Thursday 24 June 2021

Girleejay's 11th Birthday Staycation at Fairmont Singapore

After the boy got to celebrate his birthday with a staycation at Sofitel, the girl said she wanted the same for her birthday as well. 

Since school would have started already on her birthday, we decided to celebrate one week earlier on the last week of the school holidays. 

We chose Fairmont Singapore for our staycation this time due to their value-for-money packages. 

My eldest girl and I dressed in matching yellow top and Beauty and the Beast stained glass skirts (the girl's dress and my skirt were from Our Fairy Godmama and my top was from The Closet Lover). The littlest also joined us in her Belle dress! 

We arrived early to try our luck and see if our room was ready. Sadly, it was not so we went shopping at Raffles City Shopping Centre while waiting. 

At around 2.30pm, we went back to the lobby to enquire if our rooms were ready and they passed us the keys to our rooms! 😊

We booked the Signature King Suite with Balcony and $100 dining credits package for 2A2C from Klook. The suite was rather spacious and well-stocked with the necessary amenities. 

Our must-have in all our staycation bathrooms is a bathtub, which this room has (picture of it later) 😊

The suite has a spacious living room and separate office table, which was great for dining in since our family of 5 cannot dine outside at the restaurants (our staycation happened during the Phase 3 Heightened Alert where only 2 can dine together outside). 

Beside the king-sized bed, the hotel had also prepared the baby cot that we had requested. 

The cot also came with a bag of baby amenities, blanket, towel and water! I really appreciated this gesture from the hotel because some hotels don't even provide a blanket with the cot (I had to order extra from housekeeping). The bag of amenities contained wet wipes, shampoo, bath foam, powder and lotion for the baby! So very thoughtful! 😀

The living area was also very spacious, with more than enough space for my active kids to run around. 

Our suite had a little balcony, where we could enjoy the view. I liked that the balcony ledge was transparent so the littlest girl could enjoy the view without attempting to climb the ledge to see it. 

As we had 2 rooms, the hubby's youngest brother brought Cousin E to join the fun at the Mum-in-law's room. As we couldn't gather in groups of more than 5, we split up and took turns to go to the pool (prior booking was made online). 

So while Cousin E and my boy played in the bathtub, the hubby and I brought our 2 girls to the pool first. 

There were 2 pools, one for wading and a deeper one for swimming. The littlest loved the huge wading pool, which she can swim around in with ease. 

The eldest girl however, got bored after a while and asked to check out the swimming pool. It's actually quite nice that they have marked out 2 lanes for people who wanted to do laps! It also doubles as a good separation between the groups of guests. 

After 1.5 hours, 'group A' headed back to the room while the boy and the rest of 'group B' got their chance to enjoy the pool! 😁

As usual, we were all hungry after swimming, so we ordered in-room dining with our $100 dining credits per room. The food came in a table with wheels, left outside our room to keep it as contactless as possible. This meant that instead of having the staff set up the table like we were used to, I had to set it up for us (wasn't too difficult though). 

We excitedly ordered a good spread of food but alas, the food looked way better than it tasted 😔 Definitely not as tasty as our in-room dining experience at Shangri-La Hotel. *sigh*

After dinner, we celebrated the eldest girl's 11th birthday! 🥳

I had to get creative with the decorations because there wasn't anywhere on the walls that I could hang them. Hence, I hung them between 2 of the lamps beside the TV, which turned out quite nice. The girl was delighted!

We gave some cake to Cousin E, who went home with her dad after she ate her cake. We all had a good night's sleep on the comfy bed and woke up early the next morning for breakfast. 

Breakfast was served at Prego restaurant, and we had to be seated in groups of 2.

Service was slow because of the multiple tables of 2.

When the food finally arrived, it was not that great. As far as breakfast goes, this would definitely rank very low on my list (and I've got a pretty long list). 

We hung out in the room after breakfast and checked out as usual at 12pm. We headed to Gardens by the Bay for the last time since our Annual Pass was expiring that day. 

It was quite a good visit since it was a weekday and there were very little people. 

It was a relaxing end to the school holidays! Back to school and work! 


This post is part of my Family Staycations collection in my Fun in Singapore Guide!


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