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“Charming Peranakan house”
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Hotel Puri
Ranked #11 of 168 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Situated among the charming old Peranakan houses in the heart of Chinatown, this boutique hotel certainly is very beautiful. It is an easy walk to the river and the historic town centre.
The entry is a classic Chinese atrium. It‘s public rooms are also full of beautiful and interesting items. The most unexpected is the room where a small number of select Swiftlets have been allowed to build their homes near the ceiling and you can see them there day and night tucked up in their tiny nests. The bar and casual dining area was in a lovely garden setting. The breakfast buffet was in a different lovely garden setting, passed the koi pool

For three nights we paid MR745 for a junior suite and MR484 for a standard room on wotif.com. I was in the junior suite which was a perfect example of decor before design. On the entry level was a room that had an attractive oriental wardrobe and a cabinet containing the mini-fridge and coffee making. In the middle of the room was a lounge chair and foot stool which was perfect if you wanted to sit and watch your partner in the shower over the bath! The bath was set in a pebbled area with a basin and bamboo ladder for a towel rail. It was all very attractive and irritatingly impractical. Worst was the fact that the toilet was also down stairs. The bedroom however was up a very steep staircase. During the night this felt frankly dangerous. It was also annoying to have the luggage on a different level to the bedroom.
The bedroom was very attractive with a four poster and flat screen television. There were other annoying things but the bottom line is that I would certainly recommend this hotel but not the junior suites.

Room Tip: beware of the junior suites.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Pros:
+ great location (one block from Jonker St in Old Town)
+ helpful, reliable front desk staff (not bubbly, but professional, nice, and reliable; went out of the way to help me with a crazy request)
+ triple layers of windows help keep out city noises
+ modern bathrooms (but modest size)
+ not glamorous but an old town building with some character
Cons:
- disappointing breakfast

Room Tip: May be worth the upgrade to a deluxe room
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

I have a 1 night stay at this boutique hotel on short weekend break.

Check In : Early check in at 11.50 AM. Service was good and fast, we get Room #129 on the ground floor. No cold tower or welcome drinks is a miss for me.

Room : Very clean and well decorated. But the furniture is a bit dated which a scratch can be found anywhere. Bathroom was great but small, good pressure from shower. Beware that hot shower was too hot. TV was too small and I am expecting LCD for the room to look impressive. Mattress was too bouncy and I didn't like it. Something like cheap budget motel mattress. The room on the ground floor have a window but you can't see anything from there, blocking by a plant.

Hotel Ground : I would say impressive. This is the main area my vote goes to 4 star. Well decorated and I love their history room.

Service : A day staff seem great and very welcoming but receptionist are not done their good job welcoming their guest. Hardly see any staff helping you on night shift. Thanks to Mrs. Joe (I believe from housekeeping) which enjoyed her works very much explaining to me the tips and secret of Melaka. Very friendly. You could look for her if you need tips and secret on best place to go.

Breakfast : Its good variety of food and it keeps replenish. But the atmosphere really kill the great surrounding with loud speaking customer with their naughty children.

Location : Its fantastic. You could walk around to almost all historical places and great food.

Room Tip: Try to select room that are not in ground floor but you have to step the ladder since no lift.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Hotel Puri is located central in Malacca, near the night market and near Jonkers street. The staff is friendly and helpfull and gives you a warm welcome at the hotel. The rooms are simple and small. However they are clean and have airconditioning and television. The breakfast isn't comprehensive but it tastes good and there is some local fruit you can choose from. It is a lovely hotel with a nice atmosphere. I wouldn't necessarily stay here for more than a week but it's a perfect option for a short stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Very characteristic, nicely restored "Melaka house". Great location near the old centre of Melaka. Private parking facilities for free in guarded area. Very friendly staff. The rooms are spacious, stylish with old furniture, but with modern bathroom-facilities. OK breakfast. Very modestly priced, so great value for money.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Puri

Address: Hotel Puri Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Melaka
#7 Romantic Hotel in Melaka
#7 Best Value Hotel in Melaka
Price Range: ₹ 2,473 - ₹ 6,052 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Puri 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Puri Melaka is a boutique hotel in the heart of the old city of Malacca. The hotel is a carefully restored Peranakan house which once belonged to the decendants of an eminent philanthropist and rubber plantation owner, Tan Kim Seng. Extending 100 metres long, its distinct characteristics are its beautiful and intricately decorated façade & the impressive length of the house. Retaining its old charm, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its hotel guests. ... more   less 
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