Trapped. Mentally, physically and emotionally. Restriction-free travel is nowhere in sight – at least in the near future. The solution? An escape from Singapore, in Singapore.
With leisure overseas travel still being banned for Singapore residents, many of us are feeling claustrophobic from spending all our time at home. After all, there is only so much that one can binge on Netflix before the emotional and mental load from a lack of personal space and work-life boundaries sets in.
If you desperately need a change of environment to destress from working from home, having a staycation is probably the closest alternative to a short weekend getaway to Malaysia or Thailand. If generic hotel rooms are not your thing, perhaps a studio or loft-like apartments with more expansive spaces might help beat the cabin fever. Here are some unique studio apartments in Singapore for holiday rentals to provide you and your loved ones with an oasis of ‘overseas respite’.
#1: Lloyd’s Inn
Nestled near Singapore’s renowned Orchard Road district in Somerset, Lloyd’s Inn is a 34-room boutique hotel with 8 room types, including a Loft suite option with an outdoor bathtub and a palatial king-sized bed. The pristine white interiors in this minimalistic Loft suite, coupled with the manicured garden around the hotel would remind you of the Côte d'Azur in France. Look forward to a complimentary breakfast with vouchers to a nearby cafe, Artisan Boulangerie Co.. This cafe provides a premium assortment of specialty coffee and artisanal morning pastries to kickstart your day. Lloyd’s Inn is a SG Clean certified hotel.
#2: Hmlet Cantonment
This 76,000-square-foot building located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar used to be a primary school and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). As an homage to its rich history, the interior design at Hmlet Cantonment marries old-school heritage with a contemporary vibe. This property offers 145 tailored individual rooms for people from every walk of life and in any stage of life. All rooms are aesthetically designed and well-equipped to make for a congenial stay. Beyond your room, anticipate lush and outdoor gardens, a gregarious and fully-equipped communal pantry atmosphere (free coffee and tea every day too!), as well as an outdoor plunge pool to simply recharge from your usual stay-at-home routine. Once you step onto its grounds, the hustle and bustle of Singapore truly begins to melt away. Covered with verdant fauna, Hmlet Cantonment is a green oasis if you are looking for a quick getaway sans the fuss of a luxurious hotel.
#3: The Barracks Hotel
Once a British artillery outpost, this building boasts of old-school nostalgia with leather-tinged furnishing and warm brass while catering to the tastes for the contemporary sophisticate and culture buff. Look forward to colonial style facilities and rooms with premium vibes at this hotel. If you are looking for a more spacious studio option, the loft/duplex option here would certainly not disappoint with its assortment of heritage books and refined ornamentations. Feel at home away from home in this resort-like hotel to recharge yourself while delving into the historic wealth of the hotel’s heritage.
#4: Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore
Singapore is commonly known as “The Garden City” famous for its state-of-the-art skyscrapers amidst pristine green boulevards sporting manicured flora and fauna. For a rejuvenating encounter with nature, stay at Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore, a serviced apartment located around Mount Emily Park and Fort Canning Park. Immerse yourself in the verdant atmosphere at lesser known parks. Alternatively, visit the popular Botanical Gardens, MacRitchie Reservoir or the animal and vegetable farms located at Kranji. At Citadines Mount Sophia, a studio apartment also comes with a well-equipped kitchen and an en-suite bathroom. You can also hone your masterchef skills in your fully-equipped kitchen and dining space after a day’s out exploring Singapore’s greenery.
Until the day when travel restrictions are lifted and you can freely travel the world again, discover the hidden treasures in Singapore with these unique staycation options. If you're looking to move into a Studio apartment on a more long term basis, consider our studio units in Tiong Bahru or Tanjong Katong. In the meantime, enjoy your Singapolidays!