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Reviewed December 16, 2013

The room was spacious and comfortable. Despite the old heritage building, the interior of this hotel is modern and fresh. Would definitely come back again, the staff were helpful,honest and friendly.

Breakfast was ok, nothing fancy, just the simple Malaysian breakfast (Toast bread with kaya/butter, half boiled egg/ yogurt/ coffee/ Nasi lemak/Nyonya Kuih)

Overall, very happy with this hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms at the lower floor or the ones near the back, there is a door bell in the front and back of the hotel.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Yuu92
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

It is a very small boutique hotel suitable for short stay only. Located near the river and walking distance to Jonker Street. There is open air car park situated just down the street. The hotel provides basic toiletries. Has a mix of modern and antiquated interior and furnishing. Quite interesting. The size of a superior room is approx. 13 sq. m. and deluxe is approx. 16+ sq. m. which means there is limited space in the room. Bed is comfortable and cozy. The staff are very friendly. Breakfast is acceptable. Worth visiting.

Room Tip: If you have large sized baggage check in to a bigger room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We wanted to stay somewhere more central in Melaka and had previously always stayed at the Equatorial which is further out. The Gingerflower is located very centrally - one street back from Jonker Street right in the centre of town. Once plus point is there is parking available - it is quite limited - only 2-3 spaces at the back, but think in a pinch you could always park at the Casa Del Rio carpark (which is only about RM 5 for the whole day with a security guard). The rooms are nicely decorated with rain shower and marble bathrooms. Bit on the small side and windows overlook the courtyard - we booked a deluxe room, but as we stayed for only a night perfectly adequate. The only issue is there is no plug located near a mirror so you have to dry your hair standing on the bed where the mirror is located. But the beds are pretty comfy, but aircon could have been cooler. The service is ok - bit laid back but fine. Breakfast was decent - there was a simple nasi lemak (think coconut rice with sambal and quarter of a boiled egg), they also offer soft boiled eggs, toast as well as nespresso coffee. Overall good location and for the price (S$100) decent value.

Room Tip: the upstairs rooms in the middle are very quiet.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TravellerDes
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Nicely renovated hotel, rooms are comfy, bright, clean and bathrooms are included in every room.

Building is nice and brightened by sunlight and has lots of sitting corners decorated with regional plants. Breakfast was good and the stuff is friendly.

Stayed: August 2013
1  Thank Leann90
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Gingerflower is one street back from the bustling Jonkers Street area and very near the river. The historic attractions are on the otherside of the riverbank, making evrything we needed within walking distance. We upgraded to the room upstairs with balcony before arrival, having seen the photo on their facebook page. It was worth it for the river view and extra space but it was occasionally a little noisy at night. The bed was a little hard but we were happy with that. The breakfast is included, which is handy, and overall the Gingerflower is very good value for money. It is a converted older building (Chinese style) which makes it interesting and welcoming. It does also mean there are windows facing inwards into what would have been a courtyard. I would stay again.

Room Tip: There is only one room that has a balcony and river view.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank formulafrog G
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