Possibly the Most Kid-Friendly Suites in Hong Kong

Those who have travelled with kids would know a bored and restless child is no easy challenge, whether they are four or fourteen. So we were pleasantly surprised to see the Dorsett Wanchai’s very thoughtful new themed suites which provide the perfect answer. If you’re planning a weekend in Hong Kong with the young ‘uns, this is possibly the best place to stay.

If you’ve got little tots, book the Ocean Park Family Suite. While it might be a bit too ‘twee’ for the grown-ups, consider this: you can sip wine for some peaceful down time while your little tot is immersed in this soft-toy-rich, marine-themed environment, and will be well distracted by the endless delights at hand.

It’s an official collaboration with Ocean Park. Once you have booked the suite, you can buy admission tickets to the Park from the hotel concierge at a special price of HK$900 for two adults and one child, which also comes with free shuttle to the park on weekends. The suite measures a generous 48 sqm, and comes with pantry, sofa bed in the living room, dining area and bedroom with king sized bed. Lots of room to swing a cat.

In the evening, you can call Front Desk to deliver to your room a “specially-designed mobile storybook library” filled with storybooks catering to children of different ages, perfect for bedtime stories before your precious heads off to slumberland.

If you’ve got a teenager in tow, then the Dorsett Wanchai’s Sony 4k 3D Experience Suite is the thing to go for. Says the hotel’s official information: “With Sony’s latest gadgets such as Playstation, blue-ray home theatre system, and LED TV, tech-lovers will be able to surround themselves by the newest electronics and indulge themselves in a SONY paradise.” Nuff said.

Marking the launch of the suites, Dorsett Wanchai is offering a 50% discount on all suite bookings falling between May and September 2017, made through the official hotel website http://www.wanchai.dorsetthotels.com

The hotel is located between Wanchai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island, close to loads of shops and food. It’s an 8-minute walk to MTR station, Times Square, but there’s also complimentary shuttle bus service to 16 destinations via five routes. And all rooms are also equipped with the all-important high speed wifi.


4 Reasons to Spend A Weekend at The Fullerton Hotel

There’s a thirst among Singaporeans to discover their heritage, and as a young journalist recently said to me during the Bedok Heritage Trail walk, it’s a reflection of all that we have lost. I couldn’t agree more. Along those lines, staycations & weekend hotel packages that combine heritage have become very popular lately in Singapore.

The Fullerton Hotel is offering one such package, and with the June holidays just started, this is a great weekend escape for the family. This deal is also open to tourists. So, here’s 4 reasons why you should spend a weekend there.

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#1. Live in History. You get to stay in one of Singapore’s grandest, and historically most significant buildings. Built in 1928, it was originally the General Post Office, the site where the Singapore Stone was found (you can see it in the National Museum a picturesque 20 minute walk away) and witness to loads of important historical events both good and bad.

#2. Treats to keep kids entertained. The kids will be well taken care of, which means you don’t need to wrack your brains to figure out how to keep them entertained. They’ll get lots of treats as part of this package including an ice cream pass for one scoop of ice cream daily, a super cute Fullerton Bear (per room), and a copy of ‘The Little Singapore Book‘, a hard cover, beautifully illustrated children’s storybook of Singapore’s history and culture — which I wrote! 🙂 At night, kids will have a special turn-down treat of personalised cookies and milk, and child-size bathrobe and slippers on request.

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#3. The programme’s been figured out for you. The package comes with Singapore Standard Jubilee Pass for two adults and two children. This pass gets you into about 10 attractions in Singapore, like the Tiger Brewery tour, Sentosa Bicycle Tour, the Singapore Art Museum, etc. Tour the town if you’re from overseas, or be a tourist at home for the day. If that’s not enough, take part in the hotel’s free heritage tours that brings you to see the plethora of historic sites around the hotel. This is part of the package.

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#4. Take in the historic sights all within walking distance of the hotel. It’s the perfect location for history buffs. Drop in at the Fullerton Hotel’s Heritage Gallery and see old maps & images of the area, and the old red post box ye olde England style,  have a morning jog round the civic district and Esplanade walk and round the Marina Bay area, walk over to the National Gallery which was the old Supreme Court, and have weekend lunch at the Clifford Pier in the nearby Fullerton Bay Hotel just opposite. This is easily one of the most beautiful places for weekend lunch in Singapore (lots of local food, dim sum and bubbly at a most reasonable price), housed in an 83 year old building which used to be a busy ferry terminal.

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The Fullerton Family Package comes with American buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, 30% off Best Available Rate for second room booked for children up to 18 years of age (includes breakfast for up to 2 guests), babysitting services on request and most important of all, free internet connection.