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Raffles Hotel Singapore
Ranked #4 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Just drinking a simple Singapore sling I enjoyed the atmosphere of good old times ( that werent as good `),of luxury and freedom. There are lots of events you can enjoy even if you are not able to afford a a few nights

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. You pointed out correctly that there are numerous events & activities guests can participate in, even if they do not stay with us. September in particular will be a very active month as the Grande Dame will be celebrating her 125th anniversary - details can be found on our website and Facebook page.

I look forward to having you next time again with us.

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The husband & I decided to splash the cash & stay at Raffles for 3 nights on a recent trip to Singapore to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. From the moment we entered the lobby we were transported to another world, nothing was too much trouble for the receptionist who even though it was 10.00 am and check in wasn't until 2.00 pm escorted us to the lovely pool bar and ordered us complimentary Singapore Slings to start our day! And things just kept on getting better. The pool guy was great, feeding us exotic fruits & water until our suite was ready, then the receptiionist once again escorted us to it and introduced us to our very own personal butler who proceeded to hand us a "pillow menu" where we could choose from a selection of pillows for our stay.............I was speechless!
We unpacked & ventured out to the Long Bar where we were immediately seated in a reseved area for residents only and encouraged to sample the vast amounts of complimentary monkey nuts that adorned each table. The waitress told us about a great band that was playing there that night and booked us a great table at the front, all part of the service!
Our stay just kept getting better, all the staff are so helpful, smiling always and they all addressed us by our full names (how do they remember??) everywhere we went. Next morning we had breakfast served on our balcony by our butler (you can also have it served in your suite or poolside) which was amazing! We loved visiting Raffles museum and the Indian doorman was great, really helpful & chatty everytime we came in and out of the hotel. The Billiard room is also worth a visit as is breakfast in the main restaurant, I had the best eggs Benedict I have ever had in there on our second morning.
We never dined at Raffles in the evening but certainly spent many hours in the Long bar working our way through the cocktail list and wine menu.
I can highly recommend Raffles for a special occasion, I love the old Colonian feel of the hotel and the sheer grandeur of it all & hope for a return trip again one day.

Room Tip: We paid a little bit more to stay in the Palm Court & we had lovely views over the stunning gard...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for your detailed review of our hotel & staff, I am glad you had a pleasant stay. Thank you also for the photos you posted, they will certainly help other traveler's in their decisionn-making.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you & your husband again - be it for a general holiday or a special occasion.

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

A hotel of exceptional character. Colonial style building/atmosphere. Great experience. Nice suite. Service is beyond any expectation. Very good and recommendable main dining restaurant with top professional head sommelier. Breakfast second to none.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for sending your review after your stay, I am delighted to hear that we could impress you. I look forwrad to welcoming you again,

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Stayed here for two days and I truly enjoyed it.
For me the strenghts were:
- great rooms, spacious classic and good bathroom
- increadible service, friendly fast and correct
- great breakfast with again great service
It is an oasis of calm in the miiddle of the town, central to everything.
A place to return to...

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for writing a review on your stay at Raffles Hotel Singapore. I am happy to hear that you were satisfied with the rooms, the service as well as the breakfast. I hope there will be more occasions to have you at our hotel.

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Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Chose Raffles as I had heard so much about it and have to say it lived up to the expectation. I stayed just for the night as was flying back home and wanted to split the journey. I was blown away by the atmosphere and the cocktails in the Bar. The hotel has the vibe one would expect from one of the world classics. I would definitely stay there again when back in Singapore.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us, I am glad to hear that we could impress you and make your stay special. Please do visit us again, we look forward to having you with us!

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

What can I say...you are staying in a legendary landmark of the world hotel. Amazing charm that brings you back to the old English colonial days. Not sure if i would actually have another Singapore Sling...but you have to try one of course when at the bar! Would probably stay here again if in the mood to splurge!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for your positive review, we would be delighted to have you again as our guest.

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Had several days here in Feb on a business trip. Passed by whilst in Singapore bu never stayed here. Always concerned that this trophy hotels never live up to the hype. However this was an exception. Service was excellent - very attentive and willing to help. Food excellent - buffett for lunch is out of this world. Rooms very spacious in court yard setting - feels like a long from the bustle of down town Singapore.

Downsides - not many. It's a bit sprawling with numerous court yards that look the same so you can get lost. It shares some space with rather overpriced shopping centre and there are two long bars - make sure you get the original if that is what you want.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Pierre J, General Manager at Raffles Hotel Singapore, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2012

Greetings from Raffles Hotel Singapore!

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. I shared your appreciation of service with my colleagues - it is always motivating when we know we could impress a guest.

Indeed there are several courtyards and gardens and people visiting the first time can lose the orientation but you can ask any employee and he will be happy to direct you to your destination.

As for Long Bar, there is only one Long Bar but also on the second floor of the Arcades is the Long Bar Steak House which is renowned for its prime cuts.

I look forward to welcoming you at your next visit in Singapore.

Kind regards,

Pierre Jochem,
General Manager Raffles Hotel Singapore & Regional Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

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Additional Information about Raffles Hotel Singapore

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#2 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#3 Business Hotel in Singapore
#4 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: £353 - £642 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Hotel Singapore 5*
Number of rooms: 103
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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