We came across River One Residence after doing our homework on TripAdvisor...and it was our first ever decision to stay at a guest house/lodge. Apart from being unsure how the stay would turn out, we also didn't know what to expect from shared bathrooms. However, having said that, as first-timers staying at a guest house/lodge, it was indeed a sweet surprise at ROR! :)
We got a room on the first floor which was spacious enough for 2 persons, it was clean and the air-conditioner works perfectly well. Shower towels are provided...and if you're worried about shared bathrooms, fret not, ROR is doing a good job in keeping them clean!
The fact that the guests walk around barefooted makes the stay feel homely. The rest area on the first floor is simply adorable...with a view facing the Melaka river and the buildings nearby.
If you need a quick snack, you can always find cream crackers, water, tea and coffee sachets in the kitchen. You can get decent, good breakfast at Little Momma cafe just 2-3 doors down from ROR...and if you had a long day from walking, you can also get chinese/nyonya food for lunch/dinner at reasonable prices.
Just opposite ROR, you'll find a second-hand book shop. If you're interested in getting books at an amazingly cheap price, it's the place to be! If you're a comic collector, you'd be ecstatic to find vintage comics sold there for RM10 each...e.g. Alf, Transformers, Batman etc. You can trade books or if you're kind enough, you may donate your books for sale. Be sure to also enjoy the quirky (and very cute) artworks while you're there.
Last but not least, this review simply cannot be complete without having mentioned our newly found friends. Upon arriving on a rather late Thursday night right after work, we were warmly welcomed by Ozzy...very friendly, animated and full of energy. Have a chat with Ozzy and be amused by his jokes! We also got the chance to meet Alan who was ever so friendly, cheerful and helpful. Thank you ROR for making this trip a memorable one and we miss you guys already. We will definitely come back if we're ever back in Melaka again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River One Residence is strategically located within UNESCO World Heritage of Melaka, overlooking Melaka River and boasting unsurpassed service, with clean and comfortable amenities, awaits you. ... more less
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