Romantic gestures are always lovely, and a vacation sounds like a grand way to surprise the love of your life!

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But before you jet set across the globe, why not consider staying in the country and enjoy the scenic views of this Lion City, all while knowing there is an abundance of halal food scattered everywhere? You may not be far from home but you still deserve to feel like you’re on vacation! Explore your backyard with a fun staycation and with these romantic picks, prepare to spoil (or be spoilt by) your sweetheart with the finer things in life.

Update (16 Jan 2019): We have updated our list to reflect current prices and listings as at 15 – 16 January 2019. One accommodation has been crossed out below since it is no listed on Airbnb, but never fear! The other places on the list (including the new addition of Villa Samadhi at number 9) are sure to get you inspired to book that romantic staycation! 😉

Affordable luxury-like stays
1. Arton Boutique Hotel

On the fringe of the Lavender neighbourhood lies Arton Boutique Hotel. The hotel’s prominent monochrome palette hints on its sleek and contemporary design. A loft at Arton is suitable for couples seeking respite while retaining that romantic ambience.

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This 16qsm duplex comes with a queen-sized bed and a 42-inch television set on the mezzanine level. A cosy room fitting for two, the Queen Loft is a great space to just chill and talk the night through. Top-up the room with a balcony upgrade, where you can take in the sights of the quaint Lavender landscape. 😍

Rates for Queen Loft start from SGD$140 (including taxes and service charge) on Agoda.
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Address: 176 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207576
Contact Number: +65 6571 9100

2. Glamping in Luxurious Bell Tent by the Sea (Airbnb)

For a grandiose surprise, plan a sweet glamping experience and sleep under the stars in a luxurious bell tent by the sea! This staycation alternative will surely charm your darling with its bohemian aesthetic and comfortable amenities like a double bed and fluffy cushions.

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You don’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty details because everything you need will be set up for you. Like checking into a hotel, all you have to do is book and show up! The beautifully styled canvas bell tent is fitted with trimmings expected of a luxury hotel, and a romantic package involving pretty fairy lights and large hurricane lanterns for candlelight is also available if that tickles your fancy.

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This novelty experience will definitely set you apart from other staycations in Singapore. 😏

Rates start from SGD$150 on Airbnb.
Location: East Coast Park

P/S: For more affordable staycation accommodations in Singapore for every occasion (not just romantic retreats!😉), check out our list of 11 amazing budget-friendly staycations in Singapore!

Mid-tier Romantic Getaways
3. Penthouse with Private Jacuzzi (Airbnb)

Have a taste of a lifestyle fit for the rich and famous when you rent this beautiful penthouse apartment that comes with both a private jacuzzi and a rooftop pool! The city’s silhouette as your backdrop ain’t too shabby as you plunge in for a swim, wouldn’t you agree? 😉

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This 2-story oasis comes with a Queen bed in the room on the upper floor and has a sofa bed on the ground level. The place has all the requirements to make your stay as easy and fuss-free as it should be so you get to spend all your time with your partner.

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Amazing views, spacious living areas and fantastic amenities that is right outside the room? Sign us up please! With the jacuzzi and pool accessible from the bedroom, it is easy to imagine that taking a dip will be the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up 😊

Rates start from SGD$259 on Airbnb.
Location: Novena

3. Klapstar Boutique Hotel

One of the best parts about a staycation in Singapore is that an idyllic hideaway is never too far away. Klapstar Boutique Hotel, located on the fringes of the CBD, offers a haven of tranquillity with its contemporary bespoke furnishing. Interestingly, each of the hotel’s 17 rooms is differently designed to offer unique experiences so no two are the same!

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The suite room is highly recommended for couples with its studio-apartment concept: a spacious combination of living area and bedrooms as well as an enclosed balcony to offer a private space that is great to chill and snuggle up with your honey on a quiet evening.

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If the open concept bathroom and tub are not enough to inspire some romance, some suites like Oasis and Klapstar comes with a relaxing private Jacuzzi spa bathtub that you can slip away into for a thoroughly soothing stay.

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Rates for a suite room (with balcony, no jacuzzi) start from SGD$265 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Rates for suite rooms with jacuzzi starts from SGD$477.
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Address: 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316
Contact Number: +65 6533 9000 (Front Desk) / +65 6345 6116 (Reservations Hotline)

4. Studio M

A cosy option for couples who prefer staying in, Studio M’s lofts are spacious and spectacular to laze the day away while all cosied up with your loved one. Stylishly minimalist with an urban-inspired décor of whites and wooden accents, Studio M is geared towards younger couples who may take some inspiration from this loft into decorating their very own BTO.

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These 22sqm duplexes each feature a three-meter high ceiling plus a separate work and rest area. Located in the Robertson Quay precinct, take in scenic views from the comforts of your bed. Bask in the abundance of natural light streaming in from the full-length windows where you can expect to take a lot of cutesy couple #ootd shots.

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When you do drag yourself out from the comforts of the loft, there is an open area on the hotel’s second level where the pool, gym and seating areas are located. The tropical-themed deck also features three isolated cabanas where you can relax in privacy.

Rates start from SGD$254 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda.
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Address: 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910
Contact Number: +65 6808 8888

5. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong

Step into an era of Singapore’s past with the Peranakan-themed Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong. This boutique hotel is located in a heritage-rich area and makes for a perfect choice for those looking for an alternative option that is away from the typical city area of Orchard. For the best staycation experience in the quietness of the Katong neighbourhood, opt for the crème de la crème: the Premier View Room with Bathtub.

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No two Hotel Indigo properties are alike because each reflects its immediate neighbourhood through the design, amenities and F&B services. It is little wonder then that you’d see the charmingly eclectic designs and local influences like tile motifs decorating the hotel rooms. The iconic black-and-white mural design and the carrom board that doubles as a work desk all adds to the overall theme.

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The room itself is filled with memorabilia from 60s and 70s Singapore including a dustbin spittoon, a Singer sewing-machine base for legs of the sink as well as jars of old-school candies like White Rabbit. After having your fill of nostalgia, you can also head up to the top floor of Hotel Indigo for their beautiful infinity pool.

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With only 12 of them, these extremely popular rooms offer an impressive view of the low-rise Katong area plus an open-concept bath (that comes with a sliding door if privacy is what you desire).

Rates start from SGD$247.
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Address: 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
Contact Number: +65 6723 7001

6. Village Hotel Katong

For a little more Peranakan flair, pass the old shophouses lining the Katong area and head on over to Village Hotel Katong. This flagship Village hotel by Far East Hospitality will transport you back in time with its authentic Peranakan décor and furniture. Its vintage design is classy and modern, with elements of the Peranakan theme: imagine whites and woods with colourful floral motifs!

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For a romantic getaway in eastern Singapore, the choice is clear with the Peranakan Club Room. There is a true old-world charm about the simple yet sophisticated furnishing. This 41sqm room comes with a king-sized bed, separate shower and bathtub, and even a balcony/terrace where you can overlook the quaint Katong-Joo Chiat district. Exuding homely vibes, the Peranakan Club Room makes for a nice space to just chill out and chat with your romantic partner.

Guests will also be happy to know that their in-house restaurant Katong Kitchen is halal-certified! Don’t forget to end your meal with some sweet-looking nyonya kuehs since we’re already on this Peranakan-themed trail. 😋

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Rates for Peranakan Club room start from SGD$340 (excluding tax and service charge) on Agoda.
Address: 25 Marine Parade, Singapore 449536
Contact Number: +65 6344 2200

7. M Social

MSocial Alcove With TerraceCredit: M Social Singapore on Facebook

Escape into a beautiful and comforting space located along the Singapore river with panoramic views of the city! M Social Singapore, a contemporary lifestyle hotel located in Robertson Quay is another great option for your romantic stay.  The hotel features 293 beautifully designed rooms with contemporary and chic interiors truly designed to tickle the fancy of Millennials.

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Of all the rooms offered by this avant-garde hotel, their Premier Loft beckons for the best staycation experience for you and your loved one. This 22sqm cosy room is made larger with mirrored walls and floor-to-ceiling double-height windows.

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With the bed all on its own on the mezzanine level, it really feels like you’re nestled in a private space for you to enjoy each other’s sweet company.

Rates start from SGD$224 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Premier Loft rates start from SGD$318.
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Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Contact Number: +65 6206 1888

8. Hotel Fort Canning

Unwind in the luxury of an iconic heritage hotel that is nestled in the historic Fort Canning Park. Restored from a former British Military Administration Building, Hotel Fort Canning now boasts charming colonial-style architecture with classy décor to woo you.

Couples looking for a romantic retreat can turn to the hotel’s Deluxe Garden Room, which features a spacious bathroom with an open bathtub concept and French doors opening up to a private garden and sun deck.

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For a romantic evening under the stars, opt for a leisure stroll in the tranquil Fort Canning Park which is a lovely wedge of lush greenery located in the midst of the buzzing central business district. Or visit the many museums and galleries that are conveniently located nearby. Hotel Fort Canning also houses Chinois Spa on its ground floor where you can book couple treatments and spa sessions.

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Rates start from SGD$315 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Delux Garden Room rates start from $365.
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Address: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
Contact Number: +65 6559 6770

Luxurious retreats
9. Villa Samadhi Singapore

If you’re looking for a romantic staycation that offers rustic charm and tranquil scenery, Villa Samadhi Singapore is the place for you. The boutique hotel is housed in a former military building built in 1920 and sits amidst the lush Labrador Nature Reserve.

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The hotel’s 20 rooms are designed to be reflective of its heritage and history, with custom-built teak furniture and unique decor that exudes colonial charm. In addition to the beautiful designs, the rooms are meant to cater specifically for couples, so you can be rest assured that you’ll be in for the perfect romantic retreat.

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While all the rooms look stunning, our top pick for would have to be the Sarang rooms, which offer a private plunge pool that is sure to be a unique and relaxing treat.

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Rates for rooms start from SGD$340 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Sarang room rates start from SGD$441.
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Address:20 Labrador Villa Road Singapore 119193
Contact number: (+65) 6274 5674

10. The Scarlet Singapore Hotel

If the sparkling grand chandelier in the lobby hints at anything, it is that The Scarlet Singapore has a true flair for the dramatic. This quaint boutique hotel is certainly not subtle in exuding romantic vibes: sultry crimson carpets, plush opulent furnishing and ascents of jewel-tones adorning the compound.

The Scarlet Opulent SuiteCredit: The Scarlet Singapore on Facebook

The Scarlet Singapore’s most romantic offer is their Passion Suite: a lovely space furnished with a four-poster bed and comes with a private terrace fitted with an outdoor jacuzzi and cabana for the ultimate indulgence! Get comfy in this decadent suite where scarlet drapes and the velvet headboard makes for a seductive ambience. Take a relaxing dip in the private jacuzzi right outside your room and feel thoroughly tranquil – as if you’re on vacation abroad!

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The Scarlet Singapore also has an alfresco dining area up on its rooftop. The food is non-halal, but the spot offers a sweet sight of the city’s skyline and the view with your Boo makes it all too special.

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Rates start from SGD$274 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. The Passion Suite rates start from SGD$368.
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Address: 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333
Contact Number: +65 6511 3333

11. Re! Hotel

For a little #throwback to the iconic era of 60s and 70s pop culture, the retro-modern Hotel Re! would definitely make for a fun staycation. True to the theme, there are hot pink booths, quilted walls, capsule armchairs and touches of psychedelic artwork around the hotel. Situated near Chinatown just at the fringe of Singapore’s Central Business District, guests can feel transported away from the hustle of the city and into the creative and whimsical 60s/70s.

Hotel Re! Room
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On top of that, Hotel Re! offers themed suites decked out in either Gold, Silver and Bronze and furnished with open-concept bathrooms. Excellent for a splendid night of romance and felicity, other special features include a round water bed and a hydrobath jacuzzi.

Room rates start from SGD$153 (excluding tax and service charge)on Agoda. Rates for themed suite start from SGD$680.
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Address: 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
Contact Number: +65 6827 8288

Epitome of Extravagant
12. Naumi Hotel

Pronounced as “Know-Me”, this boutique hotel is chic and cool and if you’re someone who appreciates the finer things in life, look no further for Naumi is the hotel for you. There are 73 rooms but the designer-themed rooms are where you ought to be if you’re looking to pamper your sweetheart with a romantic stay. The Eden & Nirwana room is an Andy Warhol-inspired hideaway with a conspicuous bathtub tucked in the room’s corner.

Naumi Hotel - Andy Warhol Room
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The Gabrielle & Camellia room is inspired by famed fashion designer Coco Chanel and features furnishings in monotones as well as artwork of Coco Chanel’s favourite flower, the camellia. This elegant 43 sqm room also comes with a stunning bathroom complete with a bathtub and rainshower, perfect for a luxurious getaway with your partner.

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The hotel also has an infinity pool equipped with sun loungers and a view of the skyline, perfect for lounging with your significant other 😍

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Rates for rooms start from SGD$355 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Rates for designer rooms start from SGD$480.
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Address: 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396
Contact Number: +65 6403 6003

13. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Aching for a stylish French-inspired stay on a sunny tropical island? Sofitel Singapore Sentosa has got you covered! Situated on the island resort of Sentosa, this Resort & Spa has the Parisian refinement you seek for a classy and relaxing respite away from the city’s bustle.

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Sofitel Singapore has an assortment of accommodations: the spacious 36sqm luxury garden room should suffice for a couple’s romantic retreat – or upgrade to the epitome of la vie douce with their 300 sqm villa! Named Villa Du Jardin, this is a 2-bedroom villa where you can immerse in the total luxe experience in your personal pool and open deck, all while surrounded by lush greenery.

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All this space and luxury to yourself! Don’t forget to schedule in a couple’s message while you stay at Sofitel!

Rates for rooms start from SGD$567 (including tax and service charge) on Agoda. Rates for Villa Du Jardin start from SGD$2190.
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Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Contact Number: +65 6708 8310

14. Marina Bay Sands

Check into the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel for an exceptional experience of luxury and indulgence that will leave your partner swooning in delight! This hotel will offer a staycation like no other with stunning views that stretch beyond the horizon and world-class service that pampers you from head to toe.

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For a lavish stay at Marina Bay Sands, we suggest the Marina Suite located on the 50th floor or above. Drink in the gorgeous views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait from this 200sqm room that comes with one bedroom fitted with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. Some Marina Suites also feature a balcony where you can step outside for a remarkably refreshing view of this Lion City.

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This sky-high retreat features either a private gym room or a billiards room. How special is that! Plus, a dedicated butler service and your own private jacuzzi spa completes this extravagant room. Now this is the romantic getaway you wouldn’t want to leave 😊

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Rates start from SGD$1966.
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Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Contact Number: +65 6688 8888

If there is ever a way to fan the sparks of your relationship, these romantic picks surely would not hurt. Since you’re not paying for airfare, a staycation is a good excuse to spring for an indulgent experience that is otherwise too expensive. So pack a bag and whisk your love to a romantic time at any of these spots!

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