Staycations were never a thing of mine until I discovered how convenient they are, and how pampered one can be in a luxurious home away from home. This time, I went with Hotel Fort Canning for my fourth mini-holiday and I have to say that it might have been my favourite staycation experience so far!
Mr. Ratatouille and I wanted something away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We both needed a quiet place where we could both recover from the intense month before and rejuvenate ourselves. Hotel Fort Canning was a great option because although it is right in the city centre (which means it’s fairly easy to get to by cab), it’s nestled in lush greenery on top of a hill that really nobody goes to.
Check in is at a good time of 1pm. And while I waited to be ushered to our room, I took some shots of the common grounds. Here are some I posted on Instagram, plus more of the hotel grounds:
Our Deluxe King came with breakfast for two, and we were there for two nights in a row. The first sight that greeted me once I opened our room door kind of took my breath away. The huge bed! The high ceiling! The fluffy comforter! And that tall, French door that leads to the bathroom! If you took my heart out, stomped on it and then put it back, it would still be as strong as ever, what with a room like that!
Now that you’ve seen the main area, it’s time I showed you what my dream bathroom looks like. I’m not kidding. It really has got everything I would want in my future bathroom!
See? I wasn’t kidding about the high ceiling. I love, love, love the white marbled-effect decor of the bathroom, the simplicity yet functionality of it and the fact that SO MUCH LIGHT comes in through the floor-to-ceiling glass window! I’m that girl who needs her sunlight!
Food at Hotel Fort Canning is pretty good too. Breakfast is actually so-so, though I highly recommend their banana pancake and omelette, both of which the chef makes right on the spot for you. You should check out the honey too! Dining at The Glass House in the evenings is affordable, with most of the items on the menu ranging around S$17-S$25. Mr. Ratatouille loved the French onion soup while I say any of the chef’s recommendations are a good bet.
We took a stroll around Fort Canning Park (stark contrast against the crazy F1 weekends) and had a nice date at the Spice Garden. Just a piece of advice for you though: Don’t forget the insect repellent!
Two nights (and three days) was a good length of time to be capsuled in such a jewel. I’d love to be back the next time I feel like a short getaway. What about you? What do you think of our room?