I had 3 nights at the Hotel Equartorial. I liked the location, 10 minute walk to the centre of town and near some lovely local resturants. The hotel is lovely, expansive entrance, friendly service and nice rooms.
The highlight for me was the Cooking course. I was very fortunate to be able to do the course and cannot thank management enough for making it available to me at short notice. Make sure you book ahead to ensure you can do the course.
You enter a room with tables set up for the chef and for the student(s). You are given your hat, apron and gloves. You watch and then cook two dishes. These dishes are then preented to you at lunch or dinner along with a number of other dishes. You are given a feast.
The chef and her helpers coudl not be more helpful, as soon as you finish with an ingredient the dish it was in is taken away. You have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
I also purchased the cookbook (plus a few extra copies for gifts) published by the hotel which includes the dishes I cooked.
This was the highlight of my trip to Melaka.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of historical Melaka, Hotel Equatorial Melaka is a 5-star international business hotel with 496 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites offering stunning views of the Straits of Melaka and St. Paul's Hill, whilst providing our guests the most luxurious comfort and service. It is ideally located within a few minutes' walk from historical sites and trails, shopping complexes, night spots, financial institutions as well as the ever famous Jonker's Street - a haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Featuring guestrooms ranging from the modest Deluxe room to the Presidential Suite, the hotel rooms are tastefully furnished along elegant and contemporary designs. Each room features an ensuite bathroom, and comes equipped with a flat-screen television, mini-refrigerator, coffee & tea making facilities, in-room personal safe, IDD telephone line, individually controlled air-conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, hair dryer, cable channels and iron/ ironing board. Relax, take a swim, or simply keep in shape when you stay in Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Equinox Fitness Centre located on Level 3 offers state-of-the-art gym equipment and also includes a steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool and indoor Jacuzzi. Whereas, sun worshippers will appreciate a relaxing dip in the outdoor swimming pool located on Level 4, whilst the kids can enjoy the children's pool. ... more less
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