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The Explorer Hotel

No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #29 of 139 hotels in Melaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Room is extremely small for MYR170 per night. Pictures on their website are rather misleading. Reception personnel were rude and arrogant when we complained about the room rate. We'll never stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

A great value for money! Overall it was an excellent for me, the concept of the hotel is just like Tune Hotel but it's cheaper therefore don't expect much from the staff. Parking here is free so it's good for locals who drove to melacca. The shopping mall is just next door so getting food wasn't a problem. It was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you're not fussy, this no frill hotel will be ideal. 1. Best location, it's just next door to Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall, it's beside Newton Food Centre, (where the night market is on every Friday to Sunday evening) across the street is Pahlawan Mall 2. Plenty of eateries within walking distance 3. Jonker St, Menara Taming Sari, historical sights... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This hotel is at an excellent location. There's Dataran Mall on the opposite side and Makohta Mall beside, 24 hrs McDonalds just opposite, 10 min walk to the Tower, Maritime Museums, riverside and Churches, 15-20 min walk to Jonker Street. Shops on Jonker Street are open on all days, but they have a very happening street market on Fri, Sat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Bearing in mind first that this is a budget accommodation, one shouldn't expect way too much. Check-in was swift and the concierge on duty (Neethen, if I remember his name correctly) was very friendly as well as helpful. Hotel room is on the small side but is actually pretty comfortable and most importantly, clean. Personally, I can generally put up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The hotel location is really excellent, right opposite Dataran Mall and next to Makohta mall , near Hatton square and short walk to Jonker Street ( 15 mins tops - ask hotel advise to the short cut ) and has availability of free parking to guests at the adjacent multi storey car park - not linked to hotel so you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a budget hotel in a great location (next to the malls and a ten minute walk to Jonker Street). No frills, no breakfast. Standard rooms are very small, with just a bed and a small stool. We had a room that faces the main road, which got really loud and noisy in the middle of the night due... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed in room 422 the other night. Not only does the toilet is leaking and the electricity went off all the time, the room is very noisy because of the pubs. The receptionist was kind enough to move me to another room but it is still very noisy. Furthermore, the bed and pillow was so uncomfortable thus I did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Went there over a long weekend, the the hotel was basic, clean and nice. Receptionist was helpful. Majority were Singaporeans whim came for a short trip like us. Near to makota mall and jonker street. One on the right and the other on the left respectively. Definitely a good loaction for stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Well I used to pay S$180 a night for a family room at the Holiday Inn when my children were younger and wanted to swim and to enjoy the buffet breakfast. On our recent trip I paid S$100 a night for 2 adjoining rooms here, as my children are now into shopping and eating out. The best thing about staying... More

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Address: No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #29 of 139 hotels in Melaka
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