We stayed in for 2 nights for a short getaway. The staffs in this hotel were all very friendly and helpful. We definitely enjoy our holiday here and look forward to returning.
The colonial building and concept with the use of traditional chinese tea pot and cups as a welcome drink is something new to us. Hotel is situated just along the river with lights up at night. It's definitely not as centralized as Holiday Inn or Hatten hotel where the malls are but we loved the view and concept of this place. It boosts an amazing unblock view of the river and sea, definitely better than looking into another building or roads and highways. The lovely sunset in the evening is entirely another thing.
We drove in here and were not quite sure about other modes of transport. However, traffic was rather ok except when you get near to the malls and got stuck in a 5-10mins jam. The hotel provides complimentary parking lots and you have to make sure you ask them to reserve one for you. We had been told there were parking lots nearby (we realized these are just outside Majestic's carpark) without guard and we had to ask again for a lot in the hotel before being given one. Initially we were a little concern as the main entrance/gate of the hotel is open at all times and anyone may just walk in unnoticed and head straight to the carpark at the side of the hotel. Eventually, we realized there was always someone at the main door looking out for guest returning and attending to their needs. It seemed pretty safe. There was also a guard at the carpark entrance (at the back) looking after the cars parked there.
The room was definitely spacious and good size probably due to the open bathroom concept. Bed was huge and comfortable although it's not the firm kind (i.e. 8/10 firmness) I preferred. Bathtub was unique with the claw legs. However, the tub is made of plastic and easily moved. A slight knock will move it out of place. Anyway, we were glad that the shower area is separated from the tub as we really dislike climbing into the tub for shower. There is also a ceiling fan and I find that extremely useful.
We enjoyed pretty fast cabled internet connection (not like 4G kind). Wifi is only available in the lobby. However, the staffs were nice enough to provide us with a router in our room as we had 5 devices that required internet connection during our stay. We really appreciate that.
The pool is small and you can hardly swim in it unless you feel like getting wet and soaked. The gym is decent overlooking the carpark. Nothing spectacular but does its job.
Not much of in-room dining here and the food served are pretty expensive. Check out the menu in my pictures and last order before 10:30pm. We prefer to eat out as there is a chinese restaurant serving seafood and basic dishes (煮炒) just outside the Majestic carpark entrance. Locals all dine there. Our favourite is the Ta Chi restaurant further down the road. Young boss who makes interesting coffees and pretty good food. The non-chinese staff there are totally non-conversant in English FYI.
If you get bored, there is a 24hrs convenience store across the street (ask the recept for directions). Just outside the store, there is a guy selling all kinds of movies on his makeshift counter. You can watch them in the hotel room which come with a DVD player.
The only annoyance came in the day when the hotel staffs are busy doing house-keeping/cleaning. We sleep late and sound-proofing seems like an issue here. Light sleepers definitely get awoken easily. Pretty annoying.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Majestic Hotel Melaka