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Layang Layang Guest House
Ranked #5 of 222 Melaka B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I am a hygiene freak. . And I totally love this place. The bed and sheets are clean and comfortable, (better than the bed during my stay at Berjaya Tioman Resort the day before!!)
Outstanding cleanliness throughout whole guest house.
The use of quality branded shower heater, toilet bowl, basin, taps, bidet, aircond compliment the whole stay experience.


Daphne and all the staffs are extremely friendly.

Will definitely recommend this guest house to everyone who is reading this.

Thanks Daphne for the wonderful stay

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank EugeneCWO
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi EugeneCWO,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Regards.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Booked this guest house which recevied good ratings from the travellers. We are not regret with our choice as the location is perfect, which is walking distance to most of the eatery places in our wish list, and it is just another block away from the popular Jonker Street. However, you need luck to get a parking space if you are driving, though the owner do reserve some parking lots for the guests but it is usually fully occupied. Remember to check with the staff if you need to pay for the parking coupon, else, the enforcement office is always efficient to summon you.
The guest house is super clean, with great security controls. Love the design of the lobby, with murals done by the local artist, Mr William, who is also based in the guest house. Toilet cum bathroom is also very clean with shampoo provided. There is a garden at the centre of the guest house, with a little pond and well.
We are staying in the triple room at the ground floor. The only issue that we encounter is the noise from the guests staying upstairs. We can even hear their conversation clearly and can feel the "elephant walking". This is really annoying as it affects our sleep. We highlight the issue to the staff and the explanation is that this is an old building with poor sound-proofing system. Additionally, there is also sawdust from the ceiling on the bed which i believe is due to the "elephant walking" by the guests upstairs.
Anyhow, this is a lovey guest house with friendly staff and is definitely value for money. We will definitely choose this again on our next visit to Melaka but will certainly book a room at upper floor.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank SheahNee
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi SheahNee,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House.

We are also sorry that you were unsatisfied with the poor soundproofing at the same time, for the guesthouse being a pre-war building. We hope you accept our sincere apology. We would like to inform you that we are still seeking for ways to make better improvement in this aspect while maintaining the authenticity of this heritage building.

We are sorry again for your experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Regards.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Thank you Daphne, William, and the other guy for welcomed us here!! The place are so comfortable, the rooms are clean and well prepared, the staffs are so so so nice!! It's near to the stadhuis, jonker, hardrock, and so easy to go and off of the bus. At night we played guitar, sang some songs, danced with other guests, and really enjoyed the night!! Thanks all!!! And I promise to be back soon ^_^

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Maya L
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi Maya L,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the future!

Regards.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I recently booked 4 nights at Layang Layang, I loved it so much that I stayed for 8 nights. I could not fault anything. The beds are the most comfortable I have had in any hotel and all the facilities are spotless. The shared bathrooms are very spacious with plenty of hooks to hang things on. The kitchen area has tea, coffee and a big fridge to keep things in and is always stocked up with biscuits. Best of all the people are so helpful and friendly and the place is totally secure. Close by is an Olympic size swimming pool which is open mornings and afternoons and the location of Layang Layang is perfect for everything you could want to do in Melaka. When I left Melaka I left something behind that I had bought in one of the galleries in Melaka, it arrived by post at my home in Europe two weeks after I came back, thank you Daphne. Thoroughly recommend Layang Layangone of the best places I have ever stayed at.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Geo305
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi Geo305,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Regards.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed one night here in March. All the staffs are very friendly and helpful. We've stayed in the family room which is a super great deal. The interior is simple and nice with a small pond in the middle. Toilets are shared but they are very clean.

It has a kitchen in the middle of the guesthouse with purified water to drink and free coffee, tea and biscuits too. A fridge is also available.

It is located right in the heart of jonker street. And at night you may catch one of the staff (didn't managed to get his name) playing guitar right at the entrance of the guesthouse. :)

It is a really nice place to stay and will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank JanetWoon
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi JanetWoon,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Regards.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This must be one of the most clean and relaxing guest house in town for sure.

Every time I come to Malacca I don't even look for other hotel, just straight check  in to this one!

It has such a  peaceful design , like ZEN but also funky.

It has small courtyard with pond, which I believe it brings the peaceful energy and air to the guest house.

When you are tired from all the noise and tension from Jonker street,and come back to this guest house, it relaxes you!


I usually stay with two kids, and the staff is so friendly with them!

I recommend to everybody to backpackers to family.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank kentomiyaka
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi kentomiyaka,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Layang Layang Guest House. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Regards.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed for two nights at layang layang. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room are basics- but with ac. You should ask for a room with a window. The showers and toilets are shared- but very very clean. The guesthouse also offers you free the and coffee all day long amd you can use the fridge.

Unfortunatley the taxi they ordered for me did not arrive-so I misses my bus.

Overall a place to recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Carambaa
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Hi Carambaa,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We truly appreciate the time you spent to post this review.

We are sorry about the incident you encountered at the end of your stay, perhaps due to some miscommunication. We hope you accept our apologies for that.

We hope that you will give us another chance to welcome you back again in the future.

Regards.

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Additional Information about Layang Layang Guest House

Address: 26 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 222 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: £16 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Layang Layang Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Layang Layang Guest House is located at Blacksmith Street, which is known today as Jalan Tukang Besi. It is only one-minute walk to Jonker Street (Jonker Walk), and is the best location during your exploration in one of the oldest heritage sites in Malaysia that is preserved till today. The building of the guesthouse is believed to be over 100 years old. Back in the olden days, it used to be a famous opium den, and was once a brothel too! As you stay in the wooden house with history, it often feels like travelling back in time. Its original structure remains, including the large beautiful courtyard that represents the “feng shui” of the house. Fully restored since 2013, the guesthouse offers a fusion of old world charm and modern convenience. Today, it has a total of 20 fully air-conditioned rooms and 8 shared bathrooms that are cleaned and well-maintained at all times and equipped with quality toilet amenities. Combined with modern and heritage design, we assure our guests staying with pleasure and views of the heritage street. Carefully selected room furniture, cozy lobby, and the secret garden create a clean, soothing, and comfortable environment for your breakaway relaxation experience. ... more   less 
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Sama-Sama Guesthouse Hotel Melaka

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