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Review of Hotel 81 - Osaka

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Hotel 81 - Osaka
Ranked #198 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

For those looking for a clean, secure and cheap place to sleep in Singapore, this hotel is ideal. But if you want your hotel to add to your overall holiday experience, you should go somewhere else.

The rooms and bathrooms are very small, though scrupulously clean. There is a TV, a kettle and optional Internet access, and no other facilities whatsoever. Security is extremely good.

The location is unfashionable, but close to public transport.

I would recommend it to anyone who is not fussy about frills and luxuries, and plans to use the hotel as a place to sleep and no more.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CairnsDave
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

It's just ok for stint. The rooms and bathrooms are very compact. MRT is located at a walk able distance of 5 minutes. I could not find any good places to eat out over there.

Complimentary cabled internet is provided (but not wifi).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bharath_Jaladi
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Newport
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

The rooms here are tiny but functional. The beds have plastic coated mattresses which make you very hot and the A/C cannot be turned off which makes you very cold, so sleeping here is not an option! The management said "oh sorry about that" and looked away.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This small establishment is my favourite for one or two night stopovers in Singapore. The atmosphere is slightly institutional, but clean and pleasant. Bathrooms are tiny - a lavatory in a shower cubicle - but like everything in this hotel, totally practical. Outram Park MRT station, where you get off the airport train, is about 10 minutes walk away along a wide, attractive and flat road. Pulling your luggage is easy. Finding the hotel for the first time is slightly difficult because it's in a cul-de-sac down a few steps from the main road. Study the area on a detailed internet map prior to your arrival. There's a good outdoor restaurant at the other end of the street, and a couple of blocks further a really fantastic, cheap food hall, with multiple stalls.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris F
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Compact room, (not as small as Tune LCCT KL airport) Osaka's rooms have a better layout there is room for luggage, tea/coffee making facilities, LED TV on wall, and excellent free WIFI.
The plastic cover on mattress can contribute to a restless nights sleep.

Wet room style bathroom is slightly inconvenient, take some "crock's" every time I walked on the wet floor in street shoes I left a trail footprints.

Room (401) did have a window looking onto a wall, it's also next to the lift I shaft, had no problem with this, however some other guests with Children were a source of unwelcome noise with constant door slamming.

From Outram MRT Hotel is 5 minutes walk, there is a overpass to cross busy Outram Road, overpass is accessed from the off road side of MRT Station, with Singapore General Hospital on your left, walk towards, then under the flyover, and descend steps down to Eng Hoon Street.

Lots small restaurants in immediate vicinity and China Town one MRT Station away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeQldAustralia
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Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Hotel 81 Osaka is a no frill just enough Hotel. From the reception area to the room. Just enough lighting , decor from the lobby to the room. even the reception staffs will not speak too much. You ask a question and the they give the answer. Hotel is situated in a nice area , old British 3 story building restored into offices and residential area. Good place to just walk and explore. Nearby area has a few great resturant and Gift shops.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LimKianHin
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stay 2 nights, surround with variety food choice , near tiong bahru hawker center with overnight car park (pay by cash card or vep pass) , from hotel to attraction sentosa,marina bay sands or china town taxi fares less SGD 12.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Williamwl
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Property: Hotel 81 - Osaka
Address: 1 Eng Hoon Street Hotel 81 - Osaka, Singapore 169753, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #198 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Osaka 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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