Finding Opposite Place was rather tricky because we didn’t know exactly what we were looking for. After wandering the street, we called up the caretaker and turns out we were standing in front of it all the while. It is right above Eat@18 cafe, you won’t even realised its there. Long gone are the days when you opt for big names, 5 star hotels-well at least for me. If you love understated, quietly beautiful, unique designed places to stay, you’ll love this.
The Opposite Place is a beautifully restored old shophouse and has only two rooms upstairs. The gorgeous old structure with modern amenities will give you a warm welcome the moment you step into the cafe (and yes, you would have to step into the cafe first, to go up the stairs to the rooms-and there are only 2 rooms).
For starters, its located just a couple of streets away from Jonker, everything is just walking distance away-laksa, night market, museums, cafes. Despite its location, you won’t be distracted by Jonker’s street noise, since its located on a quiet street (look for Tranquerah Mosque). Perfect to shut away from Malacca’s hustle bustle surroundings, traffic madness.
My favourite feature of the room has got to be the bathroom. The tub is the show stopper, besides being really spacious, having beautiful wooden features (which I absolutely love), bougainvillea creepers at your windows to give you a ‘garden’ feel-you will feel like you’re at a tropical getaway when in actual fact you’re in a middle of the town.
A fancy lounge chair for reading and two stools by the window, I just wanted to tapau a coconut drink and hang out in this bathroom all day.
Breakfast at Eat@18
Your stay comes with breakfast for two, which allows you to order a meal at Eat@18. The menu was to me, slightly limited but less is more. The chef was so welcoming and attentive to you, you can just feel her passion for the food that she prepares. And yes, it was really good.
Tons to do around
Adding on to my ‘Location’ point, this place is located strategically to Jonker street, where you can find pretty tons of food to eat, antiques to shop, tricycle to ride and people to watch.