So you’re deciding where to have your next besties-only staycation. Or maybe you’re just looking to get away from the dull hum-drum of life with your partner. Regardless of your reasons, a staycation is the much-needed break you have been wanting (and deserving). But they can be so expensive sometimes, can’t they? Contrary to popular belief, there are cheap hotels in Singapore (below S$300) that can help you unwind after a period of non-stop slogging. Here, we’ve done the homework for you:
The Best Hotels in Singapore – Price Range: $75-$150
One Farrer Hotel
One Farrer Hotel is an urban oasis in the middle of the busy Farrer Park district.
What makes One Farrer Hotel a great choice for any staycation is its facilities. There’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 24-hour gym, a Japanese Onsen mineral pool, sauna, and a steam room. In fact, their Spa Room was elected the World’s Best Hotel Spa in 2017. Singapore hotels don’t come much more relaxing than that.
The hotel also has 3 restaurants and a bar by the pool with cityscape views. Rooms are adorned with modern art pieces from the Farrer Park Company’s art collection.
A staycation at Raintr33 Hotel gives you the chance to explore the gems towards the east of Singapore.
Changi Point Coastal Walk, Changi Chapel & Museum, and Changi Beach Park are among the few. Laid-back and tranquil, Raintr33 Hotel features a bar and a raised outdoor swimming pool fitted with a deck and barbecue facilities.
You can dine on the in-house restaurant’s selection of Asian and Western dishes, or enjoy local cuisine at the Changi Village Food Centre, which is only a 12-minute walk away from the property.
Set in a restored shop house in Joo Chiat, Venue Hotel offers more than just a conventional cheap staycation experience.
Don’t let the heritage facade fool you – Venue Hotel’s interiors take on a very modern Peranakan-inspired aesthetic. A stay in one of its stylish colour-themed rooms comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls.
There’s plenty to explore around the hotel, including the picture-perfect row of pastel-colored heritage terrace houses off East Coast Road, or East Coast Park which is great. You can cycle, kayak and feast on Chilli Crabs.
The Best Hotels in Singapore – Price Range: $150-$250
A staycation at The Scarlet is guaranteed to be an affordable but luxurious experience at one of the best hotels in Singapore Chinatown. Set in a 19th-century townhouse in the historical district, along a row of heritage shophouses, the property is said to be Singapore’s first luxury boutique hotel and has won the World Travel Awards – Asia title of Singapore’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2014, 2015 & 2017.
Among the facilities that guests can enjoy are a meeting room, jacuzzi, gym, a Northern Italian restaurant, a Sicilian rooftop restaurant, and a sushi and sashimi restaurant.
Oasia Hotel Downtown
The 27-storey 314-room Oasia Hotel Downtown skyscraper is unmissable – you’ll know it when you see it. The red building facade dressed with a living vertical garden is truly distinct. Designed by renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, Oasia is a breath of fresh air when it comes to hotels in Singapore Central Business District, offering a refreshingly green abode.
It features three pools and a Sky Pavilion where you can sip on cocktails, admiring the city skyline. Additionally, the fitness junkies can visit the Sky Terrace, which is perfect for yoga and other activities. Rooms come with complimentary TWG teas and magnificent city views.
M Social Singapore
If you’re looking for Singapore hotels with a pool and all the other great facilities that make a trip unforgettable, then the M Social Singapore won’t disappoint. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and in-house restaurant serving exceptional Asian-fusion cuisine.
The hotel’s interiors were designed by acclaimed interior designer Philippe Starck, who sees M Social as “a stage dedicated to creative people.” It is why every space in the hotel is so distinct and inspiring – the very qualities that make it picture-perfect. The Alcove rooms feature an iconic alcove ceiling with mirrored walls, while the Loft rooms sprawl over two floors.
Other unique touches to look out for at this hotel include a robotic egg-making breakfast chef and AURA, M Social’s room service robot.
Ann Siang House
Offering just 20 rooms, Ann Siang House may be dwarfed by some other hotels in Singapore, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style.
Formerly known as The Club Hotel, this fashionably restored heritage shophouse in Telok Ayer looks sophisticated and charming. Ann Siang House currently offers 2 restaurants. Firstly, we have the neighbourhood pizzeria Blue Label Pizza & Wine. Secondly, there’s Pandora’s Garden, a secret garden with alfresco dining space and Singapore’s largest selection of Rose Wine.
The Best Hotels in Singapore – Price Range: $250-$300
The Quincy Hotel
Winner of the Best Hotel Experience Award at Singapore Tourism Awards 2017, The Quincy Hotel offers a place for you to spend your weekend staycation in style. Guests of the 4-star boutique hotel enjoy complimentary all-day refreshments and free-flow evening cocktails.
The Quincy Hotel’s LED-illuminated infinity pool looks over the busy shopping street of Orchard Road. Also, there’s a Movie Night by the pool every Saturday.