Visited the hotel for a drink. The Long Bar was being refurbished so the Billiard Room was open for drinks. The atmosphere was vibrant with a lovely cozy atmosphere and as expected lots of peanut shells were being dropped onto the floor ! Great if you enjoy peanuts you have a large sac of them to each table ! Drinks are very expensive , I seem to remember the Singapore Sling costing around 32 Singapore dollars and the Singapore Gin around 28 Singapore dollars. Service is efficient and staff very helpful. Recommend a visit for the ambience of 'going back in time ' to a colonial built hotel.
This is the place for a famous Singapore Sling in Singapore. I must say the bar is beautiful and the Singapore Slings are outrageous priced at $39.00++ but that's what you came for right' Just to be in the Hotel and experience the ambiance is worth every penny! Dollar!!!
"The Gold Standard"
This historic and amazing hotel is a place that you ABSOLUTELY must experience if you're in Singapore. I stayed here on business, and only for 2 nights, but I can't wait to go back the next time I'm in Singapore. If for no other reason, you need to experience the birthplace of the Singapore Sling. Sitting at the historic bar, and sipping a Sling, you are transported back in time. If you didn't already know, this hotel served as a home away from home for journalists and writers covering the Pacific theatre during World War II. During the war after the Japanese took Singapore, the hotel was occupied by Japanese Officers and as the story goes, this is why the structure was spared from the destruction. The rooms are spacious, and the decor looks to be untouched from decades before (in a good way). It's really like a time warp; like staying in a museum almost. It made me wish I was a writer! Anyway, if I was a writer, I could come up with better and more descriptive prose to explain the mystique behind Raffles Singapore, but I'm not - so you're just going to have to take my word for it and experience it for yourself.
I always dreamed of staying here since I first saw the hotel 25yrs ago. I wasn't disappointed. It is a beautiful hotel. A real piece of history. The staff were incredible, helpful, friendly and unobtrusive. Gave us champagne and a huge bunch of orchids for our room. Rooms are beautiful, big and classy. Breakfast divine with a huge choice. Pool is fabulous, spa was gorgeous. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, although we never heard any noise. I would love to come back to this hotel and see the finished work. I hope they don't change it too much.
We went to the High Tea Very proper and well worth while And we had to have a photo with the Concierge - the most photographed man in Singapore The hotel is undergoing renovations in June 2017, so check if what you want is still open
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.