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Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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Nice, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went there around noon to by bus ticket + taxi for the next day. The guy explained us everything and seemed serious and honest (he told us the true price of the ticket + the extra 7 RM that he takes). We were told to come back at 5 pm to collect our tickets, but they didn't buy them... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place to chill during the day. Classic rock and a constant breeze equal an awesome vibe in a cool setting. The local dishes are very good and a decent size. The staff are friendly and efficient. The Guest House also resells bus tickets if you are looking for a bit of convenience.

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Thank Hacb86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We found out that the discovery cafe is the only bus ticket reseller in town. Otherwise you have to drive to sentral bus station to get to the bus ticket counters. They helped us very quickly and were very friendly. We could pick the tickets up after 7pm at the reception desk.

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Mt Beauty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We used John to book our return to Singapore from Melaka. His advice and the service he provided were excellent. He also had a lot of good advice on things to do, places to eat and drink, and places to stay (next trip). Highly recomend Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse (we didn't use the accom,as we were already booked in elsewhere)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Location: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 (for what you pay of course) Staff politeness: 5/5 (John is great) Stayed here last month during my solo trip to Melaka. My experience was very good. I took the shared dorm. Rooms and clean and good for what you pay. They also provide breakfast - basic, but its included. There's an indian restaurant just opposite... More 

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jogja
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Probably the most famous hostel in Melaka. Quality is just fair. Receptionist opens only from 9 am, so you have to wait if you arrive early in the morning. The room was fair with some mosquitoes. We got a room on the building opposite the discovery cafe, so it was more quiet and nicer to sleep in. The reception sell... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately stayed here for a night in a double room. We booked based on the great trip advisor reviews but I just do not understand what people are thinking!! We are backpackers and always stay in hostels but this was one of the worst. Apart from the great location, everything else needs majorly improving. The room was disgusting, not clean... More 

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NCL / KUL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We are far too 'old' for the guesthouse scene but nevertheless, we dropped in for a thirst quencher one evening. Relaxed ambience, wasn't busy at all then. Alcohol (non-beer) is not the cheapest. The young lady who manned the till was a sweetie. A laid-back kind of place which was not a bad thing at all.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Good place on a busy junction thats perfect for people watching, and they sell 12% alcohol beer ( it's really cheap for Asia) they serve food as well although I didn't have any it looked and smelt great

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

After walk around on the sunny for a few hours. We found this place quite windy. We stop by and order fresh lime juice which came with a lot of seeds in the bottom of the glass. My attempt to try nyonya laksa was blown.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Discovery Cafe & Guest House

Address: 3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $11 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Discovery Cafe & Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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