Mention staycations, and the usual clean-looking hotel rooms invariably come to mind. But if you have kids like I do, you will know that any kid-friendly amenities included in any hotel room will be a refreshing change.
Especially if the kiddos open the door and come face to face with this sight.
Wowsers. It seems like kid-themed rooms are slowly catching on in a big way and Swissotel Merchant Court has set the bar pretty high when it comes to showing who exactly is the VIP for staycations.
Yes, the colourful themed bedding was what lit up the monkies' eyes first.
Situated conveniently next to Clarke Quay MRT station, Swissotel Merchant Court has just launched its brand new Family Fun Escape package in August 2016 and it will most certainly put a smile onto the kiddos' faces!
A game console in the room. To the monkies, I think that itself determines whether a staycation is great or just okay. LOL.
The great thing about the Family Fun Escape package is it is designed for 2 to 17 year olds... which means depending on the age group that your kids, the room will be furnished with age-appropriate toys and activities. Of course, you will have to let the hotel know your kids' ages at the time of booking.
So if you have younger kids or toddlers, expect to find soft toys, activity books, storybooks, puzzles, and kid-sized desk and chairs - all to keep them entertained.
But the kid-friendly amenities did not end there. Cutlery for kids - including hot chocolate - are also provided in the room.
The bathroom though, left me more than impressed. Rather than just stocking the bathroom with just kid toiletries (like most hotels do), Swissotel Merchant Court went a step further and furnished the bathroom with other kid-friendly items, like a step stool, non-slip mat and kiddy hand & face towels. These sure made the bathroom more colourful!
Compared to the kid-themed room, the parents' one was not as colourful.
But not that I am complaining. Swissotel Merchant Court has recently completed an overhaul of its rooms nearly complete and now, all its rooms employ a functional and elegant design with floral motifs inspired by Singapore’s status as a ‘Garden City’. I love the cheery yellow nature of the room, which complements the stupendous view of the Singapore River that the room offered.
The hotel's swimming pool was pretty standard fare but with the notable inclusion of two water slides - more than enough to keep the monkies happy!
The longer water slide is located at the main pool area, while there is a shorter one at the kids pool as well.
Cue loads of splashing madness then.
For kids below 12 years old, they will do well to remember Blue Potato, the hotel's poolside dining restaurant.
Why? Because this is where they will be able to redeem their free scoop of ice cream as part of the Family fun Escape package!
And obviously, the famed Ellenborough Market Cafe is not to be missed. Its buffet spread feature a host of international cuisine, specialty Peranakan dishes and its signature Durian Pengat.
If you need to burn off those calories, the vibrant Clarke Quay is just situated just right beside the hotel. Chinatown is also just minutes away by foot while shopping opportunities are abound at Liang Court and Central Shopping Mall.
To experience nature, stroll to the nearby Fort Canning Hill which offers a tranquil time among the lush vegetation.
Oh, and did I mention that the package also comes with 2 Adult and 2 Child tickets to Universal Studios Singapore*??? No wonder the monkies could not stop grinning after that learnt about it.
*USS tickets are valid for 6 months.
So if you are on the lookout for a staycation that hits all the right spots with the little ones, Swissotel Merchant Court is the ideal choice to have a seriously fun staycation with the family!
And to pile on the fun, remember to book the Family Fun Escape Package which includes the following perks:
- From $569++ per night for 2 rooms
- Swissotel Kids’ Room set-up and age-appropriate amenities upon request
- 2 Adult and 2 Child USS admission tickets (valid for 6 months)
- Complimentary ice cream during your stay for children 12 and below
- Guaranteed late check-out till 4.00pm
- Buffet breakfast is available at $30 per adult and $15 per child
The package is valid from now until 31 Dec 2016. For reservations and enquiries, please call Swissotel Merchant Court at +65 6337 9993 or email email@example.com. Visit HERE for more details.
Congratulations to PRISCILLA QUEK! You have won a FAMILY FUN ESCAPE Staycation at Swissotel Merchant Court!
The staycation includes:
1. One night stay in one room at Swissotel Merchant Court
2. 50% off 2nd room booked
3. Swissotel Kids’ Room set-up and age-appropriate amenities upon request
4. 2 Adult and 2 Child USS admission tickets (valid for 6 months)
5. Complimentary ice cream for children 12 and below
6. Guaranteed late check-out till 4.00pm
7. Buffet breakfast is available at $30 per adult and $15 per child
Terms & Conditions of Giveaway
- 50% off on a second room applies to the room or suite category of equal or lesser value to the originally booked room.
- Room will be have to be redeemed by 10 January 2017.
- Advance reservation is required and subject to availability.
- Buffet Breakfast is not included in the package.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for prize redemption details by 14 October 2016. Thanks!
1. LIKE Swissotel Merchant Court's Facebook page HERE.
2. Tell us why you wish to win the staycation package for your family!
Giveaway ends on 9 October 2016, 2359 hours.
Good Luck! :)
Swissotel Merchant Court
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
Room Rates: From $569++ for TWO rooms