A hotel that is esteemed in the history books of Malacca, Majestic Hotel Malacca offers a stay that will simply put guests back in the yesteryears of this eloquent city. The building dates all the way back to 1929, where a prominent Chinese tycoon acquired the land and later converted the mansion into a hotel in 1955. Reopening its doors again in 2008 after the acquisition by YTL Hotels and undergoing major restoration works to present the current day Majestic Hotel, beautifully curated and historically significant, it maintains the heritage of the building and is truly a historical landmark of this alluringly old city.
Retaining its genuine old world charm, integrating both old and new in its design. There are strong influences from both the Kristang and Peranakan cultures present in the hotel, dressed in cool shades of beige, green timbre finishing and lined with plenty of historical fixtures as well as furnishings, this ensure that every aspect of the hotel echoes the history of the region to mind without forgoing modern comforts and conveniences afforded to each guest.
Housing a total of 52 elegantly well-appointed rooms, guests will be afforded true luxury and space no matter the choice. With 3 types of rooms on offer, the 35 square-meter Deluxe room, Majestic as well as the Tranquerah suite both 70 square meter in size, they are all furnished with the discerning traveler in mind.
The Deluxe room features a very well though after open plan concept that provides guests with ease of accessibility and unrivalled spaciousness. The indigenous wooden sliding doors between the bathroom and sleeping area allows for guests to have the freedom to choose the degree of privacy in-room. Amenities such as a generously-sized queen bed, well-lit work desk, relaxing day bed and bath tub perfect for unwinding after a long day. The service at the hotel is at a premium as well, with friendly and unassuming staff that will tend to guests’ every need, even serving delectable Nyonya Kuehs during the turn down service and a pot of hot Chinese tea upon check in. With no stone left unturned, each stay at the Majestic hotel is sure to be a pleasant and eventful one.
With dining options aplenty, guests will be spoilt for choice on the various cuisines on offer. Whether it’s a casual afternoon tea at the inviting Lounge at The Mansion with an array of Peranakan kuehs and an assortment of teas to select from, or dinner at Melba at The Mansion, guests will not be left disappointed, prepared exquisitely by Celebrity Chef Melba Nunis who whips up a variety of dished stemming from a unique and rare Malaccan cultural heritage known as Kristang. Must-try dishes are the Kari Keluak (braised chicken and nutty black keluak in fragrant curry), Aros Fretu Keluak (wok fried rice with keluak sambal and chicken), Inchimintu Karangezu (baked stuffed crab with vegetables, chicken and prawns) and Asa (sea bass baked in aromatic lemongrass and kafir lime sauce).
Having to list out the dishes would does not do the food justice as every dish is amazingly delicious and absolutely divine. For those who are unsure on what to get, always endearing and helpful, Chef Melba is ever present to recommend dishes to suit each guests’ palate.
For drinks, the Bar at The Mansion is an ideal spot, resembling an old day European saloon, guests can enjoy an extensive concoction of whiskies, cocktails and refreshments.