Fragrance Hotel Elegance
Fragrance Hotel Elegance is a no-frills budget hotel near Little India and Bugis districts of Singapore.
Located at the edge of city center, Fragrance Hotel Elegance is just 10-minute by foot from both Little India MRT Station (NE7) and Bugis MRT Station (EW12). With these train lines coursing through major parts of Singapore, guests can travel to other parts of the city with extreme ease.
Price – from US$60 per room night.
Guests arriving at Changi Airport can save some money and take public train transport to Fragrance Hotel Elegance. Just take the train from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) and alight at Bugis MRT Station. From there, it’s a leisure walk to hotel while you enjoy the sights and sounds of modern Singapore.
Hotel Fragrance – Elegance’s proximity to the nearby MRT stations makes it the perfect base to start exploring the city. Main attractions like Little India and Sim Lim Square are close-by too.
Little India – Just Like Mumbai but Cleaner
Little India, the famous Indians enclave that Fragrance Hotel Elegance sits on offers sights, sounds and smells to visitors that are unrivaled elsewhere in Singapore. Vibrant, always busy and sometimes chaotic, you will momentarily feel like you’re in Mumbai.
To explore Little India proper, one must start with Tekka Center (5-minute walk from hotel) on Buffalo Road. It is Singapore’s best known wet market and hawker center. It is also one of the best places to sample cheap and tasty local delights like Nasi Padang, Duck Rice, Chicken Rice and Roti Prata.
Tekka Center is very popular with the local population, with some traveling from the other end of the island just to do their food shopping, or at least that’s how it feels at busy times.
Little India – Picturesque Hindu Temples
The ornate Hindu temples in Little India also make a good pit-stop after all the weaving through crowds, traffic and mishmash of stores in Little India. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple are two iconic Indian temples in Little India that a visitor should drop by.
Located on Serangoon Road, both temples worshipping different Hindu gods impress visitors with their grand and multi-tiered gate-towers packed with mini-statues of deities and creatures. The daily cleansing rituals and praying ceremonies accompanied by music and dances are a sight to behold too.
Little India – 24-Hour Shopping Bargains
Mustafa Center is probably the most famous modern landmark and shopping center in Little India. It is famous for very competitive prices on the 150,000 over items on sale here and round-the-clock operations. Hotel Fragrance Elegance is just 10-minute by foot to Mustafa Center, located on Syed Alwi Road.
Locals and tourists alike come in droves to 24-hour Mustafa Center for bargains and cheap prices on stuff like:
- Sports Equipment (eg, Rackets and Golf Clubs)
- Electronics (eg, Mobile Phones and Digital Cameras)
- Computers (Laptops and Printers)
- Health Supplements
- Perfumes and Cosmetics
- Gold Jewelry and Swiss Branded Watches
Money changers in Mustafa Center operate round-the-clock and the rates are well-known to be one of the best in town. There is even a rooftop cafe that serves cheap and good Indian food till late into the night (1am).
In short, Mustafa Center is simply not-to-be-missed especially for bargains hunters!
Sim Lim Square – Techie Enthusiasts Playground
Fragrance Hotel Elegance is just 5-minute walk from Sim Lim Square, Singapore’s famous electronics and computers hub. Spread over six floors, Sim Lim Square has over 150 shops hawking all kinds of IT gadgets imaginable.
The first two floors are devoted to digital cameras and camcorders, LCD televisions and high-fidelity stereo sound systems. The remaining four levels are filled with long corridors of computer stores selling laptops, PCs, tablets, computer motherboards, graphics cards and GPS devices.
Hotel with Excellent Location
Hotel Fragrance – Elegance is a budget hotel in Singapore blessed with close proximity to two MRT stations. Besides this geographical advantage, it is also within walking distance to the popular Bugis district where plentiful shopping awaits the shopper in you.
A stone throw from the hotel, you can find many cheap eateries and drinking holes that are a boon for budget travelers. Guests definitely need not venture far to look for food or some good beer.
The budget 31-room Fragrance Hotel Elegance offers guests compact and clean rooms with full facilities for a no-frills stay in Singapore. However you need to take note that the standard rooms in this hotel may be deemed small by European standards. But the beds here are definitely good enough for a good night’s sleep.
Wireless Internet access (charges apply – SGD$18 per 24-hours) is available in all the rooms.
- LCD TV with Cable Channels
- Coffee / Tea Making Facilities
- Complimentary Beverages
- Laundry Service / Dry Cleaning
- Baggage Storage
Address: 63 Dunlop Street Singapore 209391
Contact Number: +65 6295 6888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com
Nearest MRT Stations: Little India MRT Station (NE7) and Bugis MRT Station (EW12)