Yellow Mansion Hotel (Melaka Raya) 30 May 2015 - Terrific Budget Stay!
Honestly, I was little skeptical when I read negative comments about this place. However, the pre-requisite for choosing this budget hotel (shoplots) is that one is looking only for a place to sleep & shower.
The room we stayed (Deluxe Room) was an average size with 2 Queen size bed that comfortably accommodated 4 of us (all adults). It has the basic facilities i.e. TV, air-cond, hot shower, towels, a corner outside the room for those who wish to use the iron. It has 24-hours WIFI service and is in the centre of most of the town attraction i.e. Jonker Street, "Kampung Morten" (Melaka traditional houses) and most of the shopping malls. There are varieties of cafes and restaurants surrounding the hotel too.
The hotel's restaurant was closed, but the hotel staff had prepared packed "Nasi Lemak" and some traditional "kuih" (dessert) with Nescafe & "Teh Tarik" for breakfast which was awesomely delicious!
The only drawback was that there was no designated parking, thus, I had to park quite a distance from the hotel (2 block away). Anyhow, to my utter surprise, the hotel staff actually asked my car detail and made an effort to check it out for me while I was sleeping :-) I'm sure not everyone would get the same treatment... the trick... BE NICE to them and they would be VERY NICE to you!
My "Very Good" rating is because my expectation for this place was very minimal (almost expecting that it'll be disappointing choice... Oh... I had to stay here as my "4 star" vacation rental cancelled my booking at the very last minute), but I must say that when the people you deal with are extremely warm and just eager to help, even a modest stay at a budget hotel could be "luxurious".
Highly recommended if you (and your family) are looking for a budget stay and with a minimal expectation as far as facilities are concern.
Family - May 31, 2015