It’s the time of the year when you get to be a little indulgent. After all, you deserve a treat after working your booty off all year long and you don’t have to go far! Our little island is home to some of the world’s finest luxury and boutique hotels where you can enjoy a home away from home, with sprawling views of the city, to-die-for buffet brunches, amongst other luxuries that would make sure you never want to leave.
New Majestic Hotel
Best for: Foodies
Located in Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel effortlessly combines heritage chic with incredibly stylish designer furniture to make sure your staycation is as stylish as it is comfortable. And if you’re a foodie, you’ll know that the many, many eateries of Chinatown – whether they’re local hawker stalls, or the cool hipster joints – are just a hop and skip away. Spend your weekend by devouring everything in close range including burgers at Potato Head Folk, cocktails at The Study, tapas at Esquina and more.
New Majestic Hotel, 31 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089845, 6511 4718, www.newmajestichotel.com
Best for: Girlfriends who want to party by the beach
Despite the fact that we’re an island surrounded by water, it’s actually really hard to find a good beach to lie out on and frolic in the sea If you’ve bagged a hot new bikini from the recent ASOS sale and you’ve got nowhere to show it off, we recommend booking a stay at W Singapore with your BFF. Water bunnies will be thrilled to learn that you can swim at the pool any hour of the day, so you can cool off day and night at WET, their massive pool with sprawling views of the South China Sea. Be sure to check-in at their AWAY Spa for a massage or two!
Staycation deals for W Singapore for Singapore residents available here.
W Singapore, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, 6808 7288, www.wsingaporesentosacove.com
Best for: The Instagram-obsessed
We’re not even ashamed – we’re obsessed with Instagram. For those who are equally obsessed, a weekend stay at Wanderlust Hotel in Little India means you’ll have an arsenal of killer photos for the next week or two to come. Housed in a historic 1920s building, the whimsical interior with quirky odds and ends will have you cooing in delight. And if their bed doesn’t rejuvenate you, a soak in their bathtubs definitely will. Be sure to dine at the hotel’s French restaurant, Cocotte, while you’re there.
Wanderlust Hotel, 2 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209494, 6396 3322, www.wanderlusthotel.com
Image via Designboom
Best for: A private retreat for a couple
If you’ve been dating for a few months and you don’t have the luxury of privacy when you live in a four-room HDB flat with your parents, why not book a quick staycation for some privacy (and sexy time) at Lloyd’s Inn? The 34-room boutique hotel is located just off Orchard Road, so you can spend your day shopping and feasting up a storm, and spend the night together in this hotel that’s many a designophiles’ dream come true. It is extremely minimalist – with splashes of black and white everywhere, juxtaposed with accents of nature all around.
Lloyd’s Inn, 2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091, 6737 7309, lloydsinn.com
PARKROYAL on Pickering
Best for: Families and groups of friends
What’s better than a staycation for two? A multi-room booking with your friends and family of course. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or the close of 2014, PARKROYAL on Pickering is our pick for a multi-room booking so you can enjoy great service, luxurious amenities and the best company all the same time. Located in between Boat Quay and Chinatown, it’s the perfect spot for both the ones who want to party, and for the ones who want to chill by the pool. Be sure to upgrade to The Orchid Club Offer to make the most out of your staycation too!
PARKROYAL on Pickering 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289, 6809 8888 www.parkroyalhotels.com