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Raffles Hotel Arcade

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #64 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lots of shops to explore! Always find the food courts! These are so much cheaper and generally as good if not better than some restaurants! We tried the Raffles Bar, where they serve you monkey nuts with your cocktails and you can just throw the shells on the floor! The music played was pretty good too! We had some bar... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Only hotel guests are allowed in the lobby so we could only visit the Long Bar. The bar was decorated in the old colonial style. Wooden bowls of peanuts in their shells were put out on the tables and it was the tradition to throw the shells on the floor. We were served with the traditional Singapore Sling which I... More 

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Uphall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

No trip to Singapore can be complete without doing the typically tourist stop-off at Raffles. Well, being typical tourists we duly stopped-off and enjoyed the obligatory Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Quite expensive, not surprisingly, but was actually very nice...... A wander round the whole Raffles complex was a very pleasant experience, well worth a visit.

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Singapore slings might be better and definately are cheaper elsewhere but the atmosphere is wonderful. The hotel gardens are lovely with old colonial style. Since the drinks are outrageously expensive, the hotel could keep the bottles in a fridge to make them cool at least.

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Liverpool, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I always wanted to have a Singapore sling at raffles and got my wish in November! Yes it's expensive and yes its a tourist spot but its iconic and I'm glad we did it. The hotel itself is a lovely "old world" building and I really enjoyed the experience!

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Watford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Really impressive place expensive shops but interesting. Did the obvious tourist activity in the long bar.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Old worldly feel with the brown solid wood stairways, whitewashed walls & palm leaf shaped cane ceiling fans. A little more expensive than anticipated but the food was lovely & the slings were delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I will start by saying the Raffles Hotel complex is a wonderful, iconic building in Singapore. You can wander around the wide verandas and reminisce about days gone by. Many high end shops in and around the hotel, catering for the clientèle that would stay here. But, all the tourist want to go to the Long Bar at the hotel,... More 

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visiting Raffles Hotel Arcade is just for the rich. Good for browsing. And if you decide to have a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar, be prepared to pay $68.25 for 2!! I find that extremely expensive and should have checked before ordering. Service was good though, as was the Sling!

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Hawick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Superb afternoon tea in gorgeous surroundings. A very elegant room, very professional staff, tasty food choices, lashings of tea and coffee.

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