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Review of Hotel 81 Dickson

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Hotel 81 Dickson
Ranked #178 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights. Friendly greeting upon checking in. Had a room with no window, but knew this when booking the room. The room was reasonable size for this part of the world, which meant there was room to unpack one case, and room on the floor for the other.

The location is good with 2 MRT stations within a 10 minute walk. Bugis being slightly closer than Little India, but we tended to use the later more because the line was more convenient. Plenty of small cafe's around this area, and very lively street life, being in the middle of the Little India area. Mustafa Centre for shopping is a 10 minute walk, and closer is SimLin Square for all things electronic. Bugis Market is also very close.

On the downside, the free wifi was a pain in that as soon as you stopped using it, even for a couple of minutes, it would log you off. I found I was continually having to log back in which was a pain. Also can be a bit noisy from other guests. On our last night, there was a group of school kids in, and they were very noisy first thing in the morning.

Overall, would recommend this hotel for anyone on a limited budget who wants an efficient, clean hotel in a good location.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was rated highly on trip advisor and the pictures looked great, but it's not!! When we arrived at 4am from Perth, there was a man and his hooker walking out. We had no choice but to stay and the room was like a dungeon, no window and reeked of mold and smoke. When we talked to locals, they said that the entire Hotel 81 chain was known for pay by the hour. Woops! Don't be fooled by it's Little India location. I wouldn't stay in Little India at all, I would go visit it at night. We didn't see it in all of it's splendor, but nice hotels were lacking.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights in September 2012 and we wished we'd paid for a window! The room was reasonably clean but very dark and lacked character. The location was good, in Little India but the hotel was quite noisy. I'd definitely suggest paying more for a superior room.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tika K
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

stayed here for three nights in september 2012. the entrance doesnt have a ramp & there is no assistance to lift ur baggage if its heavy. choose a superior window if u wanna a bigger window in a crampy room.the complimetary internet doesnt get connected & the staff cant figure out why. there is a kettel but no fridge. bathroom doesn't have a toilet jet!! the shower sprinkles water all over the bathroom. the staff is courteous enough to politely refuse / deny the requests. i stayed in Backpackers SG last time with one third the price & got not only complementary breakfast but also host of other facilities which were basic yet simply missing here. the reception display shows "Recommended by Tripadvisor" I wonder why.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank PGupta79
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here for one night beginning September, it was one of the cheaper accommodations in Singapore and I figured it cannot be tooooo bad for one night. We had a superior room (so we had a window!), not too big but enough considering we didn’t stay for too long. The room was clean, had tea and coffee facilities, a tv (but no fridge) and a shower room (which means you shower over everything, not a problem for me though). We found it easy enough walking from Bugis MRT (it is true, we had a printed map). Overall, I was satisfied with the stay here considering the price (for Singapore standards). The only thing that was weird was that we found a myriapode in the shower, it probably came up/down the pipes. :) The AC was quite cold and we were only provided with sheets, no blanket, so consider taking some thicker PJs.

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Thank Diana A
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Two of us stayed at Hotel 81 Dickson for 4 nights - last June (2011). An average hotel for the price you pay...but, I guess, Singapore is an expensive place to visit!

This place is for people:
- Who are on a budget and don't want to opt for hostels or other far off locations in S'pore
- Can stay in a room without windows!
- Can bear cold temp (one can't control the air-conditioning...gets really cold because of the tiny window-less rooms)

Because the rooms are window-less one can always smell the moisture inside.
This place is difficult to find - My experienced local cab driver took some time to find it.

A few positives:
- Close to Indian eateries - if you like Indian cuisine
- Close to Bugis market etc.

Stay here if you dont have an option.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a Window. I think one needs to pay extra or book early
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Parikshit_24
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Location is interesting. During weekends, the surroundings are crowded with migrant workers for India and Bangladesh. Food no problem with a variety of Chinese and Indian food around the area. Rooms are small and partitions thin so you can hear the neighbours. Nevertheless room is clean with a tiny table and tiny bathroom/toilet. Flat screen TV with a variety of channels.
I have given it a rating of 3 considering the price.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the elevators
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel 81 Dickson

Address: 3 Dickson Road, Singapore 209530, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $55 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Dickson 2*
Number of rooms: 196
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