You only have to think of the bleak and/or grubby hotel rooms so often proposed to travellers (in Malaysia and elsewhere) to realize what a brilliant place this is. The River View does indeed overlook the river and is one of the most pleasant budget guest houses in this part of the world. Fully half of the old Chinese shop house is taken up by common areas and lounge space. I first visited last year and some improvements have been made, including a new riverfront deck and garden in the back. This is great at night when the seabreeze travels up the river and makes sitting out there a delight.
Owners Raymond and Mani, a couple from KL, are bright, caring and generous with information and homemade biscuits. (How many guest houses smell of choc-chip biscuits fresh out of the oven?) Be nice to them, please. The place is usually full, so reservations are essential.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- River View Guest House Hotel Melaka