Yes, I do agree with earlier posts that this hotel is quite hard to find. But actually if the hotel people just say "we're on the same side of the road as Swan Hotel" then everything will be clearer, as Swan Hotel is a prominent high rise building at a major traffic light junction.
The Doris Hotel is on the last two/three storey new shophouses at the far end. This is a new area and I believe this is land reclaimed from the sea.
Going to the city centre means turning right or going straight at the traffic light junction. Turning right is the coastal road, while going straight toward the Tengkara/Tan Cheng Lock traffic light junction. Turn right into Tan Cheng Lock and keep going will reach the old city of Melaka. If you walk, this may take half an hour, no fun if the weather is hot.
If you're driving, this place is ideal as it has big parking space in front of the hotel and very quiet at night, so I believe car thieves wouldn't want to risk being caught in such open sok pace as the hotel people and the security can easily see them from inside the lobby glass.
There is no lift, and the room is ok size, but very bare. Toilet/bathroom has working hot shower and flush. Clean towels and bedsheets.
If you're only bunking for a night and out whole day driving and sightseeing, and need a safe parking bay for your car, this hotel is ideal.
Malacca is a big city, we were glad we rent a car and drove from Kuala Lumpur. It's very easy on the toll highway but we got lost driving in Kuala Lumpur, should have rent the gps!
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