Room with river-view and balcony

House - Private room · Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca, Malacca 75200, Malaysia

This is a private room that comes with a king-sized bed, balcony overlooking the river, air-conditioning and attached bathroom with hot shower. Smack right in the middle of the core heritage zone, just about everywhere is within walking distance.

The Space

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Wayfarer Guest House is located in the historic city of Melaka (also spellt as Malacca), Malaysia. The Guest House is located along the historic Melaka river and right in the centre of this historical city. We are located just 5 minutes by foot from Jonker Walk (Jonker Street), famous for shops selling antiques and handicraft as well as its night market.

Major historical sites and popular eateries are just a short walk from the guest house. You do not need to look any further to find the best place to stay in this city and fully experience what this city has to offer.

This listing is for the room facing the river with a balcony. It has a fantastic view of the Melaka river. It has a king-sized bed.

Room facilities:
Comfortable bed
Attached bathroom
Hot rain shower
Shower gel
Bath towel
Hair dryer
Coffee & tea facilties

The city of Melaka, founded around the year 1400, is considered to be the founding city of modern Malaysia. Being strategically located along major shipping routes, the city prospered during the reign of the Melaka Sultanate. It was later conquered by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. A melting pot of various cultures and traditions, its uniqueness was duly recognised when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage City together with the city of Georgetown in Penang in 2008.

Guest Access

General Facilities:
Free high speed internet (Wi-Fi) for guests
50 inch flat-screen plasma TV with Satellite TV (Astro) in common guest area
Self-service coffee and hot water
Guest refrigerator
Kitchen for basic cooking

Interaction with Guests

My family lives in this guest house. So you can be assured that there will be somebody home most of the time to help you.

The Neighborhood

We are right smack in the middle of the core heritage zone of this UNESCO World Heritage city.

Getting around

Most places are within walking distance. Panorama bus no. 17 from the Melaka Sentral bus station stops about 5 minutes from us.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had such a lovely time in Melacca! Thank you so much Wei Yi Thor. The rooms were clean, stylish and relaxing to be in. The river room with the Balcony was particularly fun. I really enjoyed sitting watching the river and reading my book.

    April 2014
  • Thoroughly recommend Wayfarers Guesthouse. The room was very large, extremely clean and the service was very good. The family were very helpful and make sure you get them to order the rickshaw driver/rider he was very good and informative.I would certainly stay there again.

    April 2014
  • our room + bed was big, comfy and clean.. looks like it does in the pictures. very well located and everything was within walking distance, so that was nice. also liked that communication with wei yi was fast.

    March 2014
  • The host was friendly and helpful. The rooms we booked were clean and spacious. Bed were also more than comfortable. Location was excellent and walkable distance to famous local delights! Definitely worth staying!

    March 2014
  • My husband and I actually stayed in two different rooms at this lovely guesthouse..(which, by the way is "very" central to everything!) We spent 3 nights in the queen sized room, and then two nights in the room (with a King bed!) with the river view. Both rooms were lovely and spacious, although out of the two rooms, I think we preferred the queen sized room much better. Although the view was nice on the river in the other room, it was on the top floor of the house and it was quite hot up there (yes, there is a/c, but it's nice to leave your doors open out onto the balcony at times), but we found at night, even with all doors and windows closed, it was quite noisy from traffic. You'd almost think that a street was right below your window. That room was huge and decorated very nicely with a large bathroom and great shower as well. It was nice to sit in Wei's family home and relax after a hot day of sight seeing. Both of his parents were lovely, friendly people and very welcoming. I think the only disappointing thing was that a washer and dryer was "not" available as stated in their ad. We had to find our own laundry place and pay for that ourselves (which wasn't expensive), just not convenient. All and all, we'd highly recommend The Wayfarer to anyone travelling to Melacca.

    March 2014
  • We spent 4 nights in Malacca, in the gorgeous 'room with river-view and balcony' during the Chinese New Year period. The room was lovely, very spacious with wooden floors and shutters and a big beautiful, comfortable bed with white linen and fluffy pillows, we slept remarkably well even with the onslaught of firecrackers and fireworks every night. The Hosts were welcoming and warm and we found our stay relaxing and very enjoyable. The location is perfect for exploring the old town of Malacca as it is moments away from Jonker Street and the historical sites can all be reached easily on foot. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    February 2014
  • It was a pleasant journey even for the local people. My families come back for CNY holidays every year but we don't have the Malacca home stay experience. We felt surprise with the room Malaysian mix culture decor. It was completely different from Taiwan's home stay. The Malacca river cruises are high recommend because it's full of Malacca historical memories and sceneries.

    January 2014
  • It was a pleasant 2D1N stay. The room was spacious and comes with a huge bathroom. The balcony view was amazing, just alongside the river. The bed was super comfy and the room gives you a very homey feel. Security wise is a no worry as they are using a magnetic lock system which only allows you to enter with a valid card. Checking in and out was lightning. Wei Yi and his family were kind and helpful, recommended us some of their local fav eats. On top of that, the location was really well situated, a few hundred meters from the famous Jonker Street night market. There were also quite a number of famous eats around the corner. Some being very well known by tourist, some only by locals. Definitely worth the stay!

    December 2013
  • In all the rooms we were very comfortable and it was very clean. River view rooms were just wonderful with their spaciousness and wonderful views. All the family were delightful and helpful. it was truly lovely being a part of this ancient city of Malacca and its history. I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone. Richard and Lyn

    November 2013
  • Wei Yi Thor and his parents are excellent hosts. Their house is beautifully located in the old town of Malacca next to the river. It is a traditional Chinese house, with central courtyards, which they have sensitively modernised. The room was spacious with its own well equipped bathroom and french doors opening onto a verandah overlooking the river.

    Malacca has many historic sites to inspect. It really enhanced my visit to be staying in a central location with a lovely private verandah to relax on when I needed to escape the heat.

    The Wei family were very helpful to me, arranging for example a taxi to take me on a tour of a neighbouring town.

    I am happpy to recommend their house.

    November 2013
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My family runs a small, nice and cozy guest house located in the heart of the historical city of Melaka (Malacca). Situated along the historic Melaka river with stunning views of the river and only a short distance away from Jonker Walk (Jonker Street), Stadthuys, A' Famosa, St. Paul's Hill, museums, historical sites and popular shopping centres. We look forward to hosting you soon!
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