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“Classy and historical” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raffles Hotel Arcade

Raffles Hotel Arcade
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$42.49*
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Singapore by Night Tour with Dinner
Ranked #42 of 796 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Classy and historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had to visit the raffles for a Singapore sling . The hotel is very prestigious looking .lovely little shops within the building . We didn't stay here but went to the famous long bar and had a great experience there. Expect to pay around $29 for a Singapore sling. There are a few choices . There are ground nut shells all over the floor. They have them in little sacks on all the tables. Once you start to nibble on them you can't stop :) overall experience was great. Good service .

Visited July 2014
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“Historical maybe, but that's about it...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This property definitely has its historical aspects, and is probably worth a brief visit for some photo opportunities in the gardens, however that's about as far as I would go. Has some nice bars located on the courtyard, but weather dependable as the summer months are humid.

Cost wise, majority of the higher end locations have a cost that come with them. Suppose it depends on what your used to when it comes to paying a bill.

Was ok, but would not go out of my way to visit it if on a time limit.

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“Beautiful, felt like you were in an old movie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, felt magical walking around is a beautiful part of history - expensive but worth it could have relaxed there for hours will definitely be back to stay a couple of nights

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Classic colonial style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Raffles for High Tea and then a few Slings in the Long Bar. High Tea is a must, but you have to make sure you contact Raffles prior to your trip to reserve a spot ! There is no way you will get a table without a reservation.
I have heard the lunch is very good and substantial as well, but the High Tea is outstanding and serves all manner of sweet and savoury treats, along with great Raffles Tea and champagne of course !
The Long Bar has a huge amount of character and no trip to Singapore would be complete without at least one variation of the Singapore Sling being consumed here. It's not cheap, but it is an experience.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Keeps you out of the Heat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Clean mall with every shop you can imagine. Keeps you out of the heat and a way to get you from places.

Visited July 2014
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