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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Puri Hotel Melaka