Fragrance Hotel – Ruby
Friendly Staff, Close To MRT And Excellent Value;
It’s One Of The Best Hotels In Geylang
Isn’t it encouraging when you can come across a budget hotel that has heaps of positive reviews from previous guests?
The Fragrance Hotel Ruby in Geylang is one such hotel. It will definitely delight the most discerning budget traveler who’s seeking comfort, cleanliness, convenience and true affordability.
It’s economical room rates pales in comparison to the wallet-busting prices downtown, since it’s not situated in the city’s core. However, the Ruby is conveniently located with a mere 7-minute walk to the nearby Aljunied MRT (EW9) train station. From there, you can be whisked to the city center in under 15-minute by train.
From US$52 per night.
Hotel guests can also enjoy the following transport perks:
- A short 7-min walk from the Ruby to Aljunied MRT (EW9) Station.
- Changi Airport is an approximate 25-min train ride away from the hotel.
- A 10-min cab ride to Orchard Road or 20-min ride by train.
- Just a 2-min walk to the nearest bus stop where buses to downtown are aplenty.
- A plethora of local eateries in virtually every direction once you exit the hotel.
- Close to an assortment of entertainment venues such as bars and discos.
- Popular local shopping places such as Geylang Serai Market, City Plaza and Joo Chiat Complex are all within walking distance.
I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. Yes the room was small with access to the bed from only one side but it was clean and adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Good location, with street cafes and Indian style local eateries at cheap local prices nearby, beats downtown for sure.
Yes you are in the red light area but that is not a problem. For the price and location I would definitely stay there again. – ling of Thailand at TripAdvisor
Room Rates and Hotel Amenities
The budget Fragrance Hotel Ruby has a total of 168 rooms offering various guestrooms styles such as Superior, Executive, Premier and Family. The stylish rooms are also equipped with the following amenities:
- In-room WiFi Access
- Flat-screen TV with Cable Channels
- Safe Deposit Box
- Coffee/Tea Making Facility
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Luggage Storage
- Free Onsite Parking
- Business Center
Geylang Is Indeed ‘Colorful’, But Remember –
It’s Still Singapore…
There are two characteristics of the Geylang District for which it is known – it’s incredible selection of very inexpensive local dishes. So popular, that many local Singaporeans gravitate to this area to avoid the high-priced menus of downtown.
Its other trait is the nightlife of which comes in various forms. Not only with clubs and bars, but most notably, the females who are seeking ‘evening employment’. They are scattered throughout the district and you may occasionally stumble across these ladies in the proximity of the hotel.
Keep in mind however, due to the Singapore’s incredible safety record, any visitor to Geylang shouldn’t feel threatened at all.
This area is most definitely not like other major cities’ seedy red light districts and it’s considered very unobtrusive by most. It may be a consideration however, if you’re arriving with children or family members who may question this type of environment.
If that’s the case, you can go for family-friendly hotels near Bugis instead.
Pros and Cons
Regarding the hotel itself, perhaps ask for a room on the higher floors if you’re a light sleeper. Check to view the room before you check in so you know what to expect. If you really want WiFi, the provided Android Box that connects to the room’s TV is ‘acceptable’, but can be sketchy at times.
It is however, very pleasing to see that the Fragrance Hotel Ruby, does indeed deliver with its conveniently close MRT station location, hospitable staff and its excellent value for their guests. Both new and repeat customers feel their budget isn’t at all compromised, and they leave feeling that their money was well spent.
Address: 10 Lorong 20 Geylang, Singapore 398730
Contact Number: +65 6841 3888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com