Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Staying at The Equatorial Hotel in Melaka.

oh my, am posting lots about Melaka onto the blog!

... I have posted about the bus trip to JB, also the coach from JB to Melaka and then a bit about the dangers of walking around Melaka ....
now it is about the hotel before I get onto "the colorful Rickshaw Riders", "around Melaka" or the "Riverside of Melaka".

We had booked the hotel on-line a week or so before hand, always handy to have the payment and booking completed before arrival ....... does not make the checking in process any quicker though. Perhaps just more organised.

After the coach trip from JB we arrived at The Equatorial Hotel by lunchtime on Saturday and were shown to our room on the 15th level. We could see the pool from our balcony as seen here:

This image was taken outside the hotel ....
and then we had lunch in at the K5 Street Cafe attached to the hotel....

The Equatorial Hotel....

and views from our room looking towards the Melaka Straits and the old area of Melaka...

The hotel was nice, though more of a 'business hotel' rather than a family resort. The staff were pleasant but not near as helpful or friendly as the staff at The Mutiara Hotel in Johor Bahru.

Room was smaller, but we did have a balcony.

The breakfast menu was extensive, but catered more for the Asian Tourist. We felt the choice could be more evenly divided. All hot dishes were either noodles, rice, chicken sausages, or curry . Though to be fair, there was the inevitable "egg station" where we could order eggs any which way we liked.

We had fresh fruit, juice and poached eggs for breakfast on the Sunday morning.

next posting.... maybe the colorful Rickshaw Riders??

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