Husband and I stayed here for only one night, as a day trip from KL. There is something 'majestic' about staying in an older, restored hotel with a bit of history.
Our room was available to us, despite our early arrival. The check-in staff were very welcoming and gave us a brief history of the hotel, which was a lovely touch. Another nice touch was the lovely tea in a traditional tea set brought to our room as a welcome.
We had their standard room, which was quite nice. Roomy enough (for a short stay) and pleasantly decorated. As other reviewers have noted, the rooms are not particularly sound proof, with quite noisy plumbing at times. This was not enough to wake us or keep us up, and we experienced no other disturbances during our stay.
The bed was very comfortable, and the linen was lovely. The turn down service was particularly well executed, with the additional bonus of some local desserts left for us to enjoy upon our return from a night out.
We had pre-dinner drinks at the bar, which were okay. We also had dinner in the restaurant. The service was very good and the food was fine, but I certainly think there'd be much better options for the money elsewhere in Melaka.
The breakfast was quite good, with some standard options from the buffet, plus the ability to order from an al la cart menu. The breakfast was incredibly busy, though, and we had to wait for a table and then several times for service throughout the meal. As with everywhere in Asia, the coffee served at breakfast was atrocious!! :-S
Overall, we had a pleasant stay in a nice, well located hotel with a little bit of history and good staff.
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February 8, 2013
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Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted to know that your stay was pleasant. Looking forward to see you again.
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