Stayed here for two nights over the weekends. Stayed in the newly renovated Premium Rooms. You can see the old balcony has been converted to a fully covered glass window with a cushion area big enough for someone to sleep there! The scenery overlooks the "Straits of Malacca"
We took a drive and ample parking was available in the hotel. Check in was smooth and quick. It would take around 20 minutes to walk to Jonker street which is on the other side. Food is available around the hotel and there are shopping malls next to it too. "Ole Sayang" (a good place for nyonya food) is located within a few minutes walk.
As you walk towards the lifts and room, it would look rather dated. The Premier Room was clean and refurbished thus giving it more life and looking spanking new. Pillows were comfortable however the bed was a bit on the hard side. Shower and bathtub were available. Basic coffee making facilities were available. Safe, iron and ironing board available. Service can be rather slow (ie bringing extra towels and bathrobes). Even tried out the room service menu and it was surprisingly delicious! (local menu's). The whole experience would have been great until we saw people smoking in the non-smoking floor which we were staying.
Gym is big and spacious and equipment is of varying ages. Huge outdoor swimming pool for adults and children. The area is huge and one can easily do a BBQ party here!
Beside a few hiccups here and there, it is otherwise a nice hotel to stay in while in Melaka town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing majestically in the heart of history is the Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Bringing you the allure of historical Melaka with modern day conveniences, this 5-Star 22-storey international business hotel features 496 luxuriously furnished rooms and a host of food and beverage outlets. The hotel offers a range of facilities from recreation - swimming pools, a fitness centre; to business - business centre, meeting rooms and the largest grand ballroom in the state. ... more less
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