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Bordeaux, France
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167 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The best thing was the amazing help and company of Andy (and the housekeeper was also nice). The place has lots of character and is beautifully located and has a nice terrace overlooking the river. It's however a tad noisy and as many other GHs around the toilets and showers are shared. The sheets are too old and need replacing... More 

2 Thank Hyoga83
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Stayed in a twin room for 3 nights, and it was OK. No frills, just did a job. The bathroom was weirdly just off the communal balcony and didn't have hot water when I used it, and the floors were the creakiest i've ever heard. My stay however was pretty tarnished by a very rude, elderly Italian woman who I... More 

Thank El_Morg
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this guesthouse for 2 nights. The location is good and it is clean. We had problems with all the keys. The entrance is only accessible with a keycard. We came home after dinner and it was not working, but there is not always personnel available on the location. After a while another guest opened the door. Next... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Brisbane Region, Australia
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days, enjoyed the communal areas overlooking the river. The room we had, No. 6 was spacious with a comfortable bed. None of the rooms overlook the river and the walls are thin but the guesthouse is close to the old town an easy walk to attractions.

2 Thank Roger E
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59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Got a great room (couples, ask for 5 or 6, they are big with windows overlooking the street), a/c, BIG comfy bed. Lovely verandah overlooking the river, and a short walk to everything. Free coffee and tea was nice too. One small criticism...smoking being allowed on the balcony. Spoils it for non smokers and fills the whole house with the... More 

3 Thank zostarbugz
United States
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The building is really cool; old school with a deck overlooking the river; very close walking distance to the main town center. But it was impossible to sleep. There was street noise outside all night and the dank room smell was so overpowering with no way to open and air out the room. The air conditioner worked but did not... More 

2 Thank N6327OI
Hong Kong, China
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238 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Disappointed. Booked a twin room but was given two options the first day: 1. to move to another hostel or 2. take a dorm room and a twin would be available the following day Dorm too noisy and no more complementary fruit or cake However, the cleaning lady was very friendly and helpful. I wish her good health.

1 Thank hktraveller328
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

River view is a great place to stay if you're looking for cheap place to sty in Melaka. The rooms are spacious with a reasonable standard of cleanliness. The showers/toilets are shared and cleaned regularly. River view has a cafe a few doors away where you can purchase a good reasonably priced breakfast! The location is great,a short walk from... More 

3 Thank Lea979
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The place feels very rustic, and you're walking distance of Jonker St. and all the other attractions in Melaka (but not too close! It is very quiet), which is great. There's a really beautiful terrace on the second floor and a really cute communal bookshelf which has some cool reading (1990s NatGeo, for example!) for when you're not feeling like... More 

2 Thank 412jonathan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We stayed here for two nights in June and were overall very impressed. The family who ran the place were lovely, offering helpful advice and renting us bicycles. The communal areas were pretty, with the upstairs bit overlooking the river, and there was free tea, coffee and water which was a nice touch. My one criticism is that there was... More 

2 Thank AbiCow

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The guest house offers accommodation in comfortable twin or double divan bedded rooms with fan and common bathrooms (hot & cold shower) for up to 14 guests. All rooms have windows. Towels are provided for guest use. There is a sitting, tv and dining area with a kitchen for light cooking. Drinking water, coffee & tea is provided complimentary. The first floor terrace has a magnificent view of the Melaka River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River View Guest House

Address: 94 & 96 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $16 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in room 9, the one most closer to the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 351jaumec, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the family duplex is good, as there were 2 couples, It has balcony to rest and watch the river...so relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles RubySong, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want privacy, ask for a room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles cornucopia13, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“hear traffic until 2 or 3 am in the dorm”
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 of 5 bubbles hktraveller328, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go on the second floor, the first floor was pretty noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 412jonathan, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
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