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Hotel 81 Classic

2.0 of 5 12 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427353, Singapore
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I only booked this hotel because it's near my company's office and the photos looked OK. I booked through Agoda for $86 AUD per night. There's an immediate stale smell as soon as you enter. The staff could be friendlier. The hallways smell of cigarette smoke. The room I booked didn't have a window and the air con controls don't... More 

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Albay Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were a group of 4 and booked this hotel via expedia for nights during our visit to Singapore from September 17-20, 2014. We had prior booking with agoda for a condominium unit in Upper Thompson but it was cancelled by the owner a couple of weeks prior to our departure. Luckily, we found this hotel which is one of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Small rooms, cleanliness not up to Singaporean standards but still better than same budget hotels in Malaysia. Good if you are staying for a night or two and transiting to airport as its location is near to Changi airport. As for the given price I was quite satisfied. If you didn't pay for luxury than how you'd can compare it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Booked this hotel for my family visit. We took the superior room option with hope to get a window room. Pricewise is reasonable. We managed to get the window room, but turned out almost no light goes in due to the tight window grills that they installed. Room is quite small, contains a queen bed and one dressing table. Not... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Vivian and Zuuana at the reception were really nice and helpful with us and our baby. They were really welcoming persons and they gave us good advice and help also. The hotel is well located in the Malaysian area, around there was all the night markets. Room are comfortable, but small. You can boil water inside the room and there... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed 6 nights for my work trip. Maybe just standard if you talking about the budget hotel. The room was too cold. Would be better if the aircon could be turned off. Bugs came out at night whenever I made the room temperature warm. The bathroom is clean and good enough with shampoo/liquid soap. Thanks to Ms. Vivianne Ong. Your... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Found this on TA advice. Location was great for MRT and airport. Short walking distance from station. Lots of food halls around- not catering for coeliacs though. On entering foyer area the stench of cigarette smoke permeated the air. There were notifications on the desk advising of fines if you smoked in the rooms, and the lifts had stickers to... More 

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I found this while searching for a hotel in Singapore. The hotel is excellent for the price. The location is good and only a short walk to MRT where you can go anywhere in Singapore for very little. This area is safe. A few years ago my daughter and I stayed at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel for about $100/night. The... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Understand that this hotel is not new, but the cleaniness of the room definitely give it away. Classic and decent type of room. We book a standard room but upgraded to family room which is comfortable enough and fit to 4-5 pax. I love this location as it is easy to find halal food around. Near to the subway about... More 

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Address: 12 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427353, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Classic 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.