Our top picks for the ultimate romantic escapade this Valentine’s Day, that you won’t need to break open your piggy-bank for.
Hotel G Singapore
Have a good (but we’d say it’ll probably be great,) Valentine’s celebration with a cozy staycation at the hip Hotel G Singapore’s Good Room. Cozy up in bed and watch a movie on their 32″ IPTV, while a colourful dreamcatcher centrepiece promises a peaceful sleep. Other than complimentary coffee and tea, the room also comes with METIS bathroom amenities to enjoy under the rain shower. Hotel G Singapore’s also got you covered for your Valentine’s Day dining. Savour a romantic French dinner with wine and oysters at the affordable Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar, or head down to 25 Degrees, a swanky new burger bar from Los Angeles, for brunch the morning after. (BiTES tip: Look out for their limited edition burgers!) Prices from $138++ a night. Top up $60++ for $100 dining credits, welcome drinks, complimentary parking and late checkout (exclusively for bookings on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays). 200 Middle Road. Tel: 6809 7988.
The bright orange Naumi Liora, housed in a refurbished 1920’s townhouse on Keong Saik Road, is the perfect location for a Valentine’s escapade. Dark wood furnishings and sophisticated French-style windows make the boutique hotel’s Heritage Room a classy nook for relaxation. Book your room via the Naumi Liora Special Deal (Prepaid), and enjoy 10% off your bill when you savour a rooftop (or Level 2) dinner at Potato Head Folk. This promotion also gets you a free museum date for two to MINT Museum of Toys Singapore! The Life-Saver Staycation package (available till 28 Feb, only for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) is even more affordable, and entails free entries to popular nightclub Zouk, and unlimited access to the hotel’s Nibbles Snack Corner. From $185.30++ a night (Special Deal), $150++ a night (Life-Saver Staycation). 55 Keong Saik Road. Tel: 6922 9000.
For an idyllic Valentine’s escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Studio M’s Premier Loft is a stylish choice. Natural light streams in through translucent curtains onto a generous workspace (though you probably won’t be needing it); the loft is furnished with a chic mini sofa, and modern lightings for a pop of colour. When day turns to night, unwind with your other half against the scenic backdrop of Robertson Quay’s skyline. Every Knotty Nights online booking gets you a complimentary buffet breakfast for two, dining discounts up to 15%, as well as movie tickets (valid for a year at Golden Village Cinemas) and a classic box of chocolates for a perfect Valentine’s date. As night falls, set the mood with your complimentary bottle of wine for an intimate Valentine’s evening ahead. Prices start at $218++ a night. 3 Nanson Road Singapore 238910. Tel: 6808 8888.
Rabbit Carrot Gun
Looking for something different? Rabbit Carrot Gun’s rooms are not your typical staycation nook. A quaint little hideaway nestled along East Coast Road, the three rooms sit on top of Rabbit Carrot gun, a casual café-restaurant, and The Trenchard Arms, a bar. Pick from their three rooms – the Kubric Suite (Superior Suite*), The Rabbit’s Retreat (Premier Suite*), and The Terrace Suite (Suite with Terrace*). If you’re looking for something more rustic, opt for The Terrace Suite, a restored private roof terrace in a 1925-built shophouse for a nostalgic escape to a more carefree era. For something a little more polished, reserve The Rabbit’s Retreat for antique mosaic and wooden furnishings and a romantic open-concept bathtub. Prices* start from $280++, $330++, and $330++ for two nights (The Kubric Suite, The Rabbit’s Retreat, and The Terrace Suite respectively). 49 East Coast Road. Tel: 6348 8568.
*Only available on booking.com, not airbnb.com
Located in the heart of Singapore is the hidden gem that is Lloyd’s Inn. The hotel’s minimalistic (and Insta-worthy) white-themed The Garden Room is tranquil, and kept close to nature with a private garden blossoming on your balcony (request in advance due to limited rooms). The room is free from unnecessary distractions, complete with an outdoor bench and rattan pouf for you and your Valentine’s date to have an idyllic stay that oozes romance. Lay back and sunbathe at the hotel’s garden deck alongside the dipping pool, or sip cocktails and stargaze under the night sky at their rooftop terrace. From 180++ a night. 2 Lloyd Road Singapore. Tel: 6737 7309.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens
A stone’s throw away from Singapore’s busiest shopping district is Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Valentine’s date idea: takeaway some of your favourite nibbles from Orchard Road and take a 15-minute leisurely stroll to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a romantic picnic date, before returning to the hotel to soak in either of their two 25-metre swimming pools. Amp up your Valentine’s celebration with a heated tennis match to get your adrenaline pumping at the hotel’s court – tennis is the game of love after all! For a slower evening, be seduced by an exclusive Valentine’s dinner for two at Winestone, complete with a bottle of wine and gift chocolates. During this season of love, take advantage of their opening promotion, and book your Valentine’s staycation at Mercure Singapore on Stevens. From $155++ a night, valid till 31st March. 28 Stevens Road. Tel: 6491 6100.
This one’s a little over the budget, but Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, and we couldn’t miss mentioning Wanderlust Hotel’s Whimsical Rooms (they have other rooms for under $250). The loft rooms are fashioned into creative spaces according to five different themes – ‘Bling’, ASCII’, ‘Space’, ‘Tree’ and ‘Typewriter’; staff advise you to call the hotel reception after booking online to ensure you get your preferred theme. Request for the ‘Space’ room for an otherworldly staycation experience, complete with your own rocket and light-studded navy walls reminiscent of the galaxy. For a comfortable stay in a ‘treehouse’, opt for ‘Tree’ – it’s not every day you get to feel like Tarzan and Jane – but with air-conditioning! Whimsical Rooms from $239++, others start from $149++. 2 Dickson Road. Tel: 6396 3322.