Fragrance Hotel - Riverside

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Average rate: $83 - Hotel class: 3 stars
20 Hong Kong Street, Singapore, Singapore

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Fragrance Hotel - Riverside Singapore Reviews

sweettangerine sweettan…
161 reviews
A friendly budget hotel in the middle of everything Nov 05, 2014
Frangrance hotels appear to be a chain of budget hotels all over Singapore. The Fragrance Riverside has a great location, around the corner from Clarke Quay and just a few minutes’ walk from Clarke Quay’s MTR station. This is just about as central as it gets. Chinatown is but a few blocks away and the Merlion and Bay Front are all within walking distance.

Big kudos to this hotel’s staff for customer friendliness! We received just about the warmest welcome we could imagine. As soon as the receptionist saw us coming up the stairs with our bags, he rushed out and came to our assistance. The guy at reception spoke very broken English, but boy did he go the extra mile!!! Check-in took a while but was friendly and smooth enough. We even got a free upgrade to a superior room, because we booked a room with twin beds and there wasn’t a standard twin available anymore. We also received a 10% discount card for the cafe/ eatery next door. Wifi is paid; a 24h voucher sets you back 10 Singapore dollar, but the connection is fast and reliable.

Even though the Frangrance Riverside is considered a budget hotel, it offers great value for money. The room’s so small that the 2 twin beds barely fit in. Yet it’s clean and functional and it does have a window. Apparently the standard (which we initially booked) is the same but without window. There are plenty of power outlets, coffee and tea making facilities as well as a hair dryer provided. Also nice are the complimentary water bottles in the room.

The bathroom has toilet, sink and shower squeezed into less than 1,5 square meters. The shower is actually but a showerhead over a drain in the ground and turning it on actually sets the entire place afloat. Heck if you’re lazy you can just sit on the toilet lid and let the water splash over you. This is clearly not made for a fat person:-) But again, it is new and modern and more importantly spic and span! I cannot complain about the room, other than its tiny size. Yet you do get what you pay for and for a few nights this is more than fine!

The reception area is quite small, but there’s a nice small rooftop pool, perfect for a quick dip before or after exploring the city. There are a few loungers and towels can be used complimentary. There’s also a tiny gym with a stairmaster and a treadmill.

The restaurant / café next door does value breakfasts, lunch specials and turns into a beer bar at night. It’s cosy and comfortable and the food is certainly worth the money. Though the 10% discount card works as a nice incentive.

All in all it’s a friendly hideout in the middle of everything. Despite the 110 rooms it feels small scale and quiet. Yet the staff’s friendliness really makes this hotel stand out. The staff really made a point of getting to know us and giving us advice. Moreover, we got a truly lovely and genuine wave goodbye. I’d surely stay here again on my next passage through Singapore.
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sheabutter718 sheabutt…
9 reviews
Nov 28, 2013
Super nice and clean. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The only downside is the breakfast choices and the toilet in the restaurant but everything else was good.
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Fragrance Hotel - Riverside Overview

Set in the heart of Singapore, the Fragrance Hotel - Riverside is within a 10 minute walk from Funan DigitaLife Mall, Sri Mariamman Temple and Asian Civilisations Museum. This hotel is in Singapore's City Hall and the Financial District district, a 10 minute walk to Clarke Quay. The hotel is a five-minute walk from many attractions including Boat Quay, South Bridge Road and G-MAX Reverse Bungy.

The hotel's front desk staff are on hand to assist you with any additional requirements you may have. Relax poolside with your laptop and check your social media with the hotel's handy Wi-fi access. Popular tourist spots are readily accessible from the hotel. In addition to a laundry service and a dry cleaning service, the hotel features a fitness centre.

The Fragrance Hotel - Riverside's neighbourhood is known for its nightlife and you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and bar options.

Fragrance Hotel - Riverside Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Free Parking

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