The stable is sublime sanctuary in the hub of malacca's historical precinct between Heeren street, once a narrow street fill with wealthy colonial residences and the famous Jonker street, which now houses antique dealers, museums, restaurants, galleries, cafes and handicraft shop.
She is smart, witty and charming reinvention of what used to be a horse stable built during the 16th Dutch occupation of malacca.
Original wooden beams dances around and richly textured room of raw exposé bricks.
The interior is a brilliant collision of modern to the baroque and to the local Peranakan heritage.
The small house is an inspired fusion of old and new, chic and stylish, individualistic cool.
Like our sister property 45lekiu, the whole house is entirely yours when you check in with us.
Please be advise smoking is prohibited inside the house.
You get exclusive use of the house when you stay with us.
Interaction with Guests
Eli & Sharen are available by Whatsapp, viber, WeChat or SMS should you need any assistance. If you stay for more than a night, daily housekeeping is provided. Change of towels, replenish coffee & tea and mineral water. Changing of sheets will only be done every 2 days.
We are 2 minutes away from Jonker Street where the famous chicken rice ball restaurant are located.
10-15 minutes walk to the historical sites, dutch square, Christ church, St Paul Hill. There are cafes, bars, Satay house, handicraft shops on the same street with us. Eatries with local food are 10 mins walk away.
We are located on a narrow side street call Jalan Hang Kasturi. If you are driving, you may park at the public parking lot located opposite Casa Del Rio Hotel at a daily rate of RM5. Park your car. Walk towards Jonker Street (the Heritage area), cross the road and walk into the street opposite you and we are on your right. opposite is RED HANDICFAFT.
If you arrive by coach, when you are at the Sentral bus Station of Malacca, take a domestic bus No 17. Stop at DUTCH SQUARE or TOWN SQUARE. Cross the pedestrain crossing towards the river. Cross the bridge. Hard Rock cafe will be on your right.
Walk into the street opposite you called Jonker Street. Turn into the 2nd junction on your left called JALAN HANG KASTURI. Walk down the street, you will see a Satay restaurant on your right, follow by Calanthe Art Cafe on your right. walk a bit further we are on your left opposite the Red handicraft.
Other Things to Note
The famous Jonker Street is just around the corner. The Jonker Walk Night market that happen over the weekend from fri -Sun (6pm-12MN) is a great place for local food and craft. During this time, some of the streets around this area will be converted to pedestrian walk.
Expect an old house to behave in her characters, and we do make sure all hygiene at her highest standard.
You are in the middle of the action with bars and cafes, do expect a certain level of noise .
Pets are not allowed in the house.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.
Great place! Cosy little place in the very heart of the city. Nice fusion of antique and modern.
Eli & Sharen were both fantastic hosts, so welcoming & helpful.
The Stable is a great location if you want to be immersed in the heart of Melaka. The property is very well presented & comfortable. Due to its proximity to the night market it is not quiet, we had no problem with this, but it may trouble light-sleepers.
Thanks for a great experience:)
The Stable was true to it's description. A charming and unique place in Malacca which attracted lots of tourists posing for a photo in front of the doorstep. My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful amenities they have provided in addition to the comfortable stay. Definitely a pleasant experience. Thank you Sharen for your kind hospitality!
it lokes like a real nice place to spend a few days in malaca, but:
- the neighbourhood is very noisy, the live music cafe opposite the narrow street makes it really impossible to sleep
- the bed is broken in the middle so you end up in the middle
Sorry but that's how it is.
We had a lovely experience at the stable! Very quaint and charming. We were in awe of the interior and we definitely enjoyed our stay there. Eli was patient to wait for our arrival and provided us with a map of the attractions in the vicinity. We were there for 2 nights on a weekday so the neighbourhood was really quiet. Do check out the pub just infront of the stable, the owner of the place is a jack of all musical instruments!
The power kept tripping on the 2nd day but it wasn't a biggie. Thanks again Eli, for hosting us!
The Stable was gorgeous. A wonderful little building that's a private apartment, right at Jonker street.
Barely 2 mins walk away from Jonker street, the stable offers the convenience yet the peacefulness of not being directly along the busy street, especially on weekends when the night market is on.
Great amenities like your own espresso machine and she even provides toiletries, which were lovely. Although not the cheapest place to stay in Malacca, the Stable was worth every cent if you love the rustic, artsy, urban decors!
The host was wonderful as well! Very cheery and she fits the profile of the stable to a T.
Lovely lovely stay.
Tolles kleines Haus für 2 Personen direkt im Zentrum von Malacca. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gleich um die Ecke. Von außen sehr authentisch. Innen sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet mit allem Komfort. Sogar eine tolle Espresso-Maschine (bester Kaffe in ganz Malaysia;) Das Haus hat uns so sehr gefallen, sodass wir gerne noch länger geblieben wären. Winnie war sehr professionell und hatte bereits alle erforderlichen Informationen zur Erkundung der Stadt zur Verfügung gestellt.
Gerne und jederzeit wieder (privat bereits weiterempfohlen).
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My name is Eli from Melaka. The word heritage means the world to me, for I strongly believe that maintaining one's culture and value is priceless. And I have a passion to share the story of old Melaka and all the charming streets and buildings with you. Come join the journey with me!