The March holidays and the Easter weekend are coming - it is time for a well-deserved short break. But what are your options for a staycation when room rates in Singapore are at an all-time high?
According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry's 2012 Economic Survey of Singapore, average hotel room rates here climbed to a record high of $261 last year.
Fret not. There are still room rates to be found that will not break your bank account and packages with a lot more than just the room thrown in.
SundayLife! susses out the best deals for you.
Terms and conditions apply for all deals listed here.
Stay and Play at Marine Life Park package from $258++. Offer includes one night's stay in a deluxe room, daily breakfast for two, day passes for two to SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Water Park at Resorts World Sentosa and one-way transfer to the resort.
3D2N Stay and Play All Attractions package from $488++. Offer includes two nights' stay in a deluxe room, daily breakfast for two, day passes for two to SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove Water Park and Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa and two-way transfer to the resort. Both packages are available from March 15 till the end of the year. For details, go to www.bayhotelsingapore.com
Rasa Family Fun package from $560 a night, for two adults and two children under 12. Includes entry to Sentosa, buffet breakfast and buffet dinner, activities for children aged five to 12, 15 per cent off a la carte treatments at the resort's spa and use of selected water sports facilities.
The package is available all year long.
For details, call 6371-1088 or go to www.shangri-la.com
Weekend Escape package from $318++ a night for a Courtyard Room. Offer includes a daily American buffet breakfast for two, an $88 dining credit per night and late check-out at 3pm. Children under the age of six enjoy complimentary breakfast. Applicable to local residents only. Offer ends on Dec 30.
For reservations, call 6533-8388 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Easter weekend from March 29 to 31, receive an automatic upgrade to the next room category, plus guaranteed late check-out at 3pm. For example, booking a Liora Quaint (from $185++ a night) gives you an automatic upgrade to a Liora Heritage Single room. Offer includes free Wi-Fi, 24-hour access to the fitness room and premium bath amenities from New York brand C.O. Bigelow.
For details, call 6403-6000 or e-mail email@example.com. Quote "TGIF" when making reservations.
Couple's Night Out package for the Easter weekend, starting from $258++. Offer includes a movie under the stars at the hotel pool, breakfast for two, a three-course Western dinner and a manicure/pedicure for women and a 15- to 20-minute massage for men.
For reservations, call 6818-8818 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Weekend Escapade package from $370++. Offer includes one night's accommodation in an Executive Suite (right), breakfast, a river taxi ride and movie tickets for four. You can also enjoy the sights of the riverfront with complimentary rental of bicycles.
For reservations, call 6233-1122 or e-mail email@example.com
Copthorne King's Hotel
Movie Weekend Escape package from $198++. Offer includes one night's stay in a contemporary room, a Penang buffet dinner (right) voucher for two and Golden Village movie tickets for two.
For reservations, call 6318-3123/130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A superior room from $118++, which includes complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi. Amenities include a swimming pool (right) and small playground. Offer ends on March 31.
For reservations, call 6345-6116 or go to www.parcsovereign.com
This story was first published in The Straits Times on March 10, 2013
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