Photo: Every room at Heeren House offers at least a peek of the river.

Heeren House

River views from every room

1 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka T: (06) 281 4241 F: (06) 286 4241

Heeren House

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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.

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The building began life as a warehouse and after several incarnations is now a comfortable guesthouse, with new management since 2015.

Not a bad classic Melaka view.

Not a bad classic Melaka view. Photo: Sally Arnold

Air-con cooled rooms are bright and airy, with wooden floors and lime-washed walls furnished in a simple modest classic style with traditional solid wooden furniture, some with canopy beds. Pretty floral quilts add to the charm. You can make yourself a hot drink, but the tiny box-style TV with local stations is probably not going to win over the punters, although it possibly adds nostalgic value. Ensuite hot-water bathrooms are compact but clean and functional.

As Heeren House is small, you’ll quickly get to know the staff who provide personalised service and will cook you your full English breakfast included in the room rate. You can also try Peranakan specialities from the menu, too. We like the welcoming style of Heeren House, and our only quibble is the lack of communal areas for relaxing. You can however easily spend time in the street-facing cafe, which is open to the general public. Some guests may find the location too noisy, particularly on weekends when the surrounding streets get busy with music-playing rickshaws and general hubbub.

For a slightly quieter location, Wayfarer Guesthouse offers marginally better value classic-styled riverside rooms, but you’ll have to be quick to grab a room with a view.

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Walk-in rates at Heeren House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
161 ringgit
161 ringgit
Or twin. Weekdays. Weekends 181 ringgit. Discount for singles.
Family room
271 ringgit
271 ringgit
Weekdays. Weekends 291 ringgit. Four people.
Room: Standard double room, low season: 161 ringgit, high season 161 ringgit. Notes: Or twin. Weekdays. Weekends 181 ringgit. Discount for singles.
Room: Family room, low season: 271 ringgit, high season 271 ringgit. Notes: Weekdays. Weekends 291 ringgit. Four people.

Where is Heeren House

Heeren House
1 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (06) 281 4241 F: (06) 286 4241
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º14'51.88" E, 2º11'40.48" N
Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit

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