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The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)
Ranked #146 of 314 Hotels in Singapore
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Budget”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had a 1 night layover in Singapore and this hotel fit our basic needs. It's proximity to the airport was very convenient and the cost was about as cheap as you can get in Singapore. Small room, but comfortable enough. Staff was friendly. Definitely a budget hotel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

As far as budget hotels in Singapore goes, this place is ok. Easy access to Changi International Airport and surrounded by cheap eateries. The KTV bars are a different story.
Hotel is clean and reasonably maintained. Check in was easy and efficient. Room is reasonably sized with a shower over bath. Plenty of good hot water with massage shower head. The rubber mattress cover is an unusual addition!
Depending on guest, place can get noisy at times.
Taxis at front door.
24 hour check in

Room Tip: Unsure as only had a deluxe - quite a standard standard though.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Tapa, Estonia
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73 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

After a short taxi ride from airport to hotel you find yourself in Little India. This budget hotel fills basic needs for sleep. No breakfast, no luxury, even no window in the room we spent 2 nights during our journey from Estonia to Australia.There was good bus connection to Dakota subway station. If you are not demanding traveller and only want to find a place to lay your head, this property makes no harm for your wallet.

Room Tip: If you feel claustrophobic, pay more and get a room with window.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This place is quite nice and good to stay with your family with a small kid. Room is bit smaller but considering the county size, I believe it is value for money. I got a room with windows and outside view is nice. The staff is helpful and they allowed me to do early “check in” without any extra cost. Moreover, rooms are tidy and they did daily room service for my 5 days stay.

In addition, there are easy accesses to RTM, Taxi, buses and restaurants.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with windows
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

When we booked the hotel we thought it would be a cheap and reasonably nice, however, it only delivered on the cheap side of things. The rooms are small and dirty (paint peeling of the walls sort of thing) and one of our rooms reeked of cigarette smoke! Mini fridge is empty, no breakfast and you have to pay for wi-fi by the hour. The staff are nice which is good, but, sleeping is difficult as the beds are covered in plastic and uncomfortable, the location is close to a train station, but in the middle of a seedy street.

To sum it up if you have no where else to go and price is that important stay at Fragrance.

Room Tip: Check if the room smells before you sign up!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Was here from 25th December for 6 nights. Overall it's not that far from public transport and access. The bus 33 stops right near enough outside the hotel and just drop off at MRT station Dakota and you are into the Singapore MRT system. Superior rooms have no windows so those who feel claustrophobic should pay a bit more for the deluxe version. The rooms, though small are functional enough. But for a budget hotel, you get what you pay for. The service is very good and friendly advice readily given. Along Joo Chiat Road, there are some eateries going up the right side of the hotel. Shopping may be done at Parkway Parade and the environment is secure.

Room Tip: Pay more for a deluxe room with windows
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bali, Indonesia
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

OK. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If you chose a queen size bed, the room won't have windows. I changed room to two smaller beds. TV channels are very limited. Far away from the nearest LRT/MRT (Eunos). Bathroom functions, but that is it. Clean though. Good AC.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)

Property: The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)
Address: 219 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427485, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#52 Business Hotel in Singapore
#53 Family Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat) 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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