Estadia Hotel is a boutique hotel with a local Peranakan theme that harks back to Melaka’s chequered history in the mid 15th Century.
Here you can experience the richness of Baba Nyonya (Peranakan) culture and be bewitched with the story of the birth of a unique community, the Baba Nyonya, which began with inter-marriages between native Malay and the Chinese who arrived during Chinese Admiral Zheng He’s voyages to Melaka which was at that time a vibrant trading port.
In one of his voyages during the Ming Dynasty, Admiral Zheng He brought along Princess Hang Li Po who was accompanied by a large entourage of 500 followers when she was betrothed to the Sultan of Melaka, Sultan Mansor Shah, as the latter’s 5th wife.
Estadia Hotel in Jalan Merdeka is a hidden gem nestled behind the grand Hatten Hotel and in close proximity to Mahkota Medical Centre and shopping malls.
The Peranakan-themed hotel in this UNESCO World Heritage city stands out with the attention given to details to every aspect of its interior decoration. Portraits, period costumes, and Chinese vases form part of the interesting deco found within. It is not just for its aesthetical value but also most importantly the services rendered.
Hotel Estadia started operation two years ago with 196 rooms and since gained popularity among tourists from our neighbouring countries.
Estadia Hotel General Manager Gilbert Webber acknowledged that its strategic location had played a big part in getting returned guests to the hotel but also the warm hospitality that made them feel at home and want to come back again and again.
“The hotel may be small and our facilities are limited, but we offer the best experiences for our guests,” he said.
Estadia Hotel is perfect for guests looking for character in the place they stay and near everything that is within reach or just a walking distance away.
Most of Melaka’s historical places like the Dutch Square, The Stadhuys, St Francis Xavier Church and the St Paul’s Church can be visited on foot.