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Layang Layang Guest House
Ranked #7 of 212 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sanctuary”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My daughter love the pond and the garden setup...the room was clean but the shared toilets was so-so..we booked and stayed in family room... The beds r huge but when someone walking upstairs, the foorsteps managed to woke us in the middle of a deep slumber...overall it is ok...

Room Tip: the family is ok but u need to comprehend other guests footsteps who are staying at the second floor...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Hi gula2misbon,

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

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

Regards.
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George Town, Malaysia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Malacca is one of a nice place in Malaysia but if you get a wrong place to stay then it might spoil your lovely holiday. Nice place not mean must be 5 star hotel but at least comfortable and can have good sleep.

Layang Layang Guest house is our 3rd location to overnight for our trip. Layang Layng is located in middle of hotspot, 3mins walking distance to Jonker Street, Hardrock, etc. A very nice Dim Sam place just few block away from Layang Layang. Only night time is a bit hard to get food around that area except Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Workers and the lady boss are very friendly and helpful. All the rooms are with share bathroom and total have 8 bathrooms & toilet. The bathroom is clean but maybe need more hangers and a place to put guest toiletry.

The room we booked is family room with 2 queen beds and window, located at the end of the house. This room seen have a low ceiling and timber floor on top, it can hear someone from top when they are walking. Outside the window have a water refill machine and a pantry. If some guests who come for refill the water or making drink at midnight, they might cause you sleepless. We have facing this problem upon our stay, around 2am 2 guests was chatting outside while they refill the water and we can’t sleep. For your information, im a easy sleeping person and i also can’t sleep. This is not hotel mistake but hotel guest should know this pre-war houses have a very poor sound proof and they should know how to lower down their voice or walk lightly.

Wifi at the back is not so good compare to the lobby.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank dickie t
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Hi dickieten,

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 will also consider about your suggestion about the amenities in rooms.

Besides, we are thankful for your kind understanding regarding our thin walls and wooden floor for the guesthouse being a pre-war building. We are still seeking for ways to make better improvement in this aspect while maintaining the authenticity of this heritage building.

Thank you again, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Regards.
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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Beautiful guesthouse located at Jalan Tukang Besi. Great Walking distance to Melaka Red House and Jonker Street... Rooms are washroom are clean. Staff are nice and friendly. However, the room's sound proof is really bad as the partition is made using plywood only. We can hear what next door was talking clearly. So if you don't mind the noises, it can be a great hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Geraldine K
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 22 September 2014
Hi G_dine,

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 18 June 2014 via mobile

Very near to jonker walk and the point of attraction.
The room is simple, clean and cosy. The shared bathroom is clean, shampoo and body shampoo is provided.
The owner /staff of guest house is very friendly and helpful.
However, no towel is provided. You need to bring your own towel.
Rental of bicycle is slightly expensive than other shop.

  • Stayed June 2014
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3 Thank Shally S
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 22 September 2014
Hi Shally S,

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.

However, we would like to inform you that we actually provide towels to our guests upon request without charging any money. We are not sure if it could be some miscommunication in your case. Besides, our bicycles are for rent at only RM5.00 per day, which is in fact one of the cheapest within this area.

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

Regards.
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed in Layang layang for two nights. The location is very convenient because its on a street parallel to Jonker and the street itself has some shops and temples. The rooms are clean and the toilets and basins are super clean. The guesthouse is built in a traditional way with the interiors opening out into a enclosed courtyard complete with a burbling cascade and green plants - soothing and beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable - they recommended eating places, massage parlours, etc; they arranged bus and taxi bookings (special mention to John for the great service). They even rent cycles which is a handy way of roaming around the town.

The only gripe we had was that being housed in a charming old building, the place has bad sound proofing. At night we were disturbed by a group of noisy Chinese teenagers and each time someone in the room above jumped, we definitely heard it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank VikramN77
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 20 September 2014
Hi VikramN77,

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 our poor soundproofing 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, and we hope that you will give us another chance to welcome you back again in the future.

Regards.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2014

If you're looking for no-frills accommodation while in Melaka, i highly recommend Layang Layang. The rooms and facilities are very clean. The rooms are basic but its comfortable - cushy mattress and pillows, all rooms equipped with both air con and fan. Bathrooms are shared but there are enough for all the occupants. I stayed while the place was at full occupancy and never once had to wait for a bathroom.

The overall feel of this guesthouse (its architecture, decor and staff) is one of warmth and friendliness. The main hall and centre courtyard is cosy and perfect for hanging out and chatting with your friends and other guests.

The staff are friendly and the service very efficient. There was a slight mix up during our booking but the hotel settled the issue extremely fast and remarkably well.

If you go and William is there - do ask him about the history of the guest house. You'll also discover some interesting facts about the architecture of the shophouses in the area! A great shout out goes to William for taking the time to graciously teach us and show us around!

The guest house is located at a very convenient location. Its within walking distance to Jonker street, cafes, shops and other main tourist attractions.

If you are a light sleeper - ear plugs are highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the back of the first floor (ie with view of the alley) - most likely the most quie...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank RN5T4R
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Daphne_layang-layang, Owner at Layang Layang Guest House, responded to this review, 22 September 2014
Hi RN5T4R,

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 review, 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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Property: 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 #7 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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