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Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

First the location is excellent, it is 2 minutes away from jonker street (the main one). Then, the rooms are clean and come with fan. Water from shower is almost cold. Good surprise, wifi works perfectly. In the end for 5 € a night it is a very good deal !

Thank Secucivile
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Bala's place is locates near to historic buildings, river cruise, food stalls, restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe, bicycle rentals, handcraft shops, 7/11, etc. The manager and staffs here are extra friendly and helpful! But i recommend customers/guests/visitors to pay and stay in the room with air-conditioner (if you can't tolerate with hot weather).

1 Thank Autumn Z
Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

First of all, Melaka is a lovely place. There is a lot to do and the city is clean and calm. We choose very good to stay in Bala's place. The rooms are cheap, basic and clean. Just what a backpacker on budget needs! The shared toilets and showers are hygienic as well. The receptionist and housekeeping lady are very... More 

Thank teresazajk
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We loved the area, very close to all the main attractions, a shop with bike rental is around the corner and also some restaurants or street food. The manager is very friendly but his english could be better. The room upstairs was basic but clean. (The stair is very steep and narrow) There are two shared bathrooms which was enough... More 

1 Thank Tico80
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32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

We have stayed in this Guest house couple of days.The girl in reception was very nice to us. The room was Ok.Everything working well (wifi,hot water...).It was the cheapest room we found in Chinatown.Location was perfect.Really close to the market and restaurants.

4 Thank Suhatzak
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Really great value for the rooms which are basic, but clean and everything functions! Bala and the other man who works here are both really friendly, will go out of their way to make you comfortable and best of all tea and biscuits appear frequently! The location is great, only a couple minutes walk to jonker street and some great... More 

2 Thank Hollymegan12345
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Ok, so this isant the Ritz but owner very nice chap and night porter very hospitable even with his limited English. Great location, basic but clean rooms - I had an upstairs one which was perfect for me. Owner must realise past problems with mosquitos as when I mentioned I couldn't sleep one night he said "are the mosquitos bothering... More 

1 Thank Beverley1976
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed at Bala's place back in April this year and we loved it. Bala was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. He was very helpful and polite and leant us bikes to ride around the town on. The night watchman was really lovely too. Very limited english but he knew how to offer us coffee on a regular basis, and was... More 

Thank Josie-Josh
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This is a great, clean, friendly place to stay. The family are really wonderful, kind and warm. I fell over when staying with them and need a doctor. Bala drove me to his family doctor and paid the bill until i could assess a bank. They care about their guests and this was great after six months on the road.... More 

Thank PinkyBinks
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The location is good, but very difficult to find in a small lane. There is no air condition and a large number of mosquito... The room is not clean at all, water stain at wall... moreover, there is no towel...and you can't get back too late since the gatekeeper go to bed around 10 pm.

1 Thank manstars

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally Located in the heart of the Chinese Quarter, Bala's Place offers good clean budget accommodation with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Newly renovated and decorated, we offer single, double and twin rooms with fan.Join us for movie night in or enjoy the charm and tranquility that Melaka town has to offer, we will happily make recommendations on where to go and what to eat. 6 double rooms with shared bathroom/hot showers. We can accommodate singles at a discounted rate ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bala's Place

Address: 77 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $14 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Opt for an upstairs room, a bit more air ventilation in the hot weather!”
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“Rooms on the ground floor are cooler”
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