Review: Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel


Off we went to Malacca over the weekend. So where to stay? This time we wanted to stay in a boutique hotel, not the same old conventional American style hotels. Having heard so many good reviews of Courtyard @ Heeren, a boutique hotel in the heart of Malacca, we gave it a try.


Courtyard @ Heeren is situated in the older part of Malacca town which is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca. Courtyard @ Heeren provides a glimpse into the Straits Chinese Culture. Located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street), wealthy Peranakan and Chinese merchants used to live in this street. It is just a few steps away from Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat) which is famous for shops selling various types of antiques and handicrafts. Besides all major tourist spots are within walking distance. Truly convenient!


The hotel has won First Prize for PAM Award Colour on Buildings 6 (Category : Exterior) and Second Prize for (PAM) Award for Colour on Buildings 6 (Category : Interior) in Year 2010.


With the aim to make all visitors feel welcomed to this Straits Chinese Inspired Boutique Hotel, I’m sure Courtyard @ Hereen has achieved it.


I will let the photos do the talking now. Enjoy!



Hotel Entrance – You will not miss the giant green vertical signboard. Anyway, no worries, the hotel staff is very willing to direct you to the nearby parking. One of them hopped into our car to show us our parking lot and nearby attractions. Great service!



Outdoor water feature at entrance. For feng shui?




Opss.. who’s child is that? LOL.



Simply love the bare concrete walls! Very rustic look which gives a lot of character.



courtyard_hereen_fountainAnother water feature. This is indoor at reception area.




Reception and lounge. It’s a small area but fully optimized.



Full of “Peranakan” style with modern elements.




Another cozy area to rest and relax.



The center piece is a chandelier.



Spiral staircase detailing at breakfast area.



courtyard_hereen_corridorWalkway to hotel rooms. It’s never boring walking through the walkway. Not like conventional hotels with long straight corridors. You can always spot one or two furniture pieces along the way!




The hotel make full use of natural lighting with open courtyards. Bright and airy. That’s how the hotel got it’s name (I guess..) LOL. Not much artificial lighting is used during day time. Thumbs up!




A small garden. Beautiful bonsais. You don’t even feel you are inside Jonker Street!


courtyard_hereen_chairsTake a break if you are tired.




Adjustable louvered windows to screen from sunlight and for added privacy.


We definitely enjoyed our stay. Great place. Great location. Great staff.

Stay tune for my next post featuring photos on our Deluxe Family Room.


Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel
Address: 91 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606-281 0088
Email: [email protected]



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