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“Central location, cheap”
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Hotel Bao Shu
Ranked #123 of 212 Melaka B&B and Inns
Sofia, Bulgaria
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Central location, cheap”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

The good things about this hotel are the reasonable price - it is perfect for people that look for a budget hotel and do not plan a long stay - and the location - just a 10min walk to the historical center of Malacca. The hotel is situated in a street with old and abandoned houses. You should not expect any magnificent views from your room. Also if the smell/noice from the street late at night do not bother you, you can choose this hotel. The room looked clean but blankets, curtains and carpets in the halls seemed kind of shabby. The bathroom and the WC were separated. The WC was practically in the room and had a thin folding door. The room had an air-con but I suppose this is a default facility in those parts of the world . There was no wardrobe in the room - just 2-3 hangers on the wall. In the lobby you can buy some beverages at normal price.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Very helpful staff and other guests. Rooms a bit noisy, but there was sooo many Indian familys staying at the same time. Mostly kids noise, so it might just have been bad luck for us. Clean, small room.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Very basic but ideal for budget travelling and for short stays only. You get what you pay for. Obviously for the price you pay at this hotel you cannot expect a three star service (musty smelling bed linen and very basic equipment).

The receptionists were friendly and helpful and the hotel is only a ten minute walk from the main centre.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Hotel is located less than 5 minutes walk from Jonkers street. Room are clean & tidy. The area looks safe and you can roam around in midnight also without worries. People with car can find difficult in finding parking since hotel is located on road side & has only 2 reserved parking space. But you always have choice to park your car in public parking area.

What I don't like is hotel room don't have window.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Hotel Bao Shu is situated near to the buzzing Jonker Street in Melaka (about 10mins walking distance). The street where you can find 'Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball' and a lot of other stalls selling souvenirs, clothings and antiques. There are also Cafes and Pubs at Jonker, where you could chill out in the evening for a drink or two. Jonker Street is also a minute away from the Melaka River, which provide a rather spectacular view at night.

The hotel is also relatively near to Makhota Parade/Hatten/Pahlawan Megamall (shopping malls)which is approximately 15-20mins on foot.

Not forgetting, the hotel room rates are affordable too. Both my friend and I shared the same room (Two singles) for approx RM110+ per night. The rooms are clean.

Nearby (across two streets), there is the infamous Satay Celup stall called, 'Capitol Satay'; along Bukit Cina. You can't miss the stall especially when there is a long queue awaiting to be seated.

If you are thinking about shopping at AEON JUSCO , or TESCO, it is a much longer distance on foot, then walking to Makhota Parade and those malls nearby to it. It takes about 30 to 45mins to get there and you'll need a map for it. However, there is a slight advantage if you travel on foot. You get to pass by , 'The Store', which is a two-storey hypermarket type of mall.

You may also wanna check out 'Discovery Cafe' , which is along the same stretch where Hotel Bao Shu is. You should also try the fried oyster and Wan Ton Mee stall that is directly opposite the hotel which only opens after 7.30pm.

Alright, food and shopping aside. Let us not drift far away from this review. Overall, all i can say is that the hotel is clean, the staffs are friendly and it's definitely value for money.

You may wanna check out:
Jonker Street - Geographer Cafe. Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball
Heeren (oppo Jonker St) - Cafe 1511 (Good Nyonya food)
Within Makhota - Mixx Disco
Within Hatten - Overtime (Get yourself a Starker beer and enjoy the live band performance)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Chanthaburi, Thailand
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Pluses - short walk to the historic tourist attractions, riverside, cafes and numerous museums Malacca has on offer
Minuses -
price - 90 ringitt for a small single room puts it well above surrounding guesthouses
poor cleaning; room was ok on arrival but no daily cleaning, had to take towel to reception for a fresh one, empty own wastepaper basket downstairs
tv - advertised as 'satellite tv'. Two channels only with a clear picture, 18 too poor to watch. No English language channel available
It would be adequate for a one-night stay, for a longer visit like mine I'd be looking elsewhere, both in terms of price and facilities.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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BaoShu, Owner at Hotel Bao Shu, responded to this review, 2 September 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback,our hotel only provide room service for stay more then 2 nights but upon request we can provide room service on 2nd day,very sorry for your incovinience .Hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

The location of the hotel is near to Capitol Satay Celup , Jonker Walk , 300 metre to "Kerang + Lala + Sotong bakar" , prices is fair.
Comfortable Bed , clean & simple.

If you are driving , advice to find a Rm3 per entry car park , please turn in a lorong before Bao Shu Hotel at your left hand side you will find a Rm3 per entry car park, if Parking @ Parking Lot Beside road , remember to buy a parking coupon to display , 1 Day Rm5 parking coupon. Hotel also provide parking Coupon as per request.

Room Tip: We have a family room for 4 , 2 adult + 2 kids .
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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BaoShu, Owner at Hotel Bao Shu, responded to this review, 2 September 2012
Thanks For your kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay.Hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Hotel Bao Shu
Address: 73 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #123 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bao Shu 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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