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“Dissapointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel 81 Dickson

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Hotel 81 Dickson
Ranked #157 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

The lobby looks nice and the staff seems pretty helpful. There are a lot of hallways and a lot rooms, so don't expect a window. Our room was small and so humid. The towels didn't dry at all. The ventilator in the ceiling made loud and very annoying noises. The staff managed to turn the noise off the second time we complained to them.
The water was not really hot. The A/C was strange and we couldn't figure out how to change the temperature of the room. We had one very cold night and went home the morning after.
Otherwise, it was very clean and the bed was good. The TV didn't work though.
The area is nice. Little India is fun and there is a lot of old beautiful houses.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Emmarh93
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Two of us aged 62 & 60 years with our wives stayed in this hotel for 6 days from 13-8-2014. This is located at a walking distance from a lot of Indian restaurants like Komalas, Saravana Bhavan, Bikeneris, Kailash Parbat, etc. & also quite close to Mustafa. Has good deluxe rooms (we stayed in room numbers 324 & 235) although a bit small. The staff however are very unfriendly excepting Mr. Fazri who was always very helpful & smiling. Even when we had a genuine problem with the tour operator which was organised by them, they refused to even convey our complaint to the operator saying that we have to do it ourselves. Even the housekeeping staff were irresponsible & in spite of reminding they didn't clean the room (235) for 3 consecutive days. Only Mr. Fazri ensured that at least the bed sheets were changed at 10-30 pm. The trash bins were overflowing & the dirty towels were not changed for 3 days. All the other staff were very curt & even refused to organise to send the tea packets to the room asking us to collect them ourselves from the reception.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms facing the front road are better. Try to get rooms in higher floors.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Prakash B
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Hotel is good. Clean. Staffs were helpful. Locked out myself twice, the staffs were really fast in responding. Rooms are small and cozy. Most rooms don't have windows though. Stayed there for 10 days. Close to Bugis and Little India MRT. Amenities like 7 eleven are close. And some surprises....

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

The website picture did not prepare us for the area surrounding the hotel. We didn't like the dirtiness of the area, including the gum stuck on the sidewalks, something you don't see much in Singapore because of the prohibition on gum. Yes, the massive road construction on Jalan Basar is not the fault of the hotel but it made a rough area even less desirable and less accesible.

Hotel 81 Bencoolen and Hotel 81 Bugis are nearby and in much, much better locations. Hotel 81 Rochor is about the same as Dickson but is closer to the Bugis MRT.

Once inside, the hotel was fine and the rooms are, of course, tiny. When you shower you are about a foot from the toilet, which gets wet as you shower.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Darren C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Cheap. Basic rooms with plastic covered mattresses which did not seem to hold the sheets. There was a chemical smell which seemed to effect my breathing. There was a lack of early morning breakfast facilities in the area. It depends on your budget and time there but my feeling is that one has to, if one can, bite the bullet and pay for better accommodation

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank contessa_owner
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Murray Bridge, Australia
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We just wanted a reasonably priced room to rest in on the way to Europe. And then we searched! It seems that accommodation in Singapore is very expensive. I was a bit apprehensive about Hotel 81 Dickson, due to mixed reviews, but was pleasantly surprised.
The room was spacious and clean and the desk staff were very friendly and obliging. We didn't pay for luxury, so I didn't expect a pool, cable television or a chocolate on my pillow. But, I have read on other Singapore hotel reviews that budget rooms were so small that travelers couldn't fit their suitcases in the room. Fortunately, Hotel 81 is the exception. We loved our spacious bathroom and bedroom.The air conditioning worked well and the room was relaxing and quiet.
Hotel 81 is a great budget hotel in Singapore. We had a refreshing break on the way to Europe - without breaking our budget.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a window
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Poem60
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Positives - Very clean.Very close to little India area. Indian would find this hotel convenient as Indian food can be had within 10 mins walk. Clean rooms, Average sized rooms for 2 persons, Good for family stay. Mustafa market 15 mins walk. Bugis and Little India is 10-15 mins walk away. Jalan Basan MRT right next to hotel in under construction - should be ready by 2017.
Negatives - No breakfast, Only 500ml bottled water (As Indians we are used to free water, so surprising). Congested bathroom.

Room Tip: Any room is good enough. Choose any room no problem.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pratik57
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Property: Hotel 81 Dickson
Address: 3 Dickson Road, Singapore 209530, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Dickson 2*
Number of rooms: 196
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