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Chong Hoe Hotel
Ranked #114 of 210 Melaka B&B and Inns
Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed 8 December 2011

We arrived in Melaka after a nine and a half hour bus journey - that was supposed to take six! We were tired and moderately fed-up. The taxi driver took us to the two places we had chosen to stay but the first was full and the second was not up to much.
We stumbled upon the Cheng Hoe (it has a sign outside advertising the RM38 price and states that prices do not go up at the weekend) and were told there was only a RM55 room left. We went away and looked around but decided that we'd take this room for a night in case we couldn't find anything else! It was about RM20 more than our budget and a small room but it had air conditioning and a hot shower plus a TV. We moved rooms a couple of nights later to a room without a bathroom for RM38 - it's huge! It has air conditioning and a TV too and a sink in the room and like the other room is immaculately clean. The beds were both comfortable and pillows soft - a godsend after the breezeblocks we had to put our heads on in Penang!
The staff here are wonderful too - always smiling and helpful. Grandad is always walking around with a baby or toddler in his arms and we felt very safe and very welcome here, our best guesthouse experience yet.
The only flipside would be the rooms are quite light at night and if you happen to have noisy neighbours you'll really know about it, thankfully for us, only one night of those! You can hear the mosque but it's a pretty sociable one that doesn't go off early in the morning and the last call is about 7pm.
Couldn't recommend this place highly enough - and it's in the heart of everything.

Room Tip: Room 3 is huge and cheap.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Not the best - or cheapest - place to stay in town (there are quite a few right along the same street that are cheaper and slightly better, all with variations on the Cheng Ho name!) But I arrived at midnight and crashed in the first place I came to.

For the price, I got a spotlessly clean room with two single beds, great air con, and had a really good nights sleep. However, the room was windowless and the bathroom (although clean and well maintained) was shared.

The next morning I went somewhere else a few doors down and got a bigger ensuite room for the same price.

So basically it isn't a bad place, for the cheap price you do get a nice room and it is a great option at a push, but there are better places if you look around.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2010

Very clean and comfortable room at a very low rate.. Love it!!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

We stayed here for about a week after only planning to stay 2 nights...

We stayed in a double room which included a fan and aircon, TV (but no English channels) dressing table, wardrobe, sink...oh and of course, free WiFi in your room!

It was a shared bathroom with cold shower (you really dont need hot water here!!!)

Great location in China Town, within walking distance to all the sights and shopping mall.

Bed linen seemed very clean, handy having a sink in your room, room very spacious.

Staff very friendly but sometimes you have to go in the back to find them!

Mosque situated opposite the hotel which can be noisy at times (sometimes quite early) but not too much of a pain.

We paid 30ringgits (around £5 ) per night which we found very reasonable

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chong Hoe Hotel
Address: 26 Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #114 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the BEST BUDGET HOTELS in Melaka. Highly Recommended by Overseas Tourist Guide Book & Traveler Website (eg. "Lonely Planet", "Tous Les Guides Du Routard-France" & etc). Clean & cozy rooms starting from RM 40 nett with air-condition, fan, TV & standard facilities. Weekend and public holidays surcharge applicable. Located at China Town. A stroll away from Malacca's Historical Precinct (eg. Clock Town, A Famosa, St Paul Hill, the Famous Jonker Street, Heeren Street & etc). ... more   less 

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