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Fragrance Hotel - Riverside
Ranked #174 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The hotel is so clean and tidy. the staff are very nice. you can reach easily to subway. The Central shop is near there. Clark Quay is just five minute walk. The swimming pool is so clean and have privacy. It is a small hotel but very organized.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I read some trip advisor members’ review about the cleanliness of this hotel and indeed the room is very clean even the size is a bit small but the sleep was very good.

When we checked in, there are lots of other guests on the reception but there was only one staff, probably it was lunch time, we waited quite long but the receptionist was very efficient, she did our check in process done in less than five minutes.

The location is very strategic; there is Central shopping mall across the main road and also Clarke Quay MRT station. There are quite a lot of restaurants nearby as well as rows of waterfront restaurants at Clarke Quay. The pool is located on the roof, quite big and clean.
I would have to say that everything here was fine except for one small thing that is quite disturbing which is the beeping sound of the elevator every time the door was open and close.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The location is unbeatable, accross the street from Central Mall with MRT station on the basement and Clarke Quay just around the corner..nightlife abound (attica, indochine etc), by the river dining (hooters is available, best chicken wings ever, as well as Jumbo Seafood (best chilly crab ever) also around the other corner is best pork soup in town..
Rooms are super clean, we were upgraded to Deluxe room (the bigger room with window), bathroom is acceptable, got everything you need, just no showerbox..reception is uncommonly nice for singapore, being mostly filipinos instead of singaporean..

Best Deals, Excellent Location, 7/11 is just outside..

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We 'upgraded' to an apparantly bigger room with a window and breakfast for an extra $20 a night. The view from the window was a building site and some back stairs. The room was tiny (you couldn't open 2 suitcases at the same time- plus my husband's feet stuck out the bottom of the bed and he is 5'7!), the walls were made of paper so we were constantly woken up by people even at the other end of the hall just coming in and out of their rooms - literally you could hear full conversations from all the way down the hall. Because there were no carpets in the entire place everytime a door shut it echoed round our room. The near by building site provided a constant drilling noise from 8am till about 7pm. I thought the room was quite clean until I looked under the bed and found bits and pieces (which definitely weren't ours) and a thick layer of dust.
Breakfast- wow, (not good wow) was held in the bar next door- it only had 4 tables so you were sat with others bit like a canteen. The choice was between pancakes, a bowl of cereal, some noodles with prawns or an 'American' breakfast which was a muffin with an egg on each side with not even a full slice of tomato and around 8 baked beans (which were stone cold). We didn't go back for breakfast a second time. Oh then on the last night the aircon broke.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank JasmineMcG
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We chose The Fragrance hotel, Riverside for its location close to Clarke Quay and the subway as well as the well presented and impressive looking hotel room pictures. We had booked the double executive room as we were wanting to pay a little more for what we thought was going to be a better room.
However, on arrival we discovered that the executive room was certainly nothing special and looked NOTHING like the pictures which were displayed on the hotels website. It was extremely small to the point that we couldn't fit all our luggage in the room, it had 2 single beds which were even small for singles, the pillows were useless and the toilet was a wet room with the shower so everything got wet! No free wi-fi which was also disappointing (had to even pay to use the computer next to reception, something the website says is free, another lie).
We wouldn't recommend this hotel for couples or if you have large luggage. The biggest disappointment for us about this hotel was the inaccurate pictures and description on the hotel's website.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ScottTravellingScott
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Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very well located close to Clarke quay. The rooms were clean but very small, which is why the price remains reasonable. Fitting so many rooms in one building meant that One of our rooms had no windows which is very disorientainting particularly after a 16 hour flight to get there.

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1  Thank Andy28yan
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Location is good, close to Mrt, restaurants and nightlife.
Room clean (sheets and towels changed avery day) even if very small, equipped with hairdyer.
Friendly and helpful staff.
no free wi-fi and no free internet (you have to pay even to use internet on the computer in the lobby).
Value for money (90€/night).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank N1ch0
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Address: 20 Hongkong Street Fragrance Hotel - Riverside, Singapore 059663, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #174 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: $84 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fragrance Hotel - Riverside 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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