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“Not too expensive, considering the city” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel 81 - Orchid
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Lorong 8 Geylang, Singapore 399090, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #206 of 290 hotels in Singapore
Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Not too expensive, considering the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Normal service in a no good area. 10 minutes walking from the nearest underground station, in Geylang area, quite far from center. A lot of people complain about the prostitution but, in my opinion, they are so respectful with the people. No problem during our time in Singapore. However, no good place for family with children.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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  • 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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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It was very difficult to find a cheap hotel room in Singapore. We paid for standard room 48 €/ per night. The location was bad because there was lot of men just hanging around on the streets and the hotel area was red district area. The room was a normal standard room size and it was clean. There was free Wi-Fi and the internet worked well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hotel 81 Orchid, well no big name name to pin hopes on, but still managed to provide us a decent stay. The staff was good and helpful. Rooms are very small and suffocating, but as I said it is a budget-friendly hotel and my advice is to accept it that way and not expect big in return. Talking about the cleanliness, well the rooms were cleaned daily. but the highlight of the hotel is definitely its proximity to the metro station--Kallang. (barely takes 10-15 minutes walk)
And yes regarding the location wary, although it is truly a red light area but you need not worry as the butterflies will never bug uninterested people.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Arriving early in the morning having reserved online, we were surprised to learn from our cab driver that we were in the Red Light District of Singapore, and the "Butterflies" as he called them would come out at night. A little surprising, but we should have probably done a little more research before arriving. When we arrived, as Check-in wasn't until 2pm and our flight arrived at 5am, we were quite early. Unfortunately, while our room was ready, we weren't allowed an early check in without paying the hourly rate up until 2pm... this worked out to almost as much as a whole extra night. However, as we were tired from a lengthy series of flights, we simply paid and went to our room. The Standard double room was quite small, only enough room to get the double bed in, with about 50cm of space on each side, leaving no good place to store baggage. The bathroom was a shower stall with a toilet and sink, so you can't really leave anything inside while showering without getting it wet. However, Towels, body wash, soap an a few other toiletries were provided. The bed was comfortable, but the bottom sheet only covered 3/4 of the bed! The bottom quarter was bare mattress or mattress pad... we remade the bed with the top sheet on the bottom so that we didn't have to sleep directly on the mattress. There was a small TV with a few channels, and a kettle to boil water as well. The front desk was relatively helpful, calling us a cab early in the morning and directing us towards the metro/fast food.

As much as we were initially unsure about staying there, we had an overall nice time. The hotel is reasonably close to the metro (Kallang or Aljunied stations are about 10 minute walks, Kallang slightly closer) and really close to some good and interesting food along Geylang Road. Being off the main street it was fairly quiet at night. While we only saw the "Butterflies" a few times, usually through an open door to one of the local "establishments", there were always strange men hanging around along Lorong 8 at all times of night, although we were never hassled.

Overall, for the price it was fine, but don't go in expecting a lot!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The room is quite small but okay. We occupied a family room with a reasonable price. Hotel facilities are: wifi internet in room, tea and coffe maker, small bathroom with shower, 2 unit LCD TV for Family Room. Located in a "red" area, but it is okay if you just want to take a rest. It is reachable by bus or train (walkable to Aljuneid railway station).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights. This hotel is good if you dont mind the fire alarm suddenly will wake you up in the late night. There are no fire around though... The room is a bit small especially the washroom. However, this is a nice budget hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed in the standard double room for 4 nights.
The hotel is located in the heart of the red light district at a walking distance from the Kallang station. There are heaps of eateries and shops around.

We arrived without luggages because of a flight problem between Melbourne and Singapore. The receptionist kindly called the lost and found desk at the airport and gave the information needed to forward our luggages to the hotel.

The room was located at the 8th floor. Nothing fancy but of a decent size.
The room was overall clean and tidy except for the floor which was dusty.

The first 2 nights we've been awoken by a loud bell coming from the corridor?!

Overall we had a pretty good experience.
According to the price, we're not too picky and consider that the room was ok.

We didn't see heaps of tourist around.
We loved the location. Especially for the contact with the locals, the eateries and the train station nearby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hotel 81 Orchid
Hotel 81 - Orchid Singapore
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:
#206 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#206 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Orchid 2*
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