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The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel

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8.4

Excellent

3,497 reviews

3,497 reviews

Housekeeping184
View86
Breakfast46
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 270 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Bandar Hilir

120 m

Independence Memorial

170 m

Porta de Santiago

180 m

St. Paul's Church

200 m

Queen Victoria's Fountain

220 m

Popular landmarks
Red Square (Dutch Square)

310 m

St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)

320 m

Stadthuys

330 m

Jonker Street Night Market

400 m

Chinatown - Melaka

410 m

Closest landmarks
British Graveyard

100 m

Poliklinik Bandar Sdn Bhd

150 m

Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Gereja

230 m

Post Office

290 m

Kite Museum

290 m

The Rucksack Caratel

107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Jonker part of Malacca, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Jonker Street Night Market. This 4-star property features indoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Malacca

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

960 meters to public transportation

230 meters to Christ Church

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Game room

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Concierge

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

16 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center3.7 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportMalacca International Airport (MKZ)
Distance to airport8.2 km

Rooms available at The Rucksack Caratel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Deluxe Caravans
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Premier Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Garden Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Buddy Caravan
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Rucksack Caratel have a hot tub?

The Rucksack Caratel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Rucksack Caratel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to The Rucksack Caratel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Rucksack Caratel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Malacca with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at The Rucksack Caratel?

The Rucksack Caratel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Rucksack Caratel?

Restaurants including Tappers Cafe Melaka, Malaccafe and Kopitiam Tanka are popular in The Rucksack Caratel’s neighborhood which is known as Jonker.

What popular shopping places are close to The Rucksack Caratel?

Located in the Jonker area, The Rucksack Caratel is close to great shopping choices like Jonker Street.

What are popular attractions near The Rucksack Caratel?

Guests at The Rucksack Caratel can easily visit Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Red Square (Dutch Square) and St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) located in the Jonker area.

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What people love about The Rucksack Caratel

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Bed is nice and big."

    Mandy

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    September 27, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Clean, quirky and great location."

    Brett

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    September 26, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Our stay during of-peak season was delightful, major attractions is within walking distance."

    Nadhirah

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    September 22, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,473 Malacca properties
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Room comfort score
8.8/10
Cheapest price score
Service score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
93
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
3,497 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Strategic location and walking distance to Jonker street, ea...
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More about The Rucksack Caratel

More about The Rucksack Caratel

The Rucksack Caratel

Take advantage of the many attractions Malacca has to offer with a stay at The Rucksack Caratel. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! The Rucksack Caratel is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 400 m from the Jonker Street Night Market.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by The Rucksack Caratel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Malacca. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at The Rucksack Caratel thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Malacca with The Rucksack Caratel as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum located 590 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Red Square (Dutch Square) located 300 m away, where everyone who visits Malacca wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

150 mentions

Housekeeping

109 mentions

Swimming Pool

65 mentions

Car Park

49 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [indoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bottle of water

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Halal
Location
107, Jalan Banda Kaba, Jonker, Malacca, Malaysia, 75000
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Malacca International Airport (MKZ)
    8.2 km
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
    86.0 km

Public transportation

  • Hang Tuah Monorail Station
    970 m
  • Hang Jebat Monorail Station
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Poliklinik Bandar Sdn Bhd
    150 m

Shopping

  • Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
    380 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    440 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    290 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Christ Church
    280 m
  • Red Square (Dutch Square)
    310 m
  • St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
    320 m
  • Stadthuys
    330 m
  • Jonker Street Night Market
    400 m
  • Chinatown - Melaka
    410 m
  • Menara Taming Sari
    520 m
  • Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
    590 m
  • A Famosa Fort
    850 m
  • The Huskitory
    5.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • British Graveyard
    100 m
  • Bandar Hilir
    120 m
  • Poliklinik Bandar Sdn Bhd
    150 m
  • Independence Memorial
    170 m
  • Porta de Santiago
    180 m
  • St. Paul's Church
    200 m
  • Queen Victoria's Fountain
    220 m
  • Malacca Heritage Centre
    220 m
  • St. Francis Xavier Church
    230 m
  • Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Gereja
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • This is a strictly non-smoking property.
  • Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Guests smoking elsewhere are responsible for a maximum fine of MYR 500.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center3.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 26
  • Year property opened2015
  • Most recent renovation2015
Property announcements

The swimming pool is open only from September 1, 2020 by prior arrangement only. Kindly contact the property for more details.

There is construction on the property from May 1st, 2022 to June 12, 2022 There will be some areas affected by the noise from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM For further queries, please contact the property directly.

The property requires a refundable security deposit of SGD 50 upon check-in.

Reviews of The Rucksack Caratel from real guests

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8.4
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10
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.0
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.7
Value for money8.3
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8-9 Excellent (303)
7-8 Very Good (339)
6-7 Good (80)
<6 Below Expectation (144)
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10.0
Exceptional
Soo from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Wonderful choice for a short stay-cation”

We stayed in Deluxe Double Room with Garden View this time. The first thing that amazed me was when we first push our door’s room open, the air is cool because the aircond is operating. It makes us feel so much welcomed. Just imagine your mom knows that you will be home later and she has prepared the bed and set the air to be cool for a while. The location of this hotel is just beside a museum with a garden. In the morning, we walked to the garden and have a little jog there. It helped to warm our body up, and thus we could then dip into the pool when we walked back to Rucksack again. Last but not least, I really love the bed and linens, it’s soft and comfortable for a really good sleep. I regretted not staying more than one night in Rucksack.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
nor from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Caravans
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

great , excellent , good ”

hello ! i love this place . good strategic near jonkerwalk ! . the room a bit small but i satisfies . my baby and husband vey comfortable sleep ! very clean , but can hear them outside room. i want give opinion u must put sandals at bathroom . breakfast was so good and delicious. 💕💕💕 💕💕 . excellent. staff very friendly. always smile further use mask 🤣 . swimming cannot use ! many shark in swimming pool 🤣🤣. great job ! i known owner cina from sarawak . great job bos .

Reviewed January 28, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Carolyn from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Short and sweet stay”

There is everything to love about this place and nothing NOT to like. Love the location which was just a stone throw away from Jonker Street. So once I parked my car, I was able to explore by foot. Staff was very friendly and very approachable. The room were super clean and love the layout, simple yet very tastefully done. I was given a room with the Garden View and I fell in love with it. Love the light that the huge window brings in. Breakfast was a bonus, to have something simple yet satisfying and convenient if one is lazy to go out and just want to enjoy their remaining stay. I would definitely return.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Freya
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 8 nights in November 2019

Loved my stay here”

Melaka is quite spread out and I like to do everything on foot so this hotel was excellently located first me to walk in any direction. It is out of the hustle and bustle but maybe a 5 to 10 minute walk to Jonker street, the night market and the main tourist drag. Another direction in 10 mins you are at the mega malls and in the third direction you could take you are in a neighbourhood with nice little eateries and local life on way to little India. Room was in the small side but had everything I needed and was clean and comfortable. Staff were excellent and very friendly and kind. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nguyen
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Super clean with great view and helpful staffs”

We stayed here for 1 night. The check-in process was quick, we were given a tourist map which covers most of the area. It only took few steps to the Holland Church and Jonker Walking Street which are the center of Melaka. The place really made up our time here. The view is stunning right over peaceful green garden. You have access to the swimming pool at the back of the hotel. Lobby area design is also cool. Definitely will stay here again when we are back to Melaka.

Reviewed May 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Rucksacks are us! ”

I had a wonderful time at the rucksack caratel. The location is excellent, tucked away In a quiet spot just a short walk from the historical delights of Malaka. The hotel itself is a clean and comfortable place, with a quirky humorous character that is vibrant and relaxing. The room was a good size With big windows, quality fixtures and fittings, air conditioning and a good shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Win from Malaysia
Couple
Garden Suite
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Great stay in Malacca”

The room is very nice, just as shown in the picture. The jacuzzi is comfortable, and the tub is clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. During our stay, there was water shortage in Malacca, the hotel was able to arrange a room for the guests to take shower. And they also prepared sufficient mineral water for us. Really enjoy our stay, highly recommended.

Reviewed March 10, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Mun from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Relaxing trip with friends”

We stay here for 2 nights just for relax. We know here from the website pop up advertising. Everything was perfect. The bed was comfortable and we have a good sleep this 2 nights. Parking is limited , understand is first come first serve style. Jonker street is nearby by walking distance. Staff is great, polite, smiley, helpful. Thank you

Reviewed November 27, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Jane from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Beautiful environment with great service!”

very aesthetic interior design, i really love this kind of minimalist, clean and modern design. And there's even a free swimming pool, all the staff are super friendly, parking is kinda first come first serve basis, but no worry there are plenty of it around the hotel, i definitely will recommend all of my friends to stay here if they are visiting melaka! Keep it up! :)

Reviewed February 16, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
HOI from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

A gem in Malacca town”

This place is perfect for those who prefer a hotel-like comfort at an affordable cost. Hotel room is comfortable and facilities are well-provided to provide a pleasant stay. Location wise is very close to the city centre and staff are extremely friendly. The common area is also very nicely decorated. Perfect to hang out after a day out

Reviewed February 21, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
rohaina from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

100% recommended”

Stay here for 1nite..booked for 5 rooms- 2caravan, 2 deluxe king & 1 standard room.. All room very comfortable, clean, Staff friendly, nice place to stay, the environment very calm & cozy.. Pool has slot (covid19) but it's ok, can choose slot.. bathroom lights do not work but the technician come immediately to fix it.. Limited parking, tv not clear,no refrigerator..

Reviewed October 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
YEAH from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Comfortable and relaxing ”

This is our XXth stay at Rucksack, lost count! It is always our top choice whenever we travel to Melaka. We love the cozy and relaxing atmosphere here. The bed and linens are clean and comfortable. Location is good, we enjoy the serene and quiet environment, but still within walking distance from Jonker (15 mins walk / 5 mins drive). We will be back!

Reviewed March 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Koon from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Will stay here again”

My favourite parts are great location (just few mins away from jonker) and friendly staff. I also like that they have a pantry with drinking water provided. Provide parking, but on first come first serve basis, and the parking is actually not gated. Breakfast was very simple. The room was a little small, but clean room with nice view, overall it’s a pleasant stay

Reviewed April 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
leya from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great spot!”

Just behind the Stadthuys, super near to all the local attraction and walking distance to jonker walk. The place itself is super clean with great helpful staffs, we arrived a little early and they offer to keep our bags while we went sightseeing. Breakfast option were not much but sufficient. Hotel compound is full with greenery & very cooling. Def will come back!

Reviewed June 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chee
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Comfortable hotel”

The location of the hotel can reach the place I want to visit ,staff very smiling make me feel good. The design and environment of the hotel are very beautiful and refreshing ,my favorite is the swimming pool ,especially in the morning environment , swimming is very comfortable. Next year visit to malacca , this hotel is my only stay.

Reviewed September 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kiew
Couple
Premier Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great place great stay!”

I’ve booked for the premier deluxe king room with great view and comfortable bed. Room is spacious and a full length mirror is a bonus for ladies. Love the overall environment surrounding!

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ormiila
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

A very good place to stay”

The room was clean and the environment was good. I loved their interiors at their lobby. The staffs were friendly. Their service is also very good. I'd totally recommend this place to others.

Reviewed September 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kin from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Caravans
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Holiday”

Great location. Walking distance to most eatery and attraction. With the price , they even has a pool. Alot of boardgame if you feel just to chill in the hotel. Room is clean and overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed January 02, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Whey from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe King
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Good stay”

I’ve stay few times at this hotel, it is quiet and cozy, overall is good. But I hope more maintenance can be done in time, although is not a big problem but I found out one of bed spotlights wasn’t working, and the light trough in the ceiling of shower screen was abit dangling (although still working). It is just little things that could be better but not problematic. Only one frustrating thing is the parking spaces. I checked in on a Saturday around 4.30pm, so it was a hard time for me to get a near and safe parking as I was traveling alone. Had to unload my luggage first and park across the road and then move my car again at night when I spot an empty space. Although I understand it is a public parking, but just a suggestion, maybe have a look out of hotel guests checking out/ checking in with cars and notify the guests (the ones that requests for help) that there’s an empty space and block it for 10-15mins so they can move their car? Since the management got the hp number & car number plate of guests during check in, why not put into good use? And also the team can put out a sign of which parking app to pay for our parking too. I will definitely go back to this hotel, hopefully there are more improvements in future.

Reviewed January 15, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Zhi
Group
Buddy Caravan
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

spacious, clean and good location ”

I booked a buddy caravan, at first I thought it would be small and squeeze for 4, but end up it is very spacious and the toilet is big as well. It's clean and comes with towels and hair dryer also the aircon is working well too.

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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