Straits Settlement Inn, Melaka, Malaysia - Pathetic!
As with other reviews on the same hotel, the ads for this place were gross misrepresentations. It took us about an hour to locate the place, as the map location showed it to be along Jalan Tengkera, which it isn't! And that was why I chose to stay at this hotel in the first place. Asked around to no avail as no one seemed to have heard of this place. When we finally found it, the Front Desk staff were not the most helpful nor professional. Despite the claims, there was No balcony, No refrigerator, No coffee/tea making facilities and the beds were more like hostel-class, although parking was ample and the location, whilst in the boon-dogs, was NOT quiet, with cars and motorcycles zooming past at odd hours. The TV in the room as a tiny thing stuck high on the wall and only had free to air channels. The "hotel" was essentially a collection of old walk-up shop houses converted into rooms, so rooms were one of three styles on the upper floor - and one even had a open bathroom, with only a shelter for the water heater! You would be drenched if it rained whilst you were on the toilet! The rooms on the lower floor were "Family Rooms" and supposedly had the refrigerator, although we never got to verify this. The supposed Cafe was closed and the only food options was literally a mamak stall under the trees at the corner. Overall, as it was only for the one night, and since Melaka was pretty much full over the Christmas weekend, we stayed and check out early the next morning.
Family - Jan 1, 2015