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River View Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
94 & 96, Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Ranked #11 of 183 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
matkakucing Canberra, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Every once and a while I check into a hotel and it completely surpasses my expectations of a 'budget' place. This is one of those places and I loved it. We stayed for two nights, but could have happily stayed longer. It's a very charming and lovely old house, clean, quiet and airy with beautiful communal areas including a balcony... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I absolutely loved this place!! I was in a huge room with a nice terrace looking out onto the river. It was a very different atmosphere to any other hostel we had come across, much quieter and with older guests. It has everything you need: - Hot water - Free wifi - Air con and fans - Great location nr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had such a lovely stay at the River View. We stayed there for 2 nights, the room was clean and a good size. The shared bathrooms are basic but very clean. The house has lots of character and backs onto the river. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, helping us find things around the town and recommending places... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was awesome place to stay ,very nice people and smooth..the bed are also comfy and my hubby was enjoy his relaxing and the environment where we feels like at home and it was amazing short vacation.Keep it up and cheers!!!!

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Zlin, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well, I am afraid I cant rave about this place like most people before..There are good things about it, I will start with those..The location is really good, common areas charming and free wifi fast and reliable. There was different cake on offer every day I stayed which is very nice. BUT although they claim they got rid of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house, nicely decorated. I liked their home-like common area with TV, couch, dining table and (almost real) kitchen. Nice change from noisy, party driven hostels. :) Free coffee, tea, drinking water, Chinese cake and fruit. Fast wifi too! Note that room itself is very basic, as mentioned in other reviews. I stayed in dorm room and noticed water dripping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed here for two days and it had a beautiful hallway but the room inside was really basic. That was ok, but there was fungus on the wall and the room smelled bad because of the fungus. The location is really good near the river and it has a nice terras. They also make jummy cakes.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed 3 nights with my partner. The free cake is a lovely touch. Enjoyed the proximity of guest house to old melaka. Very simple, no frills place, but clean. They aim to ensure that communal respect and quiet is respected. And good value for money. Recommended. Note - try to stay further away from the road, as it is loud... More 

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