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Hotel 81 - Chinatown
Ranked #250 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Tiny, smelly room. Great location !”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I had a supposed 'superior' room - right on a main ( and very noisy road ), with no room to swing a cat around the fairly hard ( and plastic covered ) bed. Aircon only able to be switched off via the front desk. No bedside light-switch. Wet room...which ( after a shower ) had everything soaked ! Horrible smell - stale and oppressive ! That said, the staff were very pleasant...and with the aid of ear plugs I slept very well !

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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  • Japanese first
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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2014

perfect location which next to chinatown mrt station (exit E),
room is clean, friendly staff.
high speed wifi
(no breakfast provide)

it is value for money we paid even the room is small.

i will recommend to my frieds.

Room Tip: if u need a tour, just ask the staffs there for help, no need ask agent.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Hotel not very expensive but is coozy just enough for a couple person.. Its clean, comfortable and the personnel on the counter are so nice in personalty, pleasant to be acquanted with and looking forward to return in the near futture. Thank you very much for the job well done, especially the following personnel Malisah, Richard and Yu Ming.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cavite City, Philippines
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Located in the heart of Chinatown, it is a good location as many stores and restaurants are within walking distance. The staff is very friendly and helpful with all of our questions and inquiries especially Mausah!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Hotel 81 China Town is located at a very convenient location, i.e., within walking distance from China Town MRT Station and various bus stops, from which you can go to almost all sites of interest for tourists conveniently. There are plently of shopping malls, money changers, and good restaurants within 150 meters. Rooms are moderate in size but well organized with cable TV, hot water showers, coffee set, and toiletry supplies. Unlike many other hotels of the same category in Singapore, Hotel 81 changes towels and cleans rooms daily. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Look for Mr. Teo Yu Ming and his colleagues at the reception desk, you will get all good advice and help you need if you are new to Singapore. I just wish that Hotel 81 offered breakfast and had a small gym facilities. I will certainly come back and stay in Hotel 81 China Town again.

Room Tip: Before submiting your booking, do not forget to ask Yu Ming or his colleagues to book you in a room...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Was here with my wife and parents for a 2-night's stay. Here are my points why I rated this hotel poorly.

- Expensive - hotel price is abit steep considering the poor factors that follow:
- Terrible pillows - pillows are very soft and wouldn't support your head/neck properly for a good night's sleep - my wife suffers alot as she's very sensitive to neck support during sleep
- Noisy traffic - situated at the junctions of two of the busiest roads in Chinatown, the noise of traffic were not properly insulated and will cause you trouble sleeping
- Lousy Internet - The provided wifi internet connection is choppy and unreliable, and the fact that they charges S$10 per 24-hour usage. (Tip- go get a local data sim card as a better deal - Singapore has an excellent cellular data coverage)
- Room is very tiny for its price

Conclusion:
Stay away from this hotel unless you don't mind all these factors.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are larger. For Internet - go get a local data sim card as a better deal - Singapore h...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This hotel locates in the heart of Chinatown, a historic area of Singapore. There is a 24 hours minimart just 10 meters from the hotel. The hotel is newly renovated, although there was strong strange cleaning smell. The room we had was very small. If you have big luggage you will not have space to place. The room cant keep noise from housekeeping trolley. We could have hardly sleep. The bed is hard,but clean. Hotels in SIngapore are expensive. This is an ok place to stay if you dont mind about space.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel 81 - Chinatown
Address: 181 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059418, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #250 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Chinatown 2*
Number of rooms: 99
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