Hotel Equatorial Melaka

I was back in Melaka recently for work purposes in town. 

Equatorial Melaka

As Darling and the boys tagged along, I chose to stay at Hotel Equatorial Melaka as it is situated directly opposite Dataran Pahlawan and is only 500m from Jonker’s Street. At least they can go shopping or sight-seeing while I am at work.

Dataran Pahlawan

Dataran Pahlawan is just across the road from Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Can you see the cheerful and brightly lit trishaws? There are aplenty here and they will bring you around to Jonker Street area and back. 

Anyway, back to the hotel I was staying.. 

Hotel Equatorial Melaka personalised greetings

It came with a personalized greeting on the TV screen. I appreciate little things such as this. It makes me feel more connected and appreciated. Talking about TV, they have IPTV channels here much to the boys’ delight. They spent a considerable amount of time glued to the TV while waiting for me. 

Hotel Equatorial Melaka

This is our spacious Premier Room. It comes with a Day Bed where Ethan sleeps at night. Ayden wanted to sleep there with Ethan too but ended up sneaking between me and the Daddy on the King size bed come night time. 

Hotel Equatorial Melaka work station

TV and Work Station. 

This is where I get my work done. 

Bathroom with long bath EQ Melaka

Our room comes with a long bath much to our delight. I always prefer rooms with long bath during travels so the boys can play in there should it rain. Of course if the weather is good, they’ll be splashing in the swimming pool instead. I also look forward to soak in warm water after a long day out. 

Hotel Equatorial toiletries

Complimentary toiletries.

hair dryer

Detachable hair-dryer. I like detachable hair-dryers. At least I can dry my hair in the room while watching TV and not restricted to just the bathroom.

Hotel Equatorial Melaka complimentary drink tea coffee

Complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities. 

in room safe

In-room personal safe.

ironing board

Ironing facilities.


Bathrobe and bedroom slippers

Hotel EQ Melaka

The view from our room. 

Swimming pool

With the swimming pool very visible from our room, it is impossible to keep the boys away from it. They are constantly dragging the Daddy to accompany them into the pool :lol:

Swimming pool 1

They spent all their spare time here at the pool. 

For our meals, we have our daily breakfasts at Rest House Cafe on the Lobby Level. 

Rest House Cafe

rest house cafe

We also had hi-tea buffet here for lunch. Will blog about it in a separate post later. 

Kids play area

There is also a Kids’ Play Area in Rest House Cafe so parents can dine peacefully. 

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant

Hotel Equatorial Melaka also boasts of having one of the best Peranakan Nyonya Restaurant in town that I’ve just got to try it. I invited my parents over for dinner as I was unable to go back to visit them during this trip back to Melaka.

Seri Nyonya Equatorial Melaka

Submerryn Seri Nyonya

My parents and my family enjoying our Peranakan dinner at Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant on Level 3. You can read all about our delightful dinner here.

etc… Coffee Corner

etc coffee corner 1

There is also a coffee corner for coffee and quick bites.

etc coffee corner

The boys and the cute resident bear here at etc… Coffee Corner. 

We did not dine here due to the limited time we have. The macarons look lovely though. 

K5, The Street Bistro

k5 street bistro EQ Melaka

This place comes to live cum night time. In the mornings, they opened up the space for the breakfast crowd from the adjoining Rest House Cafe. .

k5 street bistro EQ Melaka 1

I prefer sitting here as it is windy and we get to enjoy the view especially of those trishaws going around. 

We had a very pleasant stay here at Hotel Equatorial Melaka. I would definitely return should I need to work in town again in the future. I wish to bring the boys to go for the Melaka River Night Cruise that is just 10 minutes walk away from here. 

Hotel Equatorial Melaka
Bandar Hilir,
75000, Melaka.
Tel 606 282 8333 Ext 3380


4 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    Hotel Equatorial is one of my favourite hotels if I go Malacca

  • //

    Been around for a long long time now, this one. Glad that they have maintained it well. Never stayed there but I did drop by the lounge to listen to the band, enjoy the music – those days when I used to drink…socially.

  • //

    Nice hotel. I would keep this hotel in view if I ever visit Melaka.

    I love having iron in the room. No need call for housekeeping to bring the iron or go out from the room to the designated iron corner if want to iron your clothing.

  • //

    Very large pool area! I always like the kid’s corner in hitel or restaurant where the kid can spend sometimes there without only glue to the handphone or tablet >_<

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