Friday, 29 June 2012

The Sterling, Malacca, Malaysia


Hotel, Malacca, boutique, accommodation
The Sterling Malacca
hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, couple
The Brighton Room - spacious with classic contemporary design
hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, couple
The best room in the house (in my opinion), The Brighton, comes with private garden patio and jacuzzi

hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, coupleThis towering white facade, reminiscent of Raffles Singapore, is The Sterling, new kid on the block in the neighbourhood of boutique hotels in Malacca. While the exterior has a heritage appearance the interior is modern and practical. Opened at the end of 2011, The Sterling is in its first phase of development. The second extension should see a pool, additional rooms, a covered car park and an expansion of meeting facilities. Currently secure parking, a bar overlooking Malaccan roofscapes and a rooftop restaurant are up and functioning.

hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, coupleLocated in Little India, The Sterling has the benefit of being centrally positioned, but also of the hush that creeps into the streets in the early evening as retail shops close for the work day. The famous Satay Celup is just around the corner, but for those who require halal, the hotel makes an acceptable version for you to try. Golden sunsets can be viewed from The Balcony and the major historical and foodie interests can be found within a 10 minute stroll. The amiable staff will guide you with a map or offer suggestions if you so request.

hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, coupleRooms are spacious and of classic yet contemporary design. We stayed in the Brighton. Worthy of the  few extra dollars, it includes a private garden patio with covered jacuzzi. Comfortable for two, thoughts of a glass of wine and a good book spring to mind. Completely sheltered, you can bathe al fresco while being ensured discretion. All rooms are supplied with what you'd expect from a hotel of this class - mini fridge, TV, hair dryer etc. The added extras are luxurious bath products and a welcome basket of traditional Malaccan sweets. Breakfast (Western or Asian) in The Loft is included in room rates and tea and coffee making facilities are available in the room.
                       
art, hotel, boutique, accommodation, Malacca, Melaka, business, family, coupleThe Sterling has some commendable aims to be greener too. Solar powered hot water, rain water collection, energy saving light bulbs and airconditioning are a few of the ways they are working to reduce their carbon emissions. They appear to be conscious of their impact on the earth and attempt to source local resources where possible. The Sterling Path is another effort towards a socially responsible work ethic. Basically a gallery set up in the corridors of the hotel, The Sterling Path, highlights local artists and donates 25% of sales to charity organizations such as the SPCA.

Reason to visit:  The Brighton room - private garden patio with jacuzzi, central location, personalized service

The Sterling
Lot 232, KB XXI, Jalan Temenggong
75100 Melaka
Malaysia
+6 06 283 1188

16 comments:

  1. Stunning hotel! Will kiv this should I visit Malacca again :)

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    1. We are starting to become spoiled for choice with these newbies popping up.

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  2. Gosh this place looks like the Intercontinental Hotel @ Bugis Junction in Singapore. Very nice hotel! Are the rooms expensive?

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    1. They're not on the budget side but if you go to their website they run various packages. You can grab a good deal especially if you travel during the week rather than the weekend. www.thesterling.my

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  3. Wow!!!! This is another very beautiful place. Like Raffles Singapore or E & O in Penang, I think. Just the name alone, I know I can't afford... Sobsssss!!!!!

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    1. You're right the exterior is similar to Raffles and E&O both.

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  4. ooo, another place i wouldn't have thought was in malacca, based on the facade. and yay to being within walking distance of satay celup (one of my favorite foods ever!) :D

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    1. I missed the satay celup this round. Yet another reason for another visit. :-)

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  5. Looks like a nice place to stay. Thanks for the info. The photos are nice.

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    1. Lovely, especially the jacuzzi patio. :-)

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  6. lovely bath tub :) must be so relaxing in there

    Latest: TomYam-licious

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    1. Yep, I was nearly a prune by the time I got out. :-)

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  7. What a gorgeous hotel! Never knew about it til now.

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    1. Quite a newbie. Looking forward to seeing phase 2.

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  8. Lovely review! :) great location too. I'm always the boring type and settled for renaissance hotel instead. If I'm not mistaken, this is not too far away from Jonker?

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    1. Ooh, there are some nice places popping up - worth exploring a little further now. :-) The Sterling is just across the river from Jonker.

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