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Majestic Hotel

Elegant Peranakan classic

188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka T: (06) 289 8000  travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my
http://www.majesticmalacca.com

Majestic Hotel

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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 room, while the new building has the five-star rooms, all with city and river views. The largish 54-room hotel retains a boutique feel with old-world hospitality offered from staff dressed in traditional Peranakan uniforms.

Take it easy.

Take it easy. Photo: Sally Arnold

Bright, good-sized rooms feature sumptuous classic colonial styling with timber floors, cream walls and comfortable dark wooden furnishings. Luxurious linens and silk drapes on the floor-to-ceiling windows and a silk-upholstered chaise lounge will let you live out your Memsahib/Sahib fantasies—the charming staff are so attentive, they’ll probably peel you a grape too.

Creature comforts are standard five-star, including TVs and minibar, and the open-plan en suite sits behind sliding wooden louvred doors—open to enjoy the view while you soak in fragrant lotions and potions in the traditional claw-footed tub.

The attention to detail—and history—is exquisite.

The attention to detail—and history—is exquisite. Photo: Sally Arnold

The Majestic’s swimming pool is a little disappointing, as it’s smallish for the standard and sandwiched between the old and new buildings. It’s in shade for most of the day with just a handful of sun lounges, however the hotel’s well appointed spa more than makes up for it and offers Peranakan healing therapies. Bookings direct with the hotel include a 50-minute massage. If you’re feeling energetic, a gym is available too.

The dining room is open for breakfast and dinner, serving Peranakan cuisine, and the downstairs lounge is open for lunch. Indulge in high tea daily 15:00 to 18:00 for 50 ringgit—this is worth trying even if you’re not staying. The hotel offers occasional free local walking tours and periodic good-value packages, which can include meals and spa treatments.

The traditionally attired staff humour us with a photo.

The traditionally attired staff humour us with a photo. Photo: Sally Arnold

We love the classy and nostalgic ambience Majestic Hotel offers but if you’d prefer a more intimate guesthouse feel consider 5 Heeren; if you’d like a better pool with your five-star digs, Casa Del Rio is our pick.

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Walk-in rates at Majestic Hotel

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Deluxe double room
392 ringgit
540 ringgit
Suite
1,900 ringgit
2,200 ringgit
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 392 ringgit, high season 540 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Suite, low season: 1,900 ringgit, high season 2,200 ringgit. Notes:

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Where is Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel
188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
T: (06) 289 8000 
travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my
http://www.majesticmalacca.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º15'7.39" E, 2º12'8.07" N
Room rates: 250 to 500 ringgit

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