"You are a friend, not a guest", says Gus, owner of Knocknock as I apologised profusely after having embarassingly run out of money (because it is a small cosy set-up, Knocknock does not yet have credit card facilities). The owners' philosophy coupled with their clean, cozy rooms make their tripadvisor ranking a well-deserved one.
At Knocknock home, you basically get a huge room (an entire upper floor with minimal partitions) complete with a dining/lounging area. It's perfect for a families or a group of 4 friends.
But couples may find it helpful to know that Gus also runs "Tiny Knocknock" that will accomodate 2 perfectly. You basically get the keys to your own shophouse room - you head up the tiny stairs on the ground floor where you get a really cosy retro living area and you scoot up the loft ladder to your bed. The rooms are clean and bright. (I like the pillows) There's quite alot of climbing up and down tiny stairs in Tiny, but it adds to the the charm of the room.
Replies are swift. Wi-fi is available throughout the homes - water is complimentary and everywhere is within walking distance. Gus will happily take you around (with no charge) and show you his favourite parts of Malacca. As a solo traveller, I was delighted to find I did not have to miss out too much on malacca food because Gus gamely became my eating companion. (note: show up with him and you get fast-tracked at the coffeeshop queue for Malacca's best chicken rice balls) If you like your travels personal and real - go for it and book at Knocknock.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Knocknock Home,a small cozy vacation home refurbished from an old Pre-World War building in the buffer zone of the Malacca UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in a tranquility corner and yet just a stone's throw away from all the city’s major attraction. You will have the privacy of the entire upper floor with ONE big air-conditioned family room,large living room and spacious shower area with private western toilet. Cable TV, DVD Player, Movies Projector, Mini fridge, Safety Box, Hair Dryer, Water Heater, Desktop Computer are provided. Other amenities include bed linen, towels & toiletries with Complimentary coffee, tea, drinking water, Wi-Fi internet access, bicycle ride and guided walking tour along river side and the historical China town. We ensure you will have a wonderful stay in Knocknock Home: - Your home in the historic town of Malacca. ... more less