A novel way to experience the charm of Malacca is to book accommodation at the historic Majestic Malacca. Here the spoils of colonial luxury are available to all. The Majestic Malacca is regarded as the best hotel in Malacca and is where the art and architecture of history combine with the pomp and ceremony of […]
A novel way to experience the charm of Malacca is to book accommodation at the historic Majestic Malacca. Here the spoils of colonial luxury are available to all. The Majestic Malacca is regarded as the best hotel in Malacca and is where the art and architecture of history combine with the pomp and ceremony of exceptional service.
The lobby of this historic hotel is small by todays standards but one is made to feel privileged on entering and once taken in, the lobby will time warp one back to another age. Leather upholstery, teakwood fittings, Straits Chinese porcelain tiles and in ones imagination, the hiss fizz of soda siphons pointed down to whisky, the white linen suits of the patrons and the graceful curl of cigar smoke as it heads up to the rafters. No real need to imaging though, the linen suits may be gone but the rest of it is all there to enjoy.
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Malacca lies about 150 kilometres south of Malaysia’s capitol Kuala Lumpur. The Majestic Malacca houses the Mansion and an adjacent new wing of 54 lavishly appointed guest rooms that include 43 deluxe king rooms, 9 deluxe twin rooms and 2 suites.
A great deal of effort has been made to present this new wing as complementary to the original mansion. Careful selection of furniture, soft furnishings and colours has allowed the rooms to meld well with state of the art technology. My room was one of the deluxe king rooms with a view of the Malacca River and the city. I was very impressed with the overall comfort of my room and the effective charm it had on me.
To get a better understanding of Malacca’s history I availed myself to the hotel’s complimentary historical walk. This is a fascinating excursion and is led by the hotel’s own historian. Setting off at 10 a.m. I spent a very informative and enjoyable 2 hours through the city’s historical sites and the 600-year-old port.
I can’t leave Malacca without mentioning Spa Village Malacca. Here I selected the palm sugar and honey body scrub, this was most relaxing treatment. The spa provides treatments based on the healing heritage of the Baba-Nyonya, a unique combination of Chinese and Malay influences. The indulgence didn’t stop with my treatment. I had a delightful session of Afternoon Tea with cakes, sandwiches, freshly baked scones and of course, tea.
My stay at The Majestic Malacca was a fascinating trip into a long gone past but with just enough if its glory to make me feel wanted and important. This is certainly a hotel that I will return to.
188 Jalan Bunga Raya,
75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel. +60 6 289 8000