"Had a Sling, was stung!"
As others have said, if you want to have a Singapore Sling in Raffles you can. It costs $36 per drink plus tax & service! Currently in the Billard Room, pleasant and interesting. Had to do it, but wouldn't bother again necessarily, although would like to see the Long Bar.
I can't give 5* because we only had a drink and snack in the Billiard Room and Bar, ( the Long Bar was being refurbished). Nevertheless, I was please toy surprised how unstuffy the place was. Yes it is expensive, ( although the Singapore Sling was very good), but how many times will I get the opportunity again. When in Singapore it's almost obligatory to visit this iconic hotel and we enjoyed it
"Classy, old school hotel with impeccable standards."
In a city full of high rise modern hotels, low rise and central Raffles holds her own as the grande dame of stylish hospitality. This doesn't come cheap, but the visitor is well rewarded by punctilious standards of housekeeping and gracious, personal service. Competing with hotels vying with each other for the largest, jungle-festooned atrium, the most blingtastic suites, or the latest architectural novelty of perching a boat shaped garden on its roof (Marina Bay Sands), Raffles rises effortlessly to the top.
"Impeccable stay here!"
I usually go for boutique hotels, but I couldn't pass up a chance for a stay at the Raffles. This property is so classic and elegant, and really makes you feel like you are living back in the British colonial times. Everything has been so well looked after, and you will see especially in the rooms. They only allow hotel guests in the lobby to keep that sense of privacy. The Raffles is also home to the Long Bar - which was where the Singapore Sling was invented. I stayed here for one night and would have loved to stay for another. If you are planning on dining in, I highly recommend the North Indian Buffet at the Tiffin Lounge. Now, I'm not a huge fan of Indian cuisine. But this had me hooked! The quality and the variety of dishes were out of this world, and not to forget the service. I would also recommend taking the history tour that they offer daily. You will need to pre book this in advance. There were many things that our historian had told us that I would never had known otherwise! My villa was wonderful, and offered an amazing selection of teas, and also a Nespresso machine. The property is also across the street from the Raffles City Mall, so if you do want more variety with food or want to do a quick bit of luxury shopping, you're in luck!
7th April 2017...... tick off the bucket list. Afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel lived up to all expectations!! Even though the hotel is undergoing major refurbishment this didn't affect the service, quality or surroundings where we were. (Externally it wasn't quite the same though). It's a definite activity to partake in if you are visiting Singapore. Can also recommend the 'Singapore Sling'.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room The restoration works on the property will take place in three phases. During Phase One from 13 February 2017 to 15 August 2017, Long Bar Restaurant, banquet facilities and the retail arcade are unavailable. The Singapore Sling will continue to be served at the hotel's Bar & Billiards room while other areas of the property will not be affected. Phase Two is taking place from 16 August 2017 to 16 December 2017. As a result, some of the hotel's suites will be unavailable. Phase Three is taking place at the end of 2017, with the hotel's full closure. Raffles Singapore is planned for a reopening in the middle of 2018.