What We Love
- The iconic Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling
- Custom-blended spa products and treatments that draw on Ayurvedic medicine, botanical, and marine sciences
- Attentive butler service for all rooms and suites
What To Know
- Those signature cocktails aren’t cheap—around $30
- Tourists can fill the courtyard bars and restaurants, making some of the rooms a bit on the beaten track
- With more than 500 staff for 103 suites, the hotel's staff are always in reach
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There’s something undeniably romantic about a grand old colonial hotel, and few hotels are grander than Raffles, built in 1887 and retaining all its stateliness even while modernizing. A turban-wearing Sikh doorman escorts guests through a wrought-iron portico into a lobby that’s seas of marble floor and sweeping dark central staircase. The suites are in the historic parts of the building and open onto courtyards full of tall trees and frangipani—it’s dreamy to rest in your sitting area and watch and listen to a tropical rainstorm on the leaves.
In the Area
Retail therapy is serious business in Singapore, and the hotel is located near several shopping districts. The mile-long Orchard Road is home to thousands of retail outlets and major malls. More offbeat shopping can be found on Arab Street in Kampong Glam, where merchants sell camel skin bags, cloisonné boxes, and bolts of colorful fabric. Chinatown is home to great, inexpensive restaurants, especially at the Smith Street Hawker Centre.
How to Get There
Good to see a hotel with full fledged facilities at a reasonable price.
Support staff are friendly and approachable.
Easy to locate on maps .
Thanks management for providing such a hygiene and healthy facilities.
What a memorable time we had. All our family members many generations always went to this hotel and had many memories here. My wife and I loved the long bar at raffle peanuts going All over the floor Singapore sling drinks flowing what a great time. The hotel is first class also
The place is good to visit with a very good beautiful long bar and have a sip of drink there if you can afford otherwise you can visit only the Raffles Hotel is located in the centre of the city Singapore and beautiful to watch
Could not afford to stay here but visited it during the day. It really is in the centre of it all. The whole city really revolves around this area. Getting here by transit or walking was very easy. You could see marina on the bay and most of the important areas from there. The underground walkways are so long, it might be just as close walking to the other station as to take the subway there unless it is several stations away or more.
My wife and I stayed here on a trip to Australia, the hotel was amazing, staff friendly and professional, the food was good in every part of the hotel we ate in. I would definitely stay here again it’s a great location .