I've been here twice and enjoyed it each time. It's not the fanciest place and the facilities are a bit simple but their staff are so accommodating and nice you almost fear you're taking advantage! One of the friends I came with has a sight impairment and is also extremely afraid of the heat. Kak Aini made sure she could easily access the bathroom and also gave us a stand fan in addition to the room's air-conditioning. She also gave us extensions for the power plug and basically free run of the kitchen because everything in the fridge is apparently common property (so if you bought something and put it in the fridge please label it). The view of the river was splendid and if you return the key on time you can walk out the backdoor. All in all it was way better than I expected for the price I paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oriental Residence is a charming riverside guesthouse overlooking Melaka River set in an elegantly restored pre-war building built in 1933. Situated at the core of the "UNESCO World Heritage Zone" on the bustling narrow streets of Old Chinatown by the river, with tourist attractions, art galleries, antique shops, craftsmen and traders at its doorstep, it allows its guest to be close to the community yet manages to maintain and atmosphere of Peace and Tranquility. ... more less