Best hotels in Malacca
Only a 3-hour drive away from Singapore, Malacca is one of the most popular destinations for Singaporeans looking for a short getaway. Those who’ve visited before would know that the city is peppered with old shophouses and historical sites, making it a gorgeous place to visit.
To tie your vacay together, you’ll get to stay in a range of accommodations, from boutique hotels revamped from olden-day shophouses to fancy 5-star establishments. Before you head down, make a booking at these best and new hotels in Malacca.
Note: All prices are accurate at time of writing.
1. Ames Hotel – Luxe hotel under $100/night
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You read it right – at AMES, you’ll get to stay in a 5-star hotel for less than S$100/night. Beyond a classy interior design, you’ll also get to enjoy luxurious amenities at a fraction of the usual price. These range from standard facilities like a pool and gym to a unique “LSL Chamber”.
The chamber is a private room that can be used for gatherings and group karaoke – so if you’ve got any songbird pals with birthdays coming up, you know where to go.
Moonbar’s indoor seating area.
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Bar-goers can also patronise their aesthetic Moonbar, which features both indoor and alfresco dining options.
Book a room at Ames Hotel Melaka.
Address: Jalan Pkak 2, Pusat Komersial Ayer Keroh, 75450 Malacca
Rates: From ~$101/night
Contact: +606 318 3999 | Ames Hotel website
2. Liu Men Hotel – Restored heritage building at Jonker Walk
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Those looking for a different kind of experience in Malacca can check out the Liu Men Hotel. Opened fairly recently in 2019, the hotel is actually a restored shophouse where 6 different families used to reside pre-Japanese occupation.
While it’s obviously been revamped, its interior still retains old architecture, but with new modern and Peranakan decor.
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What’s more, it’s conveniently located at Jonker Walk, so you’ll be able to walk to and fro the popular night market spot without worrying about transportation.
Book a room at Liu Men Hotel.
Address: 48-56 Jalan Tokong, Melaka
Rates: From ~$178/night
Contact: +60 6288 1161 | Liu Men website
3. Rosa Malacca – Contemporary hotel with rustic interior
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The Rosa Malacca looks like something straight out of a Pinterest board thanks to its cool grunge aesthetic. We’re talking brick walls, graphic designs, and an overall dark colour palette. In fact, it kind of gives off chic Manhattan vibes, so you’ll feel as if you’ve magically transported to a whole different continent.
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The hotel opened in 2017, so it’s not one of the most recent openings on the block. However, it’s definitely one of the newer themed places to check out if you haven’t been before. Besides a unique Western aesthetic, visitors can also anticipate chilling at its in-house breweries and cafe that serves halal Western dishes.
The cafe is located at the hotel’s level 1 courtyard, and as such visitors can choose between indoor and alfresco dining options – either way, you’ll be enjoying your yummy meal with a view.
Book a room at Rosa Malacca.
Address: 212, Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$83/night
Contact: +606 281 9888 | Rosa Malacca website
4. The Nines Hotel – Affordable boutique hotel with minimalist interior
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The Nines Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Malacca, having opened in 2021. The establishment was restored from 9 pre-war shophouses, so you can expect to see old architectural elements throughout the building.
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That being said, you’ll still get to enjoy the comfort of modern amenities inside. Each room actually has a very new and minimalist aesthetic, with one of its major selling points being its spaciousness.
This makes it ideal for larger families and friend groups – big groups can even opt to stay in their own little “apartment” if they book the loft suite, which is 2 stories tall and accommodates 5 guests.
Book a room at The Nines Hotel.
Address: No. 1 Jalan Gajah Berang, 75200 Melaka Tengah, Malacca, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$46/night
Contact: +606 282 6868 | The Nines Hotel website
5. Christee Suites Hotel – Just open with rooms for large groups
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And now, introducing the newest kid on the block – Christee Suites Hotel. This hotel just opened earlier this year and is another accommodation that’s perfect for families with kiddos.
Not only is it centrally located near Jonker Street and the Dataran Pahlawan Mega Mall, but it also has large beds to accommodate more guests and a lot of space for little ones to run around. The modern hotel also has all the amenities you’ll need for a restful vacay, including a pool, gym and sauna.
Book a room at Christee Suites Hotel.
Address: No. 37A, Jalan Chan Koon Cheng, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$214/night
Contact: +606 288 1199 | Christee Suites Hotel website
6. Casa Del Rio – Mediterranean-inspired hotel by the river
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Nope, this isn’t a picture of a building in Greece or Italy – it’s actually Casa Del Rio, a Mediterranean-inspired hotel right by the Malacca River. The scenic establishment contains a mix of Mediterranean and local Peranakan infrastructure, making it an IG-worthy paradise.
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Visitors will get to stay in spacious rooms with cosy wooden furniture, plus enjoy private amenities like personal balconies and even a private jacuzzi at their Melaka Suite.
Book a room at Casa Del Rio.
Address: 88, Jalan Kota Laksamana 75200, Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$193/night
Contact: +606 289 6888 | Casa Del Rio website
7. The Majestic Malacca – Grand hotel restored from an old mansion
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Retaining lots of its original infrastructure, The Majestic Malacca is a popular go-to hotel for those looking to enjoy a more traditional stay in the city. It was restored from an old mansion, so visitors can expect to see elements of both old and new furniture inside.
The rooms are also super cosy, with gorgeous teak wood furniture and grand bathrooms featuring marble flooring and spacious clawfoot bathtubs.
The hotel’s Kristang (Malacca-Portuguese) dishes are also an absolute must-try when you’re visiting – in fact, it’s actually one of the best spots in town to try the unique cuisine. Besides its in-house restaurant, other special features to anticipate at The Majestic Malacca include a library filled with old history titles.
Book a room at The Majestic Malacca.
Address: 188 Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$153/night
Contact: +60 6 289 8000 | The Majestic Malacca website
8. The Nest House – Artsy & eco-friendly guest house
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The Nest House has got to be one of the coolest homestay concepts in Malacca. The guest house is filled with artsy decor, including commissioned artworks painted by Australian artist Melanie Bayound and pictures taken by Australian photographer Kerry McConachie.
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Visitors will also get to stay in homely resort-like rooms with comfy and modern decor. Beyond its aesthetics, The Nest House also has impressive eco-friendly features, from its building infrastructure down to room toiletries. For instance, the establishment is built with heat reflective glasses that keep the building cool in order to reduce the need for AC usage.
This unique guest house is also pretty lowkey, with a “hidden” location and a small capacity of only 10 rooms. If you’re looking to make a trip down, make sure to book your rooms quick before they run out.
Book a room at The Nest House.
Address: The street behind 129, Jalan Melaka Raya Taman Melaka Raya, 7500, Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$114/night
Contact: +60 6 283 1118 | The Nest House website
9. Hatten Hotel Malacca – Affordable 5-star hotel with infinity pool
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Those who frequent Malacca might be familiar with the Hatten Hotel. It’s a popular accommodation with affordable rates and a 5-star rating. It’s also one of the largest hotels in the city, with over 700 rooms.
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The hotel features chic and classy rooms, with ample facilities like a large infinity pool, gym and spa. Plus, its central location makes it easy for you to get around for shopping and sightseeing.
Book a room at Hatten Hotel.
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Rates: From ~$65/night
Contact: +606-286 9696 | Hatten Hotel website
10. DoubleTree – Luxurious hotel with many facilities
Luxe room interior.
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If you’re looking for a hotel with abundant amenities to entertain the entire fam, you’ll find it at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Malacca. The fancy modern hotel has top-tier facilities, including a 24/7 gym for gym buffs and a kid’s club to keep tots busy.
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What’s more, it’s located near several tourist spots like Jonker Walk, Old Town Melaka and the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. So families with kids, this one’s for you – with activities within a close radius to enjoy during the day and facilities to occupy everyone after, you’ll get to enjoy a fuss-free vacay.
Book a room at DoubleTree by Hilton.
Address: Jalan Melaka Raya 23, Hatten City, 75000 Melaka
Rates: From ~$114/night
Contact: +1-855-610-TREE | DoubleTree by Hilton Malacca website
Book a stay at these new hotels in Malacca
From unique heritage hotels to quirky-themed accommodations, be sure to book a stay in one of these cool spots to level up your next visit to Malacca. Plus, if you haven’t been back since the pandemic, you’ll now have brand new hotels to check out that you might not have heard of before.
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