Must-see hotels in Melaka

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    Majestic Malacca

    Claw-foot tubs and polished four-poster beds are just some of the trappings at this regal hotel. The bar, library and dining areas groan with nostalgia …

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    45 Lekiu

    Sleeping four, this gorgeously restored shophouse has kept the big old beams and original exposed brickwork but has been updated with stylish contemporary…

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    Hotel Puri

    Why merely tour one of Melaka's heritage buildings when you can stay overnight in one? Inhabiting a superbly renovated 1822 Peranakan mansion, this hotel…

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    Rucksack Caratel

    There's a fun flashpacker vibe at this great budget choice. The cheapest rooms are in mock 'caravans' on the ground floor, each given a famous star's name…

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    1825 Gallery Hotel

    Three shophouses built in 1825 have been combined to create this classy hotel. Original features such as lofty ceilings, brick walls and wood beams…

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    Omni Hostel

    The Omni has a guesthouse feel and a wonderful location right on the river next to the Kampung Jawa pedestrian bridge. There are only two dorms (one mixed…

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    Wayfarer Guest House

    Right on the river, this welcoming family-run guesthouse occupies a former rubber trading house. There's a massive ground-floor lounge and seven simple…

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    Apa Kaba Home & Stay

    This tranquil homestay has a low-key kampung (village) setting, but is within walking distance of central Melaka City. The 1912 building is a mishmash of…

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    Holiday Inn

    Holiday Inn promises chain-brand reliability and comfort if not the most snazzy ambience. The generously sized rooms are not the most charming you'll find…

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    Opposite Place

    These two spacious shuttered-window double suites are located above the cafe Eat at 18. The decor is divine, matching exposed-brick walls with luxury…

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    Casa Del Rio

    With a fabulous location right on the river and steps from Chinatown, Casa Del Rio has palatial architecture that blends Portuguese/Mediterranean with…

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    The attractive street art of Kenji Chai decorates the walls of this otherwise minimalist flashpackers in a key Chinatown location. Six- and four-bed dorms…

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    Yote 28

    Located in the commercial district just south of Dutch Square, this modern hostel has five dark-ish dorms (single-sex and mixed) with capsule-style bunk…

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    Melaka House

    This lovely place in an old traditional home is very good value and away from the crowds. There's a kitchen with free coffee, a decent lounge area, and…

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    Professionally run with great service, this welcoming choice has each room decorated with an individual touch, with light and bright decor paired with…

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    Ringo's Foyer

    Staff do a great job keeping the atmosphere at this old-style backpacker joint sociable, particularly in the laid-back rooftop cafe-bar. Beds in the 18…

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    Heeren House

    The traditional furnishings of this prime-location hotel have a nostalgic air, while the family-run vibe and hearty breakfasts infuse the place with a…

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    Quayside Hotel

    Occupying an airy, former customs warehouse in a key location, Quayside combines contemporary style with great value. Rooms are spacious and modern, with…

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    An arty boho vibe in the common areas and a tranquil, whitewashed courtyard give this budget 20-room guesthouse an edge. Guests can rent bikes for a…

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    Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences

    Swiss-Garden occupies part of the swanky Shore development. Rooms are slickly designed and spacious with all the amenities you could wish for. It also…