Raffles Hotel Singapore
About the hotel
An icon that epitomises the romance of the Far East, Raffles Hotel Singapore is an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial design. Situated in the heart of the business and civic district, this sanctuary is a veritable oasis in the city. The classic colonial architecture has been perfectly preserved and provides a stark but lively contrast against its modern-skyscraper neighbours. Raffles butlers, legendary for their charming and graceful service are available to fulfil requests both ordinary and extraordinary, making it a favourite among notable guests such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Raffles Singapore is currently undergoing a careful and sensitive restoration that is being carried out in three phases.
- Donned in history and colonial glamour
- An international landmark and the favourite haunt of a number of famed guests
- Distinctive architecture with large grounds and lush gardens
At a glance
Each suite features period furnishings, lofty 14-foot ceilings and modern conveniences expected of a 21st-century hotel.
Raffles Inc State-room Suites
Whether here for work or play, stay in a Raffles Inc. State-room Suite for a memorable retreat. Each one is outfitted with a bedroom and study area.
- King-size or twin beds
- Spacious living and study area
- Dressing area and en-suite bathroom
- Common veranda
- Spacious marble-tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub
- Dual washbasins
- Plush terry robes
- Designer toiletries
- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
- DVD player
As its name suggests, these suites overlook the courtyard distinct for the wall of ferns that line its length. Offering a sense of calm and sheltered from the tropical heat, the rooms make for the perfect hideout.
The author was once a seaman who, on his last visit to Singapore in 1887, swung by to have a look at the Raffles, later describing it in his novel End of Tether as being “airy as a birdcage”.
An original Kipling autograph sits in the suite, a tribute to one of the greatest English writers who coined the phrase “feed at Raffles” during a visit.
O Pool Bar
The hotel's Pool Bar, adjacent to the rooftop swimming pool, offers full all-day dining and beverage service starting at 7am with breakfast served by Room Service, until 7pm.
The Writers Bar honours the literary luminaries such as Noel Coward, Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling who have stayed at the hotel or written about it. An impressive and comprehensive beverage list is featured at this bar.
Bar & Billiard Room
Regarded as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, Bar & Billiard Room is an institution within Raffles Singapore. Inside, chandeliers hang down from the high ceiling and the floor tiles are replicas of the original. One of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century can be found there, where guests are welcomed to play a round or two.
- Open: Sundays – Thursdays: 11:00 – 00:30
- Open: Fridays – Saturdays: 11:00 – 01:30
- 24-hour Raffles butler service
- Daily turndown service
- Pillow menu
- Complimentary welcome fruits
- Daily newspapers
- Express laundry service
- 24-hour in-room dining
Raffles Spa is currently closed for restoration and will reopen in Fall 2018 with refreshed recreational facilities and enhanced spa services.
Raffles Hotel has a shopping arcade with 40 specialty boutiques. The arcade also houses most of the hotel's restaurants.