First of all the staff were top notch. Helpful, smiling, warm, and accommodating.
Unfortunately, for all of the hard work put in by the front desk daytime staff, the room we were in was ridiculously noisy.
We could hear all of the comings-and-goings in the hallway, right down to hearing the cleaning person's mop sweeping across the floor.
Things only got worse at night as there is an alarm on every door that goes off if the person entering does not put it in the slot that turns on the power almost immediately.
Having already been woken up several times to the alarm, was further woken at 4AM to people coming back from the clubs walking and talking very loudly. This meant another 2.5 hours of sleep until the first people woke up in the morning.
This aspect alone means I cannot ever see myself going back to this hotel nor being able to recommend it, even as a last-chance (wait another time if this is the only hotel available).
It really is too bad as the efforts of the great daytime staff are more than offset by a poorly sound-insulated room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is a small beautiful boutique hotel housed in a tastefully restored Peranakan townhouse within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka. Retaining the gracious old world charm of a 19th century cultural and architectural treasure while offering contemporary luxury to ensure a comfortable stay, the Gingerflower Boutique Hotel will appeal to all visitors wishing to immerse in the cultural splendour of an elegant by-gone era, while indulging in some of the finer luxuries of contemporary living. The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Melaka on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (previously known as Heeren Street), thus enabling visitors to conveniently explore historical and cultural Melaka just minutes from its doorstep. Some places of interest within walking distance of the Hotel include the Dutch Square, the Stadthuys, the Clock Tower, Christ Church Melaka, the A'Famosa fortress, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jonker Walk, the Maritime Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng temple, Hang Jebat and Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum, and St. Francis Xavier’s Church. Along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock itself and the neighbouring Jonker Street, you can also find Peranakan and Malaccan restaurants and cafes where you can savour some of the interesting and mouth-watering local cuisine. Shopping is also great draw along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jonker Street/Jonker Walk, where many beautiful Peranakan craft and porcelain items can be found. There are also plenty of interesting shops for antique hunters to unearth rare and hard-to-find treasures. The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel's elegant rooms all feature beautiful en-suite Italian marble bathrooms with sensuous rain showers and luxury amenities. Each room is decorated in a contemporary boutique hotel style. You lay your head on plush down pillows, sleep on sumptuous beds dressed in luxurious bed linen, use thick fluffy towels and waffle yukata bathrobes, watch large flat screen TVs, surf the internet with complimentary wi-fi connectivity, & enjoy a turn down service in the evenings. ... more less
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