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“Good Service and Clean Place to stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Discovery Cafe & Guest House

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Discovery Cafe & Guest House
Ranked #8 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Good Service and Clean Place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

The location is good, have good Indonesia food over there, near the Jonker Street, The manager (Alan) is very friendly and helpful, and the room is Nice & Clean.
P.S. Must try the evening Cycling Tour!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vincy C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ennsdorf, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you arrive at Melaka by Bus at Melaka Sentral, a public bus to the Discovery Cafe is only RM 1,50. The location is more than great, because all the main roads are pretty close to the guesthouse. Also the river is very nice - there are a lot of cafés and it's just beautiful to walk along it at night.
I also liked the guesthouse itself, because it's very clean, the beds are comfortable and of course Allan, a staff member, helps you with everything you need that you can enjoy your stay! He's such a nice and interesting person, he's one one of the reasons why I enjoyed my stay in Melaka so much :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marylikesyou
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Me and my travel buddy arrived early in the morning in Melaka, and were dropped of by a taxi at the Discovery Guesthouse. Everything in Melaka was still closed, but we were lucky that the staff of Discovery was already opening the place. Welcomed by Allan, a very straightforward guy. "Don't get confused between my personality and attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude defends me from who you are!". What a great guy, and we liked him from the moment we met.
The guesthouse is really clean, basic rooms with good beds. Try to get a room in the 2nd guesthouse, that is not above the cafe but just 1 minute walk away.

Every night at the Discovery Cafe there is a live band. At least, that is what they call themselves. Two Malay girls, with voices of crows, and one looks like a poisoned dwarf. Very entertaining for a couple of minutes, go back to the garage!!

I highly recommend this place, because Allan takes such good care of you, and the price-quality is really good!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sjors v
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We didn't stay here but our guest house directed us here to buy bus tickets back to the LCCT airport (Air Asia/KL). When we tried to get tickets from the airport to Melaka there were none available, so we worried about getting back to the airport (taxi was RM 159). They offer a service to get you the bus tickets (at only a small service charge - RM 24 >> RM 30 per ticket) but helped us set up a taxi and had the taxi bring the tickets when he picked us up at our other guest house. It was very convenient & the Cafe itself seemed nice. It's right on the edge of Little India, which was no fun to walk around, but is in a fairly central location for wandering the riverwalk and Chinatown.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendofish
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Augsburg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

we stayed in the discovery guesthouse for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay there. its a good location and just a 2 minutes walk to the main Street. Its clean and the manager is really nice and looks after you. Also check out the indian restaurant opposite of the road.
We would recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SuperReisegruppe
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Discovery Guesthouse is a very nice one with a nice, familiar atmosphere. They have a good and clean dorm room with aircon at a pretty cheap price.
The Guesthouse is managed by Alan, a funny guy, who always takes care about you, helps you if you need and loves to chat and joke.
Also the other guests were friendly and I felt very welcome.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank mangoappleorange
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We spent 3 nights at Alan's guesthouse which is located just a few meters apart from the lovely discovery cafe. The location is perfect - just in the centre of the city and very close to the best Indian (an cheap!) restaurant in town. The rooms are very clean, the beds are very comfortable and Alan always takes care that everyone is enjoying his stay at his place. And we definitly did! :-)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mona F
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 110 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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