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“Puri is fantastic for a romantic getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Puri
Ranked #10 of 165 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Puri is fantastic for a romantic getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2009

First of all, this review might be a little biased because both times I stayed the puri, I booked the junior suite. I have never stayed in the other rooms so I would not know how the other rooms are like. The junior suite is simply stunning. I got the duplex with a gorgeous bath so it was all geared for romance. The bed is spacious and comfortable and the service is amazing. I never had any problems and the staff was always very polite and very friendly, constantly smiling and trying their best to be as helpful as possible. The downsides were the breakfast, which was nothing to rave about, the acoustics of the hotel which enabled you to hear the on goings of your surroundings quite clearly and the state of the room's ceiling. Our room, despite being the junior suite, needed a little painting on the ceiling as it had some stains. Other than that, the room is very clean, well furnished with beautiful dark antique wood cupboards and very tastefully decorated. I definitely feel like I got what I paid for and it was an experience both my boyfriend and I enjoy very much.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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singapore
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2009

Hotel Puri has certainly been over rated. It was a huge disappointment especially since I had chose this hotel because of the rave reviews. When we reached at 3pm, we were supposed to have 2 rooms but one was not ready. 4 of us had to bunk in at the other room. Checking in process took a long time. Not because there were many people but the two front counter ladies were chatting and talking among themselves while trying to process our check in. It was obvious that they could not focus on processing our details. One of the beds was squeaky and looks old. I requested for extra pillow at 11pm and they could not accede to request because their house keeping was closed! The front counter staff were always unfriendly and not smiling when I pose a question. For breakfast, even though the courtyard was a nice place, the feeling was let down by the food. The food was cold and the staff was slow to replenish the empty trays. Overall, I think staying at this hotel was a bad choice. I had stayed in another similar hotel 4 month earlier located down the road and I think the experience there was definitely much better.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

This hotel was recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed. Rooms were basic but clean. The best part is definitely the decor - a lovely courtyard where there are chairs and tables, a little ornamental waterfall, small pond, plants etc. In the evening, they did a barbecue which was very tasty - even a good choice of veggie dishes for me!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rm810612
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Sydney
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2009

When we travel we like to stay as much as possible in locally owned hotels. Turns out that this hotel is owned by a Singaporean academic who has a passion to collect antiques. The whole concept of this hotel is fascinating.....beautifully decorated, the swiftlets nesting in the Swallow Hall and the antiques. We had a family room which was very spacious. Breakfast was fine. Courtyard was beautiful. Our first night we were there there was function for local orphans who arrived dressed exquisitely. Unfortunately the second night we received no sleep due to an inundation of rowdy international students who partied in the courtyard until the wee hours - laughing, yelling and scraping the heavy outdoor furniture over the paving stones. As most of the rooms face onto the corridor this is an issue as people pay to sleep at a hotel. I am sure it is a 'one off'. Interestingly the historian owner also owns the Cheng Ho (Zheng He) Museum which is also totally fascinating. i had a personally guided tour for a very small cost. My guide was informed and passionate. Allow a couple of hours. WiFi was available in the courtyard free of charge. No complaints.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bretlyn
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Singapore
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

Just came back from a trip to Melaka. Stayed at Hotel Puri for 2 nights. This is a hotel with strong peranakan flavour. Room was adequate and clean. Free bottled mineral water were provided which was great! However bed was a bit squeaky. Could it be because the previous person who slept on the bed was too heavy and spoilt the springs in the mattress?! Light sleepers may get woken up by the noisy air-con and occasional noise from moving vehicles on the street. Overall not too bad a hotel to stay in as the location is excellent (next to Jonker Street).

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AhJie
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Perth Western Australia
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2009

My husband and I have just returned from a short break in Malaysia. We caught a taxi from LCCT airport to Melaka at a cost of 159RM ($55.55c australian). For a journey that took nearly 2 hours, we thought this was very good value.
We stayed at the Puri Hotel which is just around the corner from Jonker Street. The hotel was everything that I had read about it.
Very old, but magnificently maintained. The room we had was on the ground floor and overlooked the garden. The bathroom was small but very very clean, the shower was one of the best we have experienced on our many travels. The garden resturant was lovely. Breakfast didn`t have much choice, but for what we paid, was probably worth it. Staff were pleasant, and we had no complaints at all. The hotel is in an exellent position, we walked everywhere (and we are both in our 60`s)
We would definitely stay at the Puri again. In fact we are already making plans to return October/November 2010 with my husbands brother and wife. I cant post any photos yet, cause I havent downloaded them from the camera .
Heather and John Perth Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2009

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night late Oct. We drove from Singapore and it was great that the hotel provided secure parking in their small parking lot. The room was small but quaint, just like the rest of the hotel. Air-con in room was a little weak but after a while it got cool. Small bathroom with tiny shower. Breakfast was simple with both local and western choices, served at a undercover outdoor area.

Location of this hotel is great, you could walk around to many of the local shops, sites and eateries.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yoyoggi
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Property: Hotel Puri
Address: Hotel Puri 118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Melaka
#6 Family Hotel in Melaka
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Puri 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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