Equatorial Hotel Melaka

During our last holiday in Melaka we stayed at the Equatorial Hotel.

I made reservations online which I think was a good deal because it came with F&B credit which we could use or use to offset the accommodation charges. It was an even better deal because we went during the off-peak season.

We got a standard room that faced the city and could hear all the sounds of the school next door. On one of the days they even had band practice.

I was so impressed that Poey Chin could name every instrument that was playing and could even tell me what they were supposed to play, and she could guess what the band was going to do based on the way the drummers played!

I never saw this side of her before…

This is the standard (deluxe) room, which looks smaller than we are used to, but comfortable nevertheless. The room was clean and everything we needed was provided for.

Comfortable sheets on a king-sized bed. How we miss that king-sized bed now!

Advice for couples: get a king-sized bed else once you have 1 or 2 babies, daddy will have to sleep on the floor.

This is the other half of the room.

Rachel got used to the bed pretty quickly…

I always check out the bathroom and toilet when I go into the room. This will tell you how clean the hotel room is, and I also want to make sure everything is working.

Mini bar area. Hot water flask, milk powder, Twisties, milk bottle, pineapple tarts and watch not included.

Who would buy any of these…

Especially if there was a shopping mall next door?

Staying at the Equatorial Hotel was really convenient because it was within walking distance to two shopping malls (Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan), Melaka Raya commercial district, Jonker Walk and Melaka historical sites like A-Famosa and the Malacca Sultanate museum.

Whether we were on holiday or not, we still have to go chasing after Rachel when she plays with things she’s not supposed to.

I want to go swimming, I want to go swimming!

We went for a swim at the beautiful hotel pool. There were three or four sections to the pool. Some areas for swimming, some for just sitting and chatting, a wading pool and a little aquarium pool for you to do dolphin tricks (don’t ask).

One thing I noticed about the staff at the hotel, they are well trained to be friendly. Everyone (and I mean everyone) will smile and greet you when you pass them, even the cleaners who are busy cleaning!

To sum up my experience…

Cleanliness: clean and no smoker smell. Comfort: what you would expect for the price. Service: friendly, courteous and helpful. Price: not a budget hotel, but affordable if you get a good package. Food: buffet breakfast was well stocked, fresh and delicious. Facilities: the pool was ‘interesting’, the pool changing room looks nicer than our room’s bathroom. Location: excellent.

8 thoughts on “Equatorial Hotel Melaka”

  1. Nice of you to enjoy a luxurious hotel night on your vacation. I’d be too cheap to do that myself. 🙂

    Adino: It’s ok to enjoy some luxury now and then, but I wouldn’t say that I stayed at a luxurious hotel!

  2. This hotel is the most nice hotel in malacca town liao…

    Adino: It’s one of the newest also right? I also stayed at the Renaissance hotel before, which has bigger rooms but that hotel does not have a very ‘open’ feel.

  3. good hotel for tourists – mahkota parade/dataran pahlawan/melaka tower, stadhuys all nearby, not to mention the many restaurants, including nyonya, at melaka raya.

    & since you drive, portuguese settlement & Eye On Malaysia within reach.

    Adino: I agree!

  4. The Equatorial Hotels are good hotels to stay in if within budget. If got extra money, go wallop the Japanese food in Kampachi as well 😀

    Adino: It was tempting, they have a buffet on weekends. But I just had Japanese food a few days before, so we skipped it in favour of the local Melaka food

  5. Wow. How did Poey Chin did that?
    She must teach me 😛
    (I can show off to my kid, LOL)

    Rachel is growing up so fast!

    Adino: She used to be in school band


  6. Poey Chin is multi faceted. learn more n more about her. Rachel is growing so fast it is unbelievable so much time has passed

    Adino: We already celebrated her first birthday, but I haven’t blogged about it yet

    And yes, Poey Chin is multi faceted and multi talented.


  7. waaa…
    i so wanna see rachel…
    bet i cant carry her d now…

    no doubt the hotel u stayed in is vr comfy…
    stayed there before…and the room is like so huge…

    Adino: Huge meh? It looks kinda small to me… maybe you stayed in the expensive rooms!

  8. EQ is one of the best hotel in Melaka

    Adino: I have to agree, but then I have not stayed at all of them, so for now I have a biased opinion!


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