Raffles Singapore

A national treasure that still shines
Whether you come for a stay in the luxurious colonial-style hotel or to sip on a Singapore Sling — where the drink was born — Raffles Singapore welcomes you with an opulent experience in the heart of Singapore’s business district. One of 103 lavish suites await you, as does 24-hour butler service, a tranquil spa, an outdoor pool, a shopping arcade, a theater and more. If the amenities of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel don’t entice you, one of the 12 onsite restaurants and bars — including Long Bar, home to the famous concoction — surely will.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Raffles Singapore is ideally located in the center of Singapore’s central business district, less than 30 minutes by taxi from Changi Airport.
  • It’s a short walk from top attractions such as Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, ArtScience Museum, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands hotel.
  • This luxury colonial Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, first opened in 1887, is also just a few subway stops from vibrant Orchard Street, home to modern megamalls such as ION Orchard, Takashimaya and Wisma Atria that are packed with shops and restaurants.
Things to Know
  • The best time to visit Raffles Singapore might be during the days leading up to Singapore’s annual Lunar New Year celebrations.
  • This historic Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel joins the island’s festive celebrations by offering traditional Chinese massages at the gorgeous Raffles Spa,
  • The hotel serves special set menus, dumplings and other Chinese delicacies at a number of its renowned restaurants, including Royal China at Raffles, Empire Café and Tiffin Room.
The Rooms
  • All of the 103 luxuriously appointed suites at Raffles Singapore are spacious and stunning, but the best rooms to stay in at this historic colonial hotel might be the palm court suites.
  • Suites feature 14-foot ceilings, gorgeous antique furnishings and a separate dining room, bedroom, dressing area and parlor.
  • The posh accommodations are located in the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's central building and are ringed by the lush tropical palms that fill Raffles Singapore’s charming courtyard.
  • No matter which suite you choose, however, you’ll enjoy top-class standard amenities such as 24-hour butler service, 42-inch flat-screen TV, walk-in closet and elegant claw-footed bathtub. 
The Restaurants
  • From a steakhouse to a curry buffet, you’ll have 12 bars and restaurants to choose from during your stay at Raffles Singapore, a historic colonial hotel ideally located in the city-state’s Central Business District.
  • Many of this luxury Singapore hotel’s restaurants lean upscale, including Long Bar Steakhouse and Royal China at Raffles.
  • There are also more casual eateries such as Empire Café, Ah Teng’s Bakery and Bar & Billiard Room, which serves an excellent seafood buffet for lunch on weekdays and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Of course, no visit to this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is complete without a stop at famous Long Bar, an always-packed pub that’s home to the Singapore Sling.
Getting There
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
SIN (16-26 min)  
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