Looking for comfortable, yet affordable hotel accommodation in Malacca? Well, look no further, for Estadia Hotel would definitely meet your needs. Jonker Street is a short 5-min taxi ride away, and for those lazy to venture far out when the hunger pangs hit at night, there is even a 24 hour 7-11 just steps away from the hotel entrance.
Shopaholics fear not, for Estadia is only a 5-min walk away from Dataran Pahlawan, a huge mega-mall in Malacca. And did you know that Estadia Hotel is the boutique offshoot of the Hatten Group, which happens to own the neighbouring Hatten Hotel as well.
Although the entrance to Estadia Hotel is on level 1 (where the coaches and taxis drop off), the main lobby is at level 3. You will feel the Peranakan vibes as soon as you step into the hotel, with intricate tile patterns on the floors, and extending even into the lifts.
A night’s stay in the Estadia Deluxe room (basically a twin room) cost around S$70, inclusive of a buffet breakfast for 2 persons at the hotel restaurant (located at level 3, next to the main lobby).
The room was not particularly large, but felt comfortable and cosy. There were also hints of the Peranakan influence within the room, and I liked the understated design around the vanity mirror and the bedside table.
The ensuite bathroom was quite small, but I had no complaints, as the shower worked fine, and it was easy to adjust the water pressure and heat.
The following amenities were provided:
- Bath towels & bathing lotions
- In-room slippers
- Electric kettle & coffee/tea sachets
- Mini fridge
- In-room safe deposit box
- 2x bottled water (replenished daily)
- Standing shower
Makan Nyonya Restaurant
Buffet breakfast was included in the room rate, and breakfast is served from 6.30am-11am every morning.
The buffet spread had the usual bread corner, cereal and yogurt corner, as well as some hot dishes (such as mee goreng and curry chicken). Naturally, I gravitated toward the egg station, where I ordered an omelette for myself.
The food here was decent-tasting, and after trying a few of the hot dishes and pastries, I decided to save my stomach for better food at Jonker Street.
The hotel’s fitness centre is at level 4, and is open from 6am-10pm daily. The fitness centre was stocked with a few cardio machines, as well as a weights corner. For a boutique hotel, I was rather impressed.
Estadia Hotel did not disappoint, and I enjoyed my stay at the hotel, which was situated in a fairly good location opposite the megamall, and a short taxi ride away from Jonker Street. Considering that one night only cost around S$70 for 2 people, it is rather affordable too!
Ratings out of 10 (10 being the best, 0 being the worst)
Overall Rating: 8
Location: 8 (opposite Dataran Pahlawan Megamall, and a short taxi ride away from Jonker Street)
Room: 7.5 (clean & comfortable)
Facilities: 7.5 (hotel had a restaurant, fitness centre, and a lobby lounge)
Staff: 7 (staff were polite)
Breakfast: 6.5 (nothing spectacular; save your tummy space for better food outside)
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