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Hotel Equatorial Melaka
Ranked #14 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Reviewed 15 March 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights & really enjoyed it.
In a great location - within easy walking distance of Dutch Square & Jonker Walk.
Excellent breakfast buffet with lots of choice.
Large pool on 4th floor with good views over the town.
Internet access expensive but McDonalds is just across the road where you get free wifi.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

The Standard and De Luxe Rooms are very ordinary, albeit they are being refurbished at present. For a moderate price, we were upgraded to one of their better equipped rooms but of the same size.
A large swimming pool is available with plenty of room.
Friendly and helpful staff. Restaurant is of good quality.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

Equatorial hotel in Melaka is excellent. We checked in a premier room which is very large. The couch by the window is wide enough for three people to lay down.
Major shopping is next door and restaurants are mins away. Its location is the best of all. Equatorial Melaka is better than Renaissance.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights and found it to be an excellent hotel in a great location. There is a great pool, cafe area & a 24hr bistro accessible from inside & outside the hotel.
It is within easy walking distance of all the sites & Jonkers Walk, which is very busy on a Fri & Sat with the night market. There are many bars, restaurants & food stalls all close by so we didn't eat in the hotel at all.
Very good value for money & the staff are all very helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

This is an older hotel which is showing signs of its age. However the room we had was large, well equipped and had a lovely balcony. The pool area is huge and there is an impressive spa/sauna. It is well worth upgrading to the executive club if you can afford it as you get a full breakfast, free internet access and access to the sauna/spa as well as a lovely afternoon tea each afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 February 2011

This hotel is all about the location. Conviniently situated next to malls and within walking distance to tourists destinations such as Jonker Street.
The rooms look tired and desperately needs the current upgading.
Do request for rooms on non smoking floor if you are particularily sensitive to the smell. Hotel was nice enough to accommodate the room change for my friends and I. Breakfast was a huge range of food items to suit any dietary need.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

We stayed at the Equatorial in adjoining rooms, one for our three kids and one for us. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with a rather funky graet windowseat as big as a bed on which we could lounge and gaze over the view. Sadly the view was of a hotel that was either unfinished or had been burned out for isnurance, I guess, which gave our stay more of a Beirut feel than a UNESCO World Heritage City feel. The Equatorial is also in the modern shopping district of Melaka rather than the old cultural heart with the river and Jonkers Street. But it wins on the quality of breakfast and the overall feel of luxury living and a pretty affordable price. The pool is an added bonus, with palm trees and places for the kids to splash - and it is on the other side of the hotel from the beirut-bomb-out, which means the view is OK.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Melaka

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range: £37 - £62 (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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