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“Great place right on the river, wonderful view, lovely guests & hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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River One Residence
60-62 Jalan Kampung Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 178 Melaka B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Great place right on the river, wonderful view, lovely guests & hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

River One Guest House Melaka - oh what a great place. Just arrived with my little Myvi from Kuala Lumpur, got a parking space in front of the house, got parking tickets from the hosts (one hour RM 0.80, for tomorrow from 8-11). Great hosts, they offered me free dinner! Now sitting on the terrace overlooking the Sungai Melaka (the nice river that roams through the city, where you can do the cruise), assigning reviewers for abstracts for a scientific conference - the free Internet is fast and perfect. Free water and cookies and hot soup on the stove are down there in the kitchen, nice people from all the world around - great!! And my room has a big window, with these old wooden blinds. It is an old house, with high ceilings. I highly recommended this guest house (double room for less than RM 70, January 2013) for your stay in Melaka!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
In fact parking is always a problem during weekend but no worries, just talk to us and we are happy to advise you or even guide you to some good and affordable parking location. Thanks for your feedback, cheers!!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The guest house had a perfect location near the centre, the rooms were clean and quiet. we have never seen such a friendly staff. Thank you for making our stay in melaka really great! Greetings from the austrian's :-)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi to our beloved Austrian guest, thank you! Thank you for being the first to put up a review in 2013 and thank you for appreciating our place and staff. Most importantly, we are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay in Melaka. May your next destination and experience be just as enjoyable as this one, Cheers!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Located in the middle of Melaka's historic Chinatown, River One Residence is near to major attractions in Melaka City. I am impressed with the friendly and excellent services rendered by the staff. The hostel gives me a homely feel.

Although simple, the rooms are clean and comfortable, with air-conditioning and WIFI access. Heated water is also available for all 6 shared bathrooms/restrooms. The environment is open, bright and airy. The kitchen is open to all guest and guest can interact with each other at the guest lounge on the 2nd floor, overlooking the scenic Melaka River.

Being near to 2 vegetarian outlets, it is also a great place for vegetarians to stay. I would strongly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a getaway at Melaka,

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the 2nd floor for a quiet rest as there will be less traffic.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Your pointer on vegetarian restaurants will benefits all other travelers. I will make it a point to include the restaurants in our map. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay at our humble place. Thank you very very much and looking forward to having you with us in near future. Happy New Year!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

I could stay peaceful and lovely with wonderful staff. :)
They were so kind, helped me a lot!
If I have a chance going back to Malaca, I d love to stay this guest-house for sure. ;)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 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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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Are you the Yumi from Shibuya, Tokyo? I maybe wrong..... but one thing for sure, we at River One Residence are happy to learn that we were able to help you in any way. Thank you for your kind words and we would definitely welcome you back in an open arm! Merry X'mas and Happy New Year!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Like:
Clean room, kitchen and shared bathroom
Great location to attactrive places: Jonker Street, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Melaka River and nice surrounding
Friendly & helpful Staff
Freebies: Cream crackers, coffee and tea making facilitiy

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi Hi to our guest from Vietnam,,,thank you very much for your compliments, we are flattered but we like it ...hahahaha.. That itself is an early Christmas present to us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Wonderful place, friendly personnels, i love the view frm window... But just A bit noisy due to Melaka river cruise activity along the Melaka River especially at nite time. Plus, free cream crackers , coffee, n tea making facility hahahaha.....

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hahaha..sometimes I was confused too when the river taxi cruises by, I though it was raining heavily...but soon I just get used to it and becomes a soothing lullaby...
Thank you for your review! Merry Christmas!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

River One Residence is very accessible to Jonker Walk. I also enjoyed the view of the Melaka River while sipping free coffee. The owner, Kong, was also very helpful in finding a shorter route going back to Melaka Sentral -- no need to wait for Bus No 17. From River One Residence, walk along the easement of Melaka River (alternatively, you can walk at Jalan Kampung Hulu) then head towards Jalan Hang Tuah. There's a bus stop in front of Pejabat Daerah Melaka Tengah. From the stop, you can take the bus going to Melaka Sentral.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi Hi, thank you for sharing the bus info and appreciate your review greatly. Looking forward to seeing you again!
For those who have big luggages, you may want to consider taking a taxi instead. Talk to us and we shall assist you in any way we can, Cheers!
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Address: 60-62 Jalan Kampung Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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