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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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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside a new (and almost empty) shopping mall next to Mahkota Parade and opposite Dataran Pahlawan Mall, excellent for touring the old town (10min walk cut-thro garden), shopping and eating. Everything was clean and in good conditions, with 2 free bottles of water, coffee, tea and basic bathroom amenities. Rooms were a little small in size, might be difficult... More

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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location : The hotel is situated right opposite the Dataran Pahlawan Mall. It is a 10-15 minutes walk to the Jonker Street from the hotel. There are three shopping malls nearby, Dataran Pahlawan Mall (right opposite), Mahkota Parade ( beside ) and Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Centre. Amenities : Basic amenities for the Deluxe Room (towels, toothbrushes, shower cap). Not many... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price it's not bad but could be a lot better. Pretty unfriendly welcome and room small but clean and quiet. Air conditioning perhaps too good and directed at the bed so gets quite cold in the night. Bed very comfortable and bathroom nice also although hot water a little temperamental. About a 15 minute walk to the main... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked 6 rooms for 14 pax including 2 toddlers. For connecting rooms we were given queen bedded on the 4th floor. Twin rooms are on the third floor are not connected and the wifi is too weak for surfing and also noisy. The wifi on the 4th floor is ok for surfing but not for YouTube. For weekend, breakfast... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here once in Aug 2012, and another time in 2013. Value for money and good location. Was well kept and clean during my 2 times there. Shower and WC area was good. Free parking, and beside 2 shopping malls - with another 2 bigger shopping mall 8 to 10 min slow walk away. Forget about the breakfast - it's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I book 3 standard room and the room is small but is very clean and value the money especially the location next to mahkota shopping centre. we parking at hotel and can go anywhere tourist place by walking.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights and the location is near Mahkota Parade Mall and only 10 min walk to jonker walk. The room is standard and clean but no refrigerator. The position of the air con is direct to the bed. Breakfast was not buffet. It was the most negative point for this hotel. We should choose 1 of 3 set... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The hotel was Eco Friendly Hotel which no smoking at the hotel area. This was impress me and i felt comfortable but sorry for those smoker, it might not suitable for you. Check-in on Valentine Day and the hotel so king to provided us a bottle of champagne for celebrating Valentine and some fruits like apples, mandarin oranges. Hotel located... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We are back again. Found that they have upgraded with a restaurant. The room rate is worth every penny. We got it from agoda special promo only RM43 a night incusive of buffet breakfast for 2!! The normal rate is around RM140, which we paid duting previous visit. This time we got the twin beds room, we joined the beds... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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*
Number of rooms: 143
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