I have nothing bad to say about the Equatorial. We stayed there for a night in their Premier Room, and were given one on a higher floor with a view of the sea, and the city. You could ask for one with a balcony if you like, but I loved their day bed, it's right next to the large window overlooking Malacca town and you can lounge their for hours just enjoying the view.
We decided to forgo booking a room with breakfast as they were giving out RM80++ dining voucher promotions and we were free to spend it at any of their restaurants. We spread the voucher out over breakfast at their coffee shop (wonderful nasi lemak and teh tarik) and lunch at their fantastic Nyonya restaurant. I have never tried Ayam Buah Keluak and it was delicious. Great service as well.
Swimming pool was nice. Lots of shady trees so leaves kept falling into it, but the maintenance people were very dilligent in cleaning it. No end deeper than 1.2m if I remember correctly though.
We wanted to have ikan bakar (famous grilled fish + assorted seafood) and as there are lots of ikan bakar joints in Malacca we were quite unsure as to which one to go to. Equatorial Melaka can definitely boast that their concierge is one of the most helpful, obsequious in the country, and he is better than any GPS.
My booking was done last minute, but from the rate of service and quality of stay, you could never tell. Great job.
- 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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