9 Unique Staycation Ideas in Singapore for Every Type of Traveller

They'll leave you coming back for more!

Do you desperately need a change of scenery and feel like taking a short trip overseas? What if I told you that you could have your hassle-free yet unique travel experience in Singapore? That’s right. You don’t need to travel far as these hotels in Singapore will help you break out from your usual routines. What’s more, they’re guaranteed to make you feel like you are in another world, even for a while! No matter what your travel preferences are, deciding where to stay in Singapore is as simple as ABC. These nine unique staycation ideas in the city will surely do the trick!

For cultural buffs

1. Delve into Peranakan culture at InterContinental Singapore

If you’re looking for something cultural with a touch of sophistication, then you have to check out InterContinental Singapore . With antique finishings and phoenix patterned carpeting, you will feel as if you have been transported into a different world of tradition and luxury. The Club Continental Lounge is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with its porcelain tea sets and comfortable sofas. 

But that’s not all! InterContinental Singapore is located in the heart of Bugis and Bras Basah, just a short walk away from the National Design Centre and National Library. You can easily reach Arab Street and Kampong Glam for a cultural sightseeing tour too. 

Address: 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
Estimated Price Per Night: S$282 ++


My fellow art fanatics and cultural buffs, you won’t want to miss out on this staycation! From now till 5 Jan 2020, you can snatch up the Christmas Escapade package which includes Christmas amenities, a S$50 CapitaMall shopping voucher and food!

Learn more about InterContinental Singapore on TripZillaSTAYS.

For travel photography enthusiasts

2. Take a step back in time with The Great Madras 

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Step back in time at this retro boutique hotel in Singapore. Every corner is filled with neon lighting furnishings, and they even have a barber on-site in case you need a good old-fashioned haircut. The hours will just zip by as you take your Instagram-worthy pictures from their retro corridors and picturesque swimming pool. 

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The Great Madras also has a hostel section so it’s a great option for travellers on a budget too. With king-sized beds and sliding doors to partition off each bed into your own private room, it definitely is a bang for your buck!

Address: 28 Madras St, Singapore 208422
Estimated Price Per Night: S$125 

For family travellers

3. Fun for the Family at Shangri-La Singapore

Staycations are not just for adults. In fact, there has been a growing number of hotels in Singapore that provide facilities which cater to the whole family. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is one of the first to offer family-themed suites that even has space for you to bring your nanny or helper along. Meanwhile, children will have a whale of a time exploring the castle, outer space, underwater, and treetop-themed bedrooms.

The hotel also has dedicated play spaces for kids, such as playgrounds and a glow-in-the-dark room. Members under the buds by Shangri-La club will gain complimentary access to activities like cooking and gardening classes.  

Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Estimated Price Per Night: S$240–S$351

For the adventurous bunch

4. Camp outdoors with Glamping Society

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While the rugged, seasoned adventure traveller is used to camping in harsh conditions, they will definitely be pleased to stay in this glamorous tent for the night. Amenities include power plugs, cushions and beds for a comfortable night under the stars.

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Situated at East Coast beach, the Glamping Society is conveniently located within minutes away from Geylang Serai Market. As far as searching for where to stay in Singapore, this should definitely be a plus! You can also rent a barbeque pit within the vicinity. Do note that you will have to get your own permit for staying overnight though!

Address: 1500 ECP, Singapore 468963
Estimated Price Per Night: S$240-S$699

5. Experience life underwater at Resorts World Sentosa

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Nature and animal lovers will fall head over heels for this staycation at Resorts World Sentosa . Imagine sleeping in a room washed in blue-light from a tank filled with magnificent sea creatures. You will feel as if you have become one with nature underwater! 

There are only 11 of such suites in the resort, so remember to make your bookings early! They are designed to resemble two-storey townhouses with the upper level featuring an outdoor patio and Jacuzzi so that you can have the ultimate pampering experience. 

Image credit: Resort World Sentosa

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Estimated Price Per Night: S$229

6. Live an astronaut’s life at MET A Space Pod

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After covering unique staycations which can be found on the ground and underwater, we have to mention that there is an option to stay in a space-themed accommodation too. Experience the thrill of being an astronaut when you climb into your cubicle designed like the accommodations at  MET A Space Pod

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For a highly affordable price, the amenities of the hotel come in premium quality and you won’t help but appreciate them. They include a television, desk and mirror, to name a few.

Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Estimated Price Per Night: S$23–S$75

For certified foodies

7. Foodies unite at PARKROYAL on Pickering

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This hotel in Singapore located along Pickering Street is for the food hunters. Relax in your rooms featuring amazing city views and be served with 24-hour room service of gourmet food. Or, take your pick from their lavish buffet offerings.

All your local favourites are just around the corner as the hotel borders the ever-popular Chinatown District. The Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre has a huge variety of the best local food including Old Amoy Chendol, Kazan Japanese Cuisine and Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao. It’s easy to see why every foodie traveller would pick this when looking for where to stay in Singapore.

Image credit: Park Royal Hotels

Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Estimated Price Per Night: S$23–S$75

For wellness lovers

8. Go on a retreat at Swissotel Merchant Court

Many travellers take staycations to get a little rest and retreat from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. The Swissotel Merchant Court has one of the best wellness facilities with its Purovel Spa & Sport which hails from Switzerland. Indulge in traditional oriental massages and facials. You can also soak in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi!

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Address: 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
Estimated Price Per Night: S$260

For savvy business travellers

9. Efficiency and comfort at M Social Singapore

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Thinking about where to stay in Singapore that lets you work while on vacay? M Social Singapore is the place to be! This hotel in Singapore has high-speed internet connection to ensure that you get your documents through in the nick of time (among your other things to do). Featuring the smart robot AURA, which will attend to your room service needs, and a shuttle bus that will help you get to the office (if necessary), you can expect to have an easy and smooth working staycation in the city.

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M Social Singapore also has a Millenium for Business program in which business travellers can keep a log of their spendings with a company account. This will entitle them to special discounts and free upgrades!

Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Estimated Price Per Night: S$176

Also read: Staycations in Singapore: Dare to Be Different With These Alternative Ideas

Whether you are a foodie, budget, luxury, family, adventure, or cultural traveller, deciding where to stay in Singapore has never been this easy. Truly, this city has all the staycation options you need! As an art fanatic myself, I personally like InterContinental Singapore because of all its artistic touches and the fact that I can enjoy the convenience of shopping at Bugis Street almost any time of the day.=

Which hotel would you go for?

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