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Discovery Cafe & Guest House
Ranked #8 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Melaka
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, comfortable for stopping through”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Overall a safe, comfortable place to stay. Don't be fooled by the loud Cafe - the guesthouse is very quiet. They were nice enough to let me in at around midnight, though I was chastised to come earlier, so be warned if you come in on a late bus that you might not be let in. Their facilities are safe, clean, easy to find, and their advice is well worth it. You can also book buses at the reception, although they charge an extra $5 (but it saves you from going back to Melaka Sentral. Or take your chances and buy a bus at the station when you need to leave).

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

After reading other reviews we decided to stay at this guest house but requested that we stayed in the quieter annex which was a two second walk down the road. The annex is run by a really helpful English guy called Alan who showed us around the annex and also took us to a great Indian restaurant just across the street! The room and bathrooms were basic but clean and quite spacious. Great location as well, just up from the river. The only recommendation we would give would be for the breakfast to be buffet style as we love our food! Overall a great stay at a good price.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I arrived in Melaka without having informed myself about places to go or to sleep so I was so happy to find this lovely guesthouse! It's situated in little india, you find excellent indian food just around the corner and since the location is so central most of the destinations are walking distance. I stayed in one of the rooms across the street. They are clean and very well kept, you even find a cosy livingroom with books and a sofa, plenty of information will be given to you if you ask for it. So it's the perfect place to relax or get in touch with ppl. Whatever you feel like. During the night they have karaoke at the cafe. Too bad its so loud.. you cant really have a conversation anymore and it must be anoying having a room above the cafe. So try to get a room across the street and you will be perfectly fine! I loved it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

did not stay in the guest house but i did eat here and also chill with friends and some drinks. The food was good and the live band always brought me back. Maybe not the best but i did enjoy this place and so did my friend as we chilled here daily for 6 days before heading out to party.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We didn't stay at this place so I can't comment on the accommodation but the food in the cafe was poor and low quality. The veggie stuff smelt like damp cloths and the place smelt of human waste. The only reason we ended up here for food is due to no other place open serving veggie options. It was Chinese New Year and the veggie restaraunts, which there are loads, were all closed. Eat at your own choice but this was our experience.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Marburg/Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Great guesthouse. Plain and simple (as guesthouses are), it's really clean. The place is run by a European, Allan. He can give you good advise aboute sights and how to get there. Apart from that, if you need anything, ask him; he's the guesthouse's good soul and made our stay at Discovery Guesthouse worth a while. He also cares for protection against mosquitoes which is not the normal case for guesthouses in Malaysia.
On the downside, it can be quite loud in the evenings because of the nearby live music performance. The rooms have no windows and the water in the showers didn't get very hot at the time we were there.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

First thing to say is that the guest house is in a prefect position for exploring the town, 5 or 10 min walk to all the sites and easy to get back to.
The room we stayed in was excellently clean and well presented with good aircon, but not a lot of room. The bathrooms where very clean and well maintained and had western toilets in all. The guesthouse manager, Alan, was also great, really friendly and helpful - even lending us an umbrella for the rain!
The only downside was the nightly 'entertainment' from the cafe, with live singing of dubious quality being pretty loud throughout the guesthouse. But it only goes on until around 12.30 so its ok really.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Discovery Cafe & Guest House
Address: 3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #8 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Discovery Cafe & Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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