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Malacca is the third smallest state in Malaysia with a population in excess of 755,000 people and of these nearly 500,000 live in the city of Malacca. What Malacca lacks in size is not reflective of what is has in abundance, namely style, elegance, culture and above all history; 600 colourful years of it.
Other Malacca hotels of note are the Equatorial Hotel, Renaissance Hotel Malacca and Straits Meridian Hotel, all of which are major Malacca hotels.
Located on Jalan Munshi Abdullah in the heart of the city The Emperor Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Malacca. The Emperor Hotel has 228 spacious rooms and suites and is a perfect choice for the business traveller of transient tourist.
The Avillion Legacy Hotel in Malacca is a charming hotel whose architecture has been inspired by the UNESCO world heritage town.
The mansion has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and its distinct characteristics accompanied by its intricately decorated façade perfectly accentuate the architectural character of the era without dispensing with the modern facilities required by any upmarket hotel.
If a more historical stay is preferred then the Hotel Puri Malacca in the heart of Malaccas old town is a boutique hotel that is a renovated Peranakan mansion. The Hotel Puri is the former residence of the descendants of Tan Kim Seng who was an eminent philanthropist & rubber plantation owner.
The Mahkota Hotel has excellent facilities including 2 swimming pools, children’s swimming pool with water slides, a gym, childrens playground, various f&b outlets, 12 meeting rooms and a ballroom that can seat 500 people for a banquet.
If you are seeking a fantastic location then the Mahkota Hotel facing the Straits of Malacca, next to the Mahkota Parade shopping and entertainment complex will give you excellent sea views in a vibrant strategic location.
Malacca hotels can cater for all budgets from the opulent 5 star luxury demanded by high rollers to the budget conscious tourist for the back packing crowd that are so fond of visiting the historical city of Malacca.
With so many top tourist attractions it is not surprising that the Malacca hotels are busy all year round. Indeed, up to June 2010 Malacca had already attracted 4.89 million visitors according to the state tourism board of Melaka.
Malacca Budget Hotels
If searching for a Malacca Budget Hotel in the heart of the city a good place to start would be the Accordian Hotel on Jalan Bendahara whose well appointed rooms will satisfy your accommodation needs without breaking the bank.
Just 10 minutes out of the town centre is the Lotus Inn whose comfortable but affordable accommodation will mean your money can go further when visiting the tourist hotspots and restaurants of the old town.
Other budget conscious hotels worthy of consideration are Baba House, Bentona Hotel, Coastal Park Hotel, and the Palace Hotel.
There are many variants of Malacca resorts to satisfy the needs of the discerning traveller and if getting close to nature is important then why not try the Air Keroh Country Resort which is a mere 15 km from Malacca town centre yet set in 20 acres of tranquil greenery surrounded by rain forest.
There are many tourist activities to participate in around the Air Keroh Country Resort such as the Mini Asean and Mini Malaysia village as well as the crocodile and butterfly farms.
The multi award winning A'Famosa Resort is another luxurious Malacca resort worthy of any tourists attention with a multitude of interesting facilities to keep the whole family entertained.
The Klebang Beach Resort is an old Malacca favourite, located just 15 minutes from Malacca town centre at the seafront of Tajung Kling it is a relaxing resort for all the family.
Other Malacca resorts of note are the Riviera Bay Resort and the Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort.
Malacca Hotels And Resorts
The Hotel Puri is deceptively large as it stretches back 100metres and it has the added bonus of being in the strategic location of a one minute walk to Jonker Street.
The impressive stained glass dome in the lobby and surrounding Roman pillars give an air of elegance about the 228 room city hotel that will further impress with its well appointed rooms.
The historic sites of the old town are all nearby and can be easily accessed within minutes.