Liz and Bernard Tam run the delightful Heeren House on the canals of Melaka right in Chinatown. A roomy family room is availabe with 4 beds and english breakfast is included in the price. the coffee is great and their coffee shop provides such non-malaysian delights as scones for afternoon tea!!
The location is great. you can walk to most attractions which is really pleasant if you've had to endure the traffic in other parts of Malaysia such as KL. Liz and Bernard are charming and helpful and know the area well. Melaka is moving from a sleepy village into a high energy tourist node and this does present some conflict at time. on weekends the place is swarming with cars and buses from KL and SIngapore. And rickshaw drivers have an unfortunate tendency to drive around blaring their music at all hours.
However Heeren House is lovely. small and friendly. wonderful furnishings in the room. No cable television only local channels but they do provide a DVD player and selection of family movies to keep your kids happy in the evenings. Heeren House is a favourite with european and caucasian travellers. we were not the only family staying with a small child. the canal is a pleasant if sometimes smelly place to wander up and down with much work being done on the promenades on either side. various restaurants offer river seating so you can enjoy a cold Tiger beer in the evening and enjoy the breeze whilst watching the quite enormous lizards roaming around the canals murky waterways.
- 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