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Hotel 81 Tristar

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

We stayed at the family room which occupied for 3 adults and 1 child. The room was quite spacious for the 4 of us (1 queen and 1 single bed). The halal foodcourt and cheers were next to hotel so it was easy to find food. It was near One KM and CP Plaza also. The MRT station was not very far (around 10mins walking). The downside was the cleanliness of the room, they only made the bed, and was not cleaning the bathroom or the tables. 1 time they forgot to put fresh towels so we had to go downstairs to ask one. Hope the hotel management can fix this issue.

hotel room is bigger the this category hotel in Singapore ,staff was very helpful,swimming pool at third floor ,location of hotel is at gelyang sarai,bus station is only 200 mtr away and metro station is 1 km away ,but over all good hotel ,sure recomand for budget traveler

We have stayed here for the convenience to the airport plus we are so close to everything including a mini mart and eating hall underneath the hotel called Alwadi the greatest selection of Asian food. Hotel has very large rooms and a swimming pool on the third floor. We have booked again already for ten days time on our way back from Vietnam.

Good hotel. Nice pool. Friendly staff. Near to good food. This hotel is very central and has comfortable rooms. Relaxed and friendly place. You can buy food outside the main entrance and eat next to the pool or in your room.

We checked in on 29th November and Checked out on 3rd December. Our stay was very comfortable. The staff was good & nice. Rooms were quite big than other hotels around. Sadly I did not have time to get into the pool but I was told that it's open for a swim 24hrs. Just next to the hotel there is a lot of Small food outlets & trust me the food was really good the best in Singapore... I will recommend this hotel to big families.

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 2 miles (3 km) of Parkway Parade. 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 Singapore Sports Hub.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 274 reviews