Photo: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

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Chinatown and west of Melaka River

A bed on the western bank of the Melaka River will have you either in the heart of Melaka’s UNESCO heritage zone or just on the edge, walking distance to the sights. Chinatown, also known as Jonker Street, offers a prime position with several beautifully restored Peranakan mansions turned into boutique hotels and guesthouses. The area can get noisy and busy, so move a street or two away for a quieter sleep and a price drop.


5 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (aka Heeren St), Melaka
over 500 ringgit
5 Heeren
Luxury - over 500 ringgit
5 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (aka Heeren St), Melaka
T: (012) 274 4670

Immerse yourself in Melaka’s rich culture and history living the life of a Nyonya or Baba by staying in the superb museum-like 5 Heeren. For a splurge, it’s our top pick in Melaka. The quadruple-storey renovated Peranakan building is stuffed to the rafters with authenticity, chockers with antiques and much of the building’s beautiful original features have been restored to their former... Read our full review of 5 Heeren.

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88 Jalan Kota Laksamana, Melaka
over 500 ringgit
Casa del Rio
Luxury - over 500 ringgit
88 Jalan Kota Laksamana, Melaka
T: (06) 289 6888

Resplendent on the banks of the Melaka River, Casa Del Rio pays architectural homage to Melaka’s Portuguese past. Colonnade arches span the three storeys of the modern terracotta-coloured building forming a U-shape around a sizeable lagoon-stye water feature complete with fountains and floating pavilions, so inviting we thought it was a swimming pool. This boutique-style five-star seems... Read our full review of Casa del Rio.

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11 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (aka Heeren Street), Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
NoMaps
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
11 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (aka Heeren Street), Melaka
T: (0628) 38311

There are flashpackers, then there are FLASH-packers and NoMaps is the flashiest-packer in town. It's on the pricey side for a hostel, but it ticks all the boxes for value with an excellent location, great style, cleanliness and comfort along with included extras. NoMaps opened in June 2016 in a renovated heritage house on historic Heeren Street (entry from the back lane). The creative... Read our full review of NoMaps.

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104 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Wayfarer Guesthouse
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
104 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka
T: (0628) 19 469

The west bank of the Melaka River is lined with traditional shophouses, many revitalised as a mixed bag of guesthouses. The pick of the bunch in this historic area is the charming family-run Wayfarer Guesthouse. The simple but delightful digs offers eight classily styled rooms including two suitable for families, ranging from small and cosy to spacious and light-filled, all air-con cooled and... Read our full review of Wayfarer Guesthouse.

52 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
60 to 120 ringgit
Cafe 1511 Guesthouse
Flashpacker - 60 to 120 ringgit
52 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (062) 860 150

A visit to Melaka is all about culture and history, and what better way to soak up as much as possible than to stay in a museum or at least the servants’ quarters of one? The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum provides just that opportunity at Cafe 1511 Guesthouse, offering a handful of charming rooms above their namesake cafe next door to the museum. The delightful guesthouse is entered via the... Read our full review of Cafe 1511 Guesthouse.

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13 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
250 to 500 ringgit
Gingerflower Boutique Hotel
Toprange - 250 to 500 ringgit
13 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (06) 288 1331

Gingerflower is among the many former residences of well-heeled Peranakans along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock or Heeren Street converted to boutique hotels. The building itself is protected by UNESCO and is characteristically long and narrow (tax was paid on street frontage) with three interior light wells, which allow air to circulate. This means rooms are rather small, and the majority have... Read our full review of Gingerflower Boutique Hotel.

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19/21 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Hangout @ Jonker
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
19/21 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka
T: (06) 282 8318

Hangout @ Jonker’s terrific location and the smart and modern “Ikea meets Peranakan” style of the simple and squeaky-clean rooms are a winning flashpacker combo, however a tad pricey. Run by the same crowd as the popular Hangout @ Mt Emily in Singapore, rooms here are a good step up from a hostel with air-con, small TVs, a desk and ensuite, but don’t expect many frills. Most are tiny... Read our full review of Hangout @ Jonker.

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1 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Heeren House
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
1 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (06) 281 4241

Heeren House not only has a terrific location directly on the beginning of Heeren Street in the heart of Melaka’s heritage area, but every room offers at least a glimpse of the river and historical sights beyond. The building began life as a warehouse and after several incarnations is now a comfortable guesthouse, with new management since 2015. ###10397 Air-con cooled rooms are bright and... Read our full review of Heeren House.

118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Hotel Puri
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
118 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (06) 282 5588

Hotel Puri’s impressive facade is a landmark on Melaka’s heritage Heeren Street, originally built in 1822 and once the home of an eminent rubber plantation owner and philanthropist.. The grand home was originally 100 metres long with three light wells. Today the magnificent residence has been restored and a modern L-shaped wing has been added to the site of what was once the stable, carriage... Read our full review of Hotel Puri .

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24-26 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka
60 to 120 ringgit
Layang Layang Guesthouse
Flashpacker - 60 to 120 ringgit
24-26 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka
T: (0629) 22722

Housed in a heritage building in Melaka’s UNESCO listed area, this character-filled and charming but fairly basic guesthouse is our pick of the somewhat similar flashpacker joints in this quarter of town. Layang Layang’s eclectic collection of bric-a-brac (some would say junk) including an old dragster bike, musical instruments, clocks and other ephemera in the open communal lounge / lobby... Read our full review of Layang Layang Guesthouse.

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25 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
Ola Lavanderia Cafe and Dormitory
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
25 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka
T: (0126) 126 665

Behind Ola Lavanderia Cafe and Dormitory’s funky cafe is an equally funky cute, stylish and compact five-bed air-con mixed dorm. The cafe occupies a prime central spot in the hub of the hubbub, and the dorm is entered via the streetfront establishment. Both embrace a hipster industrial style, with raw cement floors and white painted exposed brick. Purpose-built metal bunkbeds are wobble... Read our full review of Ola Lavanderia Cafe and Dormitory.

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46A Jalan Portugis, Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
46A Jalan Portugis, Melaka
T: (0628) 16393

Behind historic Kampung Hulu Mosque, spitting distance from the centre of Melaka’s Chinatown, Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse perches above a row of local food joints. Climb the narrow staircase painted with welcoming greetings in a multitude of languages to this spruced up older style hostel with a laid-back and very welcoming vibe. Fun, brightly painted decor is somewhat retro-themed with old... Read our full review of Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse.

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31 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka
250 to 500 ringgit
Timez
Toprange - 250 to 500 ringgit
31 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka
T: (06) 281 2109

Bright, fun and funky Timez Hotel describes itself as a “modern heritage hotel”, and despite the contradiction, they nail it with the description. Squeezed into a row of historic shophouses in the heart of the UNESCO heritage area, the white-shuttered pre-war building has been reimagined with a modern makeover and each of the individually designed rooms is a pop-art ode to Melaka’s... Read our full review of Timez.

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52 Jalan Kampung Hulu, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
906 Riverside
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
52 Jalan Kampung Hulu, Melaka
T: (0628) 28906

Sometimes all you want is a great location, simple clean room, private bathroom and good price. Although 906 Riverside lacks the character and appeal of similarly priced guesthouses, rooms tick all the boxes including hot-water ensuites rarely available in many budget digs. Sandwiched between the Melaka River and historic Kampung Hulu Mosque, 906 Riverside’s large but uninspiring exterior is... Read our full review of 906 Riverside.

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Little India area and northeast of Melaka River

Little India to Bukit China offers many budget to midrange hotels, with a growing number of five-stars in the mix as well as some terrific local food. Walk along the river to The Stadhuys or cross one of the many walking bridges to Chinatown.


27–31 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
1825 Gallery Hotel
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
27–31 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
T: (06) 288 2868

Bordering the Melaka River, 1825 Gallery Hotel is housed in a row of three triple-storey shophouses that once served as a flour storehouse. Retaining elements from the original structure, the building has undergone a refreshing contemporary renovation. The original exposed brick, timber floors and solid wooden door frames mix with updated volcanic brick cladding and open stairways and walkways... Read our full review of 1825 Gallery Hotel.

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188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
250 to 500 ringgit
Majestic Hotel
Toprange - 250 to 500 ringgit
188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
T: (06) 289 8000

For a slice of old Melaka, Majestic Hotel brings the romance of yesteryear in a beautiful elegantly restored 1920s Peranakan mansion plus a modern multi-storey behind. Situated on a bend in the river overlooking the quaint and historic Kampung Morten, it's just a 15-minute stroll along the banks to the sights. The mansion houses the hotel's reception, bar, library, tearooms and upstairs dining... Read our full review of Majestic Hotel.

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76B, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
Olive Flashpacker
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
76B, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Melaka
T: (0183) 977 128?

On the edge of Melaka’s Little India, spotless and simple but smartly styled Olive Flashpacker offers a comfortable sleep. Choose between a spacious eight- or 12-bed mixed air-con dorm or if you have a group of friends in tow, a not-so-spacious quad double-bunk room. Rooms are windowless, and painted in a calming blue-grey, perfect for a decent bit of shut-eye. Beds sport navy-coloured fitted... Read our full review of Olive Flashpacker.

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Jalan Merdeka and southeast of Melaka River

Malls, malls, malls. If you wish to add a little retail therapy to your Melaka sightseeing, Jalan Merdeka is mall central, but still easy walking distance to the heritage sights. Many of Melaka’s large mid- to top-range hotels are found in this area, popular with local tourists, yet still some charming guesthouses remain sandwiched between the highrises.


28 Kampung Banda Kaba, Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
Apakaba Homestay
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
28 Kampung Banda Kaba, Melaka
T: (06) 283 8196

Tucked away in a traditional kampung, a 10-minute walk to sights, Apakaba Homestay offers an authentic village stay in the middle of the city, creaks and all. Apakaba won’t be eveyone’s cup of teh tarik, but we were charmed by the lovely leafy garden and welcoming home filled with a lifetime of memorabilia. ###10454 Here you can immerse yourself in Melaka’s rich culture and become part... Read our full review of Apakaba Homestay.

Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Estadia Hotel
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
T: (06) 227 9600

If a smart and modern city hotel appeals, but generic style does not, Peranakan-themed Estadia Hotel may just be the ticket. Opened in 2015, it was still looking spotless and new in March 2017. Rooms range from compact deluxe doubles and twins to excellent value spacious two-bedroom family rooms and deluxe suites, with separate living rooms. The comfortable air-con carpeted rooms paint the Baba... Read our full review of Estadia Hotel.

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212 Jalan Parameswara, Melaka
Under 60 ringgit
Rosa
Backpacker - Under 60 ringgit
212 Jalan Parameswara, Melaka
T: (06) 281 9888

We thought Rosa may have been an old brewery or some sort of factory, but instead found a new (opened February 2017) purpose-built hotel. The look has almost moved from the realm of hip to cliché, but Rosa carries it off, and offers some terrific rooms and friendly service. The building is raised with a car park occupying the ground floor and only the lift lobby to welcome guests but as soon... Read our full review of Rosa.

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107 Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka
120 to 250 ringgit
Rucksack Caratel
Midrange - 120 to 250 ringgit
107 Jalan Banda Kaba, Melaka
T: (06) 292 2107

Somewhat quirky Rucksack Caratel is almost like two separate hotels, with themed caravan-style rooms on the ground floor and modern hip boutique-style rooms on the floors above, with views to the swimming pool and gardens. The triple-storey white modern looking building is tucked down a lane behind Saint Paul’s Hill, and has an appealing leafy outlook and overlooks the Sultanate Palace... Read our full review of Rucksack Caratel.

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