Singapore, with an economy heavily driven by its tourism industry, places great priority on reaping as much as it can from big spenders. That explains sky-high hotel rates that I feel aren’t really quite as close to their true value.
Whether you’re a true blue Singaporean, or from abroad, you could definitely appreciate a good deal couldn’t you? Nobody likes paying for an experience that isn’t worth its price.
I’ve found a rare bunch of hotels that offer either low prices or packages loaded with perks for all of us to get our money’s worth out of hotel experiences.
1. Village Hotel Changi
Transporting you away from the city’s metallic noise and drab concrete buildings, Village Hotel Changi is situated by the sea on the idyllic, serene side of Singapore.
Village Hotel Changi offers two packages that’ll make your stay a value-for-money vacation.
Their Play & Stay Package (Superior Room – $170++, Deluxe Room – $190++, Club Room – $220++) includes accommodation for one night, breakfast buffet for two at Saltwater Cafe, a choice between a two-hour bicycle ride or two games of bowling, complimentary Hop-on Hop-off City Tour for two (worth $39.80), and Koi feeding (enquire at their front desk).
With a luxurious infinity pool overlooking nothing but the beautiful vastness of the sea and clear skies, take a dip with your significant other amongst the calmness of nature.
Their Ubin Adventure Package (Tuesdays to Thursdays – $210, Fridays to Mondays – $180) includes accommodation in their Superior Room for one night and will bump you up to their Deluxe Room (subject to availability), unlimited WiFi access, breakfast buffet for two at Saltwater Cafe, and a three-hour bicycle ride in Pulau Ubin. If you don’t want to have to leave in the early hours of the morning, this package allows for late check-outs at 3pm.
With easy access to the wonderful calm of nature, tied together with the many perks offered in their package deals, Village Hotel Changi really does make for a value-for-money hotel stay in sunny old Singapore.
2. Oasia Hotel Downtown
Directly connected to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, the newly opened Oasia Hotel Downtown now has amazing Opening Promotion Rates with 50% off room rates, starting from the rate of $165++ per night.
Towering over the urban jungle of Tanjong Pagar, Oasia Hotel Downtown is just a few steps away from Singapore’s major food enclaves, Tras Link, Duxton Road, and Tanjong Pagar Road – perfect for late nights out and food trails.
More than that, this city hotel is just a few minutes away from popular locations, Raffles Place, Clarke Quay, Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
With a blanket of lush greenery coating its exterior and alternating 30-metre tall sky gardens contrasting with sleek architectural features, this tropical skyscraper sets the context of a calm and green city life.
Quickly grab a hold of Oasia Hotel Downtown’s promotions for an escape into a sleek city garden to Recharge, Refuel and Refresh, because these low prices are something you don’t want to miss out on.
3. Orchard Parade Hotel
Located right at the gateway of the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment district of Singapore – Orchard Road, you’ll never have to worry about an itinerary in this 24-hour city.
Come back to the nice homely feel of this resort in the city, after a packed day of exploring the entertainment mecca of Singapore.
Staying in Orchard Parade Hotel rooms, you won’t feel the least like you’re cooped up in a cramped environment as their room sizes are much larger than the average hotel’s.
If you’re travelling with family, fret not about accommodating everyone. With Family Rooms as large as 50 – 60 sqm, everyone including Ah Gong, Uncle Beng and Cousin Sally is guaranteed ample space to stretch out and relax in comfort.
Orchard Parade Hotel is the place to stay to experience the best that Singapore has to offer, and with rooms as large as theirs at rates as low as $158++, it really is worth it. Plus, if you book a minimum of 14 days in advance, you get to enjoy 15% Off Flexible Rate (available till 31 Dec 2016), and enjoy a Free City Tour for two.
Orchard Parade Hotel: 1 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247905 | Tel: 6737 1133
4. Oasia Hotel Novena
Directly connected to Novena MRT Station and just two short stops away from Orchard, Oasia Hotel Novena’s close proximity to everywhere in town makes it the perfect location for a spellbinding holiday.
Designed by Takashi Sugimoto who incorporated natural wood and stone elements into his designs, Oasia Hotel Novena invokes a sense of peace with nature, providing you zen-like serenity right in the middle of a bustling city.
If you book the Club Room, you gain exclusive access to the Club Floor (22nd floor) and pool, and get to relish in accompanying perks like a complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails. The Club Floor even comes with trained baristas who serve Oasia’s proprietary blend of coffee.
Experience how it truly feels like to be pampered and taken care of at Oasia Hotel Novena, one of the only hotels in Singapore with private pools exclusively accessible to Club guests only. With rates starting as low as $173++ a night, it’s worth it for the experience of top notch service and Club Room perks that this city hotel has to offer.
Oasia Hotel Novena: 8 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307470 | Tel: 6664 0333
5. Village Hotel Bugis
Located near the iconic Haji lane of Singapore amongst other cultural districts, immerse yourself in Singapore’s amazing heritage while you walk through the colourful shophouses and significant landmarks nearby.
All in one day, you could be shopping for souvenirs or trinkets at old shophouses in Bugis, to dining in the beauteous Haji Lane and exploring the lively streets of Little India.
Village Hotel Bugis’ newly launched kids-themed rooms has uniquely customised interiors that’ll ensure a fun and spacious stay for a family of two adults and one child. Following that theme, Village Hotel Bugis currently has a Kids First Promotion starting at rates as low as $160++ per room that includes complimentary breakfasts for the family.
The wonderful location and access to such multi-cultural districts on top of their Kids First Promotion would make a fun yet economical hotel stay for you and your entire family.
Village Hotel Bugis: 390 Victoria St, Singapore 188061 | Tel: 6297 2828
AMOY’s design, inspired by the people of ZhengZhou when they came by sea from China in the 1820s to settle in Singapore, tells the story of Singapore’s trading past.
With differentiated preserved shophouse-style rooms and even the entrance (also a museum) being converted from one of the oldest temples in Singapore, AMOY screams history and heritage.
With a cosy number of just 37 guest rooms, the hotel focuses on providing guests with personalised services and even prides itself on knowing every customer by name.
AMOY currently has a staycation package – AMOY Weekend Experience that comes with a complimentary meal at JIN Fine Dining. The package, starting from rates of $268, includes a one-night stay in Deluxe Double Room (Modern Chinese Heritage-themed room), a breakfast buffet, paired mini-wine, a mini bar, internet access and free local calls.
Located in Far East Square, guests also get to experience the charm and locale of this heritage conservation project brimming with cafes, restaurants, pubs, pushcarts and shops with tons of food options.
For a one-of-a-kind heritage experience starting from just $194++ per night plus their AMOY Weekend Experience package, a hotel stay at AMOY would definitely be worth its price.
AMOY: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464 | Tel: 6580 2888
Nestled in Singapore’s Arts and Heritage District, this Colonial-style hotel recently got revamped into an art-inspired hotel to provide guests a multi-sensory art experience, and very aptly so.
Juxtaposing the shophouses and retro-age style of the neighbourhood with Rendezvous’ New-age contemporary interior design, it truly encompasses the embracing of all art – new or old. Rates start from as low as $180++ per night.
Rendezvous Hotel currently has a special Rendezvous Weekend Getaway Package that’s full of perks starting from as low as $298.
On top of a one-night stay in their newly refurbished Club Room which gives you exclusive access to their Club Rendezvous Lounge, you get pampered with all-day refreshments and high-speed internet access.
Other awesome deals include a complimentary 50-minute Thai Aroma Oil Body Massage, movie tickets, continental breakfast and afternoon tea, an evening of free-flow cocktails and canapés, and the choice of either early check-in at 10am or late check-out at 4pm.
I’d recommend getting this package because it’s chock full of luxuries for you to indulge in at a very reasonable price.
Tucked away in a quiet street just behind Far East Plaza, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds with easy access to Orchard and the peaceful calm of the hotel.
Every Quincy Hotel guest gets to enjoy awesome benefits like breakfast buffets, all-day light refreshments, a daily replenished in-room mini-bar, and evening cocktails, all on the house for rates starting from only $196++ per night.
On top of all these luxuries, they have package deals like their Qool Weekend Promotion for couples looking for a nice weekend getaway.
The Qool Weekend Promotion includes all benefits as mentioned above on top of a complimentary bottle of wine, a movie by the pool (Saturdays at 9pm), and couple activities like Chocolate Truffle Making Class and Couple Art Jamming.
For special occasions, Quincy has a Celebrate at Quincy Package (Studio Room – $360
Studio Deluxe Room – $390) for couples. Rooms under this package come with rose petals decoration, a bottle of sparkling wine, cupcakes, chocolate, a limited edition Quincy Teddy Bear, and Qool Weekend Activities (only on weekends) – Chocolate Truffle Making and Couple Art Jamming Session.
For all you couples out there, these opportunities to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones are here for the taking at such affordable prices. Then again, making memories with your loved one is priceless isn’t it?
The Quincy Hotel: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517 | Tel: 6738 5888
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