best hotel by the melaka river

Riverside Bliss: 11 Melaka Hotels Along the Melaka River With Awesome River Cruise Views!

Are you looking for a hotel in Melaka with the Malacca river view?

Let us help.

Here are a few hotels with windows or balconies with captivating views of the historic river.

Casa Del Rio

casa del rio hotel by the melaka river offers beautiful night view of the city
Normal PriceRM 590 ++

This hotel is built right beside the Melaka river and is known for its Spanish vibe.

The room here is large, and the hotel is rated 5 stars.

In short, you’ll stay in a room that is easily luxurious and cozy. 

The Jonker Walk is just around the corner.

While finding parking in the Jonker area can often be a challenge, this hotel stands out as an exception.

You’ll be delighted to discover that there is an open-air parking area conveniently located right across from the hotel.

Important: To secure a room with a view of the Melaka river, make sure to choose one explicitly labeled as a “River View Room” in the listed hotels.

River Cruise Hotel 

the white melaka river cruise hotel exudes a colonial vibe
Normal PriceRM 220 ++

The RC is another hotel that comes with rooms facing the Melaka river.

Jonker Walk is not far from the hotel, and some rooms here are pretty big for the price.

Like any other hotels by the Malacca river, the drawback is you will need to park your car by the roadside.

It is probably going to be a  challenge to find an empty spot on holidays. 

If you prefer the Malay version of the article, you may find it here : 11 Hotel di Tepi Sungai Melaka Yg Best + Ada View River Cruise

Aava Hotel Melaka

the aava hotel in melaka is a simple and cheap baba nyonya style hotel by the melaka riverbed
Normal PriceRM 220 ++

Aava is a small, but beautiful Peranakan boutique hotel by the Melaka river.

The room here is spacious, with peranakan deco.

While Aava may be on the smaller side, it makes up for it with a pool that overlooks the river.

And if you’re seeking a more panoramic view of the Melaka river, simply take a stroll to the back of the hotel.

But due to its location (near the Jonker Walk), finding a parking spot might be an issue.

Note: It is on the same street as the 906 Riverside hotel (which is also listed in this guide). Hence, you can find the Makan Avenue eatery nearby.

The Shore Hotel

the tall shore hotel melaka offers an amazing bord eye view of the melaka river cruise
Normal PriceRM 240 ++

This hotel is built in a building overlooking the Malacca river.

And apart from the hotel, the building is also home to a mall, an aquarium, a viewing bridge and a toy museum.

Your room here is spacious and equipped with a balcony – great for night view of the river and the city.

And it is also famous for its large adult pool and a dedicated pool for childrens. 

Unfortunately, the hotel has a limited number of lifts.

Expect delays and crowded lifts on public holidays or weekends.

Note: It’s worth noting that the hotel utilizes frosted glass for the bathroom walls, which may not be ideal for individuals with privacy concerns.

Swiss Garden

the swiss garden hotel is also near to the melaka river cruise
Normal PriceRM 250 ++

The Swiss Garden hotel is situated right next to The Shore.

Similarly, your room is spacious and comes with a balcony — awesome for you to enjoy the view of the Malacca river and Kampung Morten with your family.

As for the swimming pool, this hotel shares the Olympic-sized pool with guests from The Shore hotel.

And like The Shore, an insufficient number of lifts in its building is one of its biggest weaknesses

The Pines Melaka 

the pines melaka near the river cruise area offers beautiful view of the city at night
Normal PriceRM 290 ++

Modern and spacious, complete with pantry and living area – that’s the advantages of your stay at The Pines Melaka.

If you have an extra buck to spend, pick the more expensive rooms. They come with a balcony overlooking the Melaka river and Kampung Morten.

Please be aware that this hotel is a popular choice for families, as it features a pool and playground for children. As a result, the public areas can be lively and noisy at times.

906 Riverside

the 906 riverside hotel offers an awesome view of the melaka river at night time
Normal PriceRM 99 ++

This budget hotel offers a straightforward and hassle-free accommodation experience, with the Melaka river located just behind it.

It is near to Jonker Walk and if you crave for Cendol Kg Hulu, you can just walk to the Makan Avenue.

The Kg Hulu Mosque is also right across your hotel.

Parking here is usually difficult because the hotel is near to the Jonker Walk area.

Tips: Apart from the main road, you may also park behind the hotel (at the riverside alley).

Backyard Rio

the backyard rio hotel overlooking the melaka river cruise
Normal PriceRM 320 ++

This small, family owned guesthouse is another accommodation with views of the Melaka river.

It is more suitable for families or groups of 4-6 people since it has 3 guesthouses – the first one comes with 1 room, and the other one has 2 rooms each.

Your stay here is simple yet comfortable.

But parking is still going to be an issue, as any other hotels around the Jonker area.

Quayside Hotel

the quayside hotel near the melaka river cruise jetty offers a 24/7 views of the river
Normal PriceRM 230 ++

Do you want a room facing the river, and the ability to hop on the river cruise at any time you fancy?

If yes, pick the Quayside. 

This hotel is just by the river and is also next to the Melaka River Cruise jetty (Muara Jetty). Hence, you can hop on the boat whenever you please.

Quayside is located on the main road, so it feels safer here compared to the hotels around the Jonker alley.

But this hotel has two disadvantages to take note of.

Firstly, finding parking can be challenging. Secondly, rooms facing the main road can be quite noisy.

Tips: This is the closest hotel to Melaka River Cruise jetty.

Cozy Riverside 

the striking yellow building housing the cozy riverside hotel is a cheaper hotel near the melaka river
Normal PriceRM 88 ++

Cozy Riverside is an affordable hotel with some rooms facing the Melaka river.

Your room is simple, as you’d expect from any hotel at the price.

But your surroundings here are calmer than most hotels near the Jonker Walk area.

To visit some of the attractions in Bandar Hilir, you will need to drive.

The good news is that getting a parking spot here is not as challenging as it is for most of the hotels on our list.

1825 Gallery

the 1825 gallery hotel in melaka is a charming, small boutique hotel overlooking melaka river
Normal PriceRM 130 ++

This small boutique hotel is located next to the Melaka river walk.

That means you can take as many pictures and enjoy the river view as much as you want.

The rooms here are comfortable and complete with a balcony.

We recommend this hotel for those on honeymoon or anniversary.

If you travel  by car, note that the parking lot is limited and quite narrow. You probably need to find a parking space far from the hotel.

Okay, those are the best hotels in Malacca if you are looking for a room that lets you enjoy a romantic view of the Melaka river .

If you want a view from the high up, you can stay in hotels built in tall buildings like The Shore, The Pines or Swiss Garden.

But for the best view and experience, nothing beats the Casa Del Rio. 

So, which hotel caught your eyes?

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