Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

Compact classic and comfortable

More on Melaka

Gingerflower is among the many former residences of well-heeled Peranakans along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock or Heeren Street converted to boutique hotels.

Travelfish says:

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 windows opening to the courtyards.

A typical entrance along historical Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, still often called Heeren Street. : Sally Arnold.
A typical entrance along historical Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, still often called Heeren Street. Photo: Sally Arnold

However the interiors are light-filled, comfortable and welcoming, with polished golden timber floors, white-limed walls and wooden shutters that will block light for sleeping. Simple classic styling is understated but luxurious, with plush pillow-top beds and down pillows, with batik runners and throw cushions adding local colour. Furniture is minimal due to the room size.

Amenities include air-con, large flatscreen TVs, in-room safe, minibar and tea-making facilities. Opulent pale-coloured marble ensuite bathrooms are partitioned from the rooms with opaque glass walls adding an impression of more space. They are equipped with hot-water rain-showers, but no tubs. Although comfortable, most rooms are a little too compact for our taste to spend much time in, however super deluxe and premium deluxe rooms are more spacious and premium deluxe adds a furnished balcony to enjoy the passing river traffic.

Ah, relax. : Sally Arnold.
Ah, relax. Photo: Sally Arnold

Your included breakfast can be enjoyed in the lobby-cafe, one of the leafy furnished courtyards or in bed. Gingerflower Boutique Hotel makes a worthy midrange base in the thick of the action. Hereren Straights Hotel and Heeren Palms Suites up the road are so similar to Gingerflower we suspect that if they don’t have the same owners, then they hired the same architects for the reno. They are also great choices, with both a tad roomier and pricier. Also along the same style and worth considering is Courtyard @ Heeren.

Contact details for Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

Address: 13 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
T: (06) 288 1331;  F: (06) 281 1331  
Email: info@GingerflowerBoutiqueHotel.com
Web: http://gingerflowerboutiquehotel.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º14'52.06" E, 2º11'40.32" N
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: 250 to 500 ringgit

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Superior double room
Weekdays. Weekends 276 ringgit.
233 ringgit 233 ringgit
Deluxe double room
Weekdays. Weekends 318 ringgit. Premier: Weekdays 318 ringgit, weekends 403 ringgit.
276 ringgit 276 ringgit

Reviewed by

From US$47


Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda. Prefer Booking? Click here.


Our top 10 places to stay in and around Melaka

Casa del Rio
Casa del Rio

Great location, first-class luxury

US$137 with Agoda

NoMaps
NoMaps

Flashiest flashpacker in town

US$28 with Agoda

Wayfarer Guesthouse
Wayfarer Guesthouse

Riverside, family-run guesthouse

From 130 ringgit Walk-in

5 Heeren
5 Heeren

Luxurious Peranakan-styled guesthouse

From 499 ringgit Walk-in

Heeren House
Heeren House

River views from every room

From 161 ringgit Walk-in

Apakaba Homestay
Apakaba Homestay

Authentic kampung charms

From 50 ringgit Walk-in

Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse
Ringo’s Foyer Guesthouse

Friendly pod hostel with terrific rooftop

US$13 with Agoda