How many times have you visited Malacca for a mere day trip? With its close proximity to KL, it would make sense that a day trip is sufficient especially if you’re only going to visit Jonker Street. But take the time to stay the night, and you’ll find that there’s more to Malacca than just Jonker Street and the Portuguese Settlement. Therein lies a new problem: where to stay the night? The answer lies in these boutique hotels in Malacca.

Boutique hotels are a great way to experience the artsy side of a city. The look and feel may not be as grand as your usual five-star luxury hotels, but they make up for it in terms of design and possibly even heritage. Most of these boutique hotels in Malacca that we’ll be showcasing are fashioned out of old buildings and shophouses. A large majority of them still retain the original Peranakan architectural style, which features a long, front-to-back seamless corridor, an open-air courtyard, ventilation blocks, and colourful Peranakan tiles.

Although they retain some original elements of the Peranakan architecture, make no mistake — these boutique hotels in Malacca are anything but old and shabby. They’ve been reworked and refurbished, taking on an artful union of old world and new. Has your interest been piqued? Read on for some recommended boutique hotels in Malacca.