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Comments by tourists about The Majestic Malacca

“Amazing hotel!”

A 5 stars like a preserved jewel, old malaysian style with modern equipments. Stunning rooms with exotic wood, unbelievable bathrooms, great views and very good breakfast, great service. The pearl of Malacca.

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The Majestic Malacca hotel sits majestically at the Melaka town.

“Old world charm and excellent service”

Majestic hotel is well conserved and tastefully designed. Rooms are well appointed with all the modern conveniences.
Staff are well trained, pleasant and service oriented.

The hotel is also centrally located, with Jonker Street within a 15 min walking distance.

This is my second time here and I will definitely be back again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends

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The hotel is one of the best kept heritage hotels in Melaka.

“Absolutely Beautiful!”

Right by the Malacca River, this hotel exceeded all our expectations. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was nothing short of fantastic. Beds were most comfortable too. The Peranakan decor reflected the deep-rooted Peranakan culture of Malacca. Loved our short stay there. Would I make a return visit? Absolutely, without a doubt.

“A cozy home away from home”

I love the cozy ambiance of this hotel and have always enjoyed having afternoon tea here. This is however my first time staying in this hotel and I am glad I chose to stay here this time. My friends and I absolutely loved this pretty hotel and the warmth of the staff.

The concierge was helpful and knew Malacca very well. She could answer almost any question about eateries, museums and shops in Malacca! We love the traditional snacks provided at the hotel lobby too and even asked the receptionist where we could buy these snacks! These snacks brought back our childhood memories! I tried the hair treatment and food reflexology at the spa village too.

I liked the complimentary hair treatment very much! The head massage was fantastic. In terms of location, I had no complaints. Many nice hawker stalls within walking distance and we could walk to the famous Jonker Street too from the hotel. On the whole, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Majestic Malacca!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends

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The interior of the hotel is like a museum where you can still see some old furniture that was made back in the old days.

“Well Preserved Historical Hotel”

The Hotel comes with a great history, as the way that you gain access to the rooms reveal your status. Although such entry points are no longer in use, the Hotel has a well preserved history, that offers a great cultural experience in Chinese Peranakan Culture.

Rooms are very well styled with the old Colonial Feel. Although not extremely huge, the rooms are nice and clean, with good Colonial Decor.

Although the pool area is small, the Spa services at the Hotel are relaxing, and staff are attentive to ones needs. Go for the Free Tour offered by the Hotel, as the guide will bring you past places which reveal the character of this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Room Tip: Go for the Free Historical Tour offered by the Hotel

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family

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Even though the hotel is a heritage building, everything in the rooms are sophisticated and brand new.

“Magically Majestic!”

Enjoyed every moment at the Majestic Melaka. From the moment you walk in you can feel the elegance the hotel offers. The staff are just amazing and are there to assist all your needs.

Loved the room design and great view over the river. The tea greeting in the room was so special. The Nyonya sweets each evening in your room with turndown service were a delight. Great breakfasts.

Also had a treatment at spa village and it was so relaxing. The Majestic is not just a hotel it is a Melaka experience not to be missed. My thanks to Ben and all his staff for that experience and the memory of a wonderful Melaka stay.

Stayed June 2014

Source: Tripadvisor

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The facilities of the hotel include a beautiful swimming pool.

About The Majestic Malacca

The Majestic Malacca is a boutique hotel where modern comforts and the charms of Malacca’s bygone era come together beautifully.

Check out the latest rate for this magnificent hotel here: Majestic Melaka Room Rates

If buildings could talk, YTL Hotels’ The Majestic Malacca (TMM) would surely have a few stories to tell.
Source: The Star

Origin of The Majestic Malacca

This hotel began as a Chinese tycoon’s mansion in 1929. A quarter of a century later, it was converted into a hotel called The Majestic and remained so until it closed down in 2000.

Then YTL Hotels bought it over and restored it as a boutique hotel in 2008.

The old building has since sparkled again.

Last year, The Majestic Malacca was named South-East Asia’s best “Signature Boutique Hotel” at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2008-2010 – Regional Series.

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The vintage clawfoot bathtub invites you to spend hours soaking in it.

The 54-room hotel is fitted with every modern convenience and has four meeting rooms but the owners have also taken great pains to preserve its Malaccan atmosphere.

This is reflected in everything from the decor to the spa facility, to the cuisine served at its restaurant.

Attractions of the building

The architectural style of the hotel reflects Malacca’s cosmopolitan heritage of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Peranakan influences. In the common areas, the hotel’s teak wood fittings, leather furniture and traditional Portuguese porcelain flooring are complemented by artwork and antiques that depict Malaccan history.

The guest rooms, on the other hand, are a perfect combination of traditional touches and modern luxury: the four-poster beds in rich silks and cool cotton, and vintage clawfoot bathtubs make you want to laze the day away indoors.

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The hotel lobby

Speaking of indulging, one must point out The Majestic Malacca’s Spa Village Malacca. What makes it special is how the therapies incorporate Peranakan elements.

Each of YTL hotel’s spas possesses its own unique pre-treatment ritual, and Spa Village Malacca is no exception.

What to do at the hotel

Here, the 20-minute hair treatment ritual is inspired by the first step in the traditional Peranakan wedding.

Combining a hair wash, scalp massage and hair combing, the treatment is a pampering experience. The spa’s therapies, too, are based on Peranakan and traditional Chinese belief that each person has either “warm” or “cool” energies.

Since I apparently have a “warm” body, they recommended that I undergo a “cooling” treatment: the Egg Rolling Body Therapy, in which Thai massage techniques are combined with the rolling of warm hard-boiled eggs to calm the mind and loosen tight muscles.

Not only was the vigorous massage perfect for stretching out my tired limbs, it also left me feeling energised. Other “cooling” treatments include the Yoghurt-Guava Leaves Body Scrub, Limau Kasturi-Yoghurt Hair Mask, and Bird’s Nest Facial with Star Fruit Mask.

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The Mansion restaurant of The Majestic Malacca is beautifully decked out in authentic Peranakan style.

You should experience the signature massage!

“Cool” energy folks, on the other hand, should try their Nutmeg-Rice Rolling Massage, in which a Balinese-style massage is followed by rolling nutmeg and rice over the body to reduce aches and wind.

They can also try the Malacca Palm-Sugar and Honey Body Scrub, the Pandan-Coconut Hair Mask or the Bird’s Nest Facial with Fermented Tapioca Mask.

What to eat

To get a real taste of Malacca, look no further than The Majestic Malacca’s restaurant, The Mansion (lunch and high tea are served in The Lounge).

Featuring a tempting fusion of Nyonya-Portuguese and Western cuisine, the menu reflects the melting pot that is Malacca.

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The Majestic Malacca retains its historical roots and has a uniquely Malaccan atmosphere.

Taking it one step further, TMM also offers cooking classes with their Peranakan Master Chef, Kenny Chan.

An expert at Nyonya cooking, Chan has not only opened several Peranakan restaurants, but also hosted a television cooking show in Singapore.

His interactive cooking classes walk guests through the intricate steps in authentic Peranakan cooking, followed by a sampling of the dishes.

Nearby places of interest

For history buffs, TMM’s Historical Walk is the perfect introduction to Malacca’s glorious past. Starting off at the hotel itself, the tour covers the Malacca River on the boardwalk (keep an eye out for the very large monitor lizards!) and passes many historical landmarks.

Besides prominent sites like the Red Square, the A Famosa fort and St Paul’s Hill, the walk also covers lesser-known places like the old Cathay cinema, the Kampung Jawa footbridge and many pre-independence residences.

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The majestic bedroom

Even those who have been to Malacca before will gain new insight from this walk, thanks to The Majestic Malacca’s resident historical guide Donovan Casimir Louis.

A Malacca native, Louis is full of fascinating stories and information about the various landmarks and sites. Apparently, he does his own research to furnish the most accurate information possible.

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The 20-minute hair treatment ritual is inspired by a similar practice that’s part of the traditional Peranakan wedding.

By the end of the walk (which lasts almost two hours), you will look at the city with new eyes, appreciating the long history that lives in every street corner. This appreciation for the past is what sets TMM above the rest.

While care has been made to provide the comfort associated with an exclusive boutique hotel, the place retains its local touch, making it not just a hotel in Malacca but a truly Malaccan hotel.

Evening activity

The Majestic Malacca is currently offering a spa and high tea experience that combines a hair ritual, a body, face or hair treatment, and a high tea at The Lounge, available at RM180++ per person.

Check out the latest rate for this magnificent hotel here: Majestic Melaka Room Rates

Popular Attractions in Melaka That You Might Be Interested

  • The Stadthuys – The Stadthuys was built in 1650 and it was used as the official residence of Dutch Governors and their officers. The edifice is an example of Dutch architecture. Preserved in its original structure and form, it now houses the History Museum and Ethnography Museum.
  • A’ Famosa – The hallmark of Malacca and perhaps the most photographed subject next to the Stadhuys. Built by the Portuguese in 1511 as a fortress, it sustained severe structural damage during the Dutch invasion.
  • St. Francis Xavier’s Church – Built in 1849 by Reverend Farve, a Frenchman, the Gothic-towered church is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.
  • St. Paul Church – It was a church built by a Portuguese captain by the name of Duarte Coelho. The chapel was turned by the Dutch into a burial ground for their noble death and renamed ‘St. Paul’s Church’ from the Portuguese’s ‘Our Lady of The Hill’.
  • St. John Fort – The fort was rebuilt by the Dutch during the third quarter of the 18th century. The fort was once a private Portuguese chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
  • Bukit China – As the name implies, ‘Chinese Hill’ was the official settlement of the Chinese entourage arrived with Princess Hang Li Poh. She was sent to Melaka by the Emperor to marry the Sultan to mark the advent of diplomatic relationship between Melaka and China.

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