Hotel Equatorial Melaka vs The Rucksack Caratel

Hotel Equatorial Melaka and The Rucksack Caratel are both rated very highly by professional reviewers. On balance, Hotel Equatorial Melaka is preferred by most writers compared to The Rucksack Caratel. Hotel Equatorial Melaka scores 83 with positive reviews from 4 sources like Oyster, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

Hotel Equatorial Melaka
8 / 10
Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
From $70 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"A solid choice for business and leisure travelers, Equatorial is located in the center of town." Full review
The 22-story hotel has some very good views of Melaka's downtown area -- be sure to request a view when booking.
Rough Guide
"With 493 brightly decorated rooms boasting huge beds, and a total of six restaurants plus poolside dining 7am–7pm, this is one of Melaka’s grandest hotels."
"Hotel Melaka Equatorial is an upper-middle-range chain hotel that's only a five- to 10-minute walk from A Famosa fort and Christ Church." Full review
Lonely Planet
"While it’s a bit frayed around the edges, good discounts online can cut prices nearly in half, making this elegant choice excellent value." Full review
The Rucksack Caratel
7 / 10
107 Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
From $30 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
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Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"There's a fun flashpacker vibe at this great addition to central Melaka City's budget options." Full review

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