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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2011

The old front part of the building is lovely, but the rooms are very basic - many have no windows and are small and didn't look very clean - sheets were a bit grey and very damp and bathroom wasn't very clean. But okay for the price I guess and good location. Definitely ask for rooms at the back that...

Thank rafiki88
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Stayed a night on 22 Sep 11. The room was basic with a comfortable bed, very clean bathroom/toilet, provided with 2 bottles of mineral water and coffee making facilities. There's a courtyard and is like living in a big house with many rooms is like travelling back in time experiencing the Chinese way of living, on the whole I have...

2Thank JUDYLEE2003
Haren, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Rooms are great (ask for rooms with a window at the back side of the hotel) and clean. We stayed 3 nights and that was enough for visiting Melaka. The staff was nice and the breakfast was simple. Free Wifi worked well. Location is near all the sightseeings.

1Thank Jan B
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The staff was very nice, but the room was a bit disappointing. There were no windows and it wasn't very clean. The location is nice, very close to Jonker Street and about a 10 minute walk to the cultural centre. The free wi-fi worked well. I think it's good for 1 or...

2Thank merelme
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2011

The only advantage is good location (near the jonker walk). You definitely can find much better hotel in Melaka with the same price.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Rooms are reasonably priced and amenities were sufficient for a short stay at Malacca. Have gone back to the Baba house on a few occasion ever since it was recommended by a friend. Service was good, the staff speaks good English. Rooms were clean, no complaints about the shower facilities, and free internet as well. The mattresses could have been...

1Thank Gavin L
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Hotel is located in the historic old centre of Melaka on the road running parallel to Jonker Street. It's about a 100 meter walk. The helpful reception staff who insisted we change rooms due to a broken safe. Good quiet air con.Good size room with en-suite shower room. Chinese ceramic washing bowl - nice feature. American breakfast inc & served...

2Thank Kat35
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2011

This hotel is old but quite nice. We had a small room but it was comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was reasonable. It's in a wonderful position, very close to Jonker Street with the markets and cafes so accessible. I would definitely recommend to friends.

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 31 January 2011

This hotel is in the center of the tourist/old town area of Melaka where you want to be if you truly are a tourist. We looked at a number of hotels before we chose this one. They are all worn out but this was one of the better ones. I suspect the sold out Perus hotel across the street is...

2Thank Homeboynot
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 30 January 2011

The hotel is old and a bit neglected. I got a room without a window. Also it was not very clean. The hotel has certain style, but I am not sure I would like to stay again. Also a bit far from the main square. The breakfast was a pleasent surprise - rather good and tasty.

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Address: 125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: ₹ 1,770 - ₹ 2,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Baba House 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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“Choose a room at the front. A bit noisy but you get a window and a great position overlooking the fascinating street!”
 of 5 bubbles DavidB388, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Overall the hotel is noisy with lots of screaming kids running up and down the passages.”
 of 5 bubbles 947AnnT, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Parking is at the back of the hotel, so dont try and park at the busy Jonker Walk where the front of the hotel is facing.”
 of 5 bubbles alphaev7, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“ask for one with a window”
 of 5 bubbles davidwV5035CW, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Room are quite and Heritage style”
 of 5 bubbles zam78, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
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