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The last time when I was in Melaka walking along Jonker Street, by chance I saw workers were doing the final touching up of Fomec Boutique Hotel. Hence, I made a mental note to try this fairly new hotel the next time.
Here we were at Fomecs Boutique Hotel from 7 Aug to 9 Aug 2015. Booked triple deluxe room with attached bathroom at MYR 196.2 per night through Agoda. No breakfast included.
The location was awesome. It is just at the end of Jonker Walk , directly opposite Jonker Boutique Hotel. Tang Guesthouse is next to JBH which we stayed before. Lots of eateries within walking distance. During weekends around this area, roadside hawker stalls are setup in the night where you can soak up the atmosphere of open air eating. Just hope it does not rain. Not too hygienic but just enjoy the food and smell. Town bus 17 bus-stop is just around the corner where we took to Melaka Sentral, the hub of domestic and interstate buses.
There is a stage nearby where during weekends, there will be singing going on. Some reviewers had mentioned about the loud singing. Fortunately for us, our room was at the end, hence we were not much affected.
Triple deluxe room consists of double bed and a single bed. Quite comfortable. Aircon is working fine. Free wifi in the room is strong. Was disappointed a flask was provided and not a kettle. However, a water dispenser with hot and cold water is located at the common corridor. I am hoping for a safe deposit box inside the room but was disappointed. Wifi in the room was working fine.
Bath room is big enough with strong water pressure of hot and cold water. Usual toiletries and bathing towels are provided. Clean. Housekeeping is done daily with fresh replacement of toiletries.
Check-in is fast and simple. Need to pay MYR100 as deposit which is refundable. There is also a MYR2 heritage charge per night which I still did not know why. Neither did the front-office staff when I asked me. Reception is at the 1st floor and there is no lift. Reception area is big and snacks/drinks are sold at the counter.
Right below Fomecs is the newly open souvenir shop and Backland Café where I found the latte was aromatic and nice. Did not try the cake though.
It is quite an enjoyable short stay though I still cannot convince myself why this is a boutique hotel. Recently, I notice there are many hotels in Melaka which have “boutique” on the names in which I am trying to seek what does boutique imply for such hotels.