We stayed at Hotel Puri for 3 nights in August 08. I had selected it for its history and location.
The ambience of the hotel lived up to our expectations, with its beautiful old foyer, antique furniture, lovely peaceful courtyard, and good well priced meals. Fruit juices were very good!
The "history room" was a nice touch.
We stayed in a Deluxe room which was quite good, of a reasonable size and with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean although we needed a lesson in how to operate the shower - the taps are for show only, and you need to push a special lever to get the water flowing!
We had our own little balcony but alas no chairs or table there.
The room was on the top (third) floor which was quite a climb in the heat, and next time I would ask for a room on a lower level.
My only gripe with the room was the airconditioner which sounded like a jet taking off. Once it got going it would calm down to a hum, and then suddenly take off again, so loud it actually woke us up. We tried one night without it but found the heat too overpowering.
Breakfast was OK, nothing special but the beautiful courtyard where we ate, was a real bonus. The sole waitress is an asset to the hotel - friendly with an excellent sense of humour; especially in comparison to the reception staff who were not particularly engaging or friendly, and seemed generally disinterested in their guests.
The location of the hotel is excellent, we walked everywhere.
All in all, I would recommend this hotel. However, I'd love to see the staff a little more passionate about their jobs and their customers, and about their historic and beautiful hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Puri Melaka is a boutique hotel in the heart of the old city of Malacca. The hotel is a carefully restored Peranakan house which once belonged to the decendants of an eminent philanthropist and rubber plantation owner, Tan Kim Seng. Extending 100 metres long, its distinct characteristics are its beautiful and intricately decorated façade & the impressive length of the house. Retaining its old charm, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its hotel guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puri Hotel Melaka