This is a relatively new hotel, so it was rather clean when we visited. In general the cleaning staff did a pretty good job around the hotel and in the rooms, except that we got in our room a "welcome gift" that was left behind by the previous guests--a partially-consumed plate of jelly, honeydew flavoured, in the fridge. I wonder if the guests who took over our room also got the same "welcome gift".
Furnishings were basic, but functional. Rooms were more spacious than I had expected. However, some of the materials used in the doing up of the hotel were probably the cheaper stuff, as we did spot little signs of wear and tear in the rooms despite it being new, and there was leakage in the bathroom.
Overall service standards were pretty good. Most staff were pleasant and had a smile ready for guests. They were also in general pretty helpful with little requests here and there.
Location wise, the hotel is about 15 minutes' walk from the busiest part of the town. It is therefore pretty much a matter of individual preferences. For us, we liked the fact that although it was a little bit of a walk away, which may not be exactly pleasant in the afternoon heat, we were spared the congestion and noise in the town.
Breakfast was also a pleasant surprise, as the spread and quality were above our expectations, considering this is somewhat of a budget hotel.
We will likely consider staying here again if we come to Melaka again in the near future. However, we are not sure if the place will feel run-down a few years later, when the signs of wear and tear from the lower-quality fittings and furniture start to show more obviously.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wana Riverside Hotel is centrally located by the Melaka River in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a title bestowed in July 2008. Rich in history, culture and diverse cuisine, Melaka which dates back to the 1400's, is a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences that reflects the essence of modern Malaysia. Melaka is truly unique in what it has to offer and whether it is for business or pleasure, the Wana Riverside Hotel is central to an enjoyable stay. ... more less
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