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.
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.
Hotel looks a lot better in the photos.
Rooms very small
Bathroom very small
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
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! 🙏🙏🤗
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.