Going on holidays is probably one of the top favourite activities for Singaporean couples, however there are times some couples just can’t afford to do so given the busy schedule and work demands in a hectic city. That’s why staycations have become an increasingly popular activity among Singaporeans. If you and your partner are looking for a weekend respite and simply spending some quality time together to rest and relax without travelling too far, here are some staycation ideas in Singapore where you can find activities to do as a couple, be it chilling by the pool, soaking in a hot tub, sun-bathing, indulging in hotel buffets or just lazing in bed.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of bustling Orchard Road, Lloyd's Inn is just a stone's throw away from Somerset MRT station, which makes the perfect weekend respite for busy Singaporean couples.
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As you enter the hotel premises, you'll realise that this boutique hotel is surrounded by lush greenery and characterised by a clean modern design. While the hotel does not have a swimming pool, a dipping pool makes up for it! The Deluxe Skyroom, Patio Suite and Big Skyroom Suite also comes with a private outdoor bathtub which you and your partner can enjoy soaking under the sun or watching the stars under the night sky. The rooms are beautifully designed with glass windows that allow natural sunlight to stream in - imagine waking up beside your partner to the soft sun rays on your faces.
If you and your partner just want to cuddle in bed and Netflix and chill all day, you'll be pleased to know that all rooms are equipped with a Smart TV. After which, head up to the roof terrace to grab a drink and watch the sunset as you wind down for the evening.
Be sure to book in advance as rooms are always sold out! Lloyd's Inn may not be your typical 5-star, fancy lobby, valet serviced hotel but you and your partner will certainly love this refreshing change.
Prices are from SGD$160++ a night for standard rooms.
M social Singapore is a contemporary hotel that brings creative elements of the world together. Located slightly off the vibrant stretch of Robertson Quay, M Social Singapore was made for millennials in mind who love socialising and experiencing Singapore's city vibes.
Step into this designer hotel by French designer, Philippe Starck and you’ll be immediately charmed by the eclectic mix of vibrant colours, patterned tiles and bold graphics. The rooms come in four sizes which are quite cosy but they provide all the amenities you'll need, and the loft style rooms give ample space to hang out and chill at either the top or bottom levels.
If you and your partner are foodies, you both will be spoilt for choices. Choose to dine at Beast & Butterflies, an all-day dining Asian fusion restaurant and bar within the hotel with views of the Singapore River.
Indulge in their East-meets-West cuisine and signatures such as their Teochew style lobster porridge and crispy pork knuckle for a unique twist on Asian favourites, or spend a lazy afternoon having brunch at the cafes around Robertson Quay, and watch the area come alive at night with restaurants and bars perfect for date nights. End the night with a romantic evening stroll along the Singapore River.
Prices are from SGD$141++ a night for standard rooms.
Not to be confused with M Social Singapore even though they are both located around the same area, Studio M Hotel is the older cousin of M Social Singapore but still a very popular choice for staycations among Singaporeans!
Unlike M Social Singapore, Studio M offers only loft style hotel rooms with full length bay windows which you and your partner can enjoy the view and skyline of Singapore, or get your boyfriend to fulfill his Instagram boyfriend duties.
The rooms are distinguished by a wood and white theme that adds a warm and cozy touch, making you feel like you're home away from home. What's also great about Studio M Hotel is how they'll go above and beyond your needs by adding personal touches to your room upon request. If you're looking to surprise your girlfriend or boyfriend, you may contact the hotel to decorate your room in advance and jazz it up for a romantic night in.
Prices are from SGD$141++ a night for standard rooms.
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Naumi is a luxurious boutique hotel located at 41 Seah Street, which is in between Bugis and City Hall area. Naumi hotel rooms are cleverly designed with premium amenities such as Apple TV and some rooms even come with a magic glass which fogs up your bathroom glass panels at the touch of a button.
The Patio room, as the name suggests comes with an outdoor patio where you and your partner can sit outside, enjoying long conversations over a glass of wine, while the Oasis and designer inspired rooms all come with bathtubs which you can soak in and pamper yourselves for as long as you want. With Naumi's signature 5-layer bedding and 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, you and your partner are guaranteed to have a crazy good time swimming in those sheets!
And whats rounds up a perfect staycation experience would definitely be the level of service you receive during your stay. Guest reviews tell us that Naumi Hotel provides a level of impeccable service that'll make your stay an unforgettable one.
Prices are from SGD$273++ a night for standard rooms.
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Dreaming of resort getaway but can't afford the time to do so? Look no further than W Singapore Sentosa Cove for that dreamy summer resort vibes. W Singapore is situated in the residential enclave of Sentosa Cove, with fantastic views of the island, the hotel's signature panoramic wet pool which is opened 24 hours and even the South China sea!
The 5-star hotel rooms are stylishly decorated with garden and flower inspired motifs bringing tropical paradise right to your bedroom. W Singapore's rooms are equipped with mood lighting, including one that says 'flirt' which immediately transforms the room into a sexy seductress. Some of the rooms also feature a spacious bath tub with sliding glass panels which can be opened from inside the room. Be inspired by W Singapore’s signature scent which is a blend of fresh lemon blossoms, green tea and laurel leaves, while indulging in premium amenities such as Bliss’s lemon + sage body and bath collection, which you and your partner will love.
For couples who don't mind splurging on W Singapore, it'll definitely be an intimate lovey-dovey staycation that'll set both of you in the mood for love.
Prices are from SGD$489++ a night for standard rooms.