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“Worth your while!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sunflower House
No. 57, Jalan PJ 1,Taman Pertam Jaya | Padang Temu, Melaka 75050, Malaysia (Formerly One Residence Stay)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Kuala Lumpur
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Worth your while!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Got this unit via a voucher promotion. It was really a steal. We have 8 pax so it was just perfect for our group. It was slightly tricky getting to this place due to the weird fork roads to get to Jalan Parasmewara but once you find your bearings, it's actually quite convenient. Location is NOT a problem if you have a car.

Back to the house. There are 4 rooms, 1 downstairs which is a twin bedder. 3 rooms upstairs, 1 master bedroom with super king size bed and thecother 2 twins. all rooms have ensuite bathrooms. All rooms with aircons n the lounge downstairs also fully air conditioned. on top of that, they have ceiling fans as well if u don't like aircons. Rooms are really spacious and the master bedroom is quite huge. Can put in at least 4 mattresses on the floor if required!

Although sparsely furnished, the house is adequately furnished. Beds are comfortable but most important, the house is clean and has a fresh smell. Must be due to the high ceiling! There is a sink and work bench in the kitchen. Full cutlery and crokery are provided. Coffee & tea & biscuits provided too. Kettle provided.

Other amenities available are a TV with selected Astro channels, a washing macine and a hairdryer. All rooms have towels and bathroom has the 2 in 1 shampoo/bath gel.

We have free wifi access and also free breakfast. Breakfast is delivered to the house (btw, the house is run by Sunflower Hotel across the road. If you do not have a big group, the hotel is a great choice. Very reasonable and clean (fm observation). You would need to check in to the house at the reception desk of Sunflower Hotel. Don't expect too much for breakfast. You can top up with snacks or other food stuff packed from town. The house has a microwave for warming food but no other cooking facilities like stove or gas. Understand can rent a stove and gas from the reception.

For night activities, can play mahjong or carrom. Tables and game sets are provided for free. Those who do not like to venture out to town can also book BBQ sets (including food for grilling) at RM35 per pax. The ingredients and equipment will be delivered to the house. It is really ideal if you want to hold a party with family or friends.

We enjoyed our stay and the kids (young adults n teens) were happy with the house and they are a hard bunch to please so enough said!!!

Room Tip: If you have a bigger group, you are able to book adjoining houses!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The decision to stay here was because all our regular hotels are booked when we decided on the trip. We went by the reviews posted and was surprisingly pleased with the choice.

Depending on the purpose of your visit and if you are travelling with a bunch of friends or extended family, this is a great option. It isn't exactly near tourist spots, unless you drive. But the accommodation provided is superb. Everyone is under one roof, the place is clean, sufficiently equipped with a washer, medium-sized refridgerator, kettle and a stove (if you want to cook, you will need to purchase gas tank). Every room has an ensuite bathroom. Most importantly, it is relatively safe as the location is amongst residential estate. There're amenities like provision shops, massage place, food and bakery within easy reach.

I ordered in a BBQ Package and our family of 6 Adults and 4 children BBQ at the courtyard, it was more than enough food!

Service is prompt.

Downside is mosquitoes, as the end of this stretch of Residences is a piece of land preparing to be developed, there is a swamp, mosquitoes are breeding there. So lots of mossies in the house. You really need to keep the house door and windows closed at all times.

Would return again only if travelling in group. Individual stays would be better off in a regular hotel and with pool facilities to entertain the children.

Room Tip: They're the same, choose a unit away from the vacant land.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I been to most Homestay and this is the best ever. Free wifi . Whole house aircondition . Its very clean . Definately will come again if coming to melaka for vacation. And I got to know that this place is one of the top 3 Homestay in malaysia. Wow...

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Not a bad place, though a bit far from town. Breakfast not very fantastic. Place quiet, can park 2 cars. Only problem is many Mosquitos. Inside all the rooms and living rooms. If can spray or install mosquito trap would be better. Note have to check in at Sunflower hotel. Not the one in the map.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We rented one of the town houses. The place is very basic, however it is clean. We did have a problem with the toilet running all night. The breakfast is not the best.
We all got bitten by mosquito during the night. So bring some insect repellent.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visit Melaka every year during Chinese New Year and this time we staying at One Residence Melaka for our family with 4 room (3 bedroom with attached bathroom at 1st floor and 1 bedroom at ground floor). So the double storey house can cater for 4 couples with 1 double bedroom and 3 single bedrooms.

Here some tips on the route using Lebuh AMJ, If you are coming from the city center passing Semabuk then you need to make a U-turn at the traffic lights. Keep to the left after the U-turn and you will see ESSO station on your left before you see the Pertam Jaya signage as there are no traffic lights to the housing area.

Here is my review on One Residence: -

Hotel Environment: The environment is basically a double storey suitable for family of 8. They provide baby cots for my 7 months baby with convenient. Take note, It is not a resort type of environment.

Around the hotel: There isn’t much around the residence as it is a new development and lots of new shops and it is far away from the city center near Ujong Pasir. It is only suitable for family or friends with cars.

Hotel Service & Staff: Since it is a housing area and residence, there isn’t much services from the hotel except there are breakfast provided where it served sandwiches, potatoes, egg scramble and fried meehoon. For those that stay more than 2 nights may need to call the reception for housekeeping if needed. They only come at 4pm for my housekeeping on the living hall and 1 bedroom on the ground floor.

Room Comfort: Room is pretty normal and acceptable with attached bathroom. Nothing fancy!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The house is very clean and the rooms are spacious...there's a fridge, microwave and even a washing machine in the house. Breakfast were provided but nothing fancy. We enjoyed our stay. I will come back again.

Room Tip: The MB is very big!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 57, Jalan PJ 1,Taman Pertam Jaya | Padang Temu, Melaka 75050, Malaysia (Formerly One Residence Stay)
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Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great value, Great location and peaceful environment can be found in this house. The house is Clean and spacious with four bedrooms and bathrooms attached to each room, suitable for family or friends gathering. It is located within the heart of Malacca, 5 km from the city not far from tourist attractions. Spend your day sightseeing in cultural attractions and shopping in antique shops or just relax in the house and enjoy your own barbeque dinner ... more   less 
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