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“Once in a lifetime” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raffles Hotel Arcade

Raffles Hotel Arcade
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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“Once in a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Go,you only live once,we had 2 Singapore slings and a beer cost£50..but at least you can eat as many monkey nuts as you want in the Long Room.Did`nt eat there as time wouldn't allow it took us 20 minutes to order our slings ,spent over 90 minutes at the bar,the slings tasted as thought they had been watered down,bit disappointed on that score but overall the hotel an experience to try,yes the whole thing is a money making exercise,would I stay at the hotel if I could afford it?probablynot as the hordes of tourists would put me off.

Visited March 2013
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“lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

OK so everyone has to visit Raffles, and do, the shops were expensive but nice to look in, the gardens were lovely and it was lovely to just soak up the atmosphere

Visited March 2013
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Florida, Massachusetts
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“Nice Shopping Arcade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The new shopping arcade at Raffles Hotel is extensive and on two levels. There are some high end jewelry stores but also some more reasonable places. The Jim Thompson store is quite large and was actually nicer than the main store at the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok. The arcade offers a nice contrast to the modern malls on Orchard Road. Definitely worth a look.

Visited December 2012
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“Raffles Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It's Raffles. You just have to go, for the history of it all. The Long ?Bar and have a Singapore Sling. It's just a 'thing'. One of these things you have to do. :)

Visited March 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“Welcome "Tourists" :-)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The bar at Raffles is famous for their Singapore Sling Cocktail. OK, been there, done that, $58 US for 2 drinks.....

Visited January 2013
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