4.8 out of 5

"Did not know the hotel was under renovation prior to arrival. This detracted from the experience as many of the facilities were not available. Havin ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 15 Nov 2017

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Singapore awaits you at Raffles Singapore, a recipient of the prestigious Travel & Leisure 500 award in 2018. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Raffles City and Esplanade Theatres. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 7 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and a full-service spa.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 115 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, living rooms and separate bathtubs and showers. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers and free bottled water are also available.

A relaxing visit to Raffles Spa can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps and aromatherapy. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own poolside bar. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa tub and sauna. Business amenities include a conference centre, a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Singapore hotel include Marina Square and Singapore City Hall.

State Room, Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$928* Per night/room 29 Aug. - 30 Aug.

Studio Suite, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

2 Bedroom Residence, 2 King Beds

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds (Personality)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Palm Court)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Promenade Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Raffles Singapore ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Raffles Singapore

Everyone (9) Couples (7)
4 out of 5

Raffles under renovation

Did not know the hotel was under renovation prior to arrival. This detracted from the experience as many of the facilities were not available. Having said the my room was not unduly affected by renovation noise. Room was Personality room named after Radyard Kipling and was so theamed. While a little tired was clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Spoke to you by name. Very nice. Would stay again. Hope the renovation does cause the hotel to lose its old world charm

Posted by , from Australia on 15 Nov. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Raffles is the best

Pros: Excellent customer service, excellent food, couldn't fault a thing. They made our stay very memorable
Cons: everything was great nothing to fault or dislike
Location: SunTec shopping centre

Posted by , from Australia on 25 Oct. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

18 Nov. 2016 by Simon H

Dear Paula, Thank you for your splendid review. I am extremely delighted to know that you have chosen to stay with us, and that you had a fantastic stay, from the excellent service that our staff provided to the good food by our talented chefs. At Raffles, the comfort and satisfaction of our guests is of utmost importance, hence it heartens me to know that the service rendered by our staff has met your expectations. I will be sure to share your feedback with my team at Raffles, and that we hope to welcome you back with us soon for a return stay!

4 out of 5

Olden times

Pros: Personal service.
Cons: Need a renovation
Location: Only there to see old relatives and not for sightseeing.
Been to Singapore every year so thought must try Raffles Hotel. However the TV is old and there should be another TV set to watch whilst sitting on the couch or eating at the table. Been to current modern ones so preserving the old is good but certain gadgets do need current upgrades.

Posted by , from Australia on 17 Jul. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jul. 2016 by Simon Hirst

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your honest feedback with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with my colleagues to see how we can improve to provide a better experience for our esteemed guests. We hope to welcome you back with us soon.

5 out of 5

above all expectations

Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Location: unfortunately the hotel is surrounded by highrise, but the hotel is designed with lots of areas of privacy, you don't here the traffic .
we had the curry in the Tiffin Room, which was absoulutley delicious,so much food and variety, you must try it if you get the chance,the hotel itself is amazing, shame about all the high rise around the buildings, but to be in a grand hotel and to be treated like royalty makes up for the surroundings, if you get one chance in your life to stay there you must do it, put it on your bucket list, we will be going back again, loved it,loved it, loved it!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 4 Jun. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jun. 2016 by Simon Hirst

Thank you for sharing about your stay at Raffles Singapore. I am absolutely delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed the Northern Indian curry buffet at Tiffin Room, as well as the high level of service that we at Raffles constantly strive to deliver. I will definitely share your kind words with all my colleagues and I look forward to welcoming you back for another stay soon.

5 out of 5

Amazing!!

Pros: The old world charm of the actual building, location and staff.
Cons: The only suggestion would be to keep the restaurant and bar areas a little warmer, it gets chilli after a while so take a light jacket or shawl.
Location: Just across the road is Raffles shopping mall with great food hall and supermarket. Chijmes, on the other corner, has a large selection of restaurant
Admittedly this hotel is expensive but is worth every cent for a special occasion. From the moment we arrived until we waved goodbye, everything was perfect. The staff were lovely, extremely helpful and professional in every way. They went out of their way to meet our needs and could not be faulted. The old world charm of Raffles is truly timeless and the property is very well maintained. The rooms (comprising of 4 separate areas in our 'Palm Court Suite') were large, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Breakfasts buffet was extensive and all requests for extra items were happily met. To complete any visit to Raffles, indulge in one of their Singapore Slings!

Posted by , from Perth, Australia on 2 Jun. 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jun. 2016 by Simon Hirst

Thank you for choosing to stay at Raffles Singapore. It is truly wonderful that you had such an amazing experience during your visit. I will definitely share your kind comments with all my colleagues and I hope to welcome you back soon.

5 out of 5

Colonial comfort and style.

Wonderful hotel, wonderful style and ambience. The current upgrade was completed almost 25 years ago and that does show a bit, but doesn't really detract. While the old fashioned TV's add character, flat screens are better.

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

25 Aug. 2015 by Simon Hirst

It is a great pleasure reading that you had such a fantastic time while staying here with us. We are absolutely delighted that your experience here was comfortable, from the colonial ambience and luxuriously spacious suites. We hope to welcome you back for another stay at Raffles Singapore!

5 out of 5

Great old world charm

In a world where most people want new it's great to see this grand colonial hotel show its charms and give a irreplaceable experience! We will be back to enjoy again.

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Jun. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jun. 2015 by Simon Hirst

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here so wonderfully! We hope to welcome you back for your next visit soon!

4 out of 5

iconic hotel

Pros: Historic
Location: close to shops, attractions only a short taxi ride away
Preserved for guests to enjoy. Obviously you have to pay a price, but don't expect a modern 5*. hotel. I think it was worth doing for the experience. Attentive welcome with complimentary Singapore Sling on arrival. Traditional style large rooms as expected, but no view or private area to sit out for us in 258 and 259. Guess we went for 'cheapest.' Butler service good, lights fused, but fixed quickly. Complimentary water, replaced readily. Comfortable bed, luxury linen and pillows. Slightly musty, damp smell - need to keep the fan on as well as the air conditioning Breakfast was part of our package - excellent quality, in abundance, good eggs - lingering wasn't easy and top-ups had to be asked for (just a feeling that management were anxious to clear for decks). Took evening dinner twice in the Tiffin Room - buffet Indian cuisine was superb. Pool area- no wow factor, but clean and water was warm; again complimentary water and good changing area with showers and steam room - perfect for late checkout. Spa and gym - looked OK - didn't use. Pool bar - thank you Melvin for your hospitality. Grounds and other facilities all well preserved and accessible to the residents.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 14 Jun. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jun. 2015 by Simon Hirst

It is great to hear of your pleasant experience while staying with us, especially with the personal butler service, the spacious suites and the buffet Indian cuisine. We will be sure to share your compliments with all our Raffles colleagues and we hope to welcome you back for another stay soon!

5 out of 5

Honeymoon at the Raffles

Pros: The history of this property. The knowledge and the pride the staff take in this property. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
Location: Parkview Square lobby bar. Arab Street for fabrics. Lunch at Zam Zam. Little India. Fire Station open day every Saturday. Raffles City shopping.
Wow! Our experience at this property surpassed all expectations. It was the perfect hotel for our honeymoon. The staff take obvious pride in their exceptional level of service and their knowledge of the history of the Raffles Hotel and the surrounding area is outstanding. We enjoyed lunch in the Long Bar with a famous Singapore Sling. The curry buffet in the Tiffin Room was an amazing experience for the taste buds. The breakfasts were also delicious with a wide selection to choose from. We had a butler to care for our every need. The house keeping staff were exceptional at their attention to detail in our room, leaving our room decorated with the word "love" written with Singapore Orchids on our bed and two swans made from the hand towels and washers... so creative and thoughtful. The hotel management sent us a bottle of chilled champagne for us to enjoy on the veranda. We loved everything about this wonderful and iconic hotel.

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 13 Jun. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jun. 2015 by Simon Hirst

We are absolutely thrilled to read our lovely review of your recent stay at Raffles Singapore. We are so pleased that you were able to sample our renowned Singapore Sling, the buffet breakfasts and personal butler service. We thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us and we hope to welcome you back for a return stay soon!

5 out of 5
Fantastic service, excellent location and steeped in heritage. What more can one want form a hotel in Singapore?

Posted by on 8 Jun. 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jun. 2015 by Simon Hirst

Thank you for your generous words. We are glad that you enjoyed the colonial charm of the hotel and found the service and location to be excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

About the Raffles Singapore

Location 1 Beach Road, Singapore, 189673

Property Features

Raffles Singapore offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 7 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and a limo/town car service. There are 9 meeting rooms available. A fitness centre, a sauna, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Raffles Singapore. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Singapore hotel.

  • 115 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1887
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Singapore (SIN-Changi) (19.4 km / 12 mi)
  • Metro station: Esplanade Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Raffles Singapore offers 115 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and laptop-compatible safes. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and a bidet. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Raffles Singapore has 7 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: SGD 72 for adults and SGD 36 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: SGD 30 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Raffles Hotel
  • Raffles Hotel Singapore
  • Raffles
  • Singapore Raffles
  • Raffles Singapore Hotel
  • Raffles Singapore (Under Renovation)

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Raffles Singapore is listed in the 2018 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.