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Outstanding for its heritage and threads of colonial history, Melaka is a charming destination in Malaysia that draws visitors every year keen to explore its unique landscape. And makan lots of food :)

From quaint heritage hotels near UNESCO sites to tall hotels overlooking the Melaka straits, there’s a healthy variety of accommodation options when you’re on holiday in Melaka. These are top hotels in Melaka that have been popular with Malaysians in 2016, with good reviews for comfort, service and amenities. The key factor though seems to be convenient location, as all these hotels are not far from main Melaka attractions like Jonker Street and St Paul’s Church. If you prefer to book your stay somewhere tried and tested, here are the most popular options.

 

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1) Hatten Hotel Melaka

4 Stars   [icon name=”star”][icon name=”star”][icon name=”star”][icon name=”star”]

Guest rating: Very Good! 95% of Guests Recommendhatten-hotel-melaka

Hatten Hotel is the place to stay for comfort close to A Famosa, nice views and a little art deco.

Guests like this hotel for its convenient location close to Melaka’s shopping hotspots and comfortable rooms. From the hotel, you can explore Hatten Square on foot or take an area shuttle that includes an easy drop off near Jonker Street.

WiFi tends to be a bit spotty, but it does have a nice pool for a cooling splash that will be very welcoming after a day of wandering in Melaka’s heat.

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2) Estadia Hotel

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Guest rating: Very good! 95% of Guests Recommend

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This 3-star hotel is a favourite in the same area at an affordable rate. It is also 10 minutes from Hatten Square and A Famosa. The hotel is linked to Pahlawan shopping centre.

Peranakan design touches from the lobby through the rooms make Estadia Hotel very welcoming. Malaysian guests prefer this hotel for its good value for money. Some find the walls thin though, so maybe not the top choice for light sleepers.

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3) Novotel Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 93% of Guests Recommend

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Novotel Melaka is a large family-friendly hotel with 17 floors. It has two pools, including 1 for children. The hotel has a contemporary feel and quality fittings.

This is a better option for light sleepers as the rooms are soundproofed. Bathrooms have a rainfall showerhead, rooms have air conditioning, and you can save some space in your bag as there are free toiletries provided.

Novotel Melaka also has a good location a short distance from the heritage quarter.

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4) The Straits Hotel & Suites

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Guest rating: Good! 85% of Guests Recommend

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This top Melaka hotel is also highly rated for its excellent location. It is close to Mahkota and within walking distance of Jonker Street and The Stadhuys.

Guests appreciate the spacious size of the rooms in The Straits Hotel & Suites, which are equipped with air conditioning, tea making facilities, free toiletries and premium TV channels. You also get free WiFi.

To stretch your legs, the hotel has a nice outdoor pool with an impressive view, plus a sauna and a fitness center. the-straits-hotel-melaka-pool

5) Hotel Equatorial Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 94% of Guests Recommend hotel-equatorial-melaka-room

A 4-star Melaka hotel, Hotel Equatorial delivers high on comfort, cleanliness and service. It is located near to various Portuguese sites and the Dutch square.

Besides its good location near some of the top Melaka attractions, the hotel has a very inviting pool, premium WiFi option and a tennis court. There are lots of food options in the area.

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6) The Sterling Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 80% of Guests Recommendthe-sterling-melaka-tophotel

Behind its impressive colonial facade, The Sterling is a popular hotel in Melaka preferred for its good location and reliable friendly service staff. That is, on top of embodying the heritage that makes Melaka such an interesting destination for a local holiday.

Rooms are pretty spacious and it has good showers — important in this heat!

Adjoining rooms are available for families and groups.

If you’re driving, the hotel has a good location outside of the traffic gridlocks and there’s plenty of free parking space.

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7) The Pines Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 92% of Guests Recommend

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The Pines Melaka is a modern hotel with 4-star facilities near Bukit China. It offers free WiFi even in the public areas. It is a child-friendly hotel equipped with a kids pool.

Guests love The Pines Melaka for its spacious rooms, very clean facilities and good shower which make it a  very comfortable base close to major Melaka attractions.

All 390 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Room service, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

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8) Holiday Inn Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 94% of Guests Recommendholiday-inn-melaka-hotel-pool

Next on our list of top hotels in Melaka, is the popular Holiday Inn Melaka. The hotel is 20-storeys high, offering good views over the waters of the Melaka Strait. It has a good location in the same area as the other hotels close to A Famosa and the heritage district.

Check out the restaurants for some food on site, or the bar for a few tropical cocktails. There is a full-service spa if you need a massage after touring all the Dutch and Portuguese sites.

Design is nothing spectacular but you can count on comfort and convenience with this hotel chain.

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9) Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel

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Guest rating: Very Good! 92% of Guests Recommend

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You can expect a bit more flavour from this Melaka hotel. Courtyard @ Heeren is a boutique hotel near the Baba Nonya Heritage Museum and St. Paul’s Church, two attractions in Melaka well worth checking out. The Nonya heritage spills into the hotel, with rooms designed to celebrate the Peranakan style without compromising on modern comforts.

 

Guests love how beautiful the interior of the hotel is, with lots of antiques and authentic design touches like wooden shutters. The tasty breakfast is also a favourite.

If you like a good holiday in Melaka with an authentic Malaysian feel, Courtyard @ Heeren Melaka is a great choice.

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10) Hotel Puri Melaka

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Guest rating: Very Good! 88% of Guests Recommend

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A lovely hotel with all the comforts to have you completely relaxed after braving the crowds of Melaka. It is only a block from Jonker Walk so you can take a leisurely walk for your daily sightseeing.

The 3.5 star Hotel Puri features a charming courtyard, friendly staff and a delicious breakfast to start off your day right. Like the previous hotel on our list of top hotels in Melaka, it brings the character of Melaka into its interiors, making your stay a little more meaningful.

Go for a massage or facial at the spa to complete your day.hotel-puri-melaka-lobby

 

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