Valentine's Day staycations to get you in the mood for love

Valentine's Day staycations to get you in the mood for love

There may be an abundance of hotels in Singapore to bring your beloved for a domestic getaway, but for the best results, attune your romantic gesture to best suit you and your partner's taste this Valentine's Day.

For the trendy couple

Located within the chic Arab quarters, Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan offers a welcoming cove for respite after a hard day's work of trawling through the many hip cafes, boutiques and bars that sprawl across the entire area.

This means a comfy bed and hot shower is just a short trot away after getting your drink fix at Haji Lane's many interesting watering holes, leaving the clamour for taxis and the chase for the last train behind you.

At this fourth and newest addition to the Hotel Clover group of accommodations which took over a stretch of former shophouses, the now gentrified space adopts a South-east Asian theme reminiscent of villas in Bali.

Opt for the garden rooms to up the villa factor even further, or get the jacuzzi room for your own private hot tub.

Then further sweeten the deal - and your significant other - with the Valentine's Day package and have a bottle of champagne and Royce chocolates waiting for you when you arrive.

For the sensual couple

For those seeking an intimate time, the sexily named Scarlet hotel located atop Ann Siang Hill is just the place for you.

Already fitting as a romantic locale year-round, The Scarlet, just for this Valentine's season, is offering goodies such as a milk bath - filled with rose petals no less - a special set menu at their rooftop bistro Breeze, and a mysterious 'amenities kit' filled with various unmentionables for use by couples.

Feel free to coop up in your hotel room all night long for an extended snuggle session as a late check-out and breakfast for two at their in-house Italian restaurant Casa Tartufo awaits you.

For the urban couple

Situated in the heart of Singapore city on Orchard Road, Hotel Jen is great for modern urbanites looking for a sleek, comfortable and fuss-free stay.

Building on that theme of convenience, but without compromising on value, Jen's Valentine's Day deal delivers the essentials of any modern dating experience to your room in the form of a bottle of wine, a bouquet of flowers and a box of sweet chocolates. Dinner for two at the hotel's restaurant, Makan@Jen, comes along with the package to ensure all bases are covered.

As an aside, a free couple massage is also included, but only if you or your partner happen to share the same name as the hotel. What are the chances?

For the quirky couple

Not your average staycation destination, Wanderlust Hotel located along Dickson Road just off Jalan Besar is best described as a multi-themed boutique for the adventurous.

The place has many themed rooms to choose from, from the single-coloured pantone rooms designed to suit the 'hue' of your mood, to the loft rooms featuring motifs like 'Bling', 'Space', or 'Typewriter' to tickle your fancy fetishes. Get the Valentine's Day package and expect a half-bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles, and a bed of flower petals.

If dinner plans are needed, communal restaurant Cocotte at the hotel's lobby offers hearty French cuisine, homemade pastries and a decent selection of cheeses at reasonable prices.

For the indulgent couple

Those urging for some major pampering will find The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore an accommodating experience, for the right price.

With the hefty price tag comes a host of gratifying bespoke experiences such as an in-room dinner for two, breakfast in bed the morning after, a complimentary bouquet of roses, a full bottle of Louis Roederer champagne, and best of all, a personally-drawn bath - with a view overlooking the Marina Bay area - which uses therapeutic oils to aid in relaxation and stimulation.

If that isn't enough to fill up your night, bring your lover to Treetops, located on level three of the hotel, for a romcom movie date as champagne and oysters get served.

This article was first published on Feb 08, 2015.
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