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Raffles Hotel Arcade

1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

shops here are exquisite the hotel amazing wonderful piece of architecture great history a real wonder experience must have a Singapore sling in the famous raffles bar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Outside Raffles there is a parade of shops ..... All high end goods. It fun to window shop. If you are lucky you will see Oliver and his rickshaw ...... Let him take you for a spin around the city, it,s worth it just for the banter and terrible jokes. He is lovely and makes the ride really enjoyable.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Again, this is a must do experience for walking around and have a drink in the courtyard bar - before going upstairs to the 'Long Bar' for another drink and peanuts! Great photo's can be taken.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

It's not a mall per se, but a smattering of shops in the raffles hotel. There are some interesting ones, like some art galleries and a Molton brown store, but apart from those, nothing better than what you can find on orchard road The only outstanding part of the arcade is the best Japanese/sushi restaurant in the country, Shinji. You... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful hotel, certainly showed how it was years ago. However, if you want high tea or a drink, you need deep pockets. Close to S$30 for any alcholic drink!

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Fishing Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While in Singapore for a few days my sister and I decided to check out this beautiful old hotel where so many famous movie stars had stayed so long ago. Raffles has kept it's style and beauty and I think still looks as grand today as it was so many years ago. I must say tho that I gasped when... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Difficult to navigate the less-than-glitzy arcade and property. Did not find any of the glory of yesteryear that we expected. We booked a tea with a tour group, but after getting separated from our group (taking a picture) an officious doorman barred us from the lobby, and wouldn't listen to our request to rejoin the group. Looked in at the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not the experience we expected, actually a bit ratty in appearance. Snobby doorman would not allow us to enter when we'd gotten separated from our tour - which meant we did not get seated for the much touted tea event we'd paid for. Explanations had no effect on officious personnel. Indoor and outdoor bar areas, again much touted, were unexciting,... More

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was on my way back from a business trip and had 48hrs in Singapore, so made it to Raffles for High Tea. I was not made to feel odd for being their solo, and was kindly provided with a copy of Tatler to read. As it was a once off champers was in order, and very nice it was... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take your time to stroll around and soak up some history & a visit to a wonderful venue. After a while you just have to experience the original "Singapore Sling" & peanuts, or if not into the "Sling" enjoy one of their many Beers or refreshing juice........our group of 17 certainly had a wonderful couple of hours just soaking up... More

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