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"The staff was wonderful, thumbs up in the way they handle the task, the malay lady and mr lim kindly put some smile to ur face"
740 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||3.6 km|
|Nearest airport||Seletar Airport (XSP)|
|Distance to airport||11.5 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, ibis budget Singapore Sapphire (SG Clean Certified, Staycation Approved) has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.
Ibis budget Singapore Sapphire (SG Clean Certified, Staycation Approved) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The room is clean and near the bus stops, convenience store and food shops"
July 3, 2018
"Everything in the room also look modern style and nice."
November 25, 2019
"I also like the staff being so nice and accommodating."
February 12, 2020
ibis budget Singapore Sapphire (SG Clean Certified, Staycation Approved) in Singapore is located in a very convenient area, close to Suntec City and Esplanade Theatre, Orchard Road, Singapore Expo, and public transportation. The MRT is a 10-minute walk away, and the bus stop is a two-minute walk away. There are a total of 60 modern guestrooms furnished with all the standard amenities to provide a most comfortable and enjoyable stay. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation at ibis budget Singapore Sapphire (SG Clean Certified, Staycation Approved).
"Pros are the room is clean, value for money and staff is goo..."
May 10, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
ibis budget Singapore Sapphire (SG Clean Certified, Staycation Approved)
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Decent and clean rooms for the budget traveler.”
I called the hotel a day before our arrival in Singapore. The person at the other end of the line confirmed our reservation and was very willing to answer questions regarding transportation options, directions, and tours. It only took around 15 minutes for us to reach the hotel from the airport. The hotel looks like a converted and refurbished condo/apartment, which is okay. It actually is one of the better looking budget hotels in Geylang. PROS: The room and its washroom were compact yet tidy. The linens were also clean. Lighting and air conditioning were adequate. There is a 24-hour mini grocery store in front of the hotel and it is very near shops/restaurants which sell reasonably priced wares/food. Geylang is a red light district yet we never felt any threat of criminal activity even while walking in the area around midnight coming from our tours. The rooms were cleaned everday and our towels were replaced promptly upon request. CONS: It would take one around 15 minutes to walk from the hotel to the nearest SMRT Station (Kallang). This is manageable, but we found it challenging to walk this far coming from and going back the hotel when it's raining, and it was raining all throughout our stay in Singapore. OVERALL: This is a very good option for the budget traveler.
Excellent value for money! Will definitely book this hotel again when we return”
Stayed here last January 17-19, 2017. We really didn't expect much since we previously stayed in a hotel that was much nicer in pictures than in real life. Fragrance Hotel (Sapphire) was not one of those hotels. Our room, Superior Double, was actually larger than what I had imagined. Ms. Mae, the receptionist when we had arrived, had a very welcoming smile. No problem as well with the other staff since they were always ready to assist us (extra pillows, change in kettle that was not heating properly, etc.). Room was clean - sheets smelled fresh. The bathroom was immaculate and had 2 free sets of toothbrush and shower caps. We were given fresh towels every day. Also, we always had free instant coffee each morning (wish there was more creamer though. hehe.) I had given the location four stars because the MRT was not within walking distance. The bus stop though is just a few steps way and you could easily reach the nearest MRT (Kallang) after only 2 stops. So it's still convenient actually. Plus, the surrounding area have a lot of good restaurants. You should definitely walk along the Geylang area and I'm sure you can find something your taste buds will like. All of this we paid for at just about 49 SGD per night! You really just have to book early. :) Thank you to every one at Sapphire! We'll definitely stay there when we visit Singapore again in the near future.
Clean and friendly hotel ”
Staying in this hotel is accidental for us only. We miss our flight in the morning so we need a place to stay in since I'm four months pregnant and it would be very hard if we stay in the airport to wait for our re-booked flight the following day. We wanted to stay in Fragrance Hotel since this is proven a good hotel we stayed in Singapore. We immediately go online to searched for an available Fragrance Hotel for an overnight stay only and luckily found Fragrance Hotel - Sapphire. With no doubt we booked it again online for this I could say "tried and tested". Same with Fragrance Hotel - Emerald, this one has a friendly staff and clean room. The room is quite small, but still comfortable to stay at. The room has still its own toilet that makes is more comfortable for us. Its place is still at the Geylang area, but still we feel safe around. Though we only have an overnight stay, Fragrance Hotel is still recommended to stay at.
One of the best boutique hotels ever”
we are so lucky to have chosen fragrance sapphire for our first leisure trip to singapore. staying 8 nights in a row, it is a an excellent budget hotel with first-class staff and a super great location! who cares if it's in geylang, the so-called "red district"? it is a great location with lots of marvelous small restaurants and convenience stores. i will definitely stay there again next time i visit singapore!
Great location and staff”
It was a nice stay. The room was clean and spacious. Food stalls/ restaurant near the hotel was affordable and cheap. The bus stop was also a walking distance from the hotel, making our trip a hassle-free one. Price is affordable and worth it. Staff is very accommodating. Ivy, the staff assigned at the front desk, even teach us directions on how to go to the tourist destination in Singapore. Jenny Koh, the chamber maid, was really friendly and accommodating. Their service is really commendable. Overall, I'm very satisfied with our stay in Fragrance Hotel - Sapphire. If we ever went back to Singapore, we'll surely booked the same hotel.
Pretty good for a budget hotel”
One might get discouraged when they hear Geylang as it is a known red light district. But don't be misled, this part of Geylang is very quiet. We saw a couple of "ladies" on the street but they look to be just passing by. We witnessed nothing sleazy during our stay on this hotel. Lots of dining places around that are open 24hours. 2 minute walk to a 7-11 and bus stop. Fairly near to an MRT station if you enjoy walking. 5 minute walk to a 24hr grocery store. This area is part of old Singapore and the charm is beautifully retained. The hotel itself is quiet and the facilities is what you would expect from a budget hotel but the daily cleaning is thorough and just right. There was an occasional insect but we do not mind. Space is enough. Bathroom is clean and quite bigger than what I expected. Wi-fi is good. I did not see any kids in the area or in the hotel during our stay though. I'm not sure why but it makes me think twice about staying here if I have my child with me. But as a group traveller with adults, I will definitely stay here again.
Clean local hotel”
Fragrance Hotel-Sapphire is conveniently located in Geylang at the Eastern part of Singapore and in just 15 to 20 minutes by taxi from Singapore Changi International Airport, 5 to 10 minutes away from Singapore Central Business District (CBD) and just 10 minutes away from the renowned shopping belt of Orchard Road. The nearest Aljunied MRT Station is just within a few minutes walking distance from the hotel. Geylang is located in the heart of the City and is a vibrant place throughout day and night with many eateries operating round the clock and here you can certainly able to sample a variety of good food at reasonable prices and enjoy an exciting nightlife when you stay at Fragrance Hotel-Sapphire.
We had a wonderful time at the Fragrance Hotel Sapphire, Singapore. Was very worried at first because of the location but it's no issue, the hotel was worth the price. Room and toilet was very clean. The Staff were friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel had its perks such as easy access to public transport and had many shops around. Will stay there again and recommend it to friends
Great hotel in the centre of Geylung”
Fragrance - Sapphire is located in the Geylang district only a short distance from the centre of Singapore. Eateries abound the main road. The hotel provides a high standard of accommodation while Reception staff speak fairly good English & are a wealth of information right down to bus routes.
Pleasant stay for a budget hotel.”
It was a pleasant stay for us local singaporeans on a couples day out. 2D1N at an cheap price. For a budget hotel, it is definitely one of the good,clean ones around that geylang district. Comfy bed. It was fast to check in and out, handy if you don't want to waste any time at the front desk. No ironing facilities though at this branch of the chain hotel. Quiet rooms at night but weirdly in the morning, not so much. There were times some hotel guests got their room numbers wrong and try to open our room door. It was pretty annoying. Other than that, this hotel is recommendable.
"Absolutely the best hotel"”
No problem for me and my family to find this hotel. We checked-in like 1:00 in the morning and the room was clean and ready. We have coffee and everything we needed. We stayed in the 5th floor and stayed for 4 nights.n The receptionist was very kind and very accommodating. The hotel is sorrounded with restaurants and food chains so we had no problem with food. If ever given he chance to travel to singapore, I will stay again at Fragrance Sapphire hotel.
A Hotel Worth Your Money”
fragrance hotel sapphire is a good place to stay for sightseeing vacation. the location is a few meters from the bus station going to the kallang mrt station. geylang maybe famous for being the red light district but the place is still decent. the hotel is very near the food stalls that offer dishes that are very affordable. try the chili crab, very spicy. the receptionists are very accomodating and if you have questions going around singapore, they really do their best to help you around. if i'm coming back to singapore for a vacation trip, i would love to stay again in this hotel.
Affordable convenience and.comfort”
The hotel is easy to find, walking distance from MRT. Accesible to 24hours diners and convenience stores. There is a near bus stop also. Staffs are friendly and accomodating. We are group of seven.and we occupied 3 cozy rooms and we dont have any complaints with this hotel. We will recommend this hotel to our friends when they go to SG. Thank you fragrance sapphire!
Clean and new hotel with great non-expensive food”
We stayed in Fragrance Hotel-Pearl first before moving to Fragrance-Saphire. The hotel building outer look was not as good as the Pearl but the Sapphire got much better room comparing with the Pearl. Room is a little bigger, but furniture is much more modern and clean. Location is fairly easy accessible to the public transportation (bus, train) to reach the major attractions of Singapore. The staff were so helpful to direct you about how you could reach there (bus number or nearest train stations). However, it's located far from the main attraction areas, but you can reach each place within an hour by public transportation. If you are the advanture style and a bit tie budget, I would recommended this.
Great value for money ”
Hands down my favourite budget hotel in SG thus far. Although the hotel itself is small, but the rooms were clean and comfortable. My room had ample space for us to perform prayers (bonus points for the qiblat pointer!!) The bathroom was spacious with good water pressure. Amenities were complete, except it didn't have a fridge, but that's a minor issue. Location is good with plenty of convenience stores and restaurants. If travelling with little kids, might be a bit far to the mrt station. I recommend taking the Kallang station as the route is easier with wide pavements, so much safer for kids. Checking in and out was a breeze with polite and efficient staff. Will definitely consider coming back!
Clean and modern room”
Hotels in Geylang are less expensive than everywhere else in Singapore. I didn't expect much but was pleased with the room, it was clean and modern. The hotel is located in a red light area, but it shouldn't bother you. The neighbourhood looks normal at day time and very busy and vibrant at night time. Many locals come here to have food late at night, food places are busy and the food is cheap. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from Kallang station. You can take a shortcut if you walk through a residential area near the station, follow the locals.
Staff were all pleasant and very helpful. Location really great with regards to transport and stores and street eating places. Only criticism was the lack of a small refridgerator in the room. I would suggest the installation of this in the room. Apart from that I would return to the Sapphire whenever I visit Singapore again.
Dear Charles, Thank you for your heartfelt review and pledge of support for ibis budget - Sapphire, and highlighting our signature ibis hospitality, as well as our strategic location and the abundance of amenities in our immediate vicinity! I have submitted your suggestion to our manageemnt for their consideration. Thank you for letting us know how we can serve you even better. We will be eagerly anticipating your next stay with us. Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
Sapphire was cleaner than I thought. Although the room was small (8x8), the bathroom was OK in comparison (6x6). 2 packets of free coffee mix, two plastic cups of water every day in the room and a good coffee maker. Two MRT stations within walking distance (Aljuneid and Kallang) made it very convenient for me. The reception staff was very helpful in giving me directions. There is a Bus Stop nearby (come out of the hotel and turn towards Geylang Road, Turn left from there and you will spot a 7-Eleven. The bus stop is right there). Will certainly stay there again.
Lovely hotel thats cheap and clean!”
Stayed here for 2 nights and it's prob the best place for a budget traveller. Nothing fancy but everything is clean from the floors, to the bed, to the toilet. Drove in from Msia and there was even free parking so that was a good bonus :) Although this hotel is in the red light district of Singapore, there wasn't any hanky panky going on at the hotel. Will definitely be heading back to stay there next time around cos there's nothing much at that price range in Singapore.
Lovely hotel but small room”
The room is small but clean and nice enough..we ask for extra blanket and we have it nicely.. the staff also nice helping us find the nearest mrt station..but this is the first time we stay at geylang area so its kinda confusing with the lorong..but the area is nice, theres so many delicious food around and sapphire hotel is not far from the bus stop..just 2 or 3 meter i think..we also could put our luggage before we could check in.. The bathroom is clean too but no separator so when takiinh bath all area is wet..but okay for me, all i need is clean bathroom overall im satisfied eith fragrance sapphire and cant wait to go back again..