Pocket-Friendly Melaka Home Stay With Unique Design
Melaka is an interesting city, as historic cities tend to be. With a history going back hundreds of years, and most historical sites in a relatively good state, it is a place worth a visit.
One good thing is that all the interesting places are within a kilometer or two of each other. This means that you need not to plan a long trip to visit one site.
Accommodation is in plenty, especially since Melaka achieved the UNESCO Heritage Site status in 2008. While there are numerous hotels around, there are also some home stay establishments within and around the historic city.
Here, you will be away from town with all the traffic when you want to rest, and yet so near to all the places you would want to go. Whether you are visiting alone, as a couple, as a family or as a group, there will be a suitable place for you. Here is a list of the best home stays in Melaka:
1. The Loft @ 13 Hibiscus
This is a charming and authentic pre-war 3-storey house in Melaka. It is within the UNESCO World Heritage Zone of Melaka.
The loft apartment is equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the guests. It is furnished tastefully, fully air-conditioned and it has a kitchenette in which you will find a fridge, electric kettle and a microwave.
Each room has a desk and a sofa in the sitting area. You will also find clothes’ rack as well as a bidet. It also has a shower and private bathrooms. Apart from the modern amenities, there is free Wi-Fi, airport shuttles on request, and free parking.
The Loft is located 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a few minutes from the main thoroughfare at Jonker Walk.
If you’re travelling to Melaka from Singapore, you can consider the private car services. SGMYTaxi will handle this service with excellence and dedication to duty so much that you will want them to drive you back to Singapore when you are done in Melaka.
- Weekly price is MYR650
- From MYR132 per night
2. Ohana House 2
Ohana House 2 is located in central Melaka. It offers unique comfort for guests who want to relax fully, unwind and recharge. It is furnished with antique Maleka inspired décor. It is a minute’s walk from Christ Church. The Sam Po Kong Temple and Jonker Street are close by.
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Its comfort is derived from its location, its décor as well as its furniture and amenities. The cozy rooms are all tiled, air conditioned and they come with a clothes’ rack, a desk and cable television.
You will also have access to a fridge as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are equipped with a shower, slippers and toiletries.
For the purpose of exploring around, Ohana House 2 rents out bicycles and cars for an additional cost. You will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and free parking. There is also a sun terrace with great views.
Ohana House 2 is 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and in central Melaka.
From MYR130 per night
3. A Place Called Home
These spacious apartments are located in Melaka. You can choose from one with a sea view or another with a pool view. It has an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a fitness center as well as a sauna for total relaxation.
It is only 200 meters from Mahkota Parade, 800 meters from Christ church and 600 meters from the Porte da Santiago. Only 1.2 kilometers away is the Sam Po Kong temple.
A Place Called Home have a vintage décor with a contemporary touch. The 2-bedroomed apartments feature a balcony, a kitchenette as well as living and dining areas.
You will find a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. A fridge and an electric kettle are also provided. Recreation is varied to suit different tastes and it includes an outdoor pool, a tennis court, squash and mini-golf. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking for guests.
16, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia. Melaka is 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur international airport.
From MYR123 per night.
4. Vista Rio Melaka
Centrally located in Maleka, Vista Rio Maleka is a large 2-storey house containing 3 separate bedrooms. These bedrooms are decorated with wooden and tiled flooring. It is just 3 minutes away Jonker walk and not far from the other attractions Melaka has to offer.
Vista Rio Melaka, in the heart of Melaka, is decorated simply and it has a living area with sofas and flat-screen TV. The rooms are air-conditioned and they have fans too.
One of the bedrooms comes with an en suite bathroom while the others share another bathroom. The Dataran Pahlawan Shopping mall is a 12 minute walk away.
Rio Vista Melaka is also close Chinatown and the Stadthuys House is only three minutes away on foot. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as a sun terrace.
Vista Rio is located in the Melaka city and 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport
From MYR97 per house per day.
5. Sunflower House
The Sunflower House is a cluster of 25 double storied houses in Melaka. They are fully furnished 4-bedroomed holiday houses which can comfortably hold a group or family of eight. As a group, Sunflower house can accommodate a group of more than 150. One can also hire the house for special occasions.
Set in serene and pristine grounds, Sunflower holiday houses are what will make your holiday worthwhile. You can rent a house here and you will not be far from Melaka’s famous attractions including renowned eateries that serve authentic Malay food.
Being in the UNESCO Heritage Zone, you are never far from the attractions. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in public areas as well as in your rooms. There is a family room, shared kitchen, BBQ facilities, restaurant and airport shuttles.
Sunflower house is located 5 kilometers from the city center and 87 kilometers from the Kuala Lumpur International airport.
From MYR90 per room
6. D’Brug Homestay
Situated on the shores of river Malacca, D’Brug homestay offers comfortable living space which acts as a base for the exploration of the city’s historical sites.
Comfortable, quiet and serene, D’Brug Homestay has modern themed luxury rooms which exude a soothing allure. Guests are pampered by contemporary comforts as well as the spectacular views of River Malacca.
It is just 5 minutes from Jonker Walk and it has tastefully decorated interiors and modern décor. Sitting in a location away from city traffic, and sitting in a tropical garden. There comfortable bedrooms which are equipped with a fridge, microwave and electric kettle.
D’Brug Homestay is 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
7. Jetty Suites Apartment
Located at the center of Melaka city, The Jetty Suites are serviced apartments with great views of the Straits of Melaka and of the historic city itself. You will have a choice of one, two or three bedroomed apartments.
The Jetty Suites are suitable for long or short term stay whether it is for an individual, a couple or a family. The suites are just 10 minutes away from A’Formosa and a few minutes’ walk from Jonkers Walk, and St. Paul’s Hill and Taming Sari Rotating Tower.
The rooms are air-conditioned and they are also equipped with remote controlled fans in all rooms. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as a 42 or 32 LCD TVs, and electric room safes.
The kitchens have an electric hob and hood, a fridge, microwave and electric kettles as well as crockery, cutlery and glassware. Parking is free.
The Jetty Suites are located in Melaka city and about 87 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. For those who’re from Singapore, you can hire a MPV Car Transfer Service which will pick you up from any point of Singapore.
From MYR123 per apartment per day.
8. Driftwood Guest House
Driftwood Guest House is located in Melaka city and is just five minutes’ walk from the Portuguese settlement. Run buy a couple, May and Sylvester, the guesthouse is in UNESCO Heritage Zone and close to all the attractions the city has to offer.
An ideal located guesthouse, the Portuguese settlement is only a few minutes’ walk away. At the guesthouse, you are near an ATM as well as a 24 hour 7-eleven. Other attractions like Christ’s Church, Jonkers Walk, and Stadthuys House are easily accessible from the guesthouse.
There is free parking as well as Wi-Fi. All rooms are air-conditioned and have flat screen TVs, a living area, wardrobe, shower, hair dryer and free toiletries. Melaka Raya has good shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
The driftwood guesthouse is located two kilometers from Mahkota Parade and Porte de Santiago. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 89 kilometers away. It is located between the Portuguese settlement and the Melaka Raya area.
From MYR130 for two from Sunday to Thursday and MYR150 for Friday, Saturday, public holidays and their eves.
9. Cosy Stay Melaka
Located centrally in Melaka, Cosy Stay Melaka has comfortable accommodation for people staying in the city on holiday or on business. It is self-catering and it is a few minutes’ drive away from the Dataran Pahlawan Megamall as well as the Portuguese Settlement.
Accommodation at the Cosy Stay Melaka offers a balcony with garden views. Each apartment comes with air-conditioning. There is a separate living area with sofa sets and flat-screen cable TV. Being a self-catering establishment, the kitchenette has a fridge, electric kettle and kitchenware.
The bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. There is also an outdoor swimming pool. Airport shuttle services can be provided on request. Cosy Stay Melaka is eight kilometers drive from Jonker Walk. You will also get parking and Wi-Fi free of charge.
The property is 89 Kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 1.6 kilometers from Porta de Santiago.
From MYR70 per apartment per night.
10. Klick – Klock Home Stay Melaka
This unique vacation home offers guests’ one big bedroom which has been refurbished from an old pre-war building in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Melaka.
Nestled in a tranquil section of the area, Klick Klock Home Stay is located in Jalan Jawa which is accessible by crossing an iron bridge across the Malacca River.
You will be offered the entire ground floor and the upper floor as well which is approximately 93 square meters (1000 square feet). The very spacious bedroom is fully air-conditioned and it has four big windows.
You will find one king-size and one queen size beds. The large living room has a daybed, couch, and dining table. There is also cable TV and a DVD player.
The bathroom is airy with both cold and hot water. There is 24 hour free Wi-Fi and free use of a desktop computer.
Jalan Jawa or Java lane is accessible by crossing the Malacca River via the Jambatan Kampung Jawa iron bridge in Melaka city. It is approximately 89 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and around 3 hours’ drive from Singapore.
Prices from MYR112 per night.
11. Gen-Ji Cottage
This four-bedroomed facility is located in the heart of Melaka. It is a 10 minutes’ drive to Jonker Walk, the center of the historic city.
Gen-Ji Cottage is one of the few homestay establishments with a mini-market in it. The bedrooms are air-conditioned, airy and they come with washing machines.
There is a kitchenette too with its fridge and electric kettle. Parking is free and there is free Wi-Fi as well. The living area has a flat-screen TV and dining area.
Gen Ji Cottage is located in Melaka and it is 84 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Prices start from MYR112 per night.
12. Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse
This villa retreat offers a relaxing environment for getaways, private parties, and social gatherings in the UNESCO World Heritage Zone. The property is 10 minute drive from Melaka Raya as well as Jonker Street.
Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse is a popular guesthouse not only for accommodation but for other functions as well. It is located in the heart of Melaka.
A short drive away is the Melaka Raya where you will find fine restaurants, good shopping and a thriving night life. Also close to the guesthouse are Jonker Street, Dataran Pahlawan and Hatten Square.
Other than accommodation, the guesthouse also hosts events like film shooting, weddings, photo and video shoots, product launches and art exhibitions.
The accommodation at the guesthouse features, other than bedrooms, a living room with garden and pool view and TVs with Astro channels is provided as well as free Wi-Fi. There is a lounge as well as a dining area plus a kitchen which is equipped with a fridge, stove, filtered water, a toaster.
Valet parking is free and a porch for two cars is provided.
Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse has seven bedrooms; 4 bedrooms each with king size bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, and another room with a king size bed. All rooms are air conditioned, they have TVs showing local channels as well as a private garden and garden bathroom.
The villa is 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International airport.
Prices are from MYR358 per villa per night.