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“Overall pleasant stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fragrance Hotel - Balestier

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Fragrance Hotel - Balestier
Ranked #161 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
Lahore, Pakistan
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overall pleasant stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Generally, a good place to stay. We were given two adjoining rooms on the third floor. Only complaint about the rooms was the smell in both bathrooms. Horrible smell. Getting about? Think taxi or bus. No MRT station in the vicinity. We often commuted to the Novena MRT station via taxi. All the staff were wonderful. Special mention for Myvi. She was extremely helpful and very patient. Thanks again for all the travel tips Myvi! In general, good stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Faisal A
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Malang, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Don't be fooled by the pictures your room will look nothing like them. The whole hotel smells like an ashtray unfortunately, the first room we went to smelled like cigarettes and had dirty sheets so we asked to switch to another non-smoking room.The whole hotel is non-smoking by the way. The second room was just as bad but at least didn't have stained sheets. The window couldnt be opened to air out the smell so we just had to deal with it. The room was dark and brown, there were holes in the towels and sheets.The shower heater had to be turned on and had a very limited time that you could actually have hot water. Sorry I didn't take any pictures to share. The reception was pretty nice though, they can't help the quality of the hotel. If you're a smoker on a budget it could really work. If you're asthmatic (like me) stay away

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank andrea_c_napoli
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Fragrance Balestier is not central Singapore, you need some time to get to the nearest metrostation, they do not serve breakfast, there is no bar nor a swimming pool and yes, the rooms are also available for just one hour (30 singap dollar), but the 50 singap dollar we paid per night is relatively cheap compared to Singaporean standards, the rooms are quite clean, the neigbourhood has many excellent restaurants and an busstop can be found within 100 metres

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hans V
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Queenstown, null, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Excellent location, in the focal point on the city.Staff very friendly and helpful especially the 3 lovely ladies, Myvi, Zaleha and May.Room so clean and the ambient temperature is so cold . Nice to be back for relaxing moments.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank furren1315
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Receptionists are very friendly & helpful.But room size is small.no hangers to hang cloths & towel. Bathroom is very small.Bad smell.Not cleaned.Although informed to clean bathroom.not done correctly.Better to go for another hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Indika T
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Travel in Singapore with family recently, spent one night at this hotel and move out on the second day.

In general, I would recommend this hotel to young travelers with tight budget, (comfort bed with flat TV and AC) but it is not really suitable for families with kids.

The reception team (particular May) are very friendly, they are customer focused and willing to help at all times. I have left my mobile phone behind and they called my new hotel to deliver the message and kept for me to picked up a few days later.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Miller L
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

My girlfriend & her family were in town for a visit. We stay there for 3 nights & the service we get was almost impeccable. Especially May & Myri, they were most friendly & offer us many assistance. From the moment we checked in, till the day we left. They attended us with utmost sincerity & warmth which were lacking in many frills-free hotels nowadays. May even sheltered our small entourage in the rain as we were boarding the cab en-route to the airport. Besides this, I'm also impressed with the housekeeping. They have been very conscientious in keeping our rooms clean, changing the sheets & towels. Most important of all, they re-filled the instant coffee packs for my morning & night must-have cuppa.

Having said that, they do have their shortcomings. The lack of wall hook-hangers is an inconvenience for guests. After coming back for the day, there's no place for hanging our clothings & towels. I do hope they seriously look into this.

To sum it up, this is one of the most service excellent, value-for-money & conveniently located hotel that one could get in Singapore. Keep up the good works gals!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mike K
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Property: Fragrance Hotel - Balestier
Address: 255 Balestier Road, Singapore 329710, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#49 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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