1. Porcelain Hotel
Spend a rejuvenating weekend at Porcelain Hotel. Photo credit: Porcelain Hotel
Inspired by proto-porcelain wares that existed in the Shang Dynasty, Porcelain Hotel is located just a short stroll away from Chinatown MRT station. Be a tourist in your home country and spend the afternoon exploring Chinatown. You might be surprised at what you find in the area! Indulge in an oriental massage at Huang Ah Ma – The Oriental Spa Chamber, which is conveniently located inside the hotel. Finally, end your day at Chinatown Food Street for some unpretentious good food because there’s no perfect staycation without satisfying your tummy.
Address: 48 Mosque Street, Singapore 059526
Nearest MRT: Chinatown
2. Hotel G Singapore
Fancy a vintage chic staycation? Photo credit: Hotel G Singapore
Hotel G Singapore may not have the most spacious of rooms, but it does have beautifully-appointed rooms that make great use of space and an excellent location. Take a short stroll down to Albert Centre Market & Food Centre where you will be able to find good and humble hawker food (we recommend the Lor Mee!). With Bugis and Arab Street within walking distance, there is plenty to do in the evening – just take a leisurely stroll and explore the area with your partner.
Address: 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Experience a unique space-themed bedroom here! Photo credit: Wanderlust Hotel
3. Wanderlust Hotel
Looking for a quirky design hotel to spend the weekend in? Well, look no further because the Wanderlust Hotel is exactly what you are searching for! The hotel has 29 intricately designed rooms, each with a specific theme of its own. Check out the Whimsical rooms for more living space and interesting designs like a Space-themed or even a Treehouse-themed room to stay in. Explore Tekka Centre for fresh produce (we hear the one for fruits and vegetables is especially popular) and good food or take a stroll down to Mustafa Shopping Centre for 24-hour shopping!
Address: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Nearest MRT: Little India
4. Naumi Liora
Explore the beautiful heritage buildings along Keong Saik from the Naumi Liora hotel. Photo credit: Naumi Liora
Naumi Liora provides the opportunity to indulge in something more laid back and quaint. Located just a short stroll away from Outram Park MRT, Naumi Liora is the perfect place to base yourself one weekend with your loved one to explore the Keong Saik area. Drop by Tong Ah Eating House for a back-to-basics local breakfast and in the evening, check out some of the beautiful speakeasy bars nearby. Opt for one of the Liora Porch rooms if you would like some space to laze around in the sun in the privacy of your own room.
Address: 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
Nearest MRT: Outram Park
5. Lloyd’s Inn
Experience a deep soak in a tub that offers a direct view of the sky. Photo credit: The Shutterwhale
Lloyd’s Inn, once an unimpressive backpacker hostel, has got to be one of Singapore’s best well-kept secrets. Hidden away in plain sight, Lloyd’s Inn offers affordable yet beautiful living spaces just minutes away from Singapore’s famous shopping strip, Orchard Road. Come back to the comfort of this designer boutique property after a busy day out. For the ultimate retreat, we recommend checking into the Big Skyroom – how else are you going to experience soaking in an outdoor tub that offers a direct view of the sky?
Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Nearest MRT: Somerset
6. Hotel NuVe Heritage
Enjoy well-curated rooms in a charming heritage building. Photo credit: Hotel NuVe Heritage
Nestled in an unassuming heritage building along Purvis Street, Hotel NuVe Heritage offers a boutique experience that is different from the rest. Apart from the interesting contrast of architecture in the area, the locale of this hotel offers a large number of food choices that cater to a wide range of appetites and budgets. Experience the best of old and new at Hotel NuVe with 19 well-curated rooms and themed suites. In the evening, drop by Chin Chin Eating House for one of Singapore’s best Hainanese restaurants!
Address: 13 Purvis Street, Singapore 188592
Nearest MRT: Bugis
7. Studio M Hotel
Enjoy a romantic staycation at Studio M Hotel. Photo credit: Studio M Hotel
Studio M has got to be one of Singapore’s favourite spots for weekend staycations. In fact, it is probably the first hotel to offer loft living on this sunny island. With attractive room rates on the weekends, Studio M is located near Robertson Walk and Robertson Quay, a fantastic location home to many great restaurants and cafes. For a coffee fix, head down to Toby’s Estate and for quality brunch food, give Common Man Coffee Roasters a go!
Address: 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
8. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay
Take a dip in this infinity pool located on the roof of the hotel. Photo credit: Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay
The Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is one of the most affordable InterContinental Hotels Group properties in Singapore. This hotel has a beautiful rooftop infinity pool with scenic views so be sure not to give that a miss! The location is also perfect if you wish to spend an evening out in Clarke Quay. Enjoy some soulful hotpot at Hai Di Lao (just make sure you make a reservation in advance), grab a drink at one of many pubs located in the area during happy hour, or simply sit by the Singapore River and engage in some heart-to-heart conversation to the backdrop of a riverside sunset – the choice is yours!
Address: 2 Magazine Road, Singapore 059573
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
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Originally published on 6 January 2016 and updated in June 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.
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