The Explorer Hotel
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7.5
Very good
18.3% this month
/10
(4307 reviews)See what guests said
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8.9
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 510 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
  • Golden Screen Cinemas130 m
  • MPH Bookstores140 m
  • United Overseas Bank160 m
  • Mahkota Parade170 m
  • Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex190 m
  • Syarikat Buku Thai Kuang190 m
  • Melaka Wonderland200 m
  • Taming Sari Tower220 m
  • Muzium Rakyat240 m
  • Coral Wonderland260 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Explorer Hotel

    No. 1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, Malacca City Center, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000 - See map
    "Located nearby famous attractions and eateries so just park your car (for free) and discover the sorroundings on foot"
    Arbainah - December 27, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.7 rating for cleanliness
    • Located in heart of Malacca

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    • Shops

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 92 times | 16 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Property ranking|Compared to 3,186 Malacca properties
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    Location score
    8.9/10
    Review score - United States
    7.3/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room comfort score
    7.2/10
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Malacca properties
    Value for money7.7
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportMalacca International Airport (MKZ)
    Distance to airport8.5 km

    Rooms available at The Explorer Hotel

    Family Room With Breakfast
    Family Room With Breakfast
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Super Deluxe Queen
    Super Deluxe Queen
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Queen
    Standard Queen
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Queen
    Deluxe Queen
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    What people love about The Explorer Hotel

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Good location Clean Helpful"

      latifah

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      January 6, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Free breakfast, accessible to famous locations, and walking distance to megamall."

      Dustin

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      January 8, 2019

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Location is superb"

      Jia

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      December 7, 2018

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Very good location."

    Helme A.

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    January 1, 2019

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Valuable stay."

    Fazlin

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    December 12, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of The Explorer Hotel from real guests

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    7.5
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    10
    Very good
    18.3% this month
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities6.7
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.5
    Value for money7.7
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    9+ Exceptional (347)
    8-9 Excellent (585)
    7-8 Very Good (1048)
    6-7 Good (680)
    <6 Below Expectation (566)
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    7.6
    Very good
    Abdul from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Worth the value”

    Requested non smoking room... But upon entering smell of cigarettes. Found cigarettes butts outside the window. (room 204).

    Reviewed July 25, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Chin from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Value for $$ ”

    An Excellent location and great value for staying. Many Restaurants and shopping centers are near to The Explorer. Walking distance of less than 100m. One great place to sleep, eat and shops.

    Reviewed July 24, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Eemanueil from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Cleanliness and hygiene need attention.”

    I was disappointed to see that the standard of cleanliness has dropped. On the very first day of my check-in, I found a strand of hair on the bedside table. There was a layer of dust on the cover of the electric kettle. Previously, I would be able to watch news on BBC. The channels available now are very limited and the programmes are mostly in Malay.

    Reviewed July 14, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wei from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Excellent service and location”

    At the practical point of view, this hotel just located beside the shopping malls. It does have a decent parking lot, a decent room, toilet and amenities for its price. And I would like to give my gratitude to the hotel staff that took a quick response to my important lost necklace. I would like to say they may not have the best rooms in terms of their design as compared to the nearby hotels, but their services are definitely good, if not, the best among the region.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chin from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Awesome Location at Malacca”

    The Explorer is situated in between 2 shopping centers. And many eating outlets. One of the best location for value for $$ hotel. The staff is friendly.

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hafizah from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good stay”

    Easy access to all tourists attraction by walking. So far it worth my money. Clean mattress, clean bathroom, clean towel and the front desk are also very helpful and polite. So far it was good experience while it was my first time sleep in Melaka.

    Reviewed April 08, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Fei from Brunei Darussalam
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Good location. Shopping malls and Jonker Street are nearby.”

    should clean the aircon more frequently as there is a layer of dust at the aircon flaps. Good staff service. Called the receptionist at almost 2am for insecticide spray (there was 1 annoying mosquito) and was delivered in less than 5 mins.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chow from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Easy access to the hotel / mall & jonker street”

    The hotel is located just in between the malls of melaka and the jonker street hence everything else is within walking distance. Parking is free and within the hotel space. Staff were helpful and the room was reciprocate to its price. Good for travellers with not a lot of luggage.

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nor
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Overall satisfied”

    The main entrance to the hotel quite tricky. There are a lot of hotel’s signboard but the only main entrance is between the Digi and Aeon Credit Service. You need to take the parking ticket first and present at the counter before go out. You can walk to Mahkota Parade, Dataran Pahlawan, Menara Taming Sari, Maritim Museum, Jonker Walk. The view very nice

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Tjhai from Indonesia
    Group
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    The hotel collect RM 100 deposit upon check-in. It's annoying to prepare extra 'idle' cash”

    Pro: great location Cons: The booking has been paid full in advance, no point for the hotel to collect deposit that become idle money at the end. Consider too small room for these price. Very very simple breakfaat

    Reviewed July 15, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    WILFREDO from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    A very good hotel to stay in Malacca town.”

    We really enjoyed our stay. Very good location, facilities and really a value for money. Thanks.

    Reviewed July 03, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Zhu from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Great hotel with reasonable price and comfy stay”

    I like this hotel because of its reasonable price and location. This hotel offer a very reasonable and good stay. I kept my backpack with them until check in at ease as I know they will safeguard it for me. The room is comfy, bed are good and well maintain. The service staffs are mostly well verse in English and the whole experience are great and comfortable. Please continue to maintain the good standard for your room and services as you have become my top choice for my stay in melaka.

    Reviewed May 28, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Helme from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Good location in city centre”

    Very good location. Mahkota Parade is next to it, just few meters away. Dataran Pahlawan Mall is just across the street. Near 'Taming Sari' and Bazaar. Walking distance to all other attractions in the city. No need to drive or take a taxi. Breakfast is simple, not much choice, but sufficient. Parking in the same building, is free. Many eateries nearby. Very good location for a stop & a quick stay.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    lim from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Executive Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Convenient and clean ”

    The room turn out to as expected. But it can be quite noisy at night, though muffled because of air conditioning. Room was very stuffy upon check in because sun set. Takes a while for the air conditioning to cool the room.

    Reviewed December 24, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fazlin from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Excellent Location”

    valuable stay. clean, modern room design and comfortable for 1-2 person stay despite of small room size. Parking available. Walking distance to all attraction place in Malacca. What can you ask more. Its good for budget traveller.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    SYLVIA from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    nice place to stay”

    very convenient location. very nice & helpful staff. i asked for extra pillow and they did not add any extra charge on it. I dropped my stuff in the lobby and the hotel staff had returned it to me. thank you for your kindness. the room is small cozy rooms but very clean and just nice for travellers to shop and sleep.

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nur from Singapore
    Business traveler
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Excellent Location”

    With the price, it is really worth the money spent. The location is right next to Mahkota Parade. I can literally see it from my bedroom window. What more convenience can you ask for? Room is clean and perfect for a 1-2 nights stay. I will definately come back here!

    Reviewed October 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anns from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Best choice for backpacker”

    If u plan to visit malacca town without vehicles, this is the best hotel for you... to avoid super duper jam during peak season... many foods and attractions surrounding here... the best choice.. the best staff service ...

    Reviewed September 11, 2018
    5.6
    Winnie from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Above average”

    1. The Air con. was not cold at all, just fan 2. Water Heater was not working 3. The supplied Mineral water was open and the water was consumed

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    4.8
    Mimi from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Stay for check up is ok ”

    Room very small but located is good, not recomend for family traveller

    Reviewed July 02, 2019
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