If I am travelling from Chinatown in KL to stay at the Puri via bus. How close is the hotel to a major intercity bus drop off?
It's about a 15-minute cab ride from Melaka Sentral to the hotel and it should cost about 30myr. There is a bus too that will drop you off near the Dutch church and from there the hotel is a 10-min walk - not recommended if you have luggage. The bus costs about 3myr.
It took about 10/15 minutes in a taxi (20-30 ringgit) to get from Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal to Hotel Puri. This is traffic dependant. Inside Melaka Sentral is a kiosk to pre-pay your taxi fair.
Get an answer from Hotel Puri staff and past guests.