i give this hotel an OK rating. it is what i expected for what i paid.
small but clean. no window but not a problem for me. mostly quiet but could hear some noise from hallway and other rooms. shower was not enclosed. it shares the same space as the toilet and sink. when u are done showering u have to lay down towels so u dont slip on the wet floor. not an ideal situation but i made it work.
be advised. the location on the expedia map is incorrect. the actual location of this hotel is about 600 meters south of where expedia shows it is. google maps has the location correct at the corner of Joo Chiat rd and Ceylon lane. i was pulling 3 pieces of luggage on a hot day so the extra 10 min walk was not appreciated. if i had known that the hotel was that far from the Paya Lebar train station i would have stayed at Hotel 81 Classic which is only a 10 min walk versus the 20 min walk at Hotel 81 Opera.
also at night u may see some prostitutes just north of the hotel along Joo Chiat rd. i walked alone at midnight along Joo Chiat rd all the way from Geylang rd to the hotel but did not feel threatened and no one bothered me. however, i am a man. if u are a women u may not feel safe going out alone at night.
also be advised that if u are planning on taking the train to the airport u will need 20 min to walk to the Paya Lebar train station and then another 40 min to get to the airport terminal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venue Hotel the Lily is a excellent choice for tourists and travelers who like to stay slightly away from the city centre to savour a taste of the Singaporean lifestyle. The hotel is priced very attractively although it is newly renovated, with most of the little indulgence one may not expect from a hotel in its priced category. All rooms are served with (complimentary) high speed wifi, with in room mini-fridge/safe etc. Just a few doors away, we have bakeries, local delicacies, Vietnamese restaurants, 24hrs convenient stores and supermarkets. The beach (East Coast Park) is just 10 mins by taxi, if the sun and sea could add to the joy of the stay. East Coast Park also offers seafood & other gourmet restaurants and other recreation activities (bicycle, roller blade rentals etc) Thus for a short relaxing holiday or an escape from the cold, Venue Hotel the Lily may just be your perfect hideout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 81 Opera
- Venue Hotel The Lily Singapore