“Kecik tapak tangan,
nyeru saya tadahkan”

You are welcomed with open arms

Come explore the charms of the good old days and write your memories for tomorrow in the beautiful UNESCO Historic City of Melaka.

More than just a hotel, this is Baba House. We feature traditional Peranakan & Oasis designed chambers, authentic Nyonya cuisine proudly served at Mari Chiak Restaurant (Let’s Eat), and facilities which include the Kaki Minom (Drinking Friends) rooftop bar, Bilek Bacha Library (Reading Room), Banquet Hall, and Function Rooms.

Within the neighbourhood of Baba House, you are a few doors away from the Melaka must-go-to famous spots namely Jonker Walk Street, the 17th-century Stadthuys building, Melaka River Park and Cruise, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museums, and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

Welcome to Bilek Gua

Welcome to My Chamber

Our Facilities

Rooftop Tanning

Decked out with contemporary furniture for entertainment and relaxation, our main highlight of this rooftop venue is the tanning pools that allow you to dip your feet as you sip on your favourite drink from the Kaki Minom bar.

Bilek Bacha

Just across from the 100-year old Opium Bed displayed in the courtyard, you may walk into the Bilek Bacha Library for some leisure reading of Peranakan heritage books, or to plan for upcoming trips.

Banquet Halls
& Function Rooms

Our banquet hall and function rooms are designed for comfort, flexibility, and productivity. The beautiful column-less banquet hall is ideal for weddings set in the backdrop of the romantic UNESCO neighbourhood.

The History

Melaka was founded in the 1400s by Parameswara, the last King of Singapura (now known as Singapore). While fleeing from the enemies’ threat, Parameswara was resting under a tree when he saw his followers’ hunting dogs fighting with a small mouse deer, before they were kicked by the deer. Amused by this incident, he named the place, Melaka, after the tree.

During the 16th century, Melaka had developed into the most important trading port in Southeast Asia. Due to its strategic position in the Straits of Melaka which provides a direct route between India and China, merchants from China, Arabia, India, and Europe were the regular traders then who passed through the port. Hence, all these gave birth to the legacy of a rich heritage community – Peranakan.

Peranakan means “local born”. The Peranakan traces their origins back to the voyage of Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho in 15th Century and is characterised by their unique hybridisation of ancient Chinese with local Nusantara region cultures resulting from interracial marriage. The Peranakan men are known as Baba and the women are known as Nyonya.