A month or so back, our little family of three went for a Singapore staycation at Oasia Hotel Downtown. I think I'm pretty much out of touch with Singapore Staycations now, there's so many new hotels that popped up and the packages are amazing!
Skai and I used to go for romantic / couple staycations back in the past and now with our lil family of three (and expanding soon), we tend to opt for staycations with more facilities such as pools or family friendly places.
I first saw Oasia Hotel Downtown as it was located very close to Teppei, one of my favourite Japanese Omakase restaurants!
The hotel is located in the downtown Tanjong Pagar area which is conveniently located close to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Lots of eateries from restaurants, local delights in hawker centres and cafes are located very close by.
We checked in a Club Room which came with access to the Club Floor, Club Lounge and Infinity Pool on Level 21. Do take note that kids are not permitted to enter the Club Lounge. Luckily that day, Aidan was due to spend time with my in-laws for dinner, so we managed to steal away a few hours for a date night!
I had the opportunity to experience a stay at Oasia Residences a few months ago. This entry came pretty late as most of you guys may realise, I have cut down on blogging these days. Mom life hitting me hard. Working AND mom life hitting me hard. 😮
Before I start this review, I would like to state upfront that I'm not obligated to write this review. This is of my own personal opinions.
Also that Oasia Residence is intended business and leisure travellers planning for longer stays in Singapore. Typically for at least a 7 nights stay.
Oasia Residence is a serviced apartment located in the western side of Singapore, specifically the West Coast area. The residence offers 140 studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, well-ventilated spaces, coastal views and a suite of wellness offerings to help guests journey well during their stay.
Oasia Residence has 140 studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with all the essential comforts and convenience of a modern home such as a living area, kitchenette and Wi-Fi connectivity. They also have ppen-air spaces in the residence surrounded by scenic views and coastal breezes provide a calming retreat to Refresh the mind and senses. Across the residence at West Coast Park, the sprawling greenery offers guests the opportunity to enjoy peaceful outdoor strolls and be close to the sea.
They also have a suite of wellness offerings and recreational enclaves at their doorstep including a fitness centre, a tennis court and a swimming pool set in a tranquil environment. Guests can start the day with daily light continental breakfast (available on Monday-Friday, except Public Holidays). For weekends, fret not. The residence is located close to a host of dining, retail and lifestyle establishments for guests to choose from.
We checked into a one bedroom apartment and was pleasantly surprised that the staff noticed that we had a baby and had promptly provided a baby bed and baby chair. Super attentive!
The room was comfortably furnished with a bed, kitchenette, washer and a living room area and was spacious. I liked that the living room area was separated from the main bedroom. Skai could work on his laptop with the lights on in the living room while I could have the room dim to pat Aidan to sleep.
We checked in on a weekend and we decided to make full use of the facilities. We first went to the nearby supermarket and shopped for ingredients to prepare for dinner and also prepare Aidan's meals.
We also made full use of the facilities. Skai went for a jog in their fitness centre and we also brought Aidan for a dip in their indoor pool.
Room rates (excluding service tax) start from:
- For Studios and one-bedroom - $270/night
- For two bedroom - $390/night
Do take note that all rooms are subject to minimum 7 nights booking.
As some of you guys may know, I love my staycations. Skai and I used to go for couple staycations all the time. And ever since I had Aidan, we love staycations even more! We love bringing Aidan for swimming sessions as he really enjoys being in the water.
When I first heard about the Family Fun Escape Staycation package by Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, I was extremely intrigued.
While some of usual staycations that I go have interesting activities and decor, this really took the cake. The rooms are set up in 'Home style' (in my own words) where it's decorated in a very homely manner according to the respective ages of the kids.
The package comes with the following:
- Two rooms dressed up with kid's amenities such as themed bedding, toys and games
- Swissotel Kids’ Room set-up and age-appropriate amenities upon request
- 2 Adult and 2 Child USS admission tickets
- Complimentary ice cream during your stay for children 12 and below
- Guaranteed late check-out till 4.00pm
As our little family #nadskaidan is basically the three of us, we felt that having two rooms were too much for us especially because we co-sleep with Aidan.
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.
Our room had a writing desk, bay window seat and also twin beds.
Love the fruits basket that they prepared for us.
Also the baby bath products provided! <3
Aidan is indifferent but his mama loves the Ramada Panda!
We brought Aidan to the pool but he didn't enjoy it.
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!