I always feel like I am stepping into the future when I arrive in Singapore. This small island nation never ceases to amaze me. The streets are clean, the food is exquisite, the architecture pushes the boundaries, and luxury abounds. But what I love about Singapore is that you don’t have to be super wealthy, or save for years to have a taste of the high life in Singapore. There are plenty of affordable and luxurious options out there for those who look for them.
Daniel was recently invited to spend a long weekend in Singapore to discover the city and some of the food that it is famous for. He stayed at the Quincy Hotel, a unique hotel that combines affordable luxury with plenty of fun activities for families, and a host of added conveniences for the time poor business traveller. It really offers the best of both worlds.
Features at the Quincy
The Quincy Hotel offers a large range of conveniences included in it’s room rate. Breakfast, a light lunch, dinner and a cocktail hour are all included with your room rate. Not only does this cut down on daily costs, but it saves time as everything you need is right at your doorstep. Having the option of eating at the hotel can be a lifesaver for parents travelling with kids. When the kids are starving in the morning, breakfast is only a few steps away. And once the kids are in bed, Mom and Dad can enjoy the cocktail hour. And even though all these things would be great when travelling with our little one, I can say with enthusiasm that a stay at the Quincy would be at the top of my list if I had a child free weekend. Just imagine a dip in the roof top infinity pool, followed by a cheeky cocktail before hitting the town. Bliss.
But other than all day dining options, what else does the Quincy offer? Well the answer to that is – a lot. Can you guess what the biggest issue facing the daily life of the long term traveller? Did you guess laundry? Well if you guessed laundry, then you are correct! I absolutely hate paying inflated fees for laundry by the item in hotels. But I never have enough with me to make up a full load to make going to the laundromat worthwhile. So I end up slaving away every day, hand washing my clothes. So this feature offered by The Quincy Hotel is mind blowing in its beauty and simplicity. For every night you stay at The Quincy Hotel you get free laundry service for two items of clothing. It doesn’t totally solve the laundry problem, but it certainly makes a huge difference!
What are some other features?
- Roof top infinity pool
- Free Wifi
- 24 hour gym
- Mac desktop workstations for use in the lobby
- Access to the Changi airport lounge
Activities at the Quincy
What separates the Quincy and makes it unique among other boutique hotels is the range of activities on offer. The Quincy wants their guests to have a full experience while staying with them, not just have a roof over their heads. Some of these activities are only offered on weekends, while others, like the free city tour, are offered at all times.
- Movies by the pool. Sure you can watch television in your room, but why not get out, socialize, and have a little bit of a different experience? Watch a movie by the pool – or while in the pool. But try not to let the spectacular nighttime city views distract you from the plot.
- Cupcake baking lessons. As much fun as it is to make these cupcakes, we all know you will have the most fun when you eat them. Midnight snack?
- Art jamming. Unleash your inner creative. During this activity the Quincy will let you loose with a canvas and a bunch of acrylic paints. Dan tried his hand at a still life. How do you think he did?
- Free city tour. Because as much as the hotel will keep you busy and content, you do need to do a little bit of exploring as well. Get your bearings in the city with the free city tour, and then set off for some more serious exploration later.
We like to promote budget travel. But sometimes you need to break the budget every once in a while. But the funny thing is, the Quincy doesn’t really do that. The basic studio room will set you back around 209 Singapore Dollars which is about $185 Australian dollars. When you factor in your meals, the activities, and all the other incredible facilities and stylings, the room actually becomes extremely reasonable. When you consider that Dan and I have regularly paid about $120 – $140 for a basic motel room with nothing included in Australia, the budget character of the Quincy really does start to shine.
To learn more, or to book your stay, visit http://www.quincy.com.sg/