Sep 20, 2018

It's a Kid-themed Staycation at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay + GIVEAWAY!

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One thing that I adore about staycations is it allows the family to enjoy a relaxing break from the usual routine without hitting the road, or skies. No need for passports, no jams and definitely no excessive packing!

Especially if it involves a hotel that designed with kids in mind.


Say hello to the 'Roarin' Kids Kingdom' family suite at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, a hotel located smack in the middle of the city. Yes, relaxation has never been so accessible.


But first, can I just mention that this hotel was where the wifey and I got married 15 years ago??? Back then, it was known as Hotel New Otani so just for remembrance sake, we visited the ballroom and asked Ayd to snap a photo of us at the place we we waited to march in. Oh, the nostalgia!


Everything looked almost similar but in a much newer and elegant condition of course, given that Novotel had done a great job in refurnishing the place after it took over.


Check-in was a breeze and we soon found ourselves in our family suite. And from the moment I opened the door, it was not difficult to predict the monkies' response.


How cute are these cartoon animal wall murals that adorn the suite corridor leading to the rooms?

By contrast, the main bedroom of 1 king-sized bed looked pretty normal.


At least the bathroom was HUGE.


And it came with a jacuzzi too!


But jacuzzi or not, the monkies' first instinct was to gravitate towards the other half of the family suite.


How not to when the kids' portion of the suite is so colourfully decorated!


From the cheery bedlinen (it's Tsum Tsum Frozen-themed so major brownie points scored in Ale's books already 🤣), kid-sized furniture, to even their own DVD player and cartoon DVDs , it was hard for the monkies not to fall in love with their very own cozy space.


See the bookshelves? The room also came stocked with story books for kids!


ALL hotel rooms should be dressed up like this for kids. Period.

Personally, I was definitely pleased to see that the room was super spacious and that its design was actually simple but contemporary. Everything looked new, and not dated.

There is also a swimming pool for hotel guests on Level 6 and although it's nothing to shout about, it is good for a few laps.


At the hotel lobby, there is a mini corner for kids too with an XBOX Kinect console and interactive touchscreen table to keep them busy.


Besides the  'Roarin' Kids Kingdom' family suite, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is currently offering a Hotel Transylvania-themed room for families too!


To mark the release in Singapore of Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation animated movie, the hotel has dressed up some of its rooms with Hotel Transylvania fittings.


For starters, kids will be presented with Hotel Transylvania 3 welcome gifts on arrival. On entering the room, they will discover a space entirely designed based on the movie: door hangers, eye masks, bed linen, cushions, mugs, foil cups and children’s bath robes to offer a truly unique experience of the animated movie’s world!



But that's not all - during your stay (and depending on the weekend of stay), the children will be entertained by the different Hotel Transylvania 3 activities like movie screenings, mask parties, storytelling sessions, canvas painting and pizza making.


The great thing is the activities are open to ALL guests, not only for those staying in the Hotel Transylvania 3-themed rooms. During our stay, the activity for that weekend was pizza making and there was absolutely no way the monkie would miss that!




The Hotel Transylvania 3-themed rooms will only be available until 31 October 2018 and should you be staying during this period, here are the activities that the kids can look forward to.


I think I can safely say the highlight of our staycation was the family suite. In fact, I think we spent more time chilling in our room than venturing outside! But that is exactly how a staycation should be - relaxing, unhurried, and kid-friendly.

That last bit is precisely what Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay's “Family&Novotel” package entails:

- Family room designed for two adults and two children: a study area for drawing, TV channels and cartoon DVDs for children
- Accommodation and breakfast are free for two children under the age of 16 sharing a room with their parents or grandparents
- 50% reduction on the cost of a second room for children aged 8 to 16
- Baby equipment available free of charge on request (cot, highchair, bottle sterilizer, etc.)
- Welcome gifts for children
- Children’s menu


Now that is what I call a staycation.


GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Thanks to Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, I have ONE F&B voucher for a family for 4 - 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years) to give away!

CONGRATS TO KELLY LEONG!

You have won a F&B voucher for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) to The Square Restaurant at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay!

Please email me at kelvin@cheekiemonkie.net for prize collection details. Thanks!

Terms & Conditions:
- Valid at The Square Restaurant only
- Valid for until 21 December 2018 (Not valid on eve of & PH and special occasions).
- Valid for both lunch and dinner buffets. (My advice: go for the dinner buffet since it is more expensive 😂)
- Reservation has to be made in advance


To participate, all you have to do is the following:

1. LIKE Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay's Facebook page HERE.

2. Leave your comment either in the corresponding Facebook post HERE or in this blog post after you have done so.


WANT TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING?
SHARE this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook for a BONUS chance! Remember to set your profile to public so that I can see the shared post.

Giveaway ends on 30 Sep 2018, 2359 hours.

GOOD LUCK! :)




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Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Address: 177A River Valley Rd, Singapore 179031
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14 comments :

Shawn Q said...

yes! my dream for staycation for the family is coming true! all done! blah blah blah!

Jean Ling said...

I can’t brinf my 10th bday princess anywhere or any party this year so I hope I could win and give her a surprise with this staycation. Wish me good luck!

SeRene chua said...

Liked & Shared!
Hope I win this staycation!
Thank you very much!

kelynn thng said...

Awesome staycation for our family especially our 10th wedding anniversary in Oct18 will be awesome to celebrate with our girls at the hotel.

Bee Chin Tan said...

Me and my family just can’t wait to persuade our Man of the household to bring us there for a nice staycation there at Novotel Singapore clarke Quay . It’s just help to reassure and persuade us that Singapore is still a fun and family oriented city that we can never get bored .
Hope to be able to win a lovely feast with hubby and kids for my upcoming October Birthday . Thanks so much .

Crystal said...

Hope to get a break from the daily routine of preparing food for the family. It will be good to relax and rest our backs in a kids friendly environment. Hope to create beautiful memories for the family.

Juila Hart said...

I love Hotel Transylvania and would love to experience stay-cation there at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. It's not always too late to experience what kids love even when you are adult now, right? Also, bonding with your kids will always create the best memory.

Unknown said...

Hope to win as I got married at this hotel as well. 10th year anniversary. :)

JingRong said...

Aww! My girls would definitely love a staycation. They are contented to just stay in the hotel room + swimming. No need trip that require to take flight. This would be a perfect 7th birthday for my sweet gal and I hope to make her dream come true :)

Unknown said...

Hope this can be a birthday gift to my girl!

U Jen said...

Liked and Shared!
I hope to win this staycation for my birthday in November. To surprise my little ladies instead. They would love this family room so much! ❤️

Vivian Ongyean said...

wish to to my princess for her birthda coming soon.to make her dream come true and emrace her day with awesome experience stay-cation with the theme hotel Transylvania at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.

Unknown said...

Hope to win this to celebrate my husband birthday as well our love anniversary fall in October!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Darren Lee said...

Hope to rekindle the memory lane with my wife in the very same hotel where we held our wedding dinner on 28/02/2009. Except this time, with 3 monkies, will be fun. :)

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