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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Best Staycation in Town: A Quincy Review

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A staycation have been popular of late. Either for couples who are living with parents, or couples who can't travel because of pregnancy or with young kids. Most importantly, a staycation is essential to reconnect with your love ones if you can't afford extra days of travelling.

When hotels in Singapore are expensive, the bargain hunter in me surfaces.

Quincy, just behind Paragon shopping center in the heart of Singapore's shopping district offers a Qooler than ever weekend.

A staycation at Quincy officially starts at 2pm. Check into a stylish studio room with free mini-bar stocked with tea, soda, beer, chips and cookies! Get a Molten Brown rain shower or a sexy bubble bath with voyeuristic glass from the bed. Or simply lounge by the day bed by gorgeous city views.
The pool and sauna on the 12th floor is open 24/7, but we took a dip in the afternoon heat. Towels, bottled water, isotonic drinks and a coffee machine were at our disposal on this level. A considerate thought!

The highlight of our Qool weekend was the Art Jam (3-4pm) on Sat or Sun, the newest addition to the deal. One easel and a canvas per couple, the next hour was team effort. Before embarking on our art piece, i thought one hour was too short. Once we start, i realised two persons get much work done faster! Thus reinforcing the 'it is not good for man to be alone' thought. Art Jam at Quincy brings relationships closer, working on something tangible together. 
Not only getting our canvas, we got a sweet gift from the art jam session too
Us and our finished works
When our picture was done, without needing to clean up, we could saunter away to the cafe to enjoy all-day refreshments. We helped ourselves to the yummy vanilla soft serve, topped with chocolate or strawberry sauce, sprinkled with almonds or cashews. Cakes and coffee/tea were also available for your gluttony.
We took the ice-cream to go and walked down to Orchard Road, returning back in time in the evening for Happy Hour! Choose from a modest variety of alcoholic beverages and cocktails. Remember to line your stomach first with Dean & Deluca and Modesto's warm food. The menu changes every day i believe. The last time i had spicy tomato penne, cream mussels, spring rolls and others.
Gleeful smiles at happy hour, obviously.
As the city lights came on and night falls at 9pm, a Qool movie takes place at the pool. It would be better if they actually throw in some floats and popcorn for the occasion! #askingfortoomuch


The morning after, an American breakfast awaits us. A modest spread of pastries, cereal, cheese, yogurt, fruits, warm food like scrambled eggs, sausages etc. and beverages.
Not common elsewhere is also the late check-out available to prolong the Qool weekend!

Enough time to sneak uncorking a bottle of red (part of Qool weekend package) with a partner-in-crime in your hotel room by the window couch!
We rummage through the in-room complimentary mini bar for chips and cookies to complement!

Don't forget to do the #hotdog legs to complete your Qool weekend. There are discounts now!

1 comment:

Tom said...

Hey Chrispy,

Great post on Quincy! Do check out our post on the Quincy Qool Weekend Staycation as well!

Happy Travels!

Tom,
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