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The Majestic Malacca
Ranked #2 of 168 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2010

I just come back from Melaka. Wow..I can't wait to share my excellent experience with you all. At first we did not know where is the location of Majestic Hotel, I called up to the hotel and ask for help. Mandy answered my call and use the her professionalism way to direct me to the hotel(excellent!). She knows how many traffic lights will I meet. Wow! Once we arrived and parked our car, the porter immediately take out luggages and checked us in. We get escorted to our lovely room and served us a pot of lovely chinese tea. The open concept bathroom and bedroom is a perfect match design. But, the review from TA is true! The wall is quite thin and we have 2 rooms. Think positive way, we no need to use phone to contact each other. Just talk, and our friend besides my room will answer! Haha! Swimming pool is small. But lovely feeling, just felt like is a private pool for us. Lobby is the best! Cozy environment, with super friend front office officer! Their hospitality and professionalism is EXCELLENT! Lobby with lot of choices of local snacks is just like buffet counter. Location of the hotel is just at the center of the town. Walking distance to everywhere. I would like to thanks, Ben, Mandy, Vije, Lim and many many of Majestic Hotel staffs. You are the best!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Staying for only 1 night..was abit surprice when drive in to the porch area..the first impression for me is:the hotel so small..??but when u enter the building..i know that i am wrong..this old heritage building is link to a high rise that behind it..Nice & spaces colonial suite.Pool & gym is small but sufficeint enough,,i am not visiting melaka for swimming or gym.Everything was look great.nothing to complaint about.probably jz a advise.the management can put some effort on public area part.cos i notice that few of their hanging lamp is full of cobweb.this is only a small and tiny issue.We will be back Majestic Hotel..Thanks for your hospitality..

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2010

This is a lovely colonial style hotel that has been tastefully restored by YTL. The lobby, bar area, library, lounge and restaurant are all located in the old building with the pool, spa, gym and rooms in the adjourning new part of the hotel.
The lobby area has lovely colonial style furniture and large jars of sweets dotted around for guests to indulge in. Some of the sweets I have not seen since my childhood!
The check in and reception from the hotel manager and staff were exceptional. The welcome tea that was served in our room was also a lovely touch.
The rooms are vary spacious with an open style bathroom which can be screened off for privacy. There is a large free standing bath, although not enamel still a welcome treat.
The hotel has a small open air lap pool and a well appointed gym. The spa is also worth trying.
The hotel also organises twice daily a free two hour walking tour of Melaka. I would thoroughly recommend this (do in the evening when it is cooler). The tour guide offers so much knowledge not just on the history of this city but also the fauna and flora.
I found the location of the hotel ideal and not far from the main "drag" approx 10 minutes walk. If this is too much a taxi or tricycle are available.
Do visit Jenker street over the weekend as it comes a live with street sellers which is a popular haunt for the locals. Heaven street with all the various temples is worth visiting too.
The standard of food offered at the restaurant is fantastic from the choice to the quality. All food is cooked to order.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

My partner and i drove up to Meleka from singapore last weekend and had a great time at The Majestic.

Check in was smooth and we were brought up to our room 902 by a lovely lady who brought along a nice pot of chinese tea. The hotel has got a real colonial feel to it and all around the first floor they have complimentary local snacks placed strategically. It is a very nice gesture we thought. =)

The room was spacious, well appointed and clean. Our room looks out to the river, which is a nice change, the toilet has got black and white tiles, tacky bath tub (too small for two pple), wooden floor and nice comfortable bed/pillows! I have been to many hotels that provide guest with two pillows and two towels, so i was pleasantly surprised when i see 4 towels and pillows. Saves us the trouble of asking!

Hotel staff are all polite and helpful. we would like to compliment Bill for making our dinner reservations at Nancy's kitchen. He asked the restaurant to wait for us (for last order) whilst we made our way to the restaurant! We were impressed by the level of service. Breakfast was simple but adequate, no complains.

In short, The Majestic is a hotel with character, high level of service and it is worth every penny! Definitely worth revisiting.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

I have been working in Kemaman,Malaysia for more than a year. Thought of spending our summer holidays visiting Malaysia inside out instead of flying back to France as we do usually. We had planned to spend 2 nights in Melaka and chose the Majestic after reviewing all the hotels on the net. It was more expensive than the others, but worth it. Every client is a guest and treated as such. I have been travelling a lot over the last 30 years , always a pleasure to discover such places. Reccomend to book on line as it will be twice as cheap as if you were calling the hotel directly. Last but not the least, some guy on a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction tried to snatch my bag pack after only 10 minutes walking on the street. Everything happened so quickly. I resisted luckily as I had all my wallet, camera,etc..The guys consequently felt on the floor with his bike but managed to run away before I had a chance to beat him up. This occured in front of many people walking by . I was aware of KL being famous for snatching bags, no one had told us about it in Melaka, so be aware and walk with the minimum while shopping. Despite this incident, had a great time, walking, boating,shopping and eating

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2010

This was our 6th and 7th consecutive nights at YTL properties after visiting Cameron Highlands Resorts and Pangkor Laut Resort. We originally planned to just stay one night, to take a break driving from Lumut to Singapore. However, we had such a great time and felt so welcome that we extended our stay for one more night.

We need to make a special mention of CF Lim aka Bill of the Front Desk whose welcome, special dinner arrangement in the room and can-do attitude had a large part to do with our extension. His level of service and attitude was one of the best we encountered among all the staff at the three YTL properties, with most of whom we were already very impressed.

Another highlight was Donavan's historical tour. Since we were the only family going on tour, he made special arrangement to do a driving tour in our own car. This was especially helpful since we were traveling with two young kids.

Thanks YTL for making this such a treasured holiday. Thanks Bill and Donavan for making us feel like royalty.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

Enjoyable 3D2N package, excellent guided walking tour of the city. Authentic colonial feel to the hotel, with nice rooms but it's a shame about the tacky plastic bathtub. Swimming pool is tiny! Breakfast trolley was a bit fussy and could have been better. Overall worth a visit, but not quite up to YTL's others in Pangkor or Terrenganu.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 188 Jalan Bunga Raya | Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia (Formerly Majestic Hotel)
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Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Melaka
#1 Romantic Hotel in Melaka
#2 Spa Hotel in Melaka
#2 Luxury Hotel in Melaka
Price Range: $130 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Majestic Malacca 5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the spirit of Malacca’s commercial History, The Majestic Malacca provides an ideal location for productive retreats. Conveniently located in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site and only a short drive from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The rich culture and history of the city inspires intimate brainstorms and business meetings in this 54-room boutique hotel. Creativity and innovation and enhanced on the quiet luxurious conference centre ensuring efficiency, performance, and optimal outcomes as each event is supported by modern communications and executed to perfection in any one of the hotel’s three versatile function rooms by knowledgeable and efficient staff. ... more   less 
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