"Visit to the Long Bar"
Last time I had visited was in 1969, I could hardly remember it. The Long Bar which is on the 1st Floor, was full at 1:30pm, but we were ushered to a table by a waiter, crunching our way over the floor, covered in peanut shells where the tradition is to throw them on the floor after shelling them. There is a sack cloth bag full of peanuts on the table. We ordered a Singapore Sling - just to say we had tasted one - it was very nice, not too much gin we felt, but hardly worth the £20 per glass. However, we had to partake. Our summing up' You probably have to do it, just to say "We did it", but you can't help feeling when you leave that you have just been 'turned over' by the remnants of British colonialism! But, look through at the shop, some interesting things for sale there.
"Excellent NYE...we enjoyed the Singapore Sling, great atmosphere"
We celebrated NYE at Raffles with a must try the Singapore Sling which was great with the complimentary peanuts, also the rest of the goodies including hats,party poppers for bringing in the New Year. We had a fantastic time, great staff,great live band.
"REALLY BACK IN TIME (AUTHENTIC)"
Visited for a drink with friends in the Long Bar. Had Singapore Slings MMMM Monkey nuts (Shell on peanuts) on the tables, eat them and throw the shells on to the floor. The air conditioning was fans, on a pulley system on the ceiling. Visited the gift shop and other attractions.
Having completed a lovely 7 day cruise we arrived at Raffles with much excitement. We arrived early but were happy to sit in the lobby and wait for our room. Having been waiting for over an hour we did not at anytime asked if we wanted a drink. I approached reception to ask about our room and apparently it was ready but no one came to tell us. I was told the Butler was on his way. After another 29 minutes still no butler or drink! I approached reception again and they apologised. I must say the meet and greet at this hotel was terrible I've had better reception at a 3_star hotel! I'm sorry Raffles but you have let me down especially after seeing other guests gave a better reception than mine. Not a good start to my birthday. Also we are in a lower floor room and are disrupted by the guests above us. Please ask for a high room when you check in.
"A bit outdated hotel with excellent customer service"
Stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in January. The hotel location is great it's like a small green oasis in the middle of vibrant high tech city. From the very beginning you feel great customer service and everybody showing that the customer is the king. Check in is very efficient, although to my opinion to block 300 Singapore dollars a day with prepaid rate for full staying is strange. Rooms are big and very quiet, although intensive traffic is nearby. Excellent bedding quality. And then comes some negatives: all pluming is old and create noise when switching water, for such impressive hotel one should expect immediate water heating feature, but unfortunately you need to wait when the water will warm up. Customer service in the rooms is perfect, in fact I got a feeling that personnel is polishing the building 24X7. Swimming pool area is great, but fitness is small although with top notch equipment. Breakfast is very good, served in style, but if compare the variety with more modern hotels like Fullerton Bay, the variety of Raffles will take the second place. In summary, when you stay in Raffles, everything around reflects the idea that you are staying in #1 hotel with history and glory and may be that's true for somebody, but the reality is that younger competition slowly but surely moves ahead. And hotel management should take this into consideration. And if you are charging higher price tag you need to prove that you are the best in all minor details.
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.