Fragrance Hotel – Imperial
Fragrance Hotel Imperial straddles both Bugis and Kampong Glam districts of Singapore. Hotel Fragrance Imperial is less than a 5-minute walk from Lavender MRT Station (EW11) and ideally placed regardless of whether you are visiting for business or pleasure.
For visitors arriving by air, the Changi International Airport is a comfortable 35-minute MRT train (Green Line) ride away.
Coaches to Malaysia & Authentic Thai Food
Hotel Fragrance Imperial is excellently located within a 15-minute walk to Golden Mile Complex (at Beach Road) to take advantage of the many coach operators offering competitively priced express bus services to Malaysia.
You can sign-up for one or two day tours to places like Malacca (Unesco World Heritage site), Kuala Lumpur, Genting and Ipoh of Malaysia. One very popular day tour conducted by the express bus operators is the Johor Premium Outlet tour. Over at this 330,000 square foot premium outlet, an offshoot from Simon Property Group, one can pickup great bargains from brands like Armani Exchange, Burberry, Coach, Calvin Klein, Tumi, etc. A return trip bus ticket with lunch thrown in costs less than USD$40 per adult.
Golden Mile Complex is also Singapore’s best kept secret for cheap and authentic Thai food. On the 1st level are many eateries operated by Thai immigrants serving authentic and yummy Thai papaya salad, mango sticky rice and Tom Yum Goong soup.
Fantastic Shopping Places You Cannot Miss
Shopping is a must do activity in Singapore for foreign visitors because Singapore offers tax-refundable shopping for tourists and is one of the most inexpensive places to buy electronics stuff.
First stop shall be the round-the-clock, 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Center located in Little India district which is about 15-minute walk from Hotel Fragrance Imperial. Besides carrying a dizzying variety of electronic gadgets like digital cameras and computers, it also sells a wide gamut of stuff from DVDs, to textile to luxury Swiss watches like Tag Heuer and Longines!
For IT gadgets geeks, Sim Lim Square (15-minute walk) would be the best hunting ground to look for latest laptop or digital camera model. Sim Lim Square, a 6-storey nondescript looking mall, is Singapore’s largest computer and electronics center with 150 stores, each vying for your attention. Remember to bargain when you shop as most of them will happily quote you list price if you never ask for discount!
Suntan and Swim in Sunny Singapore
Just a stone throw behind the Fragrance Imperial Hotel is Jalan Besar Stadium, a football stadium with an Olympic-sized public swimming pool. The pool with modern bathing facilities and lockers are open for foreign visitors use and per entry costs less than USD$2. You can stay as long as you want and the pools are equipped with deck chairs to get a nice golden tan while in sunny Singapore.
If swimming is not your cup of tea, perhaps people watching or soaking into the local community culture interests you more, then head to the Jalan Besar Community Center just down the street from hotel doorstep. Come evening, the whole place comes alive with locals engaging in sports like squash, basketball, bodybuilding, aerobics and senior citizens taking cooking lessons or just sitting around chit chatting with their neighbors.
Easy Access to Good Food
The 74-room Fragrance Imperial Hotel is close to many food places that cater to any taste buds. Just beside the Imperial Fragrance Hotel is the popular Antoinette French Restaurant that serves delicious pancakes, pastas and macarons. Crossing Horne Road, one will find the 4-star V Hotel Lavender with an air-conditioned food court serving delicious noodle and rice dishes on the ground level.
A 7-minute walk down the Lavender main street, one can find the sprawling Lavender Food Square that offers cheap and tasty local dishes (less than USD$6) till late into the night.
All of the modern, fully furnished bedrooms at the Hotel Fragrance Imperial benefit from air-conditioning, TV and DVD player, and mini-fridge and hair dryer. A 24-hour convenience store is also located right next to the hotel entrance.
Wireless Internet access is free in all the rooms
- Satellite / Cable TV Channels
- LCD TV
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee/Tea-Making Facilities
- Complimentary Bottled Water
- Laundry / Dry Cleaning
Address: 28 Penhas Road Singapore 208187
Contact number: +65 6297 9888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com
Nearest MRT Station: Lavender MRT Station (EW11)