With travel bans still in place, your annual family vacation will have to wait. But there’s no reason you can’t schedule a quick getaway with the kids.
Here are 9 kid-friendly hotels for family staycations in Singapore (that are approved by The Singapore Tourism Board) that you can turn to for a relaxing time with the kids.
What: Your beach vacay may be off the calendar for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a resort getaway. Nestled on Sentosa Island and surrounded by lush greenery, with plenty of attractions just minutes away, it’s the perfect respite for urbanites. Currently, it offers a Family Getaway Package that consists of a one night’s stay with complimentary breakfast for two adults and one child, a themed family activity, and an $80 F&B credit.
Where: 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Tel: 6825-3888, www.sentosa.amarahotels.com
The Family Getaway Package is available from now till 31 Jan 2021. Rates start from $415++ per night.
What: Apart from a kids’ corner to poolside amenities like floating pool toys, kickboards and swimming accessories, the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Singapore goes to extra lengths to make its younger guests feel welcome.
All you have to do is furnish the hotel with the names and ages of the kiddos, and they’ll have a welcome amenity, child-sized bathrobes and slippers, toiletries, and movie and cartoon selections all specially for younger guests. Need some time alone with the hubby? It offers babysitting services, too.
Where: 190 Orchard Blvd, Tel: 6734-1110, www.fourseasons.com/singapore
Book a room here and get 30% off a second room for children.
What: The Intercontinental Singapore, located in Bugis, is all heritage beauty and glamour. After a revamp in recent years, it has bigger and more spacious rooms – perfect for family staycations! Families can book a premier suite that comes with a separate living area for kids to watch TV.
Check in with the Family Day In Staycation package, which will get you breakfast for two adults and one child, an in-room welcome amenity for the kids, and an in-room dining credit of $50.
Where: 80 Middle Road, Tel: 6338 7600, www.ihg.com/intercontinental
The Family Day In Staycation package is available from now till Dec 30, 2020. Room rates start from $375++.
What: Located beside station, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa is just a short walk away from the heart of the action near Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark and the S.E.A Aquarium.
The Family Staycation package will get you a stay in the Heritage suite and daily breakfast for two adults and two kids (up to 12 years of age), and everyone can enjoy either a Cable Car round pass or S.E.A Aquarium pass.
Where: 23 Beach View, Sentosa, Tel: 6818-3388, www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/details/sinmd-le-meridien-singapore-sentosa
The Family Staycation package start, available from $410 per night.
What: Right near the shopping district and with kid-friendly eateries nearby, this is one family-friendly hotel you’ll want to check out. There’s a spacious 53 sqm Family Room has a bunkbed that’s perfect for a family of four, and comes with amenities for the little humans such as toothbrushes, cutlery, and a welcome gift hamper.
The young ones will enjoy a Bizzie Box with colouring sheets and word search puzzles. Alternatively, rent boardgames or get doodling on the in-room chalk board.
Where: 1 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6737-1133, www.rendezvoushotels.com.sg/en/Hotels/Orchard-Rendezvous-Hotel
What: With themed family suites and venues specially tailored for kids, they won’t have a dull moment here. For the adventurous kids, there is Buds, an interactive play space with themed activity areas (like Stage for aspiring performers as well as a fully equipped cooking studio for budding chefs), as well as the new outdoor Splash Zone with six water play areas.
Right now, there’s a Fun Family Playcation package that includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children up to 12 years old, dining credit of $100 per day, complimentary playtime at Splash Zone, and you’ll even get a picnic basket with picnic mat and food items per stay. This is applicable for rooms from the Garden Wing Deluxe City View Room to the Valley Wing Deluxe Suite.
Valid for stays up till 30 Dec 2020. Rates start from $398 average per night.
Where: 22 Orange Grove Road, Tel: 6737-3644, www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/shangrila
What: Smack in the middle of town, this hotel oozes French chic and contemporary style. It’s unveiled a Family Fun package, with themed teepees will win the hearts of your little ones, and you’ll all get to wake up to sumptuous breakfast at Racines.
Afterwards, take a dip in the hotel’s 30-metre long infinity pool that comes with views of towering skycrapers and the cityscape. The package also entails afternoon tea at 1864 Lobby Lounge for two adults, plus tea time snacks for one child.
Where: 9 Wallich Street, Tel: 6428-5000, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
The Family Fun Package is available from now till Dec 30, 2020. The Luxury Room (King/Twin) fits up to 2 tents, and rates start from $333.89++ for two adults and one child under 12 years old. $80++ will be charged per additonal child for each night.
What: The Fullerton Hotels encourage you to take life at your own pace with the Life At Your Own Speed Package. One major pull factor would be the Vintage Vespa Sidecar Experience for two (this is limited to one passenger per sidecar and not available to children below 10 years old), which takes you on a tour around the precinct.
Other complimentary family-friendly activities include a cookie-decorating sessions, a Scalextric model car race, and a Fullerton Heritage Tour.
1 Fullerton Square, Tel: 6733-8388, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore (The Fullerton Hotel)
80 Collyer Quay, Tel: 6333 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore (The Fullerton Bay Hotel)
The offer is valid from now till Sep 20, 2020. Rates start from $410++ per night at The Fullerton Hotel and $660++ at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
What: Get your kids on a glamping trip with the Ritz Kids Night Safari package. They’ll get to “rough it out” in a sleeping tent (all in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned room or suite, and you won’t have to deal with dirt or insects!) that comes with a night lamp, and edible turndown amenity, a Ritz-Carlton lion beanie as well as an activity book. Book this during their birthday and they’ll even get a birthday cake surprise.
Or if they’re big on board games, there’s also the Game Night package, which offers the hotel’s own bespoke Monopoly Game per stay – they’ll get to “acquire” Singapore’s major museums, landmark attractions, as well as the hotel’s iconic art pieces, restaurants and rooms, and it comes with customised tokens, too.
This is on top of daily in-room dining breakfast, and a Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Monopoly Game themed welcome amenity per stay.
Where: Raffles Avenue, Marina Bay 7, Tel: 6434-5111, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/
The Ritz Kids Night Safari and Game Night packages are valid till Dec 30, 2020. Rates start from $550 per night each.
This article was originally published on Apr 13, 2016 and updated on Sep 14, 2020. Text: Atika Lim and Michelle Lee