Melaka's China Town is narrow streets, parking both sides of the road, continuous traffic and no pavements! Step inside the recently restored Courtyard @ Heeren and you're into a different world. Like most of Melaka's old, residential buildings, the Courtyard is long and thin(Dutch taxes on the width of buildings means that most Melaka buildings built in Dutch colonial times have a narrow frontage but enormous depth), with a series of delightful inner courtyards leading you through the rooms from the charming reception area, complete with Koi carp pool. Our room, at the rear of the hotel, was large with an enormous en suite by most standards. Surprisingly, it was tastefully furnished in a contemporary style (others had a more period feel). It also had a covered veranda, sadly looking out onto an overgrown excuse for a garden where someone had abandoned an old bike. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful - the security guard who sat all night at the rear of the hotel watching the back entrance and the roped off area of the back lane which was the hotel's car park, even helped us fix our remote key lock to the wreck of a car we had hired. Breakfast, taken in an equally tastefully restored building across the road (behind a women's fabric and dress shop, which can be a dangerous distraction to some) was of excellent quality and variety. Added to its central location, I'd very highly recommend this hotel.
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- Boutique hotel consist of 14 rooms with different kind of designs, located in the heart of city, part of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca. ... more less
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