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Hotel 81-Tristar

1 Onan Road, Singapore 424780, Singapore
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly front desk staff, good location near restaurant and reasonable walking distance to MRT station. Deluxe room is quite spacious and clean. Wifi signal is also good and room was minimally equipped. Overall a good budget hotel in the centre of Singapore city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights. The food court below the hotel only has Malay food - understandably it is a Malay/Muslim area (I understand there was a change of management of the food court, not sure about this). Putu piring at the food court is awesome. For Chinese hawker food, it is within walking distance to the nearby market (Haig... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 3 days and I think the service is quite good. Hotels near bus stop, food stall, and convenience store. They also have massaging chair. However the room and corridor is not that clean, but that's still ok for me. Overall is good

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Area around the hotel is very much a Malay/Muslim area; Muslim travelers would be spoilt for choice when looking for food. Near to a mosque too. The MRT train station is just walking distance away. The swimming pool was unexpected in such a lowly rated hotel but gives a welcome respite to those who are weary from all the shopping... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This hotel is at a good location, near to Paya Lebar MRT, bus stop and One KM mall. You will get market and food courts and resturants all in walking distance. The best part of the hotel is rooms are huge and clean too unlike other 81 hotels. They have a big swimming pool on 3rd floor which is open... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The hotel is convenient from the airport and walkable to the MRT or bus. Also adjacent to a small open air place with food stalls and outside seats. Across the street is a local market with loads of food places and other shopping, and a supermarket around the corner. The rooms are spacious and clean, tho the bathrooms are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The hotel was nice and the location as well. It was 10mins away from the airport and there's so many food to eat since there are nearby food market open 24hrs. The room we stayed was so clean and huge!! They have swimming pool (3rd Flr) no need to pay! Free wifi, towels, coffee, milk tea, and 4 water bottles.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is my first review for the 81 hotel chain, which are usually size limited and purely basic accommodation. Tristar comes with a pool on the 3rd floor. This will be pretty basic and adequate for unchoosy travellers, considering the value for money. Location is great since Geylang Serai market is nearby and selling great food, while next to Tristar... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was in Singapore in early Dec 2014 for business trip. As it was also school holidays back home, decided to bring the family along for sightseeing on weekend. We were there on Thursday till Sunday. Singapore hotels are best known for its small and compact yet expensive hotel rooms. As I was travelling with the family of four and the... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good clean standard hotel room at budget prices -- nothing to brag about, but it was clean and neat. Likewise there is nothing to complain about either. WiFi worked, well, but each of us were given a separate username and password. Very late check-in (1am) due to a late flight, but the front desk was open and expecting us.

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