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About Gingerflower Boutique Hotel

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Fine Things Come in Small Packages

The Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is a small luxury boutique hotel housed in a tastefully restored Peranakan townhouse within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka. Retaining the gracious old world charm of a 19th century cultural and architectural treasure while offering contemporary luxury to ensure a comfortable stay, the Gingerflower Boutique Hotel will appeal to all guests wishing to be swept up in the cultural splendour of an elegant by-gone era, while indulging in some of the finer luxuries of contemporary living.

The Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Melaka on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (previously known as Heeren Street), thus enabling visitors to conveniently explore historical and cultural Melaka just minutes from its doorstep.

Some places of interest within walking distance of the Hotel include the Dutch Square, the Stadthuys, the Clock Tower, Christ Church Melaka, the A’Famosa fortress, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jonker Walk, the Maritime Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng temple, Hang Jebat and Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum and St. Francis Xavier’s Church. Along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock itself and the neighbouring Jonker Street, you can also find Peranakan and Malaccan restaurants and cafés where you can savour some of the interesting and mouth-watering local cuisine. Shopping is also great draw along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jonker Street/Jonker Walk, where many beautiful Peranakan craft and porcelain items can be found. There are also plenty of interesting shops for antique hunters to unearth rare and hard-to-find treasures.

The Hotel’s 13 elegant rooms feature beautiful ensuite Italian marble bathrooms with sensuous rain showers and are equipped with luxurious amenities. Each room is decorated in a contemporary boutique hotel style. You lay your head on plush down pillows, sleep on sumptuous pillow-top beds dressed in luxurious bed linen, use thick fluffy towels and waffle yukata bathrobes, watch large flat screen TVs, surf the internet with complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, & enjoy a turn down service in the evenings.

The rooms are equipped with other facilities to make your stay a comfortable one. These include in-room safes, mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, bedroom slippers, complimentary bottled water and complimentary newspapers. Available by request for borrowing are items such as iron and ironing board, plug adaptors, novels, magazines and board games. Available for rent are bicycles to cycle around town.

Continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the lobby-café, or in one of our three airwells if you prefer to dine alfresco. We also serve hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day, and you are welcome to kick back, relax and read a book or the paper in the cool calm of our airwells or in the contemporary surround of our lobby-cafe. We also provide a simple drinks and snacks room service menu for those who do not wish to leave the privacy of their rooms.

The Peranakan townhouse in which the Gingerflower Boutique Hotel is housed is protected by the UNESCO World Heritage. The Straits Eclectic architecture with its interesting mix of Dutch style and Peranakan flair is reminiscent of a by-gone era of East meets West. Built long and narrow, the townhouse has three characteristic airwells that interspace the long narrow throughway to the back. These allow fresh air to circulate through the building as the airwells open to the sky. Natural light also floods the townhouse through these airwells. Many of our rooms have wooden shutters that open out into one of the airwells.

Some of the conservation efforts made to restore the Hotel’s townhouse building included preserving an original turn-of-the-century water well situated in one of the airwells. This water well played an important part of Peranakan life at the time, being the only source of water for all the household needs for the Peranakan family that had stayed in the townhouse then. Much of the antique marble, still beautiful though faded with an aged patina, has also been meticulously reconditioned in some of the public areas of the Hotel. We have also painstakingly restored some of vividly coloured Peranakan wall mouldings and plaster renderings in the Hotel’s front façade. Much of the timber ceiling beams have also been sympathetically refurbished, and the walls have been painted thoroughly with ground sea shell calcium paint to allow the walls to breathe.

We have combined these aspects of heritage conservation with modern luxurious fittings and finishes, such as Italian marble and contemporary light fixtures. We teamed interesting European Chiavarri chairs with marble topped tables in our lobby-cafe, and designed luxurious Italian marble bathrooms with sensuous rain showers in guest rooms. This seamless fusion of antique and contemporary has enabled us to create a luxurious boutique hotel which we hope would enable our guests to have an enjoyable and pleasurable stay in Malacca.