I'll be frank- I'm desperate for holidays. Yes, holidays of any kind. Even a weekend day trip to Kusu Island will (temporarily) satisfy me. Because of this, and my limited days of leave this year (having spent 11 days of leave in Taiwan), I've been thinking about staycations.

On the other hand though, I've been drawn to the idea after having read many positive reviews of how enjoyable staycations can be, be it for that random weekend out, a special birthday or anniversary, or to have an awesome hen/stag party. Staycations are perfect for when you can't find enough time to escape overseas, and nowadays staycations often have tie-ins including activities such as movie nights or workshops to keep guests occupied.

There is no shortage of lavish options for a staycation (Capella singapore, hard rock, Marina bay sands, parkroyal on pickering, to name a few) in Singapore but to me the most crucial is finding that perfect balance between cost and quality for the most value-for-money option.
Below I've shortlisted two mid-range staycation options that i think are more off-the-beaten-track that I think are worth booking, and that I might possibly try in future, given I have the time and find the amount in my wallet agrees:

Wanderlust Hotel.

Hotel sign, Image credit to wanderlust hotel

Located in offbeat Little India, the hotel is a part of the design chain of hotels that has a peculiar location, extremely interesting decor and a respectable restaurant mashed up all in one. The hotel lobby has a raw feel and quirky looking furniture, as well as a French restaurant, Cocotte, that dishes out frenchfare such as Croque Monsieur and french onion soup. Plus point that Cocotte has a Mussels night, $15 for a plate of delectable wine-cooked mussels!

The brainchild of  hotel owner Loh Lik Peng (who is also the man behind the lovely new majestic hotel), each of the four floors of the boutique hotel are designed differently to create different styles. These include the Pantone style room (from$178++ nightly), Mono Deluxe style room (from $218++ nightly) and Whimsical room (from $258++ nightly)

Pantone room, image credit to wanderlust hotel

Mono deluxe room, image credit to wanderlust hotel

space whimsical room, image credit to wanderlust hotel

space whimsical room, image credit to architecture-view

The idea of staying in a uniquely designed theme room is really interesting. Specifically, the space whimsical room has a star-lit ceiling so you can watch the lights twinkle as you and your partner rest. It's a lovely and romantic place to spend quality time together!

If you prefer a more centrally located option, then the next staycation place might suit you better:

Hotel facade, credit to Quincy Hotel

Located in Mount Elizabeth, it's convenient location makes it a perfect place for you to take a break after spending your afternoon shopping or having tea at one of the many shopping malls along orchard road. Voted on tripadvisor as one of the trendiest hotels in Singapore, Quincy has attractive weekend staycation packages for couples or families looking to spend some quality time together. 

hotel facilities and amenities, credit to Quincy Hotel

Their hotel rooms have comfy beds, an LCD TV, bathroom with a bathtub and shower as well as Molton Brown amentities for guest to enjoy. Rates for a 2D1N package including full board (yes, all meals!) start from S$268++. 

To me the biggest selling point however is that Quincy has activities such as complimentary yoga classes, baking classes, free popcorn and movie night by the pool arranged for guests to occupy their time during their stay. I'm really excited by the idea at trying my hand at baking with my boyfriend, or snuggling together on a couch eating free-flow popcorn by the poolside!

What other staycation options have you tried or read about? :)