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Fragrance Hotel - Bugis
Ranked #174 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed April 30, 2013

It is a well located, clean budget hotel. Wifi is not too good for the rooms at the end of the halls anyhow. Paying $75 Agoda rate and no breakfast but that's Singapore. No deals there. They don't just want to shear you they want to skin you in that city. So expensive really not enjoyable. The size of the room and bath are small for sure so be prepared.

Room Tip: special request a quiet room with a window
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My friends and I needed a place for just one night, on transit.This small hotel is good for a night or two but not recommended for long stays especially if you have a large family or small children. Rooms are small and the shower is built right over the toilet! Quite a challenge to shower with the toilet in the way and the sink had some problems - the water took a long time to make its way down the pipes.

On the downside: halls and rooms are not carpeted so you can hear the ruckus in the halls, sometimes at 2 or 3 in the morning, so it's quite disruptive. Shower over the toilet means a very wet aftermath! My room had no windows so it was a bit claustrophobic.

On the upside: affordable rooms, peaceful location. Bugis Junction is nearby, if you are looking for some shopping and the MRT station is about 10 minutes walk. Convenience store located just next door. We were also given free wi-fi, which is always a big plus.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have windows, so be sure to ask.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mleong13
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Location
Less 7min walking distance from the hotel to main attraction area. Surround main attraction Bugis Junction connected Intercontinental Hotel, and Bugis Street (best time visit at night). Every corner walk around there’s 7-11 shop (SOOO convenience!).

Hotel
Check in 15 Apr until 16 Apr for 1nights stay. Booked thru Agoda and very good deal. No deposit required upon check in. This hotel might be 2-3years by looked surround design the hotel. It have small lobby with simple contemporary interior. They 5 floor all and mine located 4th floor.

Room
Room with bit small and will be crowd if more than 2person. Very clean, bright, and attach bathroom. Using key card system to enter the room. Flat screen TV, small dressing table and attachment with wardrobe, standard 2bottles mineral water. Bathroom comes with hand hold shower, toilet bowl and standard basin.

Services
Staffs are friendly and very helpful. Very courteous especially Dorothy-Reception. Request place for changing area, they provided me toilet whereby restrict only for guest in house as they lock all the time. Bad ventilation, no air in and out, extremely hot and hoping can be much better.

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Best way traveling around Singapore by MRT. Systematic and organize. Stop at Bugis Station via East West Line and out to Exit C than walk 5min heading to Middle Road traffic light T-junction than make left turn than you see the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank TuahIdzwan
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Very small room, and no worth for the price ... Just one reason i choose this hotel because near from the place that i'm work. Not Recomended for family. No space at lobby...

They have small resto or coffee shop but not comfort. At the ground level, there are 7eleven to buy softdrink.

1  Thank Andie M
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I decided on this hotel for our first night in Singapore. We specifically selected it for its location and also because we only arrived after 20:00...
Well...after a 9 hour journey we were told that there was a "maintenance" problem and that they will move us to another, nicer hotel...
Mmmmm...we were sent to Fragrance Selegie...
I will write a review for this hotel later...

Very disappointed in Bugis...after such a mess-up, I think you should be a bit more accommodating...especially because we already paid for everything before we arrived...

Never again...

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank Thys B
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The rooms in this hotel are very small. It was hard to get around the room without bumping into things. The shower and toilet was cramped together in the same small space. So after taking a shower, the toilet seat would be all wet. The room was stuffy, smelling of smoke and urine. They need to work a little more on the cleanliness of the room. The was dust on the nightstand. And toilet bowl was dirty. Breakfast was very poor. Their only purpose is to fill your stomach with something. The noodles were greasy. The coffee was too light it might as well be coffee colored water. No free wi-fi. Beverages in the room were complimentary. Location is good.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed one night in this hotel and another night in Victoria Hotel also located in the Bugis area. The price was the same per night but I would not come back to Fragrance Bugis. Why? The shower area has no division between toilet area. So, when you take a shower, everything gets wet . It's frustrating. You get out of the shower, and the floor becomes soaking wet.

Although the room seems clean, I reserved a superior room but the size was very small and hardly no space for big luggages. No hand soap, lotion provided. So bring your own.

However, I was happier with Victoria Hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is provision for guest needs like soap, lotion, and even disposable slippers. This hotel is walking distance to shopping areas, malls, restaurants.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank chipaqkwee
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Additional Information about Fragrance Hotel - Bugis

Address: 33 Middle Road Fragrance Hotel - Bugis, Singapore 188942, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $71 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fragrance Hotel - Bugis 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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