Years and years ago, I booked Hotel 81 in Bencoolen and found that despite the budget prices and supposed shady undergoings, the beds weren't too bad at least. If all I was doing is needing a place to stay, I could handle the shady undergoings without thinking too much about it.
I needed a place to stay for 2 weeks. I booked a Superior room, looking for slightly more comfort than the usual room to sleep in.
Awesome looking room (top floor, high ceiling, and a "view" to boot)
loved the bath room
Meticulous cleaners (to a degree)
Thin walls & doors. Could hear every single thing everyone wanted to say/do.
First time I walked in, the toilet smelt of faeces.
No drive way or a semblance of it (awkward to offload/load luggages to cabs).
bed is HARD AS A WALL.- worst thing ever. By the end of 2 weeks, our backs were sore from sleeping on that "table". We were so glad to even sleep on the plane back home. considering that we just needed a place to stay between going out and doing stuff, that was a horrible thing to do to us. Sure, you're a budget hotel. but I know of places who sell softer/springier lousy beds for real cheap!
In the end, the beds were the killer. I was there to arrange my dad's funeral and I was hoping for some physical respite at least. But other than my fatigue knocking me out, the bed really gave me no rest to the point where I was hurting.
For similar price range, Hotel Ibis in Bencoolen would have been a better choice.
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