UPDATE: Hotel Equatorial Melaka closed down at the end of June 2019.
In the downtown area, this posh hotel is an 11-minute walk from both the landmark Stadthuys and Red Square.
Polished rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars, as well as safes and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add couches and/or balconies; some have perks such as fitness center entrance, suit-pressing and access to a premium lounge. Suites add sitting rooms with dining tables. Room service is provided.
Breakfast is free. Dining options include open-air Italian dining, a Fujian-fare cafe, and an ornate restaurant offering Peranakan food. There’s a spa with hot tubs and saunas, plus a tennis court and an outdoor pool.