5-star hotel but more like 3-star due to it's age. The toilets especially the bath tubs are due to be changed. However, the rooms are clean and well-kept.
Location - very central. Near to A-Famosa/Stadhurst (probably about 15-20 mins walk). Jonker Street is about 20-25mins walk. The Pahlawan Shopping Mall is right across the road from the hotel. There you can find quite a bit of food. There is a nice little food court on the 4th floor, worth exploring. The food is not too bad but definitely can't beat the famous local eatery outside.
Room - size is ok, bathroom is ok but bathtub really has to be changed. Couldn't even think about soaking in it no matter how much I wanted to! There is soap, shampoo, body lotion, earbuds, shower cap, nice fluffy clean towels, comfy bed and pillows, room slippers but no bathrobe. All no smoking rooms but all rooms has a small balcony so can smoking is actually possible on the balcony.
It is an old hotel but pretty well-maintained. Decor is 'classical' if you may.
Staff - friendly & speaks good English.
Eatery and night entertainment is about 10 mins walk away.
The pool is pretty decent for swimming laps, about 25m. Pool towels provided.
Overall the stay was good and pretty good value for money.
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- 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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