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Raffles Singapore

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We celebrated our engagement here in 1986 with high tea in the Tiffin room and then Singapore slings and a beer in the long bar, this year we did it all again (long bar being refurbished so biiliards bar is the venue for drinks now) still has the wow factor and high tea was very good indeed, would recommend booking well in advance as it gets very busy every day, not cheap but well worth it.

Spend 3 nights in raffles for our 10th year wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place,everything is first class,the staff the food,best breafast ever,the grounds the pool area just a great place.

Whilst I've visited and dined at the Raffles many times, I finally had the opportunity to stay there for two nights. It didn't dissapoint. The rooms are decorated in the old style with lots of dark wood and brass taps in the bathroom.. Everyday fresh fruit is delivered. The butler is there at a push of a button. It was difficult to come back to earth when I checked out.

Booked Afternoon Tea here. You can just wander along for a Singapore Sling at any time and dress code not tough. However for afternoon tea the gentleman require long trousers and closed shoes and ladies no flip flops(things/jandals) and no shorts. Staff were beautiful. So kind. Tea was immense loads of sandwiches then a buffet serving Asian delicacies as well as scones and cakes. Unlimited tea and coffee. Beautiful strawberry jam with lychees and the very best Creme Anglaise that I have ever tasted. Very colonial but you have to go.

I told a staff at the front desk that I would like to try their scones, and so I ordered a scone to our room. And few minutes later, they sent TWO COMPLIMENTARY scones with fine quality strawberry sauce and cream to my room. That is their service. I would also like to appreciate our butlers, John and Yujun, they are so helpful and thoughtful. All the staff, including in-room dining, Tiffin, concierge, front door, are so professional. They gave me a very unforgettable stay in this hotel.

In a city full of high rise modern hotels, low rise and central Raffles holds her own as the grande dame of stylish hospitality. This doesn't come cheap, but the visitor is well rewarded by punctilious standards of housekeeping and gracious, personal service. Competing with hotels vying with each other for the largest, jungle-festooned atrium, the most blingtastic suites, or the latest architectural novelty of perching a boat shaped garden on its roof (Marina Bay Sands), Raffles rises effortlessly to the top.

I usually go for boutique hotels, but I couldn't pass up a chance for a stay at the Raffles. This property is so classic and elegant, and really makes you feel like you are living back in the British colonial times. Everything has been so well looked after, and you will see especially in the rooms. They only allow hotel guests in the lobby to keep that sense of privacy. The Raffles is also home to the Long Bar - which was where the Singapore Sling was invented. I stayed here for one night and would have loved to stay for another. If you are planning on dining in, I highly recommend the North Indian Buffet at the Tiffin Lounge. Now, I'm not a huge fan of Indian cuisine. But this had me hooked! The quality and the variety of dishes were out of this world, and not to forget the service. I would also recommend taking the history tour that they offer daily. You will need to pre book this in advance. There were many things that our historian had told us that I would never had known otherwise! My villa was wonderful, and offered an amazing selection of teas, and also a Nespresso machine. The property is also across the street from the Raffles City Mall, so if you do want more variety with food or want to do a quick bit of luxury shopping, you're in luck!

7th April 2017...... tick off the bucket list. Afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel lived up to all expectations!! Even though the hotel is undergoing major refurbishment this didn't affect the service, quality or surroundings where we were. (Externally it wasn't quite the same though). It's a definite activity to partake in if you are visiting Singapore. Can also recommend the 'Singapore Sling'.

We stayed in one of the courtyard suites, classic elegant room but sadly we had dodgy wiring in the front small lounge and in the evening it was quite disturbing as the light kept flicking on and off all night long (also a little creepy) we spoke to a lady at the front desk about it the following day and was told that it would be seen to but sadly the same thing happened the second evening (we only stayed for a two nights) we did complain and an apology was all we got which is a shame as we did love the hotel and would have liked to have had undisturbed sleep. The bar is a must for a Singapore Sling, a little pricy and was very busy so chose a time outside of touristy visiting times to enjoy one. Perhaps a newer room would have been better or a room in the main building as everything in our suite was a creeky (the pipe works) and creepy with the erratic flickering light which we could see through the curtain that separated the two areas of the lounge and bedroom. Great location, good amenities in the room, staff was attentive enough but some on front desk didn't seem to engage as much. The famous tall Classic Raffles doorman saved the day with his warm personality and charisma.

Had wanted to visit for years and finally managed it aged 46! We had dinner here and it did not disappoint. From the moment you pull up outside to the second you pull away, it just feels special. The staff are polite and friendly without being stuffy, imposing or insincere. They're happy to chat if you want to and equally will respect you if you'd rather not. The food was really good, I mean really good. In fact the steak I ordered was the best I'd ever tried and I suspect everything else will lack in the future! The sommelier was just brilliant; she couldn't contain her excitement at our choice of wine and went on to tell us a little about the vineyard it came from! Yes it was eye wateringly expensive (£500 for 3 courses plus wine and aperatives!) but it was worth it for how it tasted and for all that it was and for the memory it's given us.

1 Beach Road Singapore

Located in Central Business District, Raffles Singapore 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 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Centrally located in Singapore, the hotel is also a short walk from Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is 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 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.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Raffles State Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Suite, 1 King Bed, Courtyard Area (Courtyard)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard Area (Courtyard)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Signature Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Palm Court)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3814 reviews