Hotel 81 Bencoolen
Hotel 81 Bencoolen is sandwiched between Singapore’s premier shopping and entertainment area Orchard Road and the culturally rich Bugis District.
Bencoolen Hotel 81 is actually within walking distance (less than 20-minute) to three MRT stations; Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1), Bugis MRT Station (EW12), but the closest station will be Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2) which is just 5-minute walk away.
If you are arriving Singapore by air, from the Singapore’s Changi International Airport, you can take a 45-minute train ride to Bras Basah MRT station inclusive of transfer at Paya Lebar MRT Interchange Station (EW8/CC9).
Price – from US$90 per night.
The Hotel 81 Bencoolen boasts a prime location to visit the wealth of attractions and landmarks that Singapore has to offer. By taking a 10-minute stroll from the hotel to Bras Basah main road, you can visit the Singapore Art Museum to admire their vast selection of contemporary and modern Southeast Asian arts. Crossing the street to Stamford Road, you can pop into National Museum of Singapore and digest some of the city’s history.
Museum of different kind awaits the visitor who wish to reminisces their childhood. At the aptly named Museum of Toys, you will find a large collection of vintage toys and unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Considered one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, the museum is located at 26 Seah Street (next to Raffles Hotel and Bras Basah Complex) in Bugis district.
When in Singapore, Shopping is a Must
For IT appliances and gadgets like laptops, digital cameras, DSLRs, Apple products and game consoles, look no further to Sim Lim Square which is further up on Bencoolen Street. It is undisputedly Singapore’s largest and most popular computer and electronics center. Opposite to Sim Lim Square is Sim Lim Tower, unknown to most foreign visitors but it is a treasure trove for DIY electronics project hobbyists as it sells mostly components and circuitry.
For fashion lovers, you can head to Bugis Street, Singapore’s largest street-style shopping for cheap Japanese and Korean style clothes, trendy accessories and even Cosplay costumes. Straddling Bugis Village, you will find the infamous Bugis Junction Mall and Bugis+ (formerly known as Iluma) mall, both offer immense selection of shops and restaurants. You will find famous brands like Uniqlo (from Japan), Mango, Aeropostale, Bershka, Adidas, Sephora, FANCL, Esprit, Crabtree & Evelyn, etc.
Being near to Orchard Road shopping belt, Hotel 81 Bencoolen offers the perfect base to explore shopping malls like Plaza Singapura, Centrepoint, 313 @ Somerset, Paragon, Wisma Atria, H&M Singapore and Ion Orchard.
If the shops at Orchard Road are not enough to satisfy your appetite, why not try late night shopping at the 24-hour Mustafa center near to Little India MRT (NE7) station which is one train stop away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. Mustafa is a huge 150,000 square feet department store that sells almost anything from fresh fruits to cheap textile to luxury Swiss watches like Tag Heuer.
Where to Find Food and Beer
All around the Bencoolen Hotel 81, you will find an enormous array of eateries and chill-out watering holes to suit all individual tastes and budgets. Sampling local food is as easy as crossing Bencoolen Street from hotel doorstep to Kopitiam, an air-conditioned food court that sells authentic Singapore dishes.
Rear of Hotel 81 Bencoolen is a row of shop houses along Prinsep Street that house a smattering of pubs and bars that serve imported beer and finger food for chilling out.
Location, Location & Location
It is also extremely convenient for business travelers to reach financial districts like Raffles Place and Marina Bay by taking the train from the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT station.
All of the fully furnished, modern bedrooms at the Hotel 81 Bencoolen have the advantage of en-suite bathroom facilities, cable TV and free Internet access. There is also a 24-hr convenience store directly opposite the hotel for grabbing quick bites, beer and cigarettes.
Wireless Internet access (complimentary) is available in all the rooms.
- LCD TV with Cable TV Channels
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee / Tea Making Facilities
- Laundry Service / Dry Cleaning
- Iron & Ironing Board (upon request)
Address: 41 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189623
Contact number: +65 6336 8181
Hotel Website: www.hotel81.com.sg/hotels_bencoolen.shtml
Nearest MRT Stations: Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2), Dhoby Ghaut MRT Interchange Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) & Bugis MRT Station (EW12)