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“5 years later- A return visit” 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
Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“5 years later- A return visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a two night stay in Hotel Puri over the Easter Period. The staff at the Hotel were great (more friendly and helpful than last time) and the room was spot on what we expected. This is not a place for excessive luxury, it is a heritage building that is designed to be in keeping with the heritage feel. And it achieves this well. The rooms were comfortable and appointed to a good level, but not overly so.

So, the only negative I'd say is that the breakfast was adequate. Not bad but not great.

I would be pleased to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was the worst hotel I stayed in Malaysia. The only thing going for was the location. The staff were cols. The room that we were given was nothing like I had purchased online. It was grubby..with a terrible outlook - with a small windowless bathroom. Stayed for two nights and it was not pleasant. The staff were cold and beige - and were very unhelpful. Our room 110 was in need of a good paint. The only thing going for this place was the entrance lobby and the courtyard. As for breakfast…no comment. Not worth the money or previous reviews. Stay elsewhere !!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A wonderful experience to stay in a grand historic old building surrounded by beautiful artifacts & a sense of history. The room was plainly furnished but comfortable & clean. We enjoyed the peaceful gardens & the buffet breakfast in the back garden was a real treat. The staff were friendly & helpful & the Spa is a lovely treat after a hot days sightseeing. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For the sake of convenience, since we travelled over 200km from Kuala Lumpur, we stayed in this hotel which is also the venue for my nephew's wedding reception.

Hotel management was very co-operative for the reception but the restaurant staff service is poor and unfriendly. Refreshment drinks was served in tiny whinny glasses, which is terrible, especially when Melaka is such a hot and humid place nearby the sea. Generally the food is quite good. Unfortunately, the F&B department is stingy with the ice cream so while the fruit dessert looked good in presentation but underneath was all ice shaving. Soon in the warm weather, the fruit dessert was soaked in melted ice with the ice cream on top all gone. if the ice cream had been layered with the fruit, this won't have happened. when the second batch of ice cream was taken out, it was all wasted, melted away with no one eating it because everyone's full.

Despite being at the uncle's table, which is tiny by the way, only fit 4 persons, there wasn't enough wedding cake to serve us, instead all our friends in the front of the restaurant got their piece of cake. I was very disappointed. However, I would only congratulate one trainee staff, who always serve with a smile and served us very well. Unfortunately, he hasn't got a name tag for me to comment for a job well done.

Breakfast was generously international favor but the cheese cake was soon gone before 8:30am. The soy sauce bottle was empty though I was at the breakfast table at 7:15am. Why only one soy sauce bottle for the whole restaurant for breakfast is what I don't understand.

My nephew advised me to take the deluxe rooms which was roomy but the bathroom sucks. The shower is so small that I can hardly turn around, even though the hot water is good. The mattress is bad - no pocket springs so when your mate moves, the whole bed shakes, and it's uncomfortable. Since we only stayed one night we bear with it. The air con remote was broke, so we only to guess what to set. Since it was almost full house, we didn't bother to complain.

The only good part about this hotel is the garden concept which my nephew subscribed to when planning for his wedding. Nice garden to hang out with the fellow guests. The car park is "miles" away and no one to help you with the luggages. There's not even a place for a car to stop by the front of the hotel. So good thing it was only one night for us. By the way, the rooms are in the 3 floors above the ground floor and there is not even one lift so don't go there with heavy luggages to drag up the stairways.

Even with a 10% discount due to my nephew's wedding, the price is almost the same as what we paid for President Solitaire Hotel in Bangkok, which is all suite 4 star hotel with wonder facilities and services.

Room Tip: Less noisy on the upper floors but you will have to walk up flights of stairs though. If you have he...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Another short visit to Malacca and as always made very welcome at the Hotel Puri. Love the setting and the beautiful garden breakfast. Also so close to the action of World Heritage site!!
Turn left out of the hotel for a less tourist route.

Room Tip: All rooms are fine - who wants to spend time inside when so much food and sights to see!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stayed for a week on business. I usually use the Holiday Inn , but fancied a change. Staff very helpful and attentive. It was nice to be in the centre of the old town, and gave a different perspective to staying in Melaka. In truth, the Holiday Inn is more practical for business, but for a holiday, and a proper feel of the town Hotel Puri is much better. Breakfast is reasonable and so are the room prices. Recommended for holidaymakers.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Melaka, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Being born and breed in Malacca, my husband and I wanted to share a uniquely Malaccan experience with our wedding guests. What can be more authentically Malaccan than a wedding reception in a charming, old housing complex along the famed Heeren Street replete with ornately carved wooden doors, ceiling beams, beautiful antique tiles and furniture and elegant courtyards?

The banquet staff was just wonderful as she catered to all my requests and made the experience truly memorable, not just for me but all of our 150 wedding guests.

Our out of town guests were given special accommodation rates and everybody simply loved their rooms and the convenience of the hotel location. Even up to now, more than a year after our wedding, our guests still remember the quaint hotel with its wonderful history and plentiful character.

Room Tip: If you can afford the upgrade, chose the duplex suites in the actual old house. So full of character...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
#6 Family Hotel in Melaka
#7 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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