Casa del Rio Melaka

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Average rate: $100 - Hotel class: 5 stars
88 Jalan Kota Laksamana, Malacca, Malaysia

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Casa del Rio Melaka Malacca Reviews

WheresHelen WheresHe…
11 reviews
Paradise by the River... Jun 24, 2012
My employer had chosen this 5 star hotel to hold our annual company outing and I truly understand the reason behind it. It's a fantastic hotel! There is no doubt as to why it was ranked top 3 in Malacca. Due to the huge size of our group (over 70 pax), my employer had to reserve many deluxe rooms. The rooms would cost MYR700 (which is the cheapest room of all) each on any given day but we got it at a promotional rate of MYR400++.

To begin with, the hotel staff were very warm and helpful. They were very quick in service and also aimed for precision in giving directions that some of them went to the extent of wanting to bring me all the way to a place within the hotel. We were served with a welcome drink, haagen dazs ice-cream and a wet towel upon arrival. Our luggage were delivered to our rooms just minutes after check in.

The room came with a pretty large LCD tv mounted to the wall with over 20 paid channels to enjoy. The pillows were comfortably soft and the bed was pretty good to sleep in. There was a mini bar which was filled with snacks and drinks courtesy of my employer. The hotel was more than accommodating when it came to our organizing team's decision to remove the hotel's food products by replacing them with our very own. The hotel was very flexible with customer requests. The manager on duty hardly said No.

A hi-fi set, tea and coffee making utensils, ironing facilities, a safe deposit box, laundry service and turn down service were available as well. The rain shower was so overwhelming it made bath sessions very good and pleasant on a hot day. The air-conditioner, however, malfunctioned. The temperature stayed at 23C the whole time but luckily, the ceiling fan could function. A variety of local & western food was prepared by the hotel for each meal. They tasted somewhat okay. Breakfast is available at MYR45++ per pax. The outdoors of the restaurant faces the Malacca river.

The gym, spa and pool are all located on the top floor and being on the rooftop, swimmers will get to enjoy a scenic view of parts of Malacca town. The bar located on ground floor has a live band playing at night. This hotel is relatively new as it was launched about a year ago so everything in it is still pretty new. Given the quietness surrounding the hotel (although it's located very near to town), it easily becomes a place targeted for holidaymakers than business clients. The serenity is best enjoyed with a relaxing bubble bath coupled with jazz music playing on the background and windows wide open.. suffice to say, that's exactly what I did.

2011 room rates:

Deluxe Lago View @ MYR700

Deluxe River View @ MYR 770

Studio Suite @ MYR910

River Suite @ MYR1,750

Melaka Suite @ MYR2,100

Cheng Ho Suite @ MYR2,100

Presidential Suite @ MYR3,500

Royal Suite @ MYR3,500
Ice-cream to welcome our arrival
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
LZ786 says:
nice, one day surely will stay there
Posted on: Aug 16, 2012
monky says:
Congrats on your featured review! :)
Posted on: Jul 05, 2012
WheresHelen says:
Thank you, fellow TBians! I am happy! :O)
Posted on: Jul 05, 2012
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Casa del Rio Melaka Overview

Located by the idyllic Melaka River and within walking distance to famous night market at Jonker Street. A stone's throw away from the heart of the The Historic City of Melaka.

The newest boutique hotel in Melaka, the architecture is overseen by Abdul Harris Ottman, principal of RDA Harris Architects and Interior design by Leo Smith, founder of Sellaria Design Group. Well recommended for both leisure and business travelers. sg 12/10.

The architectural design pays tribute to the Portuguese heritage of Melaka as well as the unique Melaka Sultanate. The uncomplicated and direct approach combines local stone, stucco and wood with warm Mediterranean colours of magenta, yellow and ochre over terra cotta.

The rooms are about 50 square metres, are engagingly decorated in Mediterranean style with a touch of Peranakan. All rooms shave private balconies, with a view overlooking the river. Rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, DVD & CD players, iPod docking stations, coffee and tea making facilities and high speed internet access is available at a charge. Deluxe River rooms are rooms that faces the river.

There are three food and beverages outlets, River Grill serves Continental buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Light bar lunch could be enjoy at Bar Rio. Head down to River Cafe for simple breakfast, lunch or take away.

1 kms to city centre, 10 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 120 kms to the nearest airport (kuala lumpur), 20 km to the nearest fair site (mitc melaka), 75 km to the nearest station (tampin raiway station).

Casa del Rio Melaka Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Function Rooms
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Full-service catering
  • Custom event planning available
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • No Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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