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Get an overview of this hotelMelaka hotel with pool and tennis, near Christ Church

Near A Famosa fortress

Centrally located in Melaka, this property is 400 metres (0.2 mi) from A Famosa, 1 km from Christ Church (0.5 mi), 1.5 km (0.75 mi) from St. Paul's Church, and 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from St. John's Fort. Melaka Zoo is 13 km (8 mi) away.

Pool, tennis

Recreational amenities at Hotel Equatorial Melaka include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and tennis courts. The hotel offers several restaurants, and 24-hour room service is available.

In-room safes, minibars

Guestrooms offer city or sea views. Amenities include cable IPTVs, free WiFi, minibars, and coffee/tea makers.

Hotel Equatorial Melaka

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

An international business hotel with 495 furnished rooms offering spectacular views of the Straits of Malacca and historical landmarks. Walking distance to the historical sites, shopping malls, and the famous antique row - Jonker Street.

Hotel Equatorial Melaka features an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees, parasols, and sun loungers. Additional recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a fitness center, separate male and female saunas and steam rooms. Spa services are available (surcharge).

The hotel has 3 restaurants, a lounge, and a coffee corner with pastries, cakes and coffee/tea delights. Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant serves authentic Peranakan cuisine. Local and international dishes are also available in the other restaurants in the hotel. Event facilities include conference rooms, a large ballroom, banquet facilities, and meeting and conference facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in all public areas of the hotel.

Additional amenities at this 5-star property include a business center, concierge services, luggage storage, express check-in, free newspapers at lobby, tour assistance, valet parking (surcharge), and airport transportation (surcharge). Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered, in addition to guest laundry facilities. Guests are advised to drop their luggage off at the hotel lobby before proceeding to the hotel car park.

At Hotel Equatorial you will breathe cleaner air as the hotel is located in the smoke-free zone of Melaka Raya. All guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel are 100% smoke-free (fines apply for violations).

  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 495 
  • Number of floors - 22 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Conference center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Bidet 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 

Where to Eat

Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant - Traditional Peranakan cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Rest House Café - Local and international cuisine. Provides à la carte and buffet-style dining. Open daily from early morning until late night.

K5, The Street Bistro - Casual, open-air restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu includes pizza and pasta. Open 24-hours daily.

etc... Coffee Corner - Gourmet coffee, pastries, and convenience goods. Open daily from early morning until late night.

Flo - Trendy lounge offering extensive varieties of wine, cocktails, and cigars. Live entertainment. Open daily from late afternoon until late night.

Room Service is available around the clock.

Nearby Things to Do

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at certain recreation facilities. Children must be accompanied by adult at the swimming pool.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


A Heritage Tax of MYR 2 per room, per night is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 40 for adults and MYR 26 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Equatorial Hotel Melaka
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  • Equatorial Melaka Hotel
  • Equatorial Melaka Malacca
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  • Hotel Equatorial Melaka Malacca
  • Hotel Melaka Equatorial
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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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92% of guests recommend
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4.1 Room comfort
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Very nice hotel.

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Feb 15, 2017
The Equatorial Hotel would have been the bees knees 20 odd years ago. It starting to show its age a bit but that said it is still a marvelous hotel. It has all you could ask for. I have had better breakfasts but have also had a lot worse. Location is great, right at the start of Junker Walk and only 500mtrs from A Formosa. It also has heaps of shops directly opposite. Sure it has a few scuff marks here and there but very satisfied with my stay.
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Not up to Equatorial standards!

2 out of 5
by from Seattle, WA
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Relatively good location.
Cons: The entire hotel needs a major make over and staff retrained from the ground up.
Location: Walking distance to the key tourist areas in Malacca.
Equatorial is supposed to be a luxury hotel chain in Malaysia. This location is anything but. The exterior of the building looks run down and have not been repainted in a while. Lobby looks pretty good but kids run amok screaming all the time. While the checkin process was pleasant and efficient, the rooms themselves are quite lacking. Hallways smell of mildew and humid. Room interior was worn and the carpets were due for replacement at least 2 years ago. There was mold in the toilet. Most importantly there were no towels in the room! I thought it was just mine, but the other room I booked did not have it either. A call to the front desk was abruptly transferred to housekeeping without any apology. Had to call housekeeping 3 times to get towels delivered. Turns out, they have to deliver towels to many rooms! How can something as basic as towels be missed???
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4 out of 5
by from Singapore
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Pros: Convenient to shopping Centers and other amenities.
Cons: The toilet need to be improved
My last stay in Equatorial has been warm and comfortable.
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No Smoking Hotel

5 out of 5
by from Chen
Posted Jan 30, 2017
I'm extremely pleased that the area where Hotel Equatorial is has been gazetted a non-smoking area. The air quality in the hotel was excellent! All the staff in the hotel had been extremely friendly, attentive, positive & eager to please the hotel guests. Our room phone was out of order & within minutes, a technician was there to rectify it as soon as the front desk was informed! I'll strongly recommend my friends to check into this hotel!
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The location of the hotel

5 out of 5
by from Singapore
Posted Jan 30, 2017
The hotel is located at a convenient spot that is easily accessible to shopping Malls and amenities.
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Amazing stay!

5 out of 5
by from Freya
Posted Jan 4, 2017
The price is affordable, location is perfect. Room even have a balcony and huge bed. Free movies to watch! Great facilities, pool was so good (: Staffs were friendly and helpful!
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Convienent location

4 out of 5
by from sgp
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Hotel toilets and swimming pool needs upgrading and maintenance.
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Efficient check in and check out and housekeeping

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Hotel toilet need better maintenance and upgrade as shower curtain has musty smell and tap was spoilt, with water continuously flowing and we had to change room past midnight on last 2 nights of stay.
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Next to a shopping mall

4 out of 5
by from Hong Kong
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Pros: Decent and clean.
Location: Next to a shopping mall
The hotel is comfortable and neat. It is next to a shopping mall, from where you may walk to some tourist locations.
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3 out of 5
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Overall good. Carpet a little musty could do with better cleaning and airing of the room.
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