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The Baba House

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in the baba house during national day, and I personally feel this is the place for you if you need a place just to sleep. For your reference 1. Situated at Jonker street itself. Just walking distance to many of the main attractive areas ( Shops, bars, malls etc) 2. The hotels with classic design which makes you get... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the overall atmosphere of the Baba House, very cultural and comfy. Location wise is also very convenient for tourist and lookabout. Staff are helpful thanks for the wonderful experience. would be nice with more lights

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at this hotel about 15 years ago. At that time it was small and charming. Stayed recently in July 2014 and it seems like the rooms have not been upgraded or updated for the past 15 years. It feels like a very old and tired hotel. The biggest complaint is the air conditioning which took about one hour... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed here last week, and I personally feel this is the place for you if you need a place just to sleep. Pros 1. Situated at Jonker street itself. Just walking distance to many of the main attractive areas ( Shops, bars, malls etc) 2. Classic design of the hotel itself which makes you get a touch of the Peranakan... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the first boutique hotels in Melaka, you are greeted by a helpful receptionist amidst a Peranakan-themed lobby. The ground floor is grand, intricately decorated and a sight to behold. Much attention is put in the decor, down to the last detail. Many tourists would just come in just for a few snaps. The location is superb, with many... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The rooms at the Baba House are so drab and depressing. As much as I don't like to hang out in lobbies, I spent my time reading in the lobby just to avoid the dreariness of my room. PROS: Good sight-seeing location in old Melaka. Old Melaka is small enough that any lodging within it is in a good location.... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The hotel provides all the basic services you need for a comfortable stay. The location is excellent and everything is within walking distance. The room was clean but needs a bit of a "facelift". The breakfast was very basic but there are cafes' nearby if you need a good coffee. It gives reasonable value for money for Melaka.

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Kuala Lumpur
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28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were used to stars rated hotel accomodations in Melaka and had stayed in almost all 5 stars hotels there. My son recommended that we go for a change this time round, as he cherished the atmosphere and food that can be found in Jonker Walk. The Baba House is located at the adjacent road with Jonker Walk, which is... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

antique and magnifique. this hotel is one of heritage site in Malacca. it may look old and vintage, but they made some renovation to facelift the interior. and one more thing, they had elevator to help you carry those luggage to the upstairs :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We took a superior KING room on May 17. 1. No fridge in the room 2. Toilet door opens out and will hit the person using wash basin 3. TV with no remote control 4. (last day) the door didnt lock after closing door (staff said battery weakening) 5. Breakfast is anything but nyonya - fried bee hoon, super dilute... More

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Address: 125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Baba House 3*
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