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Hotel 81 Chinatown

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#290 of 342 hotels in Singapore
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Singapore, Hotel 81 - Chinatown is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel 81 - Chinatown makes it easy to enjoy the best of Singapore.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a gift shop while staying at Hotel 81 - Chinatown. And, as an added convenience, there is paid public parking available nearby.

While staying at Hotel 81 - Chinatown, visitors can check out Singapore Flyer (2.2 km) and Haji Lane (2.5 km), some of Singapore's top attractions.

Singapore has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant, JUMBO Seafood, and Colony, which are serving up some great dishes.

Singapore is also known for some great art galleries, including Ode To Art, Degiosart, and The Arts House, which are not too far from Hotel 81 - Chinatown.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel 81 - Chinatown is sure to make your visit to Singapore one worth remembering.

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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

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181 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059418 Singapore
Hotel 81 Chinatown
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buttons81 wrote a review Aug 2023
Perth, Australia222 contributions80 helpful votes
Although I rated only average, the hotel served its purpose. We arrived at 1am and staff were so friendly and accommodating. The location is exceptional and convenient. Looks lovely from the outside. Very small rooms let the hotel down but big enough to have a good night's sleep and a shower.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be prepared to have a small room.
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Nandan D wrote a review Jan 2023
San Marcos123 contributions33 helpful votes
Checked in at 2am and found the front office staff friendly. The room is small (about a foot of space on either side of the bed), the bathroom tinier -- no real space to shower without getting the whole place wet, and this is certainly a no frills budget place. The location is great -- literally facing the Chinatown MRT stop, steps from lots of restaurants. Walkable to Merlion and the Singapore River. If you are looking for a budget space to spend a few hours between flights (like I was), this is a good option.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Customer Care, Other at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Jan 18, 2023
Dear byomkesh, our location is definitely one of the things we are very proud of about our hotel. We are so lucky to have a property in the heart of Chinatown and a very strategic location that brings our guests just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences.
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Man about the town wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions10 helpful votes
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DO NOT STAY HERE! You have been warned! Quite simply, the most disgusting hotel I have ever visited. Room was filthy, had congealed blood stains on the sheets, toe nail clippings, potato chips and hair all over the bathroom floor. It is like something from a horror movie. I wouldn't let my dog stay here... They changed our room when we complained, but the next room was the same. So much so that the receptionist came and attempted to clean the room (I'm assuming the housekeeper could not be bothered, or was too busy 'cleaning' the other rooms...) We then decided we would not stay the.night and asked for a refund, the hotel refused, saying we would have to pay a cancellation fee. What a joke. We tossed the key into the tray and left. Summed up in one word... GRIM
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay here
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Response from Customer Care, Other at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Sep 2, 2022
Dear jojoebean, we thank you for sharing about your stay at Hotel 81 Chinatown and we apologise that we did not meet your expectations on this stay. We will surely look into our process to ensure that our guest's needs are met and how we can improve on ourselves.
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Coffee Chill TV wrote a review May 2020
Udon Thani, Thailand1250 contributions274 helpful votes
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I found Hotel 81 to be a highly economical and extremely cheerful place to stay, while visiting the Lion City. It is safe and comfortable, plus has old world architectural charm, too. But arguably, it is the location that is the biggest selling point for this hotel, with; shopping, transport, dinning, drinking, museums, places of worship and entertainment (see my YouTube), all within easy walking distance.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Vivian Chan wrote a review Mar 2020
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The hygiene of the hotel room was extremely disappointing, utterly disgusting and completely unacceptable. We were in the room for 15 minutes, thinking that the room looked seemingly decent but only to find a bed bug/flea on the bed sheets. It was a traumatising experience as I was told by a hotel staff that the room had just been cleaned when we checked in. Although a room change was an option, we were unable to trust the hygiene of the hotel as the impression of a freshly cleaned room with bed bugs/flea have destroyed the trust between us and the hotel. Our experience was also very distressful as we had an early flight to Singapore on that day and had to cancel our plans immediately to look for another hotel shortly after we checked in; not to mention that we had to pay out of our pocket to book another hotel. We tried contacting the hotel via email to provide our feedback and a request for refund to the customer care team but was unable to reach them due to their mailbox being full and cannot accept any messages. It has been a month and my email is still being bounced back. I have also emailed Hotel 81 Chinatown but have not received any response. Very disappointed with the management and the customer service of this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from KennethMGR9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear of your experience. We will be reaching out to you soon. thank you!
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KubilayCoban wrote a review Feb 2020
Hanoi, Vietnam32 contributions50 helpful votes
Positive notes: Great location Friendly staff Negative notes: Way too expensive considering what you get. AC can not be adjusted from the room (except for temp. and fan movement) Not the cleanest hotel. Considering we came here during the corona outbreak, you would think they would change the bedsheets between guests (or at least boil them). Bloodstains dont take much to clean, just saying. They did change our sheets after we told them, so thats a plus. I see a lot of reviews complaining about small rooms and tiny bathrooms with toilet and shower on top of one another. We stayed here for one night and that was ok, but anything further and it would have been a problem. My advice is, if you can stretch your budget, just pay slightly more for a far better experience. This is expensive considering what you get.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Guest, We would like to reassure you that we will be looking into the issues mentioned and rectify them in time for your next visit. We do thank you for your honest feedback!
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martin w wrote a review Feb 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom54 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights at Hotel 81 Chinatown Good points, hotel is in a very good location, close to MRT Station and shopping, Many places to eat and the room was clean, and shower was powerfull Bad points, Sadly bad points far outnumber the good points, room is really tiny, it's like a prison cell, windows boarded over so you can't see out, furniture old fashioned, and looked like it belonged in a junk shop, tiny shower room, you have to stand In front of toilet to shower, as that's the only place to stand, no breakfast available, bed was hard and not comfortable, could not adjust air conditioning, it was to cold, and way to expensive, not even worth half of what I paid, if I hadn't alrready paid I would have walked out.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from CustomerCare_Azmi, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Dear martin w, while the room may be small in size, the stay is well considered value-for-money, given its excellent location, where you had enjoyed convenient access to the subway station, shopping mall as well as the neighbouring places of interest. We thank you for your constructive feedback. Please be assured that your feedback will be brought up to the higher management for possible upgrading works in the future.
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Herbert N wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
- Good hôtel, very clean - Nice service - Close to the subway - A lot a of night market around the hotel - Very nice situation - A very nice director named Afiq Yong Will stay there if i come back next time Mr & Mrs Nguyen from Paris.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from CustomerCare_Azmi, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Dear herbertfromparis,thank you for the kind review. We're happy to hear our location has served you very well. We truly hope to see you soon on your next trip to Singapore.
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Lamia Qahtan wrote a review Jan 2020
Gulmarg, India16 contributions14 helpful votes
We first thought that this hotel is a chance of life in Singapore, especially that we were in love with the location. But then, we could not wait until we go out of the hotel. The ants are everywhere, which was really irritating to the extent of being not able to have a restful night knowing that those little creatures live with you. The room was expected to be small, but not to the limit that two people cannot walk in the room without crashing by each other or by the furniture. And if we are about to talk abt the location, then I would like to say that bus and train stations are everywhere in Singapore and you could be afforded another hotel, cheaper, cleaner, better and still be close to the town in general.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CustomerCare_Azmi, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Dear 919lamiaq, we thank you for sharing about your stay at Hotel 81 Chinatown and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations on this stay. We will surely look into our process to ensure that our guest's needs are met and how we can improve on ourselves.
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Kittipos P wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is very good. The reception staff, Mr. Xiang Hong, is also very nice, sympathy, and considerate. I appreciate his service mind since the first day I visited. Next time I visit Singapore, this hotel will be my first choice.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CustomerCare_Azmi, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 81 Chinatown
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Dear kittip0sp, thank you for your kind comments. We will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience and we are always pleased to be your second home when you are in the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel 81 Chinatown
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel 81 Chinatown?
Nearby attractions include Ransack Puzzle Hunt Adventure (0.06 km), Chinatown (0.2 km), and Black Crow Taxidermy & Art (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel 81 Chinatown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Is parking available at Hotel 81 Chinatown?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel 81 Chinatown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nox - Dine In The Dark, Merci Marcel Club Street, and Chocoelf.
Is Hotel 81 Chinatown located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Singapore.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel 81 Chinatown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel 81 Chinatown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Siloso (4.4 km), Emerald Hill (2.7 km), and Chijmes (1.4 km).