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River View Guest House

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94 & 96, Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing Region, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is really cool; old school with a deck overlooking the river; very close walking distance to the main town center. But it was impossible to sleep. There was street noise outside all night and the dank room smell was so overpowering with no way to open and air out the room. The air conditioner worked but did not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed. Booked a twin room but was given two options the first day: 1. to move to another hostel or 2. take a dorm room and a twin would be available the following day Dorm too noisy and no more complementary fruit or cake However, the cleaning lady was very friendly and helpful. I wish her good health.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

River view is a great place to stay if you're looking for cheap place to sty in Melaka. The rooms are spacious with a reasonable standard of cleanliness. The showers/toilets are shared and cleaned regularly. River view has a cafe a few doors away where you can purchase a good reasonably priced breakfast! The location is great,a short walk from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The place feels very rustic, and you're walking distance of Jonker St. and all the other attractions in Melaka (but not too close! It is very quiet), which is great. There's a really beautiful terrace on the second floor and a really cute communal bookshelf which has some cool reading (1990s NatGeo, for example!) for when you're not feeling like... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in June and were overall very impressed. The family who ran the place were lovely, offering helpful advice and renting us bicycles. The communal areas were pretty, with the upstairs bit overlooking the river, and there was free tea, coffee and water which was a nice touch. My one criticism is that there was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in a double room and maee the choice of these GH based on the comments here... The GH is really well located... walking distance to everything... and the view on the river is nice to have... The 2nd and last positif point is the charm of this old house which is well decorated in the common... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Riverview is located in the heart of Melaka. Although it is on a street that is narrow, busy and noisy, it has a very cool and cosy feel once inside. The best thing is that, just like what its name implies, it has a riverview! and a kitchen to cook or simply pig ot on the lovely nice free daily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good location, walkable distance to Jonker street and other eateries. behind is the river and there is a rooftop with tables overlooking at the river so it is quite romantic. Room is basic and clean. The owner's son helped us out a lot during our stay. The only cons is that there is mosquito, so bring your mosquito cream.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Riverview Guesthouse is in a beautiful old building located right on the Melaka River, which makes for a beautiful walk out the back door into the main part of town (5-10 mins) past more of Melaka's charming buildings. It's very close to all of the main attractions in Melaka including the mosques, museums, temples and colonial sites. We arrived on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Booked all three beds in the three bed dorm. This turned out to be a damp and crumbling cell of a room on the ground floor, right next to reception (not great when noisy people check in at 2am) and with a window straight onto the street (which made it very noisy with mopeds and pedestrians passing by). Bedding and... More 

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