or Expedia, and work out whether the additional freebies justify the total cost.
A given hotel may have more than one staycation deal available- I’ve listed the cheapest one I can find. Do send me any other deals you come across, and I’ll get them added here.
You may also be wondering if it’s worth it to redeem your hotel points for staycations. The answer is generally no, but some exceptions may apply, as I lay out in this article.
Here are my picks of the deals from each price segment
- Best Luxury Hotel Staycation Deals
- Best Upscale Hotel Staycation Deals
- Best Mid-Tier Hotel Staycation Deals
- Best Economy Hotel Staycation Deals
What will the staycation experience be like?
Very different from before, that’s for sure. There’ll be a heavy emphasis on social distancing, cleaning regimes and health screenings.
On an overall level, staycation hotels need to demonstrate their ability to meet the following:
- Density requirements
- Reduce face-to-face mingling among guests, employees, and between staff and guests
- Disperse crowds and prevent bunching
- Mandatory implementation of SafeEntry and encouraging the use of the TraceTogether app
- Implementing rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regimes, particularly for high-touch elements
What this means, in practice, is that guests can expect:
|👋 Arrival & check-in|
|🏊 Recreational Facilities|
|👦 Kids Club|
For more information on what this might mean for your stay, be sure to check out my full article below.
I’ve already had the opportunity to review some hotels under the new Phase 2 regime. Check out these reviews below:
- Andaz Singapore
- Hilton Singapore
- Hotel 81 Tristar
- Hotel Soloha
- Mandarin Orchard Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands
- The Capitol Kempinski
- The Fullerton Hotel
- The Raffles Hotel
- W Sentosa Cove
- YOTELAIR Changi Airport
What credit card should I use to pay for staycations?
The best card to use for staycations depends on whether you’re paying online (prepaid booking), or at the counter.
Here’s the cards you can consider using:
|DBS Woman’s World Card
|4 mpd||Online||Cap S$2K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Card*
|Cap S$1K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire*
|Cap S$3K per c. month|
|3 mpd||Online||Cap S$5K per c. month|
|UOB Pref. Plat Visa
|4 mpd||At hotel||Cap S$1.1K per c. month, must use mobile payments|
|UOB Visa Signature
|4 mpd||At hotel||Min S$1K Max $2K per s. month, must use contactless|
||Online/ At hotel||Max S$1K per c. month. If paid at hotel, must use contactless|
|*Must choose travel as quarterly bonus category
*C month= Calendar Month, S month= Statement Month
So long as the de facto travel ban on Singapore residents remains, staycations are the only escape we’re going to have. It’s not quite the same as kicking back with some Krug and an inflight movie, but let’s be thankful for small mercies.
We’re definitely going to see additional deals as more and more hotels get approved to take staycation guests. I’ll be adding them as they come in, but feel free to flag any additional ones in the comments below.