I had my Malacca/ Melaka foods hopping 2 weeks ago over the weekend trip. This is made possible with the courtesy accommodation sponsored by Mercury Boutique Hotel. Mercury Boutique Hotel was officially launched at the month of July. The hotel is also the sister hotel with Venus Boutique Hotel which is located at the same row.
However, Mercury Boutique Hotel only has 24 rooms as compared with Venue Boutique Hotel. There is a receptionist counter or known as front desk on your left when you stepped into the entrance of the hotel.
The front desk operates 24-hours and we are glad that we able to check-in hotel late night after the bus ride from Singapore to Malacca on Friday night. On your right, there is the waiting area with sofa seats. Bicycles are parked next to the waiting area for customers who would like to rent.
Since I am travelling with
4 3 traveling partners (1 of them forget to bring passport once we reached the checkpoint), we were given the Family Room for 3 pax to stay. 2 Queen size bed and 1 Queen size bed. The room is spacious enough for us to move around and spreads our luggage bags. The room includes a TV with satellite channels for entertainment purposes.
As for the bathroom, it was clean and well-maintained. Amenities are provided by the hotel as well.
The hotel is conveniently located within a walking distance from the famous Nadeje Cake Shop. It is just 2 streets way from the dessert shop.
Mercury is also 10 minutes walk away from Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall and Pahlawan Shopping Centre. It is also 15 minutes walk to Jonker Street. So, we parked our rental car at the parking space and walked over for window shopping. This is quite convenient especially to avoid congestion traffics during the weekend.
Also, Pasar Malam / Night Market during the weekend is available at end of the hotel location. We dropped our bags and headed a walk to the night market for some supper. The night market opens til late night (1:00 AM).
Wifi is available for free of charge and I think this is most beneficiaries for those who are addicted to social media.
For those who are driving, the hotel provides parking space under the overhead bridge for free.
If I were to comment one thing to improve, it would be best if the hotel provides breakfast option for the hotel guests. The hotel currently do not provide any breakfasts to hotel guest and I hope the management will look into this in future, Fret not, there are foods options just along the hotel location so you can easily settle your hungry stomach.
Overall, the boutique hotel located at a strategically place and the price is reasonable and affordable. If you compared with the hotels in Jonker Street, Mercury Boutique Hotel offers quite an affordable pricing with comfortable bed and room for the stay. The hotel price range from S$42 onwards and the prices are subject to changes depending on the availability and seasons.
[Thanks Diana for the arranged sponsored stay & Mercury Boutique Hotel Staffs for the kind hospitality.]
Mercury Boutique Hotel
No. 32 Jalan PM 6