Mandarin Oriental Singapore has launched a Stay and Dine-in room package that is valid for stays up till 30 September 2021. While “dine-in” is quite literal during the current Phase 2 (HA) conditions, we’ll hopefully see some loosening up of restrictions in the second half of this month.
This package is one of the better deals I’ve seen the at the Mandarin Oriental so far, starting at S$364 nett with breakfast and dinner included. If you’re a member of the free-to-join Fans of M.O. club, you’ll get a further S$65 F&B credit too.
Stay and Dine-in package
The Mandarin Oriental Stay and Dine-in package rate includes the following:
- Breakfast for two
- Choice of in-room dinner for two from Cherry Garden, Dolce Vita, MO BAR, or Morton’s (surcharge of S$75++ per person applies for Morton’s)
- 11 a.m check-in (subject to availability)
- 6 p.m check-out (subject to availability)
Rates start at S$309++ (S$364 nett) for weekdays, and S$359++ (S$423 nett) for weekends. Bookings are fully refundable provided you cancel at least 2 p.m two days prior to arrival
The in-room dinner is available for every night of the stay, so if you’re staying two nights you’ll enjoy it twice. The food and drinks at MO BAR were the highlight of my staycation back in January, so I’d heartily recommend you opt for that.
Regarding early check-in and late check-out, I’d say your chances depend on when you’re staying. Hotels were doing a roaring staycation trade on the weekends before Phase 2 (HA), and I’d expect that to pick up again very quickly given how we’re in the midst of the June school holidays. If you’re staying on a weekday from July onwards, your odds of enjoying this benefit will be much improved.
Where should you book?
Taking the dining/spa credit (S$65) is a no-brainer, and given how early check-in and late check-out is already part of this package, I’d go for the room upgrade as the other perk. It’s best to temper your expectations about this, however, as it’s highly unlikely you’ll be bumped up to a suite. A “view upgrade” is probably more realistic.
If you want to use your SRV, you’ll need to book this on Klook. There is a very long list of packages on the Klook site, so be sure to look for the Stay & Dine-in packages (the Deluxe Room is the cheapest).
What’s the Mandarin Oriental staycation experience like?
I stayed in the Mandarin Oriental Singapore back in January, and while the rooms weren’t life-changing (no hand shower, bathtub too small, no bidet hose for toilet), the excellent service and stellar MO BAR experience were the highlights.
Another nice feature is the swimming pool, which offers Bali-style private cabanas and great views of the surrounding Marina Bay area.
The gym comes fully-loaded (not that you can use it during this period), and those with kids will appreciate the proximity of Kiztopia and NERF Action Xperience in Marina Square next door.
I’d consider a return visit, but probably not until the much-lauded Oriental Club reopens.
S$364 nett for the Mandarin Oriental Singapore with breakfast, dinner and a S$65 F&B credit (if you book directly) is a very solid offer in my opinion, and the fact that it’s fully refundable only sweetens the deal.
Don’t forget that the validity of SRV has been extended to 31 December 2021, but I wouldn’t wait forever to use it.