Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
A Peranakan bargain for the over 30s52 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
T: (06) 286 0150;
Next to the ancestral house that is now the Baba Nyonya Museum, this was originally the servants' quarters. Today, it's an intimate guesthouse with six guestrooms named after Peranakan specialties ... Read the full review of Cafe 1511 Guesthouse.
Come for the price, stay for the view39 Jalan Kampung Pantai
T: (012) 380 7211;
Opened in 2011, Roof Top Guesthouse is a winner with charming hosts and attractive rooms. High ceilings keep the rooms breezy when the air-con is off, and even the dorms are furnished with ... Read the full review of Roof Top Guesthouse.
The Peranakan experience at flashpacker prices121-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
T: (06) 281 1216; F: (06) 281 1217
For the full Peranakan experience without emptying your wallet, we suggest a night at the Baba House. Room rates are half of the neighbouring Puri Hotel or Courtyard@Heeren, and it's almost as ... Read the full review of Baba House.
Cheap and charming78 Jalan Kampung Pantai
T: (012) 285 7297;
There's an overload of options for riverside guesthouses, but Oriental won our hearts with its charming owners and backpacker-friendly prices. There are only six rooms and each is unique -- the best ... Read the full review of Oriental Riverside Residence Guesthouse.
Your own private balcony over the Melaka River88 Jalan Kota Laksamana
T: (06) 289 6888;
The newest addition to the landscape of the Melaka River is the five-star Casa del Rio. While it looks bigger than its 66 rooms, the reason is that they're huge with plush king-sized beds, marble ... Read the full review of Casa del Rio.250 to 500 ringgit 1 vote Toprange
Simple rooms with five-star hospitality28 Kampung Banda Kaba
T: (06) 283 8196;
This rustic Malay homestay is located just a 10-minute walk from the Dutch Square area. You'll stay in the family home, a wooden building that just celebrated its 100th birthday, amid a garden with ... Read the full review of Apa Kaba Home & Stay.
Stylish rooms at the heart of the action82-86A&B Jalan Tokong
T: (06) 282 5151;
Forget the heritage look; the poshest place to stay on Jonker Street has a cutting-edge style. The 16 rooms have all the modern fixings including king-sized beds, huge flat-screen TVs, WiFi and ... Read the full review of Jonker Boutique Hotel.
New kid on the block1-25, Jalan PM2, Plaza Mahkota
T: (06) 286 6879;
We couldn't find anything freaky about this newish hostel -- just great value rooms and a bunch of cool people. Whether you stay in the four-bedded dorm on a private room, everyone shares bathrooms ... Read the full review of Backpackers Freak Hostel.
Lovely guesthouse along the river100 Lorong Hang Jebat
T: (06) 282 6588;
Opened in mid-2012, River Song occupies a beautifully restored building along the Melaka River. The guestrooms contain nothing more than a bed and side table, but for now they are in immaculate ... Read the full review of River Song Residence.
Melaka's best budget hotel156 Jalan Merdeka
T: (06) 281 5511; F: (06) 284 2581
If you're looking for a modern room for a low price, you won't do better than the Fenix Inn. There are 68 rooms in a variety of lay-outs suitable for everyone from solo travellers to families, and ... Read the full review of Fenix Inn.
Thoughtful spot by the river1 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
T: (06) 281 4241; F: (06) 281 4239
With just six rooms all overlooking the river, the Heeren House makes for a memorable stay in Melaka. Each room has been thoughtfully decorated with Peranakan antiques and colonial furniture like ... Read the full review of Heeren House.
For a stress-free family holidayJalan Syed Abdul Aziz
T: (06) 285 9000; F: (06) 285 9111
The Holiday Inn Melaka offers everything you'd expect of an international chain hotel -- modern rooms, smiling staff, full facilities, huge breakfast buffets -- plus panoramic views of the Straits of ... Read the full review of Holiday Inn.250 to 500 ringgit 1 vote Toprange
Laundry, anyone?68 Jalan Hang Kasturi
T: (016) 606 3342;
It feels like every vacant space in Melaka is being turned into a guesthouse, and at first you get that feeling about this nine-room spot above a laundromat. But Monkey Guesthouse doesn't feel like ... Read the full review of Monkey Guest House.
Flashpacker paradise19/21 Lorong Hang Jebat
T: (06) 282 8318; F: (06) 292 2318
Having perfected their hostel formula in Singapore, Hangout is now in Melaka with a location right on Jonker Road. Rooms are modern with comfy beds, air-con, a desk, squeaky-clean bathroom and ... Read the full review of Hangout @ Jonker.
Artsy flophouse with free bikes40 Lorong Hang Jebat
T: (06) 281 5216;
The Voyage Travellers Lounge is a funky cafe and performance space used by young Malaysian artists and musicians. The guesthouse is in a separate building down the street, but you'll probably need to ... Read the full review of Voyage Travellers Lounge & Guesthouse.
Average rooms, awesome rooftop27 Jalan Kota
T: (06) 283 3232; F: (06) 286 3236
With a red paint job to match Stadthuys and Christ Church, the 30-room boutique Aldy Hotel is as close as you can stay to Dutch Square without pitching a tent. Standard rooms are smallish but well ... Read the full review of Aldy Hotel.
Backpacker favourite no more214B Jalan Melaka Raya 1
T: (06) 286 5711;
This long-running backpacker haunt has been acquired by neighbouring Johan Hotel and a lot has changed. Most of it is an improvement, including a fresh coat of paint, renovated bathrooms, comfy new ... Read the full review of Travellers Lodge by Hotel Johan.
Melaka's party place3 Jalan Bunga Raya
T: (06) 292 5606;
If you'd rather have a great time than a great night's sleep, you'll love the Discovery Cafe and Guesthouse with its crew of friendly staff, eccentric locals and boisterous backpackers. This brightly ... Read the full review of Discovery Cafe & Guest House.
True blue backpacker digs205B Jalan Melaka Raya 1
T: (06) 281 5796;
The migration of Melaka's backpackers to the riverside area means that many of the Melaka Raya area guesthouses have closed their doors, and Samudera is one of the few that remains. Up the stairs ... Read the full review of Samudera Backpackers.
Heritage inn without the charm23 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
T: (06) 288 3600;
Just a few steps past the Heeren House is this inn of the same name. Like all of the buildings on this street, it is technically a historical building but hasn't been lovingly restored like the ... Read the full review of Heeren Inn.
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