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Old Town Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 208 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worthing
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58 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

A lovely guesthouse, a family run B&B. The owners were so kind and helpful, and their little daughter is very cute! It's about a 5/10min walk into the main town square and Melaka is very easy to get around on foot.

It was very clean, had a real friendly atmosphere. It's great value. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

We stayed at the Old Town Guesthouse back in April and had such a lovely time we kept extending and extending our time there! Unfortunately the owners were away on holidays at the time but we had the pleasure of Karen and Alister as our hosts instead! Lovely couple who really added to our time there! The Guesthouse itself is lovely, had a double room with a window looking out over the market, a huge DVD collection, free water, beers that were cheaper than buying them in a store, free breakfast, clean showers, the list just went on... it was literally a home from home! The location of the guesthouse was only a quick 5 minutes walk to the Old Town but the best food was in the guesthouse area! To the left of the guesthouse is a duck restaurant, yum, then to the right there is an amazing Indian and across in the market an assortment of food including the best Popiah (spring roll) I ate in Malaysia! We left very reluctantly and 5 kgs heavier:)

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

We stayed at Old Town for 3 nights in March when we visited Melaka. We chose this guesthouse based on reviews on Tripadvisor and other online reviews.

We found the place without any hassle as the local bus left us off just round the corner and the owners had emailed us simple instructions of how to get there from the bus stop.

The guesthouse is set between a Chinese restaurant famed for its duck rice and an Indian restaurant which does great tandoori meals, juices and naan breads. It's a new place with a nice communal area for eating breakfast and watching TV and another for using the laptop provided for guests (there is also wifi).

The rooms are large and the beds comfortable and a steal at just £8 a night with aircon (if you can stick the heat of Melaka with just a fan then you can pay a lot less). The shared bathrooms are very clean and there are enough of them to ensure there isn't a queue in the morning.

The lovely family who own and run the place also live there and this gives it a warm, homestay feel. On our final morning they even invited us to have a traditional nasi lemak breakfast with them which was lovely.

It's a pleasant 5 minute walk to the town square which is utterly beautiful and from there just a short walk across the bridge into Chinatown. You can pay a lot more money to stay in the very centre but I doubt you'll get the same value for money.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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The World
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2010

Old Town was a fantastic place. The rooms, bathrooms and toilets are spotless, the couple who runs the place is very nice and helpful, there's free wifi and the breakfast is included. 30 RM for a room with ac is fantastic!!! The only downside is the fact that the hotel it not located in Chinatown, but is close enough.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2010

This is a small guesthouse, newly renovated and opened so everthing works like new and it was spotlessly clean. The communal areas are spacious with good sofas to lounge on and good cooking and dining area although there are good cheap restaurants right on the doorstep. Breakfast was good too. It's in a nice area - a short walk away from the touristy area of Melaka. Very helpful and friendly and I'll go back there if I'm ever in Melaka again.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2010

The first impression when I walked into this family run guest house .... I love it. It been among the best guest house I ever been in many years of travel. Located just 5 minutes walk from the main Chinatown and surrounded with some of the Best food in Malacca. Friendly host and clean and comfortable accommodation. What else can u ask for???
I'll definitely be back!!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2010

A really good place to stay, so cheap and a very good location. This guesthouse is owned by a young couple, they were very welcoming and happy to help. The rooms were clean, a fan is provided, air con is optiontial at a slightly higher cost.
I would totally recommend this place to travellers or those just on holiday. It caters for all!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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