We chose Oriental Riverside because of the great reviews and were not disappointed. The guesthouse is not luxurious, but very well kept, clean and just plain nice. The thing that makes the guesthouse extraordinary is the location (about 2 min walk to jonker street, 5-10 min to old town and 10-15 min to the megamall) and the owners who really did all they could to make our stay the most pleasant one.
The place is run by a couple who also stay at the house. There's no real breakfast,but crackers, coffee and tee is available all day. This was quite fine since there's a great little restaurant 1 min away (mama's) which served breakfast for 3.5RM - and the portions are quite big. There's also a small shop next door.
The moment we walked in we felt welcomed. When we got sick, the owner asked if he could drive us to the hospital and when we declined and found we didn't have money for the taxi he actually offered to loan us some! We were so well looked after and informed of the city it was amazing.
And Melaka? The most beautiful small city in Malesia we've been to. The riverside is just gorgeous, especially at night time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oriental Residence is a charming riverside guesthouse overlooking Melaka River set in an elegantly restored pre-war building built in 1933. Situated at the core of the "UNESCO World Heritage Zone" on the bustling narrow streets of Old Chinatown by the river, with tourist attractions, art galleries, antique shops, craftsmen and traders at its doorstep, it allows its guest to be close to the community yet manages to maintain and atmosphere of Peace and Tranquility. ... more less
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