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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

beautiful lovely accommodation in the midst of the town of Melaka... not your usual boring hotel but yet the full amenities and service are readily available. My friends and I are wowed and we will bring other friends here again.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you're visiting the Portuguese Settlement in Malacca (Melaka) this is the place to stay. It's a mere 5 minute walk from the Portuguese Settlement. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The host & hostess are very helpful with local recommendations. The breakfast is terrific. And the price is right. What more are you looking for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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 June 7, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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