I like Fragrance Hotels in Singapore. Even though some of those are less than perfect but considering their budget pricing, their shortcomings can be forgiven. The shortcomings are not serious anyway. I stayed at Fragrance Emerald (Lorong 6 Geylang) for three nights in 2014 and my stay was not bad. The room was more modern than the one I got in Fragrance Crystal (Lorong 18) where I stayed just before coming to Emerald. Fragrance Emerald is either newer of the two or has been renovated in the recent past. The standard "Fragrance" comforts where there alright. A queen bed, a side table, an LCD TV, an open cabinet, A tea/coffee maker with daily supplies, two small water bottles daily, a not so small and clean bathroom, effective air-conditioning, and a window with a view. For 68 SGD per night, I could not have asked for more particularly since the hotel was a few yards from the Geylang main road and within 5 minutes' walk from Kallang MRT Station. The room itself was large enough. Though in Emerald, I did find a couple of things to complain about. The tea/coffee maker was not clean and not in usable condition (see picture below) and the bathroom fittings were not all in top condition. Keep reading...
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore Lobby|
It looked like despite their modern decor, Fragrance Emerald was tardy when it came to room maintenance. But like I said, the complaints about Fragrance Hotels are generally not of a very serious kind. Apart from these, everything else went fine. On the plus side, Fragrance Emerald offered free wifi in the lobby which was absent in Fragrance Crystal. Check in time was 2.00pm and the reception guy told me even if they had a room available, they would not allow a check-in before 1.00pm. Funny rule but then its a cheap hotel. Lorong 6 is a little away from the things that Geylang is infamous for. That makes Fragrance Emerald more suitable for family stay, but not that families do not stay in Lorong 18. Overall, for a budget hotel, Fragrance Emerald is OK. I hope they pay a little more attention to maintenance. Fragrance Emerald Booking Site
See room pictures below...
Also read: Fragrance Hotels in Singapore Offer Excellent Budget Stays
|Superior Room Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore Queen Bed|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore Superior Room|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore Superior Bath|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore Dirty Coffee Maker|
|Hotel Fragrance Emerald Lorong 6 Geylang Singapore View from Superior Room|
|Posted by Narinder Singh|