Daycations in Singapore: 10 Best Hotel Daycation Deals Under $100

Daycations in Singapore: 10 Best Hotel Daycation Deals Under $100

Ever since working from home became the default in May 2021, everyday has become a bit of a blur. What better way to bougie up your days with a daycation — i.e. a staycation, except without sleeping over night?

Daycations in Singapore have really taken off because of 3 things:

  • Work from home (WFH) fatigue
  • The fact that Singapore’s geography lacks any large changes in scenery
  • Cost

The last bit is important because a staycation is essentially sleeping in another bed, but without added luxuries. A daycation can be up to 75% cheaper than staying the entire night, so what’s not to love? And what if you just want the luxuries without the bed, especially when your own bed is even more comfortable? Daycations just make ¢ent$.

Find the 10 best hotel daycation deals in Singapore starting from $60 here!

10 best hotel daycation packages in Singapore

Hotel Price Package Highlights Timeslots
Hotel Soloha @ Chinatown $65 – outdoor courtyard access

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

8am-5pm
12-9pm
7pm-12am
Hotel Mono $66 – free WiFi

– tea & coffee

11am-6pm
12-7pm
3-10pm
YWCA Fort Canning $70 – pool access

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

– 20% discount ala carte food

10am-5pm
11am-6pm
lyf Funan $85 – gym access

– free WiFi

12-8am
12pm-4pm
6-10pm
Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay $89 – pool access

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

– free parking

8am-2pm
Hotel G $99 – gym access

– free WiFi

– breakfast at $15

7am-7pm
M Social $100 – pool access

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

– set lunch at $16

8am-8pm
9am-5pm
12-8pm
3-9pm
YOTELAIR Singapore Changi $100 – gym access

– free WiFi

8am-2pm
8am-12pm
10am-2pm
10am-4pm
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel $100 – pool access

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

– free parking

8am-8pm
9am-5pm
12-8pm
Amara Singapore $100 – baby cot available

– free WiFi

– tea & coffee

– free parking

8am-8pm
2-8pm

1. Hotel Soloha @ Chinatown Daycation ($65++)

Located along Teck Lim Road, just next to the vibrant Keong Saik and Jiak Chuan Road vicinity, Hotel Soloha is your best choice for a daycation date. Go cafe hopping in the area – there’s Bread & Hearth, Leckerbaer, and the old school Keong Saik Bakery – before retreating for a hot shower and nap. Afterwards, get yourself a dinner reservation at Potato Head Singapore’s rooftop al fresco dining area for a bird’s eye view of this retro neighbourhood.

 

2. Hotel Mono Daycation ($66++)

This is one great looking and Instagram-worthy hotel for the minimalist in you. Hotel Mono seems like a pretty luxe package for $66 with tea and coffee amenities, high speed WiFi, plush beds, and a rain shower.

The hotel’s located along Mosque Street, just a stone’s throw from Chinatown MRT station and all the watering holes along Club Street.

3. YWCA Fort Canning Daycation ($70++)

If you want a no-nonsense, value-for-money in-room daycation, YWCA Fort Canning is your best bet. At $70, you get 7-hour access to the room, swimming pool, poolside deck chairs, 20% discount for ala carte food orders, and access to the Dhoby Ghaut shopping belt. Now, if you’re bringing a child along, go on a leisurely stroll up Fort Canning for a picnic and pictures. There’s also free-flow coffee, tea and water in the room.

4. lyf Funan Daycation ($85++)

If you’re a night owl, you’ll love lyf Funan’s 12am to 8am “daycation” package which will give you a full 8-hour access to the room, the gym, your own room, and free WiFi.

Otherwise, lyf Funan offers 4-hour daytime packages as well with the same gym perks. But if you’re planning to go the gym, that’s already 1 hour and $20+ wasted. Not really worth it, right?

5. Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay Daycation ($89++)

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For a hotel that’s rated 5-stars and located along the upscale riverfront Robertson Quay district, a $89 daycation for a slice of luxury at the Intercontinental is one to be considered. A staycation there is at least $240 a night, which makes this 6-hour $89 daycation not exactly very worth it. 

However, if luxury is worth the price paying, expect a 5-star king-sized bed, tea and coffee amenities, access to the hotel’s pool, and an impressive view of the revamped Robertson Quayside nightlife strip.

6. Hotel G Daycation ($99++)

If you find most hotels boring and basic, definitely check out Hotel G. All rooms are fitted with vintage decor so you pretend that you’re overseas. Other complimentary perks include free Wifi, tea and coffee amenities, rain shower, and gym access. Since the package runs from 7am to 7pm, you may want to top up $15 for a set breakfast. 

7. M Social Daycation ($100++)

You know, I’ve always wanted to go for a staycay at M Social but I’ve never been able to take the plunge with its steep asking price of about $280 a night and no bathtub (it’s very important to me okay!).

But for a daycation package that includes 12-hour access to the room, pool access, tea and coffee amenities, I might just take the plunge! If you love yourself in-room dining like me, opt for the $16 set lunch package.

8. YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Daycation ($100++)

If you stay in Pioneer, Jurong, Bukit Batok or Bukit Panjang and are looking for a daycation with activities, YOTELAIR at Jewel Changi will make a lot of sense. For $100, you get 6-hour access to an en suite room where you can park yourself after a morning walk and cycle around Changi Village, Changi Chapel and Museum etc. Post-nap and shower, wake up and check out (at either 2pm or 4pm) for a coffee and walk around Jewel Changi before you journey back to the west again.

9. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel ($100++)

Jiak Kim Street people lip lai! If you met your significant other at the old Jiak Kim Street Zouk, there’s only one obvious place you should go for a daycation. At $100, you get to finally walk through the doors of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel, get 12-hour access to your hotel room, dip in the swimming pool, enjoy tea and coffee in your room, and get free parking (no more taking SBS night buses).

10. Amara Singapore ($100++)

Not to be mistaken for the Amara Sanctuary Resort in Sentosa, Amara Singapore is actually located at Tanjong Pagar – directly next to the 100AM shopping mall. If you don’t live in the west or central districts, consider parking yourself here (daycation comes with free parking) for a day and explore the up and coming Everton Park coffee and cafe enclave located right behind Duxton Pinnacle. When you’re done, continue cafe hopping down Bukit Pasoh, Neil Road, and Keong Saik. After you’ve filled your tummies with too much Iced Blacks and gula melaka cakes, walk back to your hotel room for a nap before you check out at 8pm.

How to book your next daycation in Singapore

There are several ways to book daycations — DayUse, DayAway, a booking/deals site like Klook, or directly from the hotel. 

DayUse

Hotel booking platform DayUse sprouted in Singapore in 2021 to cater to the burgeoning daycation and staycation crowd. On its website, you will have to first choose your city/country, staycation or daycation before you get to access the choices. 

DayAway

As its name suggests, DayAway is an app that solely focuses on day-use hotel deals in Singapore — either a work-from-hotel package (“WorkAway”) or a more relaxed daycation deal (“DayAway”). Currently the list of hotels on it is rather small, but it’s growing day by day. 

Klook

As one of the most popular SingapoRediscovers-friendly booking sites, Klook probably needs no introduction. It lists some daycation packages — but you’ll need to do some digging as they’re buried within the hotel listing. Searching for “daycation” throws up very little results, so you’ll have to search via the hotel itself.

Thinking of using your SingapoRediscovers vouchers on a daycation? Not so fast — while it’s generally okay to use them on hotel stays, not all daycation packages allow you to use your vouchers.

Direct via hotel

Most hotels would rather have you stay the night to make full use of their facilities, but some hotels do list daycation packages on their websites. Some, like Goodwood Park Hotel and York Hotel, offer a daycation package under the guise of a work-from-hotel package.

It’s worth comparing deals from DayAway and Klook with the hotel’s own package because usually, for the same price, hotel packages offer more or may have tie ups with credit cards

Best credit cards for daycation bookings 

Depending on which booking platform you use, your credit card strategy might be different.

We’ve found that Klook and other travel booking platforms sometimes offer special deals with certain air miles cards. So you might want to dust off that sadly underutilised miles card and charge your stay to it.

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Local Spend
S$1 = 1.2 Miles
All Foreign Currency Spend including Retail and Online
S$1 = 2 Miles
Selected Online Hotel Bookings
S$1 = Up to 10 Miles
MoneySmart Exclusive:

Apply and spend S$500 to get an Apple iPad Wi-Fi (worth S$499) OR an Nintendo Switch OLED (worth S$579) OR $400 eCapitaVouchers (worth S$400) OR S$350 Cash via PayNow as soon as 6 weeks from Credit Card approval.
PLUS stand a chance to win a ROLEX or PlayStation 5!!! T&Cs apply.

Valid until 10 Jul 2022
DBS logo
Earn Miles That Never Expire
Local Spend
S$1 = 1.2 Miles
Overseas Spend
S$1 = 2 Miles
Staycation bookings
S$1 = 10 Miles

If you prefer cashback, you could consider charging it to an online shopping credit card. Do note the minimum spend and cashback caps, though.

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Cash Back on Online Spend
6%
Cash Back Cap per month
S$75
Min. Total Spend per month
S$600

Paying at the hotel? Your best bet is to use one of these basic, no-frills cashback cards where you needn’t bother with any terms and conditions.

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Cash Back on Eligible Spend
1.6%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap
Unlimited
MoneySmart Exclusive:

Apply and spend S$500 to get an Apple iPad Wi-Fi (worth S$499) OR an Nintendo Switch OLED (worth S$579) OR $400 eCapitaVouchers (worth S$400) OR S$350 Cash via PayNow as soon as 6 weeks from Credit Card approval.
PLUS stand a chance to win a ROLEX or PlayStation 5!!! T&Cs apply.

Valid until 10 Jul 2022
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Up to 1.5%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap
Unlimited
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Valid until 31 Jul 2022

Daycays for vacays: yay or nay?

Who’s staycation? I don’t know her. I only know this “girl” called daycation, and she’s way more flexible than staycation could ever hope to be.

Like I said in the beginning, daycations are a way for people to get away without breaking the bank. Don’t forget to check for credit card promotions and see if you can offset the amount with your SingapoRediscovers vouchers.

Daycations are also perfect for people who find their own beds more comfortable, because sometimes hotel beds are just not cut out for a restful sleep — and waking up the next morning feels less relaxing than it’s intended to be.

Remember that if you book a daycation, always remember to compare offers via the hotels’ websites, and also check if there are any credit card promotions. A daycay away keeps the work blues away!

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