It’s been quite some time I took a break from work. Hence, I planned a weekend getaway to Melaka with my family. Researching for a hotel to stay, my friend highly recommended to try The Pines Melaka (松閑).
The Pines Melaka (松閑)
The Pines Melaka (松閑) is considered quite a brand new hotel in Melaka as it only opened in year 2015. This hotel is super convenient for as it’s only 10 -15 minutes away from Jonker Street, A Famosa and many other local attractions.
Facilities available as below:
- Swimming pool (For adult & children)
- Children’s playground
- Complimentary Shuttle Service (Jonker Street& Dataran Pahlawan)
- GYM Room
- Restaurant & Café ( The Oak, Grea8 Cafe and Kopitiam & Bakery)
- Bicycles Rental
- Business Centre (Kiosk)
- Foot Reflexology
- On-site Multi Level Cover Car Park
- Surau (Male & Female)
- Handicap Room
Why choose The Pines Melaka (松閑)?
Apart from glowing recommendation from my friend, I did a quick routine check at their website . I was certainly impressed by the presentation. There’s 5 charming uniqueness which made the hotel stands out among the rest.
Collaboration with artists (Malacca Art Association)
It’s the first hotel in Malacca to collaborate with artists from the Malacca Art Association. Theses artists’ works can be found around the hotel premises as well as featured in 12 selected suites located on the Executive Floor.
Podium Deck & Salt-Water Pools
The hotel is the first hotel in Malacca to have poolside suites. Selected rooms feature a podium deck that opens up to the pool.
Offering spacious accommodations ranging from 31 m2 to 91 m2 that is suitable for business travelers as well as holiday goers. There’s 390 rooms available. Each room is set in contemporary décor with elegant furnishings and amenities. A kitchenette with cooking utensils is also available in every room. Good news, selected rooms are equipped with a queen-sized sofa bed. Just perfect for bigger families who prefer the intimacy of staying together in one room.
At The Pines Melaka (松閑), they provide the amenities box with personalized design and mugs incorporated with local artwork motifs, adding a sense of luxury to your stay.
Spot customized signage in rooms and public areas, personifying a refreshingly creative ambience.
Charmed by its uniqueness, I made the decision to booked a room at The Pines Melaka (松閑)! There are 3 types of room which suits my family consisting of 2 adults + 2 kids.
Spacious at 46 m2 with a King-sized bed facing the river view. It comes with seating area (which can convert into sofa bed) and kitchenette.
Executive Room with Balcony
This double room is spacious at 46 m2 with a King-sized bed or two Twin Beds. It comes with seating area (which can convert into sofa bed), kitchenette, bath tub & balcony.
A spacious suite 45 m2 with a King-sized bed or two Twin Beds. There’s the balcony, direct access to swimming pool and a seating area.
Although I’m tempted to book the poolside suite, I opted for Superior Room instead as the seating area can be converted into a sofa bed. It’s because I’m bringing my helper along so this room fits my family perfectly! Do check out the Rooms Promotion available.
Finally, the day of the vacation and we arrived safely at The Pines Melaka (松閑). We were greeted warmly by the reception and they were truly helpful. After checking out the Restaurant Promotions available, we decided to dine in at The Oak and enjoyed the delicious Tiffin Meal.
Tiffin Meal (RM28.00 nett per set)
Following suit, we went on a tour around the hotel and check out the facilities such as the gym, swimming pool, children playground and many more. Ooh… I realize on level 8, there’s another restaurant & cafe named Grea8. Guests can hang out here for high tea or have cocktails at night.
I left my kids with my helper and went over to catch the theatre performance at Encore Melaka. You can read about my experience here – Encore Melaka . Returning to the hotel, we realized the time was kind of late and facing hungry kids. We decided to dine in at The Oak and enjoyed the buffet dinner. It was the best decision ever, there were varieties of fresh food, grilled and BBQ, sushi, desserts and many more. Our favorite food from the buffet table was the sushi and cakes.
Good night sleep is in order for us to revived our energy! Take a look at the comfy sofa bed (psst…we were fighting to see who gets to sleep in it LOLX)
Next day, all of us woke up early to and went for complimentary buffet breakfast at The Oak. Just love the taste of fresh pastries, pipping nasi lemak, roti canai and noodles to name a few.
Take a guess on what we did next? Of course, hit the swimming pool and children playground. The kids had so much fun in the salt-water pool.
It’s finally time to go home and we will definitely miss The Pines Melaka (松閑). Before leaving, we decided to go for HiTea at The Oak. The food is pretty amazing with tons of varieties. Take your pick of salads, Chinese cuisine, kuih muih, noodles and many more. I’ve got to say the kuih muih are truly fantastic!
HiTealicious Afternoon (RM48.00 nett per adult & RM28.00 nett per child/senior citizen)
You can also step out to purchase your favourite goreng-goreng at Kopitiam & Bakery. There’s nyonya kuih, fried cempedak, fried fritters and fried yams. Not to be missed, is the keropok lekor which is really crispy!
Although I went for a round of street food at Jonker Street, I realized the food served at The Pines Melaka (松閑) was equivalently good as well. Guess, I make the right decision to have most of my meals in the hotel *LOL* We were pretty reluctant to head home but let’s plan another trip to Melaka soon. Needless to say, my choice for hotel will go to The Pines Melaka (松閑).
The Pines Melaka (松閑)
33, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang,
Tel: 06- 240 2323 Lot 2&4, Jalan PJS 11/5, Bandar Sunway,
Email: [email protected]