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Hotel 81 Classic

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel 81 Classic Classic in the title seems to be the excuse to provide a very shabby and minimalist facility. Has not been updated for at least 20 years By necessity we had to stop close to Changi airport. Do not think this is value for $$. Smelling musty and mouldy the room had no window no floor towel or shower screen. Room was poorly cleaned with hair and other dusty things in corners. Was in first floor extremely noisy from reception. We do not bag many hotels, as we believe we usually get what we pay for. The extra $11.00 not clearly disclosed for ‘service fee’ and taxes was also a surprise. For s$100, we reckon we’d pay half that and feel it was a fair deal. But Awesome food halls nearby though and single bus route to airport. Look a bit harder and don’t accept the first hotel 81 you see.

I have few business/personal trip into Singapore and have a good idea on how budget hotel might have to offer. This Hotel 81 Classic, as title describes, a very good hotel in its class. I gave 5 stars for amenities provided in the hotel room and I must say its adequate for short and long stay. Beside basic amenities of a budget hotel room, this hotel also provide safe box, TV, kettle, hair dryer and even small fridge. Just, the rooms are somehow too cold as the aircond control seems "unable" to comply. Anyhow, hotel's staffs are aware of the situation and will help to offer an extra blanket or even transfer you to warmer room if available. Lets go outside of the hotel. Especially for muslim, you shouldn't worry about halal foods as it all over the place. Food price are quite cheap too. There are few bus stops 100- 300 meters away from hotel where traveling make easy. As I stay quite long in this hotel, about 50 meters away, there is FairPrice grocery supermarket to cater your needs. To hotel management, my experience staying in your hotel, I've using 3 difference room and I can say your rooms decor is simple and nice. All of your staffs from front desk to house keeping are very friendly and supportive. I would to suggest on using few automated air freshener in your corridor and hall way for refreshing surrounding air and lifting positive atmosphere in the hotel. Special thanks to Front desk personnel Diana, Angle and Justin.

This hotel is a great find. The staff are very friendly especially Angel and Toon, we requested for a late check-out and was granted additional 2 hours without extra cost. Our room has a twin bed and surprisingly big enough to move around with our luggage. A shower curtain for the bathroom would be nice as to prevent the flooring getting too wet when taking a bath. Basic amenities like towels, soap, toothbrush as well as bottled water, coffee and tea are provided with an electric kettle to boil. Great location as there's a 24 hours hawker center (food court) that just in front of the hotel that you can eat anytime. Bus stop is just about 100 meters away that brings you to many places. Old and new shopping malls surrounded the areas. If you are looking for a place to stay and friendly to your pocket, this is it!

This is reasonable location for short stay. Room was small, but the bed was comfortable. However, we got a room with temperature of the air-con that cannot be controlled. We wonder whether all the rooms were the same. We were freezing inside the room at night. However, we were just too tired to ask the hotel to change room late at night. ... also smell smoke at the corridor of the hotel rooms.

I come to Singapore for business purposes. The hotel here very comfortable. The service here very good. Staff is are good and helpful.The rate here is acceptable compare to other hotel. Halal food easy to get here and also nice to eat. Near to Fair price(Hyper market), so quite easy if have forget to bring your toiletries. By the way, they have free WiFi connection. For location, its easy to access public transport as near to taxi,bus stand and also MRT station. For MRT need to walk but you can still hop in into bus as they will stop at MRT station ;) Only need to improve for room condition, where the for the wardrobe, i suggest to add some air freshener as there is a slightly unpleasant odor. For air ventilation hole need to repaired as the it in bad condition. look likes tear-off. But overall, It still good place to stay with low budget.

I come Singapore for business purposes. The hotel here very comfortable. The service here very good. Staff Angel very friendly and good. Will come back to stay again on . my next trip. The rate here is acceptable compare to other hotel. Food easy to get here and also nice to eat

im a regular guest.. staff Angel Benedict & Raymond very friendly very courtest and provide me a very good service. i enjoy coming here regularly. very happy to stay here. price also reasonable. sometime aircon problem they will free upgrade me to bigger room. so i always come here.

Staff was not so friendly and lack of manners. Room was so small and tight. Nothing like in the website. Toilet and bathroom in room was like a in a public toilet. Mould around tiles. Banging noise when water is turned in in bathroom.

I remember being stranded in Singapore because the Malaysian immigration told me I did "overstay" and I had to return to Singapore... The staff at Hotel 81 were great... Angel, Benedict and other front desk people were kind and very thoughtful to the bad way Malaysias immigration treated me.

3days 2 nites stay in Singapore..Furthermore, right infront of the hotel is the Joo Chiat Complex.. Muslim food is just next door & also grocery store..The hotel services are quite fast as we requested towels & pillows..Keep it up!!

12 Joo Chiat Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Geylang within a short walk of Paya Lebar Square, Hotel 81 Classic is within a mile (2 km) of Parkway Parade. This 81-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and express check-out. It's in the historical district and also near Singapore Flyer and Singapore Sports Hub.


All 81 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Hotel 81 Classic features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a convenience store, a hair salon, and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 75 reviews