First surprise on checking in was a demand for RM50 cash deposit on arrival, which my on;ine booking site had no mention of.
Further, there was no offer of local information, or local map but I was simply directed to my room with directions to breakfast in the morning.
My room was ok... large with good big bed with aircon and wifi.
Bathroom, toilet and hot water were ok but wash basin was located outside the bathroom next to main door. The decor is tired and very much in need of a spruce up, but that applies to the entire hotel.
The location is great except for one thing. The street out front is very narrow, and very busy with traffic during most of the day. The hotel side of the street is lined with parked vehicles, leaving very little room for the constant stream of vehicles, from motorbikes to large tour buses, to pass. Indeed, when a large bus or lorry passes, pedestrians must step into a doorway out of the way... at other times when walking, the traffic passes very close to pedestrians.
Breakfast, to be blunt and honest, was awful. The breakfast staff behaved as if totally disinterested, sitting around with iphone in hand except to take your voucher on arrival and deliver your breakfast. I stayed 3 nights and each morning breakfast was the same. Scrambled egg (cold and bland), baked beans (cold), hash brown, a type of tasteless sausage and toast, with tea or coffee.
No fruit juice, no fresh fruit, no fresh milk, no cereal, no veg options. No choice!
The garden furniture in the restaurant is chipped and worn, and the entire area lacks any ambience.
There were many reception staff, most who were ok, others less so, and one who was downright cold and unfriendly. Why? At most hotels the reception staff will look up when you pass reception and greet you... here they don't bother.
Then, because there were no printers in the "business centre" (2 laptops only) I requested 2 documents to be printed at reception, and was surprised to be charged RM1 per sheet. Many hotels have happily provided this service with no charge.
To summarise, The Baba House may be ok for 1 night, but look elsewhere for a longer stay.
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- Also Known As:
- The Baba House Hotel Melaka
- Baba Hotel Melaka
- The Baba Hotel