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Overview

What more can be said about Raffles Singapore, one of the world's most famous hotels and home of the Long Bar, where sipping a Singapore Sling is on many a 'bucket list'. For 140 years, Raffles Singapore, the city's most famous landmark, has been an oasis of calm and charm in the heart of Singapore. For 40 years it has also been a National Monument. The bright white colonial facade and the marble colonnaded lobby convey a sense of history and occasion to all arriving guests, who are following in the steps of Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Michael Jackson, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George Bush, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin. History, hospitality, state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable service are seamlessly combined in what is considered by many as one of the great hotels of the world.

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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 5 Star Deluxe
  • 103 Rooms

Experiences

Dream

Located in the main building or in the newer wing, each suite offers original 14-feet high ceilings and elegant period furnishings that exude warmth and character. Antiques, artefacts and memorabilia that pays tribute to many of the hotel’s famous guests ensures Raffle Singapore is truly unique. Finished to the highest standard, the hotel's colonial style is everywhere from the overhead fans and plush sofas to the Oriental carpets and teakwood flooring.

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Combining the best local cuisine with international favourites, each of the restaurants and bars boasts its own unique atmosphere and setting. Enjoy delicious pastries, biscuits, cakes or steaming hot dim sum at Ah Teng's Bakery. From quiche and scones to different types of bread, cakes and traditional French and Danish pastries, the selection of offerings is available all day long. Raffles Courtyard serves up authentic Italian specialities in the open air, amid swaying tropical palms and white arches. First opened in 1923, Raffles Grill is the hotel's fine dining restaurant, where the finest contemporary French cuisine, accentuated with Asian elements, is served with a remarkable wine collection. In true colonial style, sparkling crystal chandeliers, period furnishings and tall French windows that look out to the Palm Court combine to create an intimate and luxurious atmosphere.

Travellers from all over the world visit the two-storey Long Bar to undergo one of the true rites of passage of travel by sipping a Singapore Sling, the world famous pink cocktail created in 1915 by bar captain Ngiam Tong Boon, and tossing peanut shells onto the floor. In respect of this tradition the Long Bar is the only place in Singapore where “littering” is permitted.

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The rooftop outdoor pool is a welcome escape from Singapore’s tropical climate and the air conditioned gym provides an ideal place to keep fit while the Raffles Arcade with 40 speciality boutiques is there for retail therapy. For occasional performances and recitals the charming Victorian-style theatre playhouse, Jubilee Hall, a premier cultural venue, is within the hotel. Guests staying in this iconic hotel can also take a tour of the property with Raffles Singapore’s very own Resident Historian.

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Unwind

The perfect oasis of relaxation within cosmopolitan Singapore, Raffles Spa features six treatment rooms, a VIP couples treatment room, a sauna, a steam room, a Jacuzzi and exclusive rejuvenating treatments inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and European traditions.

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Getting There

Arrival Airport

Singapore International Airport

Approximate flight times

Approximately 13 hours from the UK

Time difference

GMT +8

Transfers

Approximately 20 minutes from Singapore International Airport

Climate

Being in the tropics and hot and humid, there isn’t a particular season that’s better for sightseeing in Singapore, with fairly consistent weather year round and not much of a difference between the wet season and the slightly drier summer season. In May and June, the heat is at its peak and there may be haze from the forest clearing fires in Sumatra.

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Location

Singapore