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Hotel 81 - Star

31 Lorong 18 Geylang, Singapore 398828, Singapore
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good points: Very clean. Helpful staff Bad points: The location is dreadful. Brothels line the street directly outside the hotel. Men swarm the road picking up prostitutes throughout the day of the pavement. When asking taxi drivers to take us there (a 10 minute drive from the city), they would warn us that it's not a good place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

everthing were ok.. just abit of cold at night as We don't have A/c remote control . strong wifi and cool shower , hotel in good location , friendly staff and reasonable price , would stay again and recommend it..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour, but for the our last tour they said that they called us but we did not receive any call. So, we're marked as no-show. It's really a hassle. The location is very near the MRT and BUS station also to food hawkers. The reception area and rooms are well maintained. The front desk officers are approachable... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to hotel at 11pm and quickly check in to level 3. The room is too tiny . And we woke up several times at night because the rooms next door kept opening and closing door. Again they woke up at 7am and talk loudly while the corridor until 8.30 even I requested for quite room. It was such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was just like in the pictures. The area might seem a little dangerous but my boyfriend and I stayed there for a week and came back pretty late, nothing ever happened. I'd definitely comeback to the hotel even because it is close to an MRT station of the East West line, and by hopping one train you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prices versus hotel standard and this place gave good value for money in Singapore. Easy to find, clean rooms only 8SGD to the singapore flyer or suntec City mall. The only thing was the walls are thin, meaning it can get a little noisy when people are walking down the corridor. Wifi was good though and we were out exploring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hotel room was very clean. I appreciated that it was located near a laundromat where I could do laundry. You can easily use public transportation to find the hotel. While it is true it is in a red light area, I never felt unsafe or concerned walking near the hotel. All hotel employees were very courteous and helpful during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I stayed at the place for 3 nights in July 2015 with my wife. The room was small and the bathroom was also very small (it was a with a window room). Air conditioning was working fine. Few Singapore channels were available on the TV. This is situated in Geylang area which is the red-light district in Singapore, meaning that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you look at reviews for this area you will know it is largely the red light area, but you don't get any hassle. There are plenty of great places to eat and it's one of the cheapest places to stay in Singapore. The Hotel 81 - Star is a by far one of the better hotels to stay in.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Overall, Hotel 81 Star is the loudest hotel at which I've ever stayed. We were aware of the location being in the Red Light District, but weren't prepared for the hotel's promotion of the local business on Sundays. It might be best to pay a bit more and stay elsewhere if you plan to sleep during your Singapore stay. The... More 

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Staying in Geylang

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Geylang
Only a short journey from Singapore’s sparkling and polished city center, Geylang is a world away. Here in one of the least touristy areas of Singapore, visitors are privy to an unfiltered glimpse of Singapore life. On Sunday afternoons, migrant workers gather in Geylang to let off steam after a tough week. At the eastern end of Geylang Road, families and friends happily enjoy picnics. By contrast, at the western end, a more colorful side of Singapore can be seen, as street workers mingle with Sunday revelers in outdoor coffee shops. Take a friend, grab a beer and a local meal (frog porridge, perhaps?), and settle in to enjoy the show.
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