Estadia by Hatten Hotel @ Melaka is a new 3 star luxury boutique hotel that has just opened its doors in May 2015. The interior design in Estadia by Hatten was inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Malacca’s Peranakan lifestyle.
As Melaka can be very crowded during the weekends, the location of Estadia at Melaka Raya is just perfect as it is just footsteps away from Malacca’s UNESCO World Heritage site.
Estadia by Hatten Hotel @ Melaka
Estadia by Hatten is an innovative home-style Peranakan luxury hotel offering 196 rooms, well suited for the intrepid traveller, families on holiday or for business stopovers.
We stayed in the 22 sq meters Estadia Deluxe room. The space wasn’t as big as expected, but it was very inviting and cozy; it almost feels like home!
Our room has a super comfy King size bed, fully equipped with 4 fluffy feather pillows and a quilt that provides sufficient warmth for a good night’s sleep.
An LED TV is placed strategically across the bed, great for a movie session while cuddling with the spouse.
I love the harmonious fusion of modern wall colors and Peranakan styles in their furniture. The charm of heritage is brought out with the interior featuring deconstructed patterns and distinct influences of the Baba Nyonya culture. Each element is translated into modern and functional design concepts.
The bathroom area is clean, neat and spacious enough to move around. Toiletries provided were quite extensive as they’ve included conditioning shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, cotton buds, cotton pads, sewing kit, shower cap and travel toothbrush/toothpaste.
Who’s a fan of rain shower here like me? I love standing under the rain shower and let the water wash away my troubles. There’s also hand shower available just in case you prefer the latter.
The one thing that I’m very particular about hotels is – hair dryer. I think it’s a very basic thing that must be available to hotel guests. Sometimes, it’s really disappointing when I find that hair dryer is not available because I need to wait for my hair to dry completely before I sleep. Of course, I can pack it along but it will waste my luggage space. Lucky for me, Estadia by Hatten has a hair dryer readily available in the drawer.
Coffee/tea making facilities are also available so you can make yourself a cup of coffee and sit near the window to observe the view of Melaka Raya.
Promotional room rates until 31 October 2015:
Estadia Deluxe – RM 188
Estadia Suite – RM 480
Estadia Deluxe Suite – RM 690
Estadia Premier Suite – RM 780
If you’re travelling to Melaka by car, you can park at the designated parking area for hotel guests at Level 5 inside Dataran Pahlawan.
After lazing around in our room, we went to catch Nyonya Memoirs at Dataran Pahlawan. It was an awesome interactive live theater show! Glad I didn’t miss it 🙂
Dinner was at Makan Nyonya Restaurant in Estadia by Hatten, where we savored an endless array of Peranakan a-la-carte dishes.
While waiting for our appetizer to be served, we had a refreshing drink – Settlement Mango Mix to quench our thirst.
Our appetizer was Nyonya Ikan Bilis; these spicy and sour crunchy anchovies with lemongrass and onion totally stimulated our appetite.
Fish Maw Soup with Chicken Meatball – This freshly boiled chicken soup with minced chicken meatball and fish maw is so nutritious to the body! Collagen level up!! The soup is full of sweetness from chicken while the chicken meatball has a tender texture and immersed with chicken soup flavor.
Nyonya Fish Head Curry is one of the most popular dishes here among diners. At Makan Place Restaurant, Red Snapper Head is cooked in Asam Curry Broth and served with a variety of vegetables and bean curds. Goes really well with Yellow Rice!
Sambal Bendi is a very classic Nyonya dish where lady’s finger (okra) were blanched and topped with a special Sambal sauce combined using salted shrimp paste. This is the spiciest dish among all!
The thing about petai is, you either love it or hate it. For petai lovers, you will appreciate this stir-fried Sambal Petai Prawns whereby the chef is using his secret recipe for the sambal sauce!
Spicy Chicken Tomato – The name of this dish totally deceived me. And here I thought “Oh no, not another spicy dish!”; lucky for me though that it’s actually quite mild in terms of spiciness. Plus, the tomatoes’ sourish flavor helps to neutralize the spiciness. It’s not that I don’t like spicy food but I’m still working on my tolerance level. Teehee…
I love the texture of tender, succulent chicken meat as I took a bite onto it. Can I have more please?
Nyonya Cendol – A trip to Melaka is never complete without Nyonya Cendol. Since we had quite a tight schedule this trip, having this Nyonya Cendol at Makan Place Restaurant fulfilled our cravings.
Overall, it was a great stay at Estadia by Hatten @ Melaka with 5-star hospitality and amenities. Can’t wait to come back again!
Estadia by Hatten
Bandar Hilir, Jalan Merdeka,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6-227 9600
Website: Estadia Hotel
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