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How to Find the Best Melaka Hotels with Venere

Melaka, or Malacca, situated in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula is a small state in Malaysia, and has been dubbed as "The Historic State". During the 15th century, the city state was a powerful trade hub, dealing in spices with much of east Asia. Melaka was the location of the Malay sultanates, however the monarchy was disbanded during the Portuguese conquest in 1511. Today, Melaka is the most popular destination in Malaysia, and tourists to the city are enthralled by the multicultural allure and aromatic scent of local cuisine being prepared in open air markets. Finding your ideal hotel in Melaka, especially if there are hundreds of hotels available, can be a difficult task. With the help of Venere you can browse through thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries, and our handy Google maps applet so that you can find the hotel best suited to your expectations.

What's Melaka Like?

The city has a variety of attractions, both cultural and modern, which will appeal to many. The city center is populated with many historic landmarks such as the Cheng Hoong Teng Temple with its intricately detailed interior, or the Stadthuys (Red Square) part of town, which is heavily inspired by the red brick design of many Dutch buildings. For the history buffs, the Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum is housed within a restored Portuguese ship during the colonial period, and the less well known Submarine Museum both showcase the naval influences over Malaysia. Shoppers will not be disappointed, either, as the city has three major shopping malls; Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Mahkota Parade, and Mydin Mall Mitc, all of which offer a variety of local and international stores.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Melaka

Melaka has a hot and humid climate all year round, with varying degrees of rainfall. Throughout the whole year, the city experiences average temperatures of around 22°C, which can sometimes exceed 30°C. The city has a thriving multicultural population, with approximately only half the populace being Malaysian, so you will get to experience a variety of cultures and hear many languages. As Melaka is a popular tourist destination, many locals, and vendors in particular, will speak English to a high degree. If you get lost in the city or need help finding your way, you can look out for special tourist officers who can be identified by their checkered hat bands and blue uniforms. Although the city has modern infrastructure in place, it is best to use bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth.