Service was adequate. The family room for RM259 was a little pricey but worth it for the character and history of the room. Why pay the same or more for a sterile modern hotel ?
Compared to the alternatives, Hotel Puri and Baba House, I preferred this place.
Bathroom is modern so no Victorian plumbing. My kids felt right at home in the spacious room which can sleep 5 pax and were being their usual mischievous selves , which is usually a good sign.
Location at the beginning of Jonkers street is great, v near the chicken rice ball shops and across from the Stadhuys. There is a water wheel across the river which can be seen lit up at night and its quite nice if a little garish. Their little shop is quite nice with mostly Balinese stuff which was not as crazily marked up as most Malaysian shops selling Balinese stuff .
The owners are friendly . The wife is a bit school marmish, being a Brit but hardly to the extent as described in other posts. Breakfast was fine , being a good English cooked breakfast but the quantity wasnt enough for me as I like a heavy breakfast.
My only complaint would be that parking can be a problem as the parking beside the hotel is actually public parking and the main door opens directly onto the road, not onto a pavement . Therefore, you must take precautions if like us, you have active young children . Oh yes, the check out time is 10am I think which is a bit early.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A heritage guesthouse and cafe right in the heart of historical Melaka city. Everything and anything that is interesting in the city centre (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) is within walking distance. Each room has window views of the Melaka River and city. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heeren House Hotel Melaka
- Heeren Hotel Melaka