Hotel 81 Princess
A Clean Hotel with Friendly Staff and Cheap Room Rates
When you’re seeking out budget hotels in Singapore, it can be quite daunting due to the vast selection from which to choose.
You have to spend time weeding out the good, the bad and the ugly. Well thankfully for any weary hotel hunter, the Hotel 81 Princess in Geylang can take a huge load off that tedious process.
You don’t need to look any further if you desire clean affordable rooms with helpful and courteous staff to get you settled in smoothly. This Geylang hotel offers appealing rates for the budget-minded as well as convenient commute (under 10-minute) to downtown from the nearby Aljunied MRT train station.
It’s a perfect option for those one-night layovers, or yourself preferring to spend your money on the ‘fun things’ during your visit while saving on hotel fees.
From US$53 per night.
- Under 15-min walk to Aljunied (EW9) or Kallang (EW10) MRT train stations.
- Fuss-free 25-min train ride from Changi Airport to Aljunied train station.
- 150-meter to Geylang main road where buses and taxis are found.
- Approximately 20-25 min by train to places like Chinatown, Orchard Road, Bugis and Little India.
- Popular shopping places like Bugis Street Market, Mustafa Center and Sim Lim Square are all within 3km.
- You’ll never go hungry due to an abundance of Geylang eateries serving up a myriad of local cuisines.
I am a regular traveler to Singapore and was surprised to find this little gem… good location, and surprising value but it was the staff and their helpfulness and friendliness that made this stay a real treat.
I booked on line and have had some shockers but this one is real good value. – abigmagilla of Bangkok at TripAdvisor
Room Rates and Hotel Amenities
The Hotel 81 Princess has 133 rooms that are configured in 4 different room types ranging from Standard to Twin, Superior and Deluxe. And guests can enjoy the following amenities:
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV with Cable Channels
- DVD Player
- Mini Fridge
- Tea/Coffee Making Facility
- Complimentary Beverages
- Laundry Service
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Tour Desk
- Free Onsite Parking
Tips About Staying in Hotel 81 Princess and Geylang
Hotel 81 Princess is located right in the heart of Geylang District of Singapore. It bears more of a ‘local’ ambience without all the prim and proper traits of the city center. This makes it very appealing for those who want a little down-to-earth essence away from the all glass and glitz of downtown.
Geylang does however have a few ‘ladies of the evening’ strolling the neighboring streets after sundown. But remember being Singapore with its crime-free reputation, it’s nothing like your typical red-light district at all.
Any safety concerns wouldn’t be a factor in this area. Even solo female guests never felt ill-at ease staying at the Princess, given the area’s unobtrusive atmosphere.
However if you’re traveling with kids, then perhaps another popular hotel location such as Bugis could be considered. Other than that, you’ll be far too busy rubber-necking all the food and shopping choices that abound in every nook and cranny of this famous Geylang district.
The Hotel 81 Princess has received numerous positive reviews for the very hospitable and helpful staff who made sure their visit was smooth and stress-free. Just ask for a room on the upper floors though, just in case there’s any street noise if you’re a light sleeper.
The rooms are small and basic, but most people reserving a room may indeed expect this due to the pleasing low rates. It really doesn’t disappoint, but yet delivers on what it’s all expected to be in satisfaction.
Address: 21 Lorong 12 Geylang, Singapore 399001
Contact Number: +65 6842 8181
Hotel Website: www.hotel81.com.sg