Overlooking the heritage city of Malacca (aka Melaka) and the winding Malacca river, The Pines is a nice accommodation option in the heart of this cultural city. The hotel has infused the cultural touches of Malacca to ensure that the guests get a glimpse of the heritage of the city during their stay. Located in the heart of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Pines has a beautiful ambience, nice décor and detailed furnishings. It is ideal for both leisure and business tarvellers, and the hotel is 20 minutes away from Malacca international airport and two hours away from Kuala Lumpur international airport. The hotel is a short distance away from all the major attractions of Malacca such as Jonker Street, Chinatown, Kampung Kling mosque, Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple etc.
The Pines offers the largest hotel rooms in Malacca ranging from 31 sq.m. to 91 sq.m. It is the first hotel to collaborate with artists from Malacca and feature their works across the premises. The customized signages in the hotel are interesting and bring a creative environment.
The Pines has 390 rooms in total which are spread across 7 categories. All the rooms are spacious, well furnished and fully equipped with all the modern facilities. Every room comes with king size or twin beds, a pantry, ensuite bathroom, mini bar, sofa- bed, flat screen television etc. Superior room, Deluxe room and Executive room which are 46 sq.m. are ideal for a family of two adults and two kids. All these rooms offer a view of Malacca river or the sea. While Premier room is of 31 sq.m., Executive with Balcony has a spacious seating area. Both these rooms are recommended for two adults. Poolside suites have a direct access to the pool from their balcony attached to the room. The luxurious Executive suite comes with two separate bedrooms.
The hotel has two dining areas, The Oak and GREA8. The Oak is the main dining option and they serve a mix of local and international cuisine. The breakfast buffet spread is huge and is served here. GREA8 is a café which is ideal for high tea or for some coffee in the evenings. There are also a host of facilities such as swimming pool, children’s playground, gymnasium room, meeting and function halls, concierge and multi level car parking that the hotel provides. They also provide bicycle rental, shuttle service and river cruise services upon request.
I stayed in a Superior room which had a simple but beautiful décor. The comfortable king size bed and the spaciousness of the room made my stay a wonderful one. The other highlight of the room was the beautiful art work that was displayed on the wall. The lovely views of the city of Malacca and the river winding through it was a delight both during the day and at night. The breakfast at The Oak was a nice mix of Continental, Indian and Malaysian cuisine. I had a lovely experience at The Pines, Melaka and would definitely recommend this hotel to stay while in Malacca.
P.S.: I was hosted by The Pines, Melaka on an invitation from Malaysia Tourism board, but opinions are my own.