My bf and I booked this a few days before arriving. This was really the only option for us as we were on a budget and hotels in Singapore are outrageously expensive (if you want a good one, that is).
I found this hotel to be ok for what we needed. The staff were helpful. Rooms were clean and had the facilities we required- bathroom and air conditioning. It does not have a pool, which is unfortunate since Singapore is so humid. The location was the biggest drawcard for us as it is close to two MRT stations and a walkable distance to many sightseeing spots. There is a food court across the road that is open 24 hrs. This was handy as the hotel doesn't have any facilities to provide breakfast. A 7 eleven was close by as well (always handy for those late night snacks).
I was told by a Singaporean friend that this hotel chain is renowned for being used by less than desirable people "by the hour". But he did say that this one seemed reasonable (probably the location it is in).
I wouldn't stay here again unless I was absolutely desperate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 81 Bencoolen, is a 215 rooms hotel located along Bencoolen Street, in between Orchard Road (Singapore's premier shopping belt) and Raffles Place (the Central Business District). Within walking distance, one can reach Singapore National Museum, Singapore Art Museum, shopping malls such as Plaza Singapura, catch a movie at The Picturehouse and stroll to the nearby Serangoon area(Singapore's Little India). Just outside the hotel, one can feast on local delights or pick up some necessities from the convenient store all operating round the clock. All rooms come with broadband internet (cable) connection, LCD TV (with cabled channels, free local calls and most amenities that one would need for a comfortable stay. with the following cabled channels : Barclays Premier League, Football Channel, ESPN, CCTV4, CCTV News, Australia Networks, Fox Movies Premium, Football Channel, Discovery Channel, Australia Networks, Super Sport Arena, Euro Sport News. Accessible and affordable, are the two main attributes of Hotel 81. One can easily travel to both new and old attractives such as, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore National Museum as well as Orchard Road (Shopping District), via public transport. The average travelling time to the Central area can be a little as 15 minutes. We are travellers too, we believe in making the most of out of every trip we take. Hotel 81 offers both comfort and value for cost-conscious travellers. All guestrooms are air-conditioned with attached bathroom (with heater and WC), 20" color television, hot beverage-making facility with complimentary drinks and IDD telephone. You can also easily have access to the internet via Wi-Fi. Being in the service industry, our hotel staff has been trained to ensure that your needs are well take care of. Our friendly receptionists will be happy to direct you to various places of interest or render any assistance round the clock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 81 Bencoolen Singapore
- Hotel 81 - Bencoolen Singapore