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Raffles Hotel Arcade

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Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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What can I say about the original Raffles. Beautiful hotel spotless and very very expensive . We just had to try the Singapore sling and at $34.00 each one was enough. But the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What can I say about the original Raffles. Beautiful hotel spotless and very very expensive . We just had to try the Singapore sling and at $34.00 each one was enough. But the building itself was amazing and worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The arcade is the outside corridor of the legendary Raffles Hotel and gives you free access from the front and great photo opportunity, access to the shops, dining (in particular the Raffles Courtyard), Long Bar and Ah Tengs Bakery (cafe) The Raffles Hotel souvenir shop is in the Arcade, good to browse but items are expensive to buy...lots of other... More 

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the long bar for a Singapore sling a must do when in Singapore. It is not cheap but one of those things to tick of the bucket list

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great service and a brilliantly maintained building. This is a very classy place and does give the experience of the British Raj. in Singapore. The bar is a must and the Singapore Sling is highly recommended but it may be the dearest cocktail you have lurched!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This hotel is a big piece of Singapore's history and it is worth seeing it.There are shops on the first floor that are mostly expensive. Raffles' souvenir shop is a fun place and a frugal traveler can get something too. Raffles hotel is right by City Hall MTR station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I enjoyed a lot this hotel while being in Singapore for business. Very luxurious and a very beautiful building.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The hotel is simply beautiful. But unless you live there you are not permitted into the gorgeous lobby. So I went to the legendary Long Bar to have my Singapore sling where it was invented. What a tourist trap! The place was filled with pigeons flying back and fourth and the floor was covered with peanut shells. No luxury feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Step back in history to see how the rich and famous spent their time (and money0 in the splendid Raffles Hotel. Probably much as it was those many years ago. A Singapore Sling in the Long Bar is a must and you can enjoy a tasty lunch in the courtyard at a most reasonable cost.Spend time browsing the shops in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Singapore, nice big rooms but quite expansive if you compare to many other modern hotels.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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