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“Take your time and stay awhile”
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14 reviews
The Penthouse Lounge
Flowers on the balcony
Sea views from balcony
Lounge + Dining area
Daybed in Lounge
Indonesian chairs
TV corner
Passage to bedrooms
Dressing room
Romantic Bedroom with Ceiling fan
Bed room with air-condition
Sun rise from bed room
The Lotus Penthouse
Sun set over Melaka
Christmas in Portuguese Settlement
Kitchen with stove and washing machine
Kitchen with Fridge/Freezer
Bath room with hot shower
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Melaka, Central Melaka District, Melaka State

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lunghiboy
Varna
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Take your time and stay awhile”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Sometimes in life and often in our case, you just have to stop for some time and appreciate your surroundings. Yes, you can tick off your ‘essential’ must see sightseeing list, spend a couple of days in each resort or city, buy some local tat and say you've been there and ‘done’ that country, but have you really seen or felt anything? You’re tired of moving around and staying in mediocre guest houses, you feel harassed, rushed and all those ‘recommended’ places to go are heaving with camera toting tourists.
Do you really want to be part of all this? Don’t worry. There is an alternative and it's right here in Melaka.
Most people come to Melaka for a night or two (normally at weekends, when it’s packed), stay close to Jonker street and rarely see beyond a few streets either side. That’s pleasant enough I suppose, but you’ll be really missing out.
Beyond all this, yet still close enough is the calm, peaceful suburb of Ujong Pasir and the Lotus Ocean View Escape, run by an amiable Swede, Lars and his Malaysian friend, Gan. Lars believes in moving slowly; he’s been in Melaka for four years now and doesn’t show any signs of moving on yet. Unpack your bags, move into Lotus and you may be tempted to do the same!
Lars’s description of Lotus, which you can find on tripadvisor and airbnb is refreshingly factual and honest and his photography is accurate.
Do stay here if you like -

Spacious, clean home comforts and stunning views of the Melaka Straits

Friendly, yet unobtrusive hosts, who have lived here for years and are happy to share their extensive local knowledge with you.

Living in a quiet local neighbourhood, surrounded by a true mix of Malaysian society (Malay, Chinese, Indian and Portuguese)

Paying local prices and eating in numerous food stalls and restaurants with some of the best food in Melaka just up the road.

To unwind, have the time to talk to your neighbours, drink some tea and to contemplate life.

If you really appreciate the smaller joys in life and have the time to open your eyes to your surroundings, this place is definitely for you.
Thanks to Lars and Gan for their incredible kindness, taking the time to show us around, the stimulating conversations we had and for being such great neighbours.

Take your time and stay awhile…..we came for two weeks and left after six!

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ChanYitCh...
Selangor, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly neighborhood with privacy!”
Reviewed May 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Beautiful location, even more beautiful home. I’m so glad we chose to stay here. Every small detail we could think of is here welcoming us and making our stay so pleasurable and unique. We enjoyed the friendly neighborhood and the apartment, we hope to come back soon. We will definitely spread the word! Thank you. (Love the decor.)

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Liked best: The location and friendly neighborhood
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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divdiv s
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fabulous place with great view”
Reviewed October 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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people found this review helpful

This place exceeds my expectation.

You'll have the whole apartment unit to yourself. The place is clean, spacious, peaceful, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. What I enjoy the most is the ocean view from the balcony.
The owners are really nice and friendly. Located in a friendly neighbourhood with easy access to food and public transport (bus). I would definitely recommend this place :-)

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anderson...
Usk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Great Calm Getaway"”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Location is outside of Malacca town next to the
Portuguese settlement. The apartment is overlooking the sea with amenities. it's on the top floor - a penthouse!!! Love it! Plenty of space and surrounded by natural plants which is excellent for a great getaway from the city life. However at the same time, in easy walking access to many restaurants for variety. Bus and taxis were easy to procure, and we filled our seven days here very readily. We especially appreciated the extra touches, like the juice blender in the kitchen, the hammock on the balcony and the washing machine!!! The owner was friendly and responsive. We had such a gorgeous relaxing stay.

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Liked best: On the top floor - a penthouse!!!
Traveling group: Friends
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Friends getaway People with pets
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nastevska
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven in Melaka”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
2
people found this review helpful

When traveling in Malaysia or in Asia's many beautiful countries, LOTUS is the place to stay at . Here you have a real home away from home. All facilities included, such as: wifi, hot water, a fully equipped kitchen, clean linen & towels....
But the real benefit of this place besides the location & the balcony with sea view, are the 2 fantastic hosts.
You have your privacy & you get all help & information you need & want.
This is a place that provides you with Melaka city life, history, wonderful food, excellent access to other parts of Asia if you want to travel around, but also time for reflection & relaxation.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
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hkgan72
Rawang, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of space and peace to a very affordable price”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

i just got back from melaka, enjoyed my stay at lotus so much. I love to relax in the hammock looking out to the ocean, especially in the morning with my coffee - a perfect place to relax and enjoy a vacation. highly recommended for those who need a place with lots of space and peace to a very affordable price

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Liked best: nice to have an entire appartrment, furnished so simple and tasteful. it really feels like a home away from home.
Liked least: 3rd floor no lift
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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PRADELDAN...
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
Feb 21, 2015
it was a pleasure to have you and your wife staying for a week. It makes us so happy when travellers realize Melaka is much more than just a historic town and what a wonderful place for relaxation LOTUS can be if you allow your self to travel slow. thanks for leaving our apartment so clean and tidy. Enjoy the rest of your journey in Malaysia.
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