A stay at the Raffles is an experience everyone should have at least once (preferably more) in their lifetime. The word excellent doesn't do the hotel justice. It is superb in every aspect, especially the staff. From the moment we arrived with the welcome when alighting from our taxi, to the farewells when we left, this was a truly wonderful experience. We decided to go somewhere special for our 30th wedding anniversary, and special it was. It was 3 fantastic nights that we will never forget. All the staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us, and whilst it may seem unfair to highlight any staff as they were all great, special thanks must go to Fidel our butler, Michael from the Courtyard Restaurant, and Roslee from Concierge who went that that little bit further in looking after us. The hotel itself is like no other hotel I have ever stayed in or seen before. It is a splendid example of a bygone era with huge rooms (suites) long sweeping verandahs, beautiful gardens, and lots of shops to explore on a rainy day. We had one of the best chicken curries at the courtyard restaurant, a wonderful breakfast at Tiffens, and the best buffet we have had the pleasure of experiencing in the Billiard Room. At S$75 per head it may not appear to be the cheapest buffet, but the food, both in quantity and quality is unbelievable. The chef personally advised us on each dish whenever we got up and staff carried our plates to our table. Difficult to pick our favourite dish as they were all wonderful. We could not have picked a better place to have our anniversary meal. On returning to our room, we found Fidel had left us a complementary bottle of champagne to help us celebrate our anniversary. We had initially decided to make this a one of occasion, mainly due to the price, however after experiencing all the charm and atmosphere this legendary hotel has to offer, one stay does not seem enough. It doesn't take too much to make a great stay a perfect stay, and the Raffles did it brilliantly. We will most definitely be back again!
- 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