Hotel81 - Tristar - Singapore  2 stars

1 Onan Road, Singapore, Singapore, 424780  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Good budget hotel - Restaurants nearby - Will stay again
  • Airconditioning was fine - Water power was good - Broken furniture
  • Strong hot shower - Bathroom dated - Good value
  • Pool is very nice - Free wifi - No concierge services
  • Beds were comfortable - Close to mrt - Wifi worked fine


Located in East Coast district 81 Tristar is rated 2 stars and features animation, a cocktail lounge and an outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel is located in the central district of Singapore, in the proximity of National Stadium, Air Force Museum and Singapore Indoor Stadium. Just 7km from the center of Singapore known for Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Geylang Serai and Eurasian Heritage Centre.

Direct access to the local beach and surrounding an orchard and parks is provided.

This hotel is just 200 meters away from the Blk 14 Mkt/FC bus stop and within a 10-minute walk from Paya Lebar underground station. A short drive from Changi airport.


The property comprises 115 air-conditioned rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, a minibar, an in-room safe, satellite TV and a writing desk. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.


Dining options include a deluxe buffet breakfast served every morning. The open-air restaurant offers excellent authentic cuisine. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving complimentary drinks.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


The affordable property features internet access, a photocopier and computers.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   116.

City Center Singapore - 3.8 mi
Airports Changi (SIN) - 7.1 mi, Hang Nadim (BTH) - 20.4 mi
Train Stations Tanjong Pagar KTM Railway Station - 5.2 mi
Underground stations Aljunied MRT Station - 1.0 mi, Bugis MRT Station - 3.0 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Nasi Padang - 400 ft, Hokkien Mee Lorong 9 (cuisine: Asian, Noodle) - 500 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Animation
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  12 pm


until  2 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 are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or 1 Twin bed
Size: 155 sq. feet

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    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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      Bed type: 2 Single beds or King and Single or 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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          Hotel81 - Tristar LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Fountain of Wealth
            3.0 mi
          Places of interest
          Convention centers
          • Malay Heritage Centre & Istana Kampong Glam
            2.7 mi
          Shopping areas
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • Masjid Sultan Mosque
            2.7 mi
          • National Stadium, Singapore
            1.7 mi
          Underground stations
          • Aljunied MRT Station
            5000 ft
          • Bugis MRT Station
            3.0 mi
          • Farrer MRT Station
            3.0 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Air Force Museum
            2.0 mi
          • Kampong Glam
            2.4 mi
            Kampong Glam, Singapore
          • Singapore Crocodile Farm
            2.6 mi
            790 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore
          • East Coast Park
            2.7 mi
            Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road (Bedok), Singapore
          • Malabar Mosque
            2.7 mi
            471 Victoria Street, Singapore

          Near the hotel

          • Geylang Serai
            200 ft
            Geylang Rd, Singapore
          • Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple
            4200 ft
            19 Ceylon Rd, Singapore

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Nasi Padang

            77% likes this, based on 7 reviews

            400 ft
            Corner of Joo Chiat Road and Changi Road
          • Hokkien Mee Lorong 9

            63% likes this, based on 15 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian, Noodle

            500 ft
            Lorong 9 Geylang
          • Kampong Cafe

            65% likes this, based on 6 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 0 - USD 18

            700 ft
            60 Joo Chiat Road

            Phone: 65-61005433

          • Chilli Padi

            56% likes this, based on 23 reviews
            Cuisine: Singaporean

            1500 ft
            11 Joo Chiat Place #01-03

            Phone: 6275 1002

          • Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant

            64% likes this, based on 13 reviews
            Cuisine: Vietnamese

            1600 ft
            159 Joo Chiat Road

            Phone: 91058519

          Hotel81 - Tristar Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel81 - Tristar

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 224 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple

            the space room is bigger than other hotels of the same classes

            the air conditioner was noisy and the bell sound of lifts going up and down bothered me

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Like the swimming pool.. Would be great if there was a gym... The room was comfortable and the beds were ok.

            One of the receiptionists wasn't very friendly or helpful.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The room was clean and spacious. The staff at check in and check out were efficient and professional.

            The super king size bed was fitted with king size sheets and the mattress was protected with a vinyl cover. The fact that the bottom sheet slid around on the vinyl cover gave a very unpleasant night. Lying on vinyl in not conducive to a restful night. I gave up attempting to sleep at 4.45am.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            First of all, the location is good, especially for Moslems, since it is surrounded by lots of Halal food (with low price). It is also near two mosques, made it easy to pray. For Malay tourists, you will like the area since it is on kampong melayu, thus you will find no difference in language. It is also very near with the bus stop and MRT station (Paya Lebar). Some taxis also keep going around the road so if you want to take a taxi, just wait in front of the hotel. Minimarket is available 24 hours right next to the hotel. Don't find what you need? Jusk within 3 minutes walk you can fulfill your needs at the higher supermarket at Joo Chiat Complex. The room is big (unlike the other budget hotels) and the staffs are very friendly and helpful.

            Nothing serious to tell about the weakness of this hotel. Only there's no breakfast service, but you can have it from the hawker street nearby. My great appreciation is for Mr. Azahar who helped me so kindly during our stay at the hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            location, food stalls ok, near grocery and convienient store, room is spacious, aircon is good, staff were accomodating. swimming pool ok and safe for kids

            first the smell in lobby, the toilet has leak on the floor, my ratings for cleanliness overall 80%,

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It was nice and close to the MRT..less than 10min walk. Pretty quiet and staff friendly and helpful. Convenient for a short stay in Singapore on a budget.

            The only real criticism I have of Hotel 81 Tristar is that the bottom sheet was too small on a plastic covered mattress, so not tucked in at all, by morning it was all in a ball underneath you...not very comfortable and kept waking me up.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Rooms are of a reasonable size and quality for the money. Other similar priced hotels in the area are smaller and less clean.

            I would have expected fitted sheets on the beds. The staff were not especially friendly. This hotel is not carpeted as is often the case.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            I like the fact that it was near the MRT and the other shopping places plus it's location was safe and clean but quiet quaint and had good value. I felt like I got a taste of the locals just by going thru the nearby malls, shops and restaurants. People there were also generally friendly and welcoming but not overly so.

            Well, I would have wished that their remote for the telly would be working but its not a very major thing. Generally, the hotel had very good value.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Friendly, helpfull staff.

            No soundproofing on the room door, very noisy. Sheets don't fit the bed.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Easy to find Muslim Food

            Put more effort to maintenance on toilet facilities

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Nothing. It was a creepy, mouldy and I felt particularly uncomfortable staying there. It was completely overpriced.

            The mould on the ceilings. Dirty filthy air-conditioner in room with no cover. Battered old furnishings. Spartan interior. Rotting timber underneath door making a two inch cavity from the floor.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The neighbourhood was especially interesting for us. Previously we have stayed in the CBD of Singapore. The local of the Hotel 81 Tristar is a more insight into how most Singaporeans live. The availability of nearby food outlets was of great benefit to us and became our focal point for our party of 4 people for planning and meeting and just socialising with each other and friendly locals. The area around the Hotel is predominately Malay which was very interesting food wise and culture wise. Having a swimming pool was an added bonus which we appreciated.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Facilities, e.g. Free WiFi and etc.

            Even had advance booking via internet, they still charged me about 15%+ while checked in. Reason given was the booking has no credit card deduct and it their risky to accept internet booking. My internet booked price S$355 for 2 night, actual paid was at S$400, really bad experience!!!

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Very convenient. Food court, grocery store, atm machine below the hotel. Near Geylang Serai Market, MRT Station. Triple room is very big.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            I like the location because near to malay kids love the swimming pool.

            Far from mrt station. I brought 3 kids age 9,7 & 3. End up using taxi all the way which cost us around sgd10 to sgd20 per trip (from hotel)

            • Average rating
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