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Raffles Hotel in Singapore

The world famous hotel, Raffles was on the top of my list of things to see and do when we visited this awesome destination. I was excited to learn that the Fairmont, where we stayed, was right across the street. This made finding the Long Bar to taste an original Singapore Sling easy! We also had a view into the Raffles from the tower at the Fairmont. It is an absolutely beautiful property!


The beautiful Raffles Hotel in Singapore

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Raffles Hotel SingaporeThe historic Raffles Hotel is incredibly luxurious and protects it's guests (as it should). Unfortunately the only way that you can see in the lobby is if you are a hotel guest. This makes sense as it is one of the most sought after attractions.


So I will have to go on others advice as to the experience of staying at Raffles. Most say that it is everything you would think it should be. Excellent service, beautiful rooms and pool area, and an incredibly attentive staff, without the stuffiness of other hotels of this calibre. I can attest to the grounds however.


This hotel was everything I imagined, beautifully historic and landscaped. One thing I couldn't figure out though was why the driveway was made of pebbles. I am sure there is a reason, maybe to make you feel like you are back in time as well as in a new Asian city.

Raffles Hotel Singapore





As you arrive by taxi or car, you will be greeted by the valet, dressed in the traditional Indian clothing with a warm welcome and escort into the lobby.







This property ranked #7 and 4 1/2 stars for hotels on TripAdvisor, with over 400 reviews.


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This photo of the Raffles Pool is from TripAdvisor.

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Raffles Hotel in Singapore - Rooms

The rooms are said to be luxurious, comfortable and give you a feeling of "coming home". They even provide a bedtime story on your pillow each night.


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This photo of a Raffles Room is from TripAdvisor.


Some tips for a great stay:

  • Ask to be above ground level
  • Avoid the wing under the swimming pool
  • Many people prefer the older rooms in the courtyard
  • Let them know in advance if you are visiting for a special occasion
  • Some people recommend using Expedia for a discounted rate
  • Choose the Palm Court Suites for a quiet stay - no tourists
  • Contact the hotel directly for possible special rates
  • Try to be there for the Sunday brunch
  • If required - request a free late check out until 2 pm
  • Avoid garden room views to avoid noise from the valet and the street
  • Hire the hotel Bentley to take you around the city for a real treat!
  • Have a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar

The Raffles Hotel is a great hotel idea for families or couples when visiting.


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