Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Explorer Hotel, Malacca

After getting all the great and delicious from Seremban I headed down south to JB...
My wife got an appointment with her friends at Plaza Inn...
I was getting tired coz of eating too much of food...
The best thing to do after a meal is to SLEEP...
After 30 mins of chating with my wife .. suddenly I heard a snoring .....and it became LouDER and LOUDER.. lol..
I just listen to the "L"ADIO instead...
it was raining quite heavily when we reached the border of Johor..
After 3 hours drive we finally arrive JB...

My wife met her friends and then we off to Malacca..
We reached Malacca at 7.30pm.. and went straight to the hotel....

It wasn't so difficult to locate the hotel as it was just opposite the Mahkota Pahlawan...
As I was informed that the Hotel is very new (just 2 weeks in operation)...
I am very impressed about the Hotel.....

The price list of the room....

The lobby..

Recreation area ...

The room...

My opinions about the Hotel:-
1)  The room is very clean but the floor is slightly dirty (it is a wooden floor not carpet)
They do not provide you a slipper
2) The bathroom is nice and compact with modern design.
Water pressure from the water pump is strong and hot water is available instantly...
3) Staff is friendly and helpful
4) Bed is stable .. no rocking noise.. ahem ahem... pillow is floffy (cause it is new)
Bedsheets and towel is clean (I bring my own towel)
5) TV channel is blur ..only available normal channel
6) There is a children play area....
7) Coffee vending machine is available  
8) Walking distance to Jonker St, Mahkota Pahlawan, Hatten Square (Overtime pub is there)
9) Plenty of car parks ..It is located together with some shops lots..
It might be full if all the shops are open for business...
10) Value for money.. (they give you McD RM5 voucher/person for breakfast)..
McD is just across the road
11) The room's sound absorption is not good .. could hear the next room talking..
so you need to keep your noise level low (ahem ahem ahem.....)

You could try out this hotel ....
But what worried me is the maintenance of the Hotel ..
hope that they will maintain it and I shall come back and try next time.....

76 comments:

  1. Mcdee breakfast included? Thats a brilliant idea! What a good way to outsource your kitchen to Mcdee! heheheh

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  2. why drive all the way to jb and return to melaka? :p the hotel facilities seems good ya.. btw, did you watch the astro contest from your hotel?

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    1. nope. there is no astro in the hotel..
      just a normal channel...

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  3. Good morning Sp. Nice picture the hotel really looks so clean.

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  4. wah, just all the way down south to meet up a friend only?? this friend must be a very good friend of your fui fui..

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    1. hahahaha!! very funny lah you described until.. after 30 minutes of chatting with your fui fui, then suddenly you heard "L"ADIO playing!! wakakakakaka~~ LOL

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    2. must be all the nice food you had in Seremban that makes her sugar rush lah.. hahaha!! but very effective huh, say want to sleep then sleep while still chit chatting with you!! :D

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    3. Bad SP, reveals that his fui fui snores in her sleep.

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    4. Your fui fui snored one ah? I didn't snore one. I have confirmed this a few times with my Jin Jin.

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    5. Later fui fui read this and gets mad and SP lah! SP you no scare kah? LOL

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    6. Do all women snore louder than men? I am just wondering!!... Fui Fui will whack SP and make him do 100 squats tonight! Kakakakaka

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    7. Excuse me, TM. Not all women snore louder, and not all women snore, ok? Means, your Letchumi snores louder than you ah?

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    8. Fui Fui will not only whack him and ask him to do 100 squats, she will also ask him to knee on durian.

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    9. Be prepare to sleep on the couch, SP, muahahaha! And ask for mercy from fui fui so she'll spare you a pillow.

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    10. LOL... Knee on durians!!! Wakakakaka..... Never heard of such a horrendous torture!

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    11. hahhaha....
      Yesterday night I still could sleep on the bed and ahem ahem ahem .. lol
      or perhaps she is too busy and have not read my post yet..

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  5. ok woh i think this hotel is very okay woh.. actually to me, if a hotel is clean and tidy then i am very okay already.. not need those 5 stars 6 stars one lah.. as long as i feel comfortable, 3 star also can be 5 star lah..

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    1. hehehe, very funny lah!! breakfast included means they give you a RM5 McD voucher.. but weird lah, they don't have restaurant or any break-out area to serve breakfast?? but then only RM5 McD voucher, weekdays still can order a meal but weekends have to top up ourselves lor~~

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    2. so you had McD for breakfast that morning?? hmmm, if i were you, i'll keep the voucher for use in KL, then i go and find nice local food in Malacca lor..

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    3. Yalor... maybe hotel so new... but still OK lah still got that McD vouchers. I do like SK and redeem it in KL instead if I got it. ;p

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    4. of course I save the voucher and eat all the Malacca great food..
      It could be use in any McD..

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  6. new hotel mah, sure clean and tidy one.. most probably the room you were given was also brand new and haven't been slept by any other guests before, hahaha.. good lah, no bed rocking sound, sure the bed is strong enough for your activities on bed.. hahahaha!!
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    oopss, i mean sleeping lah~~ :p

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    1. but he got the two single bed room. Why?

      Should have gotten the King bed mah!

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    2. Gadis petai, don't be so naive, isk! Sleep on top of each other la, bwahahahah!

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    3. lol.. you girls's imagination is very good...
      I wanted a king size bed and standard room only available..

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  7. not that expensive. I like new hotel as most of them will be clean

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  8. The hotel doesnt have F & B? The recreation area looks smallish but ok.

    will keep this hotel in mind

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  9. The hotel location is very good also. Near to everything. Walking distance

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    1. yes that is the best thing..
      everything is walking distance...

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  10. You have alot of 'ahem ahem' there....Makes me wonder...Ahem...=p
    How much is the room/nite? Why isit 2 single beds la? =p
    I don't mind they giving McD breakfast voucher rather than serving me lousy breakfast.hehe...
    I also noticed..those new hotels no longer using carpet anymore. And they like to use timber flooring or timber color floor tiles =)

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    1. ahem ahem ahem le... lol..
      aiye standard room only available...

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  11. Opss....rabun dekat*
    Didn't notice you actually show the rates. kakakkaa...
    Reasonable price, good location and clean. So, its still not bad la... =p

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    1. aiye .. "lou fah" already..
      you too excited on the ahem ahem ahem .. izzit.. kakakaka

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  12. haha floor is dirty?

    I think I went to one of the hotel in Teluk Intan, which is much more worst then I thought haha

    above hotel consider very good :X

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    1. yes I agree this hotel is consider very good..

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  13. Nice hotel... Name sounds a bit like The Emperor, formerly Merlin (like Concorde KL and City Bayview in Penang - all Merlin hotels before) I stayed in that one once. Not the same, I guess.

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    1. there is bayview hotel in Malacca.
      If you want I can help to book for you with special price..

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  14. Haiyoh, wanna ahem-ahem don't opt for cheaper rate hotel, no privacy one...

    Later the night gets wilder and you got a knock on the door, asking you to turn down the volumn - potong stim la~~ :p

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    1. hehehe

      got one time in Shenzhen, my room kena ketuk.... we must be so LOUD! kakaka

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    2. This gadis is like a wild cat, hard to control and tame :p

      I wonder SP's room got kena ketuk or no? Can considered as honeymoon trip wert~~

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    3. Sure kena one lah! LOL

      Esp if those two main lompat2 between the two beds! wakaka

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    4. lol .. you budak-budak ni nakal huh....
      aiyo ah Hua.. as I mentioned no rooms in those 5 star hotel...

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  15. The Explorer.... sounds like suitable for those ppl who like green and nature. Not for those who prefer posh and lavish style.

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    1. I am happy with explorer..
      next time If I go to Malacca I might stay there too..
      maybe after this review there will be lots of ppl will stay there..

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  16. This hotel is really not bad. I want to go Melacca also, but don't know when.

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    1. Yes I agree, the room looks not bad from the photos.

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  17. You are really 24 filial husband to your fui fui, drive 3.5 hours just to bring her to meet a friend. Thumbs up for you.

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    1. hahaha... actually we plan it for our short trip..
      and at the same time she wanted to meet her friends there...

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  18. Hotel look decent enuff with that price! Will check it out if I go melaka :)

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  19. The hotel is like a Boutique Hotel with nice and petite decors. The counter is also tiny and cute, yeah... For the price it is reasonable. It must be poor maintenance that made their floor dirty and not swept.

    Ahem! Ahem! Ahem!.... So could you keep your noise level down?.....

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    1. Ahem Ahem Ahem..
      so far no complaint from my next door neighbour.. lol

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  20. If my room has 2 single beds, I will definitely change and demand for Queen bed otherwise I will drag out the 2 beds and join them both!

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    1. I opt for the latter one, lazy to move to other room once checked in.

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    2. And if I really dislike the 2 single beds, I'll ask for King bed.

      TM, you are a 6-foot giant, Queen bed too small la.

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    3. I must always get my king bed otherwise I will sulk and Zaini will get a headache! LOL

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    4. we just combine the 2 beds together

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  21. yay, a hotel review! since malacca is my hometown, sometimes people ask me for recommendations about where to stay for visitors and tourists. but i actually have no idea :D

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    1. i think it is good to recommend some hotel which is near to Jonker St..
      but nowadays there are lots of guest house/domitory/hostel near JOnker St.

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  22. in malacca i no need stay hotel one cos can terus balik rumah tidur hehe

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  23. Some of what offered at the hotel seems worth but the dirty floor is big no no for me.

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    1. just a bit dirty.. but it is acceptable

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  24. Not bad.... I will try there during this raya season .. i thought of making a trip there but then it will be super peak season, right?

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    1. YES it will be a super peak season..
      with lots and lots of people

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  25. thanks for the review! certainly very helpful. :) but hotels in malacca are always full during the weekend. (the mcd voucher excites me very much :))

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    1. I think so..
      so if you want to go please book ahead..
      I am still saving my mcd voucher.. kekeke

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  26. looks like a good hotel..must go there one day!

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    1. yes .. try it.
      a normal weekend is crowded with people..
      if you go during school holiday or public holiday it will be a MESS

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  27. Is the hotel opposite Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall? If it is, then it is very near Equatorial Hotel.

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  28. I will walk around with my shoe on if the hotel didn't provide indoor slipper, I just hate cold floor >.<

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