In the last 12 months, we have been to a few Staycations! We managed to check in at the W Hotel in Sentosa, Pan Pacific Hotel and the Park Royal Hotel. However, the Raffle Hotel Experience is by far the nearest thing to heaven for the whole family!
Patronised by Nobility, the Raffles Hotel has played a significant role in colonial Singapore. After all, this is the Hotel that the Queen, Prince William, and Michael Jackson stayed in, when they touched down on the island of Singapore. With such a roll of distinguished guests, we just could not wait to check into the hotel! And boy…were we in for a treat!
Check out the Old English Splendour as we stepped into the lobby of the Hotel. With the Hotel Fully Restored to its Colonial Splendour, we felt like Royalty as we entered the Lobby.
The Kids could not wait to check into their Hotel Room. We have nothing but Good news to report about their suites. With High Colonial Ceilings large spacious rooms, the suites has more than enough room for the whole tribe.
Our suite came with 2 queen sized beds, and more that enough room to put in an extra single bed for our oldest girl. The kids just could not wait to jump onto the beds as they entered the room!
We simply adored the Old English Trimmings. Even the Light switches were kept in Mint Condition, as they were still in their Old Colonial Brackets.
And to transport you back to the Colonial Era, the Raffles has kept to certain traditions. Each room comes with it’s very own 24hour Butler! Press on the Buzzer, and the Butler will be more than willing to assist Hotel Guests.
Normally, Daddy has to make his own tea. But at the Raffles, Tea and Coffee is not just complimentary, but it is also brought to you by your butler! Aww…this is the life!
Walking around the Hotel, you will find yourself immersed in a Colonial Environment, where you will simply want to “slow” down as well. You can sit by your corridor to enjoy your morning cuppa, or proceed to the Raffles Shopping Arcade, to visit high end shops like Louis Vuitton.
To keep the kids entertained, the Raffles has got a special program for all children. Introducing the Raffles Adventure Passport. The passport contains a series of fun activities that encourages them to complete and collect stamps, whilst learning more about the history of the Hotel. Take a picture of the iconic doorman or answer simple questions about Tigers at the Hotel! Collect the Stamps and kids can get complimentary ice-cream, learn to make their own pizzas or mocktails Free of Charge!
And of course, to keep the whole family entertained, there is the traditional Swimming Pool and Spa for to keep the whole family relaxed and Pampered!
The great thing about the Old Colonial Rooms is that everything comes “Up-sized!” The Kids love the fact that all 3 of them could climb into the bathtub and still have ample room to move around! I think the picture clearly captures the moment, as they had the time of their lives!
If you are looking to bring your family for a stay at the Raffles, let me tell you the Good News about the Package that the Raffles is offering!
- All children below the age of 12yo get to dine for FREE at Hotel Operated Restaurants, when the adults dine there as well! This means that when you have 3 kids who are under 12yo, they ALL get to dine for FREE!
- The Package includes Complimentary Breakfast at the Tiffin Room and Complimentary Buffet Dinner at the Bar and Billiard Room.
(That’s right, the 2 Adults get Complimentary Breakfast and a Buffet Dinner at the Renown Restaurants at the Raffles! Kids get to join in FOC! )
- Guests will get to enjoy complimentary internet access and the famous 24 hour Butler Service
- Complimentary $500 Raffles Hotel Arcade Shopping Discount Vouchers.
- Complimentary Parking
- And one of my favourites is: Late Check Out until 6pm!
And all this at S$550 per night!
(This package is valid any day from now till 31 August 2013. And only valid on Weekends from 1 September 2013.)
Please click on the link to proceed to the Raffles Hotel Staycation Package. Alternatively you can contact their reservations at 6412 1244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Do mention ED Unloaded, so that you will get the right package)
For a Gastronomic experience, check out the Sunday Brunch at the Raffles Hotel!