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Driftwood Guest House

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2.5 of 5
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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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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23 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I came here with my family of 4, Mr Sylvester n May were really hospitable and kind. The facilities they provide are great! The suite is pretty comfortable and great. Overall, no complaints and I gave them full marks. Thank you Driftwood guest house.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

May and Sylvester are excellent hosts. I forgot to call before arriving and they were very nice to take time out to give us some info of the sights. Also we were supposed to meet up with another pair who couldn't find the place. Sylvester was very kind to pick them up. The rooms were very clean and stocked with... More 

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