The rooms at the Baba House are so drab and depressing. As much as I don't like to hang out in lobbies, I spent my time reading in the lobby just to avoid the dreariness of my room.
Good sight-seeing location in old Melaka. Old Melaka is small enough that any lodging within it is in a good location. Quiet street.
Large room, with high ceiling.
Interesting design elements: Greek key crown molding, ceramic door knobs, and a small bathroom that has a window (with translucent green glass) that opens up into the bedroom. So very odd.
Front desk staff were pleasant, and one woman was particularly helpful: I was looking for sewing thread, and she directed me to an variety store two blocks behind the hotel, that had an amazing selection. That place is worth a visit. The store had about 20 colors of thread, covered with years of dust, but they had it. That store is all you'd need to take to Mars.
Walls are very scuff marked. So depressing.
Moldy smell in room. So depressing.
Lack of horizontal space; I ended up with most of my stuff on the floor.
Although the A/C was set to 16 degrees, it never got cooler than 22.
Moldy and faint urine smell in bathroom. So depressing.
No TV remote control; just another reason to sit in the lobby.
Soul-sucking lighting. So depressing. My room had no natural light and trying to pretend that the window to the bathroom was a window onto the world did not work one bit. So depressing.
No electrical outlet next to bed.
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- Also Known As:
- The Baba House Hotel Melaka
- Baba Hotel Melaka
- The Baba Hotel