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107 Jalan Banda Kaba Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 253 in Melaka
Step away from the hustle and bustle of city life and surround yourself with luscious greenery, where you’ll be greeted with a picturesque garden view as you wake up in The Rucksack Caratel . Soak up the rich heritage of Melaka in attractions such as the Melaka Sultanate Palace and Christ Church that are a short walk away. You can also grab souvenirs or personal loots in Dataran Pahlawan and Jonker Street – both minutes away from our uniquely heritage-blended hotel. Besides being close to numerous attractions, The Rucksack Caratel itself is a mystery adventure, waiting to be unboxed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino, Malay
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Zaahir A wrote a review 11 May
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing location, very cozy rooms, everything is walkable from here, the staff is very courteous and welcoming. Could recommend them more, would definitely stay here the next time I'm in melaka. Everything was on point!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: look for the room that overlooks the palace
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Michelle wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Excellent location - a short walk to Jonker street , riverfront and all the things we love in Melaka. Clean and light rooms - excellent for short stay. Pool area refreshing after a day out in the streets of Melaka and before dinner. Only thing I missed was an ice machine - would be handy to have!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Definitely need the premium room - or 1st and 2nd floor for garden views
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AzlanHadi wrote a review Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Nice place to stay with clean rooms and awesome staff to guide through check in/out process. Location is about 5 mins to Jonker Walk, and bearbt tourist attraction. Dont forget to claim for your ice cream at your second visit :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Nancy Ri wrote a review Nov 2021
Klang, Malaysia1 contribution
It's my second time staying with family and love it. The only need to improve was the toilet glass door lol. The sound of the door cracking sound is terribles🤪 when closed. And dust on the bed headboard too.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
BigDadd wrote a review Jul 2020
Southwark, United Kingdom548 contributions82 helpful votes
2 night stay over weekend in July after lifting of lockdown / MCO. Got 2 rooms on second floor for my family at the welcome back rate. Pros: Great location - it is close to all major sites and food Price point Rooms are comfortable with all the amenities Front desk team is friendly and helpful Free flow of free coffee is nice Modern and open design results in good natural lighting for rooms Cons Limited parking and it is street parking (but there is always Grab) Bath towels looked tired and had faint stains - time for a change The plumbing (adjacent rooms) always seem to be running through the night so if you are a light sleeper it is not great
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$23 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaMelaka StateCentral Melaka DistrictMelaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rucksack Caratel
Which popular attractions are close to The Rucksack Caratel?
Nearby attractions include St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) (0.3 km), Stadthuys (0.3 km), and Malacca River (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rucksack Caratel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Rucksack Caratel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rucksack Caratel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rucksack Caratel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bikini Toppings, Mori Vegetarian Tea House, and Nadeje Cake House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Rucksack Caratel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rucksack Caratel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rucksack Caratel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting A Famosa Fort (0.9 km), The Royal Press (0.6 km), and Casababa Gallery (0.7 km).