The Majestic Malacca – This boutique hotel cherishes its heritage by maintaining the architecture and decor of the original mansion. Combined with luxurious comforts, gym, pool, spa, attention to detail and superior service a classy experience all round is ensured. Only minutes to the city centre, a complimentary walking tour by resident historian Choo will see you on a humourous and informative journey through downtown Malacca.
Casa del Rio – Hip, fun and really a home by the river, Casa del Rio offers an unforgettable experience. With excellent F&B outlets, spa, gym, rooftop infinity pool and a central location offering both convenience and awesome views you just might not leave this hotel.
The Sterling – A newbie on the boutique hotel block, The Sterling has a Singapore Raffles like exterior, and a classy modern interior. In the first phase of development facilities are limited to a bar and a restaurant, but book the Brighton Room for your own private garden patio and jacuzzi!
River Cafe – Steamboat by the riverside.
River Grill – Casual dining highlighting everything that quality grill can be. Don’t miss the tomahawk wagyu beef bone-in rib eye steak!
Hoe Kee – Classic chicken rice balls – a must try when in Malacca
The Loft & The Balcony -Sunset and roofscape views
Pak Putra – According to Trip Advisor the number one local eatery in town – tandoori mmm.
Calanthe Art Cafe – Coffee from 13 states of Malaysia, innovative menu and an artsy setting.
Of course there are a host of local eateries to try too. I don’t claim to be an expert on those but you might check out Food Point of Interest for some insider tips and even a suggested schedule for a foodie trip!
Satkara Spa, Casa del Rio – Only three treatment rooms means you will have to book in advance to enjoy treatments in this space. A small welcoming environment with attention to detail that Casa del Rio does so well. A limited number of packages, but expert staff to perform them. Look out for off peak rates to grab a deal.