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“Clean, Quiet Location, Great Staff”

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River View Guest House
Ranked #15 of 212 Melaka B&B and Inns
Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet Location, Great Staff”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stayed here in a single room near the road (wouldn't recommend if you don't have ear plugs as street is noisy). Rooms are clean with a/c and well furnished. Shared bathroom is clean but there are a few sugar ants on the walls. The staff are what really make this place amazing: they are more than helpful and even cook dinners once and a while for the guests to join. The second floor has a large open space with chairs and tables. It overlooks the river. Really peaceful and beautiful at night (minus the occasional speedboat/ferry crusing by!).

On a budget, this place is perfect. It's clean, friendly, safe, and well located (just a few minutes walk to the main street and main touristy things to do!). I would definitely stay here again if I ever go back to Melaka.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, USA
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the room number 2 with 3 night stay, the second night was fully bitten by 100 bedbugs, but thought they were Mosquitos! Stay away if you don't like to be bedbugs food. The pictures they out up are real nice but they come get you when you sleep!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManiSarah, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
We would like to advise that the 2 single beds in room no 2 have been thrown away and the room has been completely closed for more than a month now; since the last reviews on Tripadvisor. In fact, we had closed down the whole house between 18-20th March14 for maintenance, demisting and fumigation as extra precaution. Room 2 has not been reopened earlier as we had to wait for the new double bed to be fabricated and delivered from Kuala Lumpur and it arrived only on 8th April.

We did not have any guest stay in that room the whole month of April 2014 as stated in this review as we have not fixed up the room yet but would be doing so soon.

If reviewer is the one who had stayed with us between 19-24/2/14 and whose partner had already reviewed us on 3rd March 2014 on Tripadvisor; then we apologise for the inconvenience once again.

As explained, we are a basic back packer’s accommodation provider with only 9 rooms and a high turnover (only because we are small) and honestly, we did not set out to run a guest house with guest’s having bad experiences. From time to time bedbugs are brought in by travellers unknowingly and we do our best to manage. Thank you. Mani
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The Nicest guesthouse we stayed in after 8 weeks travelling in Asia. The old structures of the house are beautifully renovated (unfortunatly not in the rooms) and the river view balcony is a perfect spot to relax or enjoy a piece of the delicious cakes the owners wife bakes every day. Its for free. as well as coffee, tea and water. A wonderful extra we really apreciated. The shared bathrooms and all common areas are extremly clean and our room was simple but had a very comfortable bed. Definitely a place to come back on a second visit to Malaca!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Have slept there in summer 2011, it was really great. It is situated in an old warehouse in the old citycenter of Melakka. It has inside beautiful wooden floors, also the airco is very good. Atmosphere makes you feel relaxed and calm. A nice balcony with colourful flowers and a nice view over the river. The owner is very kind and helpful, I was sick when I arrived, and there have been cared much about me. Really nice and really recommendable!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

When we first arrive the hostel, the rooms look well maintain and clean. But once I flipped up the blanket, there were strands of hair and dust and dirt under it. Guessed the turnover rate of the hostel rooms were so fast that the host does not have enough time to thoroughly clean the rooms but simply swept the floor clean and arranged the beds neat.
Suspect the sheets were not change since hair and dirt were found under the tucked blanket. The blankets were definitely not changed which is a bad thing since the bed bugs can easily hide in the thick linen and remain hidden and not visible. Only realised I was badly bitten after the end of my 3D2N trip in room 3. It was my first time having such bad experience with beg bugs. Other than me, my two other guy friends were very badly bitten too. In fact, they discovered matured and baby bugs right after sleeping through the first night and got quite a few bites from room 7. Next morning after feedback, they had their rooms changed to room 2 (this was when I saw how the cleaner clean the room for next user. blankets are not change at all. So if infected, the next occupant will get the bug attacks as well.) Rooms were swept and sprayed with possibly the bed bug spray before passing on to my 2 guy friends. Yet, same thing happen. they were badly bitten as well in room 2 (room 2 is situated directly under room 7 so possibly the bugs travelled down.) Other wise the view of the hostel, the toilets, and the host even provides free complimentary cakes and pastry for the travellers.
Other than the bug issue, the stay is wonderful. Price is relatively competitive and location is walkable distance from the famous Jonker street.
If bugs does not bother you at all, this hostel will be a good deal for your travelling stay.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

What a perfect place to spent your holiday. Peaceful place, have a excellent view (straight to melaka river view), good facilities, great people.. this place really make my day. I spent my day with a cup of hot chocolate & cake. The owner will serve you a different cakes everyday. And trust me,the taste was so good♥

  • Stayed March 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wonderful river view, perfect location (in a quiet and central area) and very friendly and warm Malayan staff in the reception. The bathrooms/showers were good and a kitchen is available. Simple and clean rooms.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: River View Guest House
Address: 94 & 96 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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