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Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal

50 Lorong 18 Geylang, Singapore 398824 Singapore
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If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in Singapore, look no further than ibis budget Singapore Crystal (formerly known as Fragrance Hotel - Crystal). Nearby landmarks such as Arab Street (1.6 mi) and Haji Lane (1.6 mi) make ibis budget Singapore Crystal a great place to stay when visiting Singapore. ibis budget Singapore Crystal offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. If you like Italian restaurants, ibis budget Singapore Crystal is conveniently located near The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, and Beach Road Kitchen. Singapore is also known for some great art galleries, including Ode To Art, Degiosart, and The Arts House, which are not too far from ibis budget Singapore Crystal. The staff at ibis budget Singapore Crystal looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Non-smoking hotel
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lyndy23 wrote a review Mar 2024
Sydney, Australia348 contributions184 helpful votes
Very good budget hotel in quiet local area. Good bus service to Kallang MRT on bus 21 or 26 as advised by an excellent staff member, Benjamin. He was first rate and most helpful to me. Turn left out of hotel, walk 100m to main road. Excellent food on right corner. Bus to Kallang MRT on right. Three stops. Recommended Mountbatten MRT was poor advice. Too far to walk at night due to poor lighting. No taxis or buses at Mountbatten MRT. Grab cost $S11.00 to travel 1.5 km. Rooms at Ibis were very comfy. Beds good and bathroom modern and well drained. Overall, for under $S100 the Ibis offered good value for very expensive Singapore.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: I found Kallang MRT had best bus link to/from hotel. Good local food at main road 100m from...
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Responded Mar 11, 2024
Dear lyndy, Thank you for letting us know we have met your expectations as a budget-conscious urban explorer! We are thrilled that we are able to meet to your stay expectations with our comfortable beds, modern bathrooms and the service from our helpful staff. We pride ourselves on delivering service from the heart and we have shared your kind recognition with our staff Benjamin. We are confident that our room rates will stay highly competitive, and hope you will choose to stay with us again soon. Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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ARCHIE wrote a review Jan 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark19 contributions
I would give this place 3.5 not a bad place at all honestly I would go again but Very nice rooms and great staff , quite spacious. But I found a roach and that was quite unpleasant and also the location is in a red light districting area at night but you can also find great Singapore street food at a affordable price. Honestly book this place if u don’t mind roaches because I only saw you and just take taxis and it will be a great experience
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 29, 2024
Dear ARCHIE, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed our comfortable rooms and the warm service from our staff. Our hotel maintains a regular and stringent routine of pest management and hence we are surprised to learn of your comments. Nonetheless, we will step up inspections to mitigate such experiences. It is our hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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pinkporridge wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia33 contributions15 helpful votes
POSITIVES: The Ibis Budget Crystal is a pleasant hotel with small, yet comfortable rooms. Don't let the fact that it's located in the "Red Light" district of Geylang put you off, as you barely notice this. Yes, there are brothels, but these places are clean & unassuming as in Singapore it is not allowed to solicit your patronage. Rest assured: the area is safe, with modern well-lighted streets. The hotel is easily accessed by both local buses as well as the MRT. We took a couple of buses from Changi airport and had no issue at all paying with our credit cards (don't forget to tap ON & then tap OFF). Just keep in mind that one individual credit card is needed for EACH passenger (NB: you cannot pay for more than 1 person with the same card). It's very simple to use the local buses to travel around Singapore using Google Maps: you get clear directions of what buses to take and where to get off. You'll just need to search Google Maps while you're connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot before you get on the buses, as there's no free WiFi on them. We had no issues at all. The hotel is within walking distance to many vibrant eateries and shops. The staff at the reception were super nice and helpful. There was a strong smell of smoke in our non-smoking room, and they quickly organized an ionizer to purify the air. This worked! (Though don't leave the ionizer running all night as the dryer air will end up making your throat feel "scratchy" - especially if you have asthma like my husband!) We liked that the hotel is modern, clean and well kept. You can tell the staff takes pride in this! There are 2 lifts available, so we never had long to wait. The rooms are small, as expected in Singapore. But there is sufficient space to stow-away your luggage under the bed. There is also a small space with a few hangers provided to hang clothes. Bathroom is small, but the shower is separated from the toilet by a glass screen: so the floor doesn't completely flood! This was a big PLUS. Some rooms have a fridge, but only the more expensive ones. No bottled water provided as tap water in Singapore is drinkable - so be environmentally conscious and just fill up your reusable bottles at the sink ;-) NEGATIVES: Although the beds were sufficiently comfortable, with crisp-clean cotton bedding, the mattresses and pillows are covered in a plastic waterproof mattress/pillow protectors. This unbreathable fabric made the beds a bit uncomfortable as it felt hot to sleep on. Thankfully the air conditioning in the room worked great. We understand this plastic sheeting helps keep the bedding free from nasty bedbugs, but it wasn't the most comfortable thing to lie on - it almost felt like you were sleeping on someone's couch. This was fine for one night, and you can probably get used to it if you stay longer of course... Only one pillow was provided per bed, as well as only one towel per person in the bathroom. As expected, the windows cannot be opened - so no surprise here. The sound-proofing between the rooms, and between the rooms and the corridor outside, is insufficient: you will end up hearing your neighbors as well as the other guests walking through the corridors - this is inevitable. However we found everyone was sufficiently quiet throughout the night, so we slept soundly. Bring ear-plugs if you're a light sleeper! If you like watching TV before bed, be advised that there aren't many channels in English and there's also poor reception. We haven't tried connecting our hard drive to their TV so I can't comment on that - we were only there for 1 night! Most rooms don't have a fridge, but their "Deluxe" rooms do. Unlike the Ibis Budget PEARL, there are no SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES available in the rooms here at the Ibis Budget Crystal.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Joshua A wrote a review Apr 2023
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The third of my 3 iBis Budget stays in Geylang. Feel free to compare the three reviews as you decide which of them you'd like to stay in. But for me, it's similar to the other 2 in that overall these are my go-to choice in Singapore for cheap(ish) rates, private rooms, and peace of mind. Things I particularly liked about this one: * WiFi stayed on the whole time on my device that had a problem at the other 2 Budgets. If I was on a work trip, that would likely be the tiebreaker for me to choose this one. * Once again I was able to check in a little early even though Accor Status doesn't count here thanks to the room being empty, which was nice. * Spacious, good lighting, good air conditioning. Things I didn't particularly like: * No safe at Crystal in my room. Pearl had a safe in the room to store valuables. Singapore is generally fine, but it's a nice peace of mind knowing everything is locked up and not bringing my passport and valuables around. * Shower water went all over the place like Emerald with the half glass partition thing. Pearl was the best for me of the three bathroom situations. * Crystal is in the most red-lighty location of the 3. It's still relatively subtle compared to other countries, but I'd probably choose Pearl or Emerald if I was walking around with children. Overall, I'll reiterate that when you look in the $60-$80 range around Singapore, these hotels are an amazing value. All three had positives, but also drawbacks. I'm pretty confident that I'll just keep choosing whichever is cheapest on my Singapore stays. You get the hotel vibe (if not hotel amenities), and the other patrons seemed to also be travelers on a budget which was nice when walking in and out. I've become used to taking the bus system to downtown and it's so easy. The metro is also a little bit of a walk if you're looking for that.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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WunGong wrote a review Mar 2023
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions12 helpful votes
Good location. Safe and Peaceful environment. An idea and a significant budget Hotel. Guests were found mainly from Europe.Walking distance to the MRT Stations and the famous hawker center of Singapore - The Old Kallang Airport Food Centre. A Friendly and Professional staff named Nenny is highly commended.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Yanendra Weerakkody wrote a review Mar 2023
Sri Lanka2 contributions
The Hotel is very nice, room is very clean and changed the linen also, everyday do the house keeping at our request. The staff also very friendly and good communicator. Room size also good and nice cool pleasant view. Bed also very comfortable. The hotel location also very well and near to MRT and bus services. I booked this hotel because last time I had a terrible experience with K Hotel 12 at Singapore Geylang, it was the worst hotel I had stay on my life, This hotel I can recommend to all. This is a excellent hotel for your money
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded Apr 10, 2023
Dear Yanendra, Thank you for your strong endorsement for ibis budget Crystal and for recommending our hotel to other travellers! We are delighted to hear that the service of our team, our excellent location and clean rooms were the highlights of your stay with us. It is always great to learn that our efforts contribute to a positive experience for our guests. Thank you again for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Roland Guest Experience Executive
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Hiawathakid wrote a review Jul 2022
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I initially booked this hotel for only a few days, due to family corcumstances, I kept renewing my booking and ended up staying here for about 4 wks, each time swtiching my reservations between one room and two rooms . I got to know all the staff and each of one of them was not only very helpful and friendly, they all were very efficient in doing their job as well. Not suprisingly so, when I had the opportunity to meet with the manager, Mr. Nicholas Phyo, who had been very kind in accomodating our situation, I could easily see that Mr. Phyo leads by example and an excellent example he shows indeed. Mr. Phyo and staff graciously allowed us to keep the same room throughout our stay which was a complimentary upgrade from the type of room we booked. True to its budget hotel style, the room was not as big as in regular hotels (which is to be expected) but room cleanliness is way more important to me than room size. The housekeeping team is always hard at work and the results reflect that. The rooms were always sparkling clean, all the in-room toiletries and complimentary bottled water were replenished daily, the AC was always very satisfactorily cold. There were a couple of times I needed to call Front Desk for a bathroom light that was flickering and dead (two different incidents in two different rooms).. both were immediately taken care of and the issue fixed. The shower area is, as other reviewers have mentioned, considerably tiny, but again, for the rate we’re paying, it is acceptable. I also find the hotel location very convenient, 10-15 mins walking distance to Mountbatten MRT station and Old Airport hawker center (yummy and ridiculously affordable food & drinks), and 5 mins walk to bus stops. I learned quickly that the nearest bus stop has bus # 7 which will take us to Orchard Rd shopping area (basically the city center) without having to change bus. Catch a double decker bus and sit in the upper deck, that absolutely felt like we were in a very enjoyable city tour indeed. There’s also a 24/7 self-service laundromat about less than 10 mins walk from the hotel. At times, the hotel seems to be quite busy with people checking in, and yet the staff always handled everything efficiently. My first day arriving there, I arrived early morning, Rahul assisted me with check in and informed me that the room wouldn’t be ready until later. He helpfully infoed me where the closest 7-11 is, to get the local simcard and had my luggage stored. When I returned later in the day, he immediately handed me the room key and to my absolute pleasure, I found the AC in the room was already cranked up and the room being very nicely cooled. Much much appreciated that thoughtful gesture, Rahul! :) Ben, Siti, Neni were also always very polite and helpful.. my apology, I am forgetting the name of another female staff, but I will not forget her courteousness just like all the staff there. Bravo. For my future visit to Singapore, I would definitely pick to stay here again without a doubt. Such an absolute delight of people!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get a local simcard asap (SGD10-15 will get you about 100MB data) and use google map to go around.
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal
Responded Sep 6, 2022
Dear Hilawthakid, Our entire team has received your high praise with deep appreciation and gratitude. It has been our immense pleasure to serve you excellently for a month. Please give our sincere regards to your family. We look forward to wekcoming you back. Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Relations Executive
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Azizur Rahman wrote a review May 2022
Dhaka City, Bangladesh19 contributions10 helpful votes
This hotel is quite a budget-friendly, clean and comfy hotel. It is a 2-star hotel but as it's a accor sub-brand, their service and quality were up to our expectation. Recommended for backpackers who don't really stay at hotel but need a quiet and comfy place to have a good sleep after exploring Singapore the whole day.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Jun 11, 2022
Dear Azizur, Thank you for your strong recommendation for ibis budget Crystal, and letting us know we have met your expectations during your stay with us. Please come back again soon! Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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Vesharps wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions9 helpful votes
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This is a review of the Superior Room Double Bed. Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal is a small hotel hidden within the geylang area. The check in process was quite fast, hotel staff was friendly. Upon entering my room, it was neat and tidy. The room itself is small but not that small. The wifi speed is ok, it isn't the fastest but it's decent enough to stream videos. There are 5 charging ports in the room for those who need them. The bed felt soft and comfortable, had a good night's sleep here. There were no noise pollution from other rooms around me so that is a plus but not sure if its due to my room being at the end of the hall or there are thick walls, I reckon the latter. The shower water was great, there is a water heater switch in the room so the water can get hot enough. There is no fridge in the room or any safes but there are basic amenities. Overall, it's a nice midrange budget hotel and I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jack Chee, Other at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Dear Vesharps, Thank you for leaving such a detailed review for your stay with us at ibis budget Crystal! We are delighted to hear about your wonderful experience, and the multitude of benefits we provide for our guests! ibis budget Crystal is indeed a lovely place to stay in Singapore, and we can't wait to serve you again very soon! Best Regards, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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ivanfuku wrote a review Dec 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia2 contributions5 helpful votes
..both worth staying I was advised by Reception the room is non-smoking but as soon as the Aircon is on whole room filled up with the disgusting smell of cigarettes smokes..total disaster for my Xmas..felt like a rip off not only on my wallet but also on my health..to say the least..never stay in this Ibis!!! Especially if you're nonsmokers..
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 24, 2019
Dear Ivan, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Our hotel is a non-smoking facility, and smoking on site is prohibited by law. It is very surprising to hear of your experience as there has not been such a feedback before. Nevertheless, I have launched an investigation into the matter. Please do not hesitate to immediately approach my colleagues at the front desk for assistance, as we have been empowered to provide prompt and appropriate solutions for our guests in such instances. Festive Greetings, Thaddaeus Guest Experience Executive
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,990 - ₱4,674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fragrance crystal singapore
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Fragrance Hotel - Crystal
LOCATION
SingaporeSingaporeAljunied / Geylang / Red Light District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
125
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal
Which popular attractions are close to Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Nearby attractions include FunEmpire (0.4 km), Geylang (0.5 km), and Masjid Haji Mohd Salleh (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Conveniently located restaurants include No Signboard Seafood, Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Leg Porridge, and Mongkok Dim Sum @ Geylang.
Are there any historical sites close to Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Emerald Hill (5.5 km), Chijmes (3.6 km), and Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion (4.7 km).
Is Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.