Hotel 81 Bencoolen - Singapore

41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore, Singapore, 189636  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel 81 Bencoolen - Singapore

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

SGD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Cafe

Laundry
Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

81 Bencoolen is a comfortable 2-star hotel set close to Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Suntec City and Singapore Flyer. Since 1996, it has been hosting guests in the center of Singapore.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. A train station as well as Dhoby Ghaut MRT subway station are not far from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near a museum and a theater.

The nearest metro station is 500 meters away. Due to its location 20 km from Changi airport, it will take about 20 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are modern and come with climate control, a cupboard, satellite TV, a safe and a work desk. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the lobby guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. International meals are served at the restaurant. Guests can relax in the café bar serving complimentary drinks. The property is set in Bugis district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Brasserie Balzac and Strictly Pancakes that serve delectable meals.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, a safety deposit box and parking and such services as 24-hour reception, ironing service and laundry.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at SGD 10 per day.

Number of rooms:   215.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel 81 Bencoolen - Singapore Singapore location
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Hotel Address:

41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore, Singapore, 189636

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City Center
  • Singapore
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Promenade MRT Station
    1.5 km
  • Tanjong Pagar KTM Railway Station
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Straits Cafe
    60 m
  • Balzac (cuisine: French)
    60 m
Parks
  • Pulau Ubin
    290 m
  • Fort Canning Park
    570 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    215

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Hotel 81 Bencoolen Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple400 m

Places of interest

  • Waterloo Street100 m
  • Sri Krishnan Temple200 m
  • The Cathay200 m
  • Goddess of Mercy Chinese Temple300 m
  • Chijmes400 m
  • Istana Park500 m
  • CHIJMES500 m
  • Otaku House500 m
  • The Verge600 m
  • Istana Singapore600 m
  • Rochor MRT Station600 m

Shopping areas

  • Plaza Singapura600 m
  • Plaza Singapura600 m
  • Raffles City600 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Waterloo Street100 m

Museums

  • Singapore Art Museum200 m
  • National Museum of Singapore200 m
  • Peranakan Museum500 m

Parks

  • fort canning park400 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Singapore Management University300 m

Underground stations

  • Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station400 m
  • Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station400 m
  • Cityhall MRT Station600 m
  • City Hall MRT Station600 m

Public parking

  • Singapore Management University300 m

Local attractions

  • Merlion Tower1.5 km
    1 Fullerton Road, Sentosa Island
  • Chinatown1.8 km
    Crot, Singapore
  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple1.8 km
    397 Serangoon Rd, Singapore
  • UOB Plaza1.5 km
    80 Raffles Place, Singapore
  • Kampong Glam1.7 km
    Kampong Glam, Singapore

Near the hotel

  • National Museum of Singapore260 m
    93 Stamford Road, Singapore
  • Pulau Ubin290 m
    Pulau Ubin
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd340 m
    4 Queen St, Singapore
  • Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple410 m
    178 Waterloo St., Singapore
  • Singapore Art Museum240 m
    71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore
  • Sculpture Square280 m
    155 Middle Road, Singapore
  • Sri Krishnan Temple360 m
    152 Waterloo St, Singapore

Restaurants nearby

  • Straits Cafe60 m

    Address: 9 Bras Basah Road
    Phone: 65 6336 0220

    56% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 19 - CAD 31

  • Fullhouse Singapore60 m

    Address: 9 Bras Basah Road #01-04 & #02-02/3 Rendezvous Gallery Singapore 189559

    Cuisine: English

  • Kopitiam140 m

    Address: 51 Bras Basah Road

    74% likes this, based on 86 reviews

  • Balzac60 m

    Address: 9 Bras Basah Road

    65% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Brasserie Balzac100 m

    Address: Lor Payah
    Phone: 6563360797

    Cuisine: French

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    215

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Hotel 81 Bencoolen Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel 81 Bencoolen

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 461 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    6.2

    The location of the hotel is excellent. The MTR is just a few steps away from the hotel. Opposite to the hotel, there is a food court and a convenient shop. For museum lovers, the National Museum of Singapore and National Art Museum are nearby the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The staff were nice and the hotel is near some restaurants serving varied kinds of food. Its also walking distance the mrt Station and Orchard Road.

    Breakfast is not included. And we had a hard time locating the hotel due to the ongoing construction of mrt.

  • Single
    5.0

    The staff were very pleasant

    I did not like the cigarette burns all over the vanity unit in the bathroom and other places. The bath was very badly scratched and marked. The sheets were not long enough for the bed and I ended up with my legs on plastic!

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Location is very good. it is noisy outside because of the construction but very quite inside. The room is enough max for 3 small people. The staff are friendly and helpful.

    You need to bring your personal things cause they also offer you toothbrush, toothpaste, and a comb, 2 towels

  • Family with children
    6.2

    The location is good, we just walked to Orchard Road, only took 15mins. 7Eleven is just opposite this hotel, Thai's cafes nearby -open until 11pm. There's an mrt station which is still under construction and only will be open soon in 2017, hence I bet it will be even a better hotel location to be chose soon. I dont mind coming back to this hotel for my next visit.

    Only 1 plug point in my room- u see, we have to rotate charging our iPad,iPhone, Blackberry, camera,hair curler, boiled water..these gives so much trouble for us. There's a construction in front of the hotel, ask taxi driver to drop u at back of hotel. And when check in, request for higher level, u wont be disturbed with the noise. Thank God for me who is travelling with a 5mths old infant. Toilet gives bad smell from the pipe (worst the smell transfers to the room), I think its from next room of others. Hotel need to at least put some air freshener in the toilet.

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Location is good, close to city central

    The old tv

  • Family with children
    3.2

    No comfort at all just bare room no proper tea making 1 sacher of coffee and tea for a family of three ridicoulous and no milk europeans like milk in there tea and coffee we booked for breakfast if you could call it that rice scrambled egg ugh.the towels that were suppossed to be clean one had blood stains the other was frayed and still dirty the room was advertised as superior plus triple room what a joke as you can see we did not enjoy our stay

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Location is very good - close to City and shopping area.

    Room was very humid though on 12th floor. Basic consumbles not available in the bathroom such as soap.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Sound location, very convenient transportation for taxi, MRT and bus. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful.

    The airconditioner is a little bit noisy at night

  • Couple
    5.4

    Housekeeping is not done in the morning

  • Couple
    4.2

    convenience location

    The hotel need refurbish, too old and smell not good. The service also below hotel standard. Next time just put the price all in (tax & all fees included)

  • Family with children
    3.8

    Just the location

    The triple room is really small and the so call sofa bed is small, uncomfortable and pathetic. I would definitely pay more to stay in a better hotel in my future visits to Singapore. This hotel is really poor value for your money. I wasn't impressed with the hotel staff either.Won't rate this place more than 1 star.

  • Single
    6.4

    Staff friendly and helpful.

    The bedsheet didn't cover the mattrass,too short. The top of the table unit surface was dirty and greasy,no one had touched it. The corridors smelt of cigarette smoke. No net curtain for privacy to let light in while dressing.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Good for city trip because near from MTR stations

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The location. We only spent two days in Singapore and, being two ladies travellers, we looked for a hotel in a safe area. Bencoolen Hotel 81 is placed in a quiet street, close to the main attractions which can be reached by walking. The subway station is close too. There were some constructions going on by the time we were there, but that didn't bother much as they happened during daytime.

    The room clearly asks for major changes! The furniture is very basic and kinda old, the walls haven't been painted for centuries! As for cleanliness..... Sorry, but we saw a little bug crawling in the bathroom.... Another bad thing was breakfast: the hotel doesn't have a room for this, so clients are told that breakfast will be delivered in the room between 7 and 8! So... We woke up at 7, waited and one morning it came at 7:15, in the next at 8:15! The food was exactly the same both mornings, brought from McDonalds! Another bad thing: in the last morning there, we left the luggage, fully packed, in a corner of the room and went out, telling the receptionist that the room was ready for check-out and cleaning; we said we'd try to be back at 1 P.M., the designated check- out time. Unfortunately, the map of the city we got in the airport was not updated and we got into the wrong subway and arrived at the hotel a few minutes after 1 P.M. In 10 minutes we brought the luggage downstairs and... Surprise, we were charged for one hour delay!!!!!! Never again will we book a room at the Bencoolen Hotel 81!

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel 81 Bencoolen - Singapore Singapore location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore, Singapore, 189636

Get directions
City Center
  • Singapore
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Promenade MRT Station
    1.5 km
  • Tanjong Pagar KTM Railway Station
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Straits Cafe
    60 m
  • Balzac (cuisine: French)
    60 m
Parks
  • Pulau Ubin
    290 m
  • Fort Canning Park
    570 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    215

Hotel Awards

SingaporeHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSingaporeHotel 81 Bencoolen

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Singapore

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