DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL MELAKA
Luxury Amid History
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
Batten down the hatchets and settle in for an indulgent stay at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Melaka Towering over Hatten city, this premier hotel sits merely kilometres away from the flurry of activities in Jonker Street. Moreover, its location within the UNESCO World Heritage Site offers guests an experience of a town that dates back 500 years. From the subtly perfumed air at the lobby that envelops guests on arrival to the extravagant floral displays and warm, generous staff, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Melaka is a feast for the senses. It offers 273 rooms, including 27 suites and a luxurious Presidential Suite.
The hotel channels the relaxed energy of this historic town without sacrificing on elegant design. Stylish guest rooms come with capaciousness and a laidback atmosphere. Walking into the rooms immediately triggers the motion sensor which sees everything come to life and that’s when you notice the beautiful fittings that make up the room. The focal point of the room, naturally, is the marshmallow-like king-sized Sweet Dreams® bed, comprising layers of plush and luxurious linens. Generous- sized rooms are bathed in warm monochromes that emanate a sense of cosiness. Punctuating the rest of the room is a lounge chair for lazy days, a 48-inch LED TV for some binge-watching and a work desk for business travellers. The bounteous bathroom calls for some attention, featuring a walk-in rain shower, private toilet and bathroom amenities.
When it comes to meals, the sense of abundance continues. Juggling between three restaurants during our stay, hunger was unheard of. Breakfast was a buffet extraordinaire at the famed MakanKitchen – where aromatic Nasi Lemak, eggs every way, breads, fruit and pastries piled high. Tosca Trattoria Italiana is, as its moniker suggests, the
purveyor of Italian delights that overlooks a sweeping view of Melaka. Axis Lounge boasts a relaxing environment, where lingering over a digestif is positively encouraged. Homebodies will appreciate the in-room dining, where comfort is of importance and dining experience uncompromised.
Bask in the brilliance of a sunrise or sunset or simply get a swim in the outdoor infinity pool on level 13 that overlooks the Melaka township. You can follow this by working up a sweat at the fitnesscentre to kick start the day or make use of the sauna and steam rooms. Parents looking to indulge in some retail therapy or sight-seeing can leave their worries (and children) behind at Doubletree by Hilton kid’s club – an entertainment hub for the little ones.
Address: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Melaka,
Hatten City, Jalan Melaka Raya 23,
Melaka, 75000, Malaysia