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219 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427485 Singapore
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#153 of 377 hotels in Singapore
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Looking for a place to stay in Singapore? Then look no further than ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat (formerly known as The Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat), a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Singapore to your doorstep. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage while staying at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat. And, as an added convenience, there is parking available to guests. While staying at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat, visitors can check out Singapore Indoor Stadium (1.9 mi) and National Stadium (2.0 mi), some of Singapore's top attractions. Singapore has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Positano Risto, La Bonne Table, and Al Forno Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes. Singapore is also known for some great monuments and statues, including Merlion Park, Civilian War Memorial, and Statue of Raffles, which are not too far from ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat as you experience everything Singapore has to offer.
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English, Chinese
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Munguu wrote a review Jul 2022
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Overall, very satisfied with the hotel. Thanks to the receptionist guy who was very helpful. Only point was that the room keys were deactivated around 11.30 am before we checked out. The check out was 12pm actually. Then we couldnt open the room doors with the keys. Therefore, asked the staff to open us the room doors to take our luggages frm the rooms. A bit shocking why the room keys were deactivated before 12pm. We stayed in two rooms and both rooms keys were same. Didnt understand it. Except for that, i will recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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likasfam wrote a review Jul 2022
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Surrounding Cleaner than areas in downtown. Room for 3 was perfect for us on the fifth floor. Hawker centre and coffee shops nearby. Enjoyed the mrs. Moghan Roti Prata very much. Walked to try the original katong laksa. Lovely stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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chutotoro wrote a review Jun 2022
349 contributions103 helpful votes
Came for a night's staycation, didn't have high expectations since it is a budget hotel. I feel that the lounge looked dated but that was fine since the check-in was pretty smooth. The room we booked didn't come with windows. We went in to a smell of bleach (which went away quickly). But it was comforting to know - the room was cleaned. Beds and quilt were also clean and good for sleep. Room and toilet were small and no frills. Basic amenities. Shower came with good pressure warm water. The aircon was noisy though. TV was also old and resolution blurry. Location is good with ample food options. Generally, I think it did well for a budget hotel. Would recommend a room with windows though.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room with windows
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear chutotoro, thank you for sharing your positive stay experience with the rest of the travellers here. As our standard rooms do not have windows, do book our Superior and Deluxe rooms if you prefer having a window. We are elated that you find our hotel to be good value for money and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Warm Regards, Stanley Guest Relations Executive
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Krisstylee wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions40 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed this hotel! We didn't have too high expectations as we were only here 1 night due to an extended layover and needed a place close to airport. The room was spotless, comfortable bed (firm, but I liked it) but the highlight of this hotel is the staff! The you g lady and gentlemen that were on reception on the 14th & 15th of May were exceptional. They were so friendly, helpful and just wonderful and really made our stay that much better! Would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walls are quite thin, can be noisy if neighbours are loud
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Nina_Black wrote a review Mar 2020
Ruesselsheim, Germany864 contributions116 helpful votes
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The Ibis hotel has just been renovated and has all amenities you can ask for in a budget hotel: practical & pretty interior, kettle, fridge, air con and elevator. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location in a very pretty historical district is perfect for a night between flights: the taxi to the airport takes 10minutes max and there are plenty of restaurants and bars around. Within 15-20min wslking you’ll get to a park by the sea with coffeeshops. The only drawback is that the room had no window but aside from that it was perfect!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Nina, Thank you for your lovely detailed review for ibis budget - Joo Chiat, and highlighting all the wonderful beneifts of being our guests, especially our wonderful people! It has been our utmost pleasure to have provided you with a perfect ibis experience, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Our standard rooms do not have the feature of windows. Please consider upgrading your stay to a Superior Room to enjoy an even more comfortable stay. Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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Jen S wrote a review Feb 2020
Olongapo, Philippines1 contribution2 helpful votes
I've stayed here with my partner for 12 days. Everything is good for the price range. Strong shower, clean room, staffs are helpful and transactions are fast and smooth. The bus station is a stone throw away. Good eats nearby. Very convenient.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for letting us know that you and your partner have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at ibis budget - Joo Chiat, with all the awesome services and facilities that we have been able to offer you! We certainly welcome you back with us again! Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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Ella_RV wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an awesome 8 nights. Staff is very friendly, accommodting and we felt welcomed. Linens are changed daily. Rooms are tidy. Very accessible to the bus stop. Restaurants are near, mall is walking distance. Even grocery stores. Peaceful place, we had a relaxing stay. We loved it!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Guest Relations Manager at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Dear EllaRV26, The Hotel Team is thrilled that we are able to meet to your stay expectations and you had been impressed with the clean and comfortable room and the services of the staff. It is also wonderful to know that you had awarded your hotel stay with a perfect score! We look forward to welcoming you back for another lovely stay with us. Regards, Jack Chee Senior Customer Relations Manager
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Cal_TheHotelLover wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia443 contributions125 helpful votes
Located just outskirts of Katong area, this former Fragrance Budget hotel just got it's new name to Ibis Budget. Room is decent enough if all you wanted is just sleep after a long day in Singapore. It's clean & quiet for those unfussy travelers.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Dear Cal, Thank you for your wonderful review for ibis budget - Joo Chiat, and rightly pointing out our recent change of name from The Fragrance Hotel to ibis budget - Joo Chiat! It has been our great pleasure to have served you well, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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nickers28 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia77 contributions50 helpful votes
A simple, no-fuss hotel for those on a mid-size budget. Beds were relatively comfy, room was clean and washroom of good size. This hotel has been around for a while but I have only recently stayed here due to it being under Accor Group now. Did not have breakfast so couldn't comment but there are a lot of cafes around the area. If you desire, you can walk 10mins to the Malay Village area or Haig Road food centre for endless choices of local fare. It is a little far from the nearest MRT station so a better choice would be to walk to the main street about 2 mins away and catch the bus to another MRT station - the front desk should be able to advise travellers on this. There seemed to be quite a number of tour groups using this hotel so lobby can get a little noisy at times. Surrounding bars at night tend to be a little sleazy but the area is generally safe - just don't go walking around in slinky clothes or stumbling around intoxicated. As a lady, I had no issue walking back to the hotel at night or even having a smoke outside the hotel at midnight. For those who drive, there are only 2-3 parking lots on a first come first serve basis so depends on your luck whether you get a spot on arrival. I had to temporarily park right at the side of the front door and wait for a spot to be free.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Dear Nickers28, Thank you for staying with us at ibis budget - Joo Chiat, and leeting us know that you have enjoyed your ibis experience, and also received great value with us! Our hotel is indeed in the midst of a wide range of affordable, delicious, and chic dining options within the Joo Chiat Cultural District. The Joo Chiat District is not only a treasure dove for delectable local food, it is also known for its decorative and ornate shophouses and residential terraces, which lends a special charm to this place. The beautiful and colourful Peranakan-themed shophouses located at the nearby Koon Seng Road is also an Instagram-worthy spot for travellers looking to taking some great selfies. As most of our guests do not drive while staying with us, our hotel has some parking lots to meet the needs of the small proportion of our guests that need them. We look forward to having you again! Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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Caroline T wrote a review Dec 2019
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia72 contributions46 helpful votes
Ibis budget is good for a fuss free night and affordable stay. Newly renovated with clean fluffy towels, clean room, fully equipped with hair dryer, kettle, fridge. Friendly reception and housekeeping staff. Located in a heritage area.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Guest Experience Executive at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 19 Dec 2019
Dear tangotango_ss2, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It is a delight we are able to fulfill all expectations of your stay. We appreciate your review and thank you for staying with us. Best Regards, Davin Guest Experience Executive
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PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fragrance hotel singapore
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat
LOCATION
SingaporeSingaporeGeylang East / Joo Chiat / Geylang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Which popular attractions are close to ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Nearby attractions include The Intan (0.4 km), Joo Chiat/Katong (0.2 km), and Hat of Cain (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quentin's Eurasian Restaurant, Braseiro, and British Hainan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battlebox (6.3 km), Emerald Hill (7.8 km), and Chijmes (5.7 km).
Is ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.