Hotel 81 Bencoolen sits right at the doorsteps of the Central Business District. Cultural and heritage attractions such as the National Museum, National Art Museum, Esplanade and others are about 5 to 10 minutes away on foot. The shopping hubs of Orchard Road, City Hall, Bugis Junction and Marina Square are within walking distance too. Raffles Hotel, the grand icon of the country’s colonial past, sits a short distance away on Beach Road. In short, almost all the significant tourist landmarks in the CBD are within walking distance of the Hotel.
Bencoolen Street is a popular site for the backpacking community with its affordable accommodation and food, and proximity to the tourist landmarks. Enjoy a meal of roti prata (Indian pancake served with curry sauce) washed down with a cup of tea-alia (ginger tea) at the Bencoolen St stall. And also, there are several 24-hour F&B establishments serving a wide selection of local dishes: Kopitiam along Bras Basah Road and S-11 Eating House at the National Library. Restaurants serving international and pricey cuisine are also well represented in the surrounding areas
Located within the city civic district, it give easy walking access to Orchard, Marina Bay and Bugis shopping areas. There are many museums and place of interests that one can do a walking tour of from the hotel.