COVID-19: Five-star city hotels in Singapore offering luxurious staycation packages

Marina Bay Sands

You can’t leave Singapore just yet, but these luxurious hotels and resorts (along with their unbeatable deals) will help ease your travel blues for now

We’re finally allowed to make bookings in local hotels and resorts. Here’s our plan for you: check-in early and make a beeline for the spa. Enjoy some afternoon tea, lounge by the pool while listening to a podcast or two, head out to dinner, come back for a bubble bath and repeat. Hopefully, you’ll leave refreshed, energised and a lot happier.

[Note: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach has been designated as a SHN (Stay-Home Notice) facility, and is closed till the end of the year.]

Andaz Singapore

Why we love it: Andaz Singapore may be a city hotel, but it has so much to offer that guests may be tempted to stay in and enjoy its facilities. Take for example the five concepts on Alley on 25 – which will have you hopping from one restaurant to another as you sample their signature dishes. Then, there’s also Mr Stork, the roof-top bar which offers stunning views of the city. If you’d like to enjoy your drinks in private, just get cosy in one of its teepees.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. The pool (open from 8am – 9pm) can accommodate just up to 20 guests at any one time. Pool usage is capped at an hour per guest per stay, and slots are open for booking 72 hours before your check-in date. Additional slots can be made after checking in and are subject to availability. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb tip: Enjoy complimentary breakfast for two adults with the hotel’s special staycation package for Singapore residents. Choose from a selection of designer suites and rooms – all complete with great views.Valid for stays until 22 December.

Andaz Singapore
5 Fraser Street
DUO Tower
Singapore 189354
Tel: +65 6408 1234


Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Why we love it: Mandarin Oriental Singapore isn’t just home to Morton’s – one of the best steakhouses in the city. The five-star luxury hotel is also a hotspot during the F1 night races due to its convenient location in the heart of the city. This means waking up to inimitable views of the skyline, which few of its counterparts can offer.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. The pool is open from 7am – 7pm. Access is limited to two hours and one hour per guest, per day respectively. Bookings are required, and can be made by emailing [email protected].

Robb tip: Live like a celebrity with the hotel’s Live the Suite Life staycation deal, exclusively available for purchase from 11 to 22 November 2020. Choose from a selection of suites, complete with limousine arrival transfer, welcome cocktails, in-room dining and late check out at 6pm. Opt for the Mandarin or Oriental Suites to enjoy bespoke butler service. Priced from S$1,200++ per night in the two-bedroom suites for four guests, offers are valid for stays from 12 November 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Marina Square
5 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6338 0066

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Why we love it: Arguably one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks, Marina Bay Sands has it all. Head to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck for a bird’s-eye view of Singapore or take a dip in the world’s largest infinity pool. There’s also no lack of celebrity restaurants and fashion and jewellery boutiques at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands that’ll keep you entertained. 

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 11am. The pool is open from 6.30am – midnight, and has a maximum capacity of 45. Guests are limited to an hour per day, and slots must be booked through SMS upon confirmation of room reservation. Due to an overwhelming number of bookings, there’s a high chance you won’t be able to secure a slot, but speak to the concierge and they’ll do their best to help. The Banyan Tree Fitness Club is currently closed until further notice.

Robb tip: The Sands Staycation package comes with a complimentary room upgrade, 15 per cent off ArtScience Museum tickets, and 15 per cent off couple treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa. Valid till 31 December 2020.

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8888

Raffles Hotel Singapore  

Why we love it: Birthplace of the iconic Singapore Sling, Raffles Hotel has a storied history. The heritage building still maintains its old-world façade, but has been blessed with a modern touch following extensive restoration work last year.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. For the 24-hour pool (open from 7am – 7pm), each guest is limited to a 90-minute slot per day, which can be reserved by scanning a QR code upon arriving at the hotel. A maximum of 16 people can be inside the pool at any one time, with a further 24 people by the poolside. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb tip: From now till 13 December, the hotel is offering the Suite Theatre at Raffles package, a staycation experience that includes a personal evening screening of a local theatre production – select from SingTheatre’s A Spoonful of Sherman, Pangdemonium’s Rent or Double Confirm Productions’s Hossan-AH 50! – Love You LEONG Time! – of your choice. A dedicated butler will also have you coddled with a specially curated selection of cocktails and canapes.

Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6337 1886

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Why we love it: We have to admit that Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is home to one of the most beautiful hotel club lounges in the city with stellar views to boot. Furthermore, dining options are aplenty here; get your Italian fix at Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, hawker fare at the Lobby Lounge and Chinese cuisine at Shang Palace. And before you call it a day, head down to Origin Bar for locally inspired cocktails.

Facility updates: Check in at 12pm and check out at 3pm. The pool operates from 6am – 7pm, and has a maximum capacity of 50 guests. It operates on a first-come-first-served basis and are unlimited usage. Reservations can be made at the reception desk. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb tip: Available from now till 20 April 2021, the Couples Retreat Package offers an experience that entails daily breakfast, bespoke cocktails, S$50 worth of dining credits, 50 per cent off 60-minute couple spa massages at Chi and more.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 6213 4398

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Why we love it: Based in the heart of the city and set within the ’30s of the Capitol Building, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is an elegant grande dame that has luxury at its core. The original architecture has been fused with modern flair to create a luxury retreat in the civic and cultural district, while there are plenty of nooks and corners within the space to ensure that you are thoroughly entertained throughout your stay.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. Both the main pool and gym are temporarily closed for renovations, but the hotel has arranged for alternative facilities located within the complex for guest usage. Reservations are taken upon arrival at the reception. Each guest can use the pool (open from 8am – 8pm) for 90 minutes per day, and just five are allowed in the pool.

Robb tip: There are a host of specials available, including 50 per cent off the Stamford Suite when you stay there for at least two nights. You’ll enjoy daily breakfast for two and S$100 worth of dining credit that can be redeemed at either 15 Stamford or the Arcade. Valid till 29 December 2020.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
15 Stamford Road
Singapore 178906
Tel: +65 6368 8888

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore 

Why we love it: The hotel’s one of our national monuments, having been built in 1928. Plus, the ex-national post office is a neoclassical gem amidst the contemporary skyscrapers in the city. For those who love afternoon tea, The Courtyard serves classic English sets that come with unlimited top-ups. A gluten-free afternoon tea set is also available.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. Pool usage is limited to 90 minutes per facility, per guest, per day. Guests have to select their slots via a pre-arrival form. The infinity pool allows a maximum of 24 at any one time the operating hours are from 7am – 10pm. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb tip: Of all the deals available, Suite Compliments come with a second night on the house (this applies to The Fullerton Bay Hotel as well) for every suite booking you make. The package also comes with Straits Club privileges, an extra bed for a child below 12, complimentary one-way transfer and a care pack. Valid till 31 March 2021.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 6733 8388

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Why we love it: The hotel offers stunning views of the metropolis’ skyline. You’ll also find an extensive art collection that’s displayed throughout the walkways and welcome lobbies.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12pm. The pool is open from 7am – 9pm. Reservations are made upon booking confirmation – each guest can secure 120-minute slots for the pool and is capped at 23 guests at any given time. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb Tip: Of the two packages available, those with children should opt for the Ritz Kids Night Safari deal. Cultivate the spirit of the great outdoors (without having to sacrifice the indoors) with your kids as they receive edible amenities, a passport, activity book, lion beanie and discovery map where they can earn stamps to redeem ice cream. They can also go ‘camping’ in a sleeping tent that will be pitched in the room. Valid till 30 December 2020.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Ave
Singapore 039799
Tel: +65 6337 8888

The St. Regis Singapore  

Why we love it: This is probably the closest we’ll get to experience New York without having to set foot in the city. It’s also home to Brasserie Les Saveurs, one of the best French restaurants in town.

Facility updates: Check in at 3pm check out at 12pm. The pool is open from 7am – 7pm. Pool slots (one hour) have to be pre-booked through the Butler Service Desk, and just 15 slots are available each hour. The gym is closed until further notice.

Robb Tip: Whisky connoisseurs are going to love this one. In celebration of The Macallan’s launch of its newest 15 Year Double Cask Whisky, The St. Regis Singapore has partnered with the whisky brand to roll out The Macallan Sling and Stay package. Available from now until 31 December 2020 at a rate of S$510++ per night, the staycation experience comes complete with a welcome bottle of the iconic whisky, cocktail-making masterclass and epicurean breakfast for two.

The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247911
Tel: +65 6506 6888