First trip to Singapore and this hotel was recommended by a friend who lives in Singapore. When we arrived we were able to check in strate away which was lucky as we arrived around 10 am. The room was very small and so was the bathroom but you get used to the bathroom after a while and the shower was actually very powerful. Received free bottled water everyday and toiletries which was nice. There is also complimentary tea and coffee with a kettle but no fridge or milk. That is all the hotel has to offer and there are no other facilities on site. There is free wifi but its not particularly fast.The bed is extremely uncomfortable but again once you slept on it a few days you just get used to it. A lot of reviews have said about the noise and seeing prostitutes in the hotel, we didnt have a problem with either of these. The reception staff are not particularly friendly and luckily we had no problems with anything so only spoken to them on check in and check out. The hotel is in a great location and within walking distance of a lot of attractions, failing that there is a bus stop only 2 minutes walk and train stations about 5 minutes walk that can take you where ever you want. There are plenty of shopping centres around with plenty of restaurants. Make sure you pick up a map at the airport. Raffles is nearby and try and do a trip to the night safari,china town, marina bay, little india, orchard road and universal studios at sentosa island. Things can be cheap or expensive depending on your budget. There is a free water/light show at the marina bay which is well worth going to of an evening.They dont offer airport transfers but taxis are pretty cheap and when you arrive there is a cheap shuttle bus (just go to the transport desk) There are lots of "Hotel 81" hotels in the area so make sure you say its the one near Shaw tower in Bugis. Location wise this hotel is excellent but it is certainly not worth the price you pay. I think there are probably more value for money hotels than this chain. Having said that, due to the location i would probably stay again.
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