No travel? No worries. Get your full home-away-from-home experience at any one of these hotels that are best for a family staycation!
Ahh staycations. While we’ve always thought it to be a newer addition to our collective stash of trendy portmanteaus, new research, according to Mariam-Webster, has dated the earliest mention of the term back to the 1940s. Popularised for its ability to encourage domestic travel, the quintessential family staycation is especially important in the current day to:
Still, parents, we feel your pain. It’s hard enough finding engaging activities geared towards the whole family, let alone staycation venues that are kid-friendly too. Nevertheless, while we wait to get vaccinated and for the borders to reopen, we’ve endeavoured to put together a list of hotels that might work as an alternative basecamp for you and the kids this school holiday — read on for the full guide!
InterContinental Singapore: Best Family Staycation For Cosying Up
Credits: InterContinental Singapore
You’re here for their newly-launched Family suites — each fitted with a gorgeous in-room interactive kid’s zone that’s tastefully equipped with a kid’s tepee, a mini activity desk, engaging crawl spaces, as well as two custom-designed bunk beds with a slide! While the kids are playing, folks can wind down in the privacy of their connected King Bed Room. Their Family First Staycation package also includes a Playstation 4, Galaxy night light and DVD movie entertainment complete with popcorn and milk!
Price: From S$550/night
Location: 80 Middle Road, S188966
Sofitel Singapore City Centre: Best Family Staycation For Foodies
Credits: Sofitel Singapore
Perched on Guoco Towers, Sofitel Singapore towers over the shophouses and quaint cafes of Tanjong Pagar. Take this chance to explore Chinatown and the duxton area at off-peak periods, both just a stone’s throw away, then melt the heat off with a dip in their 30-metre long infinity pool. Glamp up your staycation experience with their Family Fun Package that comes with themed teepee tents for your kids and afternoon tea!
Price: From S$293/night
Location: 9 Wallich Street, S078885
D’Resort @ Downtown East: Best Family Staycation For Water-lovers
Credits: D’Resort @ Downtown East
You probably grew up watching the Jungle Book or Little Mermaid and wished you could be part of that world. Well, now your kids can! Choose between the heart of the forest or the depths of the ocean — either way, you’ll be able to crash in comfort after a full day at Wild Wild Wet or Pasir Ris Park. There’s even a treasure box specially filled with surprises for the little ones!
Price: From S$148.20/night
Location: 1 Pasir Ris Close, S519599
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort: Best Family Staycation For Getting Away from the City
Credits: Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Probably the closest thing to countryside-living that Singapore has to offer, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort is a northern gem located far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Check into their spacious family suites that will be able to accommodate whoever you choose to bring on this adventure (within the confines of eight of course!). Spend your time here exploring the various farms and reserves around the area that will be an eye-opening experience for the young and old. Shuttle buses are provided by the resort for ease of transport — there’s Bollywood Veggies, Hay Dairies, Kranji Marshes, Sungei Buloh Wetland reserve and more!
Price: From S$600/night
Location: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, S718813
Grand Park City Hall Hotel: Best Family Staycation For Museum-Hopping
Credits: Grand Park City Hall Hotel
Located just a stone’s throw away from Fort Canning Park and National Gallery Singapore, bookmark Grand Park City Hall Hotel for the ultimate family getaway on the outskirts of town. The best part? The sleeping arrangements for families are designed in such a way that both the parents and kids can have their own space, separated by interconnecting doors. The children’s room is furnished with an activity wall, a chalkboard, a low desk, swing chair and bean bag, as well as a custom daybed, a pull-out bed, and a dining table!
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Price: From S$500/night
Location: 10 Coleman Street, S179809
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel: Best Family Staycation For Shopping Sprees
Credits: Orchard Rendezvous Hotel
Situated at the edge of Singapore’s famed shopping district, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel is perfect for the family who enjoys nothing more than the invigorating rush of city life. There will be ample space for both you, your partner, and the kids when you choose to stay at their Family Room. There’s cable TV, an activity box filled with colouring sheets and word puzzles, as well as board games for rental should you feel like upping the stakes with a little bit of healthy competition.
Price: From S$300/night
Location: 1 Tanglin Road, S247905
Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore: Best Family Staycation For a Safari Experience
Credits: Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Level up your kids’ staycation experience by bringing whimsy and adventure right into the comfort of your hotel room. Forget beds or bugs, your child will be eased into camping life with a sleeping tent fitted with a night lamp, their very own stuffed furry companion and activity books. We even hear that there’s a specially prepared edible turndown amenity to end the night with. Yum!
Price: From S$550/night
Location: 7 Raffles Avenue, S039799
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore: Best Family Staycation For Luxury Living
Credits: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
A castle, a spaceship, a treehouse, a safari bed and a submarine — we’re officially jealous of the custom-designed experiences kids get at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Parents, forget that extensive packing list. The hotel provides a family pantry stocked with everything you might possibly need (i.e. strollers, diapers, bibs, even a washing machine) for your staycay. Be sure to take your kids to their interactive indoor and outdoor play spaces too —there are themed activity classes at buds, as well as six unique water play areas at the Splash Zone!
PSA: Each Themed Family Suite can be connected to a Deluxe Family Room in case you’re planning to invite grandma and grandpa too!
Price: From S$2000/night
Location: 22 Orange Grove Rd, S258350
Village Hotel Bugis: Best Family Staycation For Heritage Trails
Credits: Village Hotel Bugis
So you want to escape from the suburbs of Singapore with the whole family but you’re on a budget? Enter: Village Hotel Bugis, situated conveniently in the trendy yet historic Kampong Gelam precinct. Stroll down the instagramable Haji Lane for some fam selfies, have a hearty Indonesian feast at Rumah Makan Minang, and drop by the ever-popular Rich & Good Cake Shop for swiss rolls to go. Regardless of the plans you have for the day, your little ones will look forward to returning to the spacious room decked out in thoughtful (and fun) kid decorations and furnishings!
Price: From S$260/night
Location: 390 Victoria Street, S188061
Choose The Best Staycation For Your Whole Family!
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