My sister and I stayed in August 2010 for five nights in Singapore. Because we couldn't agree on the hotels, we decided to stay in three different hotels. Therefore, we stayed two nights at the Raffles, two nights at the Fullerton Hotel and one night - for shopping reasons - at the Grand Hyatt.
The Raffles is an amazing hotel and truly one of the most legendary hotels in the world. Because we booked with American Express, we received a complimentary upgrade to a Palm Court Suite as well as an early/late-check-out and a SPA voucher.
The very attentive staff checked us in quickly and our Buttler showed us our colonial-styled suite in the beautiful Palm Court. I would recommend a suite in the Pam Court Wing, since the Courtyard Wing is a bit touristy and probably can be a little loud.
The suites are very well equiped with WiFi and everything you expect from Raffles. You will be welcomed with a Singapore Sling, Chocolates and a fruit basket. If you like the colonial-style, you will love the room, if you're more into a modern-style, it won't be your cup of tea.
Since the world famous Singapore Sling was founded at the Raffles, you have to try at least one of them at the Long Bar. We asked at the reception, where we can find the Long Bar and obviously they already informed the bar staff that we will arrive. The bar staff greeted us by name and led us to a table in a separate area for hotel quests. Food and drinks there were good, but not excellent.
The Raffles do have a nice Pool area and SPA on the roof of the hotel. Staff is very friendly and attentive and the SPA is excellent.
I would come back when I'm in Singapore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Singapore Raffles Hotel
- Raffles Singapore
- Raffles Hotel Singapore