Booked for 2 nights here. The General Manager of the Fragrance Hotel chain has been very helpful and accommodating of my whims in booking rooms. Initially has been booked full but have been squeezed into last minute deluxe room. Really appreciate the effort.
The area around the hotel is interesting with lots of shops and a food centre nearby. There are pubs around but nothing noisy. Foot traffic also not as intense as the Geylang area where I spent one night. There is a bus stop a few steps away from the hotel and you can board bus 33 and hop off Dakota MRT which is only a short ride and will connect you to other MRT stations all over the city. There is a mall straight ahead - 112 Katong - if you want to shop or watch some movie. It's very walkable from the hotel and had no problems walking back after watching a last full show on a weekend.
There are several 7/11 stores close by if you want to pick up some essentials and a mini-grocery just on the first intersection. I admit there are girls in "skimpy" outfit that we've passed by late nights during one of our walks but it's no big deal really and still safe to walk around hotel vicinity.
Unlike the room we've had in Fragrance Pearl, the one we've had here had no windows but still had that basic room layout as in Pearl. Mattress is comfortable though some stains can be seen in the pillow case but otherwise everything is clean. Bathroom clean, better layout than bathroom in Pearl although the toothbrushes have dried toothpaste in them instead of having it in a standard toothpaste tube. TV is not the LCD type but better channel reception than the one in Pearl. Wish it could have more channel options to choose from. Wifi is expensive but got an offer that included free WIFI up to 2 devices. An added bonus: There is a massage chair in the hotel lobby and you can enjoy it for a nominal fee. If you've been beat after a grueling tour, you can just sit in, pop in some $2 and be treated to an 8 minute massage.
Overall, enjoyed my stay here in Joo Chiat and will probably be booking again later this year. There's still a lot of things to discover in and around Singapore and I'm looking forward to another stay again.
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