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Driftwood Guest House

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39, Lorong 2, Jalan Haji Pitchay | Jalan Ujong Pasir, Melaka 75050, Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in this guesthouse while we were in Melaka. The staff was extremely friendly and made you feel at home right away. Location is nearby the Portugese settlement, which is nice. While we were there, a festival was going on and you could light up some wishing balloons. Would stay here again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have nothing but good words to say about Driftwood. It is a charming guesthouse full of lovely little touches that make you feel at home. The room is comfy and full of character. Ours included a balcony that looked out onto the family oriented street. The owners, May and Sylvester, went out of there way to give us advice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well, I would give this place four and a half if I could! The location, in a quiet "suburban" street is not glamorous, there is no view or obvious local attraction, and it's a bit out of the "centre" of Malacca. Perhaps there are some cheaper options as well. To counter those minor criticisms, I can confirm that May and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed only one night but found the hosts to be a lovely friendly family . Rooms and whole place spotlessly clean as was the linen etc A lovely and unusual breakfast was prepared for us by our hostess.Home baked Walnut bread with coconut jam and other goodies . They went out of their way to be informative and helpful. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We booked on to the strength of the reviews and ratings...... all of them are true so will not repeat them here. Certainly May could not have tried harder to help us enjoy our stay. We were particularly impressed with the comfort and quality of the bedding and towels. The wifi connection was very good too. We have not stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

First I would say our experience with Driftwood was totally different from our other stays. This was an unique experience for us. I have been to number of places in Malaysia, I always read online reviews before selecting a place to stay. I can say confidently that even the best hotel has its own share of criticism. When I was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I decided to book Driftwood based on reviews by other TripAdvisors. During our stay, we found that everything mentioned are true: - Friendly & helpful hosts - Clean house & room, including bathroom - Helpful info - Lots of amenities, comparable to nice-hotel standard - Good location (not in Jonker, but just minutes for us to drive there) For us,... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stayed here for 4D3N with my partner. May and Sylvester are very hospitable and generous to share with us the travel information once we reached there. They were great when they willing to take us to the places nearby in the morning if we are heading to the same destination.We stayed in a clean and large Carribean themed room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stayed here with my wife and 18 month old daugther for 2 nights 8-9 Nov. We can highly recommend Driftwood as a base for you explorations of Melaka. The only thing is that you would really need to have a car if you do. The main area tourist area of Melaka is about a 10 min drive away. The place... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was a bit difficult to find the guesthouse but we had only a map of Malaysia with us in our rental car. On the date of arrival it was already night and heavily raining, so it was on top difficult to find the guesthouse. As we arrived we had a very nice and warm welcome of May and Sylvester.... More 

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