During the recent school break, I decided to bring my family to Melaka for a short gateway. It has been 2+ years since our last visit to Melaka.
1. Stay at Estadia Hotel Melaka
Since its a family gateway, I checked for a rather spacious rooms which offers good rates. After comparing the hotels and reviews…I then decided to choose Estadia Hotel Melaka which fulfilled my criteria.
Estadia Hotel is also a sister hotel of Hatten Hotel and the price is more affordable too. Estadia Hotel is located within a short distance with Mahkota Parade, Mahkota Medical Hospital, Hatten Square, Dataran Pahlawan. It is also next to Hatten Hotel. Furthermore its distance to the popular tourist spot, Jonker Street is about 3km.
Despite visiting on weekdays, the Melaka town road is still so busy. Probably due to school holidays.
The hotel car park is shared with Hatten Square. Remember to validate your car park ticket at the hotel lobby for the free parking. In this case, we uses TouchNGo card.
“Experience authentic Baba Nyonya culture in a splendid Peranakan mansion-home styled hotel. A perfect blend of contemporary design meets traditional textures and motifs, revel in Estadia’s magnificent décor inspired by Melaka’s ethnic heritage.”
I booked the Family Suite which has 2 connecting rooms, even with 2 bathrooms with a good price of about RM330 per night for this suite.
I would say the rooms are quite cosy & comfortable.
2. McQuek’s Satay Celup
McQuek’s Satay Celup (Main Branch)
288 Jalan Parameswara, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka.
Contact No.：010-268 2998
Operation Hours：4:00pm – 11:00pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
After getting some rest in our hotel room, we went out for early dinner at McQuek’s Sate Celup. I google search for less tourist place and stumbled upon this . You may overlook this place because it is located along the main road.
We were the early birds. Hence no crowd. I preferred this place over the popular Ban Lee Siang, because it is more spacious and more open air here. Hence I feel more comfortable eating here. Besides that, the service and taste was satisfying too.
Staff will constantly check on our satay sauce and refill them. Besides that the precook satay sauce is also available for sale. So that you can also DIY your own satay celup at home using their sauce.
3. Jonker Walk
Each time come to Jonker Walk also so hot and sweaty! HAHAHAHA!!
Discovered some interesting plaques from one of the shop.
Got attracted with these blocks. I bought one too….. with a different figure.
4) Sebungkus Melaka
Address: Lot G065- G066, Terminal Pahlawan, Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca
Operation Hours : 8am – 8pm (Open daily)
We did not go for hotel breakfast, but checking out this rather new makan place which is just a short walking distance from our hotel.
We had their breakfast set, which came with few options with an affordable price. We love the nasi lemak, the rice was aromatic and the sambal was good! (It was my lucky day….I got a double egg yolk in an egg). Besides that, the Char Kuey Teow was nice too with ‘wok hei’.
5) BESS Kopitiam
Address: Pusat Niaga, 7 , jalan PNBBU 5, Kampung Solok Musai, Bukit Baru Utama, 75150 Melaka
Operation Hours : 7.30am – 3.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)
I used to eat Nyonya Laksa at Jonker Walk, because its more convenient to eat and walk there. But recently I felt the taste has deteriorate and also expensive. Then I tried before at Donald & Lily, it was good but unfortunately it has closed down.
I google search for the less tourist one….. In resultant I was here at Bess Kopitiam.
Apparently, the Nyonya Laksa is a must TRY here. Even my Malaccan blogger friend will often dapao their Nyonya Laksa whenever she return hometown. The crowd here are mostly locals, the prices are quite affordable too.
Nyonya Laksa is a rich, coconut-based broth that originated from Melaka. The creamy broth consists of coconut milk. Tops with julienned cucumber, prawns, sliced fish cakes, bean sprout, hard boiled egg and bean curd puffs.
Looking at the color…. it was really rich, creamy and flavorful.
All in all, the Nyonya Laksa was the best, then follow up with Bihun Siam. They also sell the homemade Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, but taste average only.
6) Klebang Original Coconut Shake
Before leaving Melaka, we decided to stop over Klebang Coconut Shake for the popular coconut shake and some snacks. This place is often crowded. But probably because we were early and it was on weekday, hence there wasn’t much crowd.
The huge sign arch is pretty visible on the side of the busy road.
The coconut shake are freshly made. Ice+ Cocounut Flesh + Coconut Juice, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was quite refreshing and also a thirst quencher drink on a hot and sunny day!
We also tried the Nasi Lemak bungkus, Bihun Goreng and Onde-onde. I would conclude that the coconut shake was good, whilst the rest were just mediocre.
Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, 75200 Klebang Besar, Malacca
Operation Hours: Daily (11am – 6.30pm) , Friday (2.30pm – 6.30pm)
4 thoughts on “Highlight of my Short Gateway to Melaka 2022”
It has been years since I was last in Melaka. Your hotel looks posh, very high class and expensive. Gee! I did not get to eat any of what you ate there!!! So sad.
Thank you so much for dropping by, Arthur.
Yahhh…I was lucky, I managed to book it at such a good rate.
Aww…Its okay…can come again in future 🙂
Donald and Lily has moved to The Bendahari,
The Bendahari Markets! 011-2609 3921 Lot 147, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Melaka.
It’s only open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Do double confirm with the owner.
Awww….Thanks Elizabeth for the wonderful info!