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“Small Room, But Excellent Location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Explorer Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 148 Hotels in Melaka
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Small Room, But Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent location 2 mins walk to authentic baba nyonya restaurant, 5 mins walk to shopping mall, 10 mins walk to A Farmosa Fort, and 15 mins walk to Jonker street. Nearby restaurant open for business mostly after 11am, so a good morning walk to Jonker street guaranteed best breakfast without waiting in line, it was less crowded as the Chinese tour buses not yet bombard the area. This hotel has clean small room with good shower, down side was big window with no view, my room was at 4th floor, from my window nothing much to see, was only able to see others buildings roof top. Great aircond cold up the room in no time during sunny and heaty afternoon. Afortable rate at RM145/night at agoda.com, definitely will be back again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel was located opposite Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.The location was convenient as it was not too far from Jonker street.
We reached the hotel around 5pm on Saturday. When checked in time, we were informed that the rooms were not ready due to house cleaning not completed. We booked 2 rooms. After waited for 10 minutes, only 1 room was allowed to check in. The other room needed another 10 minutes. We knew the hotel was fully booked that weekend but it was not a good reason as we already checked in quite late.
The room was very basic. A bed, kettle, coffee & tea, TV, wifi, and toiletries set.
The room we have has water leaking problem, bath room towel was wet when we came back from night market. We did not call front desk as it was late and we only stay a night.
Would stay here again but hoping for a better service.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hotel's location is great because it is walking distance to many attractions like the Taming Sari, Museums, Fort, River Cruise. It is much easier to walk to these places rather than driving around because of the traffic jam.

Parking is easy too because they have a parking lot. Shopping and eating are no problem as there are many places nearby.

Also, the staff are trustworthy because we accidentally left our ring at room. When we called, the staff at the reception (can't remember her name) went and searched. She found the ring and promised to courier it but we told that we will come and get it ourselves. We went back after 1 week and managed to get it without any hassle from the person in charge.

Will definitely come back!

Room Tip: Get the one facing the main road as the view is better.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Room is basic and clean. Bed is comfortable. Limited size but just nice. Location perfect! Opposite to mahkota mall and night market every friday night. Walking distance to jonker walk about 15minute. McD across the street. Would stay here again

Stayed May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Booked The Explorer Hotel during our short 2 days getaway at Melaka. Prior to booking, I had reminded myself, do not expect too much as this is a budget hotel. Guess what I was right.

The room was given minimum decorations and they do not even have a cupboard to hang our clothes. The soap dispenser does not work as it was jammed and the floor was slightly dirty.

There is only factor that makes this hotel worth the stay. The location. It is only less than 1 minutes walk to Mahkota Plza and directly opposite is Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Jonker Walk is only less than 10 minutes walk away.

If you want a hotel that is low in price with a superb location, this is the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had a one night stay at this hotel. Drove from singapore to here with the help of GPS navigator.. No trouble as the signages of the hotel could be seen clearly next to Mahkota parade shopping mall. The hotel has an adjacent multi- storey carpark, the ticket can be validated at the hotel reception each time you drive out. Hotel reception was polite and swift. Room was really small, but the good location compensated for that. Stayed in a room on the 4th floor near the front end of the long corridor, but could hear the loud thumping disco music coming from nearby nightclubs even at 2am!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Room is extremely small for MYR170 per night.

Pictures on their website are rather misleading.

Reception personnel were rude and arrogant when we complained about the room rate.

We'll never stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Address: No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 148 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Explorer Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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