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Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour

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The Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel

Anyone who is a history buff HAS to go to the Long Bar if only to sit in the beautiful colonial style lounge while sipping a Singapore Sling (which was invented here). If you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone who goes to Singapore has to go to "The Long Bar" at the iconic Raffles Hotel and sip a Singapore Sling. So that is exactly what we did on our recent trip to Singapore. Unfortunately we were so disappointed. Who ever now owns this beautiful iconic hotel has decided to overcharge and under supply, to hit the tourists as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Anyone who is a history buff HAS to go to the Long Bar if only to sit in the beautiful colonial style lounge while sipping a Singapore Sling (which was invented here). If you are North American you will be surprised to discover that the signature drink has more to do with a Margarita than a Pina Colada...lol

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is expensive to stay there, but the gardens, the restaurants and the shops are beautiful and luxurious.

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Durham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We thought a must visit whilst in Singapore Packed!! The service was terrible I actually went to look for a member of staff 4 of us tried Singapore sling . Ridiculous price Avoid this attraction - over rated Toilets not good

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Hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Amidst of the modernisation of Singapore, this hotel adds a little bit of character to the city-state dominated by modern buildings and skyscrapers.

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Waipu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Step out of your taxi at Raffles Hotel, and step back in time to an age where style and dignity ruled. Where ladies wore beautiful gowns, dressed like real ladies. Where gentlemen were gentlemen. Sit on the verandah sipping your G&T, sit in the Garden Bar indulging in a Singapore Sling. Breakfast at Ah Tengs. What a wonderful, wonderful place.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I came to the Raffles Hotel with some hostel mates I met to have a Singapore Sling in the hotel bar (where the drink was invented). Although the drink was around $32, we did it just to say that we did! We had a fun time, and were glad that we did it!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A visit to Raffles is a must must because it was and is an institution in Singapore . The owners rely ( prey ) on tourists knowledge of this past an the hotels image . Thousands flock there daily willing to pay too much for a Singapore Sling (or every thing else ) due to " the Romance of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Raffles has such a history that it would be a shame not to at least walk though the famous landmark. We did not actually go inside the hotel, but just walked the walkways around the outside and went to the gift shop which we found to be interesting. There were a lot of tourists inside buying gifts which were all... More 

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Biggera Waters, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A lovely Hotel with so much history, I couldn't believe the cost of the Singapore Sling... but at least I can say I've had one at Raffles.

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