It is surprisingly interesting that Malaysia is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of these celebrated site is the city of Malacca. This Capital city was once a famous port city that has survived through the ages. Its streets are still richly alive today with the essence of its long history.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking down a street that has been trodden upon for generations. It’s not enough to know, it has to be felt. So if you are ever planning a visit, here are some notable hotels to consider which situated right in the heart of this historical marvel.
Boasted to have incomparable riverside views of Melaka River, this modern 3-star boutique hotel also has a restaurant and coffee bar by the river where one can relax and watch the comings and goings on. As an added bonus, the famous Jonker Street and the Red Square are all just minutes away on foot.
Rates start from: RM130++
Styles Hotel Melaka
This 5-storey boutique hotel, spots a stunning interior design incorporating Portuguese tiles in their clean and comfortable rooms as a nod to the 130-year reign over the port city. Visitors can enjoy the benefits of having Jonker Walk’s shops and cafes are right outside their doorsteps and the warm hospitality of the hotel staff.
Rates start from: RM170++
Timez Modern Boutique Hotel
Hidden away along the more peaceful Jalan Hang Kasturi, this boutique hotel’s notable theme pays homage to Malacca’s rich history. Their hotel rooms are artfully designed in themes of the city heritage of varied cultures. In fact, their Dutch Square Room is inspired by the close by famous Red Square.
Rates start from: RM150++
Aava Malacca Hotel
Focusing on its historical roots, the Aava Malacca Hotel embraces Peranakan motifs in its furnishings and design, while managing incorporating some light modern touches blending the old and the new. The hotel is suitable launching point to check out the weekend Jonker Street night market situated right down the road.
Rates start from: RM210++
Gingerflower Boutique Hotel
The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel prides itself on presenting an authentic rustic Malay kampung vibe, with its rooms sporting wooden flooring and furniture and having batik motif of its bed runners. Found alongside the hotel on Jalan Tun Cheng Lock, a mere three minutes away is the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.
Rates start from: RM200++