Hotel 81 Dickson

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Average rate: $70 - Hotel class: 2 stars
3 Dickson Road, Singapore, Singapore

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Hotel 81 Dickson Singapore Reviews

tour_guy tour_guy
63 reviews
Decent Budget Hotel Apr 04, 2014
As a popular budget hotel chain in Singapore, to me this hotel is little above the budget level, but considering Singapore's expensive hotel market, I would still consider it as a "reasonable" cost hotel.

I stayed here for few nights on a superior double room for an average of $67/night, which should give an idea of the cost when compared to other SEA destinations for similar hotel category.

First, the hotel location - Strategically located at the heart of the Little India area and the backpackers hub, close to several hawkers food stalls, restaurants, shops, Jewelries, market, hostels, bus, MRT, the popular 24hrs Mustafa Centre, Sim Lim Square(for electronic goods) and more just a walk away. One of the nearest MRT stations, Little India, is less than 10 mins walk and the other MRT station, Bugis, is about the same distance.

Second, the hotel - It's a multistorey building along the corner of the Dickson rd, which can be easily spotted by their famous vertical "Hotel 81" display board and many taxi drivers knows this place very well. Surprisingly, the lobby was very spacious, clean and well maintained with plenty of settings and big storage rack for luggage. I think they even store luggage after checkout, but I did not inquire about that process.

Third, the hotel staff - Friendly and welcoming. I had to check-in early in the day, and because of the hotel policy that the earliest check-in time is at noon, they weren't able to give me a room. However, the staff explained other possibilities of completing the check-in process, leaving the bags with them and be back later or pay about S$10 or S$15 (don't remember) to get a room by 9am. I chose the latter option and as promised, they promptly called me at 9am and handed over the room key. I was given a room on the 2nd floor, but I did not like the outside view, so I immediately called them to move me to the upper floor, which they did without any hesitation. Also, they took care of the daily housekeeping services.

Fourth, the room and bathroom - Settled with a room on the 4th floor with some privacy from the opposite buildings. The room was cozy with a double bed and very limited space for moving or luggage, but was pretty clean. The only thing I did not like about this hotel is the room and bathroom size and if one has not been used to such a room/bathroom types, it's not going to be comfortable stay. Bathroom was very clean, but way too small and there was no separator between toilet and shower area, so everything gets wet during the shower and damp even for hours because of no proper ventilation! Soap and shampoo was available on the wall dispenser.

Fifth, the room amenities - Yes, it's a budget hotel and so nothing big to expect other than reasonably clean sheets, pillows and bath towels. No hand or face towels! Other amenities include air con, a small flat TV on the wall with few channels, weak-to-moderate strength wifi, desk phone, electric kettle, coffee/tea supplies, complimentary water and a small cupboard with hangers.

Overall, the hotel was good, clean and safe to stay. I was happy staying here and would consider this place for my future stays as well. This is a good place for budget conscious travelers looking for a safe and private en-suite rooms.
Hotel 81 @ Dickson Rd, Singapore
Hotel 81 @ Dickson Rd, Singapore
Entrance/Main door - Hotel 81 Dick…
The Lobby - Hotel 81 Dickson
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parvin26 parvin26
1 reviews
Affordable Hotel near little india,singapore Dec 17, 2012
-cost me around SGD 120/Night during off peak hours

-clean room

-hotel staff was very particular about number of person staying in the room

-upon surveying many hotels,hotel 81 was the cheapest and most recommended

-there are many modes of public transport serving the area

-10 minutes walk to Mustafa Mall

-tea coffee maker

-indian food

-sri veeramakaliamman temple

-free WiFi for 1 user/room. good connection through all rooms.

-This hotel is located close to Bugis and near Little India. -The rooms looked newly renovated and the place was basic but very clean.

- The room although very very small was spic n span

- no place to keep your clothes, not even a hanger stand.

- no room service.

- location makes up for all as there is every kind of restaurant nearby within 5 mins of walk

So, if you are a traveler who wants to just have a night halt and want to dash out first thing in the morning this is a place you will not complain.
yuness yuness
250 reviews
Average Budget Mar 11, 2011
Hotel 81 Dickson is Located in Little India with great service, comfortable, and convenient. Close to shopping Mustafa Centre a short walk of about 10 minutes.

For tourists who like shopping and walking, this hotel deserves to be the priority because of the proximity of the shopping center is already very popular in Singapore Mustafa and Bugis Street. In addition, the hotel is suitable also for tourists who love the nightlife. Because around this hotel, Singapore beats evening can be enjoyed without the need to go to another location such as Orchard Road and others.

The hotel offers affordable prices, air conditioned rooms come with TV, Free Wife, tea / coffee maker and hair dryer. Each room has a private bathroom with shower facilities were clean. However, the hotel does not include breakfast. Around this hotel is close to Shops, Restaurants and other amenities.

The hotel is only 20 minutes drive from Changi International Airport.
5 / 5 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
myonnie myonnie
7 reviews
Clean Jul 02, 2011
Because my friend wanted a private bathroom although we have a budget for travel in Singapore, so we chose a hotel 81 Dickson.

Of course, it is very far from Bugis station. we walked too much and feel tired but this hotel is a new one so a room is very clean, cool air conditioner.

Service is acceptable because I know Singaporean is not too kind to be like Thai people.

Everything in Singapore is charged. Wifi is not free.
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy

Hotel 81 Dickson Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Ticket Service
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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