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“More a Classy Hostel than a Hotel”
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Hotel Hong
Ranked #2 of 210 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“More a Classy Hostel than a Hotel”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

The Hong Hotel is located at the northern end of the historic Chinatown area, a block from the Melaka River. There aren't many dining options immediately nearby unless you like dubious stall food (hint: watch how they clean the dishes), but you can walk a couple of blocks to Jonker Street area. About the hotel: the reviews are correct, the staff are great, welcoming and friendly. Tea and Coffee and a hot/chilled water dispenser and free WiFi await. The hotel occupies the entire 1st floor of a traditional shophouse, which means it is long and narrow. You must walk up a staircase to the entry foyer, which isn't a foyer at all but a long hallway, on one side of which is the reception desk (and it is literally a desk) and a sofa and a toilet (enclosed). On the other side are all the rooms. They are small and clean. With a small bathroom containing sink, toilet and a hand shower (beware: the bathroom is the shower, so when showering, entire bathroom will get wet). Rooms have individual AC units. And ceiling fans. The front and back rooms have windows to outside, but these are half glass, with bottom part wooden shutters open to the air (caution: mosquitoes come in!). This makes it noisy. The back room benefits from an early wake up call - a 530am rooster from a neighboring Kampung house. The front is noisy from street, although the street itself isn't that busy. You will hear your neighbors open and shut their doors, use the water etc. The nice roof deck has chairs, table, is open to air. Parking available next door in a gravel lot. I hesitate to call this a hotel in the classic sense. I don't recommend this place for those seeking privacy (the front desk can see everyone entering and leaving their room), romantic stay, comforts of a traditional hotel, a lobby. It's also not for older persons who don't like stairs or those with mobility issues. Who's it good for: travelers who want to meet others, younger couples, other couples who want to "rough it", young friends traveling together, single backpacker types wanting a nice accommodation. I hope this is helpful in clarifying what the Hong Hotel is, and what it is not.

Room Tip: End rooms will be noisy from street and rear. Middle rooms will be noisy from entryway and receptio...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We didn't book any hotel before ourn arrival in melaka from Singapore in early February 2012.
Hotels were very busy as it was a weekend and finally found this hotel in a quiet little street.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and finishing touches to the hotel and rooms.
The room we stayed in was very clean, everything was in working order and there was nothing at all to complain about.
The staff is charming and extremely helpful with any request.
They can even arrange a taxi for you and will waive goodbye to you as you go.
The roof terrace is a real added bonus and definitely a welcome spot to relax and unwind at anytime of the day or evening.
Free coffee is available all day near reception.
would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
Thanks for a truly pleasant and comfortable stay.
Just a litltle tip: Make sure you have some insect repellent with you as mosquitoes are really hungry in the evening ....

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

When searching the listings (admittedly hurriedly) Hotel Hong was one of the very few in the price range that offers rooms with their own toilet/shower room. The close location to the Jonker Walk area and the free parking on offer were also plus points,so we booked!

On arrival, the exterior isn't particularly impressive. The hotel is on the first floor above a small wholesale warehouse. The street is mostly commercial, and for Malacca fairly quiet.

Once inside, any misgivings are dispelled by the friendly informal welcome and the sight of the spotlessly clean rooms and facilities. From then on the experience is most pleasant. The beds are as comfy as 4/5 star hotels. The shower pressure is invigorating to say the least! (It is adjustable though!). The window blinds are so effective that it is easy to sleep in if you don't set an alarm.
The roof terrace is a real bonus, and a pleasant place to spend a little time. You can see across the quaint roof top scenery down a little lane, right to the entrance of the Cheng Temple.

The staff are all wonderfully friendly and cheerful and happy to offer advice on
the locality. There is a definite family atmosphere. The tea and coffee making facilities are out in the reception corridor area which to some will seem an inconvenience, but it actually usually turns into a social occasion with interaction with the staff and other guests. When we were there, there were also tcomplimentary bananas for the taking.

The location is great! A very short walk to the Jonker Walk area with all the interesting shops, temples, mosques, museums,eateries etc etc. You can also walk across the river to the numerous other attractions.

To conclude, for the price this little place would be hard to beat, and if they can maintain the high standards we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: As it is a small hotel, conversations do tend to travel from the reception area. If you can get one...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Puchong, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

It's near to Jonker Walk. Location is good. It's new, clean, though the rooms are small & basic.

I really liked the roof top living area with big flat screen TV :) complete with nice sofa & even dining tables/chairs to eat & chill out. Free flow coffee, coffee & filtered water. The staff, and boss were very friendly & helpful in telling you where to eat :P

Would definitely come back.

Room Tip: Book early. Weekend are always fully booked.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Pros:
Location is definitely a big plus! You are just less than 5 mins walk away from jonker walk, Where nice foods and night market is! The hotel has a carpark just next to it and you park for free ... or rather for the price of a car-wash! haha, the birds there like to spit on my car!
The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The room is very clean and in tip top condition. Comes with DVD player and flat screen tv! Air-con + ceiling fan makes it a cool stay.
Pricing is very competitive!

Cons:
Room size is a bit small, I had a triple sharing, a queen size + a single and there is not much room left for walking. Travelled with wife and my 2 toddlers ... so was not too bad. 3 adults would have been squeezy. But I seen pictures of other rooms that seems larger ...
Lack of shelves for put toiletries.
If you are into shopping centres, this location is a bit far from the 2 large shopping complex, nonetheless, everything is walking distance.

Conclusion:
worth the price tag. Malacca is also a nice place for a short visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I'm enjoy my peaceful & relaxing holiday stay in hotel hong. worker & lady boss was kind & nice. Location near jonker st, easy to get nice foods. If you are driving a car, don't be worry. they have a car park for your car.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Hong
Address: 78 Jalan Masjid | Kampung Hulu, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #2 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Hong 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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