Accessibility and affordability are two main qualities of Hotel 81. Hotel 81 Balestier is one of the hotels in the chain of value hotels. This is a 4-storey business hotel with air conditioning that comprises 53 rooms which caters to both leisure and business travellers. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with complimentary bottled water, television, hair dryer, shower, non-smoking rooms in each room. Adjacent to Balestier Road, on Thomson Road, the hotel is 5 minutes away from Novena MRT station by taxi. Being close to the central area of Singapore, it is 30 minutes to Changi Airport, 15 minutes to the Central Business District and 10 minutes to the popular Orchard Road shopping belt. It is also located near reputable medical institutions, markets and business institutions. A broad range of tourist attractions can also be reached easily from the premises.
How to Get to Hotel 81 Balestier
By Plane - Singapore is Southeast Asia's largest aviation hub. Singapore’s national carrier is Singapore Airlines and its regional subsidiary SilkAir, Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot. There are also direct services to Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and even South Africa. Singapore is also a popular stopover point between Australia and Europe, for airlines such as KLM, Mann Travel, British Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates. Getting into the city from the airport is fairly easy as there are plenty of transportation options such as taxis, MRT and busses.
By Public Transportation - Public transport from Balestier Road is readily available and easy to navigate in Singapore. Novena MRT station is a five-minute bus ride from Hotel 81 Balestier. Being close to the central area of Singapore, it is 30 minutes to Changi Airport, 15 minutes to the Central Business District and 10 minutes to the popular Orchard Road shopping belt. With the public buses which ply Balestier Road, one can reach the Central Business District, Chinatown, Harbourfront and Little India.
Different Types of Rooms in Hotel 81 Balestier
The hotel has a total of 53 rooms for guests’ use. All rooms come en suite with a shower and a hairdryer. Guests can look forward to a good night' rest on their double bed. All rooms are further equipped with a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV and wireless Internet access.
Restaurants and Cafes in Hotel 81 Balestier
There are no cafes or restaurants available on the hotel premise. However, there are various eateries nearby which offer a multitude of dishes ranging from international cuisines to local fares. The popular local eatery, Novena Peranakan Cuisine is also located close to the hotel. The restaurant offers home-cooked Peranakan classics like ayam buah keluak (chicken with keluak nuts) and babi pontek (pork stew).
Facilities and Activities in Hotel 81 Balestier
The hotel offers various facilities for the convenience of guests. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour check-out service as well as lift access to upper floors. Moreover, there is a car park for those arriving by car. Other facilities include:
Interesting Places near Hotel 81 Balestier
Mustafa Shopping Centre – Mustafa Shopping Centre is Singapore’s supreme discount department store. It comprises floor after floor of absolutely everything at rock-bottom prices, ranging from Rolex watches and washing machines to fresh mangoes, tailored suits and airline tickets. The shopping centre is open 24 hours. It also has an exchange counters which offers probably the best place in Singapore to exchange any currency you can think of at competitive rates. Mustafa Centre also offers travel, hotel reservation and visa assistance services.
Haji Lane – Haji Lane is where local designers and young entrepreneurs who have set up their boutiques offering made-in-Singapore fashionable wear and products. You will find excellent vintage shops selling an array of contemporary, quirky garments and accessories as well as local boutiques by up-and-coming designers that have been refurbished in their own unique style.
Newton Food Centre – This food centre is located close to the Newton MRT Station. It is a popular hawker centre known for its seafood and local dishes such as Hokkien mee, oyster omelette, popiah, ice kachang, satay and fried rice.
Little India – Little India is one of the most vibrant and culturally authentic districts of Singapore. Take in the sights, sounds and smell as you immerse yourself in an authentic Indian experience in Singapore. Its charm lies in the fact that many of olden-day trades can still be found by its roadsides, alleys and back lanes. Fortune-tellers and their parrots, flower vendors selling garlands of jasmine, kachang puteh (roasted nuts).