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Raffles Hotel Arcade

1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although the outside displays the colonial times well, inside it has become a building filled with shops and art galleries that don't resemble the glorious past of the building. Only a small part of the immense monument is still used as a hotel. At the Long Bar one can drink an overpriced Singapore Sling. Moreover there is a massive queue... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Raffles hotel and arcade is a lovely old building. For most (like me) I suspect it's a must see (rather than pay to stay) and tick off the list. They definitely trade off the name. Having said that it was great to pop in, have a look around and have a Singapore sling. Actually a refreshing break from the heat.

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Geilenkirchen, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are a little into the colonial past, than you will rnjoy that building. You can walk a little around and have the feeling you are back in time....Once hungry from walking, around the corner is the longest bar & steakhouse...

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375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have reviewed the appalling tourist trap that is the Long Bar separately. Is it really worth $28 for a single drink and disgraceful service to throw a couple of peanuts on the floor. Personally, I didn't think so. This semi-indoor/outdoor arcade is attached to the side of the hotel. Do not try to enter the hotel lobby if you... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We did the touristy Singapore Sling drink in the Long Bar in Raffles a Hotel at £16 a go. This will be just once in a lifetime at this price ,however you have as many peanuts as you like and you must throw the shells on the floor. We also visited the Raffles shopping arcade, which was a bit pricey... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Raffles is synonymous with Singapore, and rightly so. It's an institution that has maintained impeccably high standards for years. This is just to note that even if you're not a guest in the hotel it's still possible to visit the original building on Beach Road and walk around some of the well-manicured grounds. From the front of the building go... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

$50SG for a real Singapore Sling and a kids one. A bit too pricey for the chance to have one. And there isn't much in one either, a gulp and a bit and it's all gone. Recommend make one yourself and have as many as you want at your own leisure. We did when we got home to Australia and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Exceptionel afternoon The arrangement, service in absolutly in top. The whole atmosphere in this historical place should be experienced. Do not forget to visit Raffles when in Singapore.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Yes, it cliché, but of course we went to Raffles and drank a Singapore Sling! We probably wouldn’t have made the special effort but we’d used the “Hop on Hop off” tourist bus and there was a stop right outside Raffles. We nipped in to cool down and nibble on the peanuts, and we were surprised by the lovely decor-... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Obviously you have to visit the Long Bar for the obligatory Singapore Sling. Interesting hotel with colonial atmosphere. Quite commercial now, but, worth the visit.

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