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Hotel 81 Chinatown

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We did not know at the time of booking that this hotel has a reputation amongst locals as being a “love hotel” that’s rentable by the hour. It was something that my relatives (Singaporeans) and a taxi driver told us after we arrived. Nevertheless, I couldn’t have guessed if I hadn’t been told. The room was very basic and small but it was clean and smelled fine. The free WiFi worked perfectly. We were here for just one day. When we tried to have an afternoon nap, it was quite noisy - mainly due to the phone in the service room (which was near our room) often ringing. At night, however, it was quiet, and we got a good night’s sleep. I do think it’s expensive for the quality of the room (219 Singapore dollars for one night, on New Year’s Eve it has to be said) but I guess we were paying for the location. We wanted to be in the centre of Chinatown and that’s exactly what we got. Very friendly reception staff.

The room was very clean and comfortable. The rainfall shower was really nice. Wifi worked well. Coffee and tea are included in the room. Elevator worked well and was fast. The price is good, the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is awesome.

you pay is an excellent choiceTo begin with and to be fair to persprctive visitors we have to keep in mind the moto you get what you pay for ok??? having this in mind I gave the above rating. I will first refer to the people working there. Upon arrival I discovered that due to MY MISTAKE there was a mistake on my reservations.Approaching the desk and informing them , they did not leave me alone in solving the problem. One of the two LADIES on duty gave me all the nessecery time and attention to solve the problem. With the help of the booking com lady on duty they solved it right away. For that and only reason the hotel deserves a perfect 10, lets not forget the people of booking com. Having said that lets go to further particulars. Location excellent. Next to the chinatown, next to metro station, plenty of busses, across the street 3 different shopping centers, plenty of eating facilities for every type of wallet. Room , small, but perfectly clean, bathroom average sizw, the lack of shower , as we might know it, it was no problem since the drainage system was perfect,and constant hot water. in this trip stayed ia a same type of room but they are worlds apart . (sandy beach hotel in lanqkawai malaysia which was filthy ) . So the room was ok even though i would like it little bigger. But for nights sleep it was more than ok and pleasant. The area of the hotel excellent . All and all an honest hotel and above all excellent prople to help you out.

The hotel is very close to many major sights,all kinds if public transport are available as are cafes , shops and resataurants the room I had did not have a window which I thought would bother me but didn't in the end it made for a quieter room (apart from some uneducazed guests) the room was clean and functional with a decent TV , hairdryer and a much appreciated kettle bottled water was also provided as was shampoo and a dental care set enough plugs for todays mobile devices and last but not least very forthcoming , helpful reception staff,of course there are more luxurious hotels around but if like me one wants to see the city and not sit in his room this is a fantastic deal,should I ever come back to this city it will be to this hotel again for sure

This hotel is conveniently located. It’s close to the metro stations, there’s a 7/11 just outside and another small shop in the next building. Chinatown Point Mall is just across the road. Chinatown street is a few metres away, where you can buy souvenirs and plenty of options to eat at. There was no window in the room though, and the room was quite small. Not much space to put your things on. Staff are nice.

4 night stay as stop over on way to Bali, great location and access to MRT, yes rooms are compact but staying here was just somewhere to shower and sleep for us, room was cleaned every day inc clean sheets and towels, kettle with tea and coffee and water replaced daily, we found reception staff friendly and helpful, and cleaners do a great job

Every time I have business in Singapore I stay here. The price is good, the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is awesome. You can walk to Furama center, shopping, the open market and train is right across the street. The rooms are basic and could use a little TLC, but are clean and TV is good and wifi is free!

well I would love to say the place is good hotel is in the middle we get mrt easily we were in the heart of Singapore but I would like to say bathroom was v. Small and there is no wardrobe that's the only problem which we were facing during our stay otherwise value for money 💰.

We stayed 4 nights here. MRT station and malls are just in front of the door. Room is quite small for 2 adults and one child. Hotel's design is vintage. Staffs are helpful. However, please consider that you can hear the sound of MRT underground at night so that your sleep might be a little bit disturbed.

Terribly small room, hardly room to walk around bed. No shelf or closet space, hangers on wall instead. Did not replace towels second day or provide coffee for coffeemaker. Would have been better and cheaper to use a hostel. Also, the walls are thin and you can hear down the hall and outside traffic. Only redeeming quality is location.

181 New Bridge Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chinatown Heritage Center and Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Chinatown, Hotel 81 Chinatown is adjacent to Chinatown Heritage Center and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Thian Hock Keng Temple. This 99-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. Centrally located in Singapore, the hotel is also a short walk from Boat Quay and Raffles Place.


All 99 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls, free bottled water, and desks. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Hotel 81 Chinatown features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

34% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 259 reviews