Baby Zara’s first staycation at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

To celebrate the Husband’s birthday, I booked a staycation for us and since Zara has never tried swimming yet, I thought this would be a good chance to let her try floating and kicking inside a bathtub. This was a super last minute decision and I only started searching for an ideal hotel 2 nights before the planned check-in. After a night of surfing through Agoda, and some quick messages via selected hotels’ page on Facebook, I proceeded to book a Club room at the newly renovated Rendezvous Hotel Singapore.

The hotel lobby looks very nice and welcoming. And I was looking forward to a modern and chic room, like those from our staycation at The Quincy.

Center piece at their newly refreshed lobby

Nice lounging area at the hotel lobby

The well equipped gym

The Pool

This the closest Zara gets to a pool so far

The room we were given was on the 10th floor and we had to walk all the way back into the corner of the hotel from the lift lobby. And when we reached the room, it wasn’t as how I had imagined. The Club Room, which we booked through Agoda, was a little small and it didn’t come with a bathtub!

Club Room at Level 10

Entrance at Club Room

Club Room toilet (no bathtub)

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Located on the top three floors of the hotel, the Club Rooms provide a variety of Club Rendezvous benefits, such as personalised check-in at the Club Rendezvous (which we didn’t receive), a welcome fruit basket (didn’t get this too) and upgraded bathroom amenities. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the Club Rendezvous (Breakfast at Straits Cafe has more varieties) to start the day, and unwind in the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (we missed this as we had another dinner reservation made) amid panoramic city views. Also receive a 20% discount on laundry/dry-cleaning services and broadband and wireless internet access (this was useful) throughout the hotel.[/box]

Since the main reason for this staycation was for Zara to have a dip in the bathtub, I immediately called the reception to check if we can be moved to a room with one. I was told the only rooms were the Junior Suite. Lucky us, we got an upgrade at no extra charge since we were only staying for one night. The suite was on the 4th floor.

The spacious living space for relaxing

The King size bed that wasn’t very comfortable (a little too hard for us)

Bath amenities in the washroom

Bathtub and shower room

From the website, looks like their recent renovation focused on the club experience, so we took a trip to the Club Level on 11th to check it out.

Cosy Club Lounge on Level 11

The food corner where breakfast and evening cocktail is served

Nice bench sofa seats

Club Lounge is baby friendly, according to the Hotel Manager

Throughout the stay, the most relaxed person must be Zara. Instead of the baby cot which we requested, she got to sleep on the bed with us as the cot provided was a little dirty and too low for us to put her down while she’s asleep.

Zara enjoyed the spacious bed

Zara enjoyed her time in the bathtub filled with warm water

Woke up afresh from a good night sleep (leaving just a little space for Mummy)

Chillaxing on the sofa while we packed up for check-out

Overall the staycation we had at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore was a decent one. Nothing much to wow about except the close proximity to town for those who wants to shop and party. Oh! And if you’re staying in their Club Rooms, you get either guaranteed early check-in or late check-out.

If you’re wondering, this stay was paid for from my own pocket.

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Aside: While staying there, I saw another couple going around taking photos of the hotel and after some searching (and matching with the couple I caught in one of the photos), I confirmed that its blogger mama-to-be Miss Chewy. Her husband got many nice photos of the hotel, go over and check it out.[/box]

Babymoon Staycation at The Quincy Hotel Singapore

Our staycation at The Quincy Hotel must be one of our favorites. It’s like a home away from home, with their all inclusive weekend stay which came with all 3 meals during your stay with them! We loved it and enjoyed the modern chic room with comfortable bed!

Here are all the reasons why we enjoyed so much during our staycation at The Quincy Hotel…

Love #1 – The chic room, comfy King size bed and in-room amenities

King Size Bed with very comfy mattress and comforter

Complimentary Mini Bar! Just stretch out your hand anytime to grab a drink. Love it!

Everything in here are complimentary too! Lays chips I like!

This was the first that caught my eyes when I entered the room. Next time I should bring PS3 or DVDs to watch! Ultimate pig-out staycation!

Don’t remember seeing complimentary copies of magazine in a hotel room before. This is the first! Nice touch Quincy!

Lovely shampoo and shower amenities in the toilet! From Molten Brown

Love #2 – Full board staycation

Buffet Breakfast included

Set Lunch included too!

Set dinner! All three meals included in the package! How cool is that!

Set lunch and dinner comes with free-flow salad, soup, drinks, juices, coffee, tea and biscuits for nibbles.

Set dinner thats filling and satisfying. It tastes better than it looks!

Besides three meals, there’s also free-flow coffee or tea and a free fall zone aka Ice cream with strawberry or chocolate sauce for topping! Love this! I had like three cups during my stay that weekend! Great chilling off in this hot weather. Complimentary cocktail is also served daily from 6pm to 8pm at the restaurant. Think free flow beer, wine, liquor, mixer and more! Drink drank drunk anyone?

Love #3 – Hotel facilities and things we get to do

Lovely pool on the 12th floor. Floats are for Saturday’s movie night use! Don’t miss this unique experience while you’re at the hotel!

The hotel gym is very well equipped and its accessible 24-hrs! This is only one side of it. More muscle toning machines on the other end!

Sweat it out in the sauna room

Or get a steam bath! Great for clearing off the stress from a day’s work

There’s lockers too on the 12th floor. Great for pre/post check-in guests.

Overall we loved this relaxing and no-frill all-inclusive staycation at The Quincy Hotel Singapore. Reading again about this now makes me want to go back there again soon, wonder if they’ve made any new improvements to their hotel.

Disclaimer: This post first appeared on The Claudia Post in August 2011. We were provided with complimentary accommodation for the purpose of reviewing the hotel facilities and service. All thoughts and review are of our own and is not influenced by the sponsorship.