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“Worth it for the view but don't expect breakfast!”

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River View Guest House
Ranked #16 of 220 Melaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Overall the guest house is very nice. The balcony overlooking the river is a very peaceful place to chill out and made it worthwhile for us.
I came here with 3 other people and I personally didn't see the owner the whole time we were here (3 nights) we got a free upgrade to the room just on the balcony and it was lovely. Beds are comfy, room was clean and secure and air con was definitely a treat and well needed!
Showers/toilets were fine and cleaned daily.
Of the 3 days we were there we only had breakfast once as the other days the bread ran out. (only half a loaf is left out so unless your up before 8am its all gone) also the fresh cake that the owner normally puts out was only available on our first day which was a big disappointment as it was delicious! We craved it everyday after that! Free tea/coffee and fruit also a bonus and a nice touch.
Location is great, less than 5mins from everything it was nice to be on the river but slightly away from the noise and conjestion of the main tourist streets.
Would highly recommend staying here - but book in advance as they fill up quick, especially at weekends!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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ManiSarah, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

We thank guest for the lovely review but just wanted to point out that we do not provide breakfast as all. We do sometimes leave food out on the dining table for guest's if time permits for some baking. Thank you. Mani

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed in this guesthouse for two nights; my room total was RM 110. The guest house is excellently located, overlooking the river at the back, and a busy shophouse street at the front. Individual rooms are on the first floor; there is a pleasant terrace. Cooking facilities are on the ground floor, with free tea, coffee, fruit and cake provided. Rooms were comfortable and more than adequate. The owner was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

A possible problem showed itself with one of our rooms after our departure.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank saffronsBournemouth
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I totally loved this place will definitely be back again, it was soo magical and the owners are generally warm and lovely and there is different home made cakes everyday.

If you are looking for a place to getaway disconnect and just walking distance from the busiest street in town jonkers this is ur place

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Yasminek85253
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Beautiful decor with quality interior.
Wonderful atmosphere with old wooden steps, solid walls and high ceilings!
Amazing location - right next to the river!

Every morning a delicious surprise awaits you in the kitchen - we had banana bread, muffins and guava tart...on 3 different mornings of course ;)

We had toast, butter, jam and our muffins with a delicious cup of tea (all provided by them - we just put it all together) for breakfast next to the river! ;)

The management is of excellent standard and they are thorough in where to go and what to see.

Cleanliness is of high regard and they put great effort into keeping the place of high standard!

ENJOY!

Lindri S

Room Tip: Book in advance... They fill up VERY quickly! ;)
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lindri S
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

In an excellent location (right by the river, as the name suggests, and a couple of minutes from Jonker Street), the River View Guesthouse is everything a guesthouse should be: clean, friendly, welcoming, and in a lovely old building. The upstairs rooms are large and airy, with efficient air conditioning, and there is a breezy, plant-filled terrace for watching the sunset. The hosts, Raymond and Mani are helpful and full of information, and they put out delicious free home-made bread and cake in the kitchen every day. A really homely and beautiful place.

Room Tip: Room 9, where I stayed, is very large and right on the terrace.
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Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
Thank ColinCJ
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great location and excellent value. Full of atmosphere, the guesthouse comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, and several lounge areas. In particular there is a great terrace with views onto the river and surrounds. The hosts, Raymond and Mani, are friendly and very helpful, providing comprehensive tips and help if necessary. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Nice room with great balcony and riverside terrace.
Very helpful and friendly owner and good location, 5mins to Jonker street. Shop virtually next door. Well equipped kitchen with free fruit.
Room was quite dark as the window was facing the alley.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about River View Guest House

Address: 94 & 96 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: $10 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guest house offers accommodation in comfortable twin or double divan bedded rooms with fan and common bathrooms (hot & cold shower) for up to 14 guests. All rooms have windows. Towels are provided for guest use. There is a sitting, tv and dining area with a kitchen for light cooking. Drinking water, coffee & tea is provided complimentary. The first floor terrace has a magnificent view of the Melaka River. ... more   less 
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