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“A Disapointment”

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Fragrance Hotel - Classic
Ranked #215 of 306 Hotels in Singapore
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“A Disapointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I was on a rush for my business trip (2 Days 1 Night) at the end of August. I traveled from Malaysia to Singapore by bus. I have no time to arrange my accommodation before I reached here. Thus, there are several points which I wished to point out:

1) The location of the hotel is good. This is because it is located 5 minutes walking distance from the bus boarding deck (exclusively to provide bus services travel from Balestier Plaza to Mont Kiara and vice versa by Odysseynow). The hotel is located at the heritage trail Balestier road. There are a lot of eateries located nearby such as Hainamese Chicken Rice, Bak Kut Teh, Tau Sah Piah, steamboat, food court, American Diner and more.

2) This hotel has 6 floors, equipped with elevator. The room is small. It is a double room. The room is equipped with air-conditioner, wall-mounted TV, hair dryer. The bath room is equipped with hot water. Both room and bath room are looked a little bit old. And, the most terrifying is there are several cockroaches in the room.

3) Wireless connection is only available when you pay them SGD5 for 2 hours continuously surfing or SGD10 for 24 hours continuously surfing. The user experience of the internet connection is not satisfied either.

4) However, the staffs at Fragrance Hotel are friendly. They will greet you and asking you the experience of staying here. I do voice out the cleanliness of the room. Hopefully, they will improve in short time.

It is advisable to those who is wishing to get a clean room to go for other selection, since there are several hotels located along Balestier road.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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East London, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I’m generally a no frills traveler and a bed is a bed, location is more important to me, nothing wrong with the location of this hotel but the fact that this hotel could even feature on an international website like Agoda.com is completely shocking to say the least.

My story goes like this, the cab driver on the way to the hotel with my girlfriend in the car explains that this budget hotel is a “love hotel”. His explanation quickly becomes apparent during the night and into all hours of the morning with the constant opening and closing of the hotel lift and the tapping of high heel shoes up and down the passage. The hotel is used for quick HOURLY BOOKINGS for PROSTITUTION, to put it simply, as confirmed by the staff the next day.

The rooms are cleaned by noisy cleaning staff throughout the night as the rooms are vacated and then quickly refilled, following the disgusting humanly acts that are performed in there. The tiny rooms STINK of cigarettes, as does the bedding and even the towels in the toilet. Its FILTHY, DIRTY and FERAL beyond words. The beds mattresses are made with PLEATHER (plastic leather) I suppose so they can clean them quickly. Its BEYOND DISGUSTING, I’m writing this so that you don’t have to go through a similar experience, don’t stay here. I didn't get any sleep and was moved to the fifth floor to a less noisy room at 5am after completely losing it!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

It is a no frills hotel so dont expect much. It does have clean rooms with good AC and water pressure. The bed was big enough for 2 adults and a child, comfy too. The staff i must say are all friendly, and they catered to all our needs, they even gave us suggestions on where to go. Thanks especially to faisal and charmaine for the great service with a smile.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I was surprised that when i visited Fragrance Classic recently i was inpressed with the front Office staffs. I'm a frequent traveled to Singapore and most of my time stayed at Fragrance Classic. I was particular impressed with two there of your staffs. They are so warmth and very helpful when i was there during my stay. I must give compliment to Faisall, Charmain and another filipino lady, which i have ot get her name. Thank you all

See you Soon again

Sonny

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Friendly staff , the AC work great , convenient to go to attraction of singapore , the wifi of my level are broken , but they fix and check alots of time for us , the problem is the room quite small and the wifi is abit slow

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I really enjoyed stay at this hotel, near to everywhere and easy to access and one thing that I always remember i impressed with the hospitality of the staff, Charmaine, Krena and Faisal they are so helpful and friendly, I never meet nice staf like them when I come to low budget hotel in Singapore.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

I chose this budget hotel as a transit layover stay. we checked in late and check in was easy, taxi to this location was about $24.00 from Changi Airport.Room was small with only about a foot around the bed. Bathroom is a small bathroom with a rain shower.The air-condition worked fine a
There is a good restaurant right across from the hotel and at 11:00 pm after the late check in we enjoyed the food.
Front desk staff were polite and very helpful to a point of even flagging a taxi for us in the morning. I needed the WiFi for a few minutes which by the way is chargeable but the staff were kind enough to allow me fro free usage.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fragrance Hotel - Classic
Address: 418 Balestier Road, Singapore 329808, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #215 of 306 Hotels in Singapore
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fragrance Hotel - Classic 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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