Good Budget Hotel
My wife and I visited Malacca for tourism purposes and stayed for two nights in this hotel.
Buses from Singapore with destination in Hatten Hotel area make at least one intermediate halt at other hotels. Our bus ( KKKL Travel) stopped at The Pines, which is less than half a km from Orkid Hotel. We walked the distance conveniently. There are several good hotels in the neighbourhood.
Dutch Square (the centre point of tourist attraction) is about 900 metres. Half of this 900 metre walk is through Little India and balance is through UNESCO Heritage district. So, location wise, it has a good score.
Check in and check out was efficient and the counter staff (round the clock) were friendly and helpful. We requested for checkout at 2:00 p.m., which they agreed with a smile. As a departure from standard practice, only one room key was provided.
Rooms size were big and the room had a large window. This made the room well lighted and improved the ambience. The bedsheets and towels were clean. Room is equipped with TV, safe, refrigerator and electric kettle. Light switches are controlled from bed side console, provided between two beds. Our room being on the 8th floor provided us with a good view.
Two water bottles are kept in the room. Supplies in the toilet had two bath towels, one hand towel, one soap cake, one shampoo and ear buds. A pack of paper napkins were available in the room. On request, more soap cakes, shower gel, water bottle were supplied almost immediately. No slippers are provided as a standard facility. But even a pair of these (used ones, though!) were provided on request.
WiFi speed was satisfactory. However, I observed "no internet" messages intermittently. The ID and passwords are different in lobby and the rooms.
Free breakfast is provided on the second floor. The spread included several types of local dishes as well as bread, butter, marmalade, eggs, sausages, cereals, milk, tea, coffee and two types of cold (not aerated) drinks. Apart from boiled eggs, there was a manned egg station. Satisfactory arrangements.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for travellers with budget.
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Couples - 21 Dis 2016