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“okay but poor breakfast.”
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Cyclamen Cottage
Ranked #18 of 210 Melaka B&B and Inns
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“okay but poor breakfast.”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

We stayed there for 3 days 2 nights over the weekend. heard good reviews about it and were looking forward to it. We did not stay in the main building but in the new garden wing that just opened a month ago. first impressions of the place was good. loved the furniture and the interior design of the house.

however what we found extremely lacking was the breakfast. the tea was diluted and the coffee sour. We even saw the milk being diluted with water. She even refused to cut more papaya when it was finished. it was this aspect that spoilt our stay. The only nice part was the kueh. those were good.

I got to say that chris the owner is very friendly and nice. he even gave us some of his herbs to take home.

Conclusion: if you are thinking of staying at cyclamen cottage, you would be better off requesting to stay at the main building as chris is in charge there. Wendy is in charge of the garden wing and she does not seem to be doing as good a job as chris.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

I stayed here in a group of friends in October 2011 and found it to be fairly good accomodation for a good price.

The people who owne the guesthouse are lovely - and do go out of their way to ensure you have a good time with them.

Good points: clean rooms and bathroom, all in one shower/bathroom OK, good shower pressure, great breakfast - and good service, very informative about what exactly you are being served, helpful calling taxis etc, 3 person room has 3 proper beds as opposed to two beds and a camp bed.

The main negative would be the location (which is something that the owners obviously can't help) - although it is easy to get into town, it does become a bit of hassle going back and forth at least in my opinion. I think it would be better to stay in the centre if only coming for a weekend to maximise sightseeing, if staying for longer or as part of a extended trip I think staying at the Cyclamen Cottage may be preferable due to warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Room Tip: One of the downstairs bedrooms just has an internal window which leads into the dining room - it was...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Cyclamen Cottage is a good choice especially for those of you who r driving. It's about 5min drive away from the main attractions of Malacca, but super near to the famous Baba Charlie Nonya Kueh place. I had a pleasant stay there for 2nights, enjoying the spacious room, as well as the cosy cafe where we had free access to. An additional perk is the free Wifi. On a little note, as I was staying on the 2nd level near the courtyard, the noise from people gathering at the courtyard could be quite loud. I dun blame Cyclamen though, but would appreciate fellow guests to be more aware of their noise level especially in the morning.. the noise from a generator/pipe could also be something u like to consider if u are a light sleeper. Otherwise, its a good and budget friendly stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Cyclamen Cottage is an old colonial building renovated into a small a charming hotel. It is situated half an hours walk outside the centre of Melaka and a few minutes drive. However, the extremely friendly and helpful owner often drove us for free and showed us around town telling us about the buildings and its history.

Breakfast is included in the stay and it is delicious with a nice mix of local and western food.

The room has TV, WIFI seems to work fine, the rooms are cleaned every day, staff is friendly and helpful. When having breakfast they often carried our baby allowing us to eat. They have some kids games and a lawn that is good for playing.

Some extra benefits from staying here are the two excellent foodcourts just around the corner, one is called Limbongan. The other and slightly better one, is right next to the football pitch you pass when heading towards town. Talking about football, a group of locals play here every day 18.30 and it seems as anyone can join, at least I did so three days in a row and that was no problem at all.

So choose this place for its atmosphere, GREAT service, good local food, and join a football match...


The only two drawbacks to this place is the fact that there are quite a few mosquitoes around and that it is situated slightly out of town.

Room Tip: Bring mosquito repellent as the mosquitoes are enjoying life in the garden and in the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We can recommand this place to everybody who is visiting Melaka. Chris and Cindy are amazing and just nice. For all interested guests - keep this place as it is and don't mess around. The place is renovated with so much love that it deserves your attention. We stayed in Melaka during a mixed weather period, but enjoyed it very much. In addition of the politeness of our hosts, the city is lively and worth more than one visit.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

I found this place through internet and read all the reviews on tripadvisor.... and my final comment is: absolutely amazing place to stay in Melaka.

Owners area very helpful. There are 2 girls doing the work... they do not speak english but somehow we managed to communicate. Just great experience to have.

The cottage is about 5-10 min drive from Melaka´s Chinatown. Approximately MYR 15 (one way)... The Cottage is located close to one of the main roads, but you do not hear the noise of the traffic. Rooms are immaculate and quite big. Breakfast is nice and includes local food mixed with fried egg and toasts (if you wish).

The owner is awesome. He does everything he can do to make your stay like you are at home.

JUST GREAT....NONO.... ABSOLUTELY GREAT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank SouCross
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

This is my third time at Cyclamen Cottage and I still love this place love. It's clean and simple but it's beautiful! The garden outside is really nice. The herbs garden behind is intriguing! You just got to stay here to appreciate it.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Cyclamen Cottage
Address: 2884-C, Teck Chye Avenue | Limbongan, Melaka, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #18 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cyclamen Cottage 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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