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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We originally booked a twin room upstairs, the owner john allowed us to stay in one downstairs with a private bathroom which was so lovely of him. He is such a great host, and the cafe is great to hang out in after a day out in Malacca. Great location as well. The room was so cheap for what it...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a great example of the type of place that l don't go to: its view is of a trafficated crossing, there's karaoke, and their decoration include small cars sawn in two. Its cheesy. But it just happens to be located 50 m from our apartment and they do happy hour in a town where alcohol isn't abundant....

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Hartlepool
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Well what can we say that we haven't said before in previous review for the Discovery Café. Year after year we keep returning here. The welcome is always warm. Great place to hang out and meet people, its the people who really make the place, the staff and regulars are now very good friends. It really is our second home...

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Nice, France
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went there around noon to by bus ticket + taxi for the next day. The guy explained us everything and seemed serious and honest (he told us the true price of the ticket + the extra 7 RM that he takes). We were told to come back at 5 pm to collect our tickets, but they didn't buy them...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great place to chill during the day. Classic rock and a constant breeze equal an awesome vibe in a cool setting. The local dishes are very good and a decent size. The staff are friendly and efficient. The Guest House also resells bus tickets if you are looking for a bit of convenience.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We found out that the discovery cafe is the only bus ticket reseller in town. Otherwise you have to drive to sentral bus station to get to the bus ticket counters. They helped us very quickly and were very friendly. We could pick the tickets up after 7pm at the reception desk.

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Mt Beauty
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We used John to book our return to Singapore from Melaka. His advice and the service he provided were excellent. He also had a lot of good advice on things to do, places to eat and drink, and places to stay (next trip). Highly recomend Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse (we didn't use the accom,as we were already booked in elsewhere)

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Location: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 (for what you pay of course) Staff politeness: 5/5 (John is great) Stayed here last month during my solo trip to Melaka. My experience was very good. I took the shared dorm. Rooms and clean and good for what you pay. They also provide breakfast - basic, but its included. There's an indian restaurant just opposite...

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jogja
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Probably the most famous hostel in Melaka. Quality is just fair. Receptionist opens only from 9 am, so you have to wait if you arrive early in the morning. The room was fair with some mosquitoes. We got a room on the building opposite the discovery cafe, so it was more quiet and nicer to sleep in. The reception sell...

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately stayed here for a night in a double room. We booked based on the great trip advisor reviews but I just do not understand what people are thinking!! We are backpackers and always stay in hostels but this was one of the worst. Apart from the great location, everything else needs majorly improving. The room was disgusting, not clean...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Discovery Cafe & Guest House

Address: 3 Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $13 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Discovery Cafe & Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Views of the River would be good.”
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“Check which of the three properties you are booked into. I suspect the original and the newest will be better.”
whatisthislife, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Try ti get a room from the front side. Then you can have the view of”
saman688, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the small aircon dorm - windowless, crowded and stuffy with limited aircon time. And the fan room - like living in an oven.”
FleetinGlimpses, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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