If you don’t have the time (or the will) to travel with kids, but still fancy a cheeky getaway from home for a quick holiday, then you need look no further than our own shores for tons of family-friendly hotels right here in Singapore. We’ve been taking a peek at the best staycation picks in our own backyard… Check back regularly as we’ll update whenever we find another fam-friendly pick you need on your weekend away radar!
D’Resort @ Downtown East
We recently packed up the kids and shifted a whole couple of miles down the road to Singapore’s first integrated water resort and all round eco-friendly staycation pick, D’Resort @ Downtown East. We plumped for an Underwater Themed Room (Rainforest Family) which was not only a good size for our fam of five, but also had some nice touches for the younger kids (the themed bunk beds and decor plus a treasure chest filled with goodies were a big hit). Add in the newly revamped neighbouring Wild Wild Wet (water park extraordinaire), easy access to the beach and surrounding nature areas, and even its own urban garden, and you’ve got yourself an easy peasy weekend winner.
Rainforest Family rooms from $120++ per night (2 adults, 2 children)
D’Resort @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 519599
Marina Bay Sands
Let’s be honest, we all want to try a staycation at Marina Bay Sands, and we know the kids would be over the moon to land a weekend break in one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings! Family rooms for two adults and two kids have plenty of space for your gang to get a great slumber (one king bed and two singles), and we love that it has a sofa, especially with movie nights in mind! Don’t forget to catch the nightly light show on the marina, check out the neighbouring Art Science Museum, and hop across the bridge to Gardens by the Bay. Also: THAT infinity pool.
Family rooms from $359++ per night
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
At the more affordable end of the family staycay scale, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium offers a special ‘Fam-tastic’ weekend staycation package – perfect! The deal includes a very cute welcome pack for the kids (our toddler was a tad excited to see the animal-themed bathrobe, colouring in pack and toothbrush set waiting for her on the bed), an in-house activity such as a painting session, a poolside movie under the stars, buffet breakfast, and 30 minutes of free play time at Waka Waka, one of our fave indoor play centres, just across the road. Also just a few minutes walk away are the great cafes of Robertson Quay (think Toby’s Estate and Kith almost on your doorstep), so if you fancy a stroll or scoot by the river, this is the place to be.
Fam-tastic Weekend Staycation Package starts from $220++ per room per night
317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
Village Hotel Bugis
With the cool hipster ‘hoods of Haji Lane, Arab Street and Kampong Glam right on the doorstep, Village Hotel Bugis makes for the perfect staycay right in the heart of one of our favourite heritage areas. Once you’ve booked into your spacious, uniquely designed family room (because Village Hotel Bugis gets that kids need space!), why not fill up at the award-winning Hainanese restaurant, Mooi Ch
Family rooms (one Queen bed and one single bed, or three single beds) start at $230++ per room per night (for the lowest prices book directly online with the hotel).
390 Victoria St, Singapore 188061
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel
Now here’s a fam-friendly location we’re well on board with for a lovely little staycay: The Orchard Rendezvous Hotel. Extend your urban adventures in Singapore’s fabulous shopping district and dive into kid-friendly eateries and awesome activities before an overnight stay in this newly–refurbished hotel. Orchard Rendezvous Hotel is THE perfect place for a night or two of rest and relaxation after a jam-packed day of adventure. As relaxing as it can be with kids anyway… Book a roomy Family Room, which comes with two types of bedding configurations (one King bed + one single bed, or one King bed + one bunk bed), or plump for an even more spacious Family Suite (one King bed + two single beds + a separate dining area). Either way there’s plenty of space to stretch out (and stash all those shopping bags!), and the rooms also come with a balcony: perfect for unwinding on after the kiddos are tuckered out asleep. Make sure you check out the outdoor swimming pool to cool off in after a day of exploration, the in-house restaurants serving up Chinese, Western and Japanese fare, and a decadent club lounge that has recently had a spiffy overhaul. What are you waiting for? This is a staycation the whole family will definitely thank you for booking!
Family Rooms start from $290++ (King + Single Bed) and $320++ (King + Bunk Bed). Family Suites start from $420++. (For the lowest prices book directly online with the hotel.)
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Decadence is what you’ll find on the menu at the beautiful Capella Singapore, and with its spacious suites, amazing views, resident peacocks and outdoor pools set amongst lush greenery, this hotel is one of the best we’ve had the pleasure of staying in. The top notch spa and the mouth watering breakfasts help too (Champagne with your breakfast? Totally yes!). Our advice? If you can, ditch the kids and soak this one up all for yourself (we did!). If you do decide to bring the small humans, it is currently running the Stay and Play package for families which includes daily breakfast for two adults and two kids, tickets for Universal Studios Singapore (up to two adults and two kids) and evening movie with popcorn for one night.
Stay and Play from $1000++ per night
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
If the kids have been bugging you for a camping trip, and you haven’t gotten round to booking a glamping holiday yet, try the Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures where the fun of the outdoors is brought indoors (no insects to deal with: hurrah!) with tents pitched inside a Premier Suite! The deal also includes dinner for two adults and two kids, daily ice cream passes, kids’ activities at the weekend and a special surprise if a birthday happens to fall within the stay period. Book up quick though, folks – the safari is heading back to the savannah at the end of December 2018 when the offer ends.
Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventure from $650++ per night
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
We’ve long waxed lyrical about how much fun we have on a day out around Sentosa, so staying the night is the icing on the cake when it comes to a family adventure close to home. The Festive Hotel ticks all the boxes for a kid-friendly stay: check out the Deluxe Family King Room complete with colourful loft beds and sofa beds for the smaller guests. Relaxing poolside in a cabana while the kids make use of the pool and water play area sounds just the ticket to us after a busy day. There’s also babysitting…Deluxe Family King Room from $365.46++ per night
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Whilst there might not be tons of farm visits to pick from here in Singapore, getting away for a break in the countryside is easy peasy with a staycay at Gallop Kranji Farm Resort. And let’s just pop this here from the get-go: there’s a spa! So while you head off for a well-earned facial, pack the kids off with dad to ride a pony, feed the koi, work off some energy in the indoor play area and then cool off in the water theme playground. Meet up later for the Aquaponic fish farm tour, and thenlearn about the birds responsible for the Asian delicacy, bird’s nest soup – not your average staycay experience! Accommodation is villa style and spot on for families – take a look at a Family Suite which comes complete with steam room, jacuzzi, four queen sized beds and breakfast! Not got anyone to look after your dogs while you are away? Bring them with you! Accommodation is pet-friendly as is the onsite Ulu Ulu Pets Cafe!
Family suite from $580++ per night or $880 ++ for two nights
10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
Village Hotel Changi
With a day trip to Pulau Ubin just a hop, skip and a jump across the water, get out of the city and over to the Changi coast for an easy breezy getaway to Village Hotel Changi. Not only does this affordable pick boast a rooftop infinity pool, but the newly refurbished Deluxe Rooms come with a view of the coastline AND non-stop plane spotting ops for the kids. This is also a great pick if you fancy searching for Singapore’s wildest residents: otters, boars, hornbills and even the odd croc have been spotted in the area!
Junior suite from $256 ++ per night
1 Netheravon Road Singapore 508502
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
For a bonafide holiday feel, a getaway to the Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa on Siloso Beach definitely gives us the vacay vibes! It’s non stop fun at this off the scale fam-friendly hotel with its water slides, swimming pools, kids’ club, playgrounds and even a giant tree house slide! Hard-to-please teens can keep busy with watersports and the Game Zone, while younger tots will be in sandcastle heaven on the huge expanse of sandy beach.
Family fun package in Deluxe Pool View Room from $485++ per night
101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970
A whimsical adventure is the name of the staycation game when it comes to the themed and family Rooms at Furama Riverfront. Each room comes with snazzy bunk beds and is decked out in either a pirate, underwater or castle theme: the in-room XBOX games console seals the deal! The rest of the hotel loves kids too – a huge playroom, swimming pools with inflatables and a play area at The Square restaurant will all be a big hit for the whole gang.
Themed Rooms from $270++ and Family Rooms from $237.89++ per night
405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633
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