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Hotel 81 Dickson
Ranked #152 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stayed 1 night as was late when we arrived. Staff were helpful and room was small but clean. Good location in middle of Little India but was overpriced. Good hotel to stop over and fine alternative accommodation as plent of hotels and hostels in area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dorothy m
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised when we checked into the hotel having read a lot of the reviews on TripAdvisor. I was expecting a tiny room, sure it was small but it was perfectly adequate and didn't feel too cramped. The shower was hot, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable.

The staff were really helpful whenever we needed wifi passwords (they will give you more than one if you ask, we had included it in our booking, I think they charge if you don't). They stored our baggage for us and told us that they could call a taxi for us if we were not able to hail one on the street.

The location was good, in the middle of Little India and within walking distance to Raffles City and Orchard Road.

The room was a little noisy but this was due to some other guests in the hallway early in the morning. The room didn't have a window either which was not an issue for us but might be for others.

Overall, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank EilisNoonan
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Late Feb 2013 I stayed here.
I checked a few other places nearby, This appeared nice even though the price was higher than what was stated on the internet.
When I asked the price I was told only 1 room left at S$119, it was late so I took it.

The room was in the basement, tiny room, no fridge.

All night the sound of water going through the pipes above the room reverberated through the large air con duct above the bed. It was quite loud.

Seeing as I was told it was the last room I just put up with it.

The next morning I complained to the duty mgr on the front desk who informed me I should have complained and they would have put me in another room????? Now because I'm complaining there is more rooms.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere I found a nicer hotel cheaper the next day in Gayland Rd area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ackshon
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Located in the middle of 2 SMRT stations that are close to the centre and touristy stops (Little India and Bugis). Both stations are within walkable distance (15-20mins). Got plenty of shops and eateries in the neighbourhood, and they are cheap.

The room is compact but it has everything you need for its worth. No bugs spotted but there are stains on some walls, corners and ceiling. The room smelt a little stuffy, properly no one has ever opened the windows. The quality of the bed (mattress and overused bedsheets) gives you a feeling that they are not ideal for your romantic getaways, or perhaps they do for 'that' particular purpose.

Staff responded to our requests accurately. Overall satisfied with the duration of our stay.

Room Tip: Heard from a taxi driver that they dont tend to pick up customers who go to Little India due to its...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank meaon
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Seoul, South Korea
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The location is convenient - about 10 minutes by foot to MRT station Bugis. There is a big cinema Iluma near Bugis. Worth to visit.

The price is competitive for Singapore. Rooms are very small but one can survive if you plan to stay outside the most of the time. Wifi was fine.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ju_Travel
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Surat
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

It was a pleasant stay at Hotel81 dickson situated in little india.
We took 4 days stay. Rooms were little small however very clean and tidy.
only deluxe rooms has bath tub.
mustaffa shopping centre is at walkable distance and the little india MRT too.
Good restaurants nearby for indian cuisine.
Airport at 20 mins way.
We used MRT for all our transportations.
Overall pretty good stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Deepak Kumar S
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Singapore, Singapore
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112 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The hotel itself is basic, with not big rooms, not very good isolation from noise - so it's OK if you are looking not expensive place not far from Marina Bay - main place in Singapore, I think.
It's 10-15 minutes by foot from subway (Bugis), and 30 minutes to Marine Bay - it's important if you come back late evening, when subway is already closed (taxi is expensive here, especially in night time they multiple the rate 1.5 times).
Around hotel there is some not good atmosphere - too many strange-looking hindu people, who are sitting around and stare at you. But I thing it's safe and no reason for fear.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy P
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Property: 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:
#18 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Dickson 2*
Number of rooms: 196
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