STRAITS HOTEL is a cozy 45-room Boutique
style hotel, located in the heart of Melaka
town. Designed for travelers hoping to
capture some of the "old world charm"
of this historic 600 year old town, traditional
Batik motives, exotic Songket fabrics
and original designer pieces of teak hard-wood
furniture are used and showcased extensively
in the interior design - creating a look
that is at once stylish and distinctly
Straits Hotel is designed to accomodate
families on vacation, travelers seeking
to experience the local culture, or busy
corporate executives requiring professional
and efficient services in the day and
quiet downtime in the evening.
We invite you to visit us and to allow
us to shower you with good old fashioned
Melakan hospitality. Experience "Heritage
Woven in Hospitality" in a setting
that is truly Malaysian, truly Asian.
is both an art and a craft -The word 'batik'
originates from the javanese 'tik' and
means to dot. Batik is the art of decorating
cloth, using wax and dye, and has been
practised for centuries in Malaysia and
other parts of South East Asia.
is a traditional Malay fabric, hand woven
on a Malay frame loom using gold and silver
threads. Elaborate patterns are created
by introducing extra gold or silver weft
threads with the use of a flat needle.
Songket is usually worn by both men and
women during official functions and important