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Old Town Guesthouse
119, Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000 , Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 178 Melaka B&B and Inns
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The owner of the place is really helpful and happily introducing local specialities. The place is clean, rooms are quite wide and two lounges offer plenty space for all quests. Location is very good if you want to be a little bit outside from touristic areas, but still a small walk away for going sightseeing.

Best wishes from Estonia!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I've stayed in this guesthouse for 3 nights. I find the location very good, about 10 min. walking distance from the old town of Melaka with the major sightseeings and the river. Around the guesthouse there are local restaurants where you can eat cheap and good. The rooms are clean and you have the option with private or shared bathroom. A simple breakfast (toast and jam) is included in the price and tea & coffee is available throughout the day. Free & fast Wifi connection. The owner is now Chua, he's very friendly and can help you arranging bustickets. You can ask him anything you want. He has maps of the town available, there's a small library in the house that you can use. All in all, a guesthouse that gives you value for your money, warmly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I can only agree with other reviewers - highly recommended. Old Town Guesthouse is very clean, very friendly, very spacious and very affordable. We stayed 4 nights in an air conditioned 3 bed room using the shared toilets and showers, and appreciated the large size of the room compared to other places we stayed in Malaysia and Singapore.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and were satisfied with every aspect of this guesthouse. It is clean, friendly has a good location and is cheap. Absolutely recommend this place to anyone planning to stay in Melaka

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Spent three nights in this guesthouse -- actually I felt like a guest to a happy family instead of a client in a guesthouse! Christophe and his Malaysian-Chinese wife are friendly and helpful. Once arrived, they gave me a map and explained all the stuff I need to know about Melaka. The map was small but very handy and useful. They keep the house very clean: I always saw Christophe holding his baby son with one hand, and another hand mopping the floor!

The location is great. Although it is close to the Red House (about 10 minute walk), it is not located in a touristy area. It is located in the local Chinese residential area, with a market and food stall in the opposite. So you can really experience the local life by staying there. I enjoyed having breakfast in the Chinese food stall --the guesthouse does provide breakfast, but it is more fun to have breakfast with local people!

Melaka is a nice place, and I will certainly go back and stay in the Old Town Guesthouse again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have spent here 3 nights, and it has been a pleasure!

A young couple run this quite place, where their well educated children play. You feel like if you were at home. The atmosphere is very friendly and familiar, they are also very nice and helpful. For example they arranged our bus tickets to Singapore, and provide every information we request.

The rooms are diferent size but for sure everybody will find its own, ours was very spacious with a big mattress. The living room and the kitchen (separeted) are both quite big, there is a fridge for guests and the internet works perfectly!

I do recommend this place to everybody! It is also very good valuable, since it´s one of the cheapest in town.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massa, Italy
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11 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

i've been at old town 3 yrs ago,and i was back now in october.. in 3 yrs nothing has changed..it's still a peaceful and nice guest house, clean, with free coffe, tea, water and breakfast..and of course: WIFI.
the owners are polite and willing to help you, and they have 2 lovely children, so when you are there you can feel like at home and not in a cold guest house where you get smile just for business.
if outside it's raining you wont complain to stay in the living room reading your book or talking with other guest.
i really raccomend this guest house for your visit in malacca.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Old Town Guesthouse

Address: 119, Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Old Town Guesthouse, a place where you can feel at home. We’re a budget guesthouse with charm and we are one of the cheapest options because we don’t have staff – we do everything ourselves. Our home is your home – come sit back, relax, and join us for a cup of coffee. ... more   less 
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