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“Friendly and peaceful. Beautiful antiques, historic building.”
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Cyclamen Cottage
Ranked #19 of 227 Melaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Having booked at the last minute we were completely thrilled to have found such a wonderful place. It's not central, but really not that far out of town - there is an option to borrow a bike, which would have made it super-easy, but honestly, we didn't mind the walk either.

We loved the welcoming, generous hosts. We benefited quite directly from talking to Chris about his plants - he's very knowledgeable and gave us some great cuttings which are now growing in our little balcony garden in KL. The house itself is a beautiful old building, decked out with lovely antiques, which for me made the sort of comforting atmosphere I might have felt at my grandmother's house as a kid. Airy, leafy courtyard, good aircon and fans in the rooms, great breakfast. We loved it. Thank you to Cindy and Chris for making us so welcome.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Did a last minute booking at Cyclamen as there was no other hotels available due to public holiday and school vacation in Malaysia and boy i should say i was not disappointed one bit. The place was oozing with old style colonial charm and the antique furniture's added to its beauty. The place is well kept and clean and the rooms were also comfortable with all the basic amenities. We never ever felt that we were staying in a hotel..it was like spending a weekend in a guest house. The owner of the place was a very kind lady who also doubles up as a chef who prepares home made breakfast every morning for the guests. The breakfast was simple and delicious. Though the place was fully booked we always felt that we had the whole place for ourselves. The only downside is the distance of this hotel from the city center especially if you don't drive, but if you are looking for a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the city then this is the place . i wouldn't complain much about the distance as me and my family had one of our memorable stays here. Will definitely come back..

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Czanjohn
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed for a week here and loved the atmosphere. The furniture and art work is wonderful and we learned a lot about the straits chinese and other ethnic groups that live in Melacca. Breakfast was quiet and lovely, included in the price and we enjoyed delicious roti at a restaurant just around the corner. We can definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a luxurious stay and a cultural experience.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank DanskeDina
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

The earlier reviews are all justified-hospitable; clean; excellent breakfast which includes nonya kuay, when available I guess..

My bunch of male adult friends throughly enjoyed our short stay - Chris, Cindy's husband, is very knowlegable about the plants on the grounds and very willingly cut a few stems for a friend who's a landscape artist.

There's a hawker centre just a few minutes walk down the road - excellent char kway teow; fresh fruit juice; roast pork & char siew; satay. Another hawker centre across the main road features open air karaoke .. but we were too tired after golf to check it out.

Room Tip: For short stays, the rooms without windows do not detract from the overall quality.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank ganbeiSingapore
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Cyclamen is situated in a stunning historical building just of a busy road leading to the city centre. Definitely one of the better looking places we've stayed in in Malaysia. It doesn't lack comfort either, with nice, thick mattresses on the beds, clean and modern ensuite bathrooms and a nice breakfast in the morning in a nice setting at the back of the building.

Unfortunately it doesn't come cheap. For the price of the cheaper rooms (around 32 euro) we kind of expexted the room to have a window, but it didn't. We chose to upgrade to the more pricey (40 euro)and more spacious option on the front of the building so we could have look outside.

Also, the location is a bit of a let down. Nothing to do, nothing to see there. We had no car, so to reach the city centre, we had three options: walk the 3 km road. No shade, no sidewalk, lots of cars. Take a taxi, who charged RM20 for the 5 minute drive. Or wait for the bus, which may but probably won't show up. The owners were more than happy to take us if they were going that way too, but off course you can't count on that.

If you want to see Melaka,you'll have a hard time getting there. Too bad, as the Cottage, pricey as it is, looks great.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JellevanKralingen
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

What a great place to stay. Owners are welcoming and warm. They make you feel at home without cramping your style in any way. Helpful and interesting. Beds were so comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! What a pity it was only one night! Only negative....and this no-one can do anything about...was the long call to prayer from the mosque...and the early morning one. BUT I realise we are visitors in a majority muslim country and respect that.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

My Father and I really enjoyed our stay with Chris and Cindy. The colonial feel the building has is great, the breakfast was a lovely suprise each morning and the service was great. Chris was so keen to show my dad his amazing antiques collection and in general be helpful- a good host- thanks!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 2884-C, Teck Chye Avenue | Limbongan, Melaka, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #19 of 227 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Hotel Class:2 star — Cyclamen Cottage 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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