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“a step up from the usual hotel 81 brand” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel 81 - Elegance
Ranked #193 of 304 Hotels in Singapore
Darwin, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“a step up from the usual hotel 81 brand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I chose this particular Hotel 81 as it was reasonably close to where I needed to be in Singapore.

It is around a 10 minute walk to Lavender MRT station and about the same from Little India.

The Hotel is above a food court and there is a convenience store below. Check in was brisk and the receptionist were always pleasant. The free wifi worked without any issues and was very welcome.

It is a step up from the usual Hotel 81 standard that you would find in Geylang. The room I had had a window, was very bright and very clean.

Should the need arise I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The staff were reasonably friendly and the hotel as a whole was clean and seemed to have benefited from a recent upgrade. The room had the basics and appeared clean, but it did not have window and the fan was very loud. The air was very stuffy and the bed was too hard and the springs could be felt. The location is not bad though, near Little India and right across from a good hawker centre.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in Jun 2011. The hotel was designed such that all the superior rooms will be located along the peripheral of each floor and the space in the middle were used to partition into standard rooms. A small narrow aisle is thus formed between the standard and superior room which will lead you to your room. Because of this layout, those who book standard rooms will have no windows and you can hear people talking, kids running and all kinds of noises getting into your room.

When the lift door opens and walking down the narrow aisle to your room, you can feel the stuffiness which is made worst with the scent of medicated oil that people use for massage !!

In addition the room is pretty small and no carpets. The bed is PVC with a thin layer of cotton bed sheet over it - For the price that you are paying, it is definitely not worth the money.

Room Tip: None - Avoid this hotel
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank cong v
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Small dirty room, unclean ,hair everywhere ,no window and smelly
forget it when traveling to singapore , take time to find a descent place because this is nt one of them
despite freindly staff the room was horrible , bed was uncomfortable and appaling condition
when i asked why , i was told because i was on a 24 hour vist ! hmm ok , good answer i guess .!

Room Tip: ask first and be prepared to pay to upgrade to room with a window if they have one !
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Having stayed in another Hotel 81 this is the best one we've been in as it's fairly modern. The location is good with a food hall next door and for me a five minute walk to the MRT - which is not too bad. Only a ten minute walk to Little India.

On the negative side, the room was small (although you're not going to get a mansion for this price in Singapore) and staff just went through the motions. If you're interested in seeing Singapore and are not looking for a luxury stay then this will do the trick. If you want more home comforts, then look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Gonzague1979
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Property: Hotel 81 - Elegance
Address: 30 Foch Road, Singapore 209276, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #193 of 304 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Elegance 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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