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River View Guest House

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94 & 96, Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a twin room for 3 nights, and it was OK. No frills, just did a job. The bathroom was weirdly just off the communal balcony and didn't have hot water when I used it, and the floors were the creakiest i've ever heard. My stay however was pretty tarnished by a very rude, elderly Italian woman who I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this guesthouse for 2 nights. The location is good and it is clean. We had problems with all the keys. The entrance is only accessible with a keycard. We came home after dinner and it was not working, but there is not always personnel available on the location. After a while another guest opened the door. Next... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days, enjoyed the communal areas overlooking the river. The room we had, No. 6 was spacious with a comfortable bed. None of the rooms overlook the river and the walls are thin but the guesthouse is close to the old town an easy walk to attractions.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Got a great room (couples, ask for 5 or 6, they are big with windows overlooking the street), a/c, BIG comfy bed. Lovely verandah overlooking the river, and a short walk to everything. Free coffee and tea was nice too. One small criticism...smoking being allowed on the balcony. Spoils it for non smokers and fills the whole house with the... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The building is really cool; old school with a deck overlooking the river; very close walking distance to the main town center. But it was impossible to sleep. There was street noise outside all night and the dank room smell was so overpowering with no way to open and air out the room. The air conditioner worked but did not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Disappointed. Booked a twin room but was given two options the first day: 1. to move to another hostel or 2. take a dorm room and a twin would be available the following day Dorm too noisy and no more complementary fruit or cake However, the cleaning lady was very friendly and helpful. I wish her good health.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

River view is a great place to stay if you're looking for cheap place to sty in Melaka. The rooms are spacious with a reasonable standard of cleanliness. The showers/toilets are shared and cleaned regularly. River view has a cafe a few doors away where you can purchase a good reasonably priced breakfast! The location is great,a short walk from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The place feels very rustic, and you're walking distance of Jonker St. and all the other attractions in Melaka (but not too close! It is very quiet), which is great. There's a really beautiful terrace on the second floor and a really cute communal bookshelf which has some cool reading (1990s NatGeo, for example!) for when you're not feeling like... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in June and were overall very impressed. The family who ran the place were lovely, offering helpful advice and renting us bicycles. The communal areas were pretty, with the upstairs bit overlooking the river, and there was free tea, coffee and water which was a nice touch. My one criticism is that there was... More 

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Brittany, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I spent 2 nights in a double room and maee the choice of these GH based on the comments here... The GH is really well located... walking distance to everything... and the view on the river is nice to have... The 2nd and last positif point is the charm of this old house which is well decorated in the common... More 

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