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Staycation ideas for Singapore National Day 2019

With a 4-day weekend in sight, we’re sure to be tempted to jet off somewhere nice. But if you’re staying in town to celebrate our nation’s 54th birthday, Skyscanner has shortlisted 10 best hotels for your staycation this Singapore National Day. Majulah Singapura!

This year’s Singapore National Day is a special one. We’re not only celebrating the nation’s 54th year of independence, but also commemorating 200 years since modern Singapore was founded.

With a little stroke of luck, we’re getting a 4-day holiday with Singapore National Day this year! NDP Singapore falls on Friday 9th August and Hari Raya Haji on Monday 12th August. This means you get a super extended long weekend to celebrate with your loved ones!

Of course, this presents the perfect opportunity to book a quick escape. However, if you’re strapped for time or simply want to be in town to join the festivities and revel in national pride, you really don’t need to venture far. A staycation right here in Singapore would provide you with the R&R you need. Plus, with the right hotel, you could get a view of the colourful fireworks display from the comfort of your own room.

To mark this momentous occasion, NDP will return to the historic Padang this year. Whether you’re celebrating as a couple, flying solo, or rallying the whole village, here are our top picks for the best staycation spots to celebrate our nation’s independence and bicentennial this Singapore National Day.

Best hotels to celebrate Singapore National Day 2019

1. Swissotel The Stamford

With views of the Padang, Swissotel The Stamford is one of the best staycation spots to catch the pomp and circumstance of this year’s National Day. Watch the parade of marching troops, lively NDP performances, and hear the roars of the crowd — all in the comfort of your air-conditioned hotel room. You can even indulge in a pre-parade meal at JAAN, the hotel’s 1-Michelin starred restaurant.

Rooms during the Singapore National Day period start from SGD $351 per night (with advance booking). Be sure to book early and request for a Padang view room.

2. Ritz Carlton Singapore

Looking for a five-star staycation in Singapore this NDP? Ritz Carlton Singapore is a real veteran in delivering luxury experiences for its guests. Conveniently located at 7 Raffles Avenue, the hotel boasts stunning panoramic city views overlooking the Kallang and Marina Bay areas. If you want a clear view of the NDP fireworks, this should definitely be on your staycation shortlist.

Rooms with a view of Marina Bay start at SGD $913 per night for the Singapore National Day period. It may not be a cheap staycation, but the views will be well worth it!

3. The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Celebrate this year’s NDP with unobstructed views of Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront. Located right on the water’s edge on Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel promises guests a guaranteed a view of the festive fireworks display. If you want to celebrate NDP with a bang, this is the place to be!

Room rates for this period start at SGD $637 per night (with advance purchase). Choose a Bay View room to watch the fireworks without the crowds. If you don’t manage to snag one in time, don’t worry. You can still head up to the hotel’s rooftop bar, Lantern, to catch views of the spectacular bursts of colour in the night sky.

4. Pan Pacific Hotel

Overlooking the Marina Bay area, rooms at the Pan Pacific Hotel offer you a 360° panorama of the Singapore skyline. You can enjoy evening canapes and cocktails at the hotel’s Poolside Bar, or take an evening pool dip with NDP fireworks colouring the sky overhead.

Pan Pacific Hotel is offering a National Day Fireworks Package for stays between 8 – 11 August 2019. Bookings must be made before 9th August 2019 and a minimum 2-night stay is required in a Harbour Studio room category or above. The package includes complimentary breakfast for up to two adults. Room rates start from SGD $565 per night.

5. Marina Bay Sands

Our list would not be complete without a mention of this iconic bayfront hotel. Towering over the Marina Bay area, a Marina Bay Hotel staycation promises a bird’s eye view of the CBD and glistening waterfront, whether from your room or the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. You can also be sure to catch the best of the NDP fireworks in the plush comfort of your hotel room.

One of the best staycation spots in the city, room rates start at SGD $659 per night for the Singapore National Day holiday period. Remember to request for a Harbour View room.

6. Mandarin Oriental

With exquisite style and decadent furnishings, Mandarin Oriental exudes designer luxury effortlessly. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s central district, you can choose between city, ocean, and (of course) Marina Bay view rooms. The hotel’s outdoor pool, restaurant, and bar also look out to the Marina Bay area. Here, you can dine with views of the NDP fireworks or enjoy them with a tipple in hand.

Marina Bay View Room rates during the Singapore National Day weekend period start at SGD $755 per night. This includes complimentary breakfast for two and complimentary valet parking for one car.

7. Marina Mandarin

With a prime postcode in the Marina Bay area, you can be sure the views at this hotel will be well worth its price. With stellar views of the waterfront, you can enjoy the NDP fireworks at Marina Mandarin with family and friends. If you’d like to take the opportunity to rediscover Singapore during the long weekend, Marina Mandarin is also conveniently close to attractions like the Esplanade, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, War Memorial Park, and Fort Canning.

Marina Mandarin offers a National Day Package from SGD $800 per night for an Executive Deluxe Marina Bay Room. The rates are for room only and free wifi for up to 4 devices. Full prepayment is also required for the booking.

8. Fairmont Hotel Singapore

If you want a guaranteed view of the NDP fireworks, be sure to book into a Deluxe Harbour View room at The Fairmont Hotel. The hotel also boasts 15 different restaurant and bars, which means you won’t be short of dining options here. Choose from authentic Italian family-style dining at Prego, to delicately crafted Japanese offerings at Mikuni, to spicing up your tastebuds Chinese cuisine at Szechuan Court.

Fairmont offers a “savers promotion” of 10% off for advance bookings with 100% non-refundable prepayment. Saver promotion rates for a Deluxe Harbour View room during NDP weekend start from SGD $497 per night.

9. The Fullerton Hotel

How about celebrating this year’s NDP in a historical landmark? Once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, The Fullerton Hotel is an impressive national monument that has since been converted into a heritage hotel. Watch the beautiful fireworks display light up the breathtaking landscape of Singapore’s city skyline from a Marina Bay View room. You can also soak up the celebrations with a happy crowd on the One Fullerton rooftop bar.

The Fullerton Hotel offers a National Day Early Bird Package with up to 25% off best available rates, buffet breakfast for two, and access to the One Fullerton rooftop to catch the brilliant pyrotechnic displays with free-flow beer and soft drinks.

10. Conrad Centennial Singapore

With direct access to over 1000 shops and 300 restaurants, Conrad Centennial is a great option for a shopping staycation in Singapore. You can also pamper yourself at The Centennial Spa or relax at the hotel’s outdoor pool before soaking up the NDP celebrations in the evening.

Whilst most rooms only offer a city view, Conrad Centennial is only a short walk away from the Marina Bay area where you’ll get unparalleled views of the NDP fireworks. Room rates during the Singapore National Day period start from SGD $395 per night for a Deluxe Room.

11. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

To celebrate Singapore National Day in style, check into this luxury designer hotel just outside of the Marina Bay area. With its super chic rooms and unique bar and dining concepts, this is the place to live it up. It may not have a waterfront location, but JW Marriott South Beach’s infinity pool and rooftop bar look out over the Padang. Rest assured you won’t be too far from the NDP festivities!

Marina Bay View room rates start at SGD $552 per night with advance purchase and prepayment. In comparison, standard rates for Marina Bay View rooms start at SGD $690 per night for non-members.

12. Naumi Hotel

Naumi is a luxury boutique hotel with designer contemporary chic rooms. Located on Seah Street, you’re not too far from the hustle and bustle of the Raffles, Marina Bay, and Clarke Quay neighbourhoods. Whilst the rooms may not boast waterfront views of the marina, their sleek and stylish designs ensure you’ll be in utmost comfort. You can still enjoy the NDP fireworks and views of the city’s skyline from the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool and bar.

Room rates start at SGD $838.50 for a 3-night stay from 9th – 12th August.

13. The Westin

The Westin boasts floor-to-ceiling windows in its rooms, with views overlooking the South China Sea and Marina Bay area. For a slightly different National Day experience, jump in the hotel’s rooftop pool and catch panoramic views of the fireworks display whilst having a swim.

Room rates start from SGD $395 per night if you book early and prepay in full.

14. Destination Singapore Beach Rd

Situated minutes away from the CBD, Destination Singapore Beach Rd is part of the Park Hotel Group of hotels. Grab some grub at Folklore, the hotel’s in-house restaurant. They use artisanal cooking methods to create nostalgic heritage dishes from Singapore’s major racial cuisines. Then, head up to the rooftop pool to catch the NDP fireworks. Spend the next few days exploring the heritage of Kampong Glam or talk a walk straight into the middle of the city’s buzz.

Room rates for the NDP weekend start at SGD $157 per night, with complimentary in-room Wifi and rooftop pool access.

15. Andaz Singapore

A concept by Hyatt, Andaz is bursting with personality and a unique character. This super chic luxury lifestyle hotel sits comfortably between the hipster enclave of Kampong Glam and the bustling neighbourhood of Bugis. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, each room offers beautifully framed views of the city below. The rooftop infinity pool offers a panorama of the city’s skyline, so you could very well catch a glimpse of the NDP fireworks from here.

To get a view of Marina Bay or the harbour, book yourself a stay in any of these rooms: King Bed with a View, Twin Beds with a View, Andaz Studio Suite King, or the Presidential Suite. Standard room rates during the Singapore National Day period starts from SGD $440 per night.


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Originally published 19 March 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.