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“No Frills”
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The Baba House
Ranked #46 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“No Frills”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Certainly a no frills place - have stayed in Hotel Puri opposite and the experience there was much better. Nevertheless, if you are just looking for a hotel (ie not a backpacker hostel) at a convenient location and you know the place well enough to find your own breakfast place (in-house breakfast was rather bad), and especially you are planning to go this coming weekend and you do not have a booking yet (thus you can't ask for much as Melaka is always filled with people on weekend trips), this place is still acceptable..

I liked the massage in the simple establishment downstairs though. It was run by 2 Chinese ladies - the one who worked on me (the shorter one) was rather skillful. One of the best back massages that I have received; the standard is akin to a physiotherapist.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Good location for our needs. Hotel old but staff very friendly and helpfull. Room had no window , wardrobe or bar fridge. Breakfast included which is ok but not what we are used to.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

The Baba House is a historical Hotel with Baba & Nyonya characters. We stayed in the deluxe room (New wings) at The Baba House for Chinese New year eve. The price is reasonable. The room and the toilet are clean. Dont expect full range of TV channels in the room, only local channels. The staff is helpful but we think they need to be happy with their job, it will be nice to see them smiling. The hotel has good massage place with reasonable price. The breakfast is very basic and we think they need to improve their breakfast standard.
The location is perfect for tourist as it is in the heart of chinatown. A minutes walk to Jonker Street where lots of shops, bar and restaurants and also the weekend night market. Cross over the bridge, you can visit the historical places and try the river cruise. Do try the local cuisine especially Baba Nyonya cooking.
If you need a basic clean hotel, we recommend you The Baba House. Overall, we did enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Room on the new wings is better.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kluang, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Receptionist is friendly and helpful.

The price is quite expensive compared to the Hotel Puri and da som inn with modest service.

Normal breakfast. In a restaurant next to the hotel .. Do not have high expectations.

The scene in the hotel is quite beautiful.

Hotel parking is always full

Room Tip: jonker walk, stadhuys, malacca river, menara taming sari & dataran pahlawan is nearby. Nice B...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Set just off Jonker street, hotel is great if you wish to experience the historical side of Malacca. Rooms are small but clean with god air conditioning. Staff are very helpful and accomodating to requests. Free WiFi is available. Furniture Are period pieces. Baba house is located to numerous food outlets. Try Baboons Restaurant just down the road towards the river, it is absolutely awesome. Food is all homemade and the Pork Teriyaki burger is out of this world.
Well recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Additional Information about The Baba House

Property: The Baba House
Address: 125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #46 of 166 Hotels in Melaka
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,679 - ₹ 2,519
Hotel Class:3 star — The Baba House 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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