The 3 rooms apartment is nested in Ujong Pasir and 5-10 mins away from Melaka Town, Portuguese Settlement and St John Fortress. The Bus stand is in front of the apartment with Seven Eleven, Pharmacy, Food courts and Laundry on the same row.
A big living area with flat screen tv, dvd player, radio that can comfortably accommodate 4-6 persons. The living area also comes with a big window tahat oversea the outdoor swimming pool on the 2nd floor which makes it spectacular during the night.
A dining area with table and chairs for the whole family. The kitchen comes basic with fridge, microwave, kettle, a electric stove for light cooking. It also has a washing machine for your long stay here.
The outdoor big swimming pool with pavilion is a place to laze around during the afternoon and top it up with some sunbathing. A great place for picnic as well for the whole family.
Normally I will be around when you check in to the apartment. Will give some advice on Melaka town and the attractions to get to.
If you are arriving at the airport (KLIA or LCCT). I am able to arrange a private taxi pick up from the airport to Melaka. So you won't waste any time at the airport to work your way around.
The Strait Court Apartments is located at the popular neighborhood of Ujong Pasir which is closest to Melaka town and attractions. The location is just nice to be a little away from the hustle bustle of the Melaka City but you are just within walking distance to all the needs during your holiday such as restaurants, local food courts, shopping malls, convenient stores, clinic, pharmacy, automated laundry and kopi tiam (coffee shops).
Red Panorama Bus No 17 - The bus stand is just outside the apartment which is easily accessible to major attractions in Melaka and the other part of the town. The bus route will terminate at the main bus station for interstate connections.
If you are more adventurous, we are able to rent you scooters. This will sure fill up your stay in Melaka and see all the attractions that are scattered across extended in the city. As you know, transportation here is not well connected.
Scooters Rental (starts from US$50 per week / US$15/Day) - Go around Melaka and beyond to Gunung Ledang, Tioman Island, Muar and etc.
There is a lot to love about the apartment at Straights Courts. First of all, it is very spacious, modern, and clean. Plenty of room for a family, a group of friends, and more than enough for a couple. There's a TV, good AC, and the kitchen is adequate and allows for light cooking and has all of the utensils we needed. However, there's a great hawker court across the street and others in the neighborhood so you don't really have to cook if you don't want to. The apartment complex is not in the city center - it is close to the Portuguese Settlement (which was a bit disappointing). It's about 30-45 minute walk, or 10 minute bus ride to the center. The bus schedule is inconsistent and sometimes we had to wait a long time for a bus, but if you are patient, you don't necessarily need a car. A motorbike would probably be nice if you plan to go to town every day or explore around Melaka.
There is a neighborhood mosque that is quite loud and the morning call to prayer woke us up around 6am each day. This is something that we got used to, and earplugs helped. Unless you are Muslim, of course :)
The complex has a nice swimming pool and thought there are two buildings attached, the pool is usually empty. Donald the host is friendly, helpful and responded quickly when we had questions or needed something. He owns a few apartments in the building so you can ask to see the others if they are vacant and he's happy to let you take your pick.
If you require wireless internet, do discuss the wifi/internet situation with him before booking. There was confusion between us and Donald about the wifi and whether it was included in the price of the apartment. In the end, we worked it out and Donald was fair about it but it would have made things smoother to discuss ahead of time. The information regarding wifi internet on the website is not clear.
A nice and clean apartment with good location.
easily to get downtown
Donald is a good and friendly person.