The Settlement Hotel

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.

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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;

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The courtyard. I could easily imagine myself laying on the grass while reading a good novel, or simply sit here relaxing.

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The beautifully serene garden is definitely a sight for sore eyes.

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Fancy an afternoon siesta outdoor? No problem. There is an antique bed for you lay on for a little while.

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This table is definitely perfect for a leisurely meeting or gatherings

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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;

The Settlement Hotel Melaka
No. 63, Jalan Ujong Pasir
World UNESCO Heritage City Melaka
75050 Malacca

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 2.187534
Longitude: 102.268407

For general enquiries and reservations:
Call: +60 (06) 292-1133
Email: [email protected]


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