The newly refurbished, budget hotel provides 84 comfortable guestrooms and is located in the Joo Chiat area of Singapore. The Hotel 81 Opera is located only a 15 minutes drive away from the Central Business District and the famous shopping belt of Orchard Road. Also nearby is Malay Village, where guests can learn about the Malay, who are the oldest ethnic community in Singapore. The 1-star hotel is in the Geylang neighborhood, which is filled with pre-war architecture, shop houses, mosques and temples. Guests will be surrounded by many authentic shopping arcades, local eateries, coffee shops, and hawker stalls. This area is well known for its bustling nightlife.