Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Majestic Hotel, Melaka

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The Majestic hotel is absolutely beautiful, a boutique jewel in the heart of Malacca. The hotel lobby is housed in an old building dating back to the 1920s, while the rooms are housed in a cunningly integrated new annex, all decorated in sumptuous Peranakan style - tiled floors, dark teakwood furniture, gently whirring wooden fans, intricate mosaic decorations, porcelain vases.

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We simply loved the thoughtful little touches such as jars of old-time snacks of nuts and candies, the welcome drink of fragrant Chinese tea served in a wicker basket, and the nighttime snack of Peranakan kuehs served in the traditional lacquered wedding basket.

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Service was absolutely beyond reproach - everyone from the duty manager, front desk receptionists, porter, maintenance workers - were exceedingly warm and friendly without veering into obsequiousness. A wonderful experience and the highlight of our little trip.

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