8 Unique Stays You’ll Want To Check-In At Melaka


In order to truly appreciate the pockets of wonders Melaka has to offer, you will definitely need at least a few days in the city. From elegant stays to luxurious hotels, be spoiled for choice by the various accommodation options on offer. In addition, many hotels in Melaka are housed within tastefully remodelled buildings that are steeped in history, adding a unique heritage touch to your experience.

1. The Majestic Malacca

Situated on the banks of the Melaka River, this five-star hotel sits in a beautifully restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion that is rich in heritage. With porcelain tile flooring and teakwood fittings from the original building, trust The Majestic Malacca to transport you back in time for a glimpse into its days of glory past.

Besides its promise of a luxurious stay, this hotel also features a range of facilities for you to enjoy while you are here. Visit the cosy library that is bathed in soft light which streams through the hotel’s louvred windows, then relax on one of its soft leather sofas or armchairs for a spot of reading from the hotel's wide book collection. Alternatively, take a cool dip at the hotel’s swimming pool where you can soak in the tropical sun or lounge by the poolside with a refreshing drink in hand.

Each room at The Majestic Malacca is designed with luxury in mind, combining traditional and modern elements in the most tasteful way possible. From ornate decor items to carefully selected pieces of furniture that sit in the rooms, each item is chosen to be reminiscent of the glory days of old Melaka. As a bonus, you will also get to enjoy the beauty of the Melaka River from the comfort of your room.

2. Philea Resort Melaka

A unique resort that resides among tall and luscious trees, Philea Resort Melaka is an invitation to be one with nature during your stay. Known as a ‘Piece of Paradise’, this premier five-star resort is a delightful haven extending peace, tranquillity and ultimate relaxation to its visitors. Here, each cabin is nestled within the shades of the bountiful nature while the serene sounds of waterfalls can be heard throughout the resort.

Another unique feature of this resort is its one-of-a-kind log cabins that are heavily influenced by Scandinavian aesthetics. Each cabin is built using logs that are transported all the way from Russia while the interior of the cabin is furnished using wooden bed frames from Bali. The resort boasts over 200 rooms, across three design variations to choose from.

The Pavilion Villa has three rooms and a living space, which makes it ideal for families or simply a leisure getaway from the bustling city. The Pavilion Villa prices start from RM530 per night.

The Philea Suite is perfect for couples who are looking for a romantic getaway. Providing solitude away from the city, couples can meaningfully reconnect as they bask in nature’s bounty. The Philea Suite prices start from RM1,280.

The third cabin option is the Royal Villa, an extravagant king-sized suite that offers ultimate luxury, comfort and privacy. Also comes with its very own private pool, the Royal Villa is quite easily fit for royalty. The Royal Villa price starts at RM6,868.

The Philea Resort also offers a forest walk for guests. Walk along the trail that is laid out to catch glimpses of homegrown trees, plants and many more that surround the area. The forest walk will lead you to an organic farm and a vineyard that is located at the end of the walk. Here, you will also have a chance to witness the grape-harvesting process that takes place on resort grounds.

3. Casa Del Rio

Translating to ‘Your home by the river’, Casa Del Rio lives up to its intention of bringing its visitors the ultimate comfort during their stays. The hotel is conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the bustling streets of Jonker and other old-worldly charms of the city.

The facade and overall architecture of the hotel exude touches of Spanish influences and a Mediterranean vibe. As you check into the hotel, relax by the courtyard in the cabanas prepared by the staff as they serve you a refreshing treat to enjoy before you adjourn to your rooms.

There are 66 luxurious rooms residing within the hotel. Each room is beautifully designed with a unique blend of Mediterranean and Peranakan flair, adding a touch of culture to every stay. Another added bonus - every room here features gorgeous sights of the Melaka River or a serene view of the hotel's courtyard.

Within each room, you will find Casa Del Rio’s signature homely touches with its wooden flooring, comfortable beds and a balcony that opens up to breathtaking views any time of the day. The Deluxe Room also comes complete with a dressing room, a large four-point bathroom and a private balcony.

The River Suite, Cheng Ho Suite and Melaka Suite are furnished with a dining area, living room, guest bedroom and additional common-shower toilet. Similar to the Deluxe room, these suites each come with a private balcony where guests can lounge comfortably whilst enjoying uninterrupted views of the city.

Dining options also aplenty within the hotel at The River Grill, Bar Rio, River Cafe and Bar Sol. At The River Grill, you can indulge in a widespread buffet breakfast and a variety of other continental dishes as you soak in the morning sun by the Melaka River.

There is also the Piazza, which is an open space located by the Melaka River, with an iconic mountain that sits in the middle of the hotel, and is commonly used for outdoor events.

4. Liu Men

Photo by Liu Men Melaka

This beautifully transformed heritage building is one of the many located in the city of Melaka. What used to be a residence for the locals during the Japanese occupation in 1945 is now known as the Liu Men Hotel.

Photo by Liu Men Melaka

Still maintaining its colonial and heritage elements, the hotel exhibits art deco and design influences originating from the Peranakan culture. The Liu Men Hotel aims to bring together the cultures, colours and shapes of both the East and West to symbolise joy and luck in playful harmony.

Be entranced by a sense of familiarity as you step through the doors of this hotel. Each room holds a piece of history of the old families that used to reside in the building during the Second World War. Every room here is decked out in designs and art decor of Peranakan culture that embraces the one-of-a-kind history of Melaka and named after famous historical figures of Melaka such as Parameswara, Cheng Ho, Hang Tuah, Jebat and Kapitan.

5. The Nest House Luxury

Minimalistically modern and contemporary, The Nest House Luxury features 10 comfortable rooms that offer a tranquil stay during your time in Melaka. The Nest House is an eco-friendly guest house that exudes an industrial feel and is artistically designed, making it naturally Instagram-worthy.

Each room at The Nest House is named after famous streets in Melaka and is decorated with unique artwork from local artists and a view of the luscious garden that surrounds the rooms. This guest house also offers a beautiful view of the city from its rooftop, which is a perfect spot to sit back in the morning sun while enjoying the serene 360-degree views of Melaka City.

6. Courtyard by Marriott

Photo by Courtyard by Marriott Melaka

Stay in style at the Courtyard by Marriott, which is located in the heart of Melaka. Featuring modern rooms and suites designed with elegance and sophistication in mind, the Courtyard by Marriott goes on to elevate your experience by also offering magnificent views of the city and straits of Melaka.

Photo by Courtyard by Marriott Melaka


All rooms in the hotel are decorated with Melaka-themed artwork as well as plush beds and crisply laundered linens, living up to its image for simple luxury. Room and suite options at the Courtyard by Marriott include the Guest rooms, Straits, Deluxe Suites and Courtyard Suites.

7. Rosa Melaka

Photo by Rosa Malacca


Besides a stylish stay, Rosa Melaka is also known as a social hub where everyone will possibly leave with a story or two to tell.

Photo by Rosa Malacca


This designer hotel works hand in hand with various artists and creative minds to visually enhance your experience for an unforgettable stay. Inspired by rustic industrial influences, Rosa Melaka utilises raw materials such as clay bricks, recycled age wood and many more to bring its design ethos to life. The hotel houses 60 rooms that offer the perfect space for self-expression within a cool space featuring a relaxing loft design.

8. Jonker Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of Jonker Street, the Jonker Boutique Hotel is the ideal place for an affordable stay coupled with scenic views from its garden and satisfying meal options under one roof. This boutique hotel is home to 16 rooms that are fully furnished with mini bars, complimentary toiletries and more.

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