Comfort definitely ranks among the top priorities for many travellers when it comes to booking for a hotel stay. Then, there’s the boutique hotel which combines comfort and a unique design of its own! It can be anything from the Instagram-worthy contemporary decor to the bespoke furnishing reminiscent of the olden days. And here, we have the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Malacca you can check out during your next visit!
1) The Nest House
A luxury guest house that feels like home, The Nest House is tastefully designed with a subtle touch of modernity and elegance. Each room is well-ventilated, thanks to the high ceilings as well as block feature walls and heat-reflective glass windows. The Nest House has a garden courtyard, a sky deck where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Malacca and a well-stocked pantry with complimentary drinks, snacks and morning fruits. Another reason that makes The Nest House an ideal stay is its strategic Bandar Hilir location. It is a mere 5-minute walk to the bustling Dataran Pahlawan and around 15 minutes to the famous Jonker Street.
2) Rosa Malacca
Contemporary style meets comfort at Rosa Malacca, an award-winning boutique hotel featuring an industrial design and exposed brick walls that bring out its characteristics. They have five different rooms including Deluxe Twins, Deluxe King, Premier King, Premier Family and Family Suite, depending on the number of guests. Expect amenities like complimentary high-speed WiFi, a LED TV with over 20 free channels, an electronic in-room safe as well as laundry service and dry cleaning. You can enjoy free access to the gym as well while the hotel provides both 24-hour front desk and security. In case you are hungry, there’s the Bica & Co Cafe which serves comfort food like pasta, sandwiches and chicken dishes. You can even shop some of their in-house brand merchandises at RS General Store, namely tote bags and clothing items.
3) The Rucksack Caratel
Imagine waking up in the morning and find yourself greeted with a beautiful garden view outside the high glass windows. The Rucksack Caratel has that and more. Depending on the type of room, you can also choose from a street or pool & garden view. Each room comes well-equipped with amenities like free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV with cable channels and safety deposit box. And if you need to stretch out, there’s a swimming pool overlooking the floral garden of Melaka Sultanate Palace and a Caravan Park, where you can sweat it out by playing basketball or riding the stationary bike.
4) The Majestic Malacca Hotel
At the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site lies a beautifully-restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion of the Majestic Malacca Hotel. They even retain some of its original structures, namely the Victorian porcelain tile flooring and teakwood fittings. The hotel has 54 rooms in total, where each of them has elegant furnishings reminiscent of the olden days, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as silk drapes and timber flooring. When comes to the dining experience, The Majestic Malacca Hotel covers various delectable cuisines ranging from Nyonya to Western and Kristang dishes.
5) Timez Modern Heritage Hotel
If there’s one thing about Timez Modern Heritage Hotel that impresses the most, it has to be their uniquely-designed rooms. Each room has its own cultural identities. Five, to be exact, including inspired elements from Peranakan, Chinese, British, Portuguese and Dutch. The hotel is also well-equipped with facilities to fulfil your needs, namely complimentary WiFi, flatscreen TV and a minibar. Hungry guests, in the meantime, can look forward to the hotel’s in-house SuperRabbit Cafe which serves both local and international cuisines.
6) Jonker Boutique Hotel
Located within the popular Jonker Street, this three 3-storey shop lot-turned-boutique hotel houses a total of 16 rooms. Combining both traditional Art Deco facade and pillars with modern-looking rooms on the inside, Jonker Boutique Hotel has five different options to choose from. This includes Deluxe, Grand Deluxe Double, Grand Deluxe Family, Premier Deluxe and Superior rooms. The hotel also offers special deals for guests such as complimentary use of mobile data and long-stay discount.
7) Liu Men Melaka – by Preference
From its well-restored, predominantly white pre-war heritage buildings to the eclectic mix of Eastern and Western designs, it’s like stepping between the past and the present at Liu Men. They have five room types available, with the Parameswara Suite being the most luxurious of them all. Suitable for small families, this spacious suite on the top floor has everything from a living room to a separate bedroom and even a private balcony. Not to be left out is Dapur Liu Men, offering scrumptious delights like nasi lemak and Balkusia Hi-Tea Set with assorted Nyonya kuih.
8) 5 Heeren Museum Residence
Ever wonder what is it like to stay in a Peranakan-style room? This is where the 5 Heeren Museum Residence comes in, with the majority of its building restored and preserved with its original structures. As a result, it’s like stepping into the past, complete with furnishings that reflect the Peranakan culture. Choose one of the three different room types including Standard Suite, Family Suite or River View Suite. For the latter, it even comes with a private balcony overlooking the Straits of Melaka.
9) Moty Hotel
Moty Hotel consists of 80 rooms and suites, with four different types to choose from: Deluxe, Premium, Family or Studio. Expect a spacious and elegantly-designed interior with facilities like free WiFi, LED TV with satellite programmes as well as coffee & tea-making facilities. Apart from that, take a dip at their indoor swimming pool or rejuvenate at the steam or sauna room. Food-wise, enjoy all-day dining at the fusion restaurant of Mo Tasty, where they serve both Malaysian and international cuisines. And given its strategic location, it’s a mere walking distance to Mahkota Parade and Jonker Street.
10) 45 Lekiu Melaka Guest House
Here’s a stylish boutique hotel with old-school charm, thanks to its restored 1941 pre-war Art Deco building and an interior-design combo that fuses both old and new. Guests can expect various facilities like complimentary WiFi, flatscreen HDTV with stereo & satellite channel as well as a roof garden and outdoor lounge setting. Not to forget 45 Lekiu Melaka Guest House is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the famous Jonker Street.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.