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Hotel 81 - Orchid
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Lorong 8 Geylang, Singapore 399090, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #212 of 291 hotels in Singapore
Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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“Cheap Accomodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Stayed here just the one night while on lay-by. Found the room acceptable as was the price for the night. Went out after checking in to find the ajoining streets absoltely littered with prostitutes and pimps. Couldn't really find western places nearby to eat either, so went abit hungry that night. All in all a no frills, budget place to lay your head.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

1. Bathroom was dirty and water leaked from the ceiling. 2. Porn DVD in the DVD player. It showed the management never checked the DVD player, mind you this is a family room! 3. The walk in room rate is lower than my internet booked rate, how ridiculous!
Anyway, now I know the Gey Lang area has plenty of hotels, so if you wish to stay around this area, just book 1 or 2 nights in any hotel, then you can check out other hotels' rates/cleanliness...etc when you reach Singapore.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Very disappointing, had read the reviews and decided that it would do based on the fact that we only needed a bed for 2 nights and would be out all day seeing the sights of Singapore. The front counter staff were rude and not helpful, the room was so small and there was nowhere to put luggage other than to trip over them on the floor when you tried to get out of bed, the bathroom is all in one the shower over the sink and the toilet, the sink waste ran straight on to the floor, the ceiling mold was unbelievable and the grime on the tile floor proved there wasn't much in the way of cleaning. There is an amonia like stench throughout the place, the bugs that were climbing up the wall were not effected by the smell and the smoke detector was covered in plastic so it would not go off with the cigarette smoke the came through the airconditioning, but the best was the vinyl covered mattress on the bed. Unless a seriously budget traveller that is immune the above don't stay here..

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

We booked a family room and found it to be clean and comfortable, the only problem we were slightly concerned about is that the hotel is located in the red light district, my teenager and her friend felt uncomfortable with the men standing around outside the hotel and the constant remarks from taxi drivers this was a red light district, but the hotel were very supportive and did not hestitate when we requested a move to one of their other hotels, all in all I think this hotel was dam decent for the budget traveller.

Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

After having spent time in different hotels in Indonesia I was expecting better standard given that I paid almost twice the rate for this hotel than I did in Indonesia, however this hotel turned out to be not so good. I was given a room on level 6 and the whole floor stunk like a dump underground. The room was even worse and the cleaning method was to spray the bathroom with water as everything was wet and and water on the toilet seat, mirror and the door and even the ceiling, there was long hairs everywhere. I used my body spray to spray the room and opened the window but it didn't help, I couldn't believe that a hotel like this would cost as much as it did.

I had no other option given it was Chiness new year so I had to ask for a room change which the staff quite politely accepted and I was given a room on the 8th floor, the room was better and the floor didn't smell as bad. However still the same with cleanliness and the towels were like hand towels and quite old.

The area is red light district and it feels like the whole population of Indian subcontinent move there in the evening, the streets around the area is simply packed with people and it is an spectacle in itself seeing so many people walking around and looking at the working ladies standing on the side street as if they have never seen one in their lives.

I would not recommend this place if you are after a standard and expectation from a hotel as there is none in this place.

I was quite prepared to spend twice the amount if I was able to find accommodation elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kajang, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

I've stay here on 15th Feb 2011. What i can say is..this hotel are soo horrible! & just avoid this place. The staff are very s**k. the cleanliness are soo bad!! the towel have hole on it & smelly. Even no wardrobe...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong / Kelowna, BC, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

I'll make this very simple, avoid this hotel at all cost. DO NOT stay here even if its free.

Cleanliness: TERRIBLE, the towel smells, bed linen have stains on it, toilet seat is in terrible shape!

Location: Avoid this location if you're travelling with kids. it is located right in the middle of Singapore's red light district. But other than that, it is a 5 mins walk from a bus stop, this is acceptable.

Rooms: The smallest hotel room I've ever encountered in my life, it is even smaller than a hostel single room. My bed is so small it wouldn't fit me at all (i'm 5'11"). Internet in the room is not working, called front desk 4 times, nobody ever shows up.

Services: I'll give zero if such an option exist. Staff are slow and rude. As said above, called them 4 times to get my internet fix and no one ever shows up. The front desk staff even refuses to do foreign exchange for me claiming that is against singapore's law (there is no such law, he's simply too lazy to do anything).

Value: As I said, you can get much better quality with your money @ some local hostel, so why pay for this?

AVOID THIS HOTEL!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21 Lorong 8 Geylang, Singapore 399090, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #212 of 291 hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Orchid 2*
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