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Hotel 81 - Orchid
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Lorong 8 Geylang, Singapore 399090, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #223 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
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“good value for that money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I spent 2 days in Hotel 81 - Orchid. It was good value compare to money what I paid for a room. Room was small where you have almost no room to keep your luggage. Room facilities were old and sometime lightly damaged but clean. WiFi is in every room but you have to ask for code every day and if you log in once you cannot use the same come another time.
If you wanna spent couple of nights in Singapore and your budget is not big enough I can recommend this hotel. But do not expect something special... It is low average hotel...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

The only saving grace of this hotel is its location, it is in an area that has a wide variety of local food to choose from, and after dark the ladies of the night emerge if that is your sort of thing.
But the hotel itself is not even worth re great food close by, we originally booked for two but left after the 1st night.
The beds are like sleeping in a slab on concrete that has a plastic sheet over the top of it ( given the area it is in I can only guess why), the sheets are too short for the bed so when you get into bed your feet lay on the plastic. When we asked reception about changing rooms for a room with something that resembles a bed in it, we were offered another room with another concrete slab but they would not offer us a refund of our send night when requested.
The people coming up and down the corridors all night were not helping our already dismal stay.
They seemed shocked when we abandoned our stay for somewhere else where we could sleep.
Avoid at all costs!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cavite, Phillipines
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Our stay in the family room was good enough. Easy to find thru Google. Near to mouth-watering fruit stands (road just parallel to Geylang). Enough space to spend for resting and bonding after wandering in SG hot spots. The room was kept orderly daily during our four-day stay. Warm and cold shower whenever you need to. Aircon and lights are moderate. Friendly staff at the reception area. The only thing not good in this hotel is that you can hear the voices of visitors speaking aloud since the space is kinda tight. Well, it's a budget hotel, so to speak. I thank also the manager for being considerate since he allowed us to stay in one family room inspite of the fact that we are six, 3 adults and 3 kids and that they allow only four per room. No extra charges. Over all, travelers can stay here if they are looking for a good place to rest at night and enough funds to spend for some other SG luxuries.

Room Tip: a family room suits a family of four to 6 members, as long as the other two/three members are kids
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Even though it was budget hotel and situated at red light distict. Overall it was good place to stay. The room was clean, tidy with moderate size of family room. Staff are very helpful and there's 1 convenient store within 5 min walk. Surely will stay here again.

Room Tip: Family room is very convenient as it has 2 bathroom and comfortable.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We arrived at around 4am and one of the two rooms we booked is still not available due to air-conditioning unit problems. We still waited in the other room for roughly 20 minutes to get the other room done.
The room provided to us has like 28 degree Celsius maximum coolness plus it's an inner unit so we got no view of the outside.
On our first morning, we did put a sign to tidy our room but when we arrived at night no one fixed it nor replenish the free things.
You should get your complimentary WiFi passwords at the reception. I think it is one account per person per day. Their WiFi is fast enough and reaches even on the 8th floor.
The rooms are bit small but I think it is just enough for its cheap rates.
It is only about 5 minutes walk to the bus station and only 2-3 bus stops to Lavender MRT Station. In going back, you may alight Aljunied MRT Station then take a bus (about 3-4 bus stops only).
Just be wary that this place is like a red light district at night.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tuguegarao City, Philippines
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Well, the place is quite cozy but it's already a good place to stay in just in case you're in a tight budget for SG. It's clean and it has got good airconditioning and hot water! Overall, it was a pleasant stay since we're not always in the hotel and my wife and I are just here to roam SG.

Room Tip: Ask for the password at the front desk for your wi-fi use.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been luck to stay in some brilliant hotels - this is not one of them.
This hotel is strictly for the extreme budget conscious traveller. There were cockroaches in one guys bed and on our floor, coffee cups, etc. One guy peeled back his sheets to find the bottom sheet covered 70% of his bed and a roach ran out. I'm not sure if the bathroom was a toilet with a shower or a shower with a toilet. If you can get over all this and the paper thin doors that enable you to hear EVERYTHING going on outside in the hall, the bed was not entirely uncomfortable so sleep can happen.
If you want a very cheap hotel for a one night stay, this is not a bad choice. there are actually some not bad eateries nearby and you'll easily find 'companionship' outside if you want to pay.

Room Tip: I'm not sure if I can offer any help here. you get what you pay for.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 #223 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Orchid 2*
Number of rooms: 174
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