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Kota Lodge
Ranked #50 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
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19 reviews
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“Good value”
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Budget hotel. No frills but quiet and comfortable and in a good location. Fridge not working and no tea or coffee but had a kettle. A few tea or coffee bags would have been appreciated. Staff were helpful. Enjoyed Melaka and breakfasts at Hari Aum around the corner if you like roti for breakfast,

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Im recently back from travelling but have been meaning to review this place for ages. As a sole traveller arriving in melaka bus station on my own trying to figure out how to get into the centre, i stumbled across the owner of this place who happened to be a pure gentleman. He mentioned he had a hotel in the centre and would be happy to give me a tour of the town and his hotel with no obligation to stay. He and his wife showed me all the best places to eat and visit including the amazing indian near the hotel.
After a long journey on my own, I was so appreciative of his genuine friendliness and hospitality. The hotel itself is very central and well maintained and I had a very pleasant stay there. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting melaka looking for a safe, central, affordable and homely spot. Loved my time in melaka, was one of my favourite places in Malaysia.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

This budget accomodation Kota Lodge is totally value for money for staying in Melaka.You can walk around the major attractions of Melaka as everything is just around the lodge.The charming & friendly lady in the reception just makes you feel so welcome in this foreign land, you feel right @ home:)

Had a great weekend,
Mimi

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

It's a small and clean lodge, situated in the back streets, near the heritage centre. Recommend it for its location, budget and friendly staff. Near Jonker street with lots of food options nearby.

Had a thoroughly enjoyable experience in Melaka, positively recommend strolling by the river in the evening .... Great photo opportunities ... Overall, it's a different experience than the other places we had visited in Malaysia.

Had an unique experience in the process of finding this hotel! We were wandering in the Melaka central bus stn when we were approached by an relatively old man (Mr. Lee, owner of the lodge) who spoke fluent English. Initially, we were doubtful as he could have been a con man, but his demeanor and openness about the location and also willing to be open about other options and providing us with suggestions as to what we could do during our 1 day in Melaka won us over .... He was also helpful and helped us get tickets to Singapore and by warning us about the lack of seats on Sunday afternoon!

Happy traveling!

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thailand
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

This place wasn't much 3 years ago, but at least it was clean. The same friendly lady at the counters, calling everybody "Darling", the same ladyboy assistant, but the rooms are smelly, the AC in urgent need of replacement, and the small fridge better left unopened. After one night we moved to the ABC hotel next door, which is brand new, and offers large, clean, comfortable rooms for the same price;.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Kota Lodge is a good place to stay if you don't want to pay a lot and want to be near, but not in, the Heritage Center. Although there is no food at the hotel, if you ask, the staff will point you in the direction of an area with "hawker" restaurants for dinner and a nearby cafe for breakfast. There are also restaurants in the Heritage Center for lunch and dinner. My room was quite small but good for one person. Staff were friendly and helpful if asked.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Kota Lodge has everything you can wish for: great location (less than 5 minutes from the heritage centre, cheap but great restaurants at the corner, nightshop next door,...), free Wifi, very clean, extremely nice owner who takes time to give you information & time to show us the best foodplaces around. He even invited us to drink a kind of Chinese dessert/soup around the corner. We stayed in the basic triple room (<60rm/night for the tree of us), wich is basic but very clean and provided with airco and a van. We had shared bathroom with hot shower (also extremely clean). As written before: realy great value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Kota Lodge
Address: 26 Jalan Kota Laksamana 3 | Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #50 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Kota Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kota Lodge is simply a home away from home. Ideally located in the heart of Chinatown, you can easily access yourself to the most historical part of Melaka in merely 2 minutes on foot. All types of Malacca delicacy can be found near Kota Lodge such as, Chinese, Malay, Indian and also the Baba & Nyonya. A 24 convenient shop is just round the corner. Come and stay with us and we will make you understand more about Melaka and Malaysia. ... more   less 
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