Hotel 81 Balestier

226 Balestier Road329688SingaporeSingapore
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About Hotel 81 Balestier

Just north of the city centre on bustling Balestier Road, Hotel 81 Balestier is a 15-minute walk from Novena metro station. Air-conditioned interiors and free Wi-Fi are the hallmarks of this laid-back budget hotel.

Basic accommodations with tiled floors and unfussy decor offer flat-screen cable TVs, telephones and tea/coffee-making facilities. Complimentary toiletries are on hand in the bathrooms.

A 24-hour reception provides safety deposit boxes and luggage storage facilities. Free parking is offered on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.

All manner of cafes, restaurants and hawker food stands can be found on Balestier Road. There's even an Indian restaurant (Maju) right next door to the hotel.

Hotel 81 Balestier is two-and-a-half miles from the famed Orchard Road shopping neighbourhood and just over four miles from the historic Colonial District in the city centre. Singapore Changi Airport is a 20-minute drive away.


226 Balestier Road, 329688, Singapore, Singapore
Telephone: +65(6)3528181 | Fax: +65(6)3521301 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Hospitable staff members make a real effort

A great many reviewers were won over by the helpful, adept and generally very cooperative attitude shown by the hotel's small team of cheery staff. The chatty and proactive receptionists earned the most plaudits.

Location is a big hit

The majority of travellers who stayed here fell for the area in a pretty big way. Reviewers spoke very highly of the interesting neighbourhood and loved the myriad shops, stalls and eateries scattered along Balestier Road. Having a bus stop to the city centre right outside the front door topped things off nicely.

Negative Reviews

Accommodations are a little too bijou

Visitors felt the guest rooms were just too compact to be able to relax in. Many reviewers felt a similarly claustrophobic in the bathrooms too.

Room for improvement on the cleanliness front

Guests were, on the whole, rather underwhelmed by the standard of cleanliness they encountered in their rooms. Stained bed linen and dusty surfaces were the main bugbears reported.

Getting online isn't that straightforward

It was noted that the free Wi-Fi provided throughout the hotel is not as strong or reliable as guests hoped it would be. Reviewers were frequently exasperated by the persistent connection issues it threw up.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 170 reviews across the web
7.1 /10
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    7.5 /10
7.1 out of 10 based on 170 reviews