Which Singaporean doesn’t love a fuss-free staycation every now and again? But for many of us, our family units extend beyond grandpa, grandma, daddy, mummy and kids. We consider our furkids and feathered babies family members too, and we hate to leave them out. If this describes your family, then you’re in luck. Here are our findings after checking in with pet-friendly hotels and serviced apartments in Singapore.
Paw-cations at Family- and Pet-friendly Hotels
It’s true that there aren’t that many options when it comes to pet-friendly hotels in Singapore. And we hope that more hotels will jump on this furry family bandwagon. Thankfully, the ones that do allow pets also offer excellent family-friendly staycay experiences!
Plan the paw-fect retreat with Regent Singapore’s Weekend Pet Staycation Package. It includes a Welcome PuppyPack with chew toy, Woofer&Purrlensky microfibre towel, Leonica K Trichology dog shampoo and antibacterial hand sanitiser. You’ll also get Loyalty Pet Treats, a pet bed, water and food bowl, bottled water and handy off-site dog-walking map.
But the best part? You enjoy $100nett in-room dining credit that you can spend on the in-room pet menu! Pooches will love The Rin Tin Tin, a succulent sirloin burger, while kitties can lick up the Cat’s Meow, a serving of baked tuna or salmon. Special diet needs? Executive Chef Angelo Ciccone and his team will even customise gourmet pet meals upon request!
Although the amenities are clearly targeted at dogs and cats, other pets such as rabbits and hamsters are allowed too. Pets are also welcome in the hotel’s public areas, except inside F&B establishments where food is served, or in the swimming pools. We recommend hanging out at the lobby area of Dolcetto.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Over at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, all pets receive a personalised pet towel with their name embroidered on it! A luxury pet-friendly stay here also comes with a special pet bed, bowl and bottled water. As pampered pets tend to have their own customised diet, paw-rents are welcome to speak to the chefs who are happy to create delectable treats according to your wishes.
All pets, from dogs and cats to rabbits and birds are welcome, except F&B outlets, health club and pool areas. This isn’t applicable to guide dogs, of course. In either case, do keep your pets leashed or caged in public areas. Also, note that there is a one-time charge of $100nett for specialised housekeeping procedures required upon your check-out.
What about heading ‘overseas’ to our very own resort island of Sentosa? Capella Singapore is one of the most luxurious pet-friendly hotels that welcomes small- to medium-sized pets (one pet up to approximately 6kg per guestroom, suite or villa). Well-known for customising amenities to your family’s specific needs, it’s no different when it comes to your beloved family pet. Pet amenities include pet bed and bowl, for starters.
Pets are allowed in all common spaces of the hotel, except F&B outlets, The Living Room, function venues, Auriga Spa, cascading pools and villa plunge pools. You’ll need to sign a pet agreement form prior to check-in too. Oh, and note that dogs are not allowed on the Sentosa shuttle service. But don’t worry, you’re just a short walk away from pet- and kid-friendly Palawan Beach!
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
You’ll find another of the pet-friendly hotels on sunny Sentosa at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. Book its Pampered Paws package and indulge in quality family bonding time. You’ll stay in the colonial-style Courtyard Suite complete with private courtyard and lounge pool. While the Courtyard Suite does not allow for extra beds, it can sleep three if your child sleeps with you.
The package is designed for couples or families with one dog weighing up to 7kg. The complimentary Fur Kid Welcome Pack includes Wellness Petite Entrees and Treats, Wellness Core Kibbles, Woosh Pet Wipes, HoneyCare Waste Bag and dog toy. Your pooch will luxuriate in a plush dog bed and dine from a Loving Pets Bella stainless steel food bowl. What’s more, you can also order from the exclusive Pampered Paws In-room Menu curated by Silversky and Stellar Pets.
The package also includes buffet breakfast for two adults and $10 dining credit at Shutters. Which is perfect, since pets are not allowed in the gym, swimming pool areas and F&B outlets, except the al fresco area at Shutters!
Longer Stays at Serviced Apartments
Most serviced apartments don’t lend themselves to staycay opportunities as they usually require a stay of at least six nights. However, these may come in useful should your family need a longer-term stay, when you’re renovating your home, for instance.
Capella The Club Residences Singapore
Like its sister property Capella Singapore, Capella The Club Residences Singapore welcomes small- to medium-sized pets (one pet up to approximately 6kg per residence). It boasts 62 sea and garden-facing suites, nine manors with private pools and 10 double-storey penthouses. The pet-friendly accommodation with bespoke amenities will ensure a luxurious stay for the whole family. You can even take part in family yoga or attend a cookery class. Minimum 7 nights’ stay, from $640++ per night.
Frasers Hospitality Serviced Apartments
Four Frasers Hospitality Serviced Apartments allow up to two pets per apartment. They must measure no more than 2 feet (61 cm) in height when in a sitting position. All the residences are also great for families with young kids, complete with wading pool, outdoor playground or indoor playroom. Minimum 6 nights’ stay. A daily surcharge of $10nett or monthly surcharge of $200nett is applicable per pet.
- Fraser Place Robertson Walk Singapore
- Fraser Residence Orchard Singapore
- Fraser Residence Singapore
- Fraser Suites Singapore
Great World Serviced Apartments
One of the largest and most established in Singapore, Great World Serviced Apartments welcomes families with pets. Note that pets count towards the maximum occupancy depending on apartment type. Aside from a near Olympic-size pool and wading pool, the Kidz Lounge has indoor and outdoor play areas, and a small library with television to occupy the kids. Minimum 6 nights’ stay, from $400++ per night. A daily surcharge of $15, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
Oasia Residence Singapore
Its location across from West Coast Park makes Oasia Residence Singapore ideal for families with pets. A maximum of two pets weighing up to 20kg are allowed in each apartment. Pets are not allowed in common areas such as The Living Room, lobby and swimming pool. Minimum 6 nights’ stay, from $180++ per night. A daily surcharge of $15 or monthly surcharge of $300, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
For those who enjoy the finer things, Orchard Parksuites offers 223 exclusive apartments from contemporary one-bedroom lofts to dreamy penthouses. A maximum of two pets weighing up to 20kg are allowed in each apartment. Minimum 6 nights’ stay, from $315++ per night. A daily surcharge of $15 or monthly surcharge of $300, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
Orchard Scotts Residences
Set in 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, Orchard Scotts Residences is a relaxing sanctuary hidden in the city. A maximum of two pets weighing up to 20kg are allowed in each apartment. With a 2,000sqf outdoor playground, indoor playroom and four swimming pools, kids will also have the time of their lives. Minimum 6 nights’ stay, from $349++ per night. A daily surcharge of $15 or monthly surcharge of $300, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
The newly refurbished apartments at Regency House are spacious, warm and inviting spaces for families with kids and pets. A maximum of two pets weighing up to 20kg are allowed in each apartment. The rooftop pool and barbecue pits are perfect for family bonding moments too. Minimum 6 nights’ stay, from $323++ per night. A daily surcharge of $15 or monthly surcharge of $300, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
All four Village Residences welcome pets up to 20kg, with a maximum of two pets per apartment. Each Village Residence has a different vibe based on location, but are all comfortably furnished. Families with young kids particularly like Village Residence Robertson Quay, which even has a petting zoo! Minimum 6 nights’ stay. A daily surcharge of $15 or monthly surcharge of $300, subject to GST, is applicable per pet.
- Village Residence Clarke Quay
- Village Residence Hougang
- Village Residence Robertson Quay
- Village Residence West Coast
Hotels That Only Allow Guide Dogs
While there aren’t many pet-friendly hotels in Singapore at the moment, a fair number do allow serviced animals. We checked in with Guide Dogs Singapore and various hotels to compile this – by no means exhaustive – list.
- Capri by Fraser, Changi City
- Capri by Fraser, China Square
- Conrad Centennial Singapore
- Dorsett Singapore
- Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
- Hilton Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands
- Pan Pacific Singapore
- PARKROYAL on Beach Road
As hotel policies may change from time to time, do call ahead to confirm details before booking your staycations. And do drop us a note below if you know of any other pet-friendly hotels in Singapore. Have a barking good time!
Featured image: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa