The bus ride from downtown Johor to JB Larkin Station
9. We recommend booking a hotel in Melaka well before you arrive due to the high demand for the top accommodation choices. Try to find a room in the vicinity of Jonker Walk or Dutch Square to maximize your accessibility to the top attractions in Melaka.
Accommodation Information – Staying in Melaka
Where did we stay in Melaka?
Our main priority while searching for a room in Melaka was staying close to Jonker Walk, without staying on the street itself. In other words, we wanted to stay a few hundred meters away from the main road without spending a fortune.
Eventually, we decided to stay at Kawan Kawan Guesthouse. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this, or any property in Melaka. Therefore, our opinion is an unbiased one. It turned out to be a nice budget choice in Melaka. It’s located a couple streets from Jonker Walk (about a 5 minute walk). The staff were pretty laid back and friendly.
It could get a bit loud at night because some of the walls are thin between rooms, however. At the time of writing it had a score of 7.8/10 based on 225 verified guest reviews. We consider this score to be a fairly accurate representation of this property.
How to find the cheapest rooms in Melaka?
Melaka is often regarded as a small town by tourists. But it sure offers a wide selection of accommodation choices even if it isn’t as big as Kuala Lumpur.
Many of the best hotels in the vicinity of Jonker Walk get filled up early, so try to use a large provider such as www.agoda.com or www.booking.com to get the widest choice with the best prices. If you’re a budget traveler consider using a hotel-price comparison website such as www.hotelscombined.com. It might save you some serious time and cash. To save you some valuable time:
Top Rated Properties in Melaka (Malacca) Based on Verified Guest Reviews
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Flight Information – Getting to Melaka
What is the closest airport to Melaka?
Melaka has an airport but it doesn’t really have many options for tourists flying there. Malindo Airlines has recently opened up a few flights to Melaka. Typically, tourists book their flight from international destinations to either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur before making it to Melaka.
So if flights to Melaka are not too popular then how should you get there from Kuala Lumpur?
Once you see all the sites in Kuala Lumpur you can either take a direct bus from Kuala Lumpur or the KTM (Komuter Train). We have visited Melaka using both methods. Either way, expect it to take 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur. We clearly outline how to get from KL to Melaka in this article.
What’s the best way to find the cheapest flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, or Johor Bahru?
Regardless of which of these airports you are flying to/from, I would suggest using a flight comparison website that will allow you to search hundreds of flights from various sites at the same time. We used two different price comparison sites for this trip: BookingBuddy and Momondo for this trip. If you haven’t booked your flights yet to Malaysia then you can use the link below to compare prices:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES – BookingBuddy
You can also use the Search Box below to compare many hotels across prominent hotel booking platforms: