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Which hotel and Spa for a romantic getaway?

Post by SittingBull » Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:48 am

HI, hope to get some suggestions over here. My gf and i will be celebrating our anniversary on a sunday this month, and probably will be taking the monday off as well. The thing is, i wanna plan for a romantic getaway in Singapore. I've look at places like hotels in both Sentosa and Singapore. Spas and all, but nothing really impresses me so far. I hope to stay within a buget of 400dols if possible. The hotels in Sentosa are pretty impressive, esp those with the Jacuzzi and rooftops, however we don't drink champagnes so that's pretty much wasted. Any suggestions for a nice, romantic lovely dovely getaway with a cosy room, nice breakfasts and if possible couple spas and massages? I'm cool with other suggestions as well. Thanks a mil.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:02 pm

Hey happy anniversay. While not a spa per se, we have always enjoyed romantic getaways at the Pan Pacific - the staff are great, it's a nice central location, and their room service is damn good. Expedia and TripAdvisor will get you the best rates. Make sure you get a deluxe room with a balcony, and ask for one with a view. AND DO tell them it's your anniversary - you'd be surpised.

HTH - and have a great weekend, P

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Post by SittingBull » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 12:32 am

Thanks mate.. I was thinking of getting the Silosa Beach resort. They have some pretty cool rooms there, and can do up a romantic decoration with added expenses.. Any experience with that?

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:08 am

SittingBull wrote:Any experience with that?
Not personally - somebody else here may have, though. Have a great weekend regardless of where you end up! And don't forget the flowers!

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Post by QRM » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 3:14 pm

I know you said Singapore, but just a short 30 min boat ride and there are some nice places in bintang and bantam, and it really feels like you have gone on an oversea holiday

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:41 pm

Ritz-Carlton. Get a Marina View room and bring your own bottle of bubbly. Fill up the tub, turn down the lights and enjoy the best view in Singapore... and that little waterproof pillow they install in the tub will soon come in handy
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The flip side is that while you should be able to get a weekend rate at RC for under $400 if you book early, this won't leave you much money for the spa.
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Post by SittingBull » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:55 pm

QRM wrote:I know you said Singapore, but just a short 30 min boat ride and there are some nice places in bintang and bantam, and it really feels like you have gone on an oversea holiday


Hi,

THank for the suggestion and i don't mind considering Batam. However, is the place safe, and which resort would u highly recommend, in terms of pure romance, great food, and of course safety..

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Post by QRM » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:34 pm

Safe from what? Shirtless, tattoo covered British holiday makers?

I have stayed in the Banyan tree hotel. A bit more than your budget, worth calling and try all the usual tricks, airline staff, corporate discounts etc.

Alternatively stay at the cheaper hotel next door, you just walk across the beach to Banyan tree restaurants /spa. They have their own ferry service so you don’t have worry about bumping into Mat Selemat. (Unless he is staying at the resort). Paranoia is OK but don’t let it spoil your holiday.

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Post by Jeppo » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:55 pm

QRM wrote:I have stayed in the Banyan tree hotel.
Are you talking about the one in Bintan? That's more like a suburb of Singapore than part of Indonesia :P

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Post by QRM » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 4:02 pm

Jeppo wrote:
QRM wrote:I have stayed in the Banyan tree hotel.
Are you talking about the one in Bintan? That's more like a suburb of Singapore than part of Indonesia :P
Sittingbull does seem to be emphasing the SAFE aspect of his trip. :D,

All these places are designed for the armchair travellers, a hint of the local culture without really showing the nitty gritty of the place. Perfect for singaporeans or western"asia virgins" :P

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Post by Zoe_Low » Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:38 pm

The Banyan Tree at Bintan is only like 45 min away by boat. I really enjoyed my last stay there...you can stay in your villa the Whole Day ;wink!

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