The colonial-era architecture and historic landmarks will no doubt impress visitors to the city of Melaka – it’s one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia. Melaka holds importance in history as being one of the main entry ports for traders dating as early as the 14th century. After decades of growth, the city combines an eclectic touch of modern with historical and as a result, there are plenty of cultural attractions, museums and things to see and do. Those wanting to avoid the typical tourist spots will appreciate the quiet, peaceful bars and restaurants found along the canal – or, for those who prefer to be somewhere a bit more lively, plenty of cafes and restaurants in the city center have a range of cuisine and crowds.

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A beautiful boutique hotel, Casa Del Rio is a short distance from historic Melaka and offers guests luxury and comfort during any stay. Only a 3-hour train ride from Singapore, the Casa Del Rio sits right on the Melaka River, which gives guests amazing panoramic views of the waterway and landmarks within the area. Designed with a Mediterranean influence, the hotel and deluxe rooms and suites feature amazing detail, such as timbered floors and marble bathrooms. After walking around historic Melaka, unwind with a relaxing treatment in the Satkara Spa or enjoy some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including gym and rooftop infinity pool.


During a stay at the Casa Del Rio, see the city of Melaka from the water as you navigate through the river on a cruise – I recommend the evening tour to enjoy the breathtaking lights and surroundings. Onsite restaurants and bar provide plenty of dining options – such as cocktails, breakfast and classic cuisines.