Travelling to and first impressions of Malacca
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When we got to the hotel we were a bit surprised by the shacks right outside the gate to the hotel grounds. Little wooden huts were people were living. The hotel itself had scaffolding around it as it was being painted. Once we got inside though it looked great, a huge lobby with cafĂ© and restaurant, sitting area etc. When we got to the reception there was a problem though, they had booked us in for one night less than we had requested.
The room itself was a bit disappointing as it hadnâ€™t been cleaned that well and even though there was a kitchenette there wasnâ€™t much to it. It was very spacious though which was exactly what we wanted with two kids and all our stuff.
Once we had a chance to look around the hotel it was one disappointment after the other unfortunately. The Kidâ€™s Club they were supposed to have hadnâ€™t been going for quite a while, the pool bar wasnâ€™t operational so if you wanted a drink you could swim up and order and then someone would go inside to get the drinkâ€¦ One of the steps in the pool was broken and so were a lot of other things so it wasnâ€™t very safe for the kids. And the beach! In the pictures it looked wonderful, but there was a lot of rubbish and not very white sandâ€¦ We got quite upset about the whole thing and ended up complaining which is when they explained to us that the hotel used to be part of a chain of hotels which didnâ€™t pay much attention to the upkeep of it, and now that they werenâ€™t part of the chain anymore they had started trying to get the place back to its former glory. It looked like that could take a while!