Raffles Singapore

Singapore, Far East

Virgin rating

The hotel

Raffes Singapore has come to be known as one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Retaining its striking architecture, unbeatable hospitality and excellent facilities — along with its elegant touches and colonial charm — the magic will start the minute you step through its palm-fringed doors. Meander around the hotel’s lushly landscaped gardens, relax with a treatment in the Raffles Spa - site of the utmost tranquility - or head to the Arcade to while away the hours browsing through speciality boutiques and the Raffles Gift Shop for souvenirs and gourmet gifts. If you need to cool off head to the rooftop swimming pool and a lovely place to relax. The hotel’s Long Bar is renowned for its world-famous Singapore Slings while the new Writers Bar will present bespoke craft cocktails, wines and spirits. Discover the best mooncakes in Singapore at Raffles Singapore, head to Tiffin Room for authentic North Indian cuisine or a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the heart of the restored lobby and allow yourself to be transported back to the hotel's golden days by the early 20th century décor and ambience.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In the heart of Singapore, just steps away from the Suntec City Mall, one of the largest in the city, Raffles City Shopping Centre. Transfer time from Singapore Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

115 suites on 3 floors. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, common (or private) verandah, 2 TVs with cable channels, telephone, complimentary WiFi Internet access, complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar (replenished daily), safe, slippers, bathrobe and hairdryer. Courtyard Suites are situated close to the gardens with a parlour and dining area, dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Suites have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years).

Palm Court Suites have a parlour and dining area, dressing area, en-suite bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years).

Personality Suites are named after famous people who were associated with the hotel in its glorious past. Each have a parlour, dining area, bedroom, dressing area and en-suite bathroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years).

10 restaurants and bars including; Tiffin Room (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Steakhouse (lunch and dinner), Celebrity Chef at The Grill+ (lunch and dinner), Raffles Courtyard (alfresco bar and lounge), Long Bar, Celebrity Chef at Bar and Billiard Room+, Writers Bar and Ah Teng’s Café. Rooftop swimming pool. Raffles Spa* with full range of health and beauty treatments. Fitness centre. Shopping arcade with speciality boutiques and the Raffles Gift Shop retailing souvenirs and gourmet gifts. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi available.+Restaurant names to be confirmed.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: regarding electronic cigarettes in Singapore. You can not take vaporisers, e-cigarettes, e-pipes, e-cigars, and refills into the country. These items are likely to be confiscated, and you could be fined or sent to prison.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Drinks at the Long Bar - a fabulous experience

Dec 5, 2023 Barb577 Brisbane, Australia

We really enjoyed our experience of having drinks at the iconic Long Bar at Raffles hotel. Arriving by taxi, we were warmly greeted by the lovely doorman who gave us directions to the bar and offered to take photos of us. Walking through the hotel grounds is a treat in itself - beautiful buildings and gardens. A glimpse of what it must have… Read more
We really enjoyed our experience of having drinks at the iconic Long Bar at Raffles hotel. Arriving by taxi, we were warmly greeted by the lovely doorman who gave us directions to the bar and offered to take photos of us. Walking through the hotel grounds is a treat in itself - beautiful buildings and gardens. A glimpse of what it must have been like to be wealthy in the colonial era! We found the bar and joined all the other tourists sipping, eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor, and admiring the setting. We didn’t opt for the Singapore Sling but enjoyed an expensive icy cold champagne and rosé. It was such a fun, and beautifully cool way to spend an hour. I would highly recommend putting this on your Singapore “to do” list. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A legendary Grand Hotel

Dec 4, 2023 FloHbg Hamburg, Germany

A legend, super service, beautiful room. Unfortunately the hotel has no view (despite e.g. the view into the palm garden of the hotel, which was quite nice). We loved the old colonial style. Downside: many tourists are attracted by this also and stay in the lobby for a drink.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Colonial feel with quiet elegance and luxury!

Dec 3, 2023 Trip20520113122 Chicago, Illinois

Iconic hotel in Singapore. Go for the Sling, stay for the luxury. We stayed in a Palm Court room and enjoyed every minute of it. Bed and all amenities were all terrific. Loved the pillow menu! Renovations in past couple of years were all done really well - honoring the past but refreshing and upgrading. Technology in room worked flawlessly. … Read more
Iconic hotel in Singapore. Go for the Sling, stay for the luxury. We stayed in a Palm Court room and enjoyed every minute of it. Bed and all amenities were all terrific. Loved the pillow menu! Renovations in past couple of years were all done really well - honoring the past but refreshing and upgrading. Technology in room worked flawlessly. Food was delicious and service was really good. Close to all that you want to do as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel! You will not be disappointed!

Dec 2, 2023 TolisKar Nantwich, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel blending historic charm and luxury with attention to detail and personalised service. The suite was superb, the breakfast fantastic and the Yi restaurant that we visited was a great choice for food and atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and warm. You will not be disappointed!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay in great surroundings and great staff

Dec 1, 2023 perh281 Copenhagen, Denmark

The place is almost overwhelming, we got greeted by very friendly staff who made the check in extremely easy. Showed us around and made sure we got situated. Butler service worked like a dream and room (suite) was excellent. If I should complain about anything then I had problems figuring out how to turn on/off the lights. That probably says more… Read more
The place is almost overwhelming, we got greeted by very friendly staff who made the check in extremely easy. Showed us around and made sure we got situated. Butler service worked like a dream and room (suite) was excellent. If I should complain about anything then I had problems figuring out how to turn on/off the lights. That probably says more about me than anything else. Read less