Staycation deals you must know: Kid-friendly hotels in Singapore

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So you’ve decided to put away the passports for now, but you can still take your kids on a vacation 
in Singapore. As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong encouraged on his Instagram and Facebook accounts: “If you’re worried about travel restrictions, consider a staycation at a local hotel.” 

The hotels Young Parents spoke to say they are following Government-recommended hygiene and precautionary measures against Covid-19. 

At Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, for example, its indoor playground Buds closes for an hour (12pm to 1pm or 1pm to 2pm) daily so the staff can wipe down and sanitise the facilities.

The Millennium Hotels and Resorts group, which includes Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, also details its “We Clean. We Care. We Welcome.” initiative here to give guests peace of mind.

Whether your budget is below $200 or over $1,000 per room per night, a staycation is wonderful for a weekend getaway, school holiday treat or to celebrate your kid’s birthday.

Here, Young Parents shares some of the best family staycation deals in Singapore.

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

It’s rare to find infinity pools that are shallow enough for toddlers and preschoolers. Guess what? This hotel has two.

There is one on the sixth storey that faces Suntec City, and another on the 18th storey, which has sweeping views of the Padang, Esplanade and CBD skyline. Both pools begin from 0.5m and go up to 1.2m deep.

This is Singapore’s first Philippe Starck-designed hotel, so you can expect to be wowed by uber-stylish decor at every corner.

Your kids aged seven and below will be excited to sleep in this cool camper van tent, which doubles as a play station that stretches their imagination.

Until Dec 29, 2020, book its two-night Fun for the Whole Family package – with the promo code F10 – for two adults and one child up to 12 years old. Rates start from $420++ per room per night, and includes buffet breakfast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Beach Road Kitchen.

If you have teenage kids, consider its Premier Family Room, which is large enough to accommodate up to four adults with one king-size bed and one sofa bed. Find out more here.

(Also read: Where to go with kids in Singapore)

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

During the March school holidays, enjoy special room rates from $390++ per night at this luxurious hotel. Its guest experience officers are all ready to set up your room with kid-friendly amenities such as children-sized bathrobes,  plush toys and age-appropriate activity kit.

Baby-friendly amenities are available upon request and baby-sitting services can be arranged as well (additional fee applies) to allow parents to unwind with a rejuvenating massage at its spa or a dip at the adult-only pool and outdoor jacuzzi on its Wellness Floor.

The kids aren’t forgotten – check out the family pool on the 20th floor where they can enjoy splashing good times and chill on the poolside swing.

Besides shopping along Orchard Road, you can also take the kids to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a Unesco World Heritage Site and home to the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, that’s just five-minutes’ away by car.

Book your stay here.

Park Hotel Clarke Quay


Kids 
under 12 years stay, dine and play for free at this lovely hotel at Clarke Quay. Enjoy complimentary lunch and dinner for two children from the kids’ menu when accompanied by paying adults at its all-day dining Porta restaurant. During the school holidays from Mar 14 to 22, they can learn how to fold towel origami and play card games at its specially set-up games and activity room.

Make the best of your time and explore the family-friendly Fort Canning Park near the hotel or go on an idyllic river boat cruise down the Singapore River.

If your child is young enough to share the room’s existing bed (or baby cot), you can opt for only one Superior room (rate from $154++ per night). If you’ll prefer a connecting room for your older kids, rates start from $309++. Find out more about its March Out for Family Moments package here.

Grand Park City Hall Hotel

Welcome to its Family Suite, which has Insta-worthy kids’ furnishing. Just how cute is the little sofa, inspired by the iconic dragon-shaped playground.

There’s also a cool house-framed bed, that’s all the rage today. It is designed with a pull-out, so up to three kids can sleep comfortably in this room while Mummy and Daddy can enjoy couple-time in a connecting room.

There are only six of such Family Suites in this centrally-located hotel.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Until Mar 31, 2020, Singapore residents book the Family Suite at $336++ per night. There are also other room categories from $168++ per night. These special rates are for stays up to Apr 30. Find out more here.

(Also read: Top water parks and playgrounds in Singapore)

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Chill in your comfortable room, enjoy a relaxing walk along Robertson Quay and go hunt down Instagrammable murals at the nearby Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest housing estate.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Your kids will love the experience at this river-view hotel, and your wallet will thank you. Until June 30, 2020, its Superior Room costs $198 nett per night and includes daily breakfast for two adults and $15 food and beverage credit. If you go for the Deluxe Room ($238 nett per night), it also comes with an extra bed and breakfast for one child below 12 years old.

Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel

Awww, that adorable bedding, teepee and kids’ amenities! Your children are sure to love the thematic rooms at Pan Pacific Singapore hotel.

Don’t just stay in the room – explore its lifestyle floor on level four and hit the pool with the kids. Every weekend, little guests under 12 years old can go on a treasure hunt and redeem a surprise treat upon completion.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Until Dec 31, 2020, book its Great Fun-mily Escapade package from $478++ per night, for two adults and two kids under 12 years old. You can also enjoy discounts at indoor playgrounds Pororo Park and Kiztopia at nearby mall Marina Square.

Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Hotel

How many hotels can you name that have their own edition of Monopoly? This luxurious property joins that rarified group with a bespoke version of the iconic board game.

While you can buy the game at the hotel or online at $68, why not treat the kids to a Game Night staycation that enhances the Monopoly experience?

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Until Dec 30, 2020, its Game Night package starts from $650++ per night for a minimum of two nights. It includes accommodation in a Grand Marina room or Deluxe Suite and daily buffet breakfast for two at Colony restaurant.

Also popular is its Ritz Kids Night Safari package where your children can go glamping – a spacious tent that can fit two kids will be pitched next to your king-size bed. Inside the tent, you’ll find a thick, cushy mattress, two pillows, a portable night light and adorable Ritz-Carlton lion plushies.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Its luxurious Themed Family Suites are bigger than a three-room HDB flat! The two-room suite allows parents and children to retreat to their own spaces, just like at home.

You’re now looking at Treetop, one of five themes which guests can choose from. The other amazing options are Safari, Space, Castle and Underwater, which allow kids to play and sleep in a “safari tent”, “spaceship”, “castle” and “submarine”.

A Themed Family Suite can set you back by $1,050++ per night. If you’re not prepared to spend so much on a staycay, book one of its 19 Deluxe Family Room (pictured) instead. It’s half the size of the suite – and less than half the rates (from $324++ per night) – but just as comfortable and inviting. The kids will love the tent which doubles as their bed.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Find out more about its Family Adventure package, which includes $150 nett dining credits per stay. Or choose the Family Fun package which includes daily buffet dinner at The Line for two adults and two kids below age six. Both packages include daily buffet breakfast and playtime at the hotel’s Buds playground.

(Also read: Free things to do with kids in Singapore: Ultimate guide for parents)

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

There’s so much to do at Singapore’s only beachfront resort that one night just isn’t enough for a staycation.

Besides spending time at the resort’s pools and indoor kids’ club, have fun at its new Nestopia playground along Siloso Beach, too. The mega play structure has slides up to 15m long, climbing obstacles at 7.5m tall and suspended bridges.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Until May 31, book its new Tropical Family Escapade package from $480++ per night. It includes buffet breakfast and dinner for two adults and two kids below 12 years old at the Silver Shell Cafe. Your family also gets a lunch basket so you can have a picnic by the sea. This package allows your kids to join Toots Club’s organised activities, lunch and dinner, as well as play at Nestopia.

(Also read: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Parents’ guide to fun and safety at Admiralty Park)

Village Hotel Sentosa

At Sentosa’s newest hotel, it puts young guests at the heart of its experience because every child is a VIK – Village Important Kid.

Three out of its four gorgeous pools are from 0.5m to 0.95m deep, which are great for toddlers and kids who aren’t proficient swimmers. The fourth pool, at 1.2m deep, is for adults only.

Watch our staycay video and read our full review here!

Until Mar 31, 2020, book its Family Room, which comprises two connecting Superior Rooms. Rates start from $336++ per night and is valid for stays up to Dec 23.

(Also read: Where to go with kids in Singapore)

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy


Located in the heart of Katong, the hotel is just 15 minutes away to Changi Airport and East Coast Park. If shopping’s your thing, Parkway Parade and 112 Katong malls are just next to it. You can also hop on the weekend shuttle service  to Orchard.

Until Apr 30, 2020, book its Staycay & Explore Jewel package, which is great for two adults and one child. Enjoy free buffet breakfast, as well as admission tickets to the Canopy Park at the Jewel. The hotel also provides two-way shuttle service to Changi Airport.

Young Parents is giving away a one-night stay at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. Join the contest by Mar 10 here!

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Till Dec 31, 2020, check in to the hotel on a Friday or Saturday to enjoy its Jump Start Your Weekend staycation package. You’ll enjoy late checkout till 4pm, and $20 dining credit at its restaurants and bars.

Room rates are from $180++ per night. Kids aged 12 and below stay and eat free – one kid to one adult, maximum two kids per room. Find out more here.

Royal Plaza on Scotts

It’s the March school holidays and this hotel at Orchard has a special promotion for Singapore residents. At $168++ per night, the Premier Room comes with free Premier Lounge access and breakfast for two. A second room is available at $88++ per night, with breakfast for two kids up to 16 years old. You’ll also enjoy 30 per cent off Carousel lunch and dinner buffet.

Book this Duckling Good Time for School Break package, with the promo code PRRMARCHB. It is valid for stays from March 14 to 22, 2020.

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