Fodor's Expert Review The Majestic Malacca

188 Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca, Melaka, 75100, Malaysia

On the banks of the Malacca River, this grand 1920s-era hotel, decorated in Peranakan Chinese style with teakwood detailing exudes luxury, from the floor-to-ceiling windows to the oversize bathrooms with claw-foot tubs. Ask for a room on a higher floor for the best views. The service here is first-rate; you're greeted with fresh tea in your room and delicious local sweets at turndown. Guests also shouldn't miss the Majestic's worthwhile complimentary two-hour walking tour to the city's many historic sites.

PROS

  • stately hotel with lots of history
  • on-site spa
  • superlative service

CONS

  • rooms not very soundproof
  • about a 20-minute walk from Malacca’s historic center
  • pool on the small side

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 6-289–8000-general inquiries | 900-9899–9999-toll-free reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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