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Fragrance Hotel - Emerald

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have stayed here before. Quite a small, basic, room but clean and convenient, and tough to beat the price for a reasonable place in Singapore. Even provided tea and coffee in the room. Conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant Geylang district, and surprisingly the room was nice and quite.

Clean,short distance to public transportation,easy way to the airport

Although the room was clean , I was shocked at the condition of the bath towels they looked like and felt flimsy. I was also horrified to find the toilet bowl, face sink and bathroom shower in one small room with no separation between them. All the drivers I encountered asked me how come I choose this hotel as it has no ratings.

For Singapore's standard this hotel seemed reasonably priced for its location, and that's what got us into booking it. However, when we actually saw the insides of it, it all went down to disappointment and disgust. Rooms are very small (from wall to wall you can bearly fit a double bed), walls are thin (so you could unwillinglly know your neighbors' doings), and -worst of all- there seems to be an uncontrolled pest problem in the premises. Cockroaches abound. Small, large and everywhere...even by the bed. Obviously we reported the problem to the hotel's staff and, in spite of their promise to get in charge, we still found roaches after coming back at night. 

The neighborhhod smells so bad and is very dirty for Singapore. Far from the MRT but close to buses. I asked for a quiet room and they put me right next to the elevator. All floors are tile and you guests talk very loud and are uneducated. I paid $60 for a tiny room and barely slept (stayed 2 nights). Better staying in a hostel and save $$$. AWFUL EXPERIENCE.

Hotel is located in Geylang and is considered the red light district of Singapore. So I expected it to be a not too good of a location. However was pleasantly surprised, the location is pretty quiet and clean, had no problem at all with the location. It was a perfect place as a base for sightseeing and great value. Clean and comfortable bed and clean washroom. The place was just newly renovated. It was a small room but it's all we needed. Close to the bus stop, walk to Geylang and turn right, go to the bus stop in front of 7/11. Take bus 21 or 26 and get off two bus stops later, then walk back a few meters to the LRT on Kallang. From there you can go to all major centers and attractions. Transportation is really cheap. The only downer is you have to pay 5 dollars for 2 hrs of internet.

not too far to walk from MTR

Room was clean but very small. The bed was not very comfortable, and the hotel was noisy at night. Hotel is in a questionable part of town. The price (and the fruit vendor down the street) were the only upside. Would not recommend to friends.

Nice location.

Nice clean rooms, located in the red light district but this being Singapore it wasn't particularly seedy. I felt fine walking around at night, many people around and some great local restaurants.

The Fragrance Emerald hotel provides basic accomodations. The rooms are tiny but clean. My biggest problem was the lack of a safe deposit box, either in the room or at the reception. Thus, I had to carry my passport and all my valuables with me all the time which was a hassle, to say the least. Also, the hotel does not have a dining room so you must go somewhere else for breakfast. The location of the Fragrance Emerald hotel is great, however. It is located in the Geylang area of Singapore. There are dozens of food stalls and restaurants within a few blocks, and the food is delicious and cheap. There is also an MRT station nearby although you have to cross several busy streets to get there. Overall, the hotel is ok for a very short stay. I would not recommend to stay there for more than two nights.

Definitely not a location I would stay again at.

Room options

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Fragrance Hotel - Emerald

Business (3) Couples (4) Family (2) Other (3)
5

basic but good value

BusinessTravelers

Have stayed here before. Quite a small, basic, room but clean and convenient, and tough to beat the price for a reasonable place in Singapore. Even provided tea and coffee in the room. Conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant Geylang district, and surprisingly the room was nice and quite.

By on Aug 24, 2015

1

money saver

Families

Clean,short distance to public transportation,easy way to the airport

By on Apr 18, 2014

1

room condition

Couples

Although the room was clean , I was shocked at the condition of the bath towels they looked like and felt flimsy. I was also horrified to find the toilet bowl, face sink and bathroom shower in one small room with no separation between them. All the drivers I encountered asked me how come I choose this hotel as it has no ratings.

By on Apr 5, 2013

1

la cucaracha

Couples

For Singapore's standard this hotel seemed reasonably priced for its location, and that's what got us into booking it. However, when we actually saw the insides of it, it all went down to disappointment and disgust. Rooms are very small (from wall to wall you can bearly fit a double bed), walls are thin (so you could unwillinglly know your neighbors' doings), and -worst of all- there seems to be an uncontrolled pest problem in the premises. Cockroaches abound. Small, large and everywhere...even by the bed. Obviously we reported the problem to the hotel's staff and, in spite of their promise to get in charge, we still found roaches after coming back at night. 

By on Oct 1, 2012

1

awful neighborhood and extremely noisy

Singles

The neighborhhod smells so bad and is very dirty for Singapore. Far from the MRT but close to buses. I asked for a quiet room and they put me right next to the elevator. All floors are tile and you guests talk very loud and are uneducated. I paid $60 for a tiny room and barely slept (stayed 2 nights). Better staying in a hostel and save $$$. AWFUL EXPERIENCE.

By on Jul 12, 2012

4

clean and good location

Couples

Hotel is located in Geylang and is considered the red light district of Singapore. So I expected it to be a not too good of a location. However was pleasantly surprised, the location is pretty quiet and clean, had no problem at all with the location. It was a perfect place as a base for sightseeing and great value. Clean and comfortable bed and clean washroom. The place was just newly renovated. It was a small room but it's all we needed. Close to the bus stop, walk to Geylang and turn right, go to the bus stop in front of 7/11. Take bus 21 or 26 and get off two bus stops later, then walk back a few meters to the LRT on Kallang. From there you can go to all major centers and attractions. Transportation is really cheap. The only downer is you have to pay 5 dollars for 2 hrs of internet.

By on Feb 18, 2012

2

budget hotel

Families

not too far to walk from MTR

By on Feb 10, 2011

2

you get what you pay for.

Couples

Room was clean but very small. The bed was not very comfortable, and the hotel was noisy at night. Hotel is in a questionable part of town. The price (and the fruit vendor down the street) were the only upside. Would not recommend to friends.

By on Jan 9, 2010

3

nice location, affordable accommodation

Singles

Nice location.

By on Oct 30, 2009

4

perfectly decent hotel for the price

Singles

Nice clean rooms, located in the red light district but this being Singapore it wasn't particularly seedy. I felt fine walking around at night, many people around and some great local restaurants.

By on Oct 11, 2009