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Old Town Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 210 Melaka B&B and Inns
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Krabi
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best guesthouse ever!!!”
Reviewed 18 October 2010

Like many travelers, we chose to go to Old Town, after having read all these great reviews and we even decided to stay 11 nights as it looked like it was a good place to relax... and you know what: it really is!!! And even better!!! If you've been around for some time, you will love this home-like atmosphere and this real relation of trust that Christophe and LeeSun built... the only problem after these 11 days is that we didn't go out much: we were hanging out all the time in the guesthouse!!!... reading books and graphic novels, watching DVDs while drinking coffee!!! And what was even more incredible is that they even cooked for us quite often!!! So now we'll have to come back and explore Melaka a little more... of course we'll go back to Old Town and I'm so looking forward to it!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Biel/Bienne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2010

The owner, Christophe, really knows what a guesthouse needs and the Old Town Guesthouse has it all. The second you'll step in, you will feel like home. There is a sofa area with TV and a huge DVD-selection. There are book and comics to read. The kitchen is for common use and there are some tables to eat, play cards or just discuss things. You'll have Wifi everywhere in the house, but there is also a computer you can use.
There are different rooms. We had a smaller one, but very cozy and nice. There are hangers in the room, a bedtable lamp, a little furniture to put your knick knacks and enough hooks to hang some towels and stuff.

All in all, a great place to stay. And if you are a family, they will be happy to have some company for their daughter.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pescara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Really friendly family will accept you into their home/guesthouse. The rooms are really clean and the hosts were really friendly, laid back and really helpful with giving information. You can share their kitchen and living room and even watch some of the dvds they've got. There's also a computer in the common area for surfing. The atmosphere around is absolutely lovely....Lisan the hostess cooked us all up a really nice malay meal when we were there. She was always treating us with cakes too. There's a fridge for storing your food we brought our own breakfast. Toast, jam and butter, fruits and sweets are laid out for breakfast as much as you want!

All in all a really laid-back and friendly guesthouse. We felt like at home for the first time since we have started our traveling. We'd fully recommend it. It was the best guesthouse we've found in all of SE Asia. Dani+Paul

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2010

Very good value guesthouse. Christophe & his little girl shared their big guesthouse with us. Really cozy, friendly & helpful. They're located just outside the touristic center of Melaka, only 10 minutes walk to where all the sights are. Very helpful with travel information as well.

Very recommended.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rennes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2010

A really peaceful guesthouse, owned by a friendly family, whith a so kind little daughter.
It's just near the old town whith it's typical chinatown streets (5-10 minutes by walk), so it is not crowded and noisy. And the fabulous: it is situated in the best street for food!
The guesthouse is really cheap, really clean, really relax, you can lay behind a movie whith your cup of tea or coffee. If you want, you can cook.You feel so like home. Lee San and Christophe, the owners, are too kind and helpfull, offering you everything you need, that you REALLY DON'T WANT TO LEAVE or you REALLY WANT TO COME AGAIN!
The best guesthouse I've ever seen in Malaisia.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

We stayed for three days in this " no 1" trip advisor suggestion and we simply had a great time. The guesthouse is very well managed, clean and provides indeed a home in a busy city. We have three kids (5, 9, 11) and they loved it there. There is room to manouvre and everything is very relaxed. Lisan and Christophe are helping yopu finding your way in Melaka and provide you with tips. Rooms are clean and have good beds. Value for money is simply excellent, also given the good location of the guesthouse, For us its was the first guesthouse in Malaysia (after many resorts and hotels) but is outperformed everything else.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank AmsterdamThomas2004
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Worthing
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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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 #8 of 210 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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