Raffles Hotel Singapore
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 95%History Buffs
- 64%Local Culture
- 58%Business Travelers
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- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Jul 16, 2014
This is a very distinctive property and is certainly one of the very best in Singapore. That said it isn't perfect.
The rooms and butler service at the property are exceptional.
- spacious rooms
- retains historical features without feeling antiquated
- butlers are very attentive and pay attention to all of the little details (having coffee delivered with your wake up call is a real treat)
There are a few issues with the hotel
- beds aren't very comfortable. Duvets are very light weight (and air conditioning is difficult to control so it can get cold at night)
- service at food and beverage outlets is mixed. Service levels are normal for Singapore (i.e., bad) but not acceptable for a 5-star
- rooms could use some tech upgrades (more outlets, newer televisions with better in-room cable)
- rooms on lower floors can be noisy -- floors creak loudly when other guests walk around
All-in-all this is a great place and staying at the hotel is an experience.Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesOutdoor EnthusiastsLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsSep 14, 2013
Yes, it's a legend and expensive. But today, although exceedingly comfortable Raffles is testament to the Disney-fication of Singapore's heritage as the island seems resigned to taking its place as the stopover-of-choice for paunchy Europeans and Americans on their way to somewhere else. If paying this prices in Singapore, personally I'd opt for the Fullerton or Mandarin if staying centrally.Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Stately. Classic. Traditional. Iconic. These are the first words that come to my mind at the mention of Raffles Singapore. The colonial styled architecture and the vast inner courtyards with grown coconut trees are very impressive.
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 04, 2012
The beautiful Raffles Hotel is an escape back into colonial Singapore. Don't miss the famed Singapore Sling at Long Bar, where for $18 you get your drink and a bowl of peanuts and are then encouraged to toss the shells on the floor. Possibly the only place in the city where you can litter and won't get fined!
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureFamily TravelersHistory BuffsApr 14, 2014
Singapore's iconic grand old dame, The Raffles Hotel was once slated for demolition believe it or not, until the international community kicked up a fuss. It's worth a stroll. Try the tiffin brunch or their Sunday brunch. It's not cheap but it's the full works and it's nice to dine in such a historic building. I must confess I'm not a big fan of Singapore Sling, but a drink at the Long bar with it's peanut strewn floor is fun. Not a big fan of the luxury shops, but then again, that's a part of Singapore.Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Apr 02, 2013
Opened in 1899, it was named after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles. Managed by Raffles International, it is known for its luxurious accommodation and superb restaurants. The hotel houses a tropical garden courtyard, museum and Victorian-style theatre. Raffles Hotel has a shopping arcade housing boutique brands. The third floor of the arcade houses the Raffles Hotel Museum and Jubilee Hall.
I haven't stayed at the Raffles, but I came here to admire the architecture, shop, and enjoy a Singapore Sling at their really cool Colonial Bar.Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Aug 29, 2013
The Raffles Hotel is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in all of Singapore. It's a charming colonial enclave among all the modern skyscrapers which dominate Singapore. I would suggest you go to the bar section and order a Singapore Sling. It's their most famous cocktail drink and supposedly originated there. The bar apparently makes at least a thousand a day.Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jul 05, 2012
I dont know if its true that its the home of the Singapore Sling but its got a very kitchy atmosphere with there nearly $20 usd singapore sling and plentiful peanuts.. the shells you can throw on the floor. hahahaha Such novelty!
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
My top rated hotel in Singapore - the best time to visit is either in the morning or afternoon and you can stroll along the shops at the hotel and enjoy afternoon tea or breakfast at the Ah Teng Bakery
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeJul 05, 2012
WOW! What a fantastic Hotel. Steeped in history and tradition, Raffles Hotel was truly a pleasure to visit! Unfortunately, I could not afford to actually stay here, but a few hours visiting was great. We had a "Singapore Sling" in the bar here, just to say that we'd been there and done that! A wonderful experience - don't miss it if you get the chance!Recommended for:
- Raffles Hotel SingaporeJul 05, 2012
we (me and the wife) visited the hotel in 2008 has part of our curse we got there early morning so the bar was not open for drinks its a lovely hotel but way out of my league to stay there but well worth a visit there are shops and restaurants within the hotel grounds the restaurants are of reasonable prices. Staff are very friendly and there is a museum with lots of photographs which take you back when it first opened :-)
Dining options at Raffles Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam
There are 103 guestrooms at Raffles Hotel. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Guestrooms have balconies. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium satellite channels and DVD players. Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, desks, minibars, and ceiling fans. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available.
Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Mini Bar In Room
Excellent!840 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
- Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
- Service93% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Ambiance91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Hotel89% thought it was clean.
- Location86% liked the proximity to shopping.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 75%.
- Hotel BuildingVery nice building.