Trip.com is currently running an excellent deal on The Clan Hotel, with rooms starting from just S$214 nett. This rate is available on weekends (in fact, it’s only available on weekends), including those which overlap with public holidays.
One important caveat before we go further, so I don’t waste your time.
It almost seems like there’s a RNG in the background determining the price you see. This deal was first reported by a Milelion reader with Trip.com Gold status (which isn’t that hard to earn; I got mine after a single stay), who found an amazing rate of S$144 nett.
When I tried, the best I could get was S$214 nett- other Trip.com Gold and Platinum members reported different rates though. On the other hand, I don’t think you need Gold status to see this rate, because Matthew (a base Silver member) could find the exact same rate that I did.
tl;dr: YMMV, give it a shot and let me know what happens. For the rest of the article, I’ll be referring to the rate that I personally managed to find.
Clan Hotel weekend staycation at S$214 nett
For an unspecified period, Trip.com Gold members can book a Deluxe Room at the Clan Hotel for just S$214 nett. Adding breakfast for two increases the price marginally to S$236 nett, and is the better deal in my opinion (unlike some hotels, I’d say Clan Hotel’s breakfast is worth paying for).
The price includes a S$30 discount which is available to DBS/POSB cardholders until end of day on Monday 5 July. Enter the code DBSJULY to enjoy the savings (see below for detailed steps on how to use the code).
While most hotels are more expensive on the weekends, this particular sale bucks the trend. In fact, you’ll only find the S$214 nett rate on stays with Friday or Saturday check-ins (I’m certainly not complaining!). What’s more, you can even book it for 7-8 August (National Day), 25-26 December (Christmas) and 1-2 January (New Year). It’s pretty fantastic for those wanting to get away on a long weekend without the usual price gouging.
For the sake of comparison, a room-only weekend rate on The Clan Hotel’s official website starts at S$343 nett. Clan Hotel is also running a special corporate rate for selected partners that costs S$315 nett for two nights, but breakfast is only included for one of the nights and you’ll need to stay by 30 September 2021.
How to book this rate
The first step is to add the promo code to your account. You can do this by clicking on Account (top right of your screen) –> Promo Codes. Enter DBSJULY and the code will be credited.
Once that’s done, visit this landing page, scroll down and click on “view more Singapore hotels”
After that, search for The Clan Hotel and start browsing rooms. You should see the S$30 off reflected in the pricing.
What’s the Clan Hotel staycation experience like?
I stayed at the Clan Hotel in April and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The rooms are fresh and modern, with one of the most comfortable beds I’ve had on staycation so far. TOTO washlets and other premium touches come standard.
The Clan boasts excellent facilities, whether it’s the beautiful infinity pool on the rooftop and reassuringly warm jacuzzi, or the spanking new gym with every manner of equipment you may need.
The dining options are also fresh and exciting, with creative takes on breakfast classics and local favourites. I’m still dreaming of the intriguingly-named Hainan, No Rice Please, featuring barley grain balls, organic chicken roulades and crispy chicken skin with garlic chili aioli.
My main gripe is that I paid more for a Premier Room just so I could enjoy Masters Series benefits, but felt like I got ripped off. The Masters Series benefits sound impressive on paper, but when you break it down, all you really get is a slightly larger room, some snacks and handmade soap.
Many of the other “benefits” like limo transfers and the Clan Daily Special (a curated selection of hawker food) require paying more, and there’s no cocktail hour like what you may get with executive floor rooms elsewhere. The Clan Keeper was anonymous, and turndown service was only given on one of the two nights.
In any case, that won’t be an issue with the Trip.com deal, since it’s for the lead-in Deluxe category.
While there’s no guarantee you’ll find the same rate I did, those eyeing the Clan Hotel might want to take a couple minutes to see what the Trip.com website throws your way.
I’d be perfectly happy to pay S$236 nett for a single night with breakfast, although those with access to the corporate rate may consider S$315 nett for two nights (one night with breakfast) to be a better deal, provided they can stay by 30 September.