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Hotel Equatorial Melaka
Ranked #15 of 169 Hotels in Melaka
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This was my first time staying at Hotel Equatorial despite coming to Malacca do many times. I love the location. The rooms were spacious. The day bed near the window can actually fit a small person. Probably no taller than 1.6m. However, we got a spare bed & it didn't cost much. Very clean room.

We had a some problems with the light switches & the hotel was very quick to respond despite us calling at 1:30am.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

We were only in this hotel for one night and it was fine. Very good location for visiting all the sights. No proper bedside reading lamp.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed for a night, on a short getaway from Singapore. I decided to opt for the premier room instead of taking the usual deluxe room after reading other reviews. It was a good decision as we absolutely love the sunbed in the premier room! In fact, I fell asleep on it while watching the fireworks go off around the city from our 16th floor room.

However, though I was tempted to sleep by the window under the night sky, the bed was far too comfortable and enticing. We had 4 good quality pillows and a quilt that was excellent for snuggling under.

The bathroom was very spacious, and well-lit, with ample space at the wash basin for all our stuff.

We had breakfast in the morning, and it was a very good spread. We loved customizing our bowl of porridge with the spread of side dishes available. The waffles were great too, but make sure you wait for a fresh batch. They even gave us curry chicken, yum!

There is a mall just next to the hotel and we rather enjoyed the donuts at the Big Apple Donuts shop. Try the durian one!

Room Tip: Pick the Premier room, the sunbed is excellent, and can serve as an extra bed for one or two younger...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Having stayed at the Holiday Inn the last time we visited Melaka, we though it'd be a good idea to stay at Equatorial this time. It's centrally located (most places of attractions are within walking distance), which was really good cause it means that you don't have to worry about being stuck in traffic (which can be notorious, on weekends especially)!

We only paid for the rooms, but Dataran Pahlawan and Mahkota Parade are nearby so finding food is not a problem.

We arrived early on Saturday morning, so I went to reception and asked if we could have connecting rooms and they were kind enough to accommodate our request and even allowed us to check-in early once they found out that our rooms were ready.

Only drawback with this hotel is the swimming pool. It's pretty much shaded by the building throughout the day, and this causes the water to be rather cool most of the time (it feels like your swimming in chilled water)! Even my kids refrained from being in the pool too long, and kids generally love being in water.

But for the location, definitely a must if you want to be close to all the major tourist spots in Melaka.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is a great hotel. Its location, ambience and hospitality complete each other. I would definitely come again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Jalan Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 169 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range: €40 - €71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of historical Melaka, Hotel Equatorial Melaka is a 5-star international business hotel with 496 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites offering stunning views of the Straits of Melaka and St. Paul's Hill, whilst providing our guests the most luxurious comfort and service. It is ideally located within a few minutes' walk from historical sites and trails, shopping complexes, night spots, financial institutions as well as the ever famous Jonker's Street - a haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Featuring guestrooms ranging from the modest Deluxe room to the Presidential Suite, the hotel rooms are tastefully furnished along elegant and contemporary designs. Each room features an ensuite bathroom, and comes equipped with a flat-screen television, mini-refrigerator, coffee & tea making facilities, in-room personal safe, IDD telephone line, individually controlled air-conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, hair dryer, cable channels and iron/ ironing board. Relax, take a swim, or simply keep in shape when you stay in Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Equinox Fitness Centre located on Level 3 offers state-of-the-art gym equipment and also includes a steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool and indoor Jacuzzi. Whereas, sun worshippers will appreciate a relaxing dip in the outdoor swimming pool located on Level 4, whilst the kids can enjoy the children's pool. ... more   less 
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