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Jonker Boutique Hotel
Ranked #6 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Hotel in Prime Location”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We stay there for a night on 26MAY. I booked 2 rooms, however upon check in, one of the room was not ready. I reckoned it was due to a late checkout. The hotel Manager allowed to check out late the next day. The room was neat and clean and warmly decorated to our taste. The hotel is located near alot of attraction within walking distance. The Jonker Night Maret was just out the hotel door step greatly to our pleasure. The only disturbance was not from the night market but rather the sound runng water pipe while the neighbours was showering. Lucky though it was not late at night. Overall, we have a great experience there and will definatly return to this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We had a great stay at Jonkers for 3 nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Rocky start with arrival in the middle fo a festival causing traffic grid lock and our room was leaking so had to stay in nearby apartment for one night which was not so good, but the staff were very apologetic and these things do happen. Amy and Jasmine collected us from our taxi in the traffic jam and bought us dinner! The room we eventually had in Jonkers was spacious and clean. There was the street karaoke outside one night - but I think only Thurs to Sunday nights. It was a bit of a laugh anyway.
Recommend the Nonya House Museum tour.

Room Tip: If you are worried about street noise let them know.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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langkawi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Recently I stayed at the Jonker Boutique Hotel and was amazed at their customer service and attitude. The hotel is well appointed - well located and well looked after. The team is just fantastic and works with a ' never say no ' attitude. This was my second visit to this most beautiful city and I chose to stay at this place - with a view to be upclose and personal to Jonker Street and it's offerings. My daughter had just landed from India and my wife and me received her at the KLIA and drove down straightaway to stay here. The welcome, the service, the ambiance - all put together has left us mesmerized and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wishes to soak up the culture and terrific offerings of this historic straits settlement. Well done Team Jonker Boutique - and may you keep up the good efforts in looking after your guests! I will be back....

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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9 Thank tablu
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

The hotel is located at the end of Jonker Street, which is where the three main streets of Chinatown meet. The location is perfect for exploring Chinatown, most eateries and cafes are within easy walking distance. Those few world heritage sites are also not very far. The only better location I can think of would be by the river, but Melaka is quite small after all. My room was very spacious, clean, well-designed, and with a comfortable bed. I can't think of anything I didn't like about the room. I was lucky to get a room facing the courtyard. There's a karaoke place just across the street from the hotel, which was still going strong when I got back to the hotel at around 11.30pm. Breakfast isn't included, but there's a cafe next door and many more just down the road.

I found a lot of so-called boutique hotels very much overrated, but Jonker lives up to it and full deserves its reputation. In terms of service, design and comfort, it can rival any four or five star hotel.

When in Melaka, try Nyonya (Peranakan) food. It is said that Melaka serves the most authentic Nyonya food in Malaysia. The staff at Jonker's was happy to recommend a few places to me, all of which were excellent. Also try Chicken Rice Balls, another famous local dish.
I went to Melaka on a Monday, which turned out to be a mistake. The city was virtually dead, even a lot of restaurants were closed. If you go during the week, one night is more than enough. Apparently the weekend is the time to go, when all streets are packed with people, hawker food stalls, and shops open until midnight. I might go back one day just to see what it's like on the weekend.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the courtyard
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

At one end of Jonker St, great Hawker food/ Streeet markets on Friday/ Saturday nights ! Very helpful hotel, great rooms bath/shower, art deco building ! Great Cafe next door, everywhere has WiFi. Important do stuff eg walking early or late in the day ! Great city ! Great hotel !!

Room Tip: Back of hotel would be quiet but you'd miss all the fun & excitement of the street!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank emmcov
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

What a nice encounter I have. I forgot my iPhone when I check out, n the hotel ppl immediately ring up my Fren who booked the room n came out in her bike to return me my phone.. They are absolutely honest!

The room was big n clean.. I enjoyed ny stay here n would recommend u guys to stay over here too!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Melaka, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

A last minute booking for a Friday night, and we were so lucky to get this. Best location, friendly, comfortable, and the characterful karaoke right outside! I usually dislike loud music, but somehow this added to the flavour of staying in this atmospheric property on the heart of Chinatown. Would definitely repeat the experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jonker Boutique Hotel
Address: 84 Jalan Tokong | Kampung Tiga, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jonker Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience old world charm with modern amenities and 5 star comfort. 16 plush and spacious en-suite designer rooms in a majestic curved Art-Deco building right on Jonker Walk, with free wi-fi, car-park.... ... more   less 
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