Revel in Malacca's historical past by staying in one of the old town's beautifully restored Peranakan houses, which have been converted into boutique hotels. Located along Hang Jebat Street, well-known for its Peranakan heritage and antiques, the Hotel Puri has retained almost all the original fittings like marble flooring, Victorian-era tiles and timber carvings. There is also the cozy Galeri Cafe, housed within the building, which serves both local and international cuisine.
The Golden Legacy boasts stunning golden brown facades that serve as an apt visual introduction to its status and standards. One of only 3 five-star hotels in Malacca, it is also the furthest from Bandar Hilir or downtown (though no more than 10 minutes by car). The hotel is rather new and is popular among Japanese package tourists. The central lobby and rooms are elegantly furnished with touches of Straits-era furnishings. Major shopping and dining establishments surround the hotel, including the famous Fajar Shopping Complex.
Here lies the best of Malacca's five-star marques with almost everything going for it. A stone's throw away from A' Famosa Fort and St Paul's Hill, and with the largest shopping mall (Mahkota Parade) as well the numerous conveniences of Taman Melaka Raya at its doorsteps, its locale is unbeatable. All amenities at the hotel are as good as new. Room design is well thought out with tasteful furnishings and most units are endowed with great views of the historic town.
Located just a 5-minute walk from Menara Taming Sari, Seri Costa Hotel features a fitness centre, air-conditioned rooms and 24-hour front desk. Christ Church Melaka is a 10-minute walk away. The classic-style rooms feature a kettle and TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy Malaysian cuisine at the cafe on site. A number of dining options is a short walk away. Seri Costa Hotel is 700 metres from the Stadthuys and 12 km from Malacca International Airport. Melaka River Cruise is a 10-minute walk away.
Located in Malacca, this 4-bedroom holiday house is just a 5-minute drive from the famous Jonker Street. It features living and dining areas and free private parking. The private unit is cooled with air conditioning and a fan. It also offers a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a fridge, an electric kettle and a wardrobe. Bathrooms offer shower facilities. Carol Guesthouse is a 10-minute drive from Mahkota Parade, Dataran Pahlawan and A’Famosa. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a 2-hour drive away.
Inexpensive and centrally located in town, this hostel draws a steady stream of foreign and local backpackers. The shared rooms accommodate up to three people and are furnished with fans. For an additional fee, you get to enjoy the luxury of cool air-conditioning. The hostel also provides laundry services. It is also close to many eateries, ranging from hawker stalls to food courts and restaurants. Don't miss visiting the historical sites of Malacca, most of which are only a 10-minute walk away.
The Grand Southern is a budget hotel located at the fringe of the Malaccan town and is about 15 minutes by car from Bandar Hilir. It occupies the upper levels of a four-storied building and is surrounded by several restaurants and shops selling a variety of goods and services. The room furnishings are basic although all the rooms are air-conditioned and come with attached bathrooms. The hotel caters mainly to budget travelers and the occasional backpacker.
With only about 10 rooms, it is perhaps the simplest type of lodging located in the heart of Melaka Raya. The room rates are highly affordable and will suit even the most cash-strapped backpacker. A big television set in the main hall is by far the only sign of luxury. The guesthouse is surrounded by shops and eateries, so you will have a good time exploring around. A short stroll will bring you to the many attractions left behind from the town's Portuguese past.
A handsome hotel strategically located at the entrance of the famed Heeren Street, it serves as a smart visual introduction to a street where first the colonialists, then the rich and notable, used to set up homes. All rooms are tastefully furnished in a nostalgic Straits style (some with four-post beds) and come complete with good views of the Malacca River. In addition, its small capacity ensures consistently high standards of service.