Review: The Explorer Hotel, Melaka Malaysia

The rapid urban development in Malacca is wholly undeniable. The once quaint town we had admired had slowly picked up the fast pace of urbanized city like KL. Now, quite a number of hotels had sprouted, that means more choices for tourists.  The Explorer Hotel is one of the many family-friendly accommodations dotted the historical sites of Melaka. This hotel is known for it’s ECO-friendly concept which adapts conserving water and energy on its premise. 

We walked at the reception on jovial mood despite of late arrival for check in. The staff reciprocated with beaming smile, warm welcome and handed over our  room access cards in no time.

The festive decorations such as blooming spring flowers, big sphere lanterns and ang pows prevail the lobby area. It adds a merry atmosphere in anticipation of the Lunar New Year. One of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia.

The refreshing welcome drink was all we need to dissipate the heat after walking on a humid weather. Shyly we downed at least two glasses.

The Explorer Hotel Melaka has 143 rooms touched with modern minimalist design. Green and brown for earth then White symbolizes air and water. Were the colors dominated this ECO friendly accommodation. 

Types of Room– Standard ( Queen or Twin)
– Deluxe (Queen or Twin) 
– Super Deluxe Queen
– Executive
– Deluxe Executive

Our Room

His and Hers
Ambient light, perfect for bookworms
We stayed on the Standard Twin Size room which has it’s own terrace garden. The room has a maximized space but not cramped. 
In Room Facilities
LED TV with Cable Channels, Self Controlled AC, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Bottled Drinking Water, Free WIFI, Attached Hangers and huge vanity mirror.



Comfort Room
The wash room is bit packed but has all bathroom essentials. Clean Towels, Water Bidet, Toilet Paper, Hair and Bath Liquid Soap, Hot Shower and Hair Dryer.


Hotel Facilities
Mini Convenience Store and Coffee Vending Machine
Internet Kiosk, free to use for Hotel guest


Indoor Children Playground


Studying/ reading  space


Smoking Lounge


Terrace Garden
Rooftop View Access
ECO Friendly building


Roof top hole covered with glass which provides ambient light on the building.


Natural Light at the hall way


Trees and Plants


And more Plants means more oxygen.


Calming Cascading Waterfalls


Koi fish pond
Explore Hotel Melaka offers complimentary buffet breakfast at Sidewalk restaurant. Located beside the hotel. The sambal of their Nasi Lemak is awesome. Must try it!



They serve Coffee, Tea, Juices, Cereals, Breads, Fruits, and typical Malaysian breakfast favorites.


Nasi Lemak + Mee Goreng + Sambal Chicken
Check In
Check-in time   :   3:00 PM ( GMT+8 Malaysia Time)
Check-out time :   1:00 PM ( GMT+8 Malaysia Time)
Great Location
Explorer Hotel is conveniently near to Melaka historical attraction, Taming Sari, Jonker Walk, Dataran Pahlawan and Makohta Parade Shopping Mall. Also nearby to Souvenir Shops, Convenience store, and Restaurants.
Nearby Attractions
– Maritime Museum
– Porta de Santiago
– The Stadhuys
– St. Paul’s Church
– Melaka Sultanate Palace
– Melaka River Cruise
– Jonker Walk
We had a great time spending a night at Explorer Hotel Melaka. Comfortable, good service, strategic location, and value for money. 
The Explore Hotel 
No.1, Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka, 75000 Melaka.
Tel: +6062882662 /  +6062882668(24hours)
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