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Hotel 81-Tristar
Ranked #209 of 316 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a repeat visit because several years ago we stayed here and had a good experience. This time, we were also very pleased and stayed several days at the beginning and end of travels in the region. We had a very large deluxe corner room with comfortable king-size bed, air conditioning, and full size bathroom. Breakfast (not included) was available at the Malay food court next door. Free WiFi was included. Bus transportation to all places of interest was just a block away and Paya Lebar MRT about a 10 minute walk. When we asked for extra towels, they were delivered instantly. Staff very helpful. We would stay again. Best rates (less than $US100) will be through a hotel booking website.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is really a great bargain as the room is huge and clean and the swimming pool is very nice. It is about 10 min walk to the MRT station Paya Lebar which is OK. The bus stop in front of the Haig Road Hawker's Centre is also convenient.The lamb chop soup (in the Chinese section) stall at the Haig Road Hawker's Centre nearby is very good. Also not to miss is the steamed rice pudding just in the small food court downstairs of the hotel. There is also a large supermarket at Joo Chiat Complex. The sound insulation of the room is not very good; you could hear people walking in the corridor. However, the hotel was not full during my stay so this is not a problem. The Joo Chiat Road nearby is also interesting with old shophouses and good/specialty eateries. The only drawback I think is the limited choice of TV channels (just about 4 and one of them is in Malay only). All in all The biggest selling point is the swimiming pool; it is not easy to get a better deal for hotels with a pool and close to MRT station.

Room Tip: The cheapest superior room has no windows but is fine. There is also no locker in the room. It is...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Sarah88HongKong
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

For a lower priced hotel, this was a great place to stay. We had a family room on the third floor overlooking the pool area. Room was very large and fitted our family of four very comfortably. Housekeeping always supplied us with plenty of towels and amenities. They have empty fridge so you can stock up with cold water and other drinks. The 7-11 is downstairs and also Mr Teh Tarik for convenient food and drinks. It's a ten minute walk to Payar Lebar MRT, where there is a few fast food joints at the Singapore Post Building. Also nearby to the hotel is the Haig Rd Hawker centre which has some great food stalls, including satay. The staff were all very friendly , we never had any problems with our stay. It's a safe neighbourhood and never had any problems walking around late at night.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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5  Thank MissFreo
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stay was cool (Ronald & mates) were very helpful and accommodating...a better temporary roof to stay and accessible location. To those bad commentaries don't have high expectations as these is a budget hotel be fair with the management. Thanks and God Bless Ronald & team :)

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank magn0lia2014
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Fast check in and check out, rooms are big and clean too. there's a mamak stall beside the hotel,
Also public transport (Bus)nearby the hotel ; other options you can walk around 15mins where you can get the MRT (Lavender Stations) travel to anywhere like rw sentosa,chinatown,little india, and. Would come back for the next visit in Singapore. TQ

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Johnsgi
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The price is very low, compared to many other hotels in Singapore. A lot of hotels of Hotel 81 chain is situated in the red night district but Tristar is not. It took my family especially with a 3-year-old girl around 10 mins from the MRT to the hotel and it is not easy to find in my opinion. It was tiring and took me a lot of energy to push the baby stroller to the MRT and some parts of the surface along the road were uneven and often I needed to lift up and down the whole stroller.

The room is large but not very clean. I could see some ants walking around in different corners of the room. Anyway, it is acceptable with this price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Lok Sang F
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

This hotel is actually the worst I have ever been. The reception and the lobby are OK but the room is horrible. I found dirty water in the bathtub, hairs in the sink, the toothbrush was in the middle of a leak of water and old toilet paper stick to the toilet seat. I don't think that the hotel staff clean the room after every guest, they just change the bed sheet and that's it. Finally the hotel is far from the city center. However it is close enough from the airport

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Thomas N
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Additional Information about Hotel 81-Tristar

Address: 1 Onan Road Tristar Inn, Singapore 424780, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #209 of 316 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: $60 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81-Tristar 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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