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“Horrible over priced noisy dump” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel 81 Dickson
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Dickson Road, Singapore 209530, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #148 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Horrible over priced noisy dump”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Late Feb 2013 I stayed here.
I checked a few other places nearby, This appeared nice even though the price was higher than what was stated on the internet.
When I asked the price I was told only 1 room left at S$119, it was late so I took it.

The room was in the basement, tiny room, no fridge.

All night the sound of water going through the pipes above the room reverberated through the large air con duct above the bed. It was quite loud.

Seeing as I was told it was the last room I just put up with it.

The next morning I complained to the duty mgr on the front desk who informed me I should have complained and they would have put me in another room????? Now because I'm complaining there is more rooms.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere I found a nicer hotel cheaper the next day in Gayland Rd area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Located in the middle of 2 SMRT stations that are close to the centre and touristy stops (Little India and Bugis). Both stations are within walkable distance (15-20mins). Got plenty of shops and eateries in the neighbourhood, and they are cheap.

The room is compact but it has everything you need for its worth. No bugs spotted but there are stains on some walls, corners and ceiling. The room smelt a little stuffy, properly no one has ever opened the windows. The quality of the bed (mattress and overused bedsheets) gives you a feeling that they are not ideal for your romantic getaways, or perhaps they do for 'that' particular purpose.

Staff responded to our requests accurately. Overall satisfied with the duration of our stay.

Room Tip: Heard from a taxi driver that they dont tend to pick up customers who go to Little India due to its...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The location is convenient - about 10 minutes by foot to MRT station Bugis. There is a big cinema Iluma near Bugis. Worth to visit.

The price is competitive for Singapore. Rooms are very small but one can survive if you plan to stay outside the most of the time. Wifi was fine.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

It was a pleasant stay at Hotel81 dickson situated in little india.
We took 4 days stay. Rooms were little small however very clean and tidy.
only deluxe rooms has bath tub.
mustaffa shopping centre is at walkable distance and the little india MRT too.
Good restaurants nearby for indian cuisine.
Airport at 20 mins way.
We used MRT for all our transportations.
Overall pretty good stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The hotel itself is basic, with not big rooms, not very good isolation from noise - so it's OK if you are looking not expensive place not far from Marina Bay - main place in Singapore, I think.
It's 10-15 minutes by foot from subway (Bugis), and 30 minutes to Marine Bay - it's important if you come back late evening, when subway is already closed (taxi is expensive here, especially in night time they multiple the rate 1.5 times).
Around hotel there is some not good atmosphere - too many strange-looking hindu people, who are sitting around and stare at you. But I thing it's safe and no reason for fear.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I had a small room with no window, but it was very clean and modern and good value for money. The walls were a bit thin and also you could hear everything in the corridor and people waiting for the lifts. Great location near Sim Lim Square and MRT. Love the smells and the eating places around Little India.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I have just been there with a friend and it is for sure a great deal in Singapore.
The rooms are clean and the staff very attentive.
Location is also very good with a lot of places to eat around little India.

Personally I will not go back because there is no window in the room and this is for me unacceptable.
I usually stay in much higher price in Singapore and of course I get much more.
But if you are willing to save money and you do not care of a window in the room then it is for sure a good place.

Room Tip: If they have a room with a window try to get it!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 Dickson Road, Singapore 209530, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Dickson 2*
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