I booked an executive club room with lounge-access and free wi-fi. I was given a free upgrade to their Suite room (nice), which was really big and airy. Celing was high.
Check-in was quick and easy, the staff was polite, though not exactly friendly during check-in.
We have a great view of the Straits of Melaka from our room. The room is south-facing, hence cannot really view the sunset (though you can have a great view of the sun-set from the pool).
The pools are a bit too small (1 child pool and a longer lap pool), and can get a big crowded on Sunday morning. On a clear day, the pool has a great view of the sun-set!.
The breakfast was decent, with quite a good spread of food.
The hotel is near to Makhota Parade and the Dataran Megamall. However, there is no proper crossing to both malls, and involves dashing across some busy roads. It would be better to take the free shuttle bus from the hotel to the malls. From the Dataran Megamall, it is only a short walk to the other attractions in Melaka, the A'Famosa fort, the Stadthuys, Jonker Walk etc.
Try the Trishaw ride for about RM20 to save on the walking.
Remember to book the shuttle service early, esp. on Saturdays. During my stay, the duty manager, Irene, was especially kind to help arrange for an extra trip to pick us up during the night at Jonker Walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Melaka is the choice for families and business travelers alike who are looking for a relaxing base with award-winning service, close proximity to shopping and business district, all in a new contemporary setting. This hotel in Melaka boasts an unrivaled location, residing on the stylish waterfront overlooking the Straits of Melaka, with easy access to the hidden gems surrounding Bandar Hilir or shopping around at Melaka Raya. Retreat to the 275-rooms including deluxe, suites, and Kids Suite with featuring Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the hotel. Soak in the fun at the hotel's infinity pool complimented by a picturesque view. Conduct business and meetings in comfort with its state of the art function rooms and pillar-less ballroom, all with floor to ceiling windows for natural sunlight. Discover a brand new you at the Balinese inspired Tea Tree Spa by pampering yourselves with its wide range of treatments. At es.Sense kitchen, indulge in the international favourites and local inspired cuisines such as Baba Nyonya and authentic Peranakan. Then there is Sirocco Italian Restaurant, a relaxed dining outlet serving the best wood fired pizza in town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Melaka Holiday Inn