Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hotel Imperial Heritage – Melaka, Malaysia

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

It was a quick visit before we move on to another adventure. With plans of checking out Melaka for less than twenty four hours, we needed a hotel that will be in the center of everything with the right kind of seclusion that we needed; the Hotel Imperial Heritage Melaka perfectly fits the bill.

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), we hopped on a bus that goes directly to Melaka. After two hours of rest (we make the most of our journeys by sleeping), we arrived and went straight to our home in Melaka.

Tucked in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka (with roots from Dutch, Japanese and British influences), Hotel Imperial Heritage Melaka is the newest hotel in town that lets you experience the historic richness of the city, all within walking distance.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

They were on their way to their second month during our visit, but it felt like the structure itself was preserved in time. The very well-organized frontliner team was competent and reliable. We were kinda lost with our short schedule in the city and they helped us in all our queries and suggested some interesting spots to check out.

It was almost sundown and the sky turned into its radiant blue state, and I was there standing in front of our home for that night with all its grandeur. We felt as if we were transported back in time with the brick road, and then we went across to where the hotel was. Up close, it was truly sophisticated in an old school way and I loved it.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

We entered the lavish lobby and were warmly greeted by a staff who immediately assisted us on the checking in process. Once our booking was confirmed (which we booked beforehand through Agoda), we were instantly led to our room. The open corridor leading to our room made the place airy and provided a nice view of the city. I could feel the cool breeze as I was about to open the door to our room.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

I like opening hotel doors, it’s like opening a gift that would either make you feel giddy or gloomy. I don’t really like surprises but I wanted to be surprised, in a good way. I digress.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka
That's Durian... I guess :)
Without any expectations, me and my buddy went inside our room and were impressed, straightaway.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka
Deluxe Room with Double Bed
Our Deluxe Room was well-equipped with a huge double bed, individually-controlled air conditioning, 32” LED T.V. with local and international channels, coffee and tea-making facilities, separate working area, and an en suite toilet and bath with Green Tea scented bathroom amenities (with hair dryer, yey!).

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

The room was tastefully decorated with touches of Melaka’s strong historical influences. The structure itself is magnificent and the small details on the interior design were flawless (check room types and rates).

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka
My buddy was ecstatic for his workspace 
It’s also notable that the complimentary WiFi was reliable and fast, perfect for our social media engagements while on the road.

It was almost dark and the sky was still glowing as I parted the draperies that revealed a window which gave us a great view of something new, a new city to discover.

We did a river cruise, dinner somewhere and some leisurely walk that night. We were beyond exhausted and I slept like a month-old baby as I rested my tired bod into our comfy bed. And it was heaven!

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

For me, the best thing about the whole experience was the bed. It may seem trivial but that’s what stuck in me during our stay. Think about it, during our two-month backpacking around Southeast Asia, I’ve been to different hotels and experienced different beds that offer different comfort levels. At first, I thought that there would be no distinction at all, but yes, there was. It’s not how long the sleep was but the quality of it that was remarkable. Moving on, I had the most comfortable sleep in Melaka during those two months. I dunno what kind of mattress they use but I loved it. I could totally tell the difference of it to other beds I slept into.

The rooms are inclusive with complimentary breakfast that is either served in-room or at the restaurant (which at that time was currently under a major fix); we opted to try out their buffet at the restaurant. We had traditional Malaysian breakfast on one of the restaurants and I truly enjoyed the rice cakes.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

After our quick breakfast (we needed to rush for we had limited time, ugh, I hate…), we went to the recreation area at the third floor where we checked out the gym and the outdoor area. I love the Jacuzzis and the splash pool. Soon to open will be the Skybar Lounge.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

The day turned out to be great. We went out for a walk and got to explore some nice alleys and riverside pathways until we realized that we needed to get out of town. With the help of the staff, again, we managed to check the bus schedule going to Kuala Lumpur and left the city at around nightfall.

Imperial Heritage Hotel Melaka

Overall, it was a short but sweet stay. But we so want to go back here soon, maybe next year? Oh yes, we are so coming back to Melaka next year and stay there for a week; me imagining myself lounging every night at Hotel Imperial Heritage Melaka’s Skybar Lounge.


Hotel Imperial Heritage Melaka (book online)
1 Jalan Merdeka 1, Melaka City,
Melaka, 75000 Malaysia
Contact Number: (+60) 628.990.00
Email Address: reservations@imperialheritage.com.my

3 comments:

  1. how to go here from manila what airline goes directly here

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  2. how to go here from manila what airline goes directly here

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    1. There are buses at the Kuala Lumpur Airport going directly here Neng.

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