Fragrance Hotel – Emerald
It’s Basic And It’s in Geylang, But It’s Affordable.
For those wishing to seek out a cheap hotel in Singapore, and where it’s not necessary to be in the heart of the city, the Fragrance Hotel Emerald in Geylang is worth a consideration.
As you can imagine, the farther out you’re located from the likes of Orchard Road and Marina Bay for instance, hotel prices start to become more wallet-friendly. A very appealing reality, especially in Singapore!
However, don’t let the thought of being ‘out of town’ deter you when you’re in Singapore. Given the incredibly efficient public transportation system and the city’s rather compact size, reserving a room at the Fragrance Emerald hotel can still put you within reach of downtown in a jiffy.
Just hop on the train at the nearest Kallang (EW10) MRT train station, and you can be at City Hall and Raffles Place in 3-4 stops. You’ll arrive so quickly, it would hardly be considered a commute!
From US$42 per night.
Located halfway between Changi Airport and city center, guests of Fragrance Hotel Emerald will enjoy good transport convenience such as:
- Short 10-min walk from hotel to Kallang (EW10) MRT train station.
- A 25-min train ride from Changi Airport to hotel.
- Just 10-min by train to business districts like Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar.
- Under 20-min train ride to popular places like Orchard Road, Chinatown and Little India.
- Less than 5-min walk to Geylang main road where taxis and buses to downtown can be found easily.
We stayed at Fragrance Hotel Emerald for 4 days. I never expect that we can booked a hotel as affordable as the Fragrance Hotel Emerald. The staffs are friendly and accommodating. They even helped us with directions of the places we wanted to visit.
Although our first day was a mess (it took us 2 hours just to find the hotel), the experience was exciting. We got the chance to see the outskirts of Singapore (They really are strict when it comes to cleanliness).
I will definitely go back to this place if I have the chance to visit Singapore soon. – jamesstarsky of Philippines at TripAdvisor
Room Rates and Hotel Amenities
The Fragrance Hotel Emerald in the lively Geylang district has 126 guestrooms ranging from Superior to Deluxe to even Family-sized rooms. This 8-story property and all its rooms are equipped with the following:
- In-room WiFi Access
- Flat-screen TV with Cable Channels
- Safe Deposit Box
- Tea/Coffee Making Facility
- Complimentary Beverages
- Laundry Service
- Luggage Storage
- Free Onsite Parking
- Guided Tours
- Non-smoking Rooms Available
Tips About Staying in Fragrance Hotel Emerald Geylang
The Geylang District in Singapore is quite notably different from the sanitized areas of the city center and heavily populated tourist locales.
Geylang has a rather evocative history where, well let’s be honest…, is known for it’s ‘evening’ activities. Therefore, perhaps a family-oriented visit with the kids to this area may not be the preferred choice.
Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still Singapore and that means safety is rarely if ever a concern. However, if you want an assured a restful sleep, it’s recommended that you ask for a room in the upper floors facing the rear if possible just in case of any street noise issues.
The Kallang MRT train station (East-West Line), is approximately a 600-meter walk from the hotel. If you’re not in the mood a 10-minute walk, then there are bus stops right in close proximity from the front entrance. Also, don’t count on a reliable internet connection with the WiFi service, and this is based on past guests’ reviews.
If you’re a solo traveler, another recommendation is to actually request a deluxe room. The very small increase in rate is well worth the much-needed extra space, both in the room and bathroom.
And lastly, there is no fridge, room service nor onsite restaurants. The upside though, is that are countless eateries of all cultural flavors that are open at all hours in the Geylang area.
So if you’re looking for a very basic place to rest your head, where lack of frills and taking public transportation into downtown is not a concern, then the Fragrance Hotel Emerald could just be that inexpensive choice to suit a limited budget.
Address: 20 Lorong 6 Geylang, Singapore 399174
Contact Number: +65 6842 3888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com