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The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Small reasonable hotel with value for money. Good staff. Room amenities are good. Fast internet. Plenty of restaurants around. Close to the airport. Rooms are little small. Only major drawback is, far (1km walk) to the closest MRT station.

This is a no-frill hotel in Singapore. There are lots of Vietnamese eateries around this area. This type of hotel is more for a one night stay before heading off to the next destination. This place is definitely not for someone who spends heap of time in the property. The property is well maintained and clean too. Staff are efficient and helpful too. Even though it is a budget hotel, it is not cheap because nothing is cheap in Singapore.

If you are looking for a modestly priced staying option in Singapore, then Fragrance chain is a good choice. Among their properties, Joo Chiat is located in a family friendly area. This is a no frills hotel, you just stay the night while you see the city during day. If you like spending time in hotel, then this is not for you. As for commuting to this place, going from here is easy as bus 33 stops right in front of the hotel. U can take that to Dakota mrt. The bus station in the other end is Joo Chiat complex and has more buses; we got a direct bus to Vivo city from there to catch the Sentosa express. As for eating, the Danman hawker center is 3 mins away and there are Vietnamese, noodle houses and even malay food. We also found a quaint little shop selling fantastic pasta for 1 Sgd in Take away boxes. There was choice of noodles and fried rice as well but the pasta was the best. The buses run till 12 am, so coming late is not an issue.

This hotel is relatively new and nice on first impressions. We were after a hotel that was inexpensive as we had 12 hours before our next flight. We got a good deal on and I thought I had booked for 2 adults, 2 kids but when we arrived at the room there was only a double bed and a single. Upon check in the staff member queried 'the family room'. It would have been good customer service to advise us at that point that there was only 3 beds so we could have perhaps paid for a larger room. Anyway, that aside, we had a nice enough, cosy stay. Small but decent rooms.

The hotel was clean and okay, but the small room didn't have a window so the room felt very suffocating. In addition, the location is very very bad. It takes a long time to get to the city and the area where the hotel is located is shady. It was a bit scary to walk to the hotel in the dark.

I check in around 8pm and check out 9am. The place is nice and the room is clean. Fragrance hotel is nearside with a pubhouse if u want to get some drink and karaoke. I will recommend this to all of my friends.

Room quite small, water pressure of shower need to be improve. Towel got unpleasant smell. Hardly to get public transport. Many ktv around. Need walk a distance to get some food. Process of check in and check out fast but unfortunately we book for double bed but end up with two single bed.

Very gud service very good hotel and professional staff Thank you NADAISAN and LUCIA you are both asset of your hotel.gud keep it up Near to East cost beach and near to bus station and train station Staff is very helpful they guided me a lot. I visited in china town and india city and maney other places. Thanks

We decide to try one night in this hotel and we regret it. The room is so small. It's hard to move around when you bring a large lugage. But the most disturbing thing is the air con. It make a very big noise when we use it. We can't sleep all night. We will not back again

Joo Chiat is a great location and the Fragrance Hotel is perfect for a simple stopover. It is walking distance to many different restaurants, supermarkets and shopping areas - local and international and the local architecture makes a very nice change from city skyscrapers. The room we stayed in was not huge but clean and well maintained and fine for the 2 of us; the small fridge was very useful. It was so nice to see the sky and low-rise rooftops from our window and watch the street wake up in the morning. Very helpful staff who arranged taxis and provided helpful information on where to change money and find particular shops. This is an excellent area and I am planning to return to Fragrance next time in Singapore.

219 Joo Chiat Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Geylang, The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat) is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Parkway Parade and Paya Lebar Square. This 90-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and dry cleaning/laundry services. It's also near Singapore Flyer and Singapore Sports Hub.


The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)'s 90 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat) enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

43.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 383 reviews