Melaka City, Malaysia · 586 hotels available
Melaka always refer as The Historic State, is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca. The state is bordered by Negeri Sembilan to the north and west and Johor to the south. The exclave of Tanjung Tuan also borders Negeri Sembilan to the north. Its capital is Melaka City, which is 148 kilometres south east of Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur, 235 kilometres North West of Johor's largest city Johor Bahru, and 95 km north west of Johor's second largest city, Batu Pahat. This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is Melaka International Airport (IATA: MKZ, ICAO: WMKM) (formerly known as Batu Berendam Airport). An airport located in Batu Berendam, Melaka in Malaysia. The Airport serves the city and the state of Melaka, as well as northern Johor. Melaka International Airport is about 30 minutes away from Melaka city centre. Alternatively, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 and 2, both located about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Melaka.
It is very easy to get to Melaka city centre by car. The North-South PLUS Highway is a modern toll road that runs from Perlis to Johor Bharu. Ayer Keroh is an exit off the highway, which is about 45 minutes from Melaka city centre.
The Maritime Museum or Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship, which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. There are also paintings which displays how the Straits of Malacca was a strategic location for traders from both the east and the west stop by at Melaka and conduct their businesses while waiting for the monsoon winds to change direction. The museum has myriads of exhibits of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices used by the seamen of the yesteryears and even come sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck. Other than exhibits on the history of the Malaccan Maritime, the museum also showcases the different eras that Malacca has gone through starting from the Malacca Sultanate era to the Portuguese era, Dutch era and ending with the British era. For ship fanatics, there are also a collection of different ship models that are on display at the museum. You will be able to learn more about the types of ships and their functions from the collection. You can also climb up to the upper deck of the ship to view the diorama of the captain cabin. Admission into the museum is RM3 per adult and RM1 per child. It is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm.
Quayside Hotel is strategically located in Melaka city centre. A Customs Warehouse renovation 3-star Boutique Hotel. Located on the banks of Melaka River in the heart of the tourist hub, you are within walking distance to everything you want to see in Melaka. Positioned to share the heritage, popularity and success of its predecessor. The hotel is just a walking distance to various tourist attractions. The hotel's restaurant and coffee bar is adjacent to the main building, and serves international cuisine. Other amenities include a meeting room and Pakus Gallery.
Casa del Rio, Melaka is located on Jalan Kota Laksamana, Melaka, a literal 2 minute walk away from the popular Jonkers Walk and heritage attractions. Keen observers will pick out the Arabic, Chinese and Dutch influences woven into the dominantly Mediterranean architecture. This boutique hotel, offering first class services, is already a striking addition to the historic skyline of the city. The hotel's 66 guest rooms and suites, each covering a minimum of 50 sq meters, uniquely feature dressing areas, bathrooms, split level bedrooms and private balconies as well as a number of unique personal touches. Aiming to provide an "at Home" atmosphere, Casa del Rio is a sanctuary from the city's bustle, with spaces for indulgent reflective solitude or stimulating interactive conversation depending on the choice of the traveller.