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“GOOD LOCATIONS” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wayfarer Guest House
Ranked #6 of 206 Melaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“GOOD LOCATIONS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

stayed in this guest house for 2 nights. Lovely night view from the Balcony.

Jonker street is just at the corner !

Good food / restaurants are within 5-10 min walk --- chicken rice ball, Teochew seafood, Nyonya dumpling, durian cendol, Nyonya cuisine, confectioneries at San Su Gong.

If you want to buy Kebaya etc, can find lots of them in Sixty 3 Heritage.

Attractions and Megamall are all within walking distance.

Room Tip: choose Room 6 with Balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Launceston, Australia
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is a lovely guest house in the heart of the old quarter of Malacca, owned & run by Thor & Lian. It is a beautiful old renovated warehouse with 9 or 10 simple but clean & comfortable rooms with good air conditioners & tea/coffee provided The street & river view rooms are sought after but we had an inside room without a view & were very happy with it. We used the downstairs lounge area often, where it was cool & we could still enjoy a view of the river & people watch too. Our hosts & their staff were most helpful with information, everything was easily accessible by walking, including cafés & restaurants open for breakfast, street markets, shops & mall.
Would highly recommend this guest house - 10 out of 10.

Room Tip: Book well ahead as it a popular guest house
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary B
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

The central location of Wayfarer to the attractions and famous eateries made for easy exploring of the town. Loved the laid back and homely feel to the whole environment and Aunty Lian was very helpful with places to eat and was helpful when my friend wanted to book an additional room for the next night. Wifi and AC were good and just walking along the river at night was very nice and pleasant!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chinchiminie
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Jonker st nearby 5 mins walk.Avoided busy street noises.Hot Beverages provided via dispenser machine.Toilet has rain shower.Aircon should be cooler though,needs servicing.Overall is value for money for location & privacy & a homely feel as it only has 8 rooms.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank richie1128
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
63 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Stayed in the famous Room 6 with its cool balcony overseeing the river. I think for value, this is an awesome room! Location-wise is great due to close proximity to the river, Jonker street and the other heritage sites, plus it's in a quieter lane. I did not have any issues with the noise from the river but I can hear talking sounds coming from other rooms downstairs though.
Do note that this is a guest house and not a hotel. Therefore, expect basic amenities only. Things like a TV for example ( which I think it's great) are not provided. Likewise, they provide only instant coffee packets but not tea bags in the room. The doors in the toilet and balcony are a bit hard to close due to the old wooden lock mechanism. As for services, they provide the very basic greet and give-the-key service. They were happy to give info when I ask for it.
Overall, I think this is a good hotel for its value and location.

Room Tip: Get room 6 - Artist room for the balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alvin_Liu
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Cairns, Australia
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We stayed in Room 7 which was very spacious and quiet. The Wayfarer is in a good location-- easy walking distance to the main sites and streets. There are restaurants and pubs nearby along the river. Wifi and AC worked great, very comfortable bed.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed here with my 9 year old son for a night in balcony room. Simple but comfortable room with a view over murky river. We enjoyed waving to the cruising boast before bedtime. Birds chirped ALL night (???). Staff were distant and offered nothing but handing over the key. Was a shame they didn't offer breakfast because we spent a hour looking for somewhere to eat breakfast (China town is pretty sleepy mid-week and cushier cafes don't open until 11 or so). My son enjoyed the wooden hammock downstairs.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tabithaws
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Property: Wayfarer Guest House
Address: 104 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayfarer Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, nice and cozy guest house located in the heart of the historical city of Melaka. Located along the historic Melaka river with stunning views of the river and only a short distance away from historical sites and popular eateries. All of our rooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and comes with hot shower. Free internet access for guests is provided. ... more   less 
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