Estadia Hotel

Estadia Hotel

Cty hotel, Peranakan style

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If a smart and modern city hotel appeals, but generic style does not, Peranakan-themed Estadia Hotel may just be the ticket. Opened in 2015, it was still looking spotless and new in March 2017.

Travelfish says:

Rooms range from compact deluxe doubles and twins to excellent value spacious two-bedroom family rooms and deluxe suites, with separate living rooms. The comfortable air-con carpeted rooms paint the Baba Nyonya theme with a contemporary brush, and each room we viewed was a different chic interpretation with bright coloured feature walls, patterned wallpaper, lattice work, batik and framed images of Peranakan ceramics.

 Rooms with contemporary Baba Nyonya themes work well. : Sally Arnold.
Rooms with contemporary Baba Nyonya themes work well. Photo: Sally Arnold

Ensuite marble bathrooms are compact but functional and provide hot-water rain-showers. As well as an adjoining roomy and comfortable sitting room, family rooms add a small kitchenette. Mod-cons at this three-star are more complete than some four-star rated joints and include large flatscreen TVs (three in the family rooms!), minibar, tea-making facilities and a safe. Rooms offer sea or city views—request a sea view room for views over the Straights of Melaka. Be aware that some of the “two-bedroom” offerings are just two adjoining rooms, and the better value deals are rooms with a separate sitting room.

Buffet breakfast is included in the Peranakan themed Makan Nyonya Restaurant. For fitness freaks the hotel has a gym, but we were disappointed by the lack of swimming pool. The pool at neighbouring Hatten Hotel is only open to their guests, although do check out Hatten’s fabulous Alto sky bar on level 22, open to all.

Comfortable sitting rooms if you need more space. : Sally Arnold.
Comfortable sitting rooms if you need more space. Photo: Sally Arnold

Estadia Hotel is in the heart of the shopping mall district, so it's the ideal location for a spot of retail therapy, and it's not too far from the historic sights—if the walk is too far they run a scheduled shuttle to Jonker Walk and have bicycles on loan too. Estadia offers a comfortable stay, and is a good deal for families or groups of friends.

On the other side of town in a less convenient, but quieter location Kapitan Kongsi also offers modern Peranakan themed rooms, or if you’d like something more authentic, 5 Heeren is a splurge but pukka true-blue Baba Nyonya style.

Contact details for Estadia Hotel

Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
T: (06) 227 9600;  F: (06) 227 9611  
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º15'7.9" E, 2º11'14.4" N
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Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Deluxe double room
Weekdays. Weekends 278 ringgit.
188 ringgit 188 ringgit
Weekdays. Weekends 638 ringgit.
488 ringgit 488 ringgit
Family room
Weekdays. Weekends 588 ringgit.
508 ringgit 508 ringgit

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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