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... bit of a confusion when trying to locate it. Booked a twin room for a single night's stay for two overseas guests during the...
... handled by two amiable female staff and I was given a corner room that's spotlessly clean. The air-con was surprisingly quiet...
... assigned them. The mattress felt like laying on bricks The room was clean Would not rebook Also not much to do in joo chait
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I want 2 separate rooms for my family husband wife and 2 children not superior room.is it available
... Chiat)! We wished to clarify that our Superior or Deluxe Room offers either a Queen Size Bed or two Single Beds that can...
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... larger than I expected, a good sized bed with a firm mattress, desk with a large mirror and built in hair dryer, electric...
Internet
- For a budget hotel, the Internet connectivity was excellent and in fact, can put those at more reputable establishments to...
Air conditioning
Very clean, good air-conditioning etc and VERY helpful staff.
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Newly renovated no-fuzz budget hotel at Joo Chiat (formerly known as Fragrance Hotel). Booking website has yet to update change of name in detail thereby causing a bit of a confusion when trying to locate it.

Booked a twin room for a single night's stay for two overseas guests during the Deepavalli weekend. Feedback from them was overall positive.

The area had lots of F&B options but a few sleazy bars and pubs too and about 1.5Km or a 20 mins walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station. Many quaint and colorful conservation Peranakan-styled houses in the vicinity and the Malay Culture Centre and Village is within walking distance too.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at Ibis Budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Peter,

Thank you for staying with us at ibis budget - Joo Chiat, and appreciating our hotel's newly renovated interior.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced in loacating our hotel. We are still working to provide a smooth transition process for our hotel.

We are pleased to hear that we have served you well, and it would be our pleasure to welcome you and your friends back with us again.

Best Regards.
Thaddaeus
Guest Experience Executive
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Great budget hotel in a great heritage location filled with Peranakan culture and access to great local foodfare. When I stayed there, it was still known as the Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat). My check-in past midnight was handled by two amiable female staff and I was given a corner room that's spotlessly clean. The air-con was surprisingly quiet and did not 'purred' like most air-cons in budget hotels do. For the price paid, it's definitely value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Hotel looks a lot better in the photos.
Rooms very small
Bathroom very small
No breakfast
We weren’t asked about if we wanted two single beds or a double and we were just assigned them.
The mattress felt like laying on bricks
The room was clean
Would not rebook
Also not much to do in joo chait
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Owner at Ibis Budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 26 Aug 2019
Dear Murzle,

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us.

Our photos are taken by professional photographers and most of our guests find that they are a good representation of the design of our rooms.

With Singapore facing increasing land constraints, it is a common trait to see accommodation properties offering rooms that are small in size. This is also becoming an acceptable trend now, in consideration that many travellers spend their entire day out exploring the sights of Singapore and only return to the hotel at night for rest.

As our hotel is in the vicinity of some really great food, we would like to offer our guests the flexibility to enjoy different delicacies each morning. Please do not hesitate to approach my colleagues at the front desk for their recommendations!

Best Regards,

Thaddaeus
Guest Experience Executive
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We stayed here for one night last week. A family of 4, children aged 9 and 11. I chose this place as I had stayed here a few years ago.
It's been renovated and revamped and is actually a really lovely hotel. Clean and welcoming. The staff are very natural and friendly. Check in was quick and not only did they let us check in early we got a larger room!
The rooms are comfortable, clean and the shower is perfect. There is plenty of restaurants in the area and we felt safe with our children eating out for dinner. I would actually book here again for the location, the easy transport to the airport and the food. I would stay a few nights though!
Once again staff are lovely. Special shout out to Sarah, the lady that checked us in! 🙏🙏🤗
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Ibis Budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 21 May 2019
Dear TravelDreamer1979,

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your preferred accommodation choice here in Singapore. Your positive comments meant a lot to the Hotel Team and we will continue to strive to provide this warm hospitality to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.

Regards,
Jack Chee
Senior Customer Relations Manager
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Good location. Walkable to restaurants, Geylang & beautiful Peranakan House in Koon Seng Road. Simple, clean hotel. Able to check-in at 11am, but check-in took a while.

We booked a triple room. The Triple room size is too small & cramped us (2 adults+2 children). Bathroom is in good size & very clean. They provide basic necessities, including toothbrushes.

However, sound proofing is really bad. I can hear conversations from next room while in the bathroom!

Overall, this is a budget hotel but not so cheap actually, compared to other hotels in Joo Chiat.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GlobalPremiumHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Ibis Budget Singapore Joo Chiat
Responded 28 Apr 2019
Dear Inascully,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience with the rest of our travellers. I am sorry to hear that you had found the room size small to your expectations. On the other hand, I am pleased to learn that you had fun exploring the beautiful sights of the Joo Chiat/ Katong District, in particular the Peranakan shophouses in Koon Seng Road, which is a stone's throw away from the hotel. Dubbed as Singapore's "most colourful" and "prettiest" street for its heritage shophouses, this place had been identified as one of the seven most Instagrammable spots in Singapore, together with places including the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool, the ArtScience Museum and the Helix Bridge. I am sure you must have a great time getting those Instagram shots there!

Regards,
Jack Chee
Senior Customer Relations Manager
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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.
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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, you are welcome to book the Family Room for your hotel stay. We had checked that the Family Room is available for stay from 01 to 03 Sep at the mentioned property and the best discounted offer is SGD224 nett. Please note that this rate is for a total of two nights stay and is inclusive of all taxes. To confirm your hotel stay, we would appreciate if you could visit our hotel website to make the room reservation online.
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We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! If you prefer to stay in a room offering a window view, we would recommend you to book the Deluxe Room for your hotel stay. For more up-to-date images of our hotel rooms, we suggest that you visit the photo gallery section of the TripAdvisor site and click on the 'Traveller' images to view them. We wished to clarify that our hotel check in time is 1500hrs. Complimentary early check in can be granted from 1300hrs, subject to the hotel's availability. In the event the room is unavailable, you are welcome to use the hotel's complimentary luggage storage service and return later for your check in.
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We are the Managing Operator for Fragrance Chain of Hotels. Thank you for your interest in The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)! Among our 21 Fragrance Hotels, this property is the closest to Changi Airport, which is located 14.5km away. For your intended occupancy of four guests, which we are presuming to be all adults, we would recommend you to stay in the Deluxe Family Suite Room, which offers two Queen Size Beds for your hotel stay. To check for room availability and the best discounted offer, please visit our hotel website.
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Fragrance Joo Chiat, is closer to the airport than travelling into the city and so cheaper (about $20S). Their rooms are only for 2 people, so you would need 2 rooms. They have 24 hour reception (I arrived at 04.00 recently!!). The hotel is good quality but no breakfast, and there are lots of restaurants, including several Vietnamese ones, just a few minutes walk. I prefer Joo Chiat district now to a city based hotel when transiting in Singapore.
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