With the delays of our Sg-Melaka trip and the circumstances we encountered on the way, it was a frustrating anticipation when we arrived at Melaka. My Dad, being the more frequent traveller was wondering why we haven't booked at a hotel upon seeing the place. He was looking for the usual lobby, reception , cafe and the usual amenities of a hotel. However, we were welcomed warmly by Gus and Gus. It was a totally different experience. First, the beds were big. The bath was big and extraordinary. You would think that the dvd-projector was out-of-place. But you'd wonder how it fit just right. It was the highlight of our relaxed evening as we watched 'Music and Lyrics'. Personally, it was a feast of my (slightly) artistic side. I have repeatedly looked at reviews and photos for months. But it gave me a warmer feeling when I was there (aside from the lemongrass scent I loved so much when we entered the place). Being an architect, it felt like seeing the Petronas Towers in person for the first time. I don't know any other way to describe it. The best thing about it was that my whole family seemed to have the same emotions I had when we had to leave Knocknock for Singapore. And kinda amazed that my 15-year old nephew could appreciate such an accommodation. The two Guses were very warm hosts. From the heritage tour to the chicken rice balls, you won't feel like an ordinary tourist but a VIP guest. It was uplifting. Like an experience that you won't always have, but will be treasured for a lifetime. Even when we were back in Singapore, we can't help but talk about it and smile. And hope that one day, we can visit the place and our new friends again with more stories to talk about, and more loved-ones to take with us and experience the same feeling we had when we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to New Knocknock Home and "tiny Knocknock",cosy accommodation very close to the core zone of the Malacca UNESCO World Heritage Site and just a stone's throw away from all the city's major attraction. ... more less