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Melaka Hotels – Finding the Best Hotel in Melaka

Best Hotel in Melaka - Majestic Hotel


Melaka or Malacca is a city with great historical significance and located near the Straits of Malacca. The city is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The state of Melaka has 3 districts such as Alor Gajah, Jasin and Central Malacca. Malacca city is the capital of the state. The tourists can find several historical places, buildings, museums, and monuments in Melaka. The tourists can enjoy several other attractions such as cultural parks and theme parks.

Best Hotel in Melaka

To enjoy various tourist destinations in Melaka, you can find several hotels in Melaka that offer different types of accommodation depending on the budget and requirements of the visitors. Below are some of the best and recommended hotel to stay in Melaka:

Hotel Equatorial

Hotel Equatorial in Melaka is one of the best hotels in Melaka. The tourists can reach St. Paul’s Hill and A’Famosa Fort by walking from this hotel. Mahkota Parade shopping complex, Jonker’s Street and antique shopping area are also within the walking distance from Hotel Equatorial. In this hotel, there are 496 well-furnished suites and rooms with all the amenities such as Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym, massage service, etc. The visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, golfing, table tennis, and tennis as the hotel provide all these facilities.


Address: Bandar Hilir, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 282 8333

Hatten Hotel Melaka

Hatten Hotel Malacca is one of the best hotel in Melaka with more than 700 rooms and suites for the guests. The hotel is situated in close proximity with the popular tourist destinations in Malacca such as A’Famosa, Menara Taming Sari, Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall, etc. The restaurant at this hotel provides all-day-dining facility. Some of the facilities provided by this hotel are gymnasium, spa, swimming pool, ballroom, and meeting rooms.

Address: Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 286 9696

Casa Del Rio

Casa del Rio is a luxurious hotel located near Melaka River with 66 rooms in Mediterranean style. Each room has private balcony overlooking the river or courtyard. Some of the amenities provided by the hotel are organized cruises, rooftop pool, gymnasium, spa, and Wi-Fi facility.

Address: Jalan Laksamana 88, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 289 6888

Jonker Boutique Hotel

The Jonker Boutique Hotel is a one of the best hotels in Melaka, which is located near the topmost tourist destinations. The hotel is surrounded by coffee shops, Peranakan houses, bars, eateries, and antique shops. This boutique hotel has only 16 rooms, all of them are spacious with teak floorings. Private car park is the main attraction of this hotel. The facilities offered by the hotel are air-conditioned rooms, safe deposit locker, hairdryer in every room, tea/coffee maker, valet service, and many more.

Address: Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 282 5151

The Baba House

The Baba House is a budget hotel situated nearby Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and several other tourist attractions like Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. This hotel offers different facilities like Spa, Wi-Fi connection, coffee/tea maker, telephone connection, and meeting rooms.

Address: 125-127 Jalan Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Malacca-City, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 281 2168

The Majestic Malacca

The Majestic Malacca is among the best hotels in Melaka. The hotel was the mansion of a Chinese merchant and some of the original decorations are still maintained in the hotel. The hotel has three restaurants, conference rooms, swimming pools, library, and a gymnasium. The Majestic Malacca hotel has 54 rooms and suites that are luxuriously decorated.

Address: 188 Jalan Bunga Raya 75100 Melaka, 75100, Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (3) 2783 1000

The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

This hotel is located in a Peranakan townhouse with 13 luxurious rooms featuring Italian bathrooms, Wi-Fi connections, rain showers, valet service, 24-hour reception, telephone connection, and satellite TV. The different types of rooms available in this hotel are superior double room, deluxe double room, executive double room, and luxury double room.

Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 288 1331

Hotel Puri Melaka

Hotel Puri Melaka is one of the best hotels in Melaka, which situated only 20 minutes drive from North-South Highway and 5 minutes away from central bus station. The hotel is in a Peranakan house that is restored beautifully. Enjoy the hotel facilities such as conference room, laundry service, babysitting facility, Wi-Fi, safety box, room service, television, and coffee/tea making facility.

Address: 118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka, 75200 Malacca Johor and South, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 281 7388

Mahkota Hotel Melaka

Mahkota Hotel Melaka is situated in the heart of Melaka, the city’s main entertainment and shopping area. The tourists can reach to various historical sites by walking from the hotel. The hotel consists of 480 rooms and apartments that are well-furnished. The hotel offers all the modern facilities to the guests. Mahkota Hotel Melaka offers facilities such as tennis court, bar, conference room, amenities for disabled people, babysitting, room service, fitness center, restaurant, etc.

Address: Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 (6) 281 2828

These are some of the best hotel in Melaka, which are popular among tourists as well. If you want to suggest a Melaka hotel then please do so by adding comments below.

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Top 10 Historical Places to Visit in Melaka (Malacca)

A Famosa Fort Melaka


Melaka is a small state of Malaysia that covers not more than 1,664 km² area. This small state with population of around 800,000 in 2010 offers great hospitality to the visitors. You will find plenty of tourist attractions, best restaurants and shopping places here, but let us now introduce you to the aspect of Melaka that made it one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO. There are plenty of places to visit in Melaka that attract tourists, especially those interested in heritage history.

Top 10 Historical places to visit in Melaka

Melaka has been ruled by Portuguese, Dutch, British Japanese and every ruler has left their mark in the city. It is also strategically located on the straits of Malacca, which is the third largest strait in the world.

Here is our hand picked top 10 places to visit in Melaka with historical background. Read on as you will find it handy when in Melaka.


1. St Paul’s Hill

The St Paul’s Hill is surrounded by a lot of historical places and restaurants. You have to climb up the hill to see the St Paul’s Church which is one of the great historical places of the city and country. The Church was first constructed in 1521. The Church is today part of Malacca Museum Complex. The building was just a chapel in 1521, which the Christians of that time dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In the end of the sixteenth century the Church was renamed Igreja de Madre de Deus.

Due to rich heritage St Paul’s Hill is on the top among 10 best places to visit in Melaka.

2. St Peter’s Church

The St Peter’s Church was built in 1710 by the Portuguese Catholics. The building was completed in the Dutch reign. Being a world heritage site, it is the oldest Catholic Church in the country. People still visit the Church and attend sermons in the big halls. There is a bell in the Church that mentions that the building was erected in early seventeenth century. Do visit this historical place, you will also find an alabaster statue of the Christ.

3. Christ Church Melaka

A little younger than the other historical Churches in Melaka, the Christ Church was built in 1753. It is the Protestant Church located just near the St. Paul Hill. Captain of the Malacca Burghers, Abraham de Wind laid the foundation stone of the Church. It took around 12 years to complete the Church. After the completion of this Church, it became the primary Dutch Converted Church google in Dutch Malacca replacing the Bovenkerk. The Red building adds to the elegance of the environment around even today.

Christ Church Melaka is in the city center which is best known as red square. You will not miss this among other places to visit in Melaka.

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4. Syed Al Attas Mansion

This building reminds of the Muslim rule in Malacca. The Syed Al Attas Mansion was the building owned by Syed Mohammad Al Attas who was a Muslim opponent of the Dutch in late 1800. Today, the place serves as the Penang Islamic Museum. You may visit the museum between 9:30 am to 6:00 pm any day other than Tuesday. The place reflects the lifestyle of the Muslim rules of that time.

5. Heeren Street

The Heeren Street is located just near the Jonker Street in Melaka but it’s importance still stand. This place is one of the most important roads. The visitors to the Jonker Walk also visit this place and visitors especially come here to see how some of the residential use buildings were converted to the finest restaurants and historical places. The place was once inhabited by the richest Malaccan families. Thus, it was famous as the “Millionaires’ Row”. Walk in the Heeren Street and be glad since you are lucky enough to visit the place that once welcomed only the richest.

The simplicty of Heeren street is unique so keep this among your places to visit in Melaka list.

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6. The Stadthuys

In the cluster of historical places in Malacca, the Stadthuys is also counted. The name of the place is a Dutch word that means a city hall. The buildings in the place are painted red, thus it is also known as the Red Square. This is the place connected to almost all parts of the city and you can call it the heart of Malacca Town. The Dutch Governor of Malacca built it in 1650. The Stadthuys is reserved as a Museum of History and Ethnography today. The place stores some of traditional costumes and artifacts that remind you of history of Malacca.

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7. Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese Temple

The Cheng Hoon Teng temple or “Temple of Green Cloud” reminds of the Chinese architecture in Malacca. The Chinese used to practice three Doctrines here including Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is one of oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. Just near the Harmony Street, the Temple covers 4,600 m² area which is beautifully decorated. There is also a 7 meter pole that has a red flag with names of three captains.

For a unique experience, keep this temple among the list of places to visit in Melaka.

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8. Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain

In the Stadthuys, there is a Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain that serves as a central place from where you can visit almost all the historical places of the city. The Queen Victoria Regina date mentioned on the fountain is 1837 to 1901. Almost every tourist to Melaka likes to have a photo by this fountain since it is both beautiful and historical. Getting here early is the key else you might have to get in a queue to take a picture in front of the fountain.

9. Dutch Square

The Dutch Square and Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain are located at a same place. The Dutch Square or the Malacca Town Square is monument of the British administration that was built in the mid of 17th century , and the Dutch lined it with the main townhouse, or Stadthuys, along with the Dutch Reformed Church, now called Christ Church.The red buildings in the square look great in the night lights.

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10. Tan Kim Seng Bridge Melaka

On the River Melaka, the Tan Kim Seng Bridge is most famous as well as important. There was a rich Chinese trader and philanthropist in 19th century after whom the bridge is named. He donated the bridge to the town. Tan Kim donated bridge as well as land for Chinese cemetery to the town. You can find the bridge near Clock tower.

The unique aspect of Melaka is preservance of heritage sites to date. I hope you find top 10 historical places to visit in Melaka list handy. If you want to suggest a place then please feel free to add below in comments. If you’re traveling in Malaysia and would like to know best places to visit, below are some of the recommended guides:

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Top 15 Places to See in Melaka

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The Dutch possession of Malaysia is quite eminent from the Red Square (Dutch Square) area. You can witness two of the most prominent landmarks of the area which includes the Christ Church and the old town hall or Stadthuys. You can also enjoy a tri-shaw ride in the area and indulge yourself in some souvenir shopping.

Located at the top of St. Paul’s Hill, the St. Paul’s Church ruins make for some photography shots. You can have some amazing views of the city from the top of the hill after the brief walk up. The place has been well maintained and preserved by the local authorities. The tomb stone and relic inscriptions will allow you to get a detailed insight into the history of the church.

Built in 1645, Cheng Hoong Teng temple certainly offers its visitors with a calm, serene and tranquil environment to offer their prayers. You will be fascinated by the architectural style along with the carvings of this Buddhist temple. The place mostly remains free from tourists and serves as a nice retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The wealth of the Baba Nyonya family can be witnessed at this museum which has been kept in a similar way as it was during the earlier times. The place desires to share the way of life and history of Baba Nyonya and you can take advantage of a guided tour which is included in the package.

It is easy to miss the place from the outside but the interiors are more refined. The place opens around eleven in the morning and has been declared as a UNESCO heritage site. You can get a brief idea about the history, architecture and culture of early shop houses that were based in Melaka. Admission is free of charge.

A visit to this museum will take you back to the times of the famous admiral of China, Cheng He also known as Zheng Ho. A short video accompanied by a thirty minute guided tour is all included within the entry fee. The displays and exhibits of the museum are extremely informative and certain to appeal to history lovers.

While in Chinatown expect something unusual and unique at all times. This vibrant place boasts of eye-catchy architecture and brilliant lighting. The center of the Chinatown is at Jonker Street, where you wouldn’t want to miss out on the bustling weekend night markets. Places to eat are available in plenty and certainly the best place to hang out in Melaka.

A visit to this place will take you back to the culture and history of Malaysia. This century old home acts as a living museum village which is presently inhabited by the granddaughter of the actual owner of the house. She is extremely courteous and will guide you through her house to get a better understanding of how people used to live in the past.

This is actually the replica of the original palace also known by the name Istana. There are more than one thousand three hundred exhibits along with drawings, photographs, prints and artefacts. You will be left amazed by this three storey replica which has been divided into three galleries and eight chambers.

Located in the Red(Dutch) Square, Christ Church is a favourite among the locals as well as tourists from all over the world. The church dates back to eighteenth century and offers you with a peaceful and cool ambience inside. This area around the Christ Church remains extremely crowded and it is a better idea to come early and take some nice photographs.

The Famosa Fort in Melaka is a popular tourist destination and an important historic landmark. You can visit the fort preferably during the morning so as to avoid the crowd. You can also click some nice pictures standing in front of the canons which were actually used during the early times.

Built in 1781, Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple has been quite well maintained over the years. The temple is dedicated towards Lord Ganesha (Vonyagar) and consists of elaborate and intricate decorations. If you are in Jonker Street area then, it is definitely worth a visit to this temple. You can also visit during the evening time when the (puja) worship takes place.

The Menara Taming Sari happens to be the lone gyro tower of Malaysia. The ride will take you to heights from where you can good views of sea and the city. If you are holidaying with your family then, it can turn out to be a great experience for the entire family. The best time is the evening as from the top you can spectacular views of the sun setting down.

Built in the year 1856, the St. Francis Xavier Church is situated at Jalan Laksamana. The neo-gothic structure is located quite close to some of the popular scenic spots of the city which will make it convenient and easy for you. If you observe closely then you’ll find that the structure tilts slightly towards the left.

This museum is actually a replica of Flora de la Mar, the ship from Portugal which sank off the coast of the country after carrying loot from Melaka. You can find some interesting documents, artefacts and exhibitions inside the replica about the golden era of Melaka. Children are definite to like the place a lot.

 

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PARK HOTEL MELAKA

Park Hotel Group has signed a management contract with a subsidiary of Jaya Mapan for its first hotel in Malaysia.

The Park Hotel Melaka, scheduled to open in H1 2019, is Park Hotel Group’s sixth country and ninth city in its development pipeline.

Located in the heart of Kota Laksamana’s entertainment and business district, the 245-key new build Park Hotel Melaka is 90 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a 10 minutes’ drive from the Melaka Sentral bus and taxi terminal.

The hotel will be part of The Green, a mixed-use development that also comprises retail outlets, shop offices and serviced apartments.

BW Lim International is behind the design of the development that seeks to create a new lifestyle urban living environment by incorporating contemporary landscape features into open, green spaces.

In addition to 245 guest rooms, the 16-storey hotel will feature a bistro and rooftop bar, as well as a complete range of facilities including an infinity pool, a sauna, gymnasium, business centre and meetings rooms.

A plethora of dining and shopping choices are within close proximity, with the vibrant Jonker Walk and famous attractions such as the historical A’Famosa fortress, St. Paul’s Church and Baba and Nyonya Museum less than 10 minutes away.

For business travellers, the commercial area in Melaka Raya is easily accessible in 5 minutes.

“Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Melaka is a beautiful city with a wealth of history and unique blend of cultures and experiences to offer. Upcoming developments such as the Melaka Gateway and Impression Melaka are also set to transform the city, ushering significant investors and travellers to this part of Malaysia,” said Mr Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group.

Park Hotel Group owns and manages 13 hotels in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia. The group extended its portfolio to resort properties with Park Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali last year. Park Hotel Farrer Park, the group’s 5th hotel in Singapore is scheduled to open at the end of this year. Its first hotel in Australasia – Park Hotel Adelaide is slated to open in 2018

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MELAKA CITY DAY ON 15TH. APRIL 2013

Melaka City will celebrate her birthday on 15th. April 2013. Melaka City has come a long way and visitors are coming in droves to Melaka during the weekend. Last Saturday night, I witnessed dozens of tour buses parked along Stadthuys. Tourists from overseas and outside Melaka were visiting Melaka. It was amazing seeing so many tour buses within a small area.

Certainly, the proclaimation of Melaka and Georgetown as Heritage cities of UNESCO since 2008 has a tremendous impact on both cities. In Melaka, a large number of budget hotels, international hotels and boutique hotels have sprouted around the city to cater for visitors and tourists. Some heritage buildings are converted into hotels and you can even find a quaint lodge at Jalan Kampung Jawa. This small hotel was recommended by Tripadvisor as well.

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