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River One Residence
Ranked #58 of 217 Melaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place is great.

It is certainly one of the cleanest guesthouses I've ever stayed in. My room was massive and air conditioned, the sheets, the bed, towels, blankets-- everything was well kept, crisp and clean. The location is perfect; the balcony overlooking the river is quite nice as well.

The owner is a very pleasant fellow; we talked briefly about Morgan Freeman, non-biological "life", transhumanism, and the importance in Iceland of ensuring that you're not related to the person with whom you're about to go home. He's also apparently the only guy in town with a scanner.

Just about the only complaint I have-- and it really is a small one-- concerns the lack of a smaller bedside lamp in my room; I'm just not a fan of overhead fluorescent lighting; given the choice between it or nothing, I'd almost rather just sit in the dark. I realize that this is my own hangup, it's a problem easily remedied and it could have just been my room.

All in all, I highly recommend River One Residence. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Hi Jonathan,
Well,seems like some kind interesting conversation you had with Ozzy (Our CEO- Chief Entertainment Officer, hahaha...),Happy to know you've rested well and had an enjoyable stay with us. We are very grateful of your good words. Hope to see you again, thank you!!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, and were very impressed by the welcome we received. It's basic but has everything you need for a pleasant stay in this fascinating town. There is a balcony overlooking the river where you can drink the unlimited coffee and tea provided, together with shared kitchen and fridge for your use.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Thank you for taking time to review our humble little place. Your words are very encouraging, thanks again!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights. Its very clean, plenty of showers to use, I stayed in the Double room which had a massive bed and air con. Alain the Owner could not have been anymore helpfull, very informative and seemed an honest and trustworthy guy who was full of local knowledge. i'd definitely stay again. Overall a great stay and would recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Flyingscotsman86
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

We are delighted and happy to know you had a wonderful time in our place. Thank you very much for your kind words and compliment.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed three nights in the double room right behind reception. Overall a very good experience because of the good management and care of the staff. Its an old building with lots of access to the critters of the outside world, but no way to stop that. Clean rooms, shared bathrooms as good as can be expected, great value. Any noise outside the room was like there wasnt a wall at all, no sound insulation. Location is good and easy to find, but im not a huge fan of the river itself, so many dead floating fish isnt a good sign.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Julbo09
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Hi hi Anyong Haseyo! Yeah, in fact most of the buildings in this vicinity are very old. We do take note of your comments and will do our best within our capacity to make our guest comfortable. Thank you for your feedback. Araso, Gamsahamnida!

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

It was the first time to stay in a residence(shared bathroom) for me.
But I could really enjoy staying there very much .
The owner from Iceland is a very warm person and everyone can make themselves at home.
He is very tidy , and I can stay there very comfortable.
The location is also very good, you can enjoy Jaran Jaran along the river side. Sometimes you
can see the big lizard swiming in the river !!
Enjoy staying in RIver One Residence !!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank maki918
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Konichi-wa! Ogenki Desuka? Thank you for feedback and reviews.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

First time in Melaka, stayed @ River One for a friend's wedding ceremony - very close to the hotel where the reception was held. Good location - just walking distance to Jonker Street and many other local food and sights. Host was very helpful to recommend where to go and eat with accurate directions. River One itself is simple & a nice place to stay, clean amnesties with free flow of coffee/tea & cookies. Love especially the upstairs of the place, overlooking the river. You have choice to sit up stairs or just beside the river - good place to just chill with friends, relax with a book...or notebook. It has a calming & de-stressing environment as you hear the boats pass by and the breeze in your face. Will return again to relax & enjoy Melaka. Thank you River One for an awesome experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Stella0802
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Hey Stella,..When are you coming back to Melaka? Another friends's wedding soon? Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you and Cheers!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Simple room with a comfortable bed,great location,toilet is clean,enjoy the nice view behind the guest house and friendly boss.They introduce all the famous places and food to us,Wonderful stay in River One.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank kariechin
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RiverOne-Alain, Manager at River One Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Aha.....I remembered this couple as adorable, very cheerful and rather talkative sometimes. It just spiced up our time in Melaka. Thank you for staying with us.

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Address: 60-62 Jalan Kampung Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: $12 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River One Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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