Here I am back again. Oh! Are you not happy seeing me back? Never mind, I know how to change your mood and how to transform your disappointment into sanguinity. We made sure Singapore never becomes your regret and therefore, offered you some tips on How to Book Cheap Flight Tickets to Singapore. One thing is sure; September-October is the perfect time to visit the Lion City as it enters into the most colorful shades during the festive season.
I am sure you have the same plan as I had; staying at the stone tables at the Changi Airport because hotels in Singapore are too expensive. Okay, hold on, no need to run after me. Neither those stone-tables are there anymore, nor are you going to spend the night sleeping on them. So, the perfect den when the dust settles at the dusk is what matters the most after spending an active day out on Singaporean streets.
One thing we all know that finding a budget hotel in Singapore is not a cake walk, especially when you wish to stay with all the comfort. But, another thing you all don’t know is how to find the cheap luxury hotels in Singapore. So, start walking with me to explore cheap luxury hotels in Singapore. Okay, you don’t need to walk, just keep on reading; you will be staying at the best hotel in Singapore and will pay only peanuts.
• Use Online Travel Agencies
Without a doubt, the best way to book hotels in Singapore is by using the Metasearch engines and online travel agencies. Online travel agencies, such as Expedia and Hotels.com, through their search engine, bring you thousands of options and allow you to compare the hotel rates. Even the last minute deals are exciting, but as we would explain, booking early is important.
The online travel agencies, such as AirAsiaGo and Zuji not only run promotions and special offers on thousands of hotels world across but also offer member-only price, which is lower than the usual rates. However, on your part, it is wise to compare the price of your chosen hotel with that of available on the website of the hotel. Make sure you read the cancellation terms and conditions carefully before you book hotels in Singapore.
• Look for packages
It goes like even without saying. The more inclusive the holiday plan is, the more money you are going to save. Expedia and AirAsiaGo would reduce your holiday cost by almost 33% if you would book flights online along with online hotel booking. So, the wisest thing to do while you plan your holiday online is to look for the all-inclusive package from online travel agencies.
With the package, you may don’t require to pay for the car parking. You also don’t need to pay for the breakfast and wifi. And you are really lucky, you may get a round of golf for free as well. Also, a package comes with some hidden offers as well. Like you may get an additional discount for gastronomy and beauty treatment at the hotel Spa.
• Search for hidden discounts
Hidden discounts? Really? Yeah, sounds interesting but how to get that is the question for most holidaymakers. You may not find these discount on the websites of the OTA or on the website of the hotels. But if you are a fan of collectoffers.com, you may end up saving a few dollars additionally.
Being an online business partner of Expedia, Hotels.com, and other online travel agencies, coupon code sites, such as CollectOffers get special promotion deals so that OTAs get business and holidaymakers get an opportunity to save money. Moreover, you will get handsome cashback from CollectOffers as well for being a loyal customer.
• Pay Through Credit Cards
You will be saving almost 30% of our flights and hotel if you follow the three tips explained above. But one can never save enough, isn’t it? So, here the 4th tip that will save some more money while you book your hotel and flights. Make sure to pay for your hotels through your credit cards. You will be saving 5% to 10% extra.
Usually, all the banks offer their credit card customers some privileges for using plastic money, which eventually reduces bank’s cost. While the most common benefit is discounts or cashback on online shopping, the most lucrative is cashback or reward points on travel.
• Negotiate for upgrades
The easiest way for hotels to earn extra dollars is by offering you an upgrade, which eventually comes with some extra charges and some paid add-ons. There is nothing wrong in demanding or accepting the offer for the upgrade, but never pay extra bucks for that.
Instead, you should opt for the bargain even if you are a millionaire. You can ask the hotel management to do away with the extra charges on Add-ons, like breakfast, additional bed, or in-room wi-fi. Here too, your credit card comes handy. Many credit card offers automatic upgrade deals.
• Join a loyalty program
Everyone loves loyalty, be it in personal relationships or in business relationships. Loyalty has its own benefits. With regards to the hotel chain or with regards to the online travel agencies, loyal customers enjoy some perks, rewards, and benefits that a random customer can never enjoy.
You may be privileged with free entry to the golf course, racecourse or formula one. You may enjoy a free screening of a new movie or drama. You may get heavy discount on in-house beauty services and a complimentary bottle of wine.
• Time your hotel booking
For hotel industry worldwide, the festival season, such as Christmas and Chinese New Year, as well as school holiday season are the times to make big money. But for you, this is probably the right time to avoid traveling. Always make sure to pick the offseason. During the off season, hotel chains usually run good promotion campaigns to fill the vacant rooms.
Since it is Singapore, there is nothing off-season as such, and therefore, it is essential that you choose the dates of your stay in the middle of the week. This is another way you will be saving quite a few dollars oh hotels in Singapore.
• Be choosy about Location
You can get classy, but if you are going to Singapore for holidays, you are not going to spend the whole day in the hotel. Hence, instead of going for the luxury hotel, prefer a cheap luxury hotel, a budget hotel. If you are a first timer, Bugis Street is the ideal place to find a hotel in the range of S$50 to S$100.
However, if it is a family holiday for you, pick budget hotels available in the Little India or China Town areas. Usually, you will find a great budget hotel in these areas within the range of S$100 to S$200. Normally, luxury hotels in Singapore cost you somewhere around S$300 to S$500 and these hotels are situated in Orchid Road, Clarke Quay or Marina Bay Area.
• Know what you are paying for
A sound advice I was given once that I should manage two budgets, one for holidays and one for being cheated. When it is once-in-a-year holidays, we know we are going to spend a few bucks unnecessarily. However, when you book hotels in Singapore, it is essential to know what you are paying for, even if you opt for the budget hotel in Singapore.
The quality of service along with amenities and facilities matter the most even if you are ready to compromise on the luxury hotel. You may find the cheapest hotel in Gayland area of Singapore, but that would be costly compared to a budget hotel, which may offer you 24 hours room service, a complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and laundry service as well.
Say No to These Four Sins at Hotels
o Be Kleptomaniac
Even a thought of getting caught stealing toiletries from the hotel room is so embarrassing, imagine if it actually happens. Don’t ever try to stuff your bags with premium cosmetics offered by hotels.
o Be Epicurean
Just because you are offered complimentary breakfast, heavy discount on A la Carte Menu and a mini bar in the hotel room, you don’t need to be gourmand and act as if you have never had such a delectable delicacies in life.
o Tips Tiptoeing
Asians are known as generous when it comes to their nature, but turn a monster when it comes to money. It may not be a tradition in the Asian countries, but in the Europe not giving a tip is a mortal sin. So, please be mindful.
o Spa Indulgence
Just because your hotel has an in-house spa, you don’t need to spend lavishly at the hotel. Instead, you should visit sg.collectoffers.com and should search local spa deals, which will reduce the cost of beauty treatment by 50% or more.
If your rich friend boasts about his Singapore visit last year, give them a fitting reply by showing how smart you are. Explain to him calmly how you are planning to save lots of money while having the same amount of fun in Singapore that he had. And to turn him into a blue-eyed envious man, send all the beautiful selfies you are gonna take in Singapore.
Not only your regret being turned into reality, but also CollectOffers ensured that you save handsome money on your soon-to-be visit to Singapore. Let me assure you, follow these simple tips and search for the exclusive coupon codes on flights and hotels with Expedia, hotels.com, AirAsiaGo or Zuji and make your Singapore visit the most memorable and invigorating.
But, I have another question for you. Why are you at all going to Singapore? Okey, no need to pull out your guns. I mean to ask if you know how to do Singapore on a budget. Nope? No problem. Next, I will give you some more tips that will save you lots of money while you will be mesmerized by its skyscrapers, modern day architectural innovations, gardens, beaches and recreation parks besides Singapore’s monuments and shopping areas.
So wait for me next week at the same space when I will be with you with some excellent ideas of saving money in Singapore. Till then, enjoy the reading and keep dreaming about your cheapest possible Singapore visit.