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The Rucksack Caratel - Garden Wing

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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 - Garden Wing. 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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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a deluxe king garden view. The staff was kind to give us a upgrade. Check in was fast. Room was big, bright and nice. Better than expected. View was good. The whole hotel place is very comfortable. Swimming pool Decent breakfast provided. Not much...More

1  Thank Jaslyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great boutique hotel for family or couple. Jonker street, heritage places and A Famosa are within walking distance (most of the recommended places to visit are within 1km radius). Parking Spaces are limited but not an issue. Breakfast is simple and adequate for non picky...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room, view & away from the noise of traffic Great room, value for money, the staff are very nice The pool so big n deep, have their own parking *siapa cepat dia dpt* The breakfast can be upgraded a little Feeling of not going...More

1  Thank Lufiel
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Love this place and the design, we chose a room with the garden view. The view is awesome, we can see the palace museum from the room. The common area is well structured and insta worthy. Location is great, to the left can reach jonker...More

2  Thank guanshengl
Response from FIZAHK4, assistant manager at The Rucksack Caratel - Garden WingResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guanshengl, We are delighted you took the time to post a review on TripAdvisor for your recent stay with us at The Rucksack Caratel.Thank you for choosing The Rucksack Caratel as the hotel of choice for your recent stay and I appreciate the feedback...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

First impression, the hotel is smaller than expected. Luckily it was comfy with extra comfy beddings and pillows. Quite generous too with the pillows and bolster. We stayed in the deluxe family room so it was reasonably spacious. Room was also spotless and sufficient amenities...More

Thank Alisa A
Response from FIZAHK4, assistant manager at The Rucksack Caratel - Garden WingResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alisa A , We truly appreciate hearing from our valued guests and to be allowed the opportunity to be a part of your holiday at our centrally located hotel. The concerns highlighted in your feedback will be looked at immediately with the intention to...More

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8 July 2018|
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
We grabbed a metred taxi from the bus terminal in malacca. If you are travelling with kids, keep a close eye on them. The bus station is one of the few places in the world we felt uneasy, being followed by an older man... More
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Response from Fiona G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by secure? Thrre isn't a fenced parking area but it is very quiet and we never felt unsafe or saw that there were any random people not associated with the Caratel. The front and side are well lit and... More
Room Tips
"With the garden view"
16 Sep 2018
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"Request for a corner room."
18 Jun 2018
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"TV too high. "
2 Jun 2018
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"We had room 510"
9 May 2018
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US$35 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaMelaka StateCentral Melaka DistrictMelaka
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