Malacca city is a World Heritage site with remarkably rich architecture that tells the story of its past. It is a popular destination for Europeans looking for five-star accommodation because many of its landmarks and much of its character tell a story of Europe’s impact on the city, and indeed the city’s impact on the Europeans who were there at the time.
For those who are staying within the city to take in the attractions, there is almost too much to do and everything is relatively close to the five star hotels in Malacca. Visitors could start by getting their bearings at the 110-metre high Taming Sari Tower, then soak up some Malaysia’s religious history at the eighteenth century Anglican Christchurch, the Kumung Hulu mosque which opened over three hundred years ago, or the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia, the Chen Hoon Teng temple.
There are several lovely 5 star holiday accommodation options in central Malacca which offer infinity pools, spas, fitness centres, a choice of well-appointed rooms, internet access and onsite restaurants and bars. These give fairly convenient access to heritage sites like the Portuguese A Famosa Fort, the Sultanate Palace Museum or the Baba Nonya Heritage Museum. If you feel like a day out at the zoo, the Malacca Zoo has over two hundred and fifteen different species of animals.
Visitors who are looking for a 5 star hotel in Malacca that is a bit more removed from the busy parts of the city centre, should try a fine resort north of the zoo which boasts stunning scenery, open spaces and silence. Here, further from the city, resorts are built alongside nature to give guests an authentic pampering experience in the fresh coastal air, surrounded by thick tropical forests.