Not heading overseas for the long weekend but still want to get some R&R? Here are some last minute staycation deals you can make use of
Our nation’s big day may be super hyped-up but we’re happy about what it’s doing for luxuries we normally can’t afford – and that includes getting cheap staycations at the last minute.
Not only are there still hotel suites open for a relaxing stay over this long weekend, many of them come with a discounted price tag thanks to SG50. We suss out the top five stays to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee with.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Best deal: $50 off all rooms and suites
Staying at this colonial-style gem makes for a poetic and symbolic ode to our country’s history. Goodwood Park used to be a club for the elite, and its facade is now a national monument.
If you stay here for at least two nights, you can enjoy $50 off the best available rate for all rooms and suites. This package includes buffet breakfast for two, a celebratory cake and glass of house wine per person and late check-out at 3pm, so you can take your own sweet time to celebrate.
Valid for stays between Aug 7 and 10. For enquiries and reservations, call 6730 1811 / 1844.
Also read: 9 ways to celebrate the SG50 weekend
Best deal: Waterpark and botanical retreat in one
The new D’Resort at Downtown East is a refreshing oasis in one of the most accessible yet affordable areas. This spot is the perfect treat for families. Go wild at the built-in waterpark facilities here or at the nearby Wild Wild Wet, which will soon be expanded to the centre of D’Resort.
Prefer to have a more serene time? Go for a stroll through the lush botanics of the resort, which is seated in Pasir Ris Park. It offers more than 350 rainforest-style rooms, making for a relaxing yet fun retreat.
Room rates start from $118.
D’Resort, 1 Pasir Ris Close. Bookings at www.dresort.com.sg.
Best deal: Cheap rooms, cheaper food, even cheaper booze
For a well-rounded (and all-discounted) staycay, head down to the classic Orchard Hotel.
Its deluxe room is going at 50 per cent for every second night, and you’ll get half price off all buffets and complimentary Internet access during your stay.
Even if you’re not staying here, you can enjoy Orchard Café’s buffet dinner – which features local classics like chilli crab and durian – at only $50 per person. Intermezzo Bar is also offering five bottles of Tiger Beer for $50 and every second SG50 National Cocktail at $5.50.
Valid for stays between Aug 7 to 10. For reservations and information, call 6734 8595.
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Best deal: Free room upgrade, 1-for-1 SG50 cocktails
At this hotel, you’ll feel like you’re the one being celebrated. Book its SG50 weekend staycation package and you’ll be pampered with a whole host of perks, like a complimentary room upgrade to the next room category, an SG50 in-room welcome amenity and a one-for-one “Singapura National” cocktail at the hotel’s bar, Manhattan.
You can also gain access to the Regent club lounge for two with a top-up of $50. Room rates start from $208.
Valid for stays until Sep 30 for weekends. Quote “SG50stay” when booking. For reservations and information,
call 6725 3088.
Also read: Top SG50 promotions to make use of
Best deal: Half price off rooms and buffet breakfast, free yoga class
If you want to stay close to the National Day festivities at the Padang, this is your best bet. Just two blocks away from the parade, Carlton Hotel is taking 50 per cent off its best flexi rates and buffet breakfast rates across all weekend stays in August.
And what’s a staycation for if it isn’t relaxing? Stretch it out with your complimentary entry into the gym and sauna, and at the complimentary yoga class on Saturdays at 8am. You can also enjoy free parking and late check-out at 3pm.
Valid for stays on all weekends in August. For reservations and information, call 6349 1293 / 6311 8203.
By Pamela Chow
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