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A Throwback To The Past: 10 Great Heritage Hotels In Malacca!

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Coined the ‘heritage capital’ of Malaysia, Malacca has an abundance of well preserved heritage buildings from its glory days as a trading empire, connecting the east to the west, as well as colonial structures from its historical past; many of which have been converted into contemporary boutique hotels! Instead of staying in a generic 'photo-copy hotel’ room, have you ever thought of staying in a restored post-war mansion built in the 1920s? Or maybe going for a spa retreat in a refurbished colonial era building?

Charming as they are enchanting, these heritage hotels send you back in time to olden day Malacca, while also providing you the luxury of modern day comforts and amenities! Follow this list to see the top 10 best heritage hotels in Malacca!

1. Heeren Straits Hotel (from USD 37)

Heeren Straits Hotel offers you a private and comfortable stay in its 10 elegantly designed rooms in a restored Peranakan culture townhouse! Finished with warm hard-wood flooring and heritage inspired furniture, along with traditional batik soft-furnishings, you’ll also enjoy modern living amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV and rain showers!

Located in a prominent tourist hotspot, visiting Malacca’s many attractions could be done with ease!

Heeren Straits Hotel

Address: 152 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Price: from 37 USD

CCTV outside property Daily housekeeping Shuttle service (additional charge) Breakfast takeaway containers Kids' outdoor play equipment Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay

2. The Majestic Hotel (from USD 127)

Have a relaxing stay in a restored 1920s mansion along the banks of Malacca River, complete with an in-house spa and swimming pool! After a long day of antique shopping at the near Jonker walk, and cafe hopping around town, this is the perfect place to have a respite! Shower off the grime in its marble bathrooms complete with a luxurious bathtub and rain shower! The Majestic Hotel’s rooms are attractive and easy on they eyes with its cool pastel tones, fitted with hard wood flooring and cozy furniture.

The Majestic Malacca Hotel

Address: 188, Jalan Bunga Raya
Price: from 127 USD

Private parking Laundry Safety deposit box Lift Babysitting/child services Car hire Valet parking Breakfast takeaway containers

3. Settlement Hotel (from USD 39)

Looking to pamper yourself after a tough month at work? Book a luxurious villa at this post war 1960’s mansion converted into a contemporary boutique hotel! Its luxury villas are lavishly decorated with elegant wooden furniture with traditional carvings, cozy king sized 4-poster beds, with en suite bathroom complete with a large stone bathtub and rain-shower! Stay in, and have a relaxing day at the spa, or just laze by the pool or in its garden. Aptly named the Settlement Hotel, it is located a 5-minute walk from Malacca’s Portuguese Settlement, while Mahkota Parade and Hatten Square are a near 15-minute drive. (If you ever feel like leaving the premise that is!)

The Settlement Hotel

Address: No. 63, Jalan Ujong Pasir, World UNESCO Heritage City Melaka
Price: from 39 USD

WiFi available in all areas Daily housekeeping Safety deposit box Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Kid meals Lift Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Process in place to check health of guests

4. The Baba House

Highlighting traditional Peranakan culture, The Baba House exudes heritage with its detailed carvings and old-world furnishings! Housed in a heritage building, The Baba House offers traditional massage services as well as authentic Peranakan dishes in its restaurant. A perfect spot to start your exploration around Malacca, you can rent a bike to visit all the nearby historic landmarks like the Christ Church or the prominent A'Famosa!

The Baba House

Address: 125-127 Jalan Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Malacca-City, Malaysia

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5. Gingerflower Boutique Hotel (from USD 33)

A charming accommodation overlooking Bandar Hilir, The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is a favorite among locals and tourists, with its large, air-conditioned, traditionally decorated rooms, equipped with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi access and satellite flat-screen TV. Finding its home along Jonker Street, you’ll have plenty of dining options within the area, with Mahkota Parade being a near five-minute drive away!

Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

Address: No. 13, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Price: from 33 USD

Family rooms Parking Delivered food is securely covered Non-smoking rooms Breakfast takeaway containers Daily housekeeping Ironing service Internet services

6. Casa Del Rio (from USD 141)

Casa Del Rio (House by the River) is an elegant hotel inspired by the layers of cultures that have passed through Malacca in past times. You’ll definitely be transported into another place with its Mediterranean inspired architecture and interior design; with a deep earthy colour palette, rustic chandeliers, rounded archways and wooden fixings. You’ll find comfort staying in their modernly decorated rooms, complemented by plump cushioned chairs and wooden bed frames. Casa Del Rio offers luxurious facilities that include an infinity pool and three in-house dining options! If you want to walk around in your vagabond shoes, Jonker Street is a mere one-minute walk away while the Sultanate Palace is just a six-minute driving distance.

Casa del Rio Melaka

Address: 88, Jalan Kota Laksamana
Price: from 141 USD

Outdoor pool Outdoor pool (all year) Room service Walking tours Massage Shuttle service (free) Family rooms Private check-in/check-out

7. 1825 Gallery Hotel (from USD 28)

Offering you comfort with a river view, make yourself at home at 1825 Gallery Hotel, a warm and cozy stay in its minimalist and spacious rooms, with a picturesque view of the Malacca River. It’s a perfect place if you’re on a budget! Coming with complimentary breakfast meals, dine in their lush green garden before you head out to the near heritage sites around, like the Sam Po Kong Temple and the Porta de Santiago!

1825 Gallery Hotel

Address: 27, Jalan Bunga Raya
Price: from 28 USD

WiFi available in all areas Fire extinguishers Restaurant Soundproof rooms Non-smoking throughout Garden Air conditioning Daily housekeeping

8. Jonker Boutique Hotel (from USD 35)

Talking about an immersive stay, Jonker Boutique Hotel is housed in a stylish three-storey refurbished heritage building along Jonker Street. Have a stay in its modern, spacious and air-conditioned rooms. Located on a UNESCO heritage site, this hotel is surrounded by many well-loved eateries and hawker stalls; selling Malacca’s famous Chicken Rice Balls, Chendol and Peranakan Cuisines! This is the perfect place to stay if you’re going for a food trail around Malacca.

Jonker Boutique Hotel

Address: 84, Jalan Tokong,
Price: from 35 USD

Physical distancing rules followed Invoice provided Private parking WiFi Free WiFi Face masks for guests available Ticket service Concierge service

9. Swiss Heritage Boutique (from USD 22)

A great place if you have a big family, Swiss Heritage Boutique offers you an elegant and convenient stay for your family in the heart of Jonker Street! Location being its prime selling point, Swiss Heritage Boutique is close to most of Malacca’s top attractions like Stadthuys, Hardrock café, Malacca Stamp World Museum, Kota A-Famosa and others. All rooms are fitted with modern comforts like air-conditioning and flat-screen TV with satellite channels, while you can find the en suite bathroom is completed with towels, shower facility, hairdryer and complementary toiletries.

Swiss Hotel Heritage Boutique Melaka

Address: 168, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
Price: from 22 USD

On-site parking WiFi Newspapers CCTV outside property Free parking Air conditioning Fax/photocopying Parking

10. Sterling Boutique Hotel (from USD 32)

If luxury is on your mind, then luxury is what you shall have at the Sterling Boutique Hotel! Being one of the newest additions to the boutique hotels of Malacca, the rooms are elegant and tastefully designed, spacious and are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a well-stocked minibar. Some rooms include a spa bathtub or a hot tub. Also eco-friendly, the private bathrooms include solar powered hot-water showers!

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka

Address: No. 43, Jalan Temenggong
Price: from 32 USD

Mini-market on site Thermometers for guests provided by property Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Designated smoking area Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

Heritage stays with modern comforts

Having the best of both worlds, expect to be immersed in olden day Malacca in these boutique hotels, from the vintage architecture, to the interior design and heritage inspired room furniture, while also having a comfortable contemporary stay with all the readily available modern day amenities (like Wi-Fi)! On a last note, don’t forget to complement your visit with these heritage Malaccan foods! Trust me, your trip here won’t be complete without them! Have fun planning!

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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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