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The Baba House
Ranked #39 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
Surabaya, Indonesia
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46 reviews
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“back to history time”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

the lobby and the breakfast area were so classically amazing. i was like thrown to a time machine to experience the moment of old time dynasty. it is a very interesting classical building. the location is also gorgeous. a walking distance to many attractions, and also close to jonker night market. however there are two big shortcoming that bothered me quite a bit. first; the wifi which did not work at all, or i could say it did work but so poor that you just want to forget about using it. second ...the housekeeping issue. i stayed there for 3 nights and not once they replaced the coffee glass to the clean ones. i could tolerate this recklessness at the first night but not 3 days in a row. however if you are so interested in history or ancient atmosphere, i think this hotel is worth staying

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Baa Atoll
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

No window which wasn't great, but the bed was super comfy, bathroom clean with powerful hot shower, tv which only had a few local channels and tea facilities. For the price? great :) Air con worked too. Safe in an odd position near the ceiling?! lol

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Pro:
Walking distance to most bandar Melaka attractions
Traditional Colonial building with Baba decoration

Con:
Our pre book room has aircondition faulty,but we been replace by another room
Abit of construction during our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala lumpur
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Lovely foyer/ checkin area. Nice area for breakfast, although cold baked beans were an interesting experience!! But the bathroom was very very mouldy, and the smell of the mould permeated the whole room. And this could be easily fixed with good cleaning-such a pity, as it is in a great location. Bed was good. For the price I would have been very happy, but for the very very mouldy bathroom.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Toilet has irregular stinkym smell. Not enough utilities in the room. No clothes hanger, didn't come after we request. Very poor breakfast and not enough on the second day. Don't even have salt and pepper. Overall not pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed over at Baba House during the Chinese New Year weekend. Located on Heeren Street just behind Jonker street. Excellent location with very authentic lobby decor.

Unfortunately I'm very disappointed with the Heritage Room which is supposed to be a higher class room. For RM200/night, the room is highly overpriced for a simple bed room with aircond. Room is extremely bare. No wardrobe. Tiled flooring feels like a hostel.

Suggest that the management furnish the room. This hotel has great potential.

Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Good location. No luxuries - just the basics. Rooms are small, but adequate. Sheets were clean, loo is nice. Breakfast was a total let down. If you have an option to not include the set breakfast, please take it and eat your breakfast somewhere outside. Car parking may be a headache.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Baba House
Address: 125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
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Ranked #39 of 167 Hotels in Melaka
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Baba House 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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