- Reviews: 60
Travellers Lodge: Nice place
Its a nice, clean hostel. Location isnt too bad - its about a 10-15 min walk from the center.
I was only there for one night so didnt see too much of it, but the lounge area was nice and seemed good for meeting other travellers and the shared toilets and showers were all clean. It is surprisingly large and I did get lost getting to and from my room!
I decided to splash out and treated myself to a double with a/c and ensuite bathroom which was really nice and seemed rather new.
I was met at the bus station by one of the guys from the hostel and he was really helpful by pointing me in the right direction of the bus in to town and gave me a little map showing how to get there from the bus stop. Normally I would never take a room from a tout at the bus station but I had prebooked my accomodation through haystack - even though they had no details of my reservation there was no problem with getting a room.
Overall a good experience and I'd recommend it to other travellers.
One note - the phone numbers for the hostel on haystack and in Lonely Planet do not work.
Unless its a busy time of year you should be fine to just turn up.
It has a nice roof top terrace to chill out on. And if you take a taxi they try to use the services of a gentleman who I think was called Albert - he is SUCH a character - i have never had such an interesting cab ride! I wont say any more than that just wait till you meet him!
- Reviews: 4
Aldy Hotel: Best location in Malacca
Just my 2 cents worth on the Aldy Hotel. The location is unbeatable - its literally one block
away from the famous red town square (Stadhuys area). Its at the foot of the hill which has the
ruins of St Paul located on top. At the foot of the hill on the other side lies the Malacca sultanate palace, the declaration of independence and the famed A. Famosa fort. If u dun want to climb the hill, just head right and there is a whole row of musuems. Walk past those musuems and you easily reach Mahkota shopping parade, the megamall of malacca. Turn left instead and you end
up at the red square where u can visit Christchurch, Stadhuys museum or buy lots of tacky
souvenirs!! The Malacca river is next to the square and you can try a cruise there. Across the
river via a bridge is the famed Jonker street . Be sure to check it out!
The hotel itself is relatively cheap, good value for money. Rooms are spacious and clean.
Service is good but the reception wont give u a morning call before 730 am! I had a special
promotion whereby I paid RM18 extra to enjoy all the items in the minibar! It was
psychologically thrilling to be able to guzzle all the criminally expensive items in the minibar:
2 cokes, 2 sprites, 2 Carlsberg beers, 2 cup noodles, 1 pringles, 1 mixed nuts, 1 cashew nuts, 1
pkt Doritos, 1 pkt Cheezels; not to mention the convenience =)
Breakfast is included but not a buffet. Choose the big breakfast set - it will fill you up; oh
and get the Aik Chong Hainanese coffee - its real good!!
As above. Why hasn't anybody reviewed this hotel before?!
- Reviews: 229
a VTer's brother's condo!: friends in high places
What could be better than bunking with a bunch of VTers by the sea? Not much, I tell you! And, not only that, but I got to sleep in the 'girls'' room, with three other female VTers, all of us curled up on a mattress and box spring!
And, it was cool and spacious...and we were all tired and hot...(not to mention, a bunch of us were also injured) that it was a great place to relax and recover!
- Reviews: 1892
Aldy Hotel: The Hidden Jacuzzi
Not people know this, but the most gorgeous location for a Melakan Sunset is actually at the rooftop Jacuzzi at Aldy Hotel. You'll get to lounge around in bubbly water and witness a spectacular sunset framed by a restored portuguese galleon and the Straits of Melaka.
Aldy Hotel is a budget hotel, so don't expect any frills. What they do have are..
2)A Really Cool Bar with a Gigantic Screen ( and Cable TV for ESPN football!)
3) A rooftop Jacuzzi
*Note - The band plays till late and you can hear the music from your rooms. It's ok for me since i have insomnia anyway.
- Reviews: 12
Travellers’ Lodge and Shirah’s Guest house: Budget stay at Melaka
Ask the taxi driver to drive you to to Melaka Raya Rd 1. Daytime it should cost you $10 from the bus station and $15 at night or midnight. You will find Travellers’ Lodge and Shirah’s Guest house. They are as low as 15 ringgit.
- Reviews: 710
Melaka Watercity Resort: Ayer Keroh - Melaka Watercity Resort
The resort is build around a massive man-made clear water lake which is the focal point of various water sports and recreational activities such as canoeing, boat pedaling and wind surfing complete with a 200ft rope suspension bridge. It also offer specially crafted areas for sports such as go-kart circuit, rock climbing, spiraling water cascades and several other attractions.
The resort offers luxuriously appointed 1-bedroom studio, fully-furnished 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments and suites with separate dining and living areas. All accommodations are lake-facing and built surrounded by a 3 and half acre clear-water artificial lake which, itself a 140,000 sq. ft. swimming pool.
This resort has been closed by the State Government until further notice
- Reviews: 84
Aldy Hotel: Smack in the centre all painted red
Didn't stay there but it is right at where the historic attractions are. The Bamboo Bistro looks nice.
- Reviews: 22
Aldy Hotel Melaka: Right in the Heart of Town
Highly recommended. We went there without hotel reservation thus went searching for a decent hotel the moment we reached Melaka. Tried Makota but was fully booked thus walked towards Jonker and chance upon this red building hotel. Looked pretty new and clean from the outside so decided to go for it. And it turn out to be a good bargain!
I stayed in the Aldy Suite. Roomy, well equipped! Plus jacuzzi bath tub. Wow.
A new boutique hotel (opened in Jan 04)conveniently located 3 mins from tourist attractions and 5 mins from Jonker Street.
Roof of the hotel is a rooftop jacuzzi. A great view of Melaka can be captured on the roof!
- Reviews: 211
Regal Hotel: Nice and close to the bus station
Regal hotel is one of not so known nice places where you get for good price a nice offer. I was satisfied with all the facilities needed in the hotel and the staff was so friendly that one of the man had gone with me to the store since I was alone - just for the security resons when I first arrived in Melaka.
AirCon, TV very friendly manager and hot water. Just don`t be suprised if the toiled won`t work and if the pigeon will nest upon you window and be very noisy.
- Reviews: 1169
I suppose one option, if you are planning to overnight in Melaka would be to head down to the Grand Old Dame that is the Majestic Hotel.
Though I'm sure it was "majestic" in its hey day, looks like its gonna need more that a coat of paint to return to its former glory...
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