If you have followed me on my Instagram, you will already know that I had my family weekend staycation at Furama Riverfront. Located near Clarke Quay and Tiong Bahru, this is a kids-friendly 4-star hotel which has family theme rooms. Since Kayden’s birthday is coming, I thought it was a perfect time to plan for two nights staycation on the weekends.
Friday afternoon is the day we are checking in. A day off from school, birthday and staycation are what Kayden has always wanted. Time for a short vacation not far away from our home.
The ocean theme is what caught our first attention when we entered our family theme room. A blue bunk bed with a single mattress on top and queen-sized mattress at the bottom. Staying on top of the bed made Kayden felt like he is on a pirate ship.
I would say the room is spacious enough for Baby N to crawl. As I do not have any gaming consoles at home, XBOX can be an exciting experience for Kayden. Do you need to bring any child toiletries such as toothbrush and shower foam? Nope. Furama Riverfront got them in the bathroom.
Havelock Road is away from the busy city districts of Singapore, and this is what I love about Furama Riverfront. We can take a twenty minutes stroll along the Singapore River to reach the nearest shopping mall, Great World City. Along the way, there are many favourite cafes such as Kith and Toby’s Estate. Perfect for a cup of coffee in the morning.
In the hotel, there are activities which families can do with their children, such as exploring the Herbs Garden, golfing or even a dip into the swimming pool. All these activities can be found at level 5 of the hotel.
I wouldn’t say the breakfast buffet offered by The Square @ Furama is the best I ever had, but I would say the varieties are decent. Do check out their buttery soft croissants and make-your-own traditional coffee and tea.
What To Do, Eat And Drink
Furama Riverfront offers free bus transport to Orchard Road, and Clarke Quay from 10 am till 6:30 pm. Orchard Road is a shopping paradise in Singapore while Clarke Quay is a favourite place to chill, dine and drink when the sun has set.
If you are looking for a place which is more Singaporean, why not visit Singapore oldest housing estate, Tiong Bahru. With fifteen minutes walk away, you can enjoy local delights at Tiong Bahru Market, photographed the impressive murals and experience the cafe culture in this town.
While many Singapore hotels are located conveniently in shopping districts, I prefer the quiet surroundings of Furama Riverfront. If you wish to explore the area around the hotel, you can easily loan a bicycle at the reception.