A Rustic Retreat
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
Smack in the heart of the historic city of Melaka, an industrial-looking establishment by the name of Rosa Malacca stands tall and proud, breaking away from the cultural norm that emanates from this city. Owned by two young entrepreneurs whose wanderlust led them to discover the world, they brought back elements from countries they fell in love with and permeated it through their brainchild, Rosa Malacca.
The hotel’s biggest allure lies in its prime locale, merely minutes away from all the local attractions and places of interest. A rustic signage with the hotel’s namesake crowns the facade. Its lounge area with giant clocks that represent the time of various countries, trunks that serve as a coffee table, cascading black chandeliers, massive day bed sofas and distinct throw pillows assimilate with its ambience and invite you to get cosy. Take the lift and ascend to the lobby where a serene and artistically designed space greets you together with a mammoth bouquet of beautiful flowers and friendly staff with a smile etched on their faces. You can’t help but whip your phone out for a picture. In fact, every nook and crevice of Rosa Malacca deserves a picture.