ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat

ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat

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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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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Accor Hotels.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

219 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427485 Singapore
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Changi Airport
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Seletar Airport
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nomadofthecentury wrote a review Jan 2024
Makati, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the standard twin room for two nights this January 2024. The room was very small (10 sqm) and had no windows but it was clean enough for a comfortable stay. The shower had good water pressure and the towels were changed daily. There’s a 24-hour reception and the staff were courteous and knowledgeable. There was no breakfast included in our room stay but you’ll be spoiled for choices with hawker stalls and restaurants specializing in Peranakan cuisine around the area. There’s also a vending machine for bottled drinks near the entrance of the hotel and a 7-11 is a few meters away. The hotel is also quite close to the famous Peranakan Houses and a lot of vibe-y coffee shops and specialty stores. Consider staying here if you’d like to be close to the charming, Old World architecture of Singapore, away from the ultra modern city center.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 7 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your strong endorsement for ibis budget Joo Chiat and the helpful review of your stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you were impressed by the hospitality from our 24/7 reception desk. You are indeed correct to point out that our hotel is located in a quaint area reminiscent of old Singapore with rows of heritage shophouses, quaint stores and eateries. We hope you have found time to explore the Paranakan culture and the various cuisines within our vicinity! We can’t wait to welcome you back for another memorable experience at our hotel! Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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Maciek M wrote a review Apr 2023
Krakow, Poland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located outside the city center but close to public transport (which is great in Singapore) and you can get to the both city and the airport in approximately 30 minutes. Room as always in Ibis budget is small but has everything you need. The bed is comfortable so you can have a nice rest. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are some restaurants nearby, but I didn’t try them.
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Date of stay: January 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 21 May 2023
Dear Maciek, We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel indeed allows for easy access to city center and airport via Singapore's world class public transport system. Bus 33 and 154 right at our hotel goes to Dakota and Paya Lebar MRT stations respectively. Thank you for highlighting our comfortable beds and the warm service from our staffs. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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Vibeke wrote a review Feb 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival we were greeted by a moldy smell throughout the room. There is a window in the room, but the smell does not disappear even if you ventilate.
The room appears clean apart from foreign female hair on the floor. The room has a nice size for a short stay, there are hangers and a shelf for your suitcase.
Music noise can be heard from bars on the street, but it was not a problem with the windows closed.
The AC in the room works fine.
Unstable WiFi.
Nice beds, duvets and pillows.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nina_Black wrote a review Mar 2020
Ruesselsheim, Germany
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Steffi H wrote a review Nov 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The front desk gave another guest a duplicate card key to the same room I'm staying. I am with my 3 year old toddler and we both had a scare. We are already dressed for comfort and decided to tyrn in for the night when this guest barged in out of nowhere! When I called the front desk, they informed me that my name was not shown in the system which is absurb! This is very dangerous for solo female travellers if the issue is to be repeat again just because their system is faulty. And the staff don't even bother to investigate. In case that this issue happened, please do a double lock on your door.
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Date of stay: November 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 5 Dec 2022
Dear Steffi, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your hotel stay. Our hotel team is looking into this, however, we are unable to locate your booking and our Front Desk team do not recall receiving any feedback on such an incident. Nonetheless, we want to assure you we take security-related incidents very seriously, and our team have received a refresher course of the hotel protocols to ensure such incidents do not happen. Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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Travelbug wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Customer Service is great! The lady at the counter (overnight staff) was amazing. She guided me in getting the local app for taxi to save almost 50% of fare. From Changi Airport to the hotel is about 12min drive and I paid $30 SGD with Grab taxi but same going back with TADA I paid $16 SGD! Thanks for the lovely tip and also booking mea cab! Customer 5 star!

Rooms are relatively small. We stayed for one night (Sunday) $145 SGD. i think it was but over pricing given the size of the room and bathroom! However perfect for just overnight stay or transit stay. Good for couple or solo not for family. With our two big suitcases room was jammed pack no place to walk.

Location is good!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Maybe try and stay during weekdays it’s cheaper as per booking.Com or Accor plus
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84dianney wrote a review Sept 2022
Singapore, Singapore
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed ten days due to Reno at home.
Housekeeper is lazy and works with an attitude. He told me they only clean our room late in the afternoon because they give priority to checked out rooms. What logic is that? Our room was not clean until late in the afternoons. There’s no way to rest in a clean room if you wanted to.
Another incident was I was told that I will be charged a $20 if I lost my room card second time. Ridiculous isn’t it?
I don’t recommend anyone to stay ever in this hotel and certainly I will not return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eve B wrote a review Feb 2023
Berkeley Vale, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked 2rooms for 4 people for two nights prior to Cruise & was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Price was good especially with Accor membership. Rooms were of a good size, good bathrooms; comfortable beds & pillows & clean & very quiet. Two front desk staff very helpful. Good location with shops, restaurants, bars nearby but area not as clean as other parts of Singapore (not hotels fault). Only negative would be that towels need to be upgraded & soap for the sink needed. I would probably book here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cal_TheHotelLover wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Munguu wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Jack Chee, Other at ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 27 Sept 2022
Dear Munguu, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Keys may sometimes have a coding error and we apologise for the inconvinience caused. We are, otherwise, delighted that we can fulfil all expectations of your stay, especially with our outstanding service. Thank you again for sharing recommending our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Stanley Guest Relations Executive
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Nazihah M asked a question Aug 2019
This hotel near mrt?
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions2 helpful votes
We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! We wished to clarify that the two nearest MRT Stations to the hotel are: 1) Paya Lebar MRT Station (East-West Green Line EW8/ Circle Orange Line CC9) - 1.5km 2) Dakota MRT Station (Circle Orange Line CC8) - 1.5km However, you might be please to know that there is a bus stop located about 60m, which is a stone's throw away from the hotel. You can board Bus Service No. 33 to get to the following places and points of interests: 1) Lavender MRT Station (East-West Green Line EW11) - Estimated travelling time: 23mins 2) Bugis Street - Estimated travelling time: 29mins 3) Clarke Quay & Boat Quay - Estimated travelling time: 36mins 4) Chinatown District - Estimated travelling time: 38mins
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions2 helpful votes
We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! We wished to clarify that our Superior or Deluxe Room offers either a Queen Size Bed or two Single Beds that can accommodate a maximum of two adults and one child 12 years of age and below. On the other hand, our Family Room offers a Queen Size Bed and a Single Bed that can accommodate a maximum of three adults and one child 12 years of age and below. Hence, based on your intended occupancy of two adults and two children, we would recommend you to stay in the Family Room.
Passenger310165 asked a question Jan 2019
how far from casino
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions2 helpful votes
We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! We wished to clarify that there are two casinos here in Singapore and the distance from the hotel is as follows: 1) Marina Bay Sands: 7.1km 2) Resorts World Sentosa (Sentosa Island): 13km
Mellisa H asked a question Nov 2018
Maumere, Indonesia17 contributions
hi! are this hotel available on 15-17 Nov for 3 pax? and wheelchair access?
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions2 helpful votes
We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! We wished to clarify that our Superior or Deluxe Room offers either a Queen Size Bed or two Single Beds that can accommodate a maximum of two adults and one child 12 years of age and below. On the other hand, our Family Room offers a Queen Size Bed and a Single Bed that can accommodate a maximum of three adults and one child 12 years of age and below. Hence, based on your intended occupancy of three guests, which we are presuming to be all adults, we would recommend you to book the Family Room for your stay. For your information, there is only one wheelchair accessible room in the property, which is known as the Executive Superior Double Room. This room category comes with only one Queen Size Bed.
Answer from scottjackson15
Geraldton, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
They do have 24 hour front desk, maybe you should still contact them to make them aware your arriving early morning. You can get a shuttle bus from the Airport to the hotel door for SD$ 9.00.
sha wrote a tip Jun 2023
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location . Lots of eateries. For Muslim travellers very convenient as it’s very near to our popular Geylang Serai market & food centre."
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JediOllie wrote a tip Mar 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"very noisy area, more red-light district than traditional Singapore"
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Krissty wrote a tip Jan 2023
Perth, Australia137 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms facing away from main road, level 4 or 5 are quieter"
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Travelbug wrote a tip Nov 2022
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia37 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe try and stay during weekdays it’s cheaper as per booking.Com or Accor plus"
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Adam V wrote a tip Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia166 contributions171 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All small - limited choices"
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PRICE RANGE
S$91 - S$113 (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 Kings Cart Coffee Factory, Quentin's Eurasian Restaurant, and Braseiro.
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 Chijmes (5.7 km), Lau Pa Sat (6.6 km), and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (6.3 km).
Is ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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