When searching the listings (admittedly hurriedly) Hotel Hong was one of the very few in the price range that offers rooms with their own toilet/shower room. The close location to the Jonker Walk area and the free parking on offer were also plus points,so we booked!
On arrival, the exterior isn't particularly impressive. The hotel is on the first floor above a small wholesale warehouse. The street is mostly commercial, and for Malacca fairly quiet.
Once inside, any misgivings are dispelled by the friendly informal welcome and the sight of the spotlessly clean rooms and facilities. From then on the experience is most pleasant. The beds are as comfy as 4/5 star hotels. The shower pressure is invigorating to say the least! (It is adjustable though!). The window blinds are so effective that it is easy to sleep in if you don't set an alarm.
The roof terrace is a real bonus, and a pleasant place to spend a little time. You can see across the quaint roof top scenery down a little lane, right to the entrance of the Cheng Temple.
The staff are all wonderfully friendly and cheerful and happy to offer advice on
the locality. There is a definite family atmosphere. The tea and coffee making facilities are out in the reception corridor area which to some will seem an inconvenience, but it actually usually turns into a social occasion with interaction with the staff and other guests. When we were there, there were also tcomplimentary bananas for the taking.
The location is great! A very short walk to the Jonker Walk area with all the interesting shops, temples, mosques, museums,eateries etc etc. You can also walk across the river to the numerous other attractions.
To conclude, for the price this little place would be hard to beat, and if they can maintain the high standards we will certainly be back.
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