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The Explorer Hotel
Ranked #43 of 168 Hotels in Melaka
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We checked into explora hotel on a fri afternoon..it was a quick check in for 2 sets of connecting rooms.
Surprisingly the room was pretty small, ended up we hardly open the connecting door at all, bath room is small too.
But as we don't intend to stay in the room that often I guess is alright that it is small.
But I would said the bed was comfortable, clean sheets, the air con was cooling enough and the shower head was strong.
I rate the breakfast 3/10.. It was just a make shift hall at level one, I was there at 9 am and everything is empty.. They were replenished plates by plates into the big metal warmer.. So you have to be fast as everyone will rush to get it even for their second serving..
Location of the hotel was so convenient walking distant to food n shopping, and parking was convenient as there is a multi car park behind the hotel..

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
Thank jooei
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Our first visit we were very satisfied. Good location. The second time the toilet stained. the housekeeping staff did not clean properly.
Noisy tourist from China. Shouted on top of their lungs and the hotel could not do anything about these noisy tourist.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank earosl
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Explorer Hotel is located in a fantastic location. It took us about 20 mins and 20RM to get there by taxi from the Central Bus Station. It's location right opposite the sky tower with a huge green sign you can't miss. On foot, it's about 10 minutes' walk away from the river side and Jonker street. It is also located right next to the megamalls, with easy access to restaurants and fast food. There is a 7-eleven just across the street. Also, on weekend nights, there is a local night market right downstairs.. Not much shopping to be done, but you can definitely get some local snacks to munch on.

The hotel seems pretty new. Our room is fully equipped with TV, air-con, kettle, and most importantly of all, free WIFI. Towels, toothbrush and shampoo are also provided. Breakfast was a buffet of both local "nasi lemak" and accompany dishes, porridge, toast and fruit. It was pretty good. The staff were also very friendly and prompt in their service. Frontdesk helped us a book a nice fancy taxi for our trip back to the bus station and it cost us the same price as the old red taxis.

The only issue I have with this hotel is the thin walls. With the night market downstairs, I could hear the music. And we were also rudely awaken at 6am by a tour group of tourists who were checking out. Not so good for light sleepers who are looking for a restful night after a long journey on the coach!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

This is my 2nd time staying this hotel. Chosen The Explorer Hotel is because it located at town area. Famous shopping mall just beside the hotel, 5 - 10 minutes walking distance can arrive Jonker Street. There is free car park for the guest too.

Small tiny room but some rooms are lack of maintenance. Eg, the home shower was leaking, air-con takes long time only can feel the cold air. Wifi unable to connect the whole night.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Theslayer_Hst
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The room is small but clean with all the usual amenities like hairdryer, electric kettle.
The walk to Jonker Street will take you more than 15 mins, based on a slow stroll. Near to the shopping malls. Nice big carpark. Entry to the carpark not that easily located. We mistook the exit as the entrance.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank JennChua
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Check into this hotel on a last minute trip on 17th Feb 2013. We took the executive room for 3pax, room is very small and is clean with all the regular amenities, breakfast needed some improvement. The walk to Jonker Street will take you more than 10mins, depending on your speed, overall, can be pleasant. Lots of eatery around, carpark space not a problem, appreciate the fact that it was brightly light up at nite too. Hope it stays that way in future. Location not a problem. On the pricing for the hotel room, unless the location is what one wants, for the price of the room per nite, there are more choice and for a few extra bucks better hotels nearby. This one is really budget and too basic.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank csfKuching_Sarawak
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Spend a night in this hotel. It's a great location as it is directly outside the Makota Shopping mall. It's near all the tourist spots. It is especially vibrant over the weekend with all the street walk nearby. Walk 10mins and you will reached Jonker street.

Take bus 17 from Central Bus station and alight right outside the hotel and shopping mall. Visit the bubble tea shop right at the same building, nice owners and not too sweet tea.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeping, this is not a good place for you. It can be quite nosy over the weekend...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank snowylim
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Address: Plaza Merdeka No. 1 Jalan Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #43 of 168 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range: $22 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Explorer Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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