The location is great, only ~7 minutes walk to the Bugis MRT station (which has cashier that sells MRT day passes and tourist passes). The rest of the transportation (bus/MRT) could be taken care of with the passes. The sights/shopping around this hotel include The National Library of Singapore, Bugis Street, Bugis Junction and two to three budget food shops. There's also a 7-11 outlet next door. It is a great location for tourists from Malaysia on First Coach buses from Subang Parade (Malaysia) to The Plaza (Singapore). Only 10 minutes walk to and fro The Plaza and Hotel 81.
I was surprised also by free wifi availability. Slow connection sometimes, but good enough for emails, Whatsapp and Facebook. Concierge friendly and helpful, complimentary toiletries and coffee/tea (can request extra). The floor mats could have been better. When I travelled in September 2012, the mats were not too water-absorbant, leaving foot trails along the sticky tiled floor.
I will stay there again on a budget trip.
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