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“Wasted, run down…. Torn down experienced...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of A'Famosa Resort Hotel Melaka

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A'Famosa Resort Hotel Melaka
Ranked #104 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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93 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Wasted, run down…. Torn down experienced...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

The resort is located about 15 mins drive from the exit of “Simpang Ampat”.
Do be alert of the signboard if you driving/reaching at night as noticed it’s kind of poor visibility.

A Farmosa Resort a highly promoted and advertised resort but sadly once your reached there you noticed it is not as per advertised…
Totally 180 degree turn away from the advertisement which portray a place of happening, enjoy, fun and excitement; which neither is true to be frank..

I was here for a 2D1N stay in the condo-tel…
3bed rooms; comes with living area, dining area, kitchenette and sadly 2 bath room…
The place is suitable to fit in about 6-8 adults (please be aware of the bath room limitation).
Each room has its own air condition unit and also a dedicated unit for the hall/living area.
The box set TV is totally let down given its already the year 2013!.
The TV channel is bad; very limited!
Pricing for room service meal and snacks is way above average.
During my stay noticed the flush mechanism for one of the bathroom is not properly functioning; ouch!.
Staying on the hi floor you can see the swimming pool; but its full with people and kids all the time….

Moving around the resort you can either drive on your own; or you take the buggy.
To be frank there is not much to do here; even there is a small “cowboy town”, water park, safari…. Which all requires additional fare/charges..

Had dinner at cowboy town; the taste is like OMG so off the course…
Next day….
Having breakfast and lunch at the main café (golf club house); the taste is was opposite.
Limited spread and choice of meal.

Would suggest should drive out from the resort for proper and tasty meal.

As a summary; I would say this resort is suitable for golfer (without family; your family might and may get bored…), and for functions like team building or training (with the given facility)…
To be frank this place is not good for a family get away ; or maybe its only suitable for a 1 nite get-away…
So not happening….

Room Tip: Best for team building or training only
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

This is not in Melaka town. In fact it is way out of Melaka town. You have a golf course. Water theme park. Cowboy town. That's about it.

It is pretty cool if you are having some corporate Teambuilding activities. Else it isn't really much to do here.

Rooms are fine. But do look aged.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Just came back from a 2 nights stay at the condo. Feels very run down although the space was big. We had 2 condos, one with a 2 double-bed room and a 2 single-bed room, the other room with 3 double-bed rooms. Both condos had problems. For the smaller condo, we had to kick the front door to open. The safe-box did not work and the staff told us it was low on battery, and did not change it promptly. For the bigger condo, the flush of the toilet bowl did not function normally. There were no hooks around to hang our clothes or wet towels in both rooms. The shower bracket in the bathroom was loose and could not hold the shower head in place.
The floor at the lobby was probably mopped at around noon I guess, as that was normally the time we left the condo, and we almost slipped every time we stepped out of the lift. The marble flooring was just too slippery. Not recommended for old folks.
The view at the condo was splendid and the balcony was airy. It cost RM 1/pax to take shuttle vehicle from the water theme park to the guardhouse. We took the buggy ride from the guardhouse to reach the condos.
I have never expected it to be so poorly maintained. Will be my last visit unless they renovate the whole building.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank AstASiszz
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

A'Famosa Resort is a distance away from Malacca city, in fact it is at a different toll entrance from the highway. The Resort houses condotel and villas. We chose the villa because we were travelling in a group. It is a long way to travel in to find the check in for villas, we have to pass the condotel, the golf course, and some houses. Signboards are few and were facing the wrong direction. Only when we stop our cars and got out, we could see the signs leading to the villa.Check in is at 4pm which is quite late for hotel standards, so we went to the Safari Park while waiting for check in. They are now promoting packages that come with stay and the theme parks. Ours came with tickets to day theme parks and the night carnival. I think the safari is very interesting place to go, really enjoyed the elephant show and the multi animal show. The drive around the Safari was also quite worth a look. It is better to purchase the tickets that come with set lunch at the restaurant as there were only two stalls at the food court, The Cowboy show started at 2.15 pm and we enjoyed the show as they have interesting twist here and there.However the sound system was not that great, and I could hardly hear their conversation.
After finishing the show, we check in to the villa. One word to describe the villa, - BIG. from the driveway, you can park 4 cars, to the compound you can play a game of soccer. The pool is adequate for children to play in.Inside, there are four rooms in the same floor and two bathrooms, with a kitchenette and a living room.The villa can fit comfortably 10 people inside. The whole villa is air conditioned and beds are hard and comfortable. It is best to bring some instant food and snacks along as when we called the room service, they required us to wait for one hour.
The night carnival is worth a look especially they have put in a lot of effort in their props and dance show, there is also fireworks after the show. I think A'Famosa is a good place for family and children or for groups as there are a lot of things to do and see. Very good choice for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MiinHway F
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

The villas are so run down.need some painting and upkeep.so bad the roads are. The whole place is so deserted and lonely.the villas are not near and need a lot of maintenance.no convenience store or any shops to buy bare necessities.the town is so far.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Catherine D
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Kuala Lumpur
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Stayed here for 2 days of work over the weekend.

i would have been slightly happier if i was staying at the hotel, but found out that we were booked for the apartment (i never have any positive outlook on "resort" apartments.)

to my completely-expected-expectations, the apartment buildings were run down, paint is cracking, rubbish bags are easily visible. found my block 1A and swore that i would NEVER park under the block (perfect for zombie movies - dank, wet, dirty, dark etc)

went into the apartment. not too bad - spacious and clean enough.

Pros of Apartment / Rooms:
1. Spacious
2. Airconditioners are very cold (1 in hall, 1 in each bedroom)
3. 2nd bedroom has privacy when you can close the adjoining door (thus giving yourselves an 'attached-bathroom'.
4. Lights were modern (hidden T5 lights, track spotlights, downlights)
5. Decor wasn't too bad

Cons of Apartment/ Rooms :
1. The covering Duvet's outer layer was uncomfortable (could not lie on top, had to go under. )
2. only 1 remote control for airconditioning
3. They provided a wet and dry kitchen (spacious) but i didn't feel comfortable if i had to cook there.
4. Virtually no hospitality response - i called thrice for a floor towel, they said they'll send it right away 3 times. None came. i gave up

At night, the place looked much better with the amber - 'hotel' lightings - and you can't see the run down condition of the place.

BUT if this wasn't a weekend, there'd be A LOT LESS people - which would make staying in the apartments or condos a very unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling. at least at all times, there were people laughing, children playing, and overall good crowd noise. else the loneliness will be, once again - perfect for a Zombie Movie.

4.5/10 for me.

Room Tip: i don't know. hotel room > apartment/condo, i guess.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JoelWong
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The villa is quite big with 4 bed rooms in single level. Two bed rooms with two queen size beds and two bed rooms with super single beds. All rooms and living with Aircon. There are no attached toilets. One common toilet for two bed rooms, so total 2 toilets in the Villa. Decent sized living and dining area. Kitchen is big also, but there is no microwave and plates. It comes only with kettle and coffee cups.
We were total 8 adults and 6 kids stayed there and had great time. The pool is small but all of us enjoyed all 3 days in the pool.
The whole villa area is compounded with 24 hours security. It's very pleasant and noiseless area.
However, the attractions Water World, Animal Safari, Cow boy town are just Ok. Whole area looks run down, but we had great company of 3 families which made the difference.
Overall...it is a good place to visit with friends and family.

Room Tip: Go with less expectations. And you should drive there, as the Villa is quite inaccessible by public...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Mittanath
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Property: A'Famosa Resort Hotel Melaka
Address: Jalan Kamus, Melaka 78000, 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A'Famosa Resort Hotel Melaka 3.5*
Number of rooms: 870
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rightly touted as a one-stop destination for business and pleasure, A'Famosa offers an international championship 27-hole golf course, the highly-acclaimed Animal World Safari, Water World Theme Park, Equestrian Club, Resort Hotel, Villas, Condotel, excellent conference/banquet facilities and much more. It's one of the few resorts in this region that can truthfully claim to have 'something for everyone' regardless of age, whether you're an avid golfer, animal lover, water sports enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys a blissful, worry-free escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city living. ... more   less 
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