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Old Town Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 208 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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96 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2010

Was surprised at how big this guesthouse is! The communal area is really huge and comfy! In addition, it is definitely a big plus that the whole place is super clean! Lisan and Christophe are amazing hosts who will give you very good directions to where you want to go. I planned to go out the night that I arrived but was feeling so comfortable in the that I only manage to step out of the guesthouse the next morning! It is situated 5 mins walk away from Chinatown which is perfect as it does not get too busy at night but is still near to where all the activities are! The only drawback is that the windows to the rooms are facing the communal area and may get a bit noisy. Will definitely stay in this place again the next time I visit Melaka!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2010

I stayed for three nights in the ensuite, double (R50 per night). The noise didn't bother me but might some people. Common areas are welcoming and spacious, comfortable seating, free use of notebook PC (good value considering the internet cafe nearest to the hostel charges R5 per hour!), breakfast was basic (but you don't get breakfast in every hostel in Malaysia, so its a nice touch). Room was very clean, nice warm shower, good location in my opinion, only five/ten mins walk to either the malls, Stadthuys, Chinatown etc. The best feature, in my opinion, is the welcome you get from Christophe and his family. Always smiling, always helpful, very chilled out atmosphere. As ex-travellers themselves they know what you are looking for! Give it a go. As for the city, I thought it was the best place in Malaysia that I went to, big enough for facilities and attractions yet small enough to not stress you out!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

I stayed with my 4 year old daughter for what was going to be 2 nights but we ended up staying for about 5. Lisan and Christoph are so very friendly and helpful and welcoming. The guesthouse very clean and comfortable. I was actually a bit sad to leave as I felt like I had been staying with friends! Christoph makes a fantstic pasta!!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

Very new, to the point that there's still work in progress going on, but couldn't complain at the value of the accomodation or friendliness of Christophe and family. We had a double at the front - you absolutely need the aircon - and it was a little noisy but earplugs ensured sleep. Breakfast is free and fine, of the coffee and toast variety. Christophe has travelled widely in SE Asia and a good source of info.

Location is okay - technically in the Old Town, although a ten minute walk from Chinatown, which is really where the action is - but the price, I think, reflects this.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2009

Very very friendly staff. A joy to stay at their house.

Bathrooms are shared, rooms not very big but the communal space is! I recommed this place to anyone visiting Melaka

(BTY it is not in the old town, but close (=; )

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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jimmy35, owner at Old Town Guesthouse, responded to this review, 26 December 2009
Thanks for you review. It was a delight to have you with us.

Btw : our guesthouse is situated in the UNESCO buffer zone and was recently gazetted as a heritage village
I suppose your referring to Chinatown, and for sure we're not in Chinatown, we are 500m from there.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2009

Clean and spaceous guesthouse with friendly owners. We have stayed here for two nights and it was definitely à good choice. Breakfast is included and à laptop is free to use. Besides this, THE city centre is just à couple of minutes away.

  • Stayed December 2009
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2009

A great place, which is very clean and just a 5 min walk to the city centre. A public notebook is available, otherwise you can use the WIFI. Some people complained about not having a TV into the room...Do you really expect a TV into your room for this price? It's a backpackers place, where even families felt very cozy. But if you really need TV, the owner offers a big DVD collection for free. Everybody is very helpful and a family run atmosphere. EXCELLENT!!!

Alex, Germany

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Old Town Guesthouse
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 #7 of 208 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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