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The Explorer Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Ranked #30 of 144 hotels in Melaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
RuChiaJRLai Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent location 2 mins walk to authentic baba nyonya restaurant, 5 mins walk to shopping mall, 10 mins walk to A Farmosa Fort, and 15 mins walk to Jonker street. Nearby restaurant open for business mostly after 11am, so a good morning walk to Jonker street guaranteed best breakfast without waiting in line, it was less crowded as the Chinese... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel was located opposite Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.The location was convenient as it was not too far from Jonker street. We reached the hotel around 5pm on Saturday. When checked in time, we were informed that the rooms were not ready due to house cleaning not completed. We booked 2 rooms. After waited for 10 minutes,... More

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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hotel's location is great because it is walking distance to many attractions like the Taming Sari, Museums, Fort, River Cruise. It is much easier to walk to these places rather than driving around because of the traffic jam. Parking is easy too because they have a parking lot. Shopping and eating are no problem as there are many places nearby.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Room is basic and clean. Bed is comfortable. Limited size but just nice. Location perfect! Opposite to mahkota mall and night market every friday night. Walking distance to jonker walk about 15minute. McD across the street. Would stay here again

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Booked The Explorer Hotel during our short 2 days getaway at Melaka. Prior to booking, I had reminded myself, do not expect too much as this is a budget hotel. Guess what I was right. The room was given minimum decorations and they do not even have a cupboard to hang our clothes. The soap dispenser does not work as... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had a one night stay at this hotel. Drove from singapore to here with the help of GPS navigator.. No trouble as the signages of the hotel could be seen clearly next to Mahkota parade shopping mall. The hotel has an adjacent multi- storey carpark, the ticket can be validated at the hotel reception each time you drive out. Hotel... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Address: No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Explorer Hotel 2.5*
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