We had a last minute trip to Melaka. We chose the Equatorial this time and loved it! The lobby was beautiful and the check-in was a breeze. We booked 2 premier rooms which were interconnected. The day-beds facing the waterfront was lovely since we were on the 17th floor. It was an upgraded room but the bathroom could use more "upgrading". It was definitely clean though.
The café at the lobby(etc...) serves in-house pastries which were decadent. In addition, we arrived late and chose to eat at their restaurant called Rest House. It was a beautiful seafood spread cooked in traditional Asian fare and one of the best buffets we have had. We chose to have breakfast in our room and the food as well as service was impeccable.
The biggest benefit of this hotel was its location. It was walking distance to tourist sites and the mega-mall next door made it much easier for us. It is a great family hotel and we would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of historical Melaka, Hotel Equatorial Melaka is a 5-star international business hotel with 496 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites offering stunning views of the Straits of Melaka and St. Paul's Hill, whilst providing our guests the most luxurious comfort and service. It is ideally located within a few minutes' walk from historical sites and trails, shopping complexes, night spots, financial institutions as well as the ever famous Jonker's Street - a haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Featuring guestrooms ranging from the modest Deluxe room to the Presidential Suite, the hotel rooms are tastefully furnished along elegant and contemporary designs. Each room features an ensuite bathroom, and comes equipped with a flat-screen television, mini-refrigerator, coffee & tea making facilities, in-room personal safe, IDD telephone line, individually controlled air-conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, hair dryer, cable channels and iron/ ironing board. Relax, take a swim, or simply keep in shape when you stay in Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Equinox Fitness Centre located on Level 3 offers state-of-the-art gym equipment and also includes a steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool and indoor Jacuzzi. Whereas, sun worshippers will appreciate a relaxing dip in the outdoor swimming pool located on Level 4, whilst the kids can enjoy the children's pool. ... more less
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