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Raffles Singapore (Under Renovation)

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Should you want to experience the famous Singapore Sling at Raffles all is not lost as they have a 'pop up' in Seah Street which is effectively behind the Raffles Hotel.( It runs off Beach Road parallel to Raffles Boulevard.) The pop up is quite small and does not have the grand atmosphere of the Long Bar, but the slings are good, if pricy! There is also a shop attached selling Raffles branded items.

Raffles was a fun but expensive experience. We met friends here for a few famous Singapore Slings and it was quite an expensive few drinks. They have a variety of fun flavors to try with a sack of complementary peanuts to peel and enjoy. You have the option to pile your peanut shells on the table or directly on the floor which is a fun novelty. The place is friendly clean and safe and had lots of atmosphere with its old fashioned English influenced interior. We would have loved to have stayed and enjoyed more drinks but it is very pricey so be prepared to spend up or just pop in. We enjoyed the novelty of it and then moved onto another bar and stayed there for the rest of the night. Its on a main road so not hard to get to but not many food options close by if your looking for more of a dining experience.

An iconic hotel perfectly placed in a wonderful city. Ideally located to visit all the main sites. As we were there at Christmas time the hotel was beautifully decorated. Food inside the hotel was lovely especially eating in the magical courtyard.

Singapore has changed & evolved so much over the years & I have been fortunate enough to witness it. Have stayed in different hotels & apartments over the years but raffles remain an all time favourite. The overall stay experience, food, it's an Oldie but Goodie!

We were in Singapore for a few days on layover, on our way to Australia, and it ended up being the best part of the trip. The blend of cultures, the street food, the modern city life all combine to make Singapore a really fantastic travel destination. One thing I recommend is a visit to this classic hotel. Singapore Slings at the bar are a must do...so much history here. check it out !

The perfect example of hospitality. We stayed for one night on our return from Bali and were wondering if the hotel would be too stuffy - how wrong we were. We received the warmest of welcomes and check in was smooth and tailored to our needs. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite and handed Singapore Slings. The room was beautiful as was the rest of the hotel. They have managed to retain the grand colonial feel while keeping up with the needs of the modern day traveller. There are a lot of visitors to the hotel but this does not encroach onto a guests stay. The staff are trained to perfection and are helpful, friendly, professional and always on hand. We ate in the Raffles Grill which was out of this world! Our waiter was wonderful and took time to chat and explain about the history of the hotel. He was very proud to work there and enjoy ed spending time with guests. We wish we had stayed more than one night and hope to return. How a hotel should be!

Raffles has become one of the grandest hotels of the known world. Three generations of our family have visited/frequented it and tasted the famous "Sling" among other libations. Raffles is really only for "the well heeled". However, the rest of us can pop in and have a flutter meal or a drink at the famous Long Bar once in a while. Imagine our shock and horror recently when on a trip to Singapore to rendezvous with a friend we found the hotel to be closed for major renovations ... To our later amazement and delight we later discovered that Raffles had set up a "pop-up" bar off the street - affectionately known as the Long Bar - where we could sample a Singapore Sling and eat some peanuts whose shells we could promptly toss onto the floor. Just like old times. Thank you Raffles.

Just a quick word of warning (though they may have finished now) but Raffles is having a major refurbishment, ie the outside is covered and the long bar (where the original singapore sling was served) is shut...., they have opened up the Games room instead... Not sure when this work is due to finish, so you can't see Raffles in its full glory... Whilst this place is for the tourists, lets be honest....it has to be done.. We had several cocktails and the bar menu food was lovely...it still feels very colonial and hast lost it charm...., it might be tacky but i enjoyed... I must mention the staff, they were charming, very welcoming and really friendly. Service was impeccable... So personally i think it is worth the trip, have a few drinks and soak up the ambience...

Wether for afternoon tea witch is a delightful experience and top of my list on ever vist or if your lucky enough to stay at the hotel a truly beautiful time a step into the step back into a colonial time aStunning building beautiful kept and very courteouss staff

Whilst in Singapore we decided we had to visit raffles and savor the atmosphere and of course the famous cocktail. Glad we did! Great atmosphere really takes you back to a time of British rule. Of course the drinks are expensive but we were prepared for that. I would definitely recommend if you are ever in Singapore.

1 Beach Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Raffles City and Esplanade Theatres
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Downtown Singapore, Raffles Singapore (Under Renovation) is within a 5-minute walk of Raffles City and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Esplanade Theatres. This 103-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Centrally located in Central Business District, the hotel is also a short walk from Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 103 air-conditioned accommodations afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Raffles Singapore (Under Renovation) enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Parking is available for SGD 6 per night (SGD 25 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 4293 reviews