Raffles Hotel Singapore

1 Beach Road, Singapore, 189673, Singapore | 5 star hotel
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One to remember

A travel blog entry by antoniosmyth on Aug 23, 2014

1 comment, 19 photos

Well, here we go again. Must say so far it's been a smooth ride. Started off well at Auckland airport, we were deliberately early for check-in (hate those queues and a mid-day flight allows a leisurely morning) managed to get free "upgrade" to emergency exit seats - Legroom! We'd checked online earlier, and they charge extra if you pre-book, but …

Marina Bay

A travel blog entry by fam_hennekes on Jul 18, 2014

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Vandaag om 10:00 gestart met ontbijt waarbij Famke haar Frans in de praktijk kon brengen omdat een Fransman in de bediening staat. Leuke man, brengt alles met een grap en geeft toch prima service en dat is een unieke combi.
Tot aan de avond aan het zwembad gelegen en genoten van de zon en het water met hier en daar een drankje op zijn tijd. …

Heritage Education Day

A travel blog entry by albin.low on Jul 25, 2014

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Today we embarked on a journey to North Bridge Road to experience the Heritage Site in Singapore. We went to explore the 2 significant temples at bugis street and also a Malay mosque at area near Kampong Glam. We then went on to St Joseph Church where mainly Catholics conduct their affairs like praying and cultural exchange.

It was a fun- …

Farewell to SE Asia

A travel blog entry by ballmd on Apr 30, 2014

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Our last stop in SE Asia Singapore, a world away from the back and beyond in Laos and Burma. We had four nights in Singapore which was probably one too many although we thoroughly enjoyed all of them. For our first day we walked around the main sights taking in Marina Bay and The town centre in general before stopping for a Singapore Sling at the …

Singapore

A travel blog entry by ellieburrows on Apr 13, 2014

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Friday night Ellie and I were reunited in Singapore! We arrived at Nick (Burrows relative) and Eduardo's apartment, they cooked a lovely meal for the two of us, a glass of wine was also in order! We crashed fairly late and then didn't rise on Saturday until 12pm, we couldn't believe ourselves!! We then got ourselves up and walked down towards the …

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Central Region area of Singapore, is near CHIJMES, Raffles Hotel Museum, Geylang Serai Market, and Sculpture Square.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRaffles Hotel Singapore

    Reviewed by antoniosmyth

    A Grand Hotel

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2014
    by (1 review) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Has to be 5-Star. Just the right mix of Grand, History, and Humour. Excellent staff, service, comfort.
    No complaints, from Tiffin Room breakfast, via Long Bar Cocktails, to the Curry Lunch.

    Cocktails at the Long Bar
    Singapore, Singapore

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    Reviewed by ballmd

    Singapore Sling & Monkey Nuts

    Reviewed Apr 29, 2014
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    A tourist trap but still a must do in Singapore

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by neilywheelie

    Everything you expect it to be

    Reviewed Mar 2, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Might have got five stars if I could have afforded to stay there.

    The main entrance to Raffles Hotel
    Singapore, Singapore

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by simandnav

    Raffles hotel

    Reviewed Nov 14, 2013
    by (24 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Singapore slings

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by adelipenguin

    Reminds me of Tenko

    Reviewed Sep 23, 2013
    by (16 reviews) Lincolnshire , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Had a Singapore sling here well you've got to haven't you

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jktravel2013

    Amazing building and strong cocktails

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2013
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Walked around had cocktails

    The First Drink
    Singapore, Singapore

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ck-1

    Simply the Best

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Singapore Flag of Singapore

    We called in to Raffles to ask about booking a room. the staff were unbelievably helpful and showed us around the hotel and the different rooms. The hotel is beautifully colonial and elegant and we relaxed with Dirty Martinis in the Writers bar. We will definately book later in the summer based on the helpfulness of the staff and the feel of the hotel.
    We also had to order the obligatory Singapore Sling in the Long Bar, which is within the hotel grounds, near the shopping Mall. I would say that this is best avoided as it is a tourist trap and does not reflect the true ambience of the hotel, however, it was an interesting thing to do although it took nearly 40 minutes for the drinks to arrive. Overall, a fabulous hotel worthy of its reputation.

    Raffles Hotel
    Singapore, Singapore

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by citizoftheworld

    Singapore Slings!

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Boston , United States Flag of United States

    Great live music!, nice bar. You cannot be in Singapore without having a Singapore Sling at the place where it was created! A little pricey but it's worth it!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by timdj

    The place the Singapore sling was invented

    Reviewed Mar 3, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Singapore Flag of Singapore

    Awesome looking building and very famous

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by plentyofsunblog

    The Long Bar

    Reviewed Jan 21, 2013
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom


    Singapore Slings
    Singapore, Singapore

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    Reviewed by isabelle134

    a palace to enjoy!!

    Reviewed Dec 1, 2011
    by (23 reviews) Brussels , Belgium Flag of Belgium

    Impossible not to love this palace hotel old colonial style, perfect service, beautiful rooms.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ahartry

    A garden oasis in bustling Singapore

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2011
    by (17 reviews) California , United States Flag of United States

    Raffles is a classic -- but we loved the contrast between waking up to the sounds of birds, or sitting outside in the garden, and the noise and frenetic pace of Singapore. The service was excellent (but that's commonplace in Singapore), and the rooms very comfortable. It's a nice change from the usual high-rise business hotels in Singapore.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Raffles Hotel Singapore

    Over-rated

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    I was so looking forward to our stay here, even though it does have some negative feedback, it was a bit disappointing!

    We stayed in a Personality Suite, but I'm not entirely sure how it differed from any of the other suites. It was a very pleasant room, subdivided into lounge / dining area, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with lovely furniture and soft furnishings, which opened onto a long verandah-type walkway overlooking the gardens.

    The breakfast was fantastic with a huge choice and all delicious. Having a tiffin curry for lunch is also advised, as this was a great curry buffet. The big downside is that if you stay at what is supposed to be a decent hotel, you expect the staff to know who you are (and if they can manage this in a much larger hotel then I would certainly expect them to do so here). Unfortunately as there are so many darn tourists gawping at the place and trying to get inside, that it was very off-putting for the first 3 days to have our way into the hotel barred by the doormen and polite enquiry made as to exactly how they could be of service to us. Eventually they got used to us, but it took a looong time!

    The rooftop pool is open 24/7 and it's great to swim in there at 2 am all alone.

    It was an experience, but probably not worth the money and if we go back to Singapore we'll try the Shangri-La, which I have heard is much better in terms of service. Raffles is also not particularly well sited if you are there to shop, althoughthe taxis are so cheap it doesn't matter that much.

    Excellent Service--Lives up to Reputation

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    We stayed 5 nights (in a suite fronting on the Palm Court) and were pleased with the room--5 doors from Somerset Maugham's suite, the exemplary service from the the concierge, room valet and limo service. The hotel is, fortunately, divided between a shopping and restaurant area which is a tourist destination and the traditional hotel area reserved for "residents."

    One of the most helpful things the hotel offers is the ability to check-in when you arrive (most flights from the USA arrive very early in the morning). The hotel also has an excellent car service (we were picked up in an S-Class Mercedes and returned to the airport in an immense vintage Daimler).

    Particularly impressive was the hotel staffs' ability to greet guests (generally by name) upon arrival and departure each time we went to the lobby.

    While most of the major luxury hotel chains are represented in Singapore, this is a rare opportunity to stay in a truly, historic site. How many luxury hotels have their own museum?

    Everyone should stay at raffles at least once

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    We recently stayed at Raffles for two nights and would recomend staying at this hotel, Ok its nearly twice the price of other 5 star hotels which I have stayed at in Singapore, but its worth it.

    You cannot help but feel slightly smug as you walk past the hordes of tourists into areas they cannot enter and have a complimentry singapore sling sent to your room on arrival. Also the staff are amazing, we arrived at 9pm and my wife needed some medicne, we were told by concierge that unfortunately all chemists were closed but they would see what they could do, 10 minutes later room service arrived with the tablets and no extra charge other than the medicine.

    The rooms are big, although if you wanted to be really critical, slightly dated, although this is a minor point as everything else makes up for it. The table and chairs outside your room on the verander are wonderful to sit and read at, you cannot help yourself imagining who else in history has sat and done the same. Also would recommend having afternoon tea sent to your room, as its a real treat, plus make sure you take advantage of the 24 hour check in/out policy especially if you are on a night flight.

    Our only slight negative was dinner at royal china, which was partly our own fault for not checking it out first, the food is very good but we wanted something slightly more slick, the atmosphere was more canteen than restaurant.

    Overall Rafffes is a truly memorable experience that everyone should experience at least once!

    Real Luxury,top service,sunday brunch ,3 stars food !!!!

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    came i n sunday 28th,early from melbourne and got a really nice room on the verandah ,perfect service,helping to set up pc,aveda amenities,the pool is a little bit small,the spa too.

    they have a sunday brunch,and i am writing a reataurant guide for Vienna and some parts of austria,and it was the best brunch for the last ten years,with everything from oysters to goose liver pate,but freshly produced pastas and special chinese dishes,especially the hors d euves and sweets were tremendiously,a real perfect sundaymorning,but you have to make reservations before,it is always booked.The Singapore Sling at the bar is terrible,i only can follow the other review here.You know once in your lifetime you have had stayed at a legend,especially if you are a hotelier,like myself.

    Spectacular Raffles, Lives up to it's Reputation

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    I first stayed at Raffles in 2002 for five nights, since then we have been back 4 times, last year staying for Christmas and the Grand Ball at New Year. We went back in July for 8 nights and are going back again this year for Christmas and the Grand Ball at New Year. We are not corporate people on business, just holiday makers who like good hotels. I know it can seem expensive but when you compare with other hotels you do get real value for money. Yes as one other reviewer said you could have the presidential suite in the Ritz Carlton for a similar price. But if you have been to Singapore and have seen that hotel it is just another tall building with no soul and zero personality. When your relaxing round the 3rd floor pool you can see that hotel.

    The food is plentiful and exquisite, the buffet in the Tiffin Room caters to all tastes. In July this year we celebrated my partners birthday with a seven course meal in the Raffles Grill Room, which took a little under 3 hours to consume! The prices are of a decent London restaurant even the bar drinks in the lobby at the writers bar are not over priced. A glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne works out roughly around 8 depending on the exchange rate.

    At Raffles you are not just paying for the luxury accommodation it's the service which is exemplary, 24 hour on call valets to cater to your evey whim. The staff are only to happy to help, we were amazed how every one new whom we were, even people we hadn't met seem to know that we were residing in the hotel.

    We have been welcomed back like visiting royalty; it has become our home in Southeast Asia when we are there. Raffles is not just a hotel, it's a little bit of history, and the staff treat you with great respect whether you're a "resident" as guests are called or visitor. No matter if you only visit to see this Great White Palace, or just dine there, or are more lucky enough to stay there I assure you, you won't leave disappointed.

    Singapore Sling at Raffles

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    We were looking forward to the legendary Singapore Sling at the Raffles. Fronting up to the Long Bar was very pleasant until we were charged $18.50 Sing for each cocktail which was basically a fruit flavoured cordial. We later found out that they are 'on tap' which explains the absence of fanfare when producing these drinks! I guess that's the price you pay for being a real tourist. I'll stick to doing my own thinf in future .

    One of the Great Hotels of the World . . . but

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    Stayed at the Raffles hotel for one night in late 2003 as part of their promotion for local residents. Got upgraded five catagories to a suite in the original building with a large veranda. Definately nice - good antiquies etc and we got our monies worth at about US$300 for the night. However, the list price on this room is US$1500. Anyone paying anything close to that price would be severely disappointed. Check out the nearby Ritz Carlton, get the presidential suite for the same money and stay in absolute luxury. Then, head down to the Raffles for dinner at the Grill or (my favourite) the Tiffin room to experience the Raffles Hotel ambience. Service rivals the best available anywhere in Asia.

    Afternoon tea at the Tiffin Room

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    We only spent a few hours at Raffles but it was enough to soak up the colonialism and culture in the centre of the garden city of Singapore. We booked afternoon tea in The Tiffin Room and the experience was wonderful. We were served by immaculately uniformed gentlemen who know the meaning of customer service. The selection of delights to eat was too much to comprehend on one visit and we would definitely recommend a visit to this treasure in the centre of Singapore.

    Lives up to its Legend

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    A recent stay at the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore exceeded expectations.

    You can disappear into another world there! Service is impeccable. Private 'butlers' with pagers, shoes shined while we were out shopping...nothing was left undone.

    Rooms were large and still had the feel of "old style Singapore from long ago" - the grounds were beautiful. Tried 3 restaurants within the complex and all were good. Especially delightful was the Chinese restaurant. When we asked about internet service, they quickly hooked up a laptop in our room. The only problem is you'll never want to leave the grounds and then you'd miss all the great sights of Singapore!

    A world of its own...

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    Spent only one night at the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore but the memory will last a lifetime.

    Beautifully refurbished and restored - good sized rooms and very luxurious. Service was discreet yet exemplary - from personalised check-in (with a short history of the hotel thrown in for good measure) to check out, the staff could not have been more helpful. They even opened up the business centre to allow me internet access - and all for no charge!

    Spa and pool are a little hidden away - but well worth the search.

    Numerous excellent restaurants and bars on site including the historic Pool Bar.

    Expensive, yes - but you really do get what you pay for. If only all hotels were like this.........

    TripAdvisor Reviews Raffles Hotel Singapore

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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