7 last-minute Christmas staycations you can consider that won’t break the bank

By December 15, 2016Local Life

TL;DR – No more than $200-something per night! Christmas weekend some more!

I know, I know… I’m the queen of procrastination. With Christmas being just 10 days away coupled with a husband asking “So what are we doing for Christmas?“, I’ve spent the morning ploughing through the best travel guide aka the Internet to settle our celebration weekend in the most basic Singaporean way – a staycation. Now, most staycations in Singapore (especially at such short notice) would typically cost a bomb but I’ve managed to put together this list of staycay options that wouldn’t set you back by more than $250 a night.

1) Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

This is my favourite hotel in Singapore and also where I’ll be spending the holiday – say Hi if you see me lol! The World’s Best Airport Hotel (awarded by Skytrax not me) recently completed their extension project and added 243 new Business Rooms and they look absolutely gorgeous!

Room rates start at $244++ per night.

2) Heritage Shophouse at Jalan Besar

via Airbnb

I’m actually quite reluctant to share this find haha but if you’re looking to change up the typical hotel staycation experience, you might want to consider an Airbnb experience in a restored shophouse.

Room rates start at $134++ per night.

3) M Social Singapore

I’m not sure what is it with us and loft-style hotel rooms but yes, we love the idea of having stairs in our room. Also, this newly-opened hotel is in the Robertson Quay area which also means you could just settle your Christmas Eve plans right in your ‘hood.

Room rates start at $174++ per night.

4) The Scarlet

Probably the most romantic (if you know what I mean) hotel in Singapore, the hotel has undergone a renovation to update its rooms while retaining the “lavish, bold and elegant look signature to The Scarlet”. Don’t forget to check out their rooftop bar, Breeze, which offers quite a view of the city!

Room rates start at $193++ per night.

5) Punggol Ranch Resort

Want to feel like you’re out of Singapore? The Punggol Ranch Resort will immediately make you feel like you’re in Texas with its stables, horses and peaceful surroundings.

Room rates start at $200++ per night.

6) DoubleTree by Hilton, JB



And if you really want to get out of Singapore, how about crossing the Causeway into JB especially since the ringgit is at an all-time low? You can spend the holiday feasting on some hawker fare before checking into the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel for the rest of the day.

Room rates start at RM520 (S$167++) per night.

7) Kam Leng Hotel



For the ultimate Wong Kar Wai feel, there’s the Kam Leng Hotel. Honestly, I don’t find it the most comfy and definitely not the most luxurious but there’s a certain charm to it and well, you can’t exactly put a price to that, can you?

But I suppose if you really have to… room rates start at $79++ per night.


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