The Explorer Hotel Melaka

No.1, Jalan Plaza MerdekaMalacca75000Malaysia
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About The Explorer Hotel Melaka

Surrounded by big Malacca City shopping centres like the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, The Explorer Hotel Melaka offers contemporary, eco-friendly lodgings in the centre of the Malaysian city. Perks include free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking.

Bright, colourful rooms enjoying air-conditioning and wooden flooring boast en suite bathrooms, hairdryers, wooden flooring, flat-screen televisions and hospitality trays. Spacious upgrade rooms add safes and minibars. Family rooms are also offered.

Amenities comprise a stylish lobby with a 24-hour reception, lift, relaxed outdoor courtyard garden, meeting rooms, indoor children’s playground, vending machines and luggage storage.

The casual on-site Sidewalk Restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Within five minutes’ walk diners can also discover Thai, Malay and fast food restaurants.

The Explorer Hotel Melaka is about ten minutes’ walk from the Malacca River cruise terminal and the 1650-built Stadthuys, which dates back to the days of Dutch colonial rule. The Taming Sari Tower is five minutes’ walk away, offering superb aerial views of the World Heritage Site city centre.


No.1, Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Malacca, 75000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(6)2882662 | Fax: +60(6)2882992 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Affordable rooms attracted praise

The unassuming rooms were reportedly modern and clean with cosy beds. Reviewers welcomed features like the well-equipped en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and the flat-screen TVs. In addition, housekeeping was said to be good and the rooms contained popular free perks like toiletries, hot drinks and mineral water. Those travelling on a budget frequently felt they got fair value for money because of the usually competitive room rates for the neighbourhood.

Central location close to shopping

The central location of this hotel won praise from guests as there were numerous eateries to try in the vicinity, including restaurants, cafes and delicious street food stalls. Conveniently for shopaholics, there were also several of Malacca City’s largest indoor malls located just steps away. Sightseers were delighted to be close to museums, landmarks and attractions in the World Heritage Site city centre. Drivers appreciated the free parking as well.

Customer care was good

Travellers frequently had good things to report about the obliging, pleasant and professional members of staff who possessed good local knowledge.

Negative Reviews

Drawbacks encountered in some rooms

Critics occasionally felt that some of the rooms and en suite bathrooms were a bit too small for their needs. Others were annoyed that their rooms were distant from the closest lift or lacked a pleasant view. Minor cleanliness issues were also reported by guests in several rooms. These included bathrooms that could have been more comprehensively cleaned and stained bedding.

Noise was a nuisance for some

Light sleepers remarked that certain rooms facing the street were exposed to occasional nuisance noise from nearby bars and nightspots.

Slow free Wi-Fi encountered

Some critics said they had to contend with underwhelming speeds and patchy coverage when using the hotel’s free Wi-Fi network.

Rating Overview

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7.3 out of 10 based on 244 reviews