we stayed 4 nights at Emily and it was one of our favorites in our 5 months-trip.
Malik and Jay welcomed us at the entrance, they showed us our room ( we had booked a double-bed room with private bathroom, which is not especially necessary as they offer 2 "jungle showers" next to the living room, which are really great!) and offered us to sit in the living room with a tea. They are not arrogant at all, they have a particular philosophy, which is to welcome only budget travellers, and not the people who are in holidays for one weekend... It is their choice, and they explain it very frankly and clearly, maybe it is why some people might have been hurt with this "rule".
anyway, the price is very cheap, we paid 48rm a night with tea and coffee all the day and breakfast included. It is so cheap, don t expect a level of service as in a 5 stars. The 2 brothers are so nice, they inform you about all the nice things to see and to do during your stay, they have a service of laundry, and the location is great, in a wonderful garden, perfect to cover the noise of the street. it is then a very quiet place.
something else: we discovered a small food court in the street of Emily, 300 meters on the left of the house, and we ate the best chicken satay and fried rice of our trip, for less than 1 euro for 2 people!!! you can take away and eat it in the living room while chatting with the others travellers and the 2 wonderful hosts, as we did. We will never forget this place, zen and peaceful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Melaka City is a sanctuary called Emily Travellers' Home. An old heritage building with rustic charm & a relaxed ambience. Within the walls of Emily, sits a quaint oasis - enchanted garden with streaming water welcoming you to a tranquil feeling. Amongst the lush flora & fauna creating that positive energy, peacefulness & privacy - a great simple place for weary travellers to rest & energise. With our warm & humble hospitality experience you can't help but feeling simply like "home away from home". At Emily Travellers' Home, you COME AS A GUEST, LEAVE AS A FRIEND. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Emily Travellers` Home Hotel Melaka