Stroll. Saunter. Squeal
I can’t recall when was the last time we did this – taking a slow, relaxed stroll along the Singapore River, taking in the views and the vibes of Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay all in one. Unhurried, with no particular agenda, except to enjoy a weekend together as a family.
The Covid-19 situation has made work for the hubby and me busier as we had to make lots of contingency plans at work. When I heard that Park Hotel Clarke Quay is offering a ‘Family Moments’ Staycation Package, I took it up immediately as I felt we needed a change of environment to spend some quality time together as a family.
- Complimentary stay for children under 12 years old
- Complimentary daily breakfast
- Complimentary lunch and dinner for two children under 12 years old from kid’s menu (when accompanied by paying adults at Porta Restaurant)
- 20% off Food and Beverage purchase at Porta and Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill
- Complimentary upgrade to Deluxe Rooms on weekends
- Complimentary unlimited wi-fi for multiple devices
- Free parking
- Best Rate Guarantee
Just for the school holidays in Singapore, the hotel has lined up some small group activities below to cater to the kids:
Games & Activities Room (14 – 22 March 2020)
2pm – 5pm: Fold Towel Origami, Learn Paper Origami, Card Games and Pickup Sticks, Colour & Doodle
5pm onwards: Movie Fiesta
As a family, we welcome interconnecting rooms as it offers a good balance of privacy and close supervision of kids. The interconnecting Superior rooms at the hotel are compact, and clean, each with their own bathrooms, wardrobes and TVs. The rooms are not huge but we were able to tuck our cabin-sized luggage in the wardrobes and keep the walkway clear.
With its al-fresco Spanish-styled décor, Porta exudes a cheerful, casual, mediterranean feel without being presumptuous. This along with its delicious and healthy menu makes it an ideal dining option for families.
For lunch, Porta serves a good mix of western and fast-food (read: burger, fries, fish and chips etc.) options. Here is where Porta truly shows its ability to whip up dishes appealing to the kids, the general crowd, the health-conscious and everyone in between.
In addition to its modern European menu, Porta partners a local social enterprise group promoting sustainability and plant-based vegan lifestyle, Green Monday. The ‘Green Monday Menu’ really took us by surprise. It includes the ‘Beyond Burger’ and ‘Beyond Sausage’ made from plant-based protein. Even the cheese is made from plants but every dish tastes so amazingly delicious. The Green Monday menu is definitely a must-try.
From a good-sized swimming pool, to jacuzzi and the gym, the hotel has it all. In fact, we were were glad that the pool is large enough the kids to swim and frolic around without intruding into the space of the largely Caucasian guests sun-bathing on the lounge chairs during our stay.
For a small fee, adult guests can rent one of their bicycles for up to an hour each time to ride around the Singapore River and hotel surroundings. And this is what we did on a lazy Sunday morning. We stole an hour away from the kids (kept them entertained in the room with a movie of their choice from Netflix) then cycled down Robertson Quay, taking in the crisp morning air, watching families walk their dogs and enjoying leisurely brunch by the river. How idyllic. If only we can do this every Sunday, I wished.
Summary of Experience:
We don’t have to travel far to have a memorable family time. Sometimes, keeping things simple helps us to focus on the significant – our relationships. From taking a leisurely stroll along Singapore’s historic river to a relaxing dip in the pool and savoring the outstanding cuisines of Porta restaurant, Park Hotel Clarke Quay has it all planned out for a much-needed family staycation, right in the city fringe.
Letter to the GM:
The hotel has many going for it – the location is a boon: located on city fringe yet far from the traffic and maddening crowd. Its proximity to historic stretch of the Singapore River gives families a unique experience of Singapore. Cosy and convenient, the hotel has much to offer and we look forward to see you expand its repertoire of unique experiences for families.
Book your Family Moments Staycation at Park Hotel Clarke Quay here.
Park Hotel, Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Tel: (65) 6593 8888
P.S. Park Hotel Clarke Quay is 5 minutes short walk from Fort Canning and Clarke Quay MRT stations and across the road from Fort Canning Playground.
Thanks to our sponsor Park Hotel Clarke Quay, we are giving away a 1 night’s staycation at Park Hotel Clarke Quay (for 2 Adults 2 Kids in Inter-connecting Superior Rooms, with Breakfast) worth SGD$380++.
Terms and Conditions:
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The giveaway ends 22 March 2020 (2359 hrs) and is open to readers in Singapore. The winner will be contacted via FB inbox and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All steps must be completed and incomplete entries will be disqualified. Please note that all Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or few authentic posts) will be disqualified. Please note that T&Cs below apply. All the best!
- The prize voucher is valid for six months starting from 01 April 2020.
- Stay is valid at Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore only.
- Blackout dates apply, and advanced reservation is required, subject to room availability.
- Prize voucher is non-replaceable, non-refundable, and not redeemable for cash.
- The original voucher must be presented at check-in. It is valid for one-time use only.
- Hotel check-in time is after 3pm, and checkout time is at 12 noon (Singapore local time).