17 Coolest Staycation Ideas in Singapore

From treehouse-style lofts to retro-themed boutique hotels, this list offers you some of the coolest staycation ideas without blowing your budget.

Who says you need a lavish five-star hotel to have a good staycation experience? There are plenty of unique boutique hotels in Singapore which are equally gorgeous, yet totally affordable. Unlike typical hotels, boutique hotels are smaller in scale and some of them are even furnished with quaint and unusual themes.

This list gathers some of the coolest accommodation options in Singapore which are going to be perfect for your next staycation, a great alternative for a weekend getaway without blowing your budget.

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1. The Quincy Hotel

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Image credit: Stay Far East

Image credit: Stay Far East

Quincy Hotel has one of the best perks a hotel can offer - free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and All-Club Benefits such as all-day complimentary pastries from Dean & DeLuca for all its guests! Quincy also has a Qool Weekend Staycation package, which is the perfect deal for couples. In addition to a free bottle of wine, couples can choose to participate in either a chocolate truffle making class or couple art jamming session. On Saturday nights, guests can relax and enjoy a movie by the pool. What's more, it's located very centrally atop of Mount Elizabeth, with Orchard Road right at your doorstep, if you're feeling that shopaholic's itch. Yep, definitely worth every cent!

Estimated price: $250/night

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2. AMOY

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Image credit: Stay Far East

Located at the heart of the CBD, this hotel boasts a pretty cool architecture, borrowing inspiration from the lives of the Chinese immigrants of the past, while blending it with modern furnishings. So be prepared to be wowed by this eclectic mix of “Old Meets New, East Meets West”! Admittedly a bit more taxing on your wallet, but absolutely worth the visit. After all, this hotel didn't win "Top Hotel in Singapore" from TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Award for nothing.

Estimated price: $270/night

 3. Village Hotel Katong

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This charming hotel is full of influences from the Peranakan culture, and is nestled in the more tranquil Eastern region in Singapore – perfect if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet! Being a 10-minute walk from East Coast Park, you can easily drop by to do some cycling, roller-skating, or just lazing by the beach.

Estimated price: $160/night

4. Hotel 1929


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Image credit: Hotel 1929

Hotel 1929 is a cosy yet sophisticated boutique hotel overlooking Keong Saik Road. Its rooms assemble complementary classic and retro furniture pieces and some rooms even have their own private balconies. If you’re ready to splurge a little, opt for the terrace suite, which allows for an outdoor bath underneath the stars.

Estimated price: $110/night

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5. Wanderlust Hotel

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Image credit: Wanderlust Hotel 

Wanderlust Hotel offers three different designer room palettes - Pantone, Mono and Whimsical. From treehouse themed rooms to futuristic capsule-like rooms in monochrome tones, it is going to be tough to decide on one to stay in.

Estimated price: $160/night

6. Lloyd’s Inn

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Image credit: Lloyd’s Inn

Though minimalistic, the rooms in Lloyd’s Inn are extremely elegant. Some of its rooms are equipped with private outdoor areas surrounded with greenery - perfect for lazy afternoons spent reading a good book while basking under the sun.

Estimated price: $180/night

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7. Treehouse Villas @ Changi

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Image credit: Nightintothesky

If you wish for a therapeutic escape from the bustling city, consider a staycation at this Balinese-inspired villa. Located near Changi Beach and Changi Point Coastal Boardwalk, there are many recreation options around as well.
Note: Unfortunately, these villas can only be booked by SAF regulars. However, it is possible to get your friends from SAF to book for you without them having to check in.

Estimated price: $120/night

 8. Moon 23 Hotel

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Image credit: Moon 23

Despite its cheap rates, this contemporary boutique hotel has a classy touch to it. It also has one of the swankiest hotel lobbies around, which doubles up as a bar in the evening. Guests are entitled to a free cocktail from the bar as well!

Estimated price: $110/night

9. Kranji Farm Resort

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Image credit: Channels World of Hotels

Fancy a staycation in a farm? Yes, this farm actually has their own villas. For recreational activities, guests can visit Kranji’s Farm Resort’s fishing village and outdoor beer garden. This kampong style staycation is going to be an unusual yet exciting experience.

Estimated price: $170/night

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10. New Majestic Hotel

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Image credit: New Majestic Hotel

New Majestic Hotel holds 30 rooms and each of them is uniquely different. They have mini-loft style rooms, rooms with private gardens and even one with an aquarium bathtub seated in the middle. New Majestic Hotel also prides themselves for their extra luxurious and comfortable beds, which use ploh bedding, whatever that means.

Estimated price: $220/night

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11. The Westin Singapore

The Westin Singapore is one undiscovered gem tucked in the Marina Bay area, and it's perfect for a cozy weekend escape from the hectic 9 to 6 work week. The struggle to maintain a work-life balance is real, and The Westin Singapore recognises that. It's committed into making its guests feel recharged, rejuvenated and refreshed, even just after a one night stay!

12. 5 Footway Inn - Project Boat Quay

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Image credit: 5 Footway Inn 

Besides boutique hotels, there are also many fancy and inexpensive hostels in Singapore where you can have your staycation as most of them have the option of private rooms. 5 Footway Inn is the largest hostel chain in Singapore and the outlet at Boat Quay is its newest one. From some of the rooms’ balconies, guests can even catch a scenic view of downtown Singapore including the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

Estimated price: $70/night (private room)

13. Airbnb Apartments

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Image credit: Claudette 

Another alternative for boutique hotels is apartments listed on airbnb. With a little bit of research, you can discover many unique accommodation options there. One of them is this beautiful apartment featured here, which has such impressive furnishings that it is hard to believe it actually exists in Singapore.

Estimated price: Varies

14. Hotel Re!

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Image credit: Hotel Re 

Hotel Re! is a bold, retro-themed boutique hotel located at Pearl’s Hill. The floors are colour coded, while the rooms reflect the iconic pop culture from the 70s. With classic Marilyn Monroe wall murals accompanying chic looking furnitures, Hotel Re! has created the perfect blend of modern retro.

Estimated price: $140/night

15. The Scarlet Singapore

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Image credit: The Scarlet Hotels

Every once in awhile, it is important to indulge and pamper yourself and The Scarlet is happy to help you with that. Be prepared to be treated like kings and queens in this gorgeous 80-room boutique hotel. Just like its grand looking exterior, the hotel’s interior is excessively draped in posh furnishings, guaranteed to make you reluctant when it’s time to leave the place.

Estimated price: $160

16. The Merlion Hotel

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Image credit: Tatzunishi 

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Although this pop-up hotel is no longer available, it is too epic to not be featured. It was constructed around the iconic Merlion statue at One Fullerton, with Merlion’s head literally greeting the guests in the hotel room. Can your staycation get anymore patriotic?

17. W Hotel

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Image credit: W Hotel

W Hotel boasts an exclusive location in Sentosa Cove, along with gorgeous views of the marina from your balcony. With shopping destinations, top tourist attractions, and the pristine beaches of Sentosa right at your doorstep, it doesn't get any better than this! Indulge in a luxurious stay with W Hotel's quirky and vibrant decor, unique rooms and dreamy facilities. You can also pamper yourself at the AWAY Spa, with its amazing rainforest design and soothing ambience. The entire spa is illuminated with a decompression area, sauna, steam room, vitality pool, herbal bath and experiential showers to boot! You'll never want to leave W Hotel once you stay there.


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