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Hotel 81 Tristar

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Conveniently located in a 24 hours hawker places,grocery shops and just once street away is a mall. Just outside is taxi stand, convenient to use a grab. We took a family room,spacious,all basic toiletries available,but the floor in my opinion needs some buffering or shining.the wifi connection is fast.

We stayed here in May 2018. We are a family with 2 kids. The location was great. Just away from city centre but close to public transports. We chose the family room which is very large and spacious for 4 of us. Kids enjoyed the space. Had 1 queen size bed + 1 single bed + 1 sofa bed, which suits best for us. We haven’t tried the food at this hotel. There were lot of food choices right below the hotel. Swimming pool was big but not enough depth, just 3m. More of chlorinated water which had eye irritation afterwards. Overall we liked the stay here.

This hotel was awsome because we had a hawker market its in Paya Lebar pretty posh our room was very clean. They cleand in every day. There also were lovely staff helpful and kind also loved how we had a swimming pool.

I happened to be there for 3 days with my entire family. We took one triple room. Room space and arrangements are fine. However staff is not supportive at all. They let me and wife carrying two big traveling bags to room and said that they can't support. Noticed water leakages in the bathroom.

The door for bath and toilet is obviously decaying, and the air conditioner was not properly working. Had allergies all throughout my stay. However its a decent hotel, it just needs improvement. All the hotel staff were attentive but not every hotel staff were accommodating to guests.

Positives: Room was large, clean, bright. Beds, A/c were very good. Housekeeping staff prompt and provided extra towels. Food court Al Wadi on the same level as reception outside. Very good variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian. Had breakfast and dinner for the 3 days. Buses into town convenient location. MRT a bit of a walk if one has mobility issues. Negative: Shower/Tub VERY SLIPPERY. VERY DANGEROUS. Management should place a shower mat. Shower head is too low. Suitable for someone less than 5 feet. Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner - all in ONE.located near the shower. NO SOAP for the sink, near toilette. We requested for soap and was told to use the 3 in one located in the shower. HYGIENE? We purchased soap bars. Main Desk Staff: Responded to needs /request , but didn't provide soap saying it's not 'that kind of hotel'. That's a first in any country. The Al Wadi food area was really convenient for breakfast and after a long day sightseeing -a dinner ( 24 hours open). For North American tourists this is not the hotel you want to stay at. Taxis are very cheap in Singapore compared to NA. You can flag down a taxi outside the hotel, might have to wait a little bit ( 5 mins). The hotel charges extra if they book a cab for you.

Not really worth the prize. Rooms were dusty and toilet was not properly cleaned. Unless you ask. Rooms won’t be cleaned. Staffs are not friendly or helpful. I recommend Fragrance group. Much better accommodation and friendly staff.

I had about 15 hours between flights so rather than go into the city, I chose to stay in the Geylang area. The Tristar 81 is close to the SMRT although currently you need to make a detour around a building block. Reception was hardly welcoming but prompt. Rooms are average but you can hear next door's bathroom and the banging of neighbouring doors can be bothersome. But if you want an inexpensive room not too far from the airport, this will do.Check out was much more pleasant. There are good food outlets nearby

Well... It is the Location. Food courts can be found every where around this hotel. Cheap, Hygienic and Delicious food within a minute away. Alwadi food court which is in the hotel premises provide you with the best food you can find. Gelang serai Market is right next to you. Joo Chiat road is right next to you. ATM and a departmental store is right next to the hotel entrance. So Excellent location it is. 10mins walk to Paya lebar MRT, 5 mins walk to the bus station. Uber taxis available at anytime within 5 mins waiting time. Rooms were very spacious, nice and clean. (Triple and twin deluxe) Good WIFI all around. Plenty of plug sockets is a big plus point. Coffee and tea they provided was really nice. Fridge was working well. Indoor pool was awesome. Staff is some what friendly but none showed up to help me out with my luggage, but for some other people they helped. I believe that they have not discriminated me. Bath rooms need a refurbishment as soon as possible. Though they were clean, the tiles were worn out, tub needs to be replaced and some facets were not working. The view from the room was a big wall(photo attached)

Budget hotel so you don’t expect that much Clean and neat Location was very helpful to go to all places I needed They have swimming pool My booking was without breakfast Housekeeping services were provided

1 Onan Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Geylang within a short walk of Paya Lebar Square, Hotel 81 Tristar is within a mile (2 km) of East Coast Park. This 117-room hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, coffee makers, and LCD TVs. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Singapore Flyer and Church of the Holy Family.


Hotel 81 Tristar's 117 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hotel 81 Tristar enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, a convenience store, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room

King 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 278 reviews