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Raffles Hotel Singapore
Ranked #4 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed here in Sept. arrived late at night but were met by a smiling butler.
Our suite was smashing , 4 separate areas. The breakfast was excellent the waiters have good hearing and after hearing my husband say his coffee wasnt hot enough a waiter was there instantly.
The high tea was good but the Burj was better , our guided tour of hotel with the resident historian was one of the high lights , so interesting.
The staff were all attentive , I found the hotel to exactly as I'd hoped it would be.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Raffles is the heart of Singapore and is one of the Grand Dames of Hotels around the world.
When the General Manager meets you on a Saturday night at 8.30pm in the lobby and 5 minutes into your conversation, the band strikes up New York New York, you know that it is not a coincidence!
The 125 year old hotel is the perfect location with the sense of charm and elegance from yesteryear that carries on a tradition. It is the heart of Singapore with a staff of 4 to each guest. For those that can’t stay, I suggest a tour and a visit to their Raffles Store for memorabilia of the past. The Somerset Maugham Suite (102) or Suite 101 is perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel has to be the best and most enjoyable I have ever stayed in. They have got everything here just right. The service is a happy balance of efficiency and discretion. It was an absolute joy to stay here. The room we stayed in which was a courtyard suite was lovely. Very comfortable bed and surroundings. The breakfast was amazing, sad as it sounds something I very much looked forward and awoke very early each day so I could make the most of the amazing, quality food which was on offer. Hopefully this will be the first of many visits.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staffs are really good and took care of all four of us during our 4 nights stay. I am glad we choose this hotel. We were immediately made to feel welcome by all the staff on arrival and escorted to our room

Great shopping arcade at the hotel where you can pick up bits of Singapore and a must try Singapore Sling. Guilty of having 4 glasses myself whole stay

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had the most brilliant time at Raffles and felt part of the gorgeous, opulent colonial past.
This was truly a bucket list experience for us and kicked off a holiday in Asia to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The mandatory Singapore Sling served by our butler Francis while sitting on the veranda outside our room was the beginning of our celebrations. Beer in the Long Bar before retiring and a cooling swim in the roof top pool to start the day added to our time at Raffles.
We were seeped in luxury, history and silver service from the moment we entered the hotel's driveway. This is an experience that will long be remembered and we only hope to be able to return and explore more of both Raffles and Singapore itself. As the saying goes while at Raffles explore Singapore, next time we'll try!!
The breakfast was the best breakfast we have ever experienced and there was so much variety, top class selections and the service out of this world. Marvin our waiter catered to our every need. You can only eat so much but the berries were heaven.

Room Tip: We had a second floor garden room which was large and luxurious, our butler Francis was extremely he...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I don't like giving full marks on reviews as I believe there is always room for improvement, however I have experienced nothing quite the raffles ever and so a perfect score had to be given. It was an oasis of quiet and calm int he middle of such a bustling city, where the staff were truly kind and forever attending to whatever requests we had. The beauty of the buildings had me awestruck everyday of my 3 day stay. There was just one thing that I didn't find to my liking and that was the mattresses being quite firm, both other guests in my party didnt mind, however I do love a soft mattress. But it was nothing to ruin my experience, I still had the BEST time. Will definitely come here again, despite the high price - it's all worth it.

Room Tip: Palm Courtyard rooms are a bit more but shut off from any public areas
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Everything ever written complimenting this hotel is correct beautiful surroundings 5 star service our suite Noel Coward, had everything you could wish for breakfast served at an ungodly hour (We had a plane to catch was excellent. One of the things one really must do.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Raffles Hotel Singapore

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#2 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#3 Business Hotel in Singapore
#4 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $701 - $1,216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Hotel Singapore 5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raffles Singapore will be closed for renovation on 13 December 2017 with a planned reopening in the second half of 2018. Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore's most graceful landmarks. More legend than hotel, this luxury Singapore hotel celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 125 years.Immortalized in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore’s colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance. 5 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Bar & Billiard Room - new temporary home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles and Raffles Grill, serving up the best Sunday Brunch in town. This luxurious Singapore hotel lies in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the banking and financial districts, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC), as well as leisure attractions including the casino at Marina Bay; the cultural sights of Arab Street and Chinatown and shopping at Raffles City shopping mall and Orchard Road shopping belt. ... more   less 
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