Being an author, novelist and blogger, I always need a conductive place for an inspiration. Yes. I’m a hopeless romantic and like I said in my previous posts, I’m a pleasure loving person. I appreciate leisurely and beautiful things. They make me feel inspired. There is this one place in Melaka that is just perfect for a writing retreat.
It’s The Settlement Hotel, a dream-like boutique hotel that will fire up your imagination, especially if you are writing a romance or a fantasy novel. Everything here is picturesque. Check out the pictures below. You’ll see what I mean;
The courtyard. I could easily imagine myself laying on the grass while reading a good novel, or simply sit here relaxing.
The beautifully serene garden is definitely a sight for sore eyes.
Fancy an afternoon siesta outdoor? No problem. There is an antique bed for you lay on for a little while.
This table is definitely perfect for a leisurely meeting or gatherings
My favourite corner in The Settlement Hotel is this. I have no idea why but the arrangement is just so mysterious. This corner is like a bit of a cozy mystery page came to life, with a lazy chair being placed in front of a huge antique mirror and a door to another room behind it. Definitely gives your imagination a little run.
There is a small swimming pool located in the garden. To be honest it is not big enough for a swimmer like me, but I guess it will do if you just wanna laze around and not do any rigorous swimming. There’s spa and a library too over here, one thing a bookworm like me could appreciate.
Standing proudly against a backdrop of unpretentious everyday-life Melaka, The Settlement Hotel boasts a 45-room residence block and 4 villas spread elegantly over a total built-up area of 35,000 square feet of garden and lawn. Much of the original building structure was retained to become “The Residences”, while 5 traditional Malay villas were constructed nearby.
My family and I managed to get a little glimpse of luxury in this Junior Villa. The Junior Villa with lawn view is equipped with free in-room high-speed Internet access,
individually-controlled air-conditioning, LCD TV with cable and satellite channels. Lovely, don’t you think?
The bed definitely will send you to dreamland once you lay on it. It comes with feather duvets and down pillows. There is also an in-room safe for you to put all your valuables in it. My favourite part in most hotel; bathtub with separate tub and shower, for me spend some intimate time with my husband and a fully stocked minibar
with complimentary tea/ coffee making facilities in case we news some caffeine fix.
Yes. This place is a perfect writing retreat for me. Secluded enough with plenty of inspiring objects around. This is one place I definitely wouldn’t mind going again.
Interested to spend your vacation here? Check out the room rates here; http://www.thesettlementhotel.com
The Settlement Hotel Melaka
No. 63, Jalan Ujong Pasir
World UNESCO Heritage City Melaka
For general enquiries and reservations:
Call: +60 (06) 292-1133
Email: [email protected]