I was looking for a nice, little hotel near Jonker Walk and The Baba House had many good reviews about being close to the weekend market. Booked a room through Booking.com for RM88 for a night's stay.
I sent an e-mail requesting for early check-in and they told me that it depends on what time the previous guest checks out. Great. When we got there at around 12.30pm and enquired at the reception table, one of the staff rudely told us that check-in is at 2pm and did not bother to entertain us further.
Well, despite that little, unpleasant encounter, the hotel stay was generally pleasant. Of course, the interior design was beautiful, charming and antique but what was important was the comfort. The room floor was quite dusty but there were bedroom slippers which came in handy as the floor would get kind of cold at night and in the morning if the air-conditioner was switched on.
The basin / bowl was huge and beautiful and located between the main door and bathroom door. The mirror was placed a little bit too high that I had to tiptoe to get a better view of myself! Bath foam and shampoo were not enough for two persons so we just asked the staff for more.
The great thing about the hotel is its LOCATION! It's in a street which has good food, souvenirs, shops, and little museums. It's also just under five minutes away from Jonker Walk on Jonker Street, only held during from Friday to Sunday. It was convenient to buy food and stuff at the night market and elsewhere, bring them back to the hotel and go back out again.
Great eating places such as Calanthe Art Cafe, The Baboon House, Geographer Cafe and various cendol with thick gula melaka shops were of walking distance from the hotel. You can also walk to historical sites like Christ Church and The Stadhuys building.
If you are want to go to Melaka Sentral, take a walk to the bus stop in front of Christ Church (near the fountain) and hop on to the Panorama bus no. 17 and it will take you straight to the bus terminal.
Hotels in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock are indeed in a great location. :)
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- Also Known As:
- The Baba House Hotel Melaka
- Baba Hotel Melaka
- The Baba Hotel