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Hotel Equatorial Melaka

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #9 of 146 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2007
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Crediton, Devon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2007

We stayed in a club suite for 4 nights in October 2007. About £30 per night if I remember correctly Very helpful staff. Not in the same league as KL hotels such as the Oriental or the Renaissance, then, neither is the price tag. Perfectly happy with stay and would revisit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2007

We fronted up at the Equatorial in Jan 2007, without a booking and paid top price (about Ringgit 275 per night "plus plus" which means add 15% for tax and service). The saving grace being it included breakfast. The hotel is ok, but looks tired and the corridors and rooms have a damp smell about them, as if they have... More

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Hampshire, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

Stayed here 18th Dec x3 nights, 2ad & 2ch. Bkd thru KL t/agent and paid £50 for deluxe room. Got tatty, smelly, tired, tiny, triangular shaped room with no view. Complained but only managed to get bigger one with a view - unfortunately not a 'club' room as earlier reviewers have commented upon. Our room and many of the communal... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2007

Stayed at the Hotel Equatorial Malacca June 2006 as a quick side trip out of KL while visiting friends. Booked through hotel website which gave a great deal on their Equatorial Club Floor Package. We got a Family room which accomodated our 3 kids as well for about RM 400++. This gave us access to the Club Floor where we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2006

Heard about the hotel fr colleagues who seem to spend every other week there. After spending the weekend there, I can understand why. The location is very convenient - within walking distance to all the must-see sights in Malacca; stone's throw from Mahkota Parade, a big shopping mall; and short way off fr various Nonya, Chinese restaurants. We had the... More

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Christchurch New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2006

Wow. What a breakfast. This hotel's promotional rates puts it in the budget category and we decided to stay here after originally intending to stay at a backpackers!!!! It is a short walk to the old centre of the city and a short walk to the fantastic Dragon Food Court. The pool is magnificent and the wedding parties held at... More

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2006

I called the hotel's reservation dept. the day we (wife,3 young kids and I) decided to take a short vacation to nearby Melaka (we live in KL) during the recent festive (DeepaRaya) holidays.I requested for 2 inter-connecting rooms but was told the system was down and that she (reservation staff) would call me back as soon as the system was... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2006

Hotel seems to cater essentially to tourists: families, de luxe back packers, one day travellers, tours, all local, regional, and international. It does not cater to business people only. Therefore, it is noisier because children run around. It is also very colorful with so many cultures mixed in the same place. Location is the best you can get! Equatorial Hotel... More

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Address: Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4*
Number of rooms: 496
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