Ours is a fully renovated old house with a homely feel in the UNESCO World Heritage Zone with easy access to all the tourist sites. The house accommodates up to 6 persons with modern facilities. Enjoy staying by the river with a magnificent view.
This home provides modern comfort amidst the old city. Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage zone, it is 5-15 minutes walking distance from all the tourist/historical sites and Jonker Night Market on the weekends . The guesthouse accommodates 6 persons comfortably.
The pantry and dining area is equipped with a fridge, microwave oven, hot water boiler & toaster. Drinking water, coffee and tea is provided. The living area comes with cable TV. There is a hot/cold water shower room for the occupants of the quad (2 queen sized beds) room on the lower level. The master bedroom upstairs with a king sized bed has a balcony with a view of the river ; the perfect place to chill out in the evenings. The ensuite hot/cold water shower and bath has a private walk-in wardrobe area. The indoor area of the house is a 'no smoking' zone (except for the outdoor balcony in the master bedroom)
Interaction with Guests
We would check guests in upon arrival and collect keys upon check out. Guests would enjoy complete privacy during their stay but could call us for assistance at any time.
This part of Melaka has a quaint old charm to it. Historically, the river at the back of the house was used by boats for the spice trade. The grounds of the old Javanese Village still remains across the river. The buildings along the river used to be go downs and redistribution stores for trade. One could take a walk, jog or dine at any of the restaurants and cafe's by the scenic river. A 20 minute walk along the river brings you to a the Melakan Morten Village. Trading on this street continues as wholesalers still operate in this neighbourhood. Temple street, Jonker (Night Market) Street, Heeren Streets, Stadhuys and historical sites are within 250 metres. Two prominent shopping complexes are within 20 minutes walk.
Most sites are within walking distance unless one wishes to go out of the old town area. There are busses via Sentral Melaka Bus station to the Zoo, Butterfly Park or family water theme park or from the Stadhuys to the Portuguese Settlement waterfront for an evening seafood dinner experience. Alternatively, we could assist to make arrangements for taxis. For guests who are driving, there are on street parking bays @RM0.60 per hour based on parking tickets from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm Sat and free on Sun. There is direct bus service from KL IA/LCCT airports to Melaka Sentral bus station. Please check schedules on this and other sectors on transnasional bus website.
Other Things to Note
Parking : we do not have private parking. There are on-street parking bays available in front of the building and along the same street based on parking coupon system @RM0.60 per hour : Mon-Fri from 8am to 6pm, Sat : 8am to 1pm or @RM5.00 per day.
For comfort of your stay, kindly note :
- Only maximum 6 registered guests (including children above 2 years) are allowed into the premises. Please make alternative accommodation / common meet up venue arrangement if there are more guests arriving after check-in. We reserve the right to reject/auto-cancel upon arrival extra persons without any compensation whatsoever.
- Not recommended for guests’ who have 'special needs' or not able to go up the stairs
- Smoking is not allowed in the house. Guests may smoke at the outdoor balcony of the master bedroom only
- No durians in the house
- No pets in the house
- No indoor bicycle storage or parking facility
- This is a Malaysian home and as per our culture, the is a 'no footwear in the house' policy.
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Very tastefully done up home. Experience was beyond what we expected. Location is very convenient, all attractions are a 5 min walk away. Nothing like enjoying a cup of tea in the balcony overlooking the river. I loved the cafe on the ground level. The staff is super helpful ( special mention for Ben) and the food is awesome. DO NOT miss the Nasi Lemak Kukus Beef Rendang, it is by far the best Rendang I've had. I would highly recommend travelers to try the restaurant ( even if you don't get a room booking). All in all i loved the place, look forward to going back.
The house is better than the picture shown. Good location, Very comfortable and good view just besides the river. Mani is nicely tracking our status so we arrive with house already cool down.
Great home. Quick check in from the host. Overall home is very clean. Very relaxing your won't feel like going out
A comfortable and cozy stay for six. The location is perfect, everything is within walking distance. Thumbs up!
The location of this place is perfect. It is 3 mins walk from Jonker street and yet it is peaceful and quiet enough for us to get our rest. Communication was quick and easy with Mani. There was 5 of us and there was more than enough room for us. There is also a balcony, facing the river. Really quite and nice at night. Soap, shampoo, hair dryer, towels are all included. Why spend so much at the hotel where you can get good and comfy bed at a fantastic location for a fraction of the cost. Strongly recommends Mani's apartment to anyone exploring Malacca.
The house was neat and tidy and it is within walking distance from a lot of places.
It is a good place to stay if you are going to Malacca. The cake was very nice and buttery.
This was my first Air Bnb experience and it was fabuous! I highly recommend Mani's place as it was a short stroll from all the must see attractions. Mani was very responsive to our requests. I highly recommend this place for Malacca!
After serving in the hotel and travel industry for 17 years, my backpacker husband and I decided to run our own guesthouses. This is our 3rd venture in the old town of Melaka and we aspire to provide comfortable stays for small groups of travellers and families in The River View Home.