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“Adequate accommodation”
Review of Hotel 81-Bugis

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Hotel 81-Bugis
Ranked #234 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Wellington, New Zealand
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187 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Adequate accommodation”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I've used this hotel several times now for Singapore stopovers. It's clean and delivers to a standard. Previously it had the appearance of a 'knocking shop', something which was not apparent on this visit. It's central location is ideal, be it for business or pleasure. Standard rooms are compact and often completely internal. Go for the deluxe room for more space and a view.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nässjö
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Since Singapore is expensive you cant expect to much from a low budget hotel. Take a room with window even it is like $10 more a night. Bathroom/toilet is very-very small with showerwater all over the place. The room was cleaned good every day always with new linnen and towels. The location of the hotel is very good, the street is not too busy, the Hop-On-Of busses is around the corner as well as the MRT with good changing over stations nearby. Many of the things you like to see and do in Singapore are close by.
Ulf Magnusson Sweden

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The location is great near by the Bugis MRTstation. The food center / shopping around this hotel. There also a convenience store next door. And it has free wifi availability, complimentary toiletries and coffee /tea.

Good hotel reception dealt with friendly check in and efficient. Housekeeping changed bedsheets everyday. The hotel itself was very clean. All in a good average hotel, good location and good price. So happy.

Room Tip: Good location for woman
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The hotel stinks of stale smoke as does the room.
The bed is uncomfortable with a plastic coated mattress, which causes you to sweat.
They charge extra for wifi 10 dollars per device, per day.
The shower room is tiny and you have to shower standing over the toilet.
The location is good
The staff are friendly enough.
It has aircon and a TV without remote control.
I have to say without exaggeration it's the worst hotel I stayed in, in the developed World.

  • Stayed January 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I do not think that I would recommend anyone to go to this hotel. It is upsetting hotel with congested rooms where you hardly have space to do anything. The TV has very few channels, the staffs are not polite. I initially booked for 3 nights however I went to another hotel after staying my first night. The bathroom hardly gives you space for sitting down or cleaning your body. It is more like a hostel, not a hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Singapore is an expensive place and Hotel 81 is one of their budget hotel chains so I truly wasn't expecting much for a 2 night stay. Still, it was quite the disappointment.

Rooms are understandably small, however I couldn't get over the bathroom and how the shower, toilet, and sink shared one common space (so when you showered, everything got wet). There was a long strand of hair stuck to the toilet paper dispenser when we arrived which made me question the cleanliness of the whole room. Hot water was also intermittent. The bed was firm which is standard in SE Asia but it felt damp most of the time. The worst part, though, were the thin walls. I could hear everything happening in the hallways. I would say we were just unlucky because we happened to have a family on our floor who moved around alot and had a kid that was running around, but they literally sounded like they were right outside our door when they were not (I know because I looked outside and they were several doors down on the other side of the elevator). This is one time when I was ecstatic not to have a window so that I could at least rely on the darkness to help get a couple extra moments of shut eye.

Only reasons I'm not rating this Terrible is because the location was close to Bugis MRT station and plenty of shopping and dining around. Check-in/out was easy enough and staff seemed fine (though I didn't interact with them much). Complimentary WiFi worked ok (but required me to login repeatedly which was a little inconvenient). Highly suggest just forking out the extra dough and staying somewhere nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

As it was our last night, having returned to Singapore from Thailand, having previously stayed at the Ibis, Bencoolen(very good value etc), we decided to go for a cheaper option, and shared room. It was only about £35 cheaper than the Ibis, and how we regretted being cheap! The room was ridiculously small for £75 a night pricetag, and had no window too!. My advice would be to anyone, don't do it, spend the little extra and go to the Ibis, or somewhere similar.

Room Tip: I am not aware there are any 'good' rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel 81-Bugis
Address: 31 Middle Road, Singapore 188995, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #234 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81-Bugis 2*
Number of rooms: 89
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