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Malacca is locally known as "The Historic State," befitting for Malaysia's only UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Historically a trading port and the seat of the old Sultanate since the 1400s, Malacca is well known locally for the Peranakan/Nyonya-Baba culture and cuisine, which is a distinct term used to identify straits-born children of Chinese and Malay descendants from the 1500s.
Apart from the nondescript commercial areas, Malacca's city centre is also peppered with architectural influences from Portuguese, Dutch, and English colonialism. Jonker Steet is usually the centre of cultural activity, and regular "street karaoke" nights are held almost every Sunday by the older Chinese community. It is also a great place to visit for knickknack shopping and food. Local Malaysians travel from all over the country to savour the famous Chicken Rice Ball (chicken, served with balls of oiled rice) and pineapple tart (in many shapes and forms, but generally constructed from a crumbly pastry with pineapple jam) vendors located in this area.
No mention of Malacca food is complete without a recommendation to Nyonya food; adventurous gastronomers, make sure you try the local delicacies -- Otak-Otak (fish cake grilled in banana leaf), Ayam Pongteh (a sweet and savoury chicken dish), and Lor Bak (fried sausage wrapped beancurd).
Many small, local Malacca hostels and guesthouses are also based on Jonker Street, usually housed in old-styled Peranakan houses, which are long and narrow, with a central courtyard, and many rooms to accommodate the usually large families of the Peranakans. Home stays are also becoming popular, with more and more of them being converted from traditional stilt houses (built in the past to avoid floods that strike during the monsoon period).
Malacca also has a variety of beaches -- the two most famous ones are Tanjung Bidara and Pantai Klebang. Although not the best of Malaysia's beaches, there are a variety of resorts from traditional small chalets to big luxurious spa hotels offering a chance to build sandcastles and take part in water sports.
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Eastern Heritage Guesthouse
"This area of Malacca is not littered with guesthouses and so there's a relative inabundance of traveller's around. For me this is always a bonus. What attracted me here was reading about the dipping pool and the description of the old Chinese house. When I arrived a Chinese festival was begining outside the door and amid the clamour of gonging bells, incense and chanting I stepped into the Eastern Heritage. The reception area is actually an...
Ringo's Foyer Guest House
"… enoyable stay in Melaka. ther facilities And Service: - Guitars - Bicycle For Rent - Traveling Information - Bath towel Quiet, Clean and Nice Room Nice Huge Roof Top For Suntan, BBQ and Relaxtion corner Located Near **Same Row with Dim Sum Shop / Chinese Restaurant / Famous Satay Shop** 1 min to Station 4 for Panorama Shuttle Service 1 min 30sec Walk To China town 2 min walk to Cheng Hoon Teng temple 2 min To Tong Hup Whole...
Discovery Cafe & Guest House
"Not a very good place to stay - We got a warm welcome -- of course. Everything works well til we find out that we have to move to another place to stay (not the house in the main street), well it's ok. We just stayed for 1 night because of the rush schedule so we chose a fan room then we had to stay with a man who looks after the building. Nothing bad happened. But just because we shared the same room so we had to go to bed at the same time...
Voyage Guest House
"… guest doing their air-ticket booking through our free internet access and print out, you might be the next. And one more thing to tell, FREE Bicycles. You can watch Sport Matches, Discovery channel, National Geographic programs on our cable TV in the common room. And if you're a music lovers, this is the place where we meet. We would like to share our indie music to those who are interested, there's a surprise in store for...
Cheng Ho Sayang Guesthouse
"Located right at the centre of Malacca historic Chinatown, Cheng Ho Sayang Guesthouse overlooks the Malacca River. It is only a few minutes’ walk to the historical heritage buildings such as A Famosa (St. Paul Hill), Jonker Street and many others historical heritage. Cheng Ho Sayang Guesthouse is a comfortable and clean guesthouse provided for travelers to have a good rest and recharge for their long journey ahead exploring the beautiful...
River View Guesthouse & Hostel
"Great location, very pleasant stay - This was a really good choice, the building has a lovely character and it's so nice to be by the river but far enough away from the centre to be peaceful -- still only a few mins walk." … "Homestay feeling, idyllic location right next to Melaka river - wonderful hotel owners welcoming guests with fruits and cake for free, clean facilities in a cozy old building. centrally located in Chinatown where...
Little Dragon Hostel
"Set in a prime location of Malacca / Melaka, Little Dragon Hostel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Little Dragon Hostel. Designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, each room comes with coffee/tea maker, shower, non smoking rooms, fan, air...
"Funny place with lots of character - I stayed 3 nights at Jalan-Jalan Besi and found it to be a good experience overall. It's a but rough around the edges and the lack of breakfast was annoying but the atmosphere was great, I slept well and it's location next to Chinatown was fantastic. Also the owner is a pretty cool guy. Would recommend." … "… Dutch Square, Little India, and the famous Jonker Street, provide comfortable home...
Sayang-Sayang Guest House
"… to have a good rest and recharge for their long journey ahead exploring the beautiful historic city. Our guest can relax themselves in the common room which provides free internet access and they can share their experience with others traveller as well. Sayang-Sayang Youth Hostel have Dormitories and Double bedroom. * Types of dormitory ~ 2 beds dorm ~ 3 beds dorm ~ 4 beds dorm ~ 8 beds dorm - The air-conditional in dormitory...
Roof Top Guest House & Hostel Melaka
"… is for indoors or 'clean'. Please do not make a reservation if there is a need to wear footwear in the house (Shower room slippers are provided) - Not recommended for guests not used to hostels. - No ground floor rooms - Do not accommodate children below 6 years - Do not provide extra bed, extra mattress or allow extra person in own sleeping bag in room. - Check-in time : 2.00pm; check-out time :12.00pm. Guest house opens at...
Backpacker's Freak Hostel
"Nice hostel - Stayed at the budget fan single room, it's ok and comfortable enough. Wished there is a water dispenser as a facility though." … "… Taming Sari, Duck Tours Excursions, 1 minute to Mahkota Plaza night market , 5 minutes to Jonker Street Chinatown & 5 minutes to Little India, 5 minutes to Delawan and Mahkota Shopping Malls. Reviews - Hear what other International Inn Customers has to say about us. Benefits to...
Le Village Guesthouse Melaka
"Le Village Guesthouse Melaka is one of the most relaxed hostels we've ever stayed in. It feels more like you are staying at your friend's house than a hostel. This hostel is a great place if you want to stay somewhere for a longer time, but of course it is a great place to stay in for only one night. The very late check-out time (2 p.m.) also makes it convenient if you are catching a late bus and need a place to hang out until your bus...
Casa Blanca Guest House
"… in Melaka Historic City. Besides, our guest house's facilities also included air conditioning in room, kitchen, wireless access (complimentary), some rooms with toilets, share bathrooms, and etc. Near to our guest house, there are also some bars or nightclubs nearby which can totally giving our guests for some relaxing night time.With our good experience in managing guest house, we assure you of our service satisfaction!...
Troka Prewar Guesthouse & Cafe
"Troka Prewar Residence is indeed a hostel, despite its unusual name (it is a converted, large, old house). It was renovated recently, so it's in excellent condition. The location is good for the main areas of interest; the staff are excellent; breakfast of toast and jam is provided free; tea and coffee (the real stuff) are served free all day; and cafe prices, including those for beer, are cheap. There's free, good-quality Wi-Fi, though it...
Home Sweet Home G.H
"… guests won’t have to go far from the hostel to find what are looking for such as shopping malls, historical parks, china town, public swimming pool, beach etc. There are different sizes of room from dorms to family room to meet the guests' needs. The hostel provides guests with free Wi-Fi, free Alkaline drinking water, free breakfast, free coffee/tea all the day long. Kids and small house pets are most welcome. The hostel...
The Cardamom Hostel
"… (Porta De Santiago) fort. You can find various kind convenient shop and local food stall near our places. The Cardamom Hostel provides comfortable, clean and safe accommodation with helpful and friendly staff. We provide Free Wi-Fi, standard and dormitory rooms with air conditioning, also has fan rooms with not air-conditioned, Shared bathrooms come with hot /cold shower facilities. Our motto:'House. Home', make our guest feeling...
Fernloft Malacca, The Heritage Hostel
"… ago. The architecture is based on Peranakan heritage theme where the facade is painted in pastel colour of screaming nyonya green and pink. The centre of the building is opened to an air well for natural lighting and ventilation, a typical architectural feature of those historical times. There is even a traditional well that allows you to tap natural ground water in the hostel! Amidst the conservation, you will find modern...
AGH Lodge Melaka
"… window.) From top floor you can see Straits of Malacca across the flyover. What we most notable is a large and beautiful modern Japanese Tatami sitting style livingroom complete with satellite channel. And we also have board games, DVDs, book exchange and library at reading area, smoking area with exhaust fan, internet service and free wifi in all area include rooms. Bicycle tour is available from this place and the public swimming...
Discovery Malacca Hostel
"… city hall ), The Christ Church, The Porta de Santiago ( Portuguese fort ), The St. Paul Church, The Straits Chinese ( Baba & Nyonya ) in ChinaTown and Little India, Discovery-Malacca Hostel will give you a nice place to relax with easy accessibilities to all the famous sightseeing of Malacca. In the 70’s, Jalan ( Street ) Bunga Raya was the main trading and retail area in town for locals and tourists as well. Come and...
Four Funny Guest House
"Four Funny Guest House is located in Melaka, 700 metres from Christ Church and Sam Po Kong Temple. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. Guests can relax on the bean bag as they watch movies on the flat-screen TV, or prepare a simple meal in the shared kitchen. The dormitory room features wall art and comes with air conditioning and beds fitted with brightly coloured sheets. Shared bathroom facilities include toiletries, slippers...
Raymond's Boutique Home
63 Lorong Hang Jebat
The Travelers Hostel & Guest House
"… with 1 extra power plug point for your convenient. Comes along with a dressing table and stool, the rooms also offers high quality hotel standard king size mattress and bed for your good recharge. Decorated with wallpapers, it also comes with wall lights for those who only wanna stay in room with comfort and cozy. The in-house facilities includes: Free Wi-Fi throughout, free continental breakfast, security access card system...
"At the time of this review (January 2004), this place is only 6 months old and is not in any guidebooks. It's run by a Swiss-Malaccan couple Sona and Gabe, so already there's a different touch. They've combined their styles into a very East meets West establishment. The house is over 300 years old and was once an opium den. It's also right in the heart of the Jonker's antique area and really close to the historical sights. Most of the...
Rinas Bed n Breakfast
"Very good, very honest - The place is clean, relatively cheap as well. The innkeeper who happens to be the mom of the owner was very helpful, though the owner is away most of the time. The decor especially the Historical Wall was very impressive. The owner even refunded my money since i had to cut short my stay by one day. The eatery is cheap. Nearby twenty-four-hour food court are selling Nasi Lemak at RM2.60. In the morning you get get your...
Fernloft Kuala Lumpur
4 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Little Family Homestay at Townhouse Kota
"… service. A holiday house which has 3 rooms, can accommodate 10 guests maximum. Room 1 has 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed ,Room 2 has 1 Queen bed and 2 single bed, Room 3 has 1 King bed plus a Twin bed in the living room. Property Policy and Conditions: 1. Reception is only open from 8am to 9pm each day. 2. 72 hours in advance notice for free cancellation. 3. Guests who stay 2 days and above can request cleaning service once...
"IT WAS FINE UNTIL ... - My girlfriend had to clean the room because there was so much dirt under the beds, yes maybe cheap for Melaka. Then after a long day in the sun returned to take showers, got a knock on the door my girlfriend half naked, and Tony wants in to do repairs, no warning, so out we go to stay elsewhere. Found that encounter to be rude and a little strange." … "This place has just what you need. I stayed in my own room...
"… Chinese. *For more than 150 years the back of Jalan-jalan Guest house was a blacksmith shop and Chinese medicines were sold in the front. Effort has been made to preserve the spirit of the original building while making it a comfortable home for travelers on a tight budget. We have two sunny, plant-filled inner courtyards where you can meet new friends or just sit and listen to drifting sounds of bells and chants filling the...
Apa Kaba Home&Stay
"… Bed + Single Bed), Attached Bathroom with Hot Shower, Air Conditioning and 2 Windows. * 1 unit of Standard Private Double Ensuite Garden View (Queen Sized Bed) Attached Bathroom with Hot Shower, Air Conditioning and 1 Window. * 1 unit of Standard Private Twin Ensuite (2 Single Beds) Attached Bathroom with Hot Shower, Air Conditioning and 1 Window. * 1 unit of Standard Private Twin Garden View (2 Single Beds) Shared...
"Cyclamen Cottage is a unique haven in Malacca city, just 5 minutes drive from famous historical sites like the Stadhuys. With a sprawling lawn, it houses 11 rooms beautifully furnished with antique Colonial and Peranakan teakwood furniture. The building is untouched and original. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings, original hard wood windows and two-panel doors. The second floor still retains its original wooden flooring. All rooms...
Old Town Guesthouse
"… place to stay. Conveniently located near historic Bukit Cina, were not in the touristy part of Melaka but still walking distance from all the sites (Red Square, Chinatown, Riverside) and were surrounded by food courts and famous eateries. Were a budget guesthouse with basic amenities. We cannot claim to provide the service of a hotel, but we will do our best to make your stay as confortable and stress free as we can. Families...
"Centrally Located in the heart of the Chinese Quarter, Bala's Place offers good clean budget accommodation with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Newly renovated and decorated, we offer double rooms with fan. Enjoy the charm and tranquility that Melaka town has to offer, we will happily make recommendations on where to go and what to eat. We look forward to welcoming you to our Melaka 5 double rooms with fan Shared bathroom/hot...
Oriental Riverside Residence
"… the river, with tourist attractions, art galleries, antique shops, craftsmen and traders at its doorstep. The Oriental Residence is the perfect setting for those looking to explore Old China Town and Historical Site while enjoying peace and tranquility of Melaka River. Note: -Check-in: 2PM -Check-out: 12PM -Reservation will be reserved till 6.00 PM only! (unless you have stated late arrival during your registration) -...
"… Free usage of TV and magazine at living room - Free Wifi internet access - Hot/cold shower - Toilet tissue - Provide linen and blanket but towel on rental basis - Laundry - City tour can be arrange - Transportation from/to KLIA or KLCCT can be arrange Note : We do not accommodate children below 12 years old Check-in - 2pm to 6pm unless exception can be make upon special request Check-out - 12pm We provide home-stay concept at...
Tidur Tidur Guesthouse & Hostel
"… not be least. If you are tire of walking in the hot and humid weather , and need some rest, you will not want to miss to nap by the river at our backyard, have some drinks, to feel the breeze of the river, and to put yourself back to the past, where merchant ships from all over the world used to trade their goods along the narrow river, where opium were traded at the back doors.While the design studio at the front, sells t-shirt...
Furnished 2Sty Vacation Home
"… is a newly renovated, furnished Semi-D with two levels, consists of a 5 standard sized bedrooms complete with 2 shared attached bathrooms on the 1st level and a bedroom with a bathroom on the ground level. The space also offers a generous living and dining area. Kitchen comes with a huge pantry. The gated spacious car porch can accommodate up to 3 cars. You can also enjoy a reunion with your love ones BBQ in our private garden. 4...
"Lavender Guesthouse is a friendly, clean, cozy & affordable guesthouse in town. Our rooms configuration are Dormitory with fan, Single Room with fan, Double with fan or air-condition, Triple with fan or air-condition and A Quad Room with fan. Our guest will be enjoying Free Wifi, Free Breakfast and Free Tea & Coffee All Day. There are also facilities such as Astor Channel, CCTV, DVD Player, Well Equiped Kitchen and Computer...
Galvanize Studio Stay
"… in 18th century. Its also used to be an official residence of the nobleman family after the Japanese occupation and after the independence day. It is giving an historical background environment with a cool ambiance, inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of culture, heritage, urban-street life of the city where the age-old traditions meet cutting-edge technology . The studio stay are equipped with private room with queen bed,...
Sayang Selalu Guest House
"… Malacca, Port of Malacca, Royal Malaysia Navy Museum. Sayang Selalu Guest House offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. The hotel features 13 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include fan, internet access – wireless (complimentary), shared bathroom, non smoking rooms, air conditioning....
M International Inn
"… to the Straits of Malacca. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and Johor to the south. M International Inn is located in the Melaka City centre (Unesco area), a short walking distance to most of Melaka's attractions and historical places: Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan shopping malls, Jonker Street (China Town), Fort A'Farmosa, Stadhuys (Dutch Square) or even St. Paul Church, we are just opposite of Menara Taming Sari...
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Malacca Travel Tips & Suggestions
I learned so much about the countryside and the agriculture and thoroughly enjoyed the cycling. I highly recommend to anyone.
— Geoff Lee
Seeing is believing. Doing it is unbelievable. Get out and ride. Melaka on bike rocks!
Driving in the city very dangerous. Roads are small.
— Ab Rahim bin Said
The bike tour is awesome, everybody should do it.
— johnny angel
Everybody should do the bike tour in Malaka. There's always a different trail and it's well recommended.
Don't bother with the sound and light show - they just play a tape and shine some very weak lights on the fort.
Melaka is such a captivating town, with a mix of architecture, religions and culture; wonderful food; interesting art galleries and antique shops and a very educated and ecletic local population.
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