Bala's Place

77 Jalan Hang Kasturi75200MalaccaMalaysia
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About Bala's Place

Bala's Place is a small guest house situated in the very heart of this World Heritage Site city’s historic core, close to famous Jonker Street. It offers simple accommodation in a cosy environment.

All six rooms are quite basic in terms of décor and furnishing and share bathroom facilities with hot showers. Each room has its own ceiling fan to help guests cool down.

Bala's Place has a lovely open courtyard where guests can relax or attend one of the free movie screenings. The common area also contains a fridge and washing machine that guests may use.

There are no dining facilities on-site, but guests will most definitely not go hungry. The streets outside are filled with an incredible number of restaurants, ranging from hole-in-the-wall type places to fine-dining establishments.

Guests wanting to go on a leisurely cruise along the Malacca River can head to the Park and Cruise site, which is just 700 yards from Bala's Place.


77 Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200, Malacca, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 62812342 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Great location close to Malacca’s main attractions

This was perhaps the main reason guests booked at this property. They explained that the location simply couldn’t be improved upon. It was right in the centre of the city’s historic core, with the proximity to ever popular Jonker Street often cited as the best feature.

Property is kept spotlessly clean

It was rare to read a review that did not mention the cleanliness of the hotel. Guests were extremely impressed with the housekeeping here, saying that the cleaning staff kept all parts of the hotel, both rooms and public areas, spotlessly clean at all times.

Superb value for money

Guests felt they received incredibly good value for their money. The accommodation was said to be basic, but guests added that the room rates were exceptionally low. Together with the spotless conditions and central location, guests couldn’t have been any happier with their value for money.

Negative Reviews

Steep and narrow stairs

Like many historic properties in Malacca, this one has no lift and a staircase that is very steep and narrow. Guests who didn’t move around so easily felt quite apprehensive about using them

No air conditioning

Guests pointed out that the rooms have no air conditioning, just ceiling fans. These were not up to the task of taming the tropical heat, succeeding only in playfully chasing the hot air around the room.

Poor soundproofing

Guests mentioned that the windows didn’t do much to prevent sound from the busy streets outside drifting up into the rooms and disturbing one’s sleep.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 210 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    8.8 /10
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    8.0 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 210 reviews