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“Decent Budget Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Fragrance Hotel - Balestier
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   255 Balestier Road, Singapore 329710, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #114 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Decent Budget Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We lived In a Superior Double Room on the 4 th floor, 406 room for 3 nights Which has hot and cool shower, flat screen TV . Air condition ,soft pillows, kettle, 2 packs of instant coffee ( everyday) 2 bottles of water ( everyday) and hairdryer ...The room is not small but still spacious for 3 persons family. It's clean and service is pretty great ...all the staffs are so helpful and friendly....I borrowed an adapter for charging my IPad ...The location is super great, u can reach to bus stop and take no.21 or 131 to go to novena MRT station or Orchard MRT...the restaurants are so great which are opposite to the hotel...there are many Chinese food selling there...we ate our dinner in the Chinese restaurant called JaYan Restaurant everyday no matter how late we came back, we still had to eat dinner there.,,usually we paid 40 Dollars for 4 dishes ...u still can find hainaness chicken rice around 20 dollars for family , and bah Ku Te 15 dollars for family..The shopping mall and hospital is near bus stop as well........all in all, I love balestier road.....

Room Tip: I have no idea of the lower floors but fourth floor is great..406 has a window and u can have a nice...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

An established hotel chain of 23 hotels.
Could have picked any from the chain.
Decided to stay at Balestier as close proximity to my destination.
Took the SMRT from Changi and then a bus from Lavender.
Took less than 1 hour to arrive and check-in.
Such an efficient and hassle-free journey.

Staff were overly courteous. Not the fact that self am a hotelier.
They showed me the room prior without hesitation.
Rooms fairly large. With all basic amenities offered.
Complimentary bottled water and coffee making facilities appreciated.
Iron and board on request with S$5/- deposit. But was waive after all.

Housekeeping could have done better with the wet mops.
The floors felt "sticky" and smelt öff".
Bath towels are "below" expectations.
Time your shower for ample hot water.
Would have preferred soap bar instead of the "dispenser 3 in 1" stuff.

Convenient for food with large food court across the street.
Lots of 24/7 outlets for emergency purchases.
Tend to be bit "sleazy" with lots of "day users".
Will try out the other Fragrance hotels next trip.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with window but all are bolted shut. Window for the sunshine rather than ventilation.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hotel staff were very courteous and accomodating. They even let us borrow their umbrella when it rained while we were on our way out. The rooms are clean, as well as the bathrooms. Hallways are rather narrow but tolerable since the elevator is not far from the hotel lounge. Conveniently located such that bus stops and trains are just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I had a short break over new year in singapore and booked into this hotel. Definitely budget (no restaurant or bfast) but double ensuite rooms had decent aircon, TV and complimentary coffee/water.

Singapore has a rep for small and costly and this was small for a double. A little way from nearest rails station but taxis and buses are plentiful. One of many Fragrence hotels in Ballestaire so make sure you are specific to your taxi driver.

For bfast turn left out of hotel and walk 300m MCDonalds plus a selection of local restaurants. (both sides).

Would tay again for the price, only downside is trek for bfast

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

My selection of this hotel was entirely random. I had arrived at Changhi early in the afternoon and just needed an overnight hotel. I caught a train to the city and then asked a taxi driver to find me a budget hotel.

The check-in process was straight forward and needed a passport. The room had to be paid upon arrival.

The actual room was fairly basic. The bathroom was kind of built into the shower recess such that using the shower wets everything else in the bathroom so clothes have to stay outside. Basic amenities were provided in the bathroom ie soap, shampoo, toothbrush.

The bed was adequate and I slept well.

Next morning I was up early and on my way back to Changi fo ran early morning flight.

I would stay here again if I just needed a low cost overnight room. Perhaps next time I would research the Fragrance chain on the web to compare locations first.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stay here about 3 nights. The hotel located at the balestier road which you may easily get a taxi. For taking their MRT you need to take 15 minits walked. The hotel environment is ok but the only things is the room very small. We booked twin and queen size bed room. Both room look small to us. However, what you expect with the prices. is a budget hotel. You may easily find convenience store and food around the area.

Room Tip: get a higher floor room to avoid car noise from the street.
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

I had booked the room 407 for 3 nights, and in the first night no electrict power, window can not open, very humited, very noisy, others rooms guest slamp the doors, some one knock the door in mid night, the sound proof are very poor, can listen what you are talking 40 feets away. our family can not sleep for whole night, it is terrible night mare. i asked for check out on next day morning, the reception counter charged me one night, we are traveling very often, we would not take your hotel any more in the future, and will let our friends know how terreble hotel service is...

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 255 Balestier Road, Singapore 329710, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#66 Family Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fragrance Hotel - Balestier 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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