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“A Gem In Jonker Street” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Puri
118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200 , Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 148 Hotels in Melaka
Singapore, Singapore
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“A Gem In Jonker Street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

There are many boutique hotels located in Jonker Street, but this hotel stands out from the rest because of the friendly services. The rooms are pretty standard & clean (nothing to shout about)but the lobby; the garden cafe; and the breakfast lounge are very impressive. And, I must say the breakfast is suprisingly good - a mini buffet set up (for the price you paid for the room that includes daily breakfast). Love the toasts and kueh kueh (savoury/dessert)! In general, the ambience of the hotel is beyond your expectations.Oh..try their SPA too! Additionally, it is just a stone throw away from the weekend markets (Fri-Sun)!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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 November 2, 2012

Loved the old school style of this hotel and the city, even we spent only one night there but we were impressed and experienced by the nice ancient style, and also this hotel is close to tourist places. And my most favourite place nearby is the weekend night market nearby called "Jonker Walk". Don't miss it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

get a feel of colonial malacca at the hotel puri!! had a great stay here!! rooms nothing special but the lobby and common areas are so historic feeling!! staff is attentive too! really like this hotel. get a good rate and go!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Right in the middle of Chinatown, which is the place to be here. We had the suite, and it's fabulous. I agree that there's no fancy service here, and some things are a tad basic, but it has good courtyards and its a relaxing escape in the centre of things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The only fault I can find with this hotel was the unfriendly older woman at reception. Maybe she was just having a bad day. All the other staff were lovely as was the hotel itself. We were on the third floor and were lucky enough to have a small balcony which was great for drying our clothes. The location is excellent and the rooms are very clean. The shower had excellent water pressure and the whole room was large and spacious.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Nice boutique hotel. Room is small, simple and clean, no hotel fancy service. Can only accomodate 2 person. Fortunately we managed to get 2 connecting rooms for 2 adults and 3 children.
Price is reasonable which include breakfast. Breakfast is nice and good.
Nice environment within hotel to let us understand the history of the founder and penerankan culture.
Good location, walking distance to other major attractions in Malacca.
Only negative remarks - no elevator. So we have to carry out luggage up to the 3rd storey and down ourselves as the porter did not turn out after a long wait.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

It's a bit like staying at two different hotels here. You have the rather nicely done courtyards downstairs, with a lovely spot for breakfasts in the mornings and an interesting history room. There is also a little room where swallows make their nests - all very interesting and charming. However, once you ascend the staircase (six flights for us) the hotel changes markedly - nondescript rooms open off drab, dank hallways, and suddenly you have journeyed from an old-world shop house to a cheap, soulless chain hotel.

The hotel's branding as 'boutique' is quite misleading. This is a medium sized hotel instead. Our 'deluxe' room was disappointing. In this price bracket I don't expect five star luxury, but in a UNESCO Heritage City you'd think they'd take some pride in the history and culture of their hotel. Instead, the room lacked any of the little thoughtful touches that I have seen in so many other, similarly-priced restored houses. Furniture is drab and mismatched, functional but not stylish and certainly not in keeping with the potential here.

That said, the bed was comfy, the shower worked fine and the aircon kept the room cool. It's okay as a place to sleep.

We found service at the hotel mixed. The ladies who checked us in were surly and unwelcoming, not what you expect when you are paying good money to stay somewhere. When we queried why they had added a surcharge to our room bill, they were defensive and accusatory rather than explanatory (a public holiday surcharge and 'eve of holiday surcharge'). That said, one morning after the okay breakfast an older woman called Joginder approached us and offered us a wealth of information about the local area and sites. A 'Melaka girl', Joginder was a fountain of knowledge, warmth and personality. Look out for her!

Overall, it does the job if you need a bed to sleep in and the downstairs is quite nice, but the rooms leave quite a bit to be desired. It's also in an excellent location with Chinatown on the doorstep and good parking facilities.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200 , Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Melaka
#7 Family Hotel in Melaka
#8 Romantic Hotel in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Puri Melaka is a boutique hotel in the heart of the old city of Malacca. The hotel is a carefully restored Peranakan house which once belonged to the decendants of an eminent philanthropist and rubber plantation owner, Tan Kim Seng. Extending 100 metres long, its distinct characteristics are its beautiful and intricately decorated façade and the impressive length of the house. Retaining its old charm, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its hotel guests. ... more   less 
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