For a holiday destination that’s steeped in culture, heritage and history, you can’t go wrong with Malacca. Visitors to this colourful locale can traipse down Jonker Street to shop for souvenirs and heirlooms at antiques stores; taste all manner of delightful dishes – including mee goreng, cendol and chicken rice balls – at various restaurants scattered throughout the city; and explore historically important buildings such as the Malacca Mosque and St. Paul’s Church.
As for where to stay during your visit? Read on for our top picks.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka
Located near must-see attractions such as Jonker Walk and Old Town Melaka, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka offers a cosy and comfortable base during your stay. The hotel’s 272 elegant guest rooms feature plush beds, HDTVs, rain showers and fully stocked mini bars. You’ll also find a gorgeous infinity pool; kids club for your little ones; and a sauna and steam room to relax in after an action-packed day. Hungry? Head to in-house restaurant Tosca for sumptuous Italian food and sprawling city views, or make your way to Axis Lounge for high tea.
For a swish and chic stay in the city, look no further than AMES Hotel. The five-star boutique business hotel offers a suite of gorgeous and practical amenities – from meeting and event halls to a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of enticing dining options – to make your stay a memorable one. Rooms are spacious and feature twin- or king-sized beds, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a writing desk and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Deluxe Garden King and Deluxe Garden Twin rooms also come with the addition of a private garden area.
Layang Layang Guest House
Although you’ll be spoilt for choice with accommodation options in Malacca, this gem of a place makes for a lovely and convenient hub to rest and recuperate after a fun-filled day of sightseeing. Located mere minutes away from the hub of Jonker Street, Layang Layang Guest House allows visitors to experience living in a beautifully restored heritage household. The calming sanctuary is kitted out with modern amenities and cosy touches, and pleasant natural light filters throughout the common spaces.
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