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Fragrance Hotel - Bugis
Ranked #154 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

the only thing good about this hotel is location. room is amazingly small, no windows, nothing is like photos on agoda. there's something wrong with bed sheets, besides its dirty, it is too short for the bed! lucky i got 50% off price for the room, else it would be painful.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Pueng
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

Room: 65% (The room is small of course, suits with the budget but they provide LCD TV)

Cleaningness: 80%

Service: 90% ( I book my room thru Agoda. I dunno if the systems problem or whose fault it is, I was told that they book my room was actually in Selegie. But the front desk staff help me to change back to Bugis)

Conveniency:
10 minutes slow walk to Iluma, Bugis Junction
15 minutes walk to City Hall
7/11 convenient store and a Chinese steamboat restaurant is just right next door of the hotel

Overall, nothing can be asked too much for this pricing at this type of superb location. Highly recommended. Locations is the priority for me when comes to choose a hotel. Especially you are on a trip of sightseeing or shopping. This is because after the whole day of travelling, it is best if no nid to walk too far back to hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TKY383
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baguio
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128 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

we were arriving late at night in singapore and leaving the next day. we also needed to be around the bugis area. fragrance bugis was the practical choice for us-- price-wise, location-wise, and convenience-wise.

we booked the triple room through their website. check-in took less than 5 minutes, which was a boon since we were tired. the staff were efficient and helpful.

although we arrived past 10 pm, there was a restaurant still open 2 or 3 doors from the hotel. a 7-11 outlet was just beside fragrance-bugis. softdrinks in can for s$1 were available at a dispensing machine on the street a minute away.

our room was simple but elegant, very clean, small but slightly more spacious than the rooms we've stayed in at fragrance emerald or fragrance selegie. it was definitely bigger than the room at explorer's inn in brisbane where we stayed the night before. there was cable tv, miniref, tea making facilities, free mineral water, closets, a vanity table with large mirror. the aircon worked fine. towels and toiletries were provided. the water pressure from the shower was steady, but the hot water was not sufficient. the water turned cold after several minutes.

buffet breakfast was filling, but there were not many choices.

train fare from the airport to bugis junction cost s$6 for 3 of us. taxi fare to the airport cost s$14, travel time less than 20 minutes.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank angeladelmar
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Darwin, Australia
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104 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

I was in two minds whether to write a review for this hotel or not.

When you book a hotel under 'The Fragrance' brand you already know it is budget and expect the service and facilities accordingly.

However on this occasion I was dissapointed. The only redeming feature about this hotel is its location.

Knowing beforehand about this hotel having so few rooms with a window, I contacted the Reservations office and asked for one to be reserved. Despite having a print out of the email confirmation confirming that one had been reserved, they had none left - the explanation being that the Reservations Office had not passed the email on. Whether this is true or not I don't know.

I have stayed in windowless rooms before but try to avoid it as it resembles being in a tomb. Even though I'm only really using the room for sleeping, I still don't really like it.

The room whilst clean was cramped, the hot water lasted about a minute before it went cold. The wifi was almost useless and the bed gave me back ache.

The staff whilst pleasant weren't really interested in anything. The free breakfast was okay but I was already bored after the third day.

I would not stay here again and if you want a budget hotel under the same brand or price range opt for Fragrance Imperial, one MRT stop away or a 10 minute bus ride.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank hz88
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Wonosobo, Indonesia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

We stayed there for 3 nites.

Location : very convenient if you are going to Suntec City ( 7 minutes walking ) , Bugis Village ( 7 minutes ) , Bugis Junction ( 5 minutes ) .

Little india and mustafa centre is 20 minutes walking.
Very near with the National Library and Inter - continental Hotel.
This hotel is next to 81 Bugis Hotel.

MRT : Bugis MRT Station, is about 10 minutes walking, choose C Exit.

Food : very poor, they give breakfast coupons, make sure you keep them , they will not give another ones , once you lost the coupons.
Variety of food were very poor, they served rice with side dish, such as fried noodles or meehoon, steam eggs in pan, sausages, mixed vegetables, and white bread only.
Once you give the meal coupon to the lady, she will give you the spoon and fork.


The room is small of course, suits with the budget, they provide LCD TV.

Do not expect the white bedsheets, close your eyes if you have some black dots on your pillow or an old brown blanket with the cigarette holes, since we experienced it and we do not want to bother.

Bathroom : Terrible.
It was a wet bathroom and very small, they put the shower without curtain.

Staff: very helpfull and friendly

Internet connection : available at the lobby and chargeable, pay SGD 1 for 15 minutes usage.
no printer provided.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MarineDylant
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Property: Fragrance Hotel - Bugis
Address: 33 Middle Road Fragrance Hotel - Bugis, Singapore 188942, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #154 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
Price range (per night): $92 - $165
Hotel Class:2 star — Fragrance Hotel - Bugis 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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