The Raffles hotel is of course a legend and, as those are, also a monument over itself. The hotel, the rooms and the grounds truly are beautiful and the staff is very welcoming. The only thing we lacked was a bit of efficiency - our group stayed in three courtyard suites, and the one I and my husband got smelled badly of mould. We alerted our butler to this and she arranged a different room were we then waited for almost an hour for our bags to be brought from one flight down. I was very hungry and ordered a croque monsieur from room service, who promised it would be at our door in "fifteen minutes or less", but it did not turn up until 40 minutes later (!) after we had made another call to remind them. This is of course not the service I would expect of a hotel of this sort.
The best thing about our stay at Raffles was without doubt the breakfast in the Tiffin room! It was not the biggest buffet I have ever seen, but it was wonderful! The breakfast staff was superlatively great and I would have wanted to try the entire made-to-order menu. I have no idea if they let you come to the Tiffin room breakfast if you are not staying in the hotel but if they do, go there!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking