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Raffles Hotel, Singapore

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Tucked away in the historic 19th-century hotel named after the country's modern-day founder, Raffles Hotel features a quaint promenade of boutique shops. Window-shop for high-end designer brands amidst the colonial architecture as you wait for your order from the infamous bar known for its signature Singapore Sling. Check out the gift shop where you can purchase antiques, books about the history of the hotel, and famous Singapore Mooncakes in flavors like Snow-Skin Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Pearl Truffle. Before you head to Singapore, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Singapore trip planner, to make sure you see all that Singapore has to offer, including Raffles Hotel.
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  • Front sight is nice, but very nice part of courtyards and corridors. Also sells souvenirs. Price is a bit high.
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  • Loved it.Nice old well preserved building.Hotel is closed,will re open in August 2018.Bar is great with bags of peanuts on the table and shells are all over the floor.Singapore sling is great,$ 31 plu...  more »
  • A visit to Raffels is one of those things that you need to tick off your to do list - but with hind sight, we wish we hadn't bothered. Apart from most of the hotel being under renovation, the main bar...  more »
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  • Fantastic to taste the Singapore Sling in its birthplace and at a hotel with such history. Atmosphere and service in the Bar and Billiards room. Sadly the Long Bar was shut for renovation and the Hotel will be closing for a period from December 2017, so check before you visit. The Bar and Billiards room offered the same experience with peanut shells in the floor. Lovely little promenade of shops and a well stocked gift shop of Raffles memorabilia. Would recommend a stop in as it's such a key tourist attraction.
  • The service at raffles hotel was top class. The interior of the hotel was also lovely and I enjoyed every moment at raffles hotel. It had a convenient location as well as there were shopping malls nearby to facilitate shopping and dining. There is even a souvenir shop nearby to buy souvenirs from Singapore
  • The staffs are very kind. They let me wander around the hotel and the view is so elegant and amazing. So cool. The best thing I like is that there is a bus stop nearby so I don't have to walk much. Love it!
  • We went to Raffles for High Tea and were not dissapointed! The place itself is just beautiful to look at and the high tea was fabulous. Silver service, harpist playing in the corner, lovely teas cold and hot to choose from and of course the original Singapore sling! We loved it! Easy to get to as it is on the corner of Orchard Road but the taxis are so cheap over there you can get anywhere at a very reasonable price.
  • Very classy vintage hotel. Central location in the heart of cbd. Rooms are spacious. Service is top notch.

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