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“Afternoon high tea in the Tiffin Room at Raffles”

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Raffles Hotel Singapore
Ranked #4 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High tea at Raffles ... what can you say .. a wonderful decadent experience. A glass of bubbly to start with, then onto tea, sandwiches and cake. Not the cheapest high tea but probably one of the best. Followed up with a Singapore Sling in the Billiard Room. Wonderful hotel and decor. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent there 2 nights. I was very impressed with the Reception area, check-in service and how welcoming it was. I stayed only in one Raffles Hotel before and it was not as personal in its approach to the customer. Level of service was actually as high throughout our whole stay so it was a very positive experience.

Hotel is fabulous, it's difficult to believe you can find such colonial and historical place in such modern surrounding. Outside and all patios are beautiful, lots of plants, well-maintained, original lifts. Interior of the bedrooms is kept in an eclectic style with very colonial feel. Strong presence of the art everywhere in the hotel was a nice touch.

Bar was very cool, worth dropping by for a drink, it has a great ambience, felt like 100 years ago, maybe just Singapore Sling advertisement could have been less present (it's everywhere in the hotel). Breakfast might have been a bit better.

All in all, I am really impressed with the place and superb service. Definitely worth coming back.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Eliz456
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a few negative reviews before attending so was nervous. Was not disappointed though. Very relaxed and welcoming staff. Fantastic experience and beautiful buildings. Still undergoing major refurb till early 2018 but cocktails being served in bar/ billiard room. Food available if required. Yes the Singapore slings are 37 singapore dollars each which is about £20 but your paying for the ambience, history and experience. If you don’t want to pay such price then like everything in life you have choices!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a very special occasion to celebrate this would be a great way of celebrating in style.

Whilst the hotel is in the middle of renovations until mid 2018, the only thing missed is that grand entrance as the main building is closed.

Planned a couple of night at Raffles hotel as a ‘spoil me’ way of ending the trip.

Whilst it is a reasonably expensive couple of nights, I have not been disappointed. It has exceed my expectations.

It has certainly not lost any of the charm which must have existed in the colonial days, where the well to do would be spoilt with personalised service.

The whole experience from the reception and the butler
make you feel very special. Our butler was great (bit embarrassed, we have forgotten her name, however she remembers ours when we cross paths in the corridors)

The rooms have all the charm of the colonial time. Very specious 1 bedroom suite with a comfortable seating and dining area.

Breakfast was great as were the Signature Singapore Slings !!

This has been a very special couple of days and fully recommend.

Big thanks to the Raffles team

Room 263, 11-13th Nov


Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Our first time in Singapore and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the world famous Raffles Hotel and enjoy a Singapore Sling.

Unfortunately the hotel is going through a major refurbishment, so we were not able to get the entire experience.

The Bar & Billiards Room is still open and we were able to sit, relax and enjoy their famous cocktail.

It was delicious and hard to stop at just one..

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Raffles Hotel Singapore

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#2 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#3 Business Hotel in Singapore
#4 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $641 - $1,214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Raffles Hotel Singapore 5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raffles Singapore will be closed for renovation on 13 December 2017 with a planned reopening in the second half of 2018. Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore's most graceful landmarks. More legend than hotel, this luxury Singapore hotel celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 125 years.Immortalized in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore’s colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance. 5 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Bar & Billiard Room - new temporary home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles and Raffles Grill, serving up the best Sunday Brunch in town. This luxurious Singapore hotel lies in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the banking and financial districts, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC), as well as leisure attractions including the casino at Marina Bay; the cultural sights of Arab Street and Chinatown and shopping at Raffles City shopping mall and Orchard Road shopping belt. ... more   less 
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