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Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

I chose this hotel because of the rating here, and we were not disappointed.
Very oriental hotel but superb design that capture natural light well into the hotel, thus you dun have the "haunted feel". Location is very good, walking distance to attractions and night market. Staff were all helpful and friendly. Breakfast was simple and basic, but fresh and tasty, even the coffee was great (unlike most of the hotel provide McD-like coffee in their bfast). Our room was quiet. Bathroom was spacious, particularly love the rain shower. They have parking lot at the back of their hotel.
However,
1. Drainage from sink was too slow due to the stopper couldn't be open wide enough. As such, there are some residual (very little) left in the sink from the previous tenant.
2. Water filling up the WC tank was too slow.
3. If you travel with old parent, pls opt for room at ground floor as there was no lift.
4. Open bathroom concept- would be better if bathroom has a ventilation fan to avoid the awkward smell flowing into the room.
5. Some dust at the corner of the bathroom.

The above was not that critical thus I still give excellent rating.
We stayed at the Deluxe Family Room which consists of a queen-sized bed and a single bed.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

Brand new hotel with very nice rooms; tasty and with very modern bathrooms. Nice service too. A very good place to stay in Melaka. Just a couple of thiks may be improved: they have LCD TV on the rooms, but the only international chain you cat get is CNN (altough you arn't there to see the TV...); no Wifi available, anb the breakfast is just OK (Continental one: they can do better in this nice hotel).
However, I will absolutely recommed it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Blue Mountains
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Reviewed April 9, 2010

We were welcomed at the front door, offered refreshment while we booked in and then had our bags carried to our room. The Junior Suite was a lovely space - clean, cool and comfortable. The Hotel has been lovingly restored, with a modern feel without losing the charm of it's heritage. As a location it is ideal. We walked every day to see sights, museums etc and for fabulous food. Malacca is a place rich in history and it is all at the doorstep of Courtyard@Heeren. There were comments about noise, but we were in a suite at the back and it was quiet and peacful. The staff & owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful - from which restaurant right through to driving us to the Bus Station at the end of our stay. Breakfast was basic but pleasant, with a small sampling of Asian dishes on offer.... but really, what more do you want when the local food takes up the rest of your day! A fabulous place that we would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

A lovely lovely boutique hotel run with the efficiency of a top-notch hotel and the warmth of a family-run B&B. Traditional Peranakan culture blends effortlessly into the modern architecture which has been employed to allow natural light to flow into what was typically once a long, narrow and dark shophouse.
Location could not have been more ideal; service is world-class. What made it so special is that the service is so warm and sincere, coming from the soul of a family who genuinely wish for you to enjoy your stay in charming Malacca.
When drainage was a little slow, immediate help was available. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
After we had checked out, we discovered that our car battery was out flat. Mr Tye Jr left the reception counter which he was manning and made several attempts to jump-start our car, failing which he called in a local mechanic with a replacement, tried to bargain the price down for us, and when we confessed that we had no more local currency, paid for us out of his pocket (not knowing if he was ever going to get it back).
While awaiting the mechanic’s arrival, we were ushered to wait in the hotel lobby out of the scorching sun, and icy cold drinks were served on the house. When I expressed an interest in the wall hangings and artifacts which adorned the hotel, Mr Tye Snr showed me a beautiful book and entertained us with informative knowledge on a subject which is obviously very dear to his heart.
When it was finally time for us to leave, Mrs Tye warmly pressed a box of Malacca’s famous pineapple tarts into my hands “for the children” and bade us a safe journey home.
Hospitality unsurpassed. Thank you very very much, Mr and Mrs Tye, and Jr (I didn’t get your name).

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 3, 2010

The room is nicely furnished with great taste, and not overdone. Shower and bath is superb! Luv the hi-jet water in the shower, but the drainage was a bit choked. The peek-a-boo room concept is suited for couples, but not for siblings. Breakfast is sufficient to give you a good start for the day, & nicely prepared too. No room safe, mini fridge nor hair dryer, but not exactly critical items. Definitely worth and should check out, and there are many picture-taking scenes within the open compounds. Staff are really friendly and patient.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

We stayed here one night during our recent trip to Melaka. Can't recommend this place highly enough. The rooms are beautiful and I especially love the indoor/outdoor shower thing they have going on; the location couldn't be better but what made it for us was the service. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. As the hotel was booked the second night we wanted to stay, the hosts booked us into another hotel, took us over there, and offered to come and bring us back for the following night when they had a room spare. I was not feeling well the day they took us to the second hotel, and they even sent their driver out for fresh coconut juice for me, which made me feel much better!
Our only complaint about this place would be that there was just a little noise at night, however I guess this is a small price to pay for being literally moments away from the action of Jonker Walk, which was after all the whole reason we were in Melaka.
I've stayed in hundreds of hotels all over the world and this one is in my all-time top five, especially with the very reasonable room rate. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a friendly, intimate and 'real' Melaka experience, and hope one day to come back. Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed March 30, 2010

Read in TA about Courtyard @ Heeren and make a reservation with them even though family/friends advised us to book with Equatorial.

The hotel is tastefully decorated. We were greeted with warm and friendly staff upon entering. Mr Tye suggested a few nearby attractions when we were ready to go out for a walk after we check-in. On our 2nd night, we wanted to eat somewhere further Mrs Tye suggested Bei-zhan and offered to send us there (how nice!) but we told her we drove and wanted to try peranakan food so she recommended 'Aunty Lee' and the food is FANTASTIC!!

Breakfast is nice and thumbs up for the café staff, thanks for the good service! :D

Room size is great (heritage deluxe), open concept with nice bathroom and has a fusion touch but a pity the room’s not soundproof enough, we could hear people talking/laughing while in our room with our door closed.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel
Address: 91 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren St.), Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #5 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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