Lotus is a one of a kind spot to stay in Melaka and Gan and Lars are amazing hosts. I spent a month here and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want privacy, it's very quiet and outside of the city center, among locals. If you want to meet two people very passionate about Melaka and its history, there's no better place. The view is amazing, overlooking the coast and city. There are local shops and markets nearby, and the city center can be reached by walking, renting a bicycle from G+L, or renting a vehicle. I walked for the month, and could be in the city center within 35mins. You can take different paths each time. You have a full kitchen, wifi, hot water, and the rooms are open and clean. Everything is designed to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Gan and Lars will help with anything you might need and are the best choice if you'd like to learn more about the town, have dinner at a local mosque, or just to hang out with and discuss travel.
This place is set in the middle of a Chinese neighbourhood. No tourist here just locals. As soon as you step in you feel right at home. The place is nicely decorated with wooden furniture. There is lots of space in the apartment with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one extra room which was great to do some yoga or other excersises,the host even provides a yoga mat.
The apartment is Nice and windy and has a balcony, real convenient is the washingmachine and a place to dry your clothes outside. The host is very friendly and can tell you lots of things of Melaka. The place is great if you want to explore Melaka with a bicycle or car. We loved staying here and will definetly come back.
Lars’ description of the place – and the photos – were completely accurate. You get a sea view, you’re walking distance from central Melaka and a large number of restaurants are 5 minutes’ walk away. The decor in the apartment is way above and beyond what you would normally expect of a place in Malaysia (I’ve stayed in multiple locations in Malaysia over a total of 3 years), it’s very well equipped (microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine), the beds are high quality and it was spotlessly clean. Lars and Gan were very helpful – genuinely interested in giving you good information – and really friendly, nice people.
We spent 6 weeks at Lotus Ocean View Escape. The apartment is lovely in many ways, spacious, bright and breezy. The attention to detail in all of the furnishings is amazing a combination of antique and up-cycled, excellent design and commendable ethos. Being on the top floor you get some lovely see views, a refreshing sea breeze and a little added privacy. The neighboured is also pretty special, local and at ease, so you can have a very cultural experience here should you like. Further more Lars has been a wonderful host and has dedicated his time to show us around and take us to some interesting places which in itself has been priceless. If you want to have a meaningful travelling experience and a unique place to stay whilst in Melaka then I highly recommend a stay at Lotus. The overall experience at Lotus is excellent value for money.
I've been staying here for four weeks now and I really love this place. I have spent a lot of nights in hotels all around the world. From 1 star to 5 stars. The most places have the same problem. They feel like a hotel... this place is not a x star hotel. It's much better. There are generous space with big rooms. You can see for miles over the city or the ocean. For me it's the perfect place to relax and figuring out stuff. I rented a bicycle and went for rides in the morning and at the evening to explore. The hot hours are well spent on one of the balconies or in a sofa listening to the ocean and the city. I've falling in love with Melaka and I will stay at the same place when I come back.