Probably the only right way to get to Raffles Hotel is by a Limo with tinted windows. Well, I took a shuttle service bus that dropped people at several locations. Normally I would not rate such a place as a 5 star hotel, but The Raffles Hotel is a whole different experience. Upon entrance you feel like you would enter a time machine and move to the colonial times. Everything, the décor, furniture and even the outfit of staff makes you think that you moved in time. The check-in went very well, with the hotel boy helping us with luggage. We were given a two single bed room with a garden view. Even though the hotel is in the middle of downtown, you could not hear much noise. The décor of the rooms and furniture is also colonial and seems that it has been there for a while. Rooms and bathrooms are large and you get all the amenities you would need in a five star hotel. The swimming pool is stuck with people in peak time. Once in the hotel, you have to try the bar with peanut shells being thrown on the ground. The breakfast was superb during our stay, with cook to order possibilities. The hotel is a 3 minute walk from the City Hall underground station and a 10 minute walk to the Clarke Quay which gets busy at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raffles Singapore will be closed for renovation on 13 December 2017 with a planned reopening in the second half of 2018. 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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- Also Known As:
- Singapore Raffles Hotel
- Raffles Singapore
- Raffles Hotel Singapore