Raffles Hotel Singapore Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Singapore

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Pros

  • Historic, iconic hotel with a museum and a hall of fame
  • All rooms are large suites with living room areas and lovely classic decor
  • Large outdoor pool with a bar
  • Luxurious spa and fitness center
  • 15 restaurants and bars, with a wide variety of cuisines
  • High-end shops, including Louis Vuitton
  • Beautiful gardens
  • 24-hour butler service
  • 7 meeting rooms with secretarial services
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Many rooms have small tube TVs
  • No in-room tea/coffee facilities

Bottom Line

The Raffles in Singapore is a sight many visit even if they are not staying at the hotel; the colonial-style building opened in 1887, and after extensive renovations, reopened in 1991. It has hosted everyone from Glenn Close to the Queen of England and it has a hall of fame to prove it. Numerous amenities contribute to its iconic feel, including a museum, a shopping arcade with high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton, antique-filled common areas, and beautiful gardens. The hotel also features fifteen restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a luxurious spa. All rooms are spacious suites with classic decor, including oriental rugs and mahogany furniture -- but the old tube TVs could use an upgrade. This hotel is a solid luxury choice for business and leisure travelers, and anyone who appreciates history and old-fashioned charm.

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 Location

In the tourist- and business-friendly Riverside area

The iconic Raffles hotel -- which includes a shopping area, a museum, and beautiful courtyards -- is located in Riverside, a bustling neighborhood with museums, historic buildings, restaurants, and bars. It is also home to numerous businesses and is part of the downtown core.

  • 19-minute drive to Changi International Airport, or an hour via public transportation
  • 8-minute walk to the Esplanade Theater and Library
  • 5-minute walk to the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center
  • 9-minute walk to Esplanade Park
  • 8-minute walk to St. Andrew's Cathedral
  • 14-minute walk to the Parliament House
  • 10-minute walk to the National Museum of Singapore
  • 15-minute walk to to Fort Canning Park
  • 6-minute drive to Chinatown, or a 17-minute subway ride

 Bottom Line

The Raffles in Singapore is a sight many visit even if they are not staying at the hotel; the colonial-style building opened in 1887, and after extensive renovations, reopened in 1991. It has hosted everyone from Glenn Close to the Queen of England and it has a hall of fame to prove it. Numerous amenities contribute to its iconic feel, including a museum, a shopping arcade with high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton, antique-filled common areas, and beautiful gardens. The hotel also features fifteen restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a luxurious spa. All rooms are spacious suites with classic decor, including oriental rugs and mahogany furniture -- but the old tube TVs could use an upgrade. This hotel is a solid luxury choice for business and leisure travelers, and anyone who appreciates history and old-fashioned charm.

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Address

  • 1 Beach Road, Singapore, 189673

Room Types

  • Courtyard Suite
  • Palm Court Suite
  • Personality Suite
  • Raffles Inc. State Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 103
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Singapore
Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore, 189673
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