Hotel 81 Bugis2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It's a recommended hotel if you want to stay only for sleeping, keeping your luggage and things you've bought! Its location in Bugis area, near from MRT station. FYI, you can't enjoy your time or relaxing or even enjoying the hotel's facilities that you usually get.. Yaa, because of no facilities at all. 😀 Just drop your luggage and enjoy your day with going somewhere or enjoying city tour or get lost in the busiest city..
This is not a luxury hotel and the accommodation is basic but adequate, what you pay for is what you get. The rooms are small, the bathrooms cramped and the AC on high and there is no breakfast provision but the personnel are pleasant and helpful and the location is good for public transport, eating places, shopping and sights.
We stayed there 5D4N ( 23 to 27 May ) We booked through booking site and rules are can not refundable and upgradable. When we arrived hotel, they allowed us to upgrade the room . 6th Floor Courtyard room ( Room with balcony 3mx1.5m ) Balcony is open sky and two love seats ( Amazing at center of Bugis ) Room is OK . Bathroom small ( Basic ) No refrigerator. No seating area at reception. Although we heard 81 are hourly hotel for love couple, me and my GF haven't see any unusual. Foreigners also staying there. Walking distance to Bugis . Many food shops. 7/11 at basement. Walking distance to Suntec. Bugis MRT is more near . Can also walk to cityhall. ( 15 mins )
The term to remember here is BUDGET. We were thrilled to get a Double Deluxe room at what seemed a very low rate - but ut turns out that Deluxe simply means ordinary double but with a window. The room is compact with very little storage space (mini wardrobe with fixed hangers, and a couple of shelves). The bathroom is basically a wet room with toilet and basin with soap dispenser. One towel each, no hand towels or bath mat. The air conditioner and fridge work overtime (we had to ask for extra blankets and any water in the fridge freezes). No breakfast provided, no lounge. That said, the room is clean, the staff friendly and helpful (we got the blankets, we could leave our bags in the lobby when we checked out) there are bottles of water provided every day, wifi that works, a TV, there is a kettle and a hair dryer.. The hotel is half way between Bugis and City Hall metro stations, about 5-10 minutes walk to either. 5 minutes walk to Raffles hotel (for the opposite of Budget hotel). There are bars and restaurants and market shops nearby.
This is the first time I had graded a hotel 2 stars. Despite being in a centralized location, we are not getting what we eventually paid for. Paid for a full walk-in price but was awaken by all sorts of disturbance. 1)Started with poor wifi despite being connected. Wifi only improved when the room door is left open. 2)Noises from corridors, loud talkings & door bangs 3)Awaken by knocks, drills as early as 8am. Screeching sounds from room making. Who is willing to pay for a room where sleep or rest time is being disturbed consistently. IMPROVEMENT BADLY NEEDED!!! 1)Improve on the wifi. Providing free wifi but inability to use it. Doesn't it refer as USELESS?2)Should educate or put rubber on the bed leggings to prevent screechings (changing of bed sheets isn't feather weight). 3)Should notify customers before collecting payment. Disturbed sleep through out since 8am. Terribly bad experience! Only concern from management is to get customers to pay for room only. Not even a small bit of consideration.
I'm giving 5 star rating because this is the only budget hotel which we could (100 singapore $ per night) find with attached washrooms. We didn't expect that much of facilities from them because there is no any other option for us.Reception staff were friendly and very helpful.They daily clean the rooms but during our 4 nights we received water bottels only 2 days.Room is good and bed was comfortable.Only issue was washroom smells very very bad when the washroom door was opened.we informed and they could do only use air freshner.But actually problem is there is no any window in the room or washroom.(Can manageable if they can open the room door for few hours after cleaning)During our 4 nights fire alarm rang 2 nights.
I pay 120S$ a night for such a small room with no window. If you plan to travel in Singapore, do not let the location of the place you stay lead your decision of the hotel selection. Just choose one that stand closed to the station. Pay a little bit more and get the well stay while you were there.
Room is good enough.No complain about the size as it was mentioned in our booking.enough for 2 people.We stayed in 3 rooms.Out of them 2 bathrooms were smelly.It was really difficult when the door was opened.Only option they have is an air freshner which is a short term solution.Middle of the night fire alarm rang waking up everyone.I don't know why it rang,but out of 4 nights stay 2nights were full of noise continously due to this problem.As we were wandering all the day, we felt too tired in the morning due to lack of sleep.However cleaning is good.Tea making facilities were good.
Short stay and Getaway from Hectic schedule and some romantic with your loved one. Some rooms are small but clean. However, sometimes you can hear noise coming from next door. It seemed like Hotel 81 are only for short-stays and/or getaways. It is quite fun.
The most recommended factor is their customer service. All queries and even favor were attended immediately. Very supportive and attentive staff. Thanks to Hotel81 Bugis team for a wonderful stay during our family trip.
- Walking distance to Raffles City and Peranakan Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- 24-hour front desk
Located in City Hall, Hotel 81 Bugis is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as National Library Board Singapore and Bras Basah Complex. This 89-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Centrally located in Singapore, the hotel is also a short walk from Bugis Junction Shopping Center and Haji Lane.
All 89 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also standard.
At Hotel 81 Bugis, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
33% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 208 reviews