Weekend Staycation at Riccarton Jonkerview Cottage Hotel

by - January 13, 2019

Just 3 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's rich with history and culture, along with wonderfully preserved heritage and colonial buildings. Learn about the Peranakan culture, which started when Chinese traders came to live in Malaysia, at the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum. Don’t miss the famous Jonker Street Night Market on the weekends, where you can find local delicacies and pick up local crafts.

Planned a trip with my friends for this visit, we decided to try out Riccarton Jonkerview Cottage Hotel. The space-themed capsule hotel is located in the heart of Malacca, it's just a minute walk away from the famous Jonker street and Red Square, perfect for those who would like to venture around town without driving around.

After registering, there is a shoe locker near the front desk, remove your shoes change into the pair of slippers provided before entering the premises. The common area is clean and comfortable, you can find a water dispenser on the ground floor and locker services to place your bags and luggage. There's an upper common area on the top floor, it's rather hot during the day but perfect for those who aren't up for going out can simply chill and talk the night away.

Communal bathrooms are available on both floors, for ladies only bathroom and men's only bathroom, it's available on the ground floor, all bathrooms are equipped with shampoo, body wash, and hair dryer.

Rooms don’t fail expectations either, the capsule is spacious and comfortable, decked with futuristic neon lights from a spectrum of white to purple, you can change the light settings with a simple swipe of some touch buttons, the capsule came with a queen size mattress with two pillows and a blanket. Guests can change the air-conditioning and tv settings as well and there's a mini safe deposit box for you to place your valuables.

Overall, it was a nice stay at Riccarton Jonkerview Cottage Hotel, the cleanliness was on point and I was really happy I could reach Jonker Street easily and enjoyed the night market, the only complaint I had was the pillows were a little bit too stiff for me and since the capsule aren't soundproof, it was really irritating when I had neighbors who didn't keep quiet in the middle of the night, that wasn't too nice, so if you're staying in a pod please remember to keep your voice down.

Nevertheless, this place is great in terms of pricing, it super affordable cause it's less than RM100 per night and it's really convenient to stay in the middle of Malacca town, everything is within walking distance.

Riccarton Jonkerview Cottage Hotel
No.3, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Taman Kota Laksamana, 76450 Melaka

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