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Reviewed 11 April 2011

The couple who run the place stay very close by. The place feels like a real home. Laidback, tastefully decorated and it has a view on the first floor that is superb. You can sit for hours and gaze at the river and the boats going by. The rooms were clean and temperature in the room (fan option) was ok....

Thank patra_kp
Reviewed 8 April 2011

The rooms are a bit spartan with old basic furniture and just a bare fluorescent light overhead, but they are very spacious and clean, and the beds are firm and comfortable with good pillows. A room overlooking the street was a bit noisy due to the occasional passing motorbike. The lower floor of the 150 year old building has a...

Thank JimInColorado
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 March 2011

I was able to spend only one night here, but would loved to extend my stay several more days. Raymond and William are both very warm and welcoming and helpful with learning to know the area and its amenities. The room was very clean and comfortable, shared baths are kept clean and have good shower facilities. There is traffic noise...

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Toolamba, victoria
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We stayed at River View for 4 nights in an upstairs twin room. What can I say that disappointed........um...... one of the upstairs showers had a little less pressure than the other. That's all! We absolutely loved it here. William and Raymond were great hosts and are friendly, helpful and as present or as absent as you want. William is...

Thank Keiramoo
Reviewed 12 March 2011

I'd recommend to everyone to go here at least once.Like me you won't forget the comfy bed,cakes, hospitality, view of river,great owners,Mani and Raymond, very funny staff (William and lovely little cleaner, by the way she's a great singer).The little balcony view of river is terrific and you're sure to catch sight of some monitor lizards in river. I'm only...

Thank tourist0005
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2011

This is a lovely hidden gem in Melaka. It's an old 2 story colonial style house directly by the river side. It's an old heritage building with a genius old air/con wall system which is using the walls to give moisture and cool air to the house. Nevertheless it has modern aircondition and fans in every room. The rooms are...

Thank ollirmi
Shangri-La County, China
Reviewed 19 February 2011

If you don't stay here for clean airy rooms, or the quirky adorable staff, then stay here for the the freshly baked cake. It's the place to be.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We had spent some nights in Singapore before coming here in several different hostels & were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Riverview. We were greeted by William with lychee lemonade & cookies (which we really want the recipe for) and shown around the building. The building is brilliant, full of character and clean. Our room was an excellent...

Thank Vicci_J83
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 November 2010

You will be hard-pressed to find this combination of comfort, hospitality, price and location during your travels. The River View Guesthouse sets the scene for a relaxing and enjoyable visit to Melaka. The beds are so comfortable, I want to ship one home! The Riverside location is perfect for relaxing during the day sipping coffee and reading, or at night...

Thank GoneToBed
Reviewed 12 November 2010

The owner is very helpful and the location is superb. When you consider the price we paid this was very good value. I agree that one or two walls could do with painting but I suspect this is not as easy as it sounds - I suspect the walls have some damp in them. Other travellers take note though -...

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ManiSarah, Owner at River View Guest House, responded to this review

We would like to thank our guest for the wonderful review. This is also a good opportunity to highlight on the walls of the guest house : The building was built more than a hundred years ago. At that time, the plaster was a mixture of sea sand (which is easily obtainable from the Melaka river ; which still runs...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The guest house offers accommodation in comfortable twin or double divan bedded rooms with fan and common bathrooms (hot & cold shower) for up to 14 guests. All rooms have windows. Towels are provided for guest use. There is a sitting, tv and dining area with a kitchen for light cooking. Drinking water, coffee & tea is provided complimentary. The first floor terrace has a magnificent view of the Melaka River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River View Guest House

Address: 94 & 96 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $18 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in room 9, the one most closer to the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 351jaumec, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the family duplex is good, as there were 2 couples, It has balcony to rest and watch the river...so relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles RubySong, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want privacy, ask for a room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles cornucopia13, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“hear traffic until 2 or 3 am in the dorm”
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 of 5 bubbles hktraveller328, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go on the second floor, the first floor was pretty noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 412jonathan, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
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