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“Exterior bad but interior is good” 3 of 5 stars
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Malacca Hotel Apartment
11-7 Emerald Tower, Garden City Straits Condominium, Jalan Melor, Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #36 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Johor Bharu
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Exterior bad but interior is good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There are pluses & negative points about this hotel apartment. Let's take a look at the negatives first:
1. The exterior does not look good, it really needs a coat of paint & upgrading. We expected the worst when we saw the outside.
2. The lift. It is slow & does not work well. Sometimes it stops & the door does not open. We tok the stairs most of the time.
3. Collection of keys. We had to collect & return the keys at the guard house in another building apartment - probably managed by the same people.

On the positive:
1. The interior was definitely tastefully done. The furniture was simple but we had a pleasant feel of the apartment.
2. There was a kitchenette was useful.
3. There was a separation for the toilet & wash area for cleaning up. Both can be used for bath. Good design but by the toilet & wash area is very small. I believe it was probably one bathroom but they walled it up to separate it into 2 which makes it more convenient if there are many people staying there.
4. There were 3 bedrooms and the to our surprise the quality of the mattresses supplied were really good.
5. There were 12 of us & since we took 2 rooms, the apartments they provided us had interconnecting doors, which is especially good for families. However the back room (with window) which I took is a bit noisy from traffic & noise from the coffee shops near by. There is another back room without window which was pretty sound proof.
5. Location is good, just within a few minutes drive to the tourist attractions in Melaka

Overall we had a great stay there & for those on a budget this place is really value for money.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, take the room towards the center or the back room without the window.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

1st time staying in apartment of 3 bedrooms as 5 of us staying. The apartment is clean and the design of the apartment is simple but each wall come with cheer colour that make the apartment welcome. The apartment come with towels, shampoo and body wash which is more than than we expect as we bought our own. High floor with the view of city and sea. Excellent!!!

Room Tip: Request for high floor, view will be better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was our first time staying in an apartment so we were rather nervous about our decision, but once we walked into the place, our worries were put to rest. Big, clean apartment with new furniture, good air conditioning/ventilation, well maintained place. It was nice to be together in a group in one place as opposed to individual hotel rooms. No complaints - will definitely come back. The 3 bedroom deluxe apartment which we took was comfortable for the 7 of us as there was a pull out bed in the hall. Shame we didn't get the opportunity to use the pool which was very clean and well maintained. The people who managed the place were also very nice and accommodating. Plus, this apartment is within a 5 minute drive from the city center.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A complex of three blocks of medium range condominium. 2 elevators service per block. Ours is Emerald Tower, Level 12 Unit #6 (ET-12-6). A medium size two bedroom apartment. One fixed with Queen bed and another two single beds. Clean and nice view as well. For that size, it is just nice for five adults. If you have additional person, be it a kid or adult, suggest to get the three-bedroom apartment.

Only provided four piece of very thin towel. So, kind of good if you can bring your own towel. Don't forget your tooth brush too since the only amenities provided are shower gel and shampoo.

There is a kitchen in the apartment, but you need to bring your own cutlery. A top-load washing machine is also available for use.

Astro (satellite TV) is available with very limited channels. If I can recall, only terresterial channels are available. No cable channels. Reception of signal is good contrary to few reviews I have read.

Check in is easy. Just informed them the time you will be arriving and pick up the key from the Security Post. If you are driving, car parking is a plenty around the blocks within the area. Just bear in mind that the security is not that tight hence, do put in additional security measure to your vehicle such as steering lock.

If you have any other request during your stay, too bad since there is no reception area. Best thing you can do is called the contact person (you will find their business card on the TV rack) or informed the guards.

Overall, we are satisfied with the apartment. Would recommend for family who prefer to stick together. For the price we paid, it is only slightly cheaper from booking two rooms at the 3-star hotel.

Additionally, public transport may no be easy to get i.e., taxi. You may have to ask security gurads to call one for you or walk a bit to the main road at teh Melaka Raya area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed in a 3-bedroom apartment, with very nice view. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were fine. For our family (5 persons) it was a bit too far to walk to the centre of Melaka, so we drove up there and parked our car at the shopping mall.
Overall quiet place to stay, although we were suddenly disturbed by the sound of a heavy drill close to our apartment.
We found that there were only few cups, plates and cutlery. We had to drink our coca cola from teacups! Some glasses and bowls would be handy. Wifi would also be a good idea to install.
The swimming pool was great. Our kids really enjoyed this.
Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

General condo condition and security - average with a nice pool
Rooms - spacious and clean
Air-con - still new for all rooms as well as hall with aircon and fan
Note : Owner/helper will go into your locked apartment without informing you to change towels and clean-up rooms - so bring your own padlock for security and request safebox if available
No newspaper/No Wifi and No Sports channel.
Nearby KTV pub with occasional blasted music till almost midnight - quite annoying

Room Tip: Get a mobile broadband service if staying in this rented condo.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The renovation & furniture all so nice. Cleanliness is very good also. Swimming pool is normal & don't forget to bring along your swimming suit. The beds are so comfortable. It's really a very nice & cozy place to stay with reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11-7 Emerald Tower, Garden City Straits Condominium, Jalan Melor, Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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