My family and I had visit Malacca before when I was still pregnant with my second son. It was a nice short visit and since my husband and I were able to get a long weekend leave, we opted to visit the charming city again.
Our last visit was just 2 days and 1 night, we decided to stay a little longer for 3 days and 2 nights. We booked a Suite Room with Connecting Room at The Straits Hotel & Suites and we are very impressed with the hotel. Let me tell you why.
Here are 5 reasons why you should stay in The Straits Hotel and Suites.
1. Location, Location, Location
I love the hotel location. It is right smack at the heart of the bustling city, just 2 minutes away from the mall. The guests of the hotel are spoiled with the accessibility of shopping, entertainment and dining destinations. We didn’t have any problem looking for a place to eat. We love that there are mini-marts nearby to buy our kids their fresh milk and snacks. We also can head to the mall easily if we want to hide from the hot sun.
It is just a little around 8-minutes walk to the Red Square and Jonker Walk. You will cross from Hatten Square and cut through Dataran Phalawan Mall. Tada- you are just right around the Red Square once you see those colorful tricycle adorned with lights, stuff toys of popular cartoon character, booming with disco pop music.
One great advantage of staying in The Straits Hotel and Suites is that I had booked a coach bus from Singapore drops us exactly at the hotel and fetches us at the hotel when we were going back to Singapore. Coach buses doesn’t stop to all hotels just like the last hotel we stayed up. We opted to go down at Melaka Sentral and take a taxi going to our hotel which can be so troublesome now that we have two young kids in tow.
2. The Suite Room feels like home
The suite room is spacious with its very own dining area and living area. Our active kids need the space to run around. It is beautifully decorated in a modern contemporary design with big black & white photo of the Melaka River cut into 3 parts and bright comfortable red sofa cushion. Large windows gave us generous natural lighting streaming inside the room. The living room has a big TV for my kids to watch their cartoons.
The main bedroom has a king size bed with comfortable mattress and comforter. The bathroom has a bathtub which my kids love to have a bubble bath at night. But if you are not the one who like baths, they have a separate shower area.
There is also a connecting room with two twin beds joined together for them. It has its own bathroom, closet, mini refrigerator and desk area.
The night before we head back to Singapore, I prepared the bathtub with warm water and placed a bubblebath liquid for the kids after we had a long day walking around Jonker Street. I watched them enjoyed their water fun. Then I tucked them in to bed to sleep. I told my 3-year old son, “Did you enjoy your stay here? We are going home to Singapore tomorrow.” He replied, “Like it here, mommy. Is this home?” Hahaha! I guess that is what The Straits Hotel & Suites makes you feel, just right at home.
3. Staff are so friendly and helpful
All the staff are so friendly and nice. The bell man offered us suggestions and good places to go to in Melaka. The staffs in the lobby were so amused with our kids, running around and offered them cold juice drinks found in the lobby waiting area, much to our kids’ delight. Staff would often greet us with happy smiles when we walk pass. They are fast to offer us assistance when we asked them, like the time, we were all locked out with all our access pass inside the room. Good thing, a staff came to the rescue really fast. They were kind to bring us an iron board and iron when we asked.
4. Infinity pool with great view
We enjoyed going for a morning swim in their infinity pool. Our kids can’t get enough of the swimming around. It helps however to bring some floating device for your kids because they don’t have a kiddy pool and you may have to hold your kids when swimming in the pool. You will enjoy the view from the infinity pool at the 23rd floor. You get to the beautiful Melaka outreach before you. You would see the glorious Melaka River below. My eldest son enjoyed pointed at ships, buildings and birds he saw from the pool. My husband was happy to test out his new and very good bargain waterproof camera. Check out the video he made of our trip:
5. Yummy Brunch Buffet on Sundays at Pizzaria at 23rd Floor
We are lucky to have stayed until Sunday because we got to enjoy their Sunday brunch which is at the Pizzaria at the 23rd Floor where the infinity pool is. It costs RM30 per adult and RM15 for children and senior citizen from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM. There is a wonderful spread of Western and Malay foods to fit any tastebuds. There were pizza station, burger station, Char Kway Teow, satay grill station and deep-fried sweet potatoes & chicken station. There is juice, coffee and tea for everyone. Kids and adults would indulge in the abundant spread. They can eat and swim as well. They also provide Kids Activities like Coloring Activity and Creative Sandwich Workshop.
There are actually more than 5 reasons why you should stay in The Straits Hotel and Suites but let me just stick to 5 Reasons for now. I should mention that breakfast every morning at the 3rd was enjoyable. They provided generous platter of different breads and muffins for the carb-lovers, yummy selections of fruits, a spread of Malay dishes to acquaint foreigners’ innocent palates and many many more. They also have a gym if you want to squeeze in an exercise on your trip. They also have conference rooms for those who wants to combine business and relaxation in one trip. We have enjoyed our stay at The Straits Hotel and Suites immensely. It is such lovely place to stay when you are visiting Malacca. We will definitely stay in The Straits Hotel and Suites when we visit Malacca again.
The Straits Hotel and Suites
No 1-B , Jalan Melaka Raya 2 , Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka Malaysia
Contact Number: +606 289 8555
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with The Straits Hotel and Suites Melaka. All opinions are my own.