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Hotel 81 - Chinatown

181 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059418, Singapore
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, only ok thing about this hotel was the location. It was too expensive compare to the room service (Dest full of dusts on it, Slippers not provided). Not so sure if they were just ripping of because the cost I paid was different from the websites. Also, the most annoying thing was that I can hear every single thing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Pretty average stay based on Singapore hotel standards. The name hotel81 used to be synonymous with budget hotels, but this wasn't the case with the Chinatown hotel. Pricing is a little on the high side Without much facilities to enjoy too. The location however was great as its near mrt station. Do note that there isn't any car park at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have a 12 hour layover in Singapore and we decided that instead of waiting at the airport, we rather tour a bit of the city and check in at a hotel to wash up and feel refreshed. The people at Changi Airport were so wonderful to find us some reasonable priced hotel downtown. Since we figure that we would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

after reading mix-review, we decided to journey this Chinatown hotel; and it was a right decision. simple and fast entry with very kind receptionist. since we planned to spent most of our time outside hotel and coming back at almost mid-night, we didn’t really mind the size of room; most importantly the room is clean. location is great, just some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I like this hotel and staff. Everything is good in the hotel,and also I sleep very well during my stay. The staff over there is nice and friendly especially Paul with two smiling dimples. If I have much time, I would like to come back to the hotel with business trip in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in Hotel 81 for 14 days.It was a pleasure for me to stay here. The reception named by PAUL was very kind,sincere and helpful staff. It is very important to find a nice,clean and welcoming place in Singapore. I'm very glad and thankful that i met Paul and Yuming. Wish the best luck to them!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hotel is located exactly at the corner of Chinatown. It is only a few minutes by train to the gardens by the bay and half an hour in a taxi to the zoo. The room is very cramped (even more than expected for the price) The bathroom is very small and the lack of a window in such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was so much happy to access to Hotel81 very easy by SMRT's northeast Line and getting off at China Town station's exit E. Furthermore, you can find lots of food & beverages around the hotel such as Maxwell, China Town food street, or the stores at underground of People's park building - it's so cheap & pleasant. For sight... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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