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“Nice host and good guesthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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Discovery Cafe & Guest House
Ranked #8 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Da Nang, Vietnam
1 review
“Nice host and good guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Last week, I spent 2 days in Melaka and I chose Discovery Guesthouse when I suddenly see it's number at Bus station. After 2 days I knew that I made the right decision.

The host is really nice. Even though in the first sight, I feel scare a little little little bit, but after all, I like him totally. He shares with me interesting stories. He guides me carefully when I ask for his's advice.

Abt the accommodation: It's in the central of city. The room is small but it's clean. The restroom is clean too. Furthermore, you have place to wash and dry your clothes in the sun. I also like the small paper hung around the house to remind you abt the house's rule and others' stuff.

Finally, I highly recommend it for the one who have a small budget and want to have a quiet, clean place to rest after going around the city.

P.s: You have to be in discipline, you shouldn't do not make noise when others are sleeping. If you are kind of naughty boys and girls, it won't bring you good experiences as it brings to me.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The dorm room is at a different location and is a few steps away from the café. The front entrance smells really bad and there were plastic bottles/empty containers kept in the main floor. The owner treats his guests like military trainees and even if the gate requires an access card, he'd still lock it once all guests are in their rooms. Compare first the rates and services offered by other properties in the area before booking!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Great couple of nights here. The rooms were very clean and the guy here, Allan, was extremely helpful and friendly! Highly recommend staying here. The lounge room is very welcoming and comfortable and a great place to chat to others :)

Tip: There are 2 parts to this guesthouse, where the restaurant/cafe is and across the road a minutes walk away - stay across the road!

Stayed July 2014
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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243 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well, what can I say, this guest house is near by almost everywhere in melaka. I mean, it located near by Little India, Jonker Street, and many other tourist spot, everything could be reach by walking in about 5-10 minutes. Also this guest house has an extraordinary staff (Alan) which I really enjoy talking with. The price is cheap, and the room is clean, well organized, the lounge room is comfy.
The only reason why I don't give this guest house 5 star rating is because the management is rude and not friendly. but afterall i've had a great experience satying in this guesthouse and looking forward to visit here again someday

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The hostel and especially the host Alan was great. Heaps of different rooms (AC, fan, dorm, double, etc), very clean facilities and good location for reasonable prices. Alan showed us around so much and made our short stay the best experience possible. 100% recommended!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Bad stay, the pictures they shown in the booking websites are different from what u will stay in.There is actually 2 Discovery cafe guesthouse in melaka.The one with cafe in the first floor ,the rooms are really dirty and not habitable and the staffs are very rude.We were transfered to their other guesthouse ,and the staff name Allen was a very good guy.However,due to the wooden floor layout,noise input was high due to the footsteps.Also,the shared bathroom is small and disgusting.I would suggest one to add a few other bucks and stay in more comfortable stay.

Room Tip: dont stay at the one with cafe on the first floor.there is 2 discovery cafe in melaka btw
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Felt more like being in an army camp than being in a hostel, my friend wanted some water so decided to leave the hostel at around 4am and the guy who works there was not happy..even though they have no curfew! No door in the dorm so anyone staying in the hostel can walk in...strange atmosphere which is pretty much down to the guy working there...I felt like I was being watched by my Father if something went wrong, it was a clean and well organised though!

Room Tip: Go for a private room
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Discovery Cafe & Guest House
Address: 3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Discovery Cafe & Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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