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“Old but comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel 81 - Bencoolen
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189623, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #193 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
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“Old but comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great location in city center, easily to go anywhere. 5 mins driving to Orchard road, 25 mins to airport.

Hotel is little bit old and facilities is not that good. MTR construction infront of the hotel, at least 3 years time to finish.

Old hotel! Need renovation!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A cheap and cheerful hotel situated in a good location. Rooms were very small but the beds were clean and the shower hot, water doesn't run out of the bath very quickly, could just be poor drainage. A new MRT station being constructed at the front until 2017 so the street is blocked off and very noisy when outside. No construction can be heard inside the hotel.
No breakfast or meal options available but these can be easily found by taking a very short walk. Close to existing MRT stations and bus routes. An easy walk to Orchard road, Raffles Hotel, Bugis street markets, Little India.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I went to this hotel with hubby and my 2 kids. The room is old but no problem with the air conditioner and hot water. The channel of cable TV are very limited, they even didn't have any kids channel. But the location is very good. Walk 2 minutes, you'll meet 7-11, Kopitiam, and MRT station. With the new MRT construction, you might will meet trouble to find the location. But afterwards you'll appreciate the location with all the facilities. But since I pay not too expensive, compare to other hotel in Singapore, so I didn't mind to get back when I visit Singapore.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Unclean hotel with low service level. The AC made the room constantly wet somehow, the floor was wet and clothes a bit wet when coming home after a day out, very unpleasant. The location is great though so if you only care about location it's an ok place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Staying there for 2 nights with my family, ordered 2 standard rooms but there is a spare superior then the manager kindly upgrade one room for us w/o any extra fee. Minutes walk to Dhoby Ghaut metro station, the only one which has 3 metro lines pass by (NE, NS, CC). Rooms are quite small and old but clean and supplied with conveniences. Best price for such location and service, compared to neighborhood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Singapore is an expensive place to stay....and even so in holidays season. ..we looked at budget hotel around 5k INR. ..couldn't find much options ...but this was the best wheb it got to location. Cheaper ones were near little India Metro railway station. ..but wouldn't advice to stay there as it would give the same home town feel...

The hotel has no breakfast ...no restaurant...But there are couple of restaurants beside. ..also 7/11 shops...

Getting anywhere from there was very easy...

Don't forget to take the tourist 3 day pass of Singapore. ....this you will get at select railway stations......by which you can travel unlimited by any local bus and train for 3 days...it for around 30 SGD out of which 10 is refunded on return of the pass which u can ata the airport. ...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Only good thing about this place was the staff and close to the MRT. Had no toilet paper, so asked cleaners, and we got a box of tissues. No bedside tables, sheets were gritty and pillows were lumpy. Very noisey of a night time with people above you and down the corridor. Place needs to be gutted and refurbished.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189623, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #193 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Bencoolen 2*
Number of rooms: 215
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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