Raffles Hotel

Summary

Part of Singapore's history, this elegant hotel is gracious and spacious and is recognised as one of the best hotels in the world it has also been declared a national monument. With just 103 rooms and suites which provide guests with all the graciousness of a by-gone age, the hotel also offers 15 different restaurants and bars, including the legendary Long Bar - the birthplace of the Singapore Sling.

Beginning 13 December 2017, Raffles Singapore commenced with a restoration programme and is hence now closed. Raffles Singapore is expected to re-open in the middle of 2018. 

Highlights

  • Spectacular gardens
  • Spa and fitness centre
  • Hotel museum
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tiffin Room
  • Singapore Slings at the Long Bar

Location

Singapore, Singapore

Best time to go

Although Singapore can be visited year round, November to December is the ideal time to visit for the best weather.

Our thoughts

This beautifully historic resort will transport you back to the colonial era, with its impeccable architectural style and the remnants of British influence. It is ideally located for those wishing to explore Singapore's sights, culture and retail opportunities. It is grand without being forbidding, which is why it is loved by all. An absolute classic.


  • Spa
  • Arcade
  • 24 hour butler service
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • WiFi

Ah Teng's Bakery - Delicious pastries, biscuits and cakes, as well as steaming hot dim sum, are the highlights of this cosy caf'e. Perfect for an early morning 'cuppa', Ah Teng's provides a warm and inviting dining experience.

Bar & Billiard Room - Established in 1896, the Bar & Billiard Room houses two original billiard tables from the turn of the century. A seafood buffet is served for lunch on weekdays and for dinner from Monday to Wednesdays. Seafood night is offered on Thursdays to Saturdays. Champagne Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. The bar offers a selection of martinis, single malts, cognacs, Armagnacs, champagnes, ports, sherries, chocolates, coffee and Cuban cigars.

Long Bar - Home of the famous Singapore Sling, and almost every alcoholic or non-alcoholic concoction you could imagine. The bar also serves traditional pub food that is available as meals or snacks.

Long Bar Steakhouse - Located on the 2nd storey of Raffles Hotel Arcade, adjacent to the world-famous Long Bar, Long Bar Steakhouse offers grilled prime cuts of Australian and US beef, quality seafood and a selection of cold and hot appetisers. Old and new world wine is available for food and wine pairing.

Raffles Courtyard - Offering al fresco dining at its best, Raffles Courtyard is set in the hotel's courtyard surrounded by tropical palms, native plants and white arches, keeping the feeling of 'Old Singapore' alive. The menu highlights the freshest seafood and serves it in a Mediterranean style.

Raffles Grill - A French fine dining restaurant that combines both classical and contemporary French cuisine, the menu is light and innovative. Set in the hotel's historic formal dining room, restored to its formal glory, Raffles Grill captures the essence of fine dining.

Tiffin Room - The Tiffin Room is a vital experience at when staying at Raffles Singapore, a favourite restaurant of tourists and Singapore residents alike. The popular curry buffet is available at lunch and dinner.

Courtyard Suites - The Courtyard Suites are a quiet sanctuary in the heart of Singapore, each with views of the garden. The rooms have 14 foot ceilings and common verandahs. Each room is separated into 4 areas; a parlour and dining area and bedroom, dressing area and bathroom. The rooms are fitted with elegant period furnishings including Oriental carpets.

Grand Hotel Suites - The five Grand Hotel Suites are located in the main building of the hotel. They are distinguished by their excellent location, their spaciousness and elegant period furnishings, and the quality of the antiques and artwork displayed. Each suite has maintained the original 14-foot ceilings and common verandah. The suites feature a parlour, two bedrooms, pantry and a private balcony.

The Grand Hotel suites include:

  • Cathay Suite
  • Golden Chersonese Suite
  • Hotel De L'Europe Suite
  • Straits Settlement Suite
  • Temasek Suite

Palm Court Suites - The Palm Court Suites are along one side of the Hotel's main building, the rooms and surrounds exude a simple elegance, from ample walkways to the row of palm trees lining the gardens. Each suite still features the original 14-foot ceiling and common verandah. Suites are divided into four areas - a parlour and dining area, bedroom, dressing area and en-suite bathroom.

Personality Suites - The 12 Personality Suites have been named after personalities who were associated with Raffles Singapore in its heyday. The suites are distinguished by the memorabilia displayed within each of the rooms. Each room still features the original 14-foot ceilings and common verandah. Suites are divided into four areas - a parlour and dining area, bedroom, dressing area and en-suite bathroom. The Personality Suites are named after Andre Malraux, Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin, Gavin Young, James Michener, John Thomson, John Wayne, Joseph Conrad, Noel Coward, Pablo Neruda, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham.

Presidential Suites - The Presidential Suites are the hotel's two largest suites and are located in the main building. These suites are set apart by their excellent location in the hotel, the spaciousness of the rooms, and the priceless and artworks and antiques in the rooms. The Sarkies and Sir Stamford Raffles Suites each comprise a parlour, dining room, two bedrooms, pantry and a private balcony.

  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Museum
  • Garden Tour
  • Gym

Children are made to feel welcome at Raffles Singapore but there is not a specific kids' club. Cots are free and extra beds can be added to rooms for an additional cost. Babysitting is available.

Only over-13s are allowed in Raffles Grill; under-16s are not allowed on the third floor; children in the Long Bar must be accompanied by parents.


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