Staycation review: A slice of Korea at Quincy Hotel Singapore
Time to live out your K-drama dreams!
Can’t afford a whole week off for a trip to Korea? This 3D2N Qool Weekend staycation package by Quincy Hotel Singapore might just be your next best option.
Inspired by Korea’s hottest lifestyle trends, Quincy Hotel aims to bring the “ultimate daebak (amazing) experience” to guests through activities such as a Chi-maek (chicken and beer) dinner and a hanbok photo competition.
Here’s an honest review on whether this staycation is worth it.
Accommodation and amenities
Located in a quiet residential area in Orchard, adjacent to Vibe Hotel, Quincy Hotel can be easy to miss with its small lobby tucked in a corner – something that happened to us when we first arrived.
Thankfully, with the help of the staff from both hotels, we were redirected to the right place.
Upon entering Quincy Hotel, we were warmly greeted by the frontdesk staff who promptly checked us in. They also offered us complimentary ice cream sandwiches as well as gifts such as Korean drinks and snacks, a reusable tumbler cup, a passport cover and a luggage tag.
We then went up to our Deluxe Room, fit for two people. Besides two single beds, the room also has a TV, a mini fridge, coffee and tea-making facilities and a study table.
As for the washroom, it has both a shower and a bathtub. The hotel also provides soaps and lotions from KEVIN.MURPHY, a luxury eco-minded haircare brand by Australian stylist Kevin Murphy.
For those looking to keep fit while on this short getaway, the hotel has a swimming pool and a gym on the twelfth floor, both of which are open for 24 hours.
The gym is equipped with a multi-functional weight machine, free weights, exercise balls, yoga mats and cardio machines.
The pool, albeit a bit small, serves as a great place to unwind. Even if you don’t plan on getting into the water, there are plenty of sunbeds around for you to relax on.
There are also steam and sauna rooms available from 8am to 10pm daily.
If you’re looking for other spaces to chill or even to be productive, there’s The Lounge on the first floor with seats both indoors and outdoors. It serves complimentary all-day light refreshments on top of breakfast and cocktails at designated hours.
As part of the package, breakfast is available from 7am to 3pm. Guests are each entitled to one main, one drink and two pastries from either the Western or Asian menus.
On our first morning, we had the Avo-Toast, Quinn’s Big Breakfast, Hot Chocolate and Chamomile + Shiso Mint Tea.
The serving was generous and more than enough for two people. However, for those looking to place additional orders, each main will cost $25 thereon.
On our second and last morning, we had Sweet Mr. Brioche, Yee Mee Noodles, Hot Chocolate and Uji Sencha Tea.
In the evenings, from 6pm to 8pm, two rounds of alcoholic drinks are served together with a canapés and cheese set.
While Quincy Hotel calls it “evening cocktails”, for this package, only the beers, wines and sparkling wines are included. If you intend to order spirits, cocktails or mocktails, they are chargeable at $10 per glass.
Guests can look forward to a meal and pampering session at local salon cum café, Walking on Sunshine, and a photoshoot at self-photo studio, Photoholic.
As the activities are available by appointment, guests can let the hotel know their preferred days and timings prior to their stay.
Before we got our hair done, we first had lunch at the café which included Korean-Western dishes Bulgogi Beef Cream Fettuccine, Truffle Fries and Souffle Pancakes. We also had the Buttercream Latte and the Korean Flower Tea (Pansy).
As part of the package, guests can opt for either a set menu lunch or dinner at the café which includes two mains, one fries, one dessert and two drinks.
Other options included Butter Garlic Prawn Pizza, Chicken Cutlet Burger, Fish & Chips, Sweet Potato Fries and Kroffles with Ice Cream.
After lunch, we had a Wash & Blow Dry session at the salon, which is just beside the café.
The session started off with the stylists washing our hair. They also applied hair treatment, suitable for dyed hair.
Next, we had our hair dried before the stylists began to curl our hair. If you prefer for your hair to be straightened, you can also let the staff know.
For the photo opportunity at Photoholic, which is at Orchard Gateway, the experience supposedly comes with a pair of hanbok-clad Quinn bears as props.
However, when we got to the studio, the bears weren’t available. The props given were also limited – with only three hats, two glasses and two headbands. That said, here’s a tip: plan your poses in advance as you only have a 20-minute time slot.
Thereafter, you have 10 minutes to choose your best photos to be printed in two 4R co-branded photo prints. Developing takes around an hour while the digital copies of your selected photos will be sent to you within two days.
After that, at around 6pm, we headed back to the hotel where we got dressed in our hanboks or traditional Korean dresses.
Placed in the wardrobe of each room, the hanboks are part of an ongoing photo competition whereby guests can take photos around the hotel and stand a chance to win a 3D2N stay at Quincy Hotel Melbourne by posting their best pictures on Instagram and tagging @StayQuincy.
After changing out, we returned to The Lawn – Quincy’s iconic picturesque fairy light-strewn outdoor space – where we had a Chi-maek dinner ready for us.
The Korean meal includes a sharing platter of four pieces of Korean fried chicken, a kimchi pancake and two cans of Hite beer.
As opposed to other franchise and big name hotels, Quincy Hotel might pale in comparison in terms of size and facilities available. However, if you’re simply looking for a quiet and serene space to take your mind off the daily grind, we’d highly recommend this hotel.
The $800 nett package is also value for money given that a regular 3D2N stay at Quincy Hotel for two starts from $940.
Quincy Hotel Singapore’s Qool Weekend Package is valid for booking from Fridays to Sundays, from now till Feb 12, 2023.
The hotel is located at 22 Mount Elizabeth Road, Singapore 228517.