Monday, June 2, 2014

Hotel Review: Hotel 81 Dickson of Singapore

Because I travelled in a big group back in year 2012 for my family trip, it's not easy to find those lodging that suit our budget and preferences especially when travel to Singapore where most of the lodging could cost us a bomb. Hostel will definitely not in my list as I tagged along two middle aged ladies with me and I'm pretty sure, it will definitely not so convenient for them to stay. After searched high and low, my family and I agreed to book our stay in Hotel 81 Dickson.

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#1: Hotel 81 Dickson located in heart of Little India street.

Hotel 81 is a chain of budgeted hotels and they have like more than 20 over hotels located in the city centre, Geylang, Joo Chiat, Lavender and more. For the one we pick, Hotel 81 Dickson is strategically situated right in the middle of Little India and it was just few minutes walk to the hustle and bustle of Bugis Street.

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#2: The front desk staffs who were so friendly and helpful. No hassle upon check-in and it was fast and smooth.

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#3: The huge and spacious lobby with the enchanted chandelier

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#4: We booked two triple rooms

I always thought most of the budgeted hotels in Singapore were so small and limited in term of space but for this, it made me awed once I stepped into the room. It's not like the room was completely huge and spacious but at least we still could easily moved around eventhough we had plenty of luggage bags and shopping bags as well. My mom and aunt could even did catwalk with their newly bought clothes inside the room.

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#5: Eventhough it was just a minimal decoration but it has all the basic necessities such as LCD Plasma TV, kettle, hair dryer and most importantly, free WiFi Connection. It's sufficient enough to satisfy me as long as I can keep in touch with my boyfie back in Malaysia.

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#6: Another important part of the hotel room besides bed which is the clean bathroom. Everything is pretty fine but it would be best for them to have the shower curtain cause everytime we bathed, it makes the whole bathroom wet.

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#7: Coffee and tea maker with complimentary bottle waters

Location wise, it's few minutes walk to Bugis Street and Sim Lim Square, the preferred shopping mall for electronics and for the nearest MRT, it takes less than 5 minutes to walk from newly Rochor MRT Station to the hotel. Our room rate didn't include the breakfast but restaurants and shopping options aplenty.

Date Stayed: 17 December - 20 December 2012 (3 nights)
Rate We Paid :  RM460.50 per night for triple room (Booked via

The nearest hotel to Hotel 81 Dickson is Rochor MRT Station Exit B. Take lift up and from the station, turn left and walk towards the traffic light. Turn left again and walk until spot Yong Kee Seafood. Turn left into the small alley and immediately will see Hotel 81 Dickson.

This review is truly based on my own personal experience and is my genuine and honest opinion of this hotel, and that I have no personal or business relationship with this establishment. 


  1. Ada tab mandi bagai .. and for triple that is good enough la kan :D

  2. Triple room means 3 persons share a room?

    1. Impressive for the amount paid. Cleanliness and basis amenities are there, so why not.

  3. my sis and mum went to SG two weeks ago and stayed at the hotel 81 franchise at Rochor~ very reliable and cost friendly.

  4. now i prefer hotel without tub coz i fell in a tub before. had to see doctor get stitches


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