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Oriental Riverside Residence Guest House
Ranked #14 of 227 Melaka B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Several years of frequenting mellacca, I've formed a habbit of first seeing the rooms and then taking them. It worked very well in this case. Oriental is well located, making several places walkable. The owner who is seldom around is kind and helpful. There is a nice lady looking after the place. The first room we checked into had a bug and then upon reporting it we we given an even nicer room with the river view. Now considering this room, a good air condition and the price of 60 myr. I found it very value. Sure there are cheaper places, but here the toilet was clean, hot water, shower gel, free bread and jam, free tea and coffee round the clock. A backdoor that gets you right on that beautiful riverside walk. Noise wasn't the issue at all. We had a very good sleep.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank SinghGaurav
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We spent a couple of nights in Oriental Riverside Residence Guest House and we enjoy our stay ! Good price in the centre of Melaka. Our room was big with air conditioning and a big fan. Possibility to add extra mattress. Hotel provides two shared bathrooms and a shared kitchen. Perfect for budget-traveller!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kzx2000
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The high rating of this guest house baffles me!

I arrived late in the evening but staff were waiting for me (We'd been in touch via phone after I arrived at the bus station.) That was nice as there is not a 24-hr reception. In fact, I'm not sure what time they arrive in the morning if at all. I was told by staff that someone would be available after 2pm, the owner later told me 4pm. If you have a problem or issue prior to check out, you can call if you have a local SIM.

As for my room, it wasn't much bigger than a closet with a window to the hall/corridor thus noisy w/guests walking back and forth to use the toilets or to go downstairs. Also the fan would blow the curtain which was an issue for me. I tried to tape it shut but without much luck. The walls are also paper-thin so I heard my neighbor's talking very early in the morning.

The biggest issue though was the fan - it was a rotating pedestal fan, not a ceiling fan. Although it was on high, the room was HOT!!! And it stunk of sweat or something, perhaps mine, but it was noticeable when I first arrived. Being late, I was too tired to seek out other options.

There are only two bathrooms both w/hand-held shower heads. It makes for a messy experience and the floors are always wet (No slippers allowed.) The sink pipes are merely tubes and not connected either.

At 40rm a night (35/weekday) I'd definitely find somewhere else to stay as I did the next morning. Unfortunately it was a Saturday and I didn't realize this was a VERY popular place to visit for KL residents. Book ahead or come on Sunday. You'll still get to experience the night market but it'll be much less crowded and noisy.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

I have go to Oriental Riverside twice last year. On July and october.
It located on the side of Melacca River.
The receptionist, also as building operator, Mrs Titik was very nice.
The WiFi signal is good enough but just until the 2nd Floor.
There is no breakfast, but there is free drink and some biscuit in the kitchen which you can serve by ourselves.

Tips : Because it located near to river,don't forget to bring mosquito repellant, you can use the lotion or the electric one.

Room Tip: If you want to get bigger place with river view,you can choose the room on 3rd floor, but the WiFi S...
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Oriental Riverside Residence Guest House

Address: 78 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 227 B&Bs / Inns in Melaka
Price Range: $17 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Oriental Riverside Residence Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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 

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