Stayed at this hotel during a recent business trip and loved it! The hotel takes up an entire city block and consists of living quarters, a shopping arcade, and several restaurants. There are at least three gorgeous courtyarts with beautiful fountains and ample greenery. The decor is Colonial.
My suite was very large, with the highest ceilings I've ever seen in a room, and a good size bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The furniture and decor (drapes, paintings, carpets) all transport you into another time. The staff (including a 24-hour butler service) were amazing and always willing to accommodate special requests, including altering dishes to, e.g., make them vegetarian or substitute ingredients.
The pool is not large, but very picturesque and relaxing. The gym, likewise not large, was never crowded and was well-stocked with cold towels, water, and fruit. I did not try the spa (it was fully booked during the only afternoon I was free) - the spa lockers did not seem particularly luxurious and the steam room didn't seem to work.
The only dining option I tried was the Empire Cafe. Their dim sum were great, and don't miss their young coconut drink and desserts! I also tried the famous Singapore Sling at the Long Bar and enjoyed it.
The location is very convenient to all the major attractions and to the financial center. The shopping is quite good as well - the Raffles Store has many interesting souvenirs.
I had a wonderful experience and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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.Raffles Spa provides pampering relaxation while the boutiques of Raffles Hotel Arcade offer ample opportunities for retail therapy. Raffles Hotel Arcade houses a fine selection of elegant international brands including Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton.Be it business or leisure, the charms of this luxurious Singapore hotel are enticing. 15 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Long Bar - home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles and Bar & Billiard Room, well-known for its legend of "The Tiger under the Billiard Table."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