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  • Historic, iconic hotel
  • 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


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 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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In the tourist- and business-friendly Riverside area

Map of Raffles Hotel Singapore

The iconic Raffles hotel -- which includes a shopping area 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

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone (656) 337-1886
Room Types
  • Courtyard Suite
  • Palm Court Suite
  • Personality Suite
  • Raffles Inc. State Room

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