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“The colonial-styled legend in Singapore”

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Raffles Hotel Singapore
Ranked #2 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
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Engelburg, Schweiz
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“The colonial-styled legend in Singapore”
Reviewed February 5, 2011

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.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed at this hotel ten days ago. Although the room is not very large but they decorated very suitable and clean. The staff is helpful and friendly , willing help us everything. The price was as expensive as the travel agent gave us. But we do not care about the price, we only take care about the service. We think it is good. The rest of our stay was wonderful and we would come

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 29, 2011

This place is crowded with tourists. This is also reflecting in the service. At one time we where stopped at the entrance to the hotel and asked by the door man what he can help us with. After telling him that we where recidences he continiued to ask us what room we where staying in. It was not until I showed him the key to our room that we where let in. This is not the kind of service we are used to. There are far better hotels in Singapore like the Fullerton hotel that we also stayed in on this trip.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 26, 2011

We absolutely loved it. OK so it's expensive but the suites and the service are just sooo lovely.

We WILL be going back.........

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

En route to Australia, we planned to do a stop-over in Singapore to break our long-haul with young children and initially planned to pay a visit to the Long Bar for an infamous SIngapore Sling. However, based on other reviews and The Raffles website we decided to push the boat out and book the suite experience for a couple of nights.

Well. We had high expectations, as you can imagine, but these were well and truly surpassed. From the moment we were met at the airport to leaving for our continued trip to Australia we felt spoilt beyond belief. The room was incredible, room service amazing, the roof-top pool out of this world and the moment our 3 year old daughter threw up on the Tiffin Room (breakfast room) floor the staff handled it calmly and efficiently - (despite wishing the floor to open up and swallow me at that moment). We did have a little problem with the fridge in the room but this was dealt with so swiftly by the butler that it was forgotten by us almost immediately.

We could talk all day long about the standard of the room - luxurious, clean, amazing turn-down service; the amazing staff and the lovely facilities however, nothing can conjure up the enchantment of this place and how relaxed we felt within minutes of arriving. All we can say is try it for yourselves - you will not be disappointed. It is an experience of a lifetime and one we hope to repeat (when we have saved the pennies!!).

To summise, Raffles literature states that "A Raffles hotel is a place where you are cared for so well that you want to come back again and again" and we couldn't agree more. Oh, and yes we did get our SIngapore Sling in the Long Bar - delicious!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

Stayed at Raffles for 2 nights early Jan and loved it, it is a blast from the past and oozes classic charm from tea in the 'Tiffin room' to breakfast etc, obviously we had 'Singapore slings' in the Long bar which is probably a bit over rated but my daughter loved the peanut shells on the floor business, the pianist 'Jimmy' is real star and makes everyone feel welcome, he sang to both my wife and daughter each night which was marvelous, the rooms are colonial old school, very high ceilings and antique furniture, the pool is a bit dated by some Singapore hotel standards but it was still enjoyable and not busy, the staff/service was excellent, I will return when next in Singapore.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

All was said about this hotel; after some thinking and rethinking, we have chosen to splurge on 2 nights stay at legendary Raffles.

No regrets :-). It is a real museum, THE name and legendary institution.

If you have the money to stay there, just do it - it is a good way to spend them :-). You will never forget your stay.

Service, restaurants, bars, halls, ambience and atmosphere - RAFFLES.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Raffles Hotel Singapore
Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Marina Bay
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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#2 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
#2 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#3 Family Hotel in Singapore
#3 Business Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Hotel Singapore 5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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