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It's been a while since I last traveled. I think the last trip was with BFF to Korea! Skai and I were going a bit mad staying at home honestly. Thankfully we had a Singapore Staycation at Ramada Singapore to look forward to!

Ramada Singapore is a business hotel conveniently located at Balestier, home of good food! Seriously, it's so easy to find food in Balestier. Yummy bak kut teh, chicken rice and hawker face are all located nearby.

As mentioned, Ramada is a business home. Rooms are kept clean, fuss-free. Pretty straightforward without much frills.

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Our room had a writing desk, bay window seat and also twin beds.

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Love the fruits basket that they prepared for us.

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Also the baby bath products provided! <3

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Aidan is indifferent but his mama loves the Ramada Panda!

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We brought Aidan to the pool but he didn't enjoy it.

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So we improvised and used the bathtub instead. Heh.

Overall, it was a comfortable and fuss-free staycation. It's pretty straightforward and simple. I think it was great for us as we were interested in exploring the makan areas around Balestier too.

Thank you Ramada Singapore for hosting us! While this staycation was hosted, no coverage was necessary. 

If you would like to check out the hotel, here are the details. By the way, they have a kickass buffet selection, you should totally check them out!

Ramada Singapore
16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982.
www.ramadasingapore.com

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It's been a while since our last staycation. While most couples go for babymoons, Skai and I didn't have one. Reason being, 1) BFF and I had planned for our Korea trip eons ago, 2) Skai and I just went to Maldives for our anniversary and lastly, when we finally decided on a short trip, 3) I had some bleeding and we decided not to travel.

We decided instead to go for a staycation, staying put in Singapore. Luckily, the kind folks from Shangrila Singapore hooked us up with a fab offer!

They recommended the Time Out Weekend Staycation which consisted of the following:

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First up, I gotta state this upfront. Skai aka c(hubby) and I love Staycations. We have had friends keep making fun of us going for staycations. I don't see what's so wrong about going for staycations. Instead of exchanging expensive gifts or extravagant bouquets of flowers for birthdays or Valentine's Day, we instead choose to go for a staycation.

Some prefer to spend on an expensive watch or some jewellery, we prefer staycations. What's wrong with that? Tsk. Jin irritating. It's our money, what is it to them sia?!

ANYWAY, it's pretty much our tradition to go for a staycation to celebrate our birthdays. And as my birthday is a week away from Valentine's Day, we usually celebrate two occasions into one.

For this year, Skai surprised me by booking a staycation at Royal Plaza at the Scotts! I have been to Carousel for dinner before but this was our first time staying at Royal Plaza at the Scotts!

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Skai had booked a higher tier, the Royal Club (as opposed to the Superior and Deluxe rooms) as we really enjoy hotels with Club Lounge services but because we checked in late (due to a lovely lunch at Koh Grill), we got upgraded! Also, because my birthday falls during the peak season, most of the time, the hotels are operating at high occupancy. WHAT LUCK IS THIS?! We got upgraded to a suite! **DOES A HAPPY DANCE**

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The kind folks from Amoy Hotel invited Skai aka c(hubby) to experience a lovely Weekend Staycation with them.

Amoy Hotel is a boutique hotel located fairly near the Chinatown MRT Station.

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What was cute about Amoy Hotel aside from it's heritage decor is the usage of surnames for the rooms. Skai and I hunted for our respective surnames and took pictures with it. #Cheapthrill

We enjoyed the AMOY weekend Singapore Staycation which includes the following:

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The kind folks from Hotel Re! invited Skai aka c(hubby) and I to experience their Re!ally Really Fun Staycation promo.

Disclaimer: While this Staycation was sponsored, I was not expected to review the hotel.

Skai and I were no strangers to Hotel Re! We visited Hotel Re! on a couple of occasions. I visited Hote Re for a blogger event sometime back with the #MysteryMakan girls, Skai and I took a look at Hotel Re! and considered as one of our venues for our wedding dinner aka #nadskai1314. Last CNY, we also visited their bar to chill out with his cousins.

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Hotel Re! is located at Pearl's Hill, 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879

Pictures at the lobby, while waiting.

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We had a smooth check in and was shown to our room, an Executive Room. For the Staycation promotion, guests would be checked into a Deluxe Room. To enjoy the same benefits as I did, the Executive room would require an additional top up of $50++ for the upgrade.

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The room came with a comfy bed, tv and a small wardrobe area.

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Instead of the disposable bedroom slippers, Hotel Re! provided slippers for us to use within their hotel.

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I was surprised to see a bathtub considering that Hotel Re! was a boutique hotel. It was actually considered a rather spacious bathroom!

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Hotel Re! also provided drinking water and complimentary usage of their Nespresso machine with capsules provided.

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Happy us with the room! Did you see the design behind? The room is Elvis Presley inspired!

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Hotel Re is actually a Modern Retro Boutique Hotel. This is me hamming it up with the design behind.

Honestly speaking, while the hotel may not have facilities like Club Lounge, I think that the hotel was comfortable and satisfying for us.

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We were also pleasantly surprised to find discount vouchers.

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Love their funky lifts!

We trooped down to Re!Fill, their restaurant to utilise our 50% voucher. Disclaimer: meals were paid on our own and wasn't sponsored.

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We ordered the lobster horfun which was extremely delicious. It was huge enough for us to share. Very very very tasty!

Being the typical Singaporeans we were, we headed to Re!Wine, their bar to utilise our other 50% voucher. Disclaimer: drinks were paid on our own and wasn't sponsored.

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Skai ordered a beer while I ordered a glass of wine.

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Drinks were reasonably priced. Bar is pretty quiet honestly but the music was good. Took the opportunity to sing aloud to the songs since we weren't gonna disturb anybody! (yours truly is almost tone deaf HAHHA)

After finishing our drinks, we made full use of the complimentary rental of Dvds.

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We could only manage to watch New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day before concussing. I blame the comfy bed!

The Re!Ally Fun Staycation promo offered the option to swop our Breakfast to Brunch instead. Needless to say, we swop to that so that we could sleep in.

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We had the pleasure of Chef William joining us for Brunch.

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Skai chose Jean's Classic Breakfast which featured the full range of English breakfast items like the golden hash browns, chicken sausage, baked beans, toasted chef’s choice bread and crispy turkey bacon with sautéed portobello mushroom and cherry tomatoes at the side.

I could't decide on my choice so Chef William made a mini version of Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant and Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict.

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Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant consisted of a croissant generously filled with a mix of grilled slipper lobster tossed with chopping celery, chive, tomato in Japanese dressing and tobiko and accompanied by truffle fries. The mini version of Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict consisted of a poached egg resting on toasted English muffin base with a sweet fruit salad.

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We enjoyed a serving of mint ice-cream accompanied with fruits.

At $158++, we really think that Hotel Re!'s Re!ally Fun Staycation was a good Singapore Staycation Promotion. Really affordable!

However, we'll recommend that one drive if you're heading to the hotel. But of course, there are  shuttle buses, but if you're lugging luggage along, a car would be more convenient. If you're driving, you'll be pleased to know that Hotel Re! provides complimentary parking.

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For those who were wondering about Hotel Re's details, here you go!

Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill
175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
(t) +65 6827 8288
(w) http://www.hotelre.com.sg
(fb) https://www.facebook.com/HotelRe

For more info about the Singapore Staycation promo, check out http://www.hotelre.com.sg/promotion-reallyfunstaycation.html
For more info about the Weekend Brunch promo, check out http://www.hotelre.com.sg/promotion-newweekendbrunch.html

Thanks Hotel Re for the opportunity!

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! I go for so many Staycations in Singapore that I should call this a Singapore Staycations Blog instead! LOL

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