What a great hotel in so many ways! The location is superb, and it has a classy feel from the moment you are dropped off at the front steps. The room was also amazing - a four poster bed, a bathroom with a chandelier, a suite room which was comfortable and comfortable. I would recommend wholeheartedly staying there
Two areas for improvement though
The butler was lazy. Didn't bother telling me that i could have a coffee service free even though i was on a room only basis. Probably so that he wouldn't have to bring it. i only found out when i was checking out that i could have it, which was all too late and left a sour taste in my mouth. This left me feeling like he didn't care.
Raffles has an opportunity to sell the best Singapore Sling in the world.... it doesn't even try. it is an expensive (S$37 each) pre-mix, served in a bar full of stale peanuts, aimed at maximising revenue, without a second thought about customer experience. What a missed opportunity.
Having said that... I would definitely stay again - but this time i'm wise about the butler service,and I'd go elsewhere for a cheaper and superior cocktail.
- Also Known As:
- Singapore Raffles Hotel
- Raffles Singapore
- Raffles Hotel Singapore
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore's most graceful landmarks. More legend than hotel, this luxury Singapore hotel celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 125 years.Immortalized in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore’s colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance.Raffles Spa provides pampering relaxation while the boutiques of Raffles Hotel Arcade offer ample opportunities for retail therapy. Raffles Hotel Arcade houses a fine selection of elegant international brands including Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton.Be it business or leisure, the charms of this luxurious Singapore hotel are enticing. 15 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Long Bar - home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles and Bar & Billiard Room, well-known for its legend of "The Tiger under the Billiard Table."This luxurious Singapore hotel lies in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the banking and financial districts, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC), as well as leisure attractions including the casino at Marina Bay; the cultural sights of Arab Street and Chinatown and shopping at Raffles City shopping mall and Orchard Road shopping belt. ... more less
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