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“pick this up! if staying in Malacca, Malaysia.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Equatorial Melaka
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 148 Hotels in Melaka
Kuala Lumpur
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“pick this up! if staying in Malacca, Malaysia.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

a week stay in Equatorial Malacca is heaven!
the room is very comfortable, the bed is an unforgettable one.
it offers a nice sightseeing facing the straits of Malacca.
waking up early in the morning looking at the breathtaking views is indeed a pleasure!
the food is awesome too.
i shall not forget the pastries!
furthermore, we just need to walk t shop because everything is just a walking distance!
do come! we pay for the unstoppable luxury.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

Check in was quick, 10 minutes or less. Room looked a little old, esp the doors. But I liked the 2 seater sofa. and the big coffee table. We ordered room service 3 times and it always arrived within 30 mins as estimated. Food was good. Service was friendly. A comfortable safe stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

We stayed 2 nights at the Club Room. The hotel is situated at a very strategic location, right at the heart of the city centre. The service was speedy, from the check in to the check out. The Club Room was really cosy, spacious, with flat screen TV, a nice comfortable sofa as well as good view of the city. We found the room to be very spacious and we had 2 balconies which was good as we got view of the sea as well as the bustling city. The bathroom was clean and very well planned. Breakfast at the coffee house was good, they has a good fare of international as well as local cuisine. Though it was a weekend and was relatively crowded, the F&B staff could still handle the crowd. Given the location and service of the hotel, we will surely consider returning.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

Nice hotel, amazing staff, great location.
Room i got was a little rundown but had a great view and i just went to the pool most of the time i was in the hotel anyway.
Only negative is that they charge for everything! The internet is 40 ringit a day. That's crazy in Malaysia! Went to McDonalds opposite which has free wifi.
Also if you want to use the fitness club you have to pay 10 ringit. Maybe this is why it was always empty. The steam room and jacuzzi where filthy.
These should be included at this price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

Above expectations, clean, well located, lovely rooms

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed there for a day & We really fell in LUV with this hotel!! Thank you very much that someone recommend us to stay in their premier room, which juz cost a bit more!! I tell you, you will be so pleased with their service, the rooms & everything!! Room is new & spacious! View is juz Superb!! Service is efficient too!!

Hmm, ok..., now for their bad points... 1) we ordered chendol as Chendol is a MUZ-Eat thing when you are in Melaka, the Chendol is juz average... if U really wanna eat this, go Jonker Street, which is near to the hotel too!! 2) they dun even hv any umbrellas to lend out when it rains!! BAD!! this is real Bad & really dampen our "Hotel Equatorial-Melaka" spirit, as it was raining really heavy, & I really mean very heavy!! I ran bk to the hotel (drenched) to ask if we could borrow any umbrellas as we have an elderly & a baby with us, but no luck at all!! In the end, we have to hide the baby under our clothes & the elderly ran bk to the hotel (almost slipped too). We had no choice, as we have to catch a plane that day itself (it was not raining when we left to do some last minute shopping). So, I hope the management of the hotel could look into it & provide some solutions.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

We stayed here for 3d 2n, the hotel was rather close to Jonker Walk and Fort Famosa, which are THE must-sees when in Meleka. The pool was gorgeous and we spent lots of time reading here. The rooms were a bit disappointing, though. The furniture and wallpapers need a serious makeover. The TV was tiny and the toilet was badly stained. However if you are going to be out exploring all day, these things wouldn't really matter because what's more important is LOCATION. Hotel Equatorial is located where the museums and must sees are. Service at the breakfast buffet was top notch. I was impressed by the efficiency of the wait staff as they constantly came around to refill our coffee cups and clear our plates.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 148 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4*
Number of rooms: 496
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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