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“Nice place, but noisy during the weekends” 3 of 5 stars
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Tang House
80-1 Jalan Tokong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #22 of 184 Melaka B&B and Inns
veldhoven
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53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Nice place, but noisy during the weekends”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

We decided to stay in Tang House after we'd discovered their website. The building looks quite charming, and the rooms seemed to be OK, and it was very affordable after all. We contacted through the internet, and the reservation was made. Mrs Tang even promised us "discount", as we wanted to stay 3 nights! So, after a long flight, and a long ride from the airport, we finally arrived in Malaka. The driver had trouble in finding it, and we were driving around in circles because of the one way streets. We decided to walk the last part, and so we arrived.
Then we discovered that one of the rooms we reserved was still in use. So another tiny matress was put on the ground for me with the 3 children, and my husband was offered a single room for the night. Actually not quite a good start.
We were tired, and we wanted to go early to bed, but then, early evening there was a loud karaoke at the podium at the entrance at Jonker Walk, right in front of our rooms. Karaoke, how I hate this kind of entertainment.
On the website of course not a word of this podium right in front of Tnag House, but be prepared to loud noise every friday, saturday and sunday. The good part was, that it always stopped at 22.30 thanks god!
The next day we got the 2 rooms we made the reservation for, so that was good. The beds are big matresses on the floor. There's also a small hanger for clothes, and a airconditioning, but that's all you've got to deal with. Actually you don't need anything more. Towels are provided when you ask for them.
Toilets and showers (2 bathrooms) are shared and kept clean. There's also a balcony on the first floor, and a hammock in which you can relax. On the ground level are a seating area and 2 computers for common use. Internet for free, and that's a good thing. There's also free wifi. Breakfast included in the price, which is very basic but enough.
Owners are a very friendly chinese family, very willing to help you.
The discount that was promised by mail was very limited; only 10 ringgit off a bill of 360 ringgit, wow!! But their son was very helpfull, he drove our family of 5 to the busstation. Later on-we were in Borneo already- we discovered that we've left some swimmingpants of our boys on the balcony. The son arranged to send them by mail to our guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur. Thumbs up for this service!
Overall it's a very nice place to stay, espacially when you a travelling on a low budget. The building is very charming with wooden floors, the location is super, and the people are very nice.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

The location of this place is really great,it is just located along the most famous street of Malacca,Jonker Street. The house is run by a Chinese family and they are very nice and friendly.The bedroom and the shared bathroom is clean indeed.There are also 2 computers at downstairs with internet access for using.Moreover,a simple breakfast will be provided for the hostel's guest in the morning.However,the only downside is you might have some difficulties when sleeping at night as the boss is always scolding the pity maid and the wooden flooring also produces a lot of noise whenever people pass by your room.
Anyway,it worth every cent for those who are looking for a cheap,clean and comfortable place for staying.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

4 June 2010
We were not able to stay there because they were fully booked, however we were helped to find last minute alternative accommodation.
We went to visit Tang family later afternoon, and were offered the use of their internet facility, free of charge ! Mrs Tang understand the needs of travellers to make what ever travel arrangement ie onward travel or contacting friends and family.........
we went there the next day morning for breakfast.
We were offered a set of coffee/tea, mee / beehoon, or egg burger or egg boiled, fried or scrambled and toasts. for the value of RM 3.50
They also cater for walk in travellers.
You can stay and trust this Tang family operation, in the middle of old town.
http://www.tanghouse.com.my/index.html

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 80-1 Jalan Tokong, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #22 of 184 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
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Number of rooms: 7
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