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Melaka : 3 Historical Hotels You Should Stay In

Updated on October 31, 2013
A view from the millionaire's row, Melaka
A view from the millionaire's row, Melaka | Source

Why historical hotels ?

Because Melaka is synonym with history. The Malay sultanate was eyed by the Portuguese, Dutch as well as the many kingdoms and pirates during the 1500s. And it is also home to the many rich immigrants during the old days.

The best way to learn about Melaka is by staying in one of these hotels :-

  • Hotel Puri
  • Baba House
  • The Majestic

Hotel Exterior

Puri is a only 5 minutes walk from the famous Jonker Walk.
Puri is a only 5 minutes walk from the famous Jonker Walk. | Source

Hotel Puri

This boutique hotel was built in the 1870s and was home to a migrant Straits Chinese. What makes this hotel special is it used to be home to a millionaire, and during the days where Malaccans live in wooden home on stilts, the owner of this house managed to build his with bricks, with furnitures and fittings imported from all over the world.

Most of what you see in Hotel Puri, Melaka is exactly like what it used to be hundreds of year ago -- from the imported British tiles right to the arched gateways. In other words, you are going to stay in a well preserved museum.

Room Rate : from RM140 ~ USD35
Phone : (+606) 2825588

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What's Special about Hotel Puri ?

  • Original hundred year old decor
  • Breakfast in the hotel internal courtyard
  • Has a mini museum
  • In the heart of Melaka

Hotel Puri Melaka

118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka:
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia

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Majestic Interior

Well preserved and clean Baba Nyonya dining room
Well preserved and clean Baba Nyonya dining room | Source

Majestic Hotel

If a small boutique hotel like Puri makes you feel cramped, an alternative is to stay in the Majestic.

Overlooking the Malaccan river, this hotel is also an awesome way to learn about the lives of the Baba Nyonya in Melaka. The rich Baba Nyonya population was believed to be the descendants of the Chinese emperor and was sent to Melaka for diplomatic reason.

But be prepared to spend more. The Melaka hotel is a 5 star luxury boutique hotel and is ranked the best in Melaka

Room Rate : from RM 450 ~ USD 150
Phone : + 603 2783 1000

Majestic Melaka Map

188 Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia:
Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia

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A simple Chinese room

The kind of room you'll find in this budget hotel
The kind of room you'll find in this budget hotel

Baba House

IF money is tight, try the Baba House.

Also located in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, the Baba House is another Chinese styled accommodation for you.

Like the Puri, there hotel also has an internal courtyard and sharing the hotel with other guests will bring you back into the way a rich Chinese family would live in the 1800s. In fact, the antique furniture, Chinese Victorian and Dutch design interior are things that set The Baba House Hotel apart from other hotels.

The ironic thing is the home used to be the house of a millionaire. But now it house travellers on budget.

Hotel rate : RM 115 ~ USD35

Phone: +606-2811216

Baba House

125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka:
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 76100 Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia

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