So why review a container hotel staycation in Singapore? While VTLs may be open to many countries, some of us still choose not to use them. What with paperwork to fill up, and new variants of COVID-19, travelling overseas can seem like too much trouble right now. UPDATE: VTL ticket bookings have now been put on hold until 20 January, 2022.
Thankfully, Singapore’s tourism sector has numerous juicy staycation deals so you can escape from staying cooped up at home with only your living room to relax in. Because part of the fun of travel is trying new things, we decided to skip the usual hotel staycation and try something a little different.
We wanted somewhere we could let loose and enjoy ourselves. Somewhere surprising. So we decided to stay at the container hotel at Downtown East. Called D’Ultimate Xcape at Downtown East, this container hotel is made of recycled shipping containers – yes, those big metal boxes that transport large supplies of goods. D’Ultimate Escape at Downtown East will only be around until March 2022, so you need to be quick to try it.
We love the idea of recycling like this, but we also had some questions. Would the rooms be comfortable? Would they be hot? Would it be a nice stay at all? If you are also wondering about these things, here’s our honest review of the first container hotel staycation in Singapore.