Raffles Hotel, Singapore

1 Beach Road, Singapore, Singapore

Action Bar

19.5
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  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

Raffles hotel in Singapore is the stuff of legends. Since opening in 1886, the last Singapore tiger was shot underneath the Bar and Billiards room (1902), the first Singapore sling was mixed at the Long Bar (1915), and beauties Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor have called it home. All the writers that you might associate with the waning years of the empire—Joseph Conrad, W Somerset Maugham, and Rudyard Kipling—have lived here. English colonels gathered here to sing “There Will Always Be an England” after Singapore surrendered to Japan in 1942. In short, Raffles embodies all that was glamorous about the Far East in colonial times.

The extraordinary economic successes of modern Singapore have perhaps slightly dented its legendary style and soul. Since the 1991 renovation, the new Raffles has mixed old-world charm and new-world comfort. You don't stay at Raffles for the near-perfect imitation Victorian decor, you stay at Raffles for the intangibles — for its history, its reputation and the fact that it's probably one of the only bits of old Singapore left standing.

At Raffles, you are located in the middle of street vendor heaven. Try the curries, the noodles, and the satays, for Singapore is one of the only cities in Asia where you can eat the extremely tasty street stall food and not have your stomach suffer the consequences.

Service is predictably exquisite. It's obsessively perfect and at 2.5 staff members per guest, you won't be wanting. Besides, you can't leave Singapore without sipping a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar, the place of its origin. Actually, it's pretty foul — a cloying mix of brandy, pineapple juice, gin and Cointreau. But after a few, you might just see Raffles as the imperial paradise that it once was.

Please note: Beginning February 2017, the hotel will undertake extensive renovations to the entire property. Currently Long Bar, Long Bar Steakhouse, Raffles Courtyard, Ah Teng's Bakery, the retail arcade, and banqueting facilities are closed. Guests may experience noise during this period; every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 103 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa

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A guarantee deposit is required at booking.

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    • 1200 ft²/111 m².
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  • Grand Hotel Suite- 2 Bedrooms

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1432 ft²/133 m².
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    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • DVD player
    • turndown service
    • Wifi
  • Courtyard Suite- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 624 ft²/57 m².
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    • bathtub/shower combo
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  • Courtyard Suite- 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 624 ft²/57 m².
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  • Personality Suite - 1 King Bed

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 646 ft²/60 m².
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    • 646 ft²/60 m².
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  • Raffles Inc State Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 720 ft²/66 m².
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    Views: garden.

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    • bathtub
    • DVD player
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Raffles Inc State Room - 2 Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 720 ft²/66 m².
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  • Palm Court Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 753 ft²/69 m².
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  • Palm Court Suite- 2 Queen Beds

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    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 753 ft²/69 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa

Need to Know

A guarantee deposit is required at booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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