Just returned from a self drive 3D2N stay in this lovely accommodation.
My booking with this accommodation was a last minute booking as my family decided to embark for a short getaway over the long weekend. Manage to secure 2 rooms for my family as most good accommodations were fully booked over this long weekend.
From the online booking, check-in, stay & check-out - they were professional and provided a personal touch to the entire experience.
Though the place might be slightly difficult to find, but try to follow the map and directions provided by the owner, you will be able to find it soon. Just look out for Farmosa Garden Hotel and the tyre shop they mentioned.
This accommodation reside in a neighbourhood lined with landed properties. Nonetheless, the rear of the new wing is a school. Thus, during weekdays, the noise from the school could be significant. The other 'disturbance' is the barking of dogs around the place as many of the household keep dogs, thus any stranger or stray dog pass by will draw the doggies barking. The other part is the close vicinity to the call for prayers, which can be quite loud to some guests.
As for the actual accommodation, the place is clean, well maintained, filled with traditional furnitures & finishings that simply provide a guest an experience of a traditional Peranakan aka Nonya household. Malacca has a strong heritage of Peranakan, and if that's what you want to experience, this place is sure to provide it, especially the old wing.
The staff are friendly, helpful yet not intrusive. Cindy is slightly reserved, but her hubby is definitely a great help. Even their teenage son helps out to run the place.
This accommodation is about 10mins drive to Malacca Central; advisable to drive than to walk to central, Jonker Walk. Its adequately distance away from the central so that you can enjoy the serenity of the surrounding and culture embedded in the accommodation. Its living hall, kitchen, and garden allow reading, lazing, chatting in a cosy environment. Not to forget, there's even a pool in the kitchen area of the new wing with natural light glazing into the kitchen/lazing area.
Would definitely stay in this place again for its serenity, culture, friendly staff and no frill accommodation at reasonable price.
One truly annoying part is the electromagnetic glass door at the new building that is loose, that causes loud banging sound when the door is magnetise to lock. Hope the owner can improve on it as it really disturb guest at the room directly beside the glass door.
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