Hotel Fragrance Crystal Geylang Singapore Review

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Fragrance Crystal in Geylang (50, Lorong 18) Singapore is one of the older Fragrance hotels because of which the rooms here are larger than those in the newer hotels like Fragrance Sapphire. Another advantage of staying in Fragrance hotels in Singapore now is that the typical complaints of the past about these hotels stand resolved. My Superior Room (68 SGD per night) was not only large but clean and had all the basic facilities. There was a queen bed, a CRT TV in front of it, a side cabinet, a split AC that worked well, a window with a nice view, a hair dryer, a tea/coffee maker with daily supplies, two mugs, and two small bottles of water daily. The bathroom was decent sized & clean with hot water. House keeping cleaned the room daily. With the window closed, there was no noise from outside and I slept well for all my three nights there. AC was in front of the bed but gave me no trouble. Talking about the typical complaints that people sometimes have about fragrance hotels, I did not see any unwelcome visitor in the hotel in spite of the "licensed houses" outside on Lorong 18. Those houses operate at night and everything is quiet. One can walk through the Lorong and come to the main road in a couple of minutes. A mini mart type of shop is right across the hotel. Keep reading...

Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore

Front Office at Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore

The infamous "Licensed Houses" of Lorong 18 Geylang

The hotel building is modern and beautiful. The front office worked 24 hours and the people there are good. Though, I must mention a slight problem I had there during check-in. After seeing my booking voucher, the staff told me that they could not find my booking because their reservation system was closed for the day (7.00pm). They asked me to deposit 68 SGD in cash for the first night before giving me a room. Next day, they located my prepaid booking and returned me the 68 SGD.

There is no free wi-fi in Fragrance Crystal. A wi-fi pass can be purchased at the front office at 5 SGD for 2 hours or 10 SGD for 24 hours. Check-in time is 3.00pm and check-out time is 12.00pm. Early check-in allowed at 1.00pm subject to availability.

Useful Information

After coming to the main road from Lorong 18, one can get a bus to almost any place in Singapore. The front office in the hotel keeps a print-out of the bus routes. Apart from bus stops, Lorong 18 has shops for daily needs, innumerable restaurants serving all kinds of food, pubs and KTVs. The nearest MRT station - Aljunied is at a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. The other MRT station nearby is Kallang which is close to Lorong 1. Overall, Fragrance Crystal was a good experience. Hotel Fragrance Crystal Booking Site

I have written another article on Why Fragrance Hotels in Singapore Make for Great Budget Stays. See room pictures below...      

My Superior Room


Superior Room Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore

Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore, Superior Room

View From the Room at Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore

Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore Tea Maker

Hotel Fragrance Crystal Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore Superior Bathroom








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