Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Venus Boutique Hotel - A Review @ Malacca / Melaka [Malaysia]

Malacca, only a three-hour drive from Singapore, has proven to be a popular destination for Singaporeans keen to have a short getaway for two to three days. 

Unlike most Singaporeans who would prefer signing up for a tour package that comes with accommodation, the Gang of Four chose to book a much smaller (and cheaper) hotel via the most convenient mode in contemporary times; online booking

Our choice - the purplish Venus Boutique Hotel. 

Converted from shophouses built in recent times, I have learnt to rein in my expectations; having had my fair share of boutique hotels with online pictures that differed vastly from actually seeing the place with your very own eyes. 

Hence, i was pleasantly surprised to find the room clean, comfortable and modernly furnished; almost as nice as the pictures on Agoda.com!  

Do take note that i am a traveller who is not very particular when it comes to overseas accommodation; a room with air-conditioning, television and an attached bathroom is all i need. 

The provision of dressing table, safe, hangars, hot flask etc can only be considered as good-to-have, not must-have. Though I would love to see a bar fridge (this hotel didn't have one for the room), the lack of it prevented me from buying ice cream, chocolate and refrigerated snacks that would otherwise be disastrous for my expanding waistline!

In normal circumstances, such a bathroom would meet my basic standard. Unfortunately, the shower curtain had a stale, musty smell that was a constant nasal irritation whenever i drew it! 

This window view can be quite scary at night; just imagine a lady staring at you while combing her shoulder length black hair.... So did we encounter any strange happening at Venus? No, we didn't. Sorry to disappoint u!

Buffet breakfast was provided together with our booking. Variety was limited and you get your usual toasts, fruits, cereals, coffee, tea, juices, porridge, fried noodles, sausages, eggs etc. 

Decent fare to fill up the stomach. A note of advice; don't eat too much. 

I literally filled up my tummy at 10am on the first morning and before it was even 2pm, the Gang was already into the 5th dining establishment!

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Location
No.18, Jalan PM6, 
Plaza Mahkota, Melaka Raya
[Very near to Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre]

Map
As above

Price
Superior Twin - Around S$60 a night
This is subject to change so do visit Agoda.com to check out the latest prices and promotions.

Additional Information
Free wifi for your room even though most of the times, signal was quite bad . 

You may (i repeat, may) find better connectivity in the two desktops near the lift lobby. 

Bikes were available for renting. Given the busy traffic, especially on weekends, riding a bicycle on the roads could be suicidal! 

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