The next time you visit our historic city of Melaka, check out the DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka. Opened in December last year, this hotel is located in the heart of Hatten City, just about a 10-minute drive from the Unesco World Heritage Site of downtown old Melaka.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka houses 273 stylish and spacious guest rooms including 27 suites and a Presidential Suite. It’s perfect for families as there’s option to connect up to 4 guest rooms featuring a shared private hallway! It’s like staying in your own private apartment. On a recent stay here, we loved our 40m2 room with well-stocked amenities (Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries) and super comfortable bed. The Sweet DreamsTM by DoubleTree sleep experience was so good I felt like sleeping in every morning I was there!
Upon arrival at the hotel, we were treated to the famous signature chocolate chip DoubleTree cookies. Such a lovely warm welcome gesture! As big as the palm of my hand, the cookies are really delicious, all chocolatey and nutty. I’m not a cookie fan but this is one addictive cookie, let me tell you! And such a sweet touch to welcome guests.
Recreation-wise, DoubleTree By Hilton Melaka offers a well-equipped spacious gym, an eternity pool and for families, a Kids’ Club all on the same floor. After hiking up St Paul’s Hill and traipsing the length of Jonker Street on a hot afternoon, it was bliss to jump into the inviting swimming pool.
There are 3 F&B outlets in the hotel serving happy meals to guests: Makan Kitchen, Tosca and Axis Lounge.
The all-day dining Makan Kitchen serves buffets as well as an a la carte menu. We love the breakfast here – such a huge spread, covering local and western offerings. One can really eat like a king here! Our favourites are the nasi lemak bungkus, noodles stall and roti station.
Buffet Lunch is available here daily at RM66/adult and RM33/child. Buffet Dinner is served from Sunday-Thursday at RM83/adult and RM42/child and on Friday & Saturday, there’s a special Seafood Buffet at RM119/adult and RM59.50/child.
Asam Pedas is one of their signature items and it’s available for lunch and dinner. Try to catch this at the buffet dinner – that’s when you get to choose from a selection of fresh seafood and the chefs will cook this a la minute for you and serve it piping hot!
TOSCA TRATTORIA ITALIANA
Besides ordering your favourite Italian dish from the a la carte menu (lunch and dinner), there’s a BBQ Night every Friday & Saturday at RM95/adult and RM55/child.
Our personal favourites are the crispy thin-crust pizzas baked fresh upon order.
Axis Lounge is the place to head to for drinks and light snacks – perfect for chilling out if you need a quiet spot.
On Sunday afternoons, this is the venue to treat yourself to a whole range of desserts – pastries, cakes, local kuih, sweet breads etc. This is part of the Sunday Hopping Brunch where diners can dine at all 3 outlets (the other two being Makan Kitchen and Tosca) from 12.30pm to 4pm at RM112/pax. It’s like a marathon feast – have your local favourites at Makan Kitchen, then proceed to Tosca to indulge on Italian dishes and round up the brunch with desserts and coffee/tea at Axis!
For meetings, weddings and events, the hotel is well placed and equipped to handle any request. With flexible meeting space and state-of-the-art AV technology, interchanging lights and wifi throughout, event hosting here would be a ball! The 800-sq-meter grand ballroom (largest pillar-less ballroom in Melaka!) and all the function space can be configured to suit any event requirement.
DoubleTree By Hilton Melaka
Jalan Melaka Raya 23