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Kawan Kawan Guest House
Ranked #91 of 220 Melaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Staying 2 nites here(11-13/7/13) make me and my friend cant get enough of the malacca culture! The friendly community there make us feel like home. A foot step to the famous jonker street! Rice ball chicken rice and of cos the must try aku dan dia ondeh-ondeh that will make u missed the taste! You could rent a bike to explore the fantastic heritage around malacca. The historical place just a few minutes from guest house. You may go to dataran pahlawan by cycling! No worries the the will provided a bikes lock. Just lock ur bikes outside the mall and u could shop till drop. U can even go to mahkota parade just need to passed by the road next door :)
I would come back again with my family in future!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were here last week of june, friendly staff guide us where to park our car (the police here is so hardworking, even after 6, still giving out saman for those who are not parked inside the box), location is great its a very short walk to jonker, the shared bathroom is very clean with amazing showers, could be even better than 3-4star hotels. The room is just right for 3 of us, small and comfortable. But aircond is somehow fixed at highest of 24'c, we were kind of freezing at night with thin blanket. Bed is comfy. Two of us slept quite well apart of fighting the cold, our another friend was unable to sleep though, she was bothered with other guest bathing at the middle of the night and walking upstairs, bathroom is opposite our room and upstairs is made of wood i think. Overall, the place is new, clean and comfortable with friendly people, definitely worth every penny we spent.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Ash900
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Really enjoyed my stay here. A very nice place. Reasonable price and very clean. Great shower with good water pressure. Located near Junker street which is the centre of Melaka. Would recommend this place to others.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
Thank Elaine T
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Hotel located near Junker street, central of Melaka. The room is very clean. Staff is nice. We can walk only 3 mins to riverside. The hotel is opposite the Chinese temple. Dim sum place next door was very nice, too.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Joyfully_Warittha
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We booked into this hotel due to a recommendation from a friend. We stayed for two days three nights in their upstair twin room with attached bathroom.

Due to its price (rm80 p/night), at first I thought it would be like some rundown shop lot converted into a cheap hotel. But instead I was suprised by the state of the facilities. Our room is very clean, with air conditioning and comfortable bed. The attached bathroom is also very clean and fitted with hot shower, the water pressure for the shower etc. is very strong and exhilarating to use. Water filter is available downstairs for refills. The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful too.

Attached along the rooms downstairs is a groceries shop run by a very friendly uncle. At night the shop will be closed but there is another convenient store nearby with rentable bicycle as well. Just a block away is the jonker night market, so you can directly head to the market from the guesthouse.

The guesthouse's gate will be closed at night, the key will be passed to you so you can go for an evening stroll or have a few drinks at night.

The only downside is that our room (no. 9) is located at the edge of the building. So we can easily hear loud noises. But overall we had a comfortable stay. Will visit again and a truely a recommendable places to stay.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank neo1027
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Kawan Kawan Guest House! Though the rooms are small and basic, containing only a mattress on the raised floor with a pillow and towel (as a blanket) with a small shelf off to the side, they are great value.
Shared bathrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day and are therefore kept in excellent condition. The rooms close to the bathrooms are quite noisy, though, from both guests using them and staff cleaning them. They offer free wifi internet and it's got a strong signal and is reliable. The staff are friendly enough and not in your face at all.
The Guest House is an easy walk to Jonker St, the Christ Church and Stadthuy's and the riverbank - all of which are well worth the wander. We found it quite easy to walk to shopping malls as well, out near the Mahkota Medical Centre (where some of the buses arrive), though many locals thought we were mad for walking that "far".
There is filtered water available, coffee and tea making facilities, microwave and toaster at the guesthouse, though the common areas are rarely populated by other travellers. We found the staff to be not very chatty.
The Sayang-Sayang guesthouse two doors up is a much better place to meet other people, including the friendly owner, John! In between the Kawan Kawan Guest House and Sayang-Sayang guesthouse is a mini-mart, run by the always-happy Wuan, where can you can get all kinds of drinks and snacks, as well as toiletries. Both Sayang-Sayang guesthouse and JT Mini Mart also rent bicycles.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

The guest house locates at the middle of Melaka, the World Heritage City. Very close to the famous Jonker Street.

Rooms are cozy and comfortable.

However, no breakfast shop is open within the proximity in the morning.

Good place for backpacker.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank QiuMingda
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Additional Information about Kawan Kawan Guest House

Address: 36 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
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Ranked #91 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: £11 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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