Awarded Best 2 Star Hotel at the Melaka Tourism
Awards 2006/2007 and attractively located within the world
famous historical city of Malacca, Semabok Inn Melaka is committed
to providing guests with the hallmarks of Malaccan hospitality,
all within supremely easy access of the wealth of attractions
that the historical city of Malacca has to offer. Semabok
Inn Melaka offers you luxurious comfort, affordability and
Strategically located within Jalan Semabok,
very near the heart of the city of Malacca in the state of
Malacca, also famously known as the Historical City of Malacca,
guests will appreciate Semabok Inn Melaka’s location
for being within major commercial, financial and government
offices, key historical and cultural sites, popular eating
areas and shopping complexes, ideal for walking tours of the
inner city, filled with a rich variety of cultural elements
ranging from the old days of the Malaccan Malay Sultanate,
remnants of the Portuguese and Dutch occupations to the uniquely
Malaysian Baba & Nyonya cultural heritage, a result of
the fusion between Malay and Chinese culture from the cosmopolitan
old days of Malacca as a major port of call for traders worldwide.
Tastefully furnished with twin or queen sized
beds, Semabok Inn Melaka’s 50 guest rooms are equipped
with modern and up to date facilities like individually controlled
air-conditioning, hot and cold showers, television, and many
other basic amenities. Comfortably pleasing to the senses,
our rooms offer you the comforts of having a home away from
home, the perfect place to retire to and recharge after what
will surely be hours of exploring the many riches that await
you in the historical city of Malacca.
A scrumptious wining and dining experience
is never far away from Semabok Inn Melaka as there are choices
abound with a variety of food and beverage outlets in the
vicinity and within easy reach from Semabok Inn Melaka, with
an abundance attractive choices of carefully prepared food
for you to cleanse your palates, ranging from eternal local
and Malaccan favourites to classic Western dishes, gourmet
Chinese cuisine and beyond.
Take a break and chill at Semabok Inn Melaka’s
lounge after a long day at work or exploring, or you can simply
take a leisurely stroll and choose one of the many drinking
and entertainment places available within easy reach from
Semabok Inn Melaka.
With its strategic location within the city
of Malacca, Semabok Inn Melaka is the perfect choice for all
of your functions, be it a business meeting or seminar, training
programs, product launches, press conferences and various
other social events. Our fully equipped Board Room and Conference
Room offers something to suit every kind of need, and every
kind of budget.
As Semabok Inn Melaka is conveniently and
strategically located within the historical city of Malacca,
there is an abundance of places of interest for everyone to
see and experience. The 'A' Farmosa is the hallmark of Malacca
and perhaps the most photographed subject next to the Stadhuys.
Built by the Portuguese in 1511 as a fortress it sustained
severe structural damage during the Dutch Invasion. The Dutch
had set to destroy it but timely intervention by Sir Stamford
Raffles in 1808 saved what remains of A Famosa today.
The Stadhuys, within easy reach from Semabok
Inn Melaka, was built in 1650 as the official residence of
Dutch Governors and their officers, the edifice is a fine
example of Dutch architecture.Preserved in its original structure
and form , it now houses the Historic Museum and Ethnography
Museum. On display daily are fine traditional bridal costumes
and relics from Malacca's glorious past.
Standing exactly as it has always been since
1753, The Christ Church is testimony to Dutch architectural
ingenuity. Also within easy reach from Semabok Inn Melaka,
take note of the church's handmade pews, ceiling beams constructed
without joins, Brass Bible, tombstone written in Armenian
and 'Last Supper' in glazed tiles.
Dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the Sam Po
Kong Temple was named after a fish that miraculously saved
the admiral's ship from sinking after it had been hit by a
storm en route to Malacca from China. The fish mysteriously
placed itself against a damaged hull preventing the ship from
taking on water
St. Paul's Church, within easy reach from
Semabok Inn Melaka, was built by a Portuguese Captain by the
name of Duarte Coelho, the chapel was turned by the Dutch
into a burial ground for their nobel dead and renamed it 'St.
Paul's Church' from the Portuguese's 'Our Lady Of The Hill'.
St. Francis Xavier was briefly enshrined in the open grave
in 1553 before being shipped to Goa, India.
St. Francis Xavier's Church, also easily accessible from Semabok
Inn Melaka, was built in 1849, by Reverend Farve, a Frenchman.
The Gothic towered church is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier
who is well-remembered for his missionary work spreading Catholicism
to South East Asia in the 16th Century.
Cheng Hoon Teng's Temple is the oldest Chinese
temple in the country, and is also within easy reach from
Semabok Inn Melaka. It was built in 1646 with materials shipped
out of China. Fine workmanship is evident in the ornately
decorated mythological figures, carvings,and lacquer work
inside the temple.
The Malaysia Youth Museum is dedicated to
the contribution made by the youth in the country economic
and social well-being of the country. The noble efforts evident
at regional, national and international levels are displayed
at the museum. The Proclamation Of Independence Memorial was
built in 1912, the former club house of Malacca Club now houses
invaluable exhibits of the country's struggle leading to the
country’s independence. Exhibits are in the form of
relics, manuscripts, video tapes, film and slides. Both museums
are within easy access from Semabok Inn Melaka.
Hang Jebat's Mausoleum, also within easy
access from Semabok Inn Melaka is dedicated to the champion
of justice who died a tragic death. Hang Jebat was unceremoniously
killed by Hang Tuah in a duel of honour that lasted 3 days
and 3 nights. He ran amuck after suffering a fatal wound from
Hang Tuah's dagger, 'Keris Taming Sari'. In the name of justice
to avenge the sultan's hasty punishment against Hang Tuah
for a crime he didn't commit, Hang Jebat was accused by Hang
Tuah of 'durhaka' (contumacy).
Also within easy reach from Semabok Inn Melaka
is the Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple, one of the first
Hindu temple built in the country at the turn of the century.
It was built on the plot given by the Dutch. Kampung Kling's
Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the country with Sumatran
architectural features. Instead of a conventional dome, a
three tier roof rising like a pyramid is in its place. A minaret
peculiar in shape from a typical moorish style, is structured
like a Pagoda portraying the mixture of East- West architectural
The Maritime Museum is constructed after
'Flora De La Mar', the Portuguese ship that sank off the Coast
of Malacca on its way to Portugal. With its hull laden with
invaluable treasures seized from Malacca, the ship was doomed
from existence were it not for the efforts to preserve Malacca's
heritage. At the museum, visitors can get a closer look at
Malacca from the famed Malay Sultanate of the 14th century
to the Portuguese era, the Dutch era and the British era.
There are exhibits of foreign ships that had once called at
the port of Malacca during the height of its maritime hegemony.
A bit further from Semabok Inn Melaka but
still within easy reach are 2 very old mosques. Kampung Hulu
Mosque, built in 1728 by Dato Shamsudin, is the oldest mosque
in Malaysia. Its unique archtectural style is not traceable
to others in the country. Prominent in its architectural grandeur,
the Tranquerah Mosque is unique and bears testimony to the
fact that Islam had its rightful place in Malacca almost 600
years ago. The tomb of Sultan Hussain of Johore is in the
compound of the mosque. He was the ruler who signed the session
of Singapore with Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.
Malacca's Sultanate Palace was built based
on the description and reference to the palace in 'Sejarah
Melayu’ (the Malay Annals). The wooden replica houses
the Cultural Museum of Malacca. Situated at the foot of St.
Paul 's Hill, it is the only Malay palace from Malacca's glorious
past built with such detail and refinement.
A bit further out of Malacca city and Semabok
Inn Melaka are some notable places of interest. Mini Malaysia
is a stupendous theme complex to enable visitors to view the
traditional houses of the 13 states of Malaysia on a single
visit. The complex displays life-size authentic houses of
Malaysia crafted by master builders. Each house has been furnished
with corresponding elements adding ambience of originality
that capture the houses in their traditional setting. Mini
ASEAN is a unique theme park conceived as the summary of prominent
cultural elements of the countries that make up ASEAN i.e.
Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Phillipines, Singapore and
Brunei. About 49 km. from Malacca city on the route to Port
Dickson stands a Dutch Fort built in 1757. It stands on raised
ground known as Bukit Supai (Sepoy's Hill). Hang Tuah's Mausoleum
is the place of rest of Hang Tuah, a fully decorated admiral
of Malacca's naval forces who defended successfully, countless
attacks against Malacca sovereignty from Siamese and Achinise
fleets. Hang Tuah's outstanding performance as a military
officer made him a legend that has graced many a court and
the history of Malacca. Located in Kampung Duyong where Hang
Tuah was born and spent his childhood among four of his good
friends who would later become the famous knights of Malacca
is Hang Tuah's Well. The well is said to be the abode of his
soul which takes the apparition. of a white crocodile. For
a commoner to catch the glimpse of Hang Tuah is hardly likely.
It is said that the holy among us can ever hope to see the
apparition. Tun Teja's Mausoleum is the place of rest of Tun
Teja, the daughter of Sri Amar Di Raja Pahang convinced by
Hang Tuah to marry Sultan Mahmud Shah who died a queen in
Merlimau, about 24 km. from Malacca city, while retreating
with members of the Malacca royal family from Portuguese attack
With its wonderfully strategic location and
the luxurious comforts of its chic and modern rooms, Semabok
Inn Melaka is the perfect choice for everyone, from families
to leisure and business travellers and beyond, where class
and heritage run in perfect tandem with each other.