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Old Town Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 217 Melaka B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Highly recommend this Guest house. It is centrally located and surrounded by many food vendors. A short walk to the river walk and the old town center for more great food and historical venues. Chua welcomes you with a description of the area and the guest house has a great breakfast room, clean showers and plenty of comfortable seats where you can simply chill and read.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Easy no fuss stay. Chua was accommodating and was great with giving relevant information on what to do and see around Melaka. The room was simple but it was just what we needed. Affordable, clean and it's a big place. The room was also reasonable sized too. It is exactly as what they wrote in their website. What you see is what you get. Plus, you get free breakfast too and free coffee & tea throughout the day. We were really happy with our stays.

My review on this same guesthouse can also be found on my blog post here: http://theorientnomad.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/where-ive-stayed-old-town-guesthouse-melaka/

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

very affordable, the owner helps and is very interessted to make it a plessant stay. We had a 2 person room. The room was very simple, without windows, but totally ok. It was very clean, everywhere. The location is good and close to everything. We used the bus to go there, easy to find!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

A stay at Old Town Guesthouse is like a visit with friends and family. Mr Chua is very welcoming, starts with a tour of his clean guesthouse and asks you what you’d like to see and do in Melaka. He provides directions to the sights and suggestions for various Malay, Chinese and Indian foods. Everything is within easy walking distance, Jonker street is about 10 minutes away (note the night market is Fr/Sat/Sun). There are Indian and Chinese restaurants next door and a Chinese hawkers market across the street in a pinch. Other travelers are very pleasant and highly respectful. The overall environment is chilled and laid back. The walls are painted with the highlights of Melaca. The ac of my interior double room worked perfectly. A pleasant and highly recommended place to stay. Will be back.

Room Tip: The #17 bus from Sentral bus station to Christ Church/Info Center is a little bit more of a walk but...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Booked in to this hostel for 2 nights. We booked a private budget room. Wen we checked in we were given a twin room (we thought we had a double) with a fan! We suffered bad with the heat so would Definatley recommend a room with ac. The hostel itself was great, clean and the owner was great very friendly welcoming and helpful. Location is a little out of town but the local food markets around were out of this world!
Would recommend an would stay again with ac ;-)

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Spent three nights here in early November. Pretty good location right near Little India. Was low season so not too many people but Melaka isn't about partying. The owner was fantastic and always helped with tips around the city. Breakfast was simple but you should really eat out. Food is great in this city
*TIP* - possibly the best coconut shake ive ever had is walking distance away. Walk out of the GH and turn right. After 100 m to the right there is a place selling only coconut shakes, drinks etc. Amazing especially during the humid days in Melaka.
*TIP2* - Walk another 200m to the big round about. Really good India food (Tandoori Chicken and Nan was to die for)

Room Tip: I think its worth spending a little extra for air conditioning. The town is super warm and humid so...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I've stayed about one week at Old Town Guesthouse;
the room was clean and spacious and so was the rest of the guesthouse; breakfast is available daily and the host Chua is unbelievable friendly and helpful; beside the general information he gave me healso took me around for a walk to show me the city and try some typical food;
definitly a place where I would go back

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Address: 119 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: £11 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Old Town Guesthouse, a place where you can feel at home. We’re a budget guesthouse with charm and we are one of the cheapest options because we don’t have staff – we do everything ourselves. Our home is your home – come sit back, relax, and join us for a cup of coffee. ... more   less 
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