We have travelled through Singapore and stayed five times over the last six years but never stayed at the old Raffles Hotel before (previous hotels Mandarin, Orchard etc.) This Hotels welcome and it's ambience in not just public areas but rooms as well, has spoilt all future hotels to some extent for me.
From front desk through to turn down service nothing but courtesy and the feeling that they want you to be comfortable.
Although frequented by lots of tourists the Long Bar is fantastic. breakfast buffet I could not have wished for a larger or fresher selection. The pool and bar service is a great place to relax on a hot afternoon.
The hotels location is walking distance to many attractions. Its easy to catch a taxi from front or side entrance at all times of the day. Yes it's expensive in a city where hotels are of a good standard with many very reasonably priced but if cost is not a major concern I recommend it.
If I can continue to afford it, this will be the Hotel I choose in Singapore.More