Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Famtastic Weekend Staycation Review

The thought of having a staycation at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has always been on my mind. This is because we dined at Atrium Restaurant frequently – we LOVE their sumptuous buffet.

Fresh seafood, crabs, oysters, sashimi, signature laksa, satay, chilli crayfish, durian penyet and so much more! The great food, combined with great service, keep us coming back.  We also celebrated Edison’s 10th birthday at Atrium Restaurant with our extended family members this week.  😀

So, I thought it was a perfect timing to try-out the hotel’s newly launched Famtastic Weekend Staycation. Edison was SO excited to stay in this hotel because he told me numerous times that he loves its signature lift lobby.

Wait! What? I thought you’d say he loves the buffet? But why the lift lobby? Haha!  😛

Well, yes! He absolutely loves the food too. You see – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is famous for its signature lift lobby where guest rooms are reached via 6 full-glass cylindrical lifts that offer amazing visuals of the hotel. Edison is often mesmerised by the dazzling atrium lobby.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Not just a hit for kids, it attracts a lot of photographers too. I had a fun time taking pictures of this beautiful atrium lobby using my wide-angle and fish-eye lenses.

And if you’re here, try to look down from the highest floor inside the lift LOL! It’s AMAZING (make sure you’re not scared of height!).

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Bottom-up View
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Top-down View

I also love how the atrium looks from the top. The symmetry that accentuates the very structure of this architecture proves to be both pleasing to the eyes as well as intriguing in other ways.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

The hotel lobby is very spacious with plenty of sitting areas. The reception counters are illuminated in the chain’s signature green. Opposite are lime and orange leather armchairs with low tables, and the steel skeleton of the building’s framework.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Atrium Restaurant (pic taken from inside the lift)
Atrium Restaurant (pic taken from inside the lift)

The hotel has two main restaurants – Atrium Restaurant that serves international buffet, and Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant that serves dim sum buffet, Cantonese cuisines as well as signature dishes by IHG Culinary Ambassador and celebrity chef, Sam Leong.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Another interesting symmetrical visual

Our room is a Deluxe Room on the 23rd floor with a double bed. It features a flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi and PressReader app, a bathroom with bathtub, laptop-sized safe, minibar, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Personally, I like the orange-and-gray patterned rugs and matte grey walls in the room. However, the bathroom looks a bit ordinary to me. Nonetheless, there’s a bathtub and that’s the most important thing for Edison LOL.

I was delighted to find a pillow menu detailing over 6 types of pillows that I could choose from to make my stay more enjoyable. In our room, there are also soft and firm pillows readily available for our use.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Unobstructed city view from our room

Additionally, we were also greeted with a fruit basket and a complimentary cake for Edison. The staffs knew that we were here to celebrate his birthday – from the birthday cake we brought along during check-in.

Under the Famtastic Weekend Staycation Package, Edison also received a Kids welcome amenities and kit.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

After a quick caffeine fix, we head to the rooftop pool on the 6th floor for a refreshing dip. It has an adult pool and kids pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Next to it, there’s also a gym with treadmills, cross trainers, stationary bikes, and weights.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Kids Pool

There are various fun activities planned by the hotel for families to enjoy quality time and make the most of their staycation such as fun workshops (cookie decorating, painting, PlayDoh, colouring) and movie by the poolside. The little ones are also entitled to complimentary 30 mins free play at Waka Waka (Anex @ Furama) – just a short walk from the hotel. All we need to do is just to sit back and enjoy what the hotel has thoughtfully planned for us.

And now the breakfast! Atrium Restaurant serves a decent selection of International and local delights. There was an omelette station too. I was pleasantly surprised that the weekend breakfast is served till 11am – which is GREAT for families like us who prefer to wake up late.


The Famtastic Weekend Staycation Package includes:

  • Kids welcome amenities and welcome kit
  • Movie by the poolside
  • In-hotel activity
  • Buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids 12 years and under
  • Complimentary 30 minutes free play at Waka Waka (Annex @ Furama)
  • Complimentary polaroid photo upon check-out
  • Complimentary parking
  • 15% off Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant and 1-for-1 lunch or dinner buffet at Atrium Restaurant

Available from S$220++ per room per night. Check-in on Friday or Saturday. Blackout dates apply.  Movie by the poolside & in-hotel activity are available only on Saturday. Venue of Movie by the poolside might change due to weather conditions. Rate is subject to 10% service charge and 7% prevailing government taxes.

May his dream comes true LOL!

My Verdict

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Famtastic Weekend Staycation Package proves to be an ideal choice for staycation that offers great service and value for money. I was continually impressed by the great service from their hotel staffs, including the staffs from Atrium Restaurant. We’ll definitely be back!

Book your Famtastic Weekend Staycation at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium HERE.


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
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Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium but as always, all views are our own and we genuinely loved our stay at the hotel.

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Jamie September 8, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Happy 10th Birthday Edison! Wah, he grows up so fast. I’ve been following your blog since he was just a little kid. How time flies and have a blast on your big day.

Emily September 8, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Dear Jamie,
Thanks! He had a wonderful celebration with our extended family last week. This weekend, the three of us will have our own celebration too. 🙂


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