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Emily Travellers' Home
Ranked #3 of 211 Melaka B&B and Inns
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Very relaxing and quiet”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

We stayed there two nights with my friends (we were 6) and we spend a wonderful time, the guest house is very cheap, and it is located at only 5 minuts walk from the historical center.
The host is very nice and silenceshould be observed after 10pm.
We could visit all the city just by walking, (we didn't need to take a cab) the owner gives very good advice and it's very safe even in the middle of the night.
If one day I come back to Melaka this guesthouse is where I will sleep.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Emily's is the most relaxing guesthouse you can find in all of Malaysia. The guesthouse has a beautiful garden with a bunny hopping around, a pond with fish swiming in it and the most chill-out common area we've seen in all of asia. The staff is super friendly and you'll feel at home the minute you'll step in. The rooms are very basic but clean and the beds are comfortable. The shared bathrooms are clean and there are showers that feel, as if you where standing in the middle of a rainforest - absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately there's no WiFi or internect corner at the guesthouse and even electricity plugs are scarce: but that will just help you, get a little more relaxed... The guesthouse is a little off the tourist center, but just 5 minutes walk will get you to the colonial center, another 5 minutes to chinatown. The bus from the main but terminal stops conveniently directly in front of the guesthouse.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hiroshima, Japan
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

I stayed here for a few nights. Sure, the facilities are basic, but they are clean and quite adequate. The doors remain locked which means you and your valuables are safe. The hosts are very friendly and make you feel at home. I had a wonderful time there. If you want luxury, then, sure, pay a lot of money, but if you are looking for friendly, clean budget accommodation, then this is the place!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Sofia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2010

I just swant to make justice to all traveleers, misled by Lonely Planet book...this is a very very basic place, no warm water, no power in the rooms, very rustic...the guy working there is friendly and very honest (no big sales talk)...at the end we found cheaper and "nicer" (hardly nice for melaka) places much closer to the activities...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

It took an age to find Emily’s, but once found it was nice. Very cheap, so great for backpackers, and a nice relaxed atmosphere and a lovely tropical garden to relax in. Quite a bit of noise from the street, during the night -- so if you are a light sleeper then perhaps it is not for you. The rooms were sparse and the sheets a bit threadbare, but the bedrooms, bathrooms and other areas were kept clean and were perfectly serviceable. Importantly, I found the two brothers who run Emily’s to be laid back, welcoming, knowledgeable, trustworthy and helpful.

Overall, I would recommend it to back packers and those wanting somewhere cheap to stay -- having been years since I back packed, it was a nice place to begin reintroduction to this form of travelling!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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KL
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Reviewed March 14, 2010

Having spent an hour looking for the place we gave up and booked in somewhere else. The next day we were determined to find it and wondered why we even bothered!

On arrival we rang the bell as all doors were closed and locked and was met by a rather sleepy host who basically refused to show us a room and said we should come back with our bags the next day . In all 5 months of traveling through SE Asia, never have we been refused to be shown a room!

There was no way we were going to check out of our current place and trek from one side of the town to the other, just to be shown a room! So they lost what could have been potential business, as we stayed where we were!

He told us that the phone number in the book was wrong, and having looked them up on the net and seeing that there map location was wrong, and the fact that the tourist information centre in town there had never even heard of them when we enquired, I am wondering if they actually want to build a good reputation and business at all! Get your act together Emily's!!!

Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2010

we stayed 4 nights at Emily and it was one of our favorites in our 5 months-trip.
Malik and Jay welcomed us at the entrance, they showed us our room ( we had booked a double-bed room with private bathroom, which is not especially necessary as they offer 2 "jungle showers" next to the living room, which are really great!) and offered us to sit in the living room with a tea. They are not arrogant at all, they have a particular philosophy, which is to welcome only budget travellers, and not the people who are in holidays for one weekend... It is their choice, and they explain it very frankly and clearly, maybe it is why some people might have been hurt with this "rule".
anyway, the price is very cheap, we paid 48rm a night with tea and coffee all the day and breakfast included. It is so cheap, don t expect a level of service as in a 5 stars. The 2 brothers are so nice, they inform you about all the nice things to see and to do during your stay, they have a service of laundry, and the location is great, in a wonderful garden, perfect to cover the noise of the street. it is then a very quiet place.
something else: we discovered a small food court in the street of Emily, 300 meters on the left of the house, and we ate the best chicken satay and fried rice of our trip, for less than 1 euro for 2 people!!! you can take away and eat it in the living room while chatting with the others travellers and the 2 wonderful hosts, as we did. We will never forget this place, zen and peaceful.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Emily Travellers' Home
Address: 71 Jalan Parameswara, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #3 of 211 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Melaka City is a sanctuary called Emily Travellers' Home. An old heritage building with rustic charm & a relaxed ambience. Within the walls of Emily, sits a quaint oasis - enchanted garden with streaming water welcoming you to a tranquil feeling. Amongst the lush flora & fauna creating that positive energy, peacefulness & privacy - a great simple place for weary travellers to rest & energise. With our warm & humble hospitality experience you can't help but feeling simply like "home away from home". At Emily Travellers' Home, you COME AS A GUEST, LEAVE AS A FRIEND. ... more   less 
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