Hotel 101 Singapore
What You Don’t Get In Amenities, Makes Up For It In Price
Sometimes we wonder do we really need 100+ channels on a 42” flat-screen TV and an iPhone docking-station in a hotel room, when we’re really only there to sleep and freshen up?
As long as it’s affordable, not too far from the city center, and is reasonably quiet and clean, this is generally enough for those looking for a good deal. For the savvy budget traveler, high expectations upon check-in are usually…, well, kept in check.
The Hotel 101 is situated in the rather lively Geylang District. It’s located within walking distance to the nearby Kallang (EW10) and Aljunied (EW9) MRT train stations, and is a hotel that fits the bill for a cheap stay. It has basic rooms and amenities, but with eye-pleasing room rates that won’t break the bank.
From US$59 per night.
Like other Geylang hotels, Hotel 101 is surrounded by a wide choice of famous and cheap local food options such as Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow and People’s Prawn Noodles. Within walking distance are also two train stations that can bring you to anywhere in Singapore.
- Less than 15-min walk to Kallang and Aljunied MRT train stations.
- A breezy 25-min train ride from Changi Airport to Aljunied MRT station.
- Between 3-5 train stops will get you to downtown areas like Bugis, City Hall and Raffles Place.
- Just under 4 km by taxi to popular shopping centers such as the Mustafa Center and Sim Lim Square.
- Many food stalls are just a stone-throw away for quick, cheap and easy bites.
I can recommend this hotel only for singles who expect night life with entertainment near by. Hotel staff ware very friendly and helpful. The room at 6th floor which I stayed was good. it has TV, enough space and clean bathroom.
But I took another room on following day at 3rd floor. it was not recommended since there ware lot of people came to the rooms at the 3rd floor during the mid night as well.
Easy access, shopping and other entertainment facilities available at nearby. but I not recommend this hotel for families especially who are coming with children. – shirajmorugama of Sri Lanka at TripAdvisor
Room Rates and Hotel Amenities
The Hotel 101 in Geylang is a midsize hotel with a total of 175 beautifully appointed rooms spread over 8 levels. It offers Deluxe Rooms with configurations such Double, Twin, Triple and Quad.
All the rooms come equipped with the following:
- Free WiFi
- Flat-screen TV with Cable Channels
- Complimentary Tea/Coffee/Bottled Water
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Free Local Calls
Guests of Hotel 101 can also make travel arrangements and book airport shuttle at its reception.
Here’s A Little Insight About Geylang
Geylang is a place that is very popular with the locals and travelers in-the-know, who enjoy the vast selection of local cuisine, all at incredibly favorable prices. Not to mention the array of bars, clubs and lounges that come alive after dark, which exude an unpretentious atmosphere.
Another element that sparks activity in the evening, are ladies who indulge in their own employment activities sprinkled mostly in the even-numbered lorongs or streets, (if you know what I mean).
This has rarely prevented many a visitor to reserve rooms in this district given Singapore’s high safety record. However, it should be a consideration if you bring young children, or are easily offended by such activity in the vicinity of the hotel.
Upon checking into Hotel 101, I would suggest taking a peek at the rooms first prior to registering, just to make sure you know what you’re getting and all is okay. Additionally, it would be advisable to ask for an upper floor room for any potentially street noise issues.
Tip: If staying in Geylang is a concern for you, then you can checkout these hotels near Bugis that are family-friendly.
Keep in mind, this hotel is truly no-frills and it’s a far cry from a more decorated Orchard Road experience. However, if the aforementioned is not an issue with you and you’re really just interested in a cheap place to throw your luggage, shower-up and sleep, the Hotel 101 will suit you fine.
Address: No. 12 Geylang Lorong 12, #01-00, Singapore 398993
Contact Number: +65 6842 3363