Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hotel Puri - Boutique hotel near Jonker Street, Melaka

Hotel Puri is located in a truly convenient location (walking distance to Jonker St), with secure parking a few shop-houses down the road. Reasonably priced, with upgraded rooms starting at RM$160++, and with friendly customer service, it's a place I'd recommend in Melaka!

Add: 114 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka
Tel: +606 282 5588
Located: Hotel Puri Melaka is a boutique hotel in the heart of the old city of Malacca. It is a 30 minute drive from the North-South Highway (Malacca/Ayer Keroh exit), and 10 minute drive from the bus station (Sentral). Surrounded by antique and bric-a-brac shops, it is only a stroll away from Malacca's historical precinct.

Updated May 2009! Parking - Free for guests, there's a secure parking lot owned by the hotel about 100m down the road from the hotel. Very convenient!

Source: Hotelpuri.com
The hotel is a carefully restored Peranakan house which once belonged to the decendants of an eminent philanthropist and rubber plantation owner, Tan Kim Seng. Extending 100 metres long, its distinct characteristics are its beautiful and intricately decorated façade and the impressive length of the house. Retaining its old charm, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its hotel guests.

The building Hotel Puri resides in was first built in 1822 and was bought over by Tan Kim Seng in 1840. The house was then rebuilt by Tan Kim Seng's grandson, Tan Jiak Choo at a cost of 14,000 Straits Settlement Dollars in 1876. The house sits on a piece of land which has in its possession the original Dutch title dating back to 28.4.1819.
It is located in one of the oldest streets in Malacca called Heeren Street by the Dutch, and known as Holland Street to the Chinese till this day. It was also nicknamed Millionaires' Row as most of the Chinese millionaires of the pioneering period lived on this street.
After Malaysia's independence, the street was renamed Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in memory of the Founder of the Malaysian Chinese Association now a component party of the ruling National Front, and also for the important role he played towards the achievement of Malaysia's independence. His son Tun Tan Siew Sin was the Finance Minister for Malaysia for 15 years. Their ancestral home remains at No 111. Several of the other millionaires' ancestral homes have been refurbished by their wealthy descendants and still remain today along this same street.

There's a choice of dining and having a drink al-fresco, or in the dining room


fatboybakes said...

oooh, i am staying here next month...looks fascinating. or is it coz of your pikchers?

Alice said...

Hi.. just want to ask if they provide car parking spaces?

Julian Si said...

FBB - It is fascinating ;-) despite my humble pikchers!!

Alice - Have a good stay, yup they provide free parking. I just updated my blog entry to include this info, thanks for the reminder!

Sherry said...

Nce but they fully booked