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“Definitely my first and last stay, poor service and was housed in another building!”

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Straits Meridian Hotel
Ranked #139 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Definitely my first and last stay, poor service and was housed in another building!”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

The location was not close to any attraction and we had to cab to anywhere. Each cab trip cost at least RM$15. Plus you have to wait 15-20 mins as they have to call a cab. Service at front desk was poor. After we checked in, we had to cross the road and walked 3 minutes to another building where our room was. My next trip I will definitely be staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

They do process On-line reservation which is a sign that someone is assigned to Read their Mail : )

Our choice was the 1 Room Apartment which proves to have ample space for a family with young children. There's a decent living and dining area but I can say that some push is required with especially the carpet cleanliness.

Roughly situated at 2.8Km from Jalan Kota (St Pauls) plus they fact it do provide shuttle service to town makes it an option worth considering if you're looking for a place with a Decent Swimming Pool around the same price range.

Dining should be less of the worry as other than an In-House Cafe, there's a few local restaurant and stall on the next block.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Queensland, Australia
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292 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2010

This apartment style hotel has an air of faded glory, but was excellent value for money. The bedroom was huge with a separate kitchen/living area. Needed some minor maintenance, but was a nice spacious place to stay with free in-room wireless access and a great buffet breakfast. Also has a swimming pool. The downside for us was that the Agoda website described this as being in the centre of Melaka. I did this booking "on the run" with limited internet access so, my fault, did not check the map properly. It was nowhere near Melaka old town. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus, but this means it's not easy to go back and forwards during the day if you want some downtime at the hotel. The staff certainly made up for this with their helpful attitude (especially Jennifer) and they went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bensheim, Germany
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2010

What a terrible experience!
Our room was full of cockroach, the staff was rude, the hotel has a bad localization and the breakfast was a kind of joke.
And it is expensive!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2010

This hotel is ok if you want just to spend night. Not good overall. below standard.
The only good thing i noticed is they provide free transport to some places.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2010

We rented two single room suites side by side, unfortunately it's not adjoining. This hotel is just 500 meters away from Masjid Al-azim and Mekala General Hospital, facing the Lebuh Amj main road, so do expect lots of vehicle noise even with the windows closed and curtains drawn.

The fittings looks really old and worn, except for the kitchen built in cabinets which looks still new, probably hasn't been used by hotel guest. The floor is slightly dusty though not the most appalling condition, but dusty enough to take notice. You might want to keep your shoes on at all times, even the carpet looks really dirty.

Each room comes with free buffet breakfast for two. Non guest price is RM18 per person, which is the cheapest of all the hotels I've came across, and the food is 'cheap' too. The beef bacon is bland and tasteless, hash brown is soft and soggy, cereals looks like cheap knock off coco crunch and corn flakes, I liked their mee goreng which is cukup rasa not too salty or spicy, however the prawns and tofu used in the mee didn't taste fresh.

Staff courtesy is good. They would first ask politely when lending a hand like carrying our luggage by the bell boy. And the waiters are very well mannered and efficient too, cleaning the tables when a guest leave so that other guest will have their turn on it. Probably one of their strongest point for this hotel. Checking in and out was hassle free as our payment was made one month in advance, in cash.

Extra note: the parking space outside the hotel is under the municipal counsel jurisdiction and parking fines will be issued for cars parked illegally or without a parking ticket. The hotel parking is at the hotel basement which is free for use for guest, but its limited to 10 cars.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2008

A lovely small and friendly hotel with incredible staff. Rooms are basic but clean and there is a shuttle service into the centre of the town. Food is only average but easier to eat in the town centre with all its restaurants. Only downside is not very efficient air conditioners if it is hot. Nice pool. Valuaefor money

Stayed March 2008
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Property: Straits Meridian Hotel
Address: Straits Meridian Jalan Malinja, Melaka 75150, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #139 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Straits Meridian Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Straits Meridian Hotel is located in the historic town of Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It faces the Jalan Tun Razak Expressway, which connects Jasin District and Alor Gajah District, and is just 10 km from Melaka Airport. The 81 air-conditioned rooms and suites are furnished with a coffee/ tea maker, refrigerator, and IDD phone. Each accommodation is also fitted with a private toilet and bath. Other in-room features include a digital safe, prayer mat, and bottled mineral water. ... more   less 
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