My family and I had a short vacation over the Labour Day weekend and we had a fantastic time, just trawling every nook and cranny of the famous Jonker Street. It was made all the more awesome by our choice of hotel stay - if you are looking for a place to stay in Melaka, that is both comfortable and affordable, then look no further because Jonker Boutique Hotel is a gem find indeed.
We had booked the hotel online. The staff were helpful and everything went well. We were pleasantly surprised when served with welcome drinks while waiting to check in!
Never judge a book by its’ cover! Despite the less than interesting facade, the interior i.e. the room was both comfortable and clean. Love the design of the bathroom! We requested for an additional towel through room service and it was delivered to our room pronto!
Another big plus is of course, its location! Situated at one end of Jonker Street, there is no lack of places to eat and shop, especially if you are keen on knick knacks and souvenirs. There’s a weekend market, starting right at the hotel’s doorstep and stretches the entire length of Jonker Street every Friday and Saturday night. The road is closed from about 3pm right up to midnight, with stage performances and also stalls selling food and souvenirs. Really a happening place to be.
One thing, though, to note, is that it may be noisy if one’s room is located, facing the street. Rooms are not sound proof, so the noise from the street, especially on weekends may be a bother. Our room was at the back of the building, hence, we were spared of any unwelcome din.
At the end of our planned two night stay, we had wanted to extend our stay but unfortunately, it being a weekend, all the rooms were already fully booked. The staff were so helpful that they assisted us to scout for vacant rooms in nearby hotels. Is that going the extra mile or what??
This is not a 5-star hotel but definitely 5-star, in terms of service. We will definitely want to stay here again on our next visit to this heritage city of Melaka.
- 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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