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“The Off Street Parking could Kill you” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Puri
Ranked #11 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Off Street Parking could Kill you”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2007

The hotel is beautiful and very charming. The rooms are modern while the public areas of the hotel are lovingly restored antique and Perranakan furniture, decorations and carved wood wall dividers. The floors are beautiful and colorful old tiles from Europe.

The garden patio eating area was a delight. The breakfast buffet food was average, the coffee was local, very strong and tasty.

The Off Street PARKING provided by the hotel could KILL you:
The parking area is locked so a hotel employee must go unlock the gate for you. The parking area is small so when the hotel is full the cars are parked in the driveway area. If you are one of the unlucky people and have your car parked in the driveway area(parked there as instructed by the hotel employee) then you will get a phone call to your HP and room asking you to move your car.

So when you are at dinner, getting a foot massage or sleeping at 7:00 in the morning YOU WILL BE CALLED. Do not give the hotel your hand phone number, it could ruin a nice dinner or massage.

Since my group of friends was planning on sleeping until 9:00 a.m. some of us were:

WOKE UP TWO HOURS EARLY by the hotel so the car could be moved again !!!! If only they had told us we would have given them the car key.

Not Nice

A woman in our group was very tired and need her sleep.

She was in a car accident later that and smashed up the car.

The hotel off street parking could kill you.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Tunnel8
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth Western Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2007

Sadly we were only able to squeeze in 1 night a the Puri would have loved to stay longer. Great location, very clean , nice rooms, lovely breakfast area, helpfull staff what more can I say! We were pleasantly surprised by Malacca as we had been told there is not much to do there but had a great time wandering around ( front desk staff will give you a walking map ) and shopping ( both Jonker St & the 2 shopping malls ) was great and cheaper than KL! If you have the time Malacca is well worth the trip and we would highly recommend the Puri.

  • Liked — character and atmosphere
  • Disliked — no pool
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank rozl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2007

Tucked away on a side street just off the main street of Chinatown area this hotel in close enough to the action to walk but not too close to hear all the noise. Private parking is available just a few meters down from hotel but gated so you have to go into the hotel first to get someone to have the gate open. Being here for Chinese New Year with lots of traffic, it was great to park the car and walk everywhere even with the 3 kids (7,4 &2) over the 3 days.

The room was clean and acceptable but nothing special. Just left Madarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur (5+ stars)so standards are still a little high. AC worked great which was key after walking the town. Lots of steps to get to the 3rd floor which can be a challenge for little ones. Staff were helpful especially with the children. Breakfast buffet was good but other meals were so so at best and better to eat lunch and dinner out.

Would stay here again but will also be looking for other small boutique hotels like this one as alternatives.

Stayed February 2007
Helpful?
3 Thank KPS92-5
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Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed there over the New Year's with two other friends from Singapore. We booked the superior rooms are clean and well-kept and the bathroom was huge. The boutique hotel has a certain charm, with all the foliage and antiques. But the front desk service staff weren't particularly friendly and even though we'd just arrived after a long day, they refused to let us check in any earlier than 2pm, which I thought was a little inconsiderate. But all in all, it has a good location and although it's a little pricey, it's worth it if you don't really care for top-notch service.

  • Liked — Rooms were clean and well-kept
  • Disliked — Front-desk service wasn't too helpful
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank dopes
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Kuala Lumpurean in Spore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2006

2 of us stayed in mid 2006. We had bad
i) nasi lemak breakfast - diarhorrea
ii) room had bathroom water outlet stuck and flooded. Requested to change room but the staff said CANNOT. They will repair only.
iii) 2 lady staff at counter is quite IMPATIENCE and slightly raise voice if we question a lot. She feel being annoyed by questioning them on melaka and other enquiries. They not also friednly in guiding.

Some staff hardly return smile. Maybe they don't like ...Well, I cannot comment more.

My conclusion. This is the last to be here.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank gunshead
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singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2006

my husband and i stayed in a superior room on the top floor, and it was perfect! the room was big, with aircon, cable tv, mini ref and a big wardrobe! the bed was clean, linen all immaculate. the bathroom was very very clean , with hot and cold water, and fantastic smelling soap! the towels were all clean and not frayed! the breakfast was great, with a mix of chinese and western options. loved the tek tarik station!!! the staff was courteous, efficient and very friendly! they even got a cab for us the day we were to leave! my husband was telling me, "Sorry, honey, the next time we go to malacca, i refuse to stay anywhere else but here!"

  • Liked — cleanliness of the place, and the beauty of the peranakan home!
  • Disliked — nothing! i adored it!
  • Tips/Secrets — book early!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank glaudoc
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2006

The room we had, on the second floor, was pretty odd. The windows are shutters - so you either get light and heat, or cool and darkness.

The bathroom was absolutely huge.

The biggest complaint I had was that there was only one reading lamp, on one side of the bed, and the rest of the room's lighting was very dim.

Otherwise, it is a most beautiful location. The old house is very charming and the courtyard cafe is very pleasant.

The staff were helpful and very friendly.

  • Liked — The heritage of the building and the staff
  • Disliked — The lighting in the rooms
  • Tips/Secrets — Bring a reading lamp
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank remittancegirl
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Property: Hotel Puri
Address: Hotel Puri 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:
#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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