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    The Explorer Hotel

    Plaza Merdeka No. 1 Jalan Merdeka, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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          US$28
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          Overview
          • Excellent12%
          • Very good39%
          • Average35%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
          Travellers talk about
          “shopping mall” (12 reviews)
          “jonker street” (25 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 15 September 2016

          It was a last minute decision to stay a night at Melaka. We ended up at The Explorer because the online ratings looked decent. However, it turned out to be one of my worst hotel stays ever. Avoid the Family Rooms. Perhaps they are rarely...More

          Thank June L
          Reviewed 13 September 2016

          Extremely near Mega Shopping malls & Heritage Gallery. All of the malls are walking distance from the Hotel. Hotel toilet is clean but small. Rooms are reasonably clean. The Wifi is terrible but a good way to disconnect from the world. Staffs are reasonably friendly.

          Thank abdulhakimsazali
          Reviewed 21 August 2016

          Overall the staffs were friendly but rooms are so small, breakfast were limited. But the good point is location ( its located near by shopping centers, easy for guests to visit ). Hope to be served with better breakfast next time.

          1  Thank Kim Hoa r
          Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

          Really bad hotel. Dirty, bed sheets with spots of who knows what. Tiny rooms where you can hardly move. Garbage bags on the hallway. Next to the hotel there is a restaurant that keeps the music extremely loud until 3 am so not possible to...More

          3  Thank ddelgadillo
          Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

          Very basic budget hotel with minimal furnishing and in room amenities but overall clean and all right for a weekend trip. It is about 10-15 mins walk to jonker street and there are a couple of shopping malls nearby. Tv wasn't working when I stayed...More

          Thank Elliesl
          Swiss Hotel Heritage Boutique Melaka
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          #25 of 166 hotels in Melaka
           
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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Free Parking
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
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          • US$21 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 143
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          • Central Melaka District >
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Ku F
          Is there an iron provided? Also i want to double check if there is hair dryer in the room?
          22 March 2017|
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          Response from christine c | Reviewed this property |
          There are iron n iron boards along the corridor outside the rooms...but no hair dryer inside the room toilets... 😄
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          suriaHM
          Is breakfast at your hotel serves halal foods?
          22 December 2016|
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          Response from chngtan5354 | Reviewed this property |
          First, Explorer Hotel is in Malacca and not in KL. Yes,the hotel serves Halal foods. The breakfast serve are simple Malaysia noodles and rice and not much side dishes.
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          Room Tips
          "Corner suites are larger...get rooms away from facing the Mall...can be very noisy."
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          "Choose higher floor to reduce the noise as the hotel is located at the centre of the city"
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          "room which facing garden or dataran pahlawan"
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          "ask for level 2 if you have kid coz they do have mini playground and patio at level 2..."
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