The Rucksack Caratel
The Rucksack Caratel is situated in an ideal location, which is not too far from the heritage core area, yet, enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Though it is not easy to find the hotel as it is built at the end of a byroad, as soon as you arrive at the hotel, you know you are in for a good treat of comfort in a seemingly secluded place.
We are impressed with the rustic design of the lobby. You can find sweet painting and deco that add colors to the area. There are various seating arrangements so just pick one that you feel is comfortable and mix around with your friends and other guests.
Caravan and Floral themed rooms are two types of staying experience in The Rucksack Caratel.
The hip Caravan themed rooms cater to the youngsters who want unrestrained staying experience just like having a camp fire with friends, having fun and talking about dreams and ambitions all night long tirelessly during the old school time. Positioned at the back of the lobby, this area is decorated with game facilities and furniture that blend in well.
As the lobby can get quite noisy when other guests hang around here, it is not recommended to stay in Caravan themed room for those who want a quiet room. Instead, book the Floral themed rooms upstairs.
The Floral themed rooms, on the other hand provide you with more luxurious stay. One of the many reasons guests stay in this hotel is that each room comes with big glass windows giving you different views outside. Getting a room with old building view makes you feel like you are staying in Melaka heritage zone. You can also book rooms with pool or garden view.
We love the heritage city view as it was an amazing feeling that you are staying in a modern and comfortable room, next to you outside is the heritage building separated by a glass window.
Every piece of land in the heritage area is precious. In money sense, it is logical to convert the land into rooms to optimize the revenue. This is not the case for The Rucksack Caratel. With over 30% of the land being the swimming pool area, the backyard is another reason why guests returning to this hotel again.