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Holiday Inn Hotel Melaka

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We stayed in this hotel for 2 days and 1 night. It’s a modern hotel building with inside (basement) parking which gave a safety feeling for us (unlike some hotels with adjoining malls which has the same parking lots for the hotel and malls guests). The reviews that we read are also very good. So far, nobody mentions about the long queue at the restaurant for breakfast, trouble with the hot water, or has to wait very long for the elevator (unlike other hotels which have that kind of reviews). So this was my choice since the first time we decided to go to Melaka.

The location is also very good, it is near to some shopping malls, sightseeing in Melaka, restaurants, and even has shuttle bus to Jonker Street and Dataran Palawan Mega Mall.

Surprisingly, although the pools looks ordinary, but we loved it so much. The water was so refreshing. I liked this one better than in Philea (in Philea the swimming pool’s floor is made from rocks which gave an uncomfortable feeling to my feet. So I was happy when I felt the ceramic floor in the swimming pool in Holiday Inn).

The staff was also friendly and helpful, and the check in and check out process were also quick.

Lobby Area

Very different lobby area than Philea Resort, but we loved both of them. Elevator was quick and there was no long queue at the elevator. We must  insert our room key in the elevator to take us to our floor. Overall, clean and nice hotel.


Free cookies and green apples upon check in. I liked the cookies, but the boys didn’t……so I ate all of them


The green apple basket, I took some apples whenever I passed this basket, hahaha……

The Room



Our nice room with carpet. The size of the bed is smaller than the one in Philea Resort, and the pillows in Philea Resort are much more comfortable……but this modern look room gave a different atmosphere to us, and somehow I actually liked this  hotel better because after our stay in Philea Resort with its wooden huts, I felt that I was back to my usual and modern life which suits me better than village life. It wast just my preference and nothing to do with the hotel facilities or service at all.




Lovely bathroom with transparent window…….but don’t worry, it is equipped with curtainsq


They gave us 3 towels because they knew we brought our kid with us……how lovely and thoughtful. The lil boy liked to spend many times in the hot shower, he loved it very much

Swimming Pool


The pool view from our room


Nice place to sit or sun bathing

Infinity Pool

Infinity pool………the depth is ranging from 0.9 M, 1.2 M to 1.5 M

The boy said it looked dangerous to swim there because he couldn’t see the edge of the pool, and I said it’s called infinity pool. He was still afraid until I showed him this:


The secret of the infinity pool…………..

Swimming Pool

My jumping style………..


Floating in the 1.5 M pool


We absolutely loved the breakfast. It had many variation of food, and it tasted delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. Although it was crowded, but we never run out of food because the staff replaced the food quickly.

Breakfast Drink

Orange, apple, and mango juice. The hotel even served soy bean milk

Breakfast Bread

Many kinds of bread to choose. My boy favorite is always toast…….and after making his own toast, he will say proudly: “here’s my toast”


Fresh fruit and salad. I liked the spicy noodle soup and the dim sum, but most of all I liked the yellow watermelons……they were so fresh (I’m a big fan of watermelon)


Sushi (left picture)….not my favorite because I don’t like sushi. There was other food too from porridge, rice with it’s condiments, pancakes, and waffles.

This is a recommended hotel for families (kids stay and eat free). Minus point was that the hotel only gave free wi fi in the lobby. So this was what we did in our spare time:


Stayed at the lobby to get free wi fi……


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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