This is a real Heritage hotel in perfect location of old Chinese part of Melaka. The choice of such hotels is not so big in this city if compared to Georgetown, Penang. Here the hotels are either very cheap offering shelter to young people or modern situated in tall buildings with no soul in it. But this one is real and authentic.
Gingerflower Boutique hotel is the best choice when you are looking for a place to stay in the very center of the city with all the historical sites incredibly close by and at the same time if you looking for a comfortable room. The hotel offers everything that a picky traveler might ask for. The rooms are very clean and fashionable.
Among disadvantages: rooms are really small, there is place on for the bed which is however very big and nice to sleep on. The personnel behaves itself very noisy in the evenings, they are shouting and laughing downstairs and don't care about the guests trying to get rest. Please don't hesitate to raise claims about it otherwise you won't be able to sleep as there is no sound proof as usual.
There is free public parking behind the hotel. Please make sure you have arrived before 4 pm on weekends. It is easier to find place to park that way and you will be actually manage to drive these narrow streets that will get flooded with thousands of people later on Saturday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is a small beautiful boutique hotel housed in a tastefully restored Peranakan townhouse within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka. Retaining the gracious old world charm of a 19th century cultural and architectural treasure while offering contemporary luxury to ensure a comfortable stay, the Gingerflower Boutique Hotel will appeal to all visitors wishing to immerse in the cultural splendour of an elegant by-gone era, while indulging in some of the finer luxuries of contemporary living. The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Melaka on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (previously known as Heeren Street), thus enabling visitors to conveniently explore historical and cultural Melaka just minutes from its doorstep. Some places of interest within walking distance of the Hotel include the Dutch Square, the Stadthuys, the Clock Tower, Christ Church Melaka, the A'Famosa fortress, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jonker Walk, the Maritime Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng temple, Hang Jebat and Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum, and St. Francis Xavier’s Church. Along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock itself and the neighbouring Jonker Street, you can also find Peranakan and Malaccan restaurants and cafes where you can savour some of the interesting and mouth-watering local cuisine. Shopping is also great draw along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jonker Street/Jonker Walk, where many beautiful Peranakan craft and porcelain items can be found. There are also plenty of interesting shops for antique hunters to unearth rare and hard-to-find treasures. The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel's elegant rooms all feature beautiful en-suite Italian marble bathrooms with sensuous rain showers and luxury amenities. Each room is decorated in a contemporary boutique hotel style. You lay your head on plush down pillows, sleep on sumptuous beds dressed in luxurious bed linen, use thick fluffy towels and waffle yukata bathrobes, watch large flat screen TVs, surf the internet with complimentary wi-fi connectivity, & enjoy a turn down service in the evenings. ... more less
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