I stayed at the Sterling from 16 July till 18 July. I arrived at the hotel around 4pm. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a hotel staff who helped me with my luggage. I went to the reception to check in (receptionist was very polite) and I was told that the standard room that I booked (Leyton) is experiencing air-cond problem so they upgraded me to Riley, without any extra charge! I was so happy to hear that and I was happier when I see the room. Its huge!
The room has a flat screen tv, mini bar, hair dryer, a sofa and the best part is, my own Jacuzzi. Since I drove all the way from KL, I was looking forward to have a long bath. There is an instruction on how to use the jacuzzi however, upon pressing the water jet function and bubble bath function, it makes a loud jet like sound and the water shoots up the ceiling like a fountain! I find it amusing and shocking at the same time. So I just turn the function off and treat my jacuzzi like a normal bath tub. I enjoyed my bath nonetheless.
I walked to Jonker street (which took me 10mins) to have my dinner. I also walked along the river and watch the river cruise.
Breakfast was awesome. I chose the western set on my 1st day and heritage set on my 2nd day. I enjoyed both equally as the portion is big. The teo chew porridge was so delicious. The service was efficient although there was only one waiter serving the guests.
I enjoyed my welcome drink on my 2nd night I was there at the Balcony as the view was breathtaking and the server, Iman was friendly and he shared wonderful stories with me whilst I nurse my drinks.
On my last day, I call the reception and asked whether I could extend my stay till 1pm. The friendly reception happily extend my stay and advise me to bring my access card to the reception if I'm going out of the hotel so that they can reprogram the card. As I just need some more time to pack up my stuff and enjoy my bathtub, I told her that I'm not going out and will only be in my room.
Checkout was a breeze and a staff helped me to take my luggage to my car.
I had a great time at the The Sterling and I hope to come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sterling, Malacca's latest luxury boutique hotel is a mere five minute walk from Jonker Street, world famous for antique hunters and popular amongst visitors to historical heritage Malacca.In addition, The Stadhuys, St.Paul's Hill, Church of St.Francis Xavier, Christ church and A'Famosa are all within 8-10 minutes on foot. Enjoy sheer luxury in our signature rooms that feature its own private sundeck and outdoor jacuzzi. Dine in heritage Malacca's unique rooftop diner and catch the stars above Malaccan skyline at The Balcony, a place to kick back and relax. The Sterling and its English heritage concept is all set to transport her guest back to yesteryears yet ensuring that everyday comforts are not compromised. Welcome to The Sterling Melaka by Gloria, A GOOD PLACE TO BE! ... more less
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