Aug 23, 2016

5 Kid-friendly Things You Never Knew About a Staycation at Furama RiverFront

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I have driven past this hotel many times but frankly, it has never crossed my mind to bring the family there for a staycation. The hotel in question?

Furama RiverFront.

Located along Havelock Road and between vibrant Chinatown and Orchard Road, Furama RiverFront has recently upped the ante in providing more kid-friendly facilities for families... and it does not get any bigger than kid-themed hotel rooms!

But more on that in a bit, I promise. Because for starters, the hotel has also revamped its tenant mix by saying goodbye to its seedy nightclub tenants. In their places are a variety of shops and even a childcare centre!

But as we found out, Furama RiverFront has a lot more to offer so here are 5 kid-friendly things that you never knew about the hotel:

#1 - PAWS Playroom

Located at Level 1, PAWS Playroom is perfect for kids aged 11 years and below. The colourful room is home to LEGO bricks, building blocks and other wooden toys. Besides enjoying cartoon screenings, the kiddos can also practice their drawing skills on the black or white boards. Oh, and did I mention they can jump themselves silly on the trampoline too???

#2 - Tykes @ The Square

The Square @ Furama is the hotel's flagship buffet restaurant which serves up a slew of international culinary gems that bring out the best flavours of the East and the West in a tantalising buffet spread.

But if you have young kids, you will know that dining with them - especially if it is a buffet - will be anything but leisurely. Fortunately, Furama RiverFront has carved out a dedicated play area for the little ones in the restaurant!

And this is no token space for kids. The Tykes @ The Square play area is pretty huge and is filled with interesting and fun activities such as cartoon video screenings, activity sheets and free-play toys.

There is even a mini slide to work away those calories. Heh.

Suffice to say, the monkies made themselves at home at the play area while the wifey and I indulged in a relaxing buffet meal.

See what I mean?

#3 - Kid-themed Hotel Rooms

Now this is the real biggie.

Kid-themed rooms are always a huge hit with families with young kids and at Furama RiverFront, some rooms have been refurbished with whimsical themes. Besides the above Pirate theme, there are two other themes to choose from - either go deep sea-diving with marine animals in the Underwater World-themed room...

 OR set off on a medieval adventure in the Castle-themed room!

We stayed in the Pirate-themed room and the monkies were blown away by the colourful nature of the room!

Notice how the bunk bed designs in each of the different rooms are in accordance to the various themes?

And it sure helped that the room is completely fitted out with child-friendly furniture!

The room comes with a bunk bed (single on top and queen below) and a pull-out bed, which can fit 2 adults and 2 children comfortably. Ale shared the queen-sized bed with the wifey and me so it was no issue.

But perhaps, the most FUN bit of the room for the monkies has got to be this one thing found in the photo below. Can you spot it?

Yes, THIS.

Each kid-themed room also comes with an XBOX game console, where games can be loaned from the reception lobby.

In keeping with the kid-friendly nature of the room, kids' toiletries are also provided... including a step stool for younger kids to reach the sink AND a kid-sized toilet seat in the bathroom.

#4 - Inflatable Water Bouncy Castle

Of course, no staycation is complete without water play at the pool and Furama RiverFront's swimming pool is large enough to guarantee splashes of fun.

But that was not what delighted the monkies. This did the job.

An outdoor inflatable water bouncy castle located a few steps away from the main swimming pool!

I guess there isn't any need for me to say just how much the monkies enjoyed it then.

#5 - Kids Stay & Eat for FREE

At Furama RiverFront, children enjoy privileges from stay to dine.

Kids below 12 years of age stay for free using existing bedding. Each child (below 12 years of age) also gets to enjoy a complimentary meal with each adult ala carte (main course) or buffet ordered.  If the parents order a main course, junior can select a dish from the specially-crafted kid’s menu. If indulging in the buffet is preferred instead, the kids can also enjoy the buffet for free!

Furama RiverFront may not be the top-most choice when it comes to a staycation with the family but it definitely surprised me with its family-friendly offerings...  and the monkies too, because which kid can say no to a colourful kid-themed room (and an XBOX)?


Congratulations to Chen Chuxuan for winning a 1-night staycation in Furama RiverFront's family-themed room! Please email me at kelvin@cheekiemonkie for your prize collection details. Thanks!

The staycation includes:
1. One night stay at Furama RiverFront Theme Room for 2 adults & 2 children
2. Complimentary breakfast for all & WiFi
3. Complimentary parking
4. Xbox console in room
5. Access to children-friendly facilities including swimming pool, children playroom – PAWS and inflatable waterslide
6. Enrolment to FURAMAfirst (the hotel’s loyalty programme) with Gold Status
7. Optional Buffet lunch or dinner at $60nett for 2 adults (Kids (5-11years) dine free with two paying adults)

Terms & Conditions of Giveaway
- Redemption of hotel stay is valid for Mondays to Thursdays only (Public holidays included, but subject to availability)
- Type of theme room is subject to availability
- Expiry date of staycation will be 3 months from 14 September 2016.

For a chance to win, all you have to do is do the following:

1. LIKE Furama RiverFront's Facebook page HERE.

2. Tell us which themed room your kid/s will LOVE!

Leave your comment either in the comment section of this blog post OR on our Cheekiemonkies' Facebook corresponding post HERE once you have done so.

IMPORTANT: Complete all 2 steps for your entry to be valid.

SHARE this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook for a bonus chance! Remember to set your profile to public so that we can see the shared post.

Giveaway ends on 8 September 2016, 2359 hours.

Good Luck! :)


Furama RiverFront is currently having a Family Holiday Escape promotion. Room rate starts from SGD271.88++ and includes the following:

- Room theme selection subject to availability
- Complimentary breakfast for all
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary wifi
- XBOX console in-room
- Access to swimming pool and Children’s play room, PAWS, inflatable waterslide
- Enrolment to FURAMAfirst (the hotel’s loyalty programme) with Gold Status

Optional Add-on:      
- Buffet lunch or dinner at $60.00nett for 2 adults (Kids (5-11years) dine free with two paying adults)


Useful Information

Furama RiverFront
405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633
Tel: (65) 6333 8898

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Joy Joyce said...

All rooms are nicely decorated. Well done Furama hotel for making the hotel, rooms, playrooms and swimming pool facilities so friendly and welcoming for children. I'm sure all children will ensure their stay with you. We hope to have the chance to win the castle-theme room stay. Any theme will work well too.
Joy Joyce

Unknown said...

Hands up for the Castle-themed for my 3 Princesses - 7, 5 and 2 y.o respectively!
We would love to be there in our version of 'Never Never Land'!

Toh lay hoon said...

My boy favourite pirate Themed amzing room just like my boy alway watch everyday Jake and the neverland pirate on Disney Junior cartoons.
Hope to surprise my boy & win my first staycation.

maxi said...

Pirates theme would be nice!

Xinxl said...

My boy will love the the underwater world theme room!! Hope to win this staycation for my boy! His younger sis just born 5 months ago, this mummy is so busy with her younger sister that kor kor seldom get to go out to play. Hope to have this chance to bring him for a staycation!

Unknown said...

My kids will be overjoy if they could stay in the pirate theme room.

Anonymous said...

Underwater World-themed room for my girl because she likes marine creatures.
FB: Yu Meiyi

chewyen said...

hi, my kids love Underwater World-themed room!!! Thanks

Unknown said...

My kid will love the underwater theme. Hope to win it for me and my son birthday this month for a good celebration.

Unknown said...

Wow wow girl will love all the hard to choose...end up she choose the underwater theme as her favourite princess is Ariel...very very pretty!!! Hope able to win for her!!!:):):)

coldkohmew said...

Pirate theme room!

Unknown said...

Shiver me timbers! I want to bring my boys to Furama Riverfront pirate themed room. Ahoy pirates!

Unknown said...

My girls will love the castle-themed room. Thank you for the giveaway!!

Analiza Mokhtar said...

My kid will definitely love the Underwater World-themed room ! We love the sun, sand and sea.

Kong meifong said...

My 3 like will definitely love the pirate themed room where they can all go for an adventure and fight till they are tired and go to bed 😅

Sonia Yong said...

I showed my boy your page, he shouted "PIRATE" that is Jake the pirate!
Hope to win a night stay at the pirate room for my boy's 6th birthday which is coming soon

Unknown said...

Definitely would like to try the deep sea-diving with marine animals in the Underwater World-themed room. Hope to win to celebrate my "BIG" birthday this year with my beloved family and friends.

Unknown said...

FB nick: Rachael Tan

Hope to win this to celebrate my son's 1st birthday as we did not do any grand celebration for him. Besides not having any grand celebration, my boy was having fever on his birthday so we would really like to make it up to him and this staycation will be great for both him and my elder 10 year old boy!

Joanne Lee said...

Hope to win an Underwater world theme room for my family!

Liked and shared!!

Renee Ngara said...

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?
Under the sea
Under the sea

Heheh just to clarify, we would LOVE to spend a night "Under The Sea" :-D

Unknown said...

My Kids will love the pirates theme room... fantastic for them to role play as pirates.

Unknown said...

My boy would love the pirates theme room.. Venturing to various imaginary adventures

Ling said...

My kids will loooooove all the rooms but I think their favorite will be the Underwater Theme one.

Unknown said...

I would love to win the Pirates theme for my two boys .

Unknown said...

We would love to win a staycation over at Furama Riverfront, the underwater-world theme room. My son loves to see the beauty of nature & as our wedding anniversary is drawing near (21st Sept), I hope that we can celebrate it together at this awesome venue to make it even more memorable!

Unknown said...

My 3 angles would love the castle theme!!!

Unknown said...

My 3 kiddos (2,5 & 7) would love the castle theme!

Unknown said...

My kids would love to stay in the Pirate themed!!!

Shirley Lim said...

Hope I can win this staycation and bring my two kids for a great weekend getaway! They will be so happy!

Shirley said...

Pirate theme room looks so exciting for the kids! Even adults are thrilled!

Unknown said...

My 2 boys would love the pirate theme. Want to bring them for a staycation before they welcome their baby sister ! :)

Unknown said...

Wow my boys definitely love the underwater theme room! They are excited so are we! 😀😀

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