Fragrance Hotel – Sapphire
Cheap, Clean and Convenient Geylang Hotel
Have you ever browsed through the list of Singapore hotels online and you’re astonished by those jaw-dropping prices? It’s enough to make you wonder if it’s even worth visiting!
Thankfully there is indeed accommodation that caters to the budget-conscious. And one of those that stand out from the crowd is the Fragrance Hotel Sapphire in the lively Geylang district.
And what’s particularly appealing about this property, is that it’s clean and tidy. It’s also near to the Kallang MRT train station (10-min walk) and numerous amenities such as eating places and shops.
From US$50 per night.
Like other hotels in Geylang, the Fragrance Hotel Sapphire is located at the halfway point between Singapore’s Changi Airport and the city center. As such, guests can enjoy the following transport perks and convenience:
- A 10-min stroll from the nearest Kallang MRT (EW10) Station.
- 25-min train ride (and less than $2) from the airport.
- It takes a mere 10-min to the downtown core by taxi.
- Just 3-min walk to the main Geylang Road where buses to town are aplenty.
- 15-min by train to popular shopping places such as Bugis Street Market, Little India’s Mustafa Center and Sim Lim Square.
- The Geylang District where the hotel is located, is teeming with a vast array of cheap eateries, pubs and bars.
I thought this was a great place to stay at a very reasonable rate for Singapore.
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the closest MRT station, but you can also get a bus around the corner of the hotel that drops you off right at the station.
The room was clean and spacious. The hotel certainly isn’t in the nicest part of town, but I never felt unsafe at any time. There are lots of good hawker centres and food options all around the hotel. – Chris of Turkey at TripAdvisor
Room Rates and Hotel Amenities
The economy-tier Fragrance Hotel Sapphire has a total of 50 rooms ranging from Superior to Family types that are suitable for leisure and business travelers. All rooms are equipped with the following:
- WiFi Access (charges apply)
- Flat-screen TV with Cable Channels
- Complimentary Beverages
- Tea/Coffee Making Facility
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
- 24-hour Reception
- Car Park
- Luggage Storage
Tips About Staying in Geylang Hotels
Hotels in the Geylang district are generally much cheaper than those downtown yet still remain highly accessible by trains and buses. On top of that, Geylang is a must-visit place for tourists seeking a hearty meal on famous local dishes such as Chilli Crab, Beef Kway Teow and the foul-smelling Durian!
It’s also renown for its vibrant nightlife that also includes ladies of ‘evening employment’. However don’t let that dissuade you, because Geylang is incredibly safe (since it is Singapore) and such after-dark activities are non-threatening and low-key. Perhaps keep this in mind nonetheless if you’re traveling with children.
The hotel’s favorable reputation has kept any guest issues to a minimum. The only ones you should be apprised of is the attached shower cum toilet space can be a bit of squeeze. And you have to pay about SGD$10 (at this time of writing) for 24 hours of WiFi internet access.
The Fragrance Hotel Sapphire doesn’t disappoint with providing truly excellent value for your hard-earned money. And, you won’t have to succumb to boilin’ up any instant noodles just to scrape by during your visit!
Address: 3 Lorong 10 Geylang, Singapore 399037
Contact Number: +65 6841 4888
Hotel Website: www.fragrancehotel.com