US$42 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Apr 2015 Check-out 30 Apr 2015

Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

2 stars
View map of 219 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, Singapore, 427485

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
10 reviews
Short business stay

I am very pleased with the room 502 and upon my late checking in ,, he has to photo my passport... See full review

  • Jerry.
  • 11 Dec 2012
a budget hotel with food and public

a budget hotel with food and public transport close by See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 9 Jun 2010
Offering comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from local recreation sites, Fragrance Hotel Joo Chiat Singapore creates a suitable haven and starting point for travellers visiting Singapore. Apart from marvelling at the view while aboard the iconic Singapore Flyer, vacationers can also stop by must-see landmarks like Merlion Park or explore the retail and entertainment hub, Orchard Road. Tourists can also appreciate local flora and fauna at Bedok Reservoir Park and East Coast Park.
General

Fragrance Hotel Joo Chiat Singapore provides Wi-Fi access (fees apply), laundry/dry cleaning facilities, elevator and parking for added convenience. During free time, visitors at the affordable hotel can check out horticultural themed gardens at Gardens by the Bay.



Location

Joo Chiat Fragrance Hotel is in the suburb of Joo Chiat in Singapore, near public transport stations and 10 kilometres to Changi International Airport. Holidaymakers can shop at Parkway Parade Shopping Centre or catch sporting events at Singapore Indoor Stadium.



  • NOTE: Wi-Fi charge per device is $5 SGD for two hours and $10 SGD for 24 hours.
  • 10 mins walk to Paya Lebar MRT Station (EW8)
  • 15 km to the Airport (Singapore)
Dining

Hotel Fragrance Joo Chiat does not have a restaurant on site but diners can go to bistros nearby for a taste of local cuisines. Patrons can also have drinks at bars around the hotel.
Rooms

The budget-friendly hotel has spacious and simply appointed rooms with air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, tea/coffee maker, bathroom with shower, hairdryer and refrigerator.

Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore Rooms

Family Room
The Family Room offers 01 Queen-size and 01 Single-size bed, offering families a more comfortable staying option. The room comes with a bathtub. Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee & Tea Maker, Complimentary Bottled Water, Hair Dryer, WIFI (chargeable), Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Shower, LCD TV
Deluxe Room
Deluxe category is furnished with 01 King-size bed, room offers a window view and is more spacious Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee & Tea Maker, Complimentary Bottled Water, Hair Dryer, WIFI (chargeable), Refrigerator, Satellite TV, Shower, LCD TV
Superior Room
Superior category is furnished with either 01 Queen-size bed or 02 Single-size beds, bed type configuration request and rooms with window view will be subject to availability at the discretion of the hotel. Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee & Tea Maker, Complimentary Bottled Water, Hair Dryer, WIFI (chargeable), Satellite TV, Shower, LCD TV

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Services
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

1.3114 103.9011
Area served
Joo Chiat
Nearby airports
Changi International Airport
Area description
Joo Chiat is situated in a residential conservation area which is also near to the Malay community hub. Explore the rich heritage of Singapore at the Malay Cultural Village, located at Geylang Serai, which is the cultural heart of the Malay community in Singapore. Admire the architecture of the Joo Chiat shophouses for this area is gazetted as a conservation district. The colourful Peranakan culture and influence can be seen in the distinctively styled shophouses and terrace houses. Savour exquisite cuisine, especially the famous laksa in the nearby Katong area. Further from Katong is East Coast Park. Work up a sweat on the bike or on rollerblades, readily available for hire. There is also a bowling alley, golf driving range, tennis complexes, a watersports centre and the East Coast Sailing Centre. And don't forget to end the day with a lip-smacking feast of chili crab at a seafood restaurant by the beach!

Nearby points of interest

  • Joo Chiat: 0.4 km
  • Katong: 0.6 km
  • Geylang: 1.7 km
  • Singapore Crocodilarium: 2.1 km
  • East Coast: 2.2 km
  • National Stadium: 3 km
  • Arab Quarter: 4.7 km
  • Marina Barrage: 4.7 km
  • Sultan Mosque: 4.8 km
  • Arab Street: 5 km
  • Suntec City Mall: 5 km
  • Mustafa Centre: 5.1 km
  • Bugi's Village: 5.1 km
  • Singapore Flyer: 5.2 km
  • Bugis Food Village: 5.3 km
  • Joo Chiat: 0.4 km
  • Katong: 0.6 km
  • Geylang: 1.7 km
  • Singapore Crocodilarium: 2.1 km
  • East Coast: 2.2 km
  • National Stadium: 3 km
  • Arab Quarter: 4.7 km
  • Marina Barrage: 4.7 km
  • Sultan Mosque: 4.8 km
  • Arab Street: 5 km
  • Suntec City Mall: 5 km
  • Mustafa Centre: 5.1 km
  • Bugi's Village: 5.1 km
  • Singapore Flyer: 5.2 km
  • Bugis Food Village: 5.3 km
  • Suntec City: 5.3 km
  • Bencoolen: 5.4 km
  • Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple: 5.4 km
  • Raffles Hotel: 5.5 km
  • National Library: 5.5 km
  • Rochor: 5.5 km
  • Esplanade Theatres: 5.6 km
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple: 5.6 km
  • Esplanade Theatres on the Bay: 5.7 km
  • Espalande Park: 5.7 km
  • Bras Basah: 5.7 km
  • City Hall: 5.8 km
  • Chijmes: 5.8 km
  • Singapore Art Museum: 5.8 km
  • St Andrew's Cathedral: 5.9 km
  • Merlion Statue: 6 km
  • Dhoby Ghaut: 6 km
  • National Museum of Singapore: 6.1 km
  • Supreme Court: 6.1 km
  • Statue of Raffles: 6.1 km
  • Arts House at the Old Parliament: 6.1 km
  • Armenian Church: 6.1 km
  • Peranakan Museum: 6.1 km
  • Asian Civilisations Museum: 6.1 km
  • Raffles Place: 6.2 km
  • Novena: 6.3 km
  • Balestier: 6.3 km
  • Fort Canning Park: 6.3 km
  • Boat Quay: 6.4 km
  • Battle Box: 6.4 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
2.7
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.1
Value:
3.3

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Time Travellar
Business
Manly QLD
3 Aug 2014

Very Noisy

If you want a quiet night do not go to this hotel. the echo down the hallways is intense, the overseas visitors have no concern about arriving late and talking and yelling loudly, banging doors and yes "spitting"...gawd it was disgusting. No staff tell you that you need to turn hot water button on to use shower so I wasted about 15 mins of water to try and get hot water. Thank you front desk staff !! I left for sight seeing at 8am and arrived back at hotel at 3.45pm and room still had not been made up and I was on the 4th floor, they still had more floors to make up. I didnt pay a huge price but on the counter it said "walk in rate" at $128 SGD...wow, who would pay that???. For a country that prides itself in world class facilities "Fragrance Hotels" (yes I stayed at Sunflower :( a week earlier ) is sadly lagging behind. The reception areas all look great but head into the rooms and you feel a real let down. Cheap it was but never again...would rather spend an extra $10-$15 a night and use Airbnb Singapore. A bit of fresh paint and a good scrub will brighten the place up :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Book for tickets on line as you do save a pile of money. Singapore is expensive and if you are taking children to Sentosa Island it is expensive so buy online before you travel.

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Big Harry
Business
Australia
7 Jul 2014

Rude staff, smelly room, regrettable experience.

Upon arrival at 1:30PM I was rudely told that check-in is 3PM, to go away & come back then - which I did. Rude staff (including self-proclaimed manager named Azim) informed me of an extra $10 per day wi-fi charge which was not stipulated anywhere whilst booking online. Attempting to compromise and negotiate a more reasonable rate of $5 per day, I was greeted with scoffs of contempt. "I don't care what the website said" & "write whatever review you like, we don't care" was the alleged manager's repeated response. My "non-smoking" room with no window (cell is a more appropriate description) smelled of smoke and the bed with mouldy smelling old pillows was very uncomfortable. Loud negotiations, the clicking of stiletto heels on tiles plus occasional yelling from ladies of the night and their clients was an incessant feature, adding to this most regrettable experience. Advice is to look elsewhere as there are many cleaner, friendlier and better located budget hotels nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Apple Teo
Business
Singapore
2 Feb 2014

Fragrance Hotel Joo Chiat

Overall is average. Staff attitude getting from good to bad and bad to worse.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Apple Teo
Business
Singapore
12 Dec 2013

Budget

Location is good as it is easy access to foods and convenient shop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Along the road.

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Apple Teo
Business
Singapore
13 Oct 2013

Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

A good choice to stay for a couple of days for budget hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Surrounded by good food and 24hr 7-11 shop

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VANDERS
Business
PERTH
16 Mar 2013

GOOD FOR SHORT LAYOVER

GREAT REST STOP BETWEEN FLIGHTS (ALTHOUGH A NOT SO HONEST TAXI DRIVER TOOK US THE LONGEST WAY THERE FROM THE AIRPORT AT 3AM)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Have a clear map / address ready to show the taxi driver so he knows that you know that the hotel is located halfway between the airport and the city (so he doesn't drive to the city then back out again)

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jerry.
Business
Spore
11 Dec 2012

Short business stay

I am very pleased with the room 502 and upon my late checking in ,, he has to photo my passport which I did not feel very comfortable due to security reasons. I was then assured of the company procedures. Every 2mpnths, I return to Spore for my home leave and I definitely decided to stay here. I have stay at hotel 81 for past 5yrs on same schedules, very disappointed on every stay.staffs at hotel 81 are rude and unhelpful esp at Tristar. Full of arragonness.Glad I found this Fragrance Joo Chiat hotel. Congratulations !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Manila, Philippines
11 Apr 2012

Good value and easy to find location

Hotel is of good value for budget travelers. Easy to find location via taxi. Though, a bit far from MRT should you wish to take that option in going around the city. Need to walk 15 - 20 mins. to get to the nearest Paya Lebar MRT Station. Restaurants and convenience stores are just nearby the hotel. Situated right in the middle of Joo Chiat Road and the only bus that stops there is Bus#33. Overall, not too bad at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
9 Jun 2010

a budget hotel with food and public

a budget hotel with food and public transport close by

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat Singapore

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Azman
Business
Not Provided
25 Nov 2009

Reasonable rate and value for

Reasonable rate and value for money hotel. The room is small. Free parking is limited, only about 9 space, if you go during Malaysian school or public holiday then you may not get parking. About 100 meter from Masjid Khalid and muslim's restaurant, easy for Muslim traveller.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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