Melaka also known as Malacca is a famous historical city in Malaysia with history dating back as far back as 1400 when the Malay Sultanate first began. Today, it’s well-loved tourist spot where historical remnants are carefully preserved to offer visitors a glimpse of the city’s famous past. Here’s our a list of 10 best boutique hotels in Melaka for you to check in into when you exploring the city’s history and rich culture.
1. Courtyard @ Heeren
Located along ‘rich man’s street’ in Melaka’s Chinatown where the old Chinese and Peranakan businessmen built their homes, Courtyard @ Hereen offers you the convenient access to the city’s rich and colour past. In fact, you are staying in luxury and comfort in one of these beautiful historical building with intricate ornamented facade. The city’s history and tradition is the inspiration behind Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel, which offers a taste of the old world combined with the best in modern design and convenience.
2. The Majestic Hotel
Located at the banks of the Malacca River, this grand white building with green windows is a sight to behold. Upon stepping in, you will feel as if you been transported back in time to the yesteryears. Consisting of 2 buildings, the main building where the reception and restaurant are, is originally a Peranakan mansion dated back in 1920s. The new building is an addition, houses 54 rooms and suites, and mirrors the original architecture of the old building.
Address: 188, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka |Tel: +606 289 8000 | Reservation +603 2783 1000 | Email: [email protected] Website: The Majestic Melaka | Facebook: YTL Hotels | Instagram: @ytlhotels | READ MORE
3. Jonker Boutique Hotel
Located at Jonker Walk just right in front of the Jonker Street Stage, the hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to be right smack in the action. With great local eats and the weekend shopping streets right at your doorstep, you are promised both comfort and convenience.
Address: 82 – 86A & B, Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka | Tel: +606 282 5151 | Website: Jonker Boutique Hotel
4. Casa Del Rio Melaka
Known to the locals as “Home by the river,” this hotel overlooks the Melaka River and offers a panoramic sight to the city. The first 5-star Luxury Boutique hotel in Melaka, the architectural design pays tribute to the Portuguese heritage of Melaka and the unique Melaka Sultanate. In addition, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the heart of historic old Melaka and famous Jonker Street.
5. The Sterling Boutique Hotel
Just 5 minutes walk away from The Stadhuys and Jonker Street, The Sterling is thoughtfully located in the city’s heritage zone. The Sterling offers 37 luxuriously furnished rooms. While you are there, go dine at The Loft, Malacca’s only rooftop dinner venue with an enchanting view of roofscapes and charming alleys of Melaka.
6. Venus Boutique Hotel
Converted from shophouses with a not so long ago history, this hotel is big on its colour theme purple and offers comfortable and modern furnished rooms.
7. The Baba House
Housed in a historic building, be charmed by the traditional Chinese Baroque and Chinese Palladian Style of this boutique hotel. It’s collection of antique furniture, Chinese Victorian and Dutch design interior are some of the elements that set The Baba House Hotel apart from the other hotels in Melaka.
Address: 121 – 127, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka | Tel: +606 281 1216, +606 281 2168 | Website: The Baba House | Email: [email protected] & [email protected] l Facebook: TheBabaHouseMelaka | READ MORE
8. Gingerflower Boutique Hotel
This quaint hotel is a beautifully restored Peranakan Townhouse right in the heart of Melaka’s UNESCO Heritage site. Located within walking distance of Jonker Walk, the Malacca River, Christchurch and most of the interesting sites of Melaka, the hotel encompasses many of the interesting aspects of Peranakan and Dutch architecture and design such as antique artisanal colourful tiles and antique marble yet at the same time modernised to provide a luxurious and comfortable stay.
9. Hotel Puri Melaka
The hotel is a carefully restored Peranakan house that once belonged to the decendants of an eminent philanthropist and rubber plantation owner, Tan Kim Seng. Extending 100 metres long, get ready to be charmed by its beautiful and intricately decorated façade and the impressive length of the house. While retaining its heritage, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its guests.
10. The Settlement Hotel
The Settlement Hotel Melaka was restored from the once tired-looking 1960’s 4-storey government building located at the fringe of the Portuguese Settlement along Jalan Ujong Pasir, World UNESCO Heritage City Melaka. It has now become an intimate boutique hotel that showcases the unique intertwined cultures and the rich heritage of Melaka. The Settlement Hotel boasts a 45-room residence block and 4 villas spread elegantly over a total built-up area of 35,000 square feet of garden and lawn.
Whether you’re looking for a historical adventure or curious about the local culture, Melaka is an exciting city that offers both and more. Complement your stay in this great city by staying at any of these wonderful boutique hotels.