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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The place wasn't far from Jonker street. The owner was friendly. But the room was smaller then expected, my friend and I shared a luggage and that 1 luggage literally took half of the empty space, I suggest you to clean up the space before you sleep if you don't want to step on your things in the middle of... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Okay I'm only commenting on the laundry service here. The signage outside/inside gives the impression that the hotel has a 24 hour self service laundry. It hasn't and I found the young guy who ran it a bit off hand (maybe he was having a bad day), clothes though were returned clean and on the same day - no complaints... More 

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Thank 483clarebear
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Now named the Monkey Motel. The place is a little tough to locate if you are going for the old name. Place is located on Jalan Kasturi off the Jonker Street. My room was very spartan. But then again, I only 10 dollars for it. It was just a small room with a queen bed and very little space other... More 

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Thank Joy C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

I like how convient the inn is located. Just a few seconds walk away from most of the attractions in melaka city. The owner is friendly and he even helped me in giving directions to the bus-stop to Melaka sentral. There's air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and 24h laundromat. There's also movie-screening on certain evenings. Shared bathrooms. You'll be given two keys -... More 

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Thank lonelyrunner_91
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I have stayed in this inn twice. It is located in Jonker Street, getting around Jonker Street is easy. We were given 2 keys (one for the room, one for the main entrance) because we need to open/lock the door ourselves at night. I think the safety there is ok as there's a cafe that open until midnight on the... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

the good part was.....Location. In the middle of chinatown which is the most interesting area of melaka. the bad part was............Everything else!!!. Lets' start with cleanliness. The bottom sheet of the bed had long black hairs on it. I have a crew cut and sleep alone so they were someone else's hair from a prior guest! Obviously no change of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was my first time staying at Santo Inn. We were welcome by a friendly staff, Andy. I like the concept of the guest house with the olden-kind of house (wooden floor), wooden chair and deco. The bed was okay except pillows were a little soft. The room was in good condition(looks new too) and clean. Don't have to worry... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed at the santo inn for 4 nights in november 2013. The room was very small but clean. The showers were not so clean, it was a lot of ants in the bathrooms. The guy who workes there is very kind and nice, but he is the only one who's working at the hostel so the security is very... More 

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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Very simple, but location is perfect - heart of Malacca, but quiet enough. Bathroom needs a little refreshments and more cleaning, I would like second bed sheet, and walls are very thin, but every other things are perfect - friendly staff, comfortable bed and l like their minimalistic decor of white and black and splash of color. Hot water is... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

It was a good location to stay nearby the Jonker Street. The owner was nice and friendly. The room is comfortable and it's really feel like i'm home. The surrounding environment is clean. It's worth to spend money and time to stay there. I was enjoyed my trip!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Santo Inn is located at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca. The Santo Inn is situated along the street fondly known as "Tofu Street" (a.k.a Jalan Hang Kasturi), an old street adjacent to the famous Jonker Street. It's only 2 minutes walking distance to the Jonker Street, easy access to major local attractions such as Cheng Ho Culture Museum, Christ Church Melaka, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, The Stadthuys and many more. The Santo Inn features 8 standard double queen size rooms, one with attached bathroom, 7 rooms with 2 sharing bathrooms with hot/cold shower facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Santo Inn

Address: 68 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia (Formerly Monkey Guesthouse)
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $16 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Santo Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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