7.1

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8.4

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Christ Church 270 m
Red Square (Dutch Square) 280 m
Stadthuys 320 m
Chinatown - Melaka 320 m
Jonker Street Night Market 320 m
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum 480 m
St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) 550 m
Menara Taming Sari 710 m
A Famosa Fort 1.1 km
The Huskitory 5.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Local Tour Guide - Peck Choo
Public Bank 70 m
St. Francis Xavier Church 150 m
House of Museums Malacca 170 m
Honky Tonk Haven 180 m
Post Office 180 m
Teck Ann Pharmacy 200 m
quay 220 m
Hang Jebat Mausoleum 230 m
Poliklinik Bandar Sdn Bhd 230 m
Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse

"The place is old, the bed is super comfy and location is excellent."

Jamaica - April 5, 2018
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Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse

No. 3, Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca City Center, Malacca, Malaysia, 75100 - See map
  • 600 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Malacca

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money7.4
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportMalacca International Airport (MKZ)
Distance to airport7.8 km

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                      Frequently asked questions

                      What time is check-in and check-out at Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                      How do I get to Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      A stay at Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 5.00 MYR per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Malacca with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

                      What are my dining options at Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                      What is the smoking policy at Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      The closest train, metro, or bus station to Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse is Hang Tuah Monorail Station, 590 m away.

                      What restaurants are nearby Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Restaurants including Discovery Café, Backr's Oven and Selvam are popular in Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse’s neighborhood which is known as Malacca City Center.

                      What popular shopping places are close to Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Located in the Malacca City Center area, Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Mahkota Parade, The Shore at Malacca River Shopping Mall and Tuah Walk.

                      What are popular attractions near Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse?

                      Guests at Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse can easily visit Menara Taming Sari, A Famosa Fort and River Walk located in the Malacca City Center area.

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                      What people love about Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse

                      • 8.4

                        Excellent
                        Bathroom

                        "The bathroom was clean and the shower had good pressure."

                        Yanica

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                        May 1, 2018

                      • 10.0

                        Exceptional
                        Location

                        "Such a lovely location close to almost everywhere!"

                        J

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                        May 16, 2018

                      • 10.0

                        Exceptional

                        "Looking forward to staying here again soon!"

                        J

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                        May 16, 2018

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                      Overall rating:

                      7.1

                      Very good
                      260 reviews
                      Cleanliness
                      6.6
                      Facilities
                      6.0
                      Location
                      8.4
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                      What travelers say they love:
                      Fine to stay for 1 -2 nights cheaper water than other place
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                      More about Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse

                      Conveniently located in Malacca, Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 139 KM away, this 1-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

                      At Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, car hire.

                      Guests can choose from 9 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Malacca.

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                      8.8

                      Excellent
                      Breakfast

                      "The bathrooms are clean and there was breakfast included."

                      Yan

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                      November 4, 2019

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                      Reviews of Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse from real guests

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                      7.1
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                      10
                      Cleanliness6.6
                      Facilities6.0
                      Location8.4
                      Room comfort and quality6.5
                      Service7.4
                      Value for money7.4
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                      8.8
                      Excellent
                      Dr from Australia
                      Couple
                      Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

                      NAOMI, deserves a BIG PAY RISE”

                      Top value for money. Centrally located and near Jonker Street. Very helpful staff members especially NIOMI whom I recommend to the Owners of "Discovery Cafe & Guesthouse" a very BIG PAY RISE. She is not only helpful and clearly manages the guesthouse really2 well. She makes all the guests feel extremely welcome. Yes, I will be BACK again when I am next in Malacca/Melaka!!!

                      Reviewed September 17, 2019

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                      8.8
                      Excellent
                      moini from Malaysia
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

                      Good for solo traveler,business and family.”

                      Overall nice cafe and guesthouse, friendly owner and staffs are helpful.Mostly we spent all day to go outside the guesthouse.Strategic location around Malacca town and ease to find Uber or Grabcar.

                      Reviewed October 20, 2017

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                      8.4
                      Excellent
                      Yanica from Malta
                      Couple
                      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

                      Excellent”

                      Location was great especially if you only have a day or two in malacca as it is close to all the main sites, jonker street and bars by the canal. The room for the price was good. Breakfast is simple but a nice addition. You have toast with butter or jam and coffee or tea (the coffee was good). The bathroom was clean and the shower had good pressure. One thing i would add is a towel. Thanks for a pleasant stay

                      Reviewed May 01, 2018

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                      7.0
                      Very good
                      Gigi from Malaysia
                      Group
                      Stayed 1 night in December 2011

                      Under Average of toilet hygiene”

                      Location near by tourist attractions & Lower accommodation cost

                      discovery cafe & guesthouse location is near by tourist attractions in melaka but cafe and guesthouse locate in different roads. traveller would pass through dark and unsafe lane to entry guesthouse. room was clean but toilet which attached in triple room was a bit dirty. cafe business hour is till around 1am, there is a good leisure cafe to drink with family and friends.

                      Reviewed December 14, 2011

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                      8.4
                      Excellent
                      Maria from Malaysia
                      Group
                      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

                      Satisfied”

                      Came with friends but me & sis decided to give it a shot at Discovery. For the money paid.. no complains what so ever. Clean comfy bed with aircond and free simple breakfast provided to laced your tummy. Even the common bathroom is clean. Chill out in the evening with food & drinks - open air breezy environment & music. If you drive..parking is easy.. just opposite Discovery - a public carpark is available..only RM3.00 per entry..lighted and safe to leave it overnite. Location of Discovery is strategic..easy walking distance rather than driving and get caught in the massive weekend traffic.

                      Reviewed January 30, 2017

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Sri from Indonesia
                      Group
                      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

                      Good location”

                      The rooms of the guesthouse are across from the cafe&reception desk. One of the rooms we got is on 3rd floor. No elevator and it's close to public bathrooms so we always heard people walked to the bathrooms as the floors are made of wood. Spacious room with aircon but no towels, no soap. Bathroom is not too clean, the shower didnt spray well and my friends' room even smalled bad. First time I used the sink, the water was a bit brown. Breakfast is provided, toast and tea/coffee next to the cafe. Bottled drinnking water in the is cheaper than in other shops. Friendly & helpful staff. Location close to studhuys.

                      Reviewed April 16, 2018

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                      10.0
                      Exceptional
                      YAN from Malaysia
                      Couple
                      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
                      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

                      The environment of the hotel was awesome”

                      It is great for solo travel or somebody who wanted to feel the culture of Malacca. The location are all walking distance to the tourist attraction. Recommended.

                      Reviewed March 16, 2017

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                      9.0
                      Exceptional
                      YEN from Vietnam
                      Couple
                      Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                      location of guesthouse's great but with small room”

                      friendly host, great food, location centre near jonker street, China town and famous places.

                      I had a great holiday with my older sister in Melaka. Although we have just been Melaka one night, but we had interesting experience. From Malaka Sentral Station, we took bus 17 to centre, so many people on bus. Then we walk to guesthouse, everything's so great but small room with air-condition, no problem. The night we make walking tour via Jonker Street, centre and shopping souvenir. The next day, again walking tour, through famous places. Only a night, there was many joyfulness, enjoyable feeling. I love Melaka.

                      Reviewed February 18, 2013

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                      8.7
                      Excellent
                      kim from Singapore
                      Group
                      Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

                      Fantastic”

                      Cheap,clean and good location

                      My stay in discovery was super fun, I love the ktv bar and the staff were super friendly esp. Karen, Wendy and Allan, discovery has perfect location in all tourist spots and good value of money. Highly recommended!

                      Reviewed August 20, 2013

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                      8.7
                      Excellent
                      Jun from Malaysia
                      Family with teens
                      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

                      Great location, value for money”

                      Great location, affordable, clean

                      Overall experience was great. It's my family's first time in a guesthouse. Although we have to be quiet because of the thin walls, there weren't many complaints from us. Just across the street is the famous Jonker street. It was clean and tidy. Good for budget travellers or first timers in guesthouse.

                      Reviewed April 21, 2014

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                      8.3
                      Excellent
                      Stephan from Indonesia
                      Family with young children
                      Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

                      Small Room but Clean and Comfortable”

                      Friendly staff, Clean Room, Nice Pillow,, really soft.. hehe

                      I'm really enjoyed my 2 nights here.. Close to Jonker Walk and many main attraction in Malacca.

                      Reviewed April 26, 2012

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                      6.7
                      Good
                      Samuel from United Kingdom
                      Couple
                      Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

                      Tired guesthouse with very basic facilitie”

                      Extremely helpful owner, central location

                      Discovery has a great central location by the river and it takes 10 minutes or less to get to the main tourist areas. The owner is helpful and friendly and there is a fun, lively bar and cafe downstairs. Our 'room' was really a partition with thin boards separating the tightly packed rooms on our floor. The music from the bar kept us awake late into the night. The room was clean but extremely basic and the facilities basic too.

                      Reviewed January 09, 2013

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                      9.0
                      Exceptional
                      zhuowei from China
                      Couple
                      Stayed 1 night in September 2013

                      clean,and easy to find it. ”

                      it's clean, and easy to find.price is ok.

                      we felt comfortable to live here.the room is clean.but the washing room is just so so. we lived the room opposite to the cafe shop.

                      Reviewed November 05, 2013

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                      6.0
                      Maya-Natalie from Canada
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

                      Good location but old facilities”

                      This was a reasonable budget hostel, but not what I expected. The beds were very old and uncomfortable; the window opened onto a busy street, making it difficult to sleep; it stormed in the middle of the night and we couldn't figure out how to close the window, so the floor got all wet. The place is rather shabby, particularly the bathrooms, but it's decent for a budget hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful, though the charged a service fee for many things (I purchased bus tickets and postage stamps through them). They also gave me incorrect directions for buses, which was a bit inconvenient when I was trying to leave the city. Overall it was a reasonable place to stay, but I would probably look for another hostel if I were to go back to Malacca again.

                      Reviewed July 02, 2018

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                      8.0
                      Excellent
                      Neo from Singapore
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

                      Twin Room with shared bathroom”

                      Cozy small room. Stayed there for 2 nights during September. Only a few guests. Pros: Managed to checked in earlier than 3pm. The room has 1 table, 1 small drawer and 2 clothes hangers (to hang behind the door). The bed is slightly hard (which I preferred). The staffs cleaned the corridor and toilets every late morning / afternoon. There is a common area with seats and tables. Mineral water was sold at discounted price for guests (RM1.5 for 1.5L). Breakfast was self-service tea/coffee and white bread with jam and margarine provided (toaster is available for toasting). Cons: Some sound can be heard between rooms. There is no windows in the room which I stayed. Bathroom's windows have slight opening and are stuck. There are a few staircases. Breakfast only starts at 9am to 11am (would have like to have peanut butter too).

                      Reviewed September 18, 2017

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                      7.7
                      Very good
                      tan from Malaysia
                      Group
                      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

                      Simple & Easy”

                      What can I say...this hotel is well located very near to the nearby attractions. Everything is easy, convenient and within the radial reach. Staffs were friendly and helpful.

                      Nothing much i can say about this hotel because everything is very decent and nice. Only issue is the room that near to the city window were kinda noisy but not an issue because this is how things will be when we stay in the city with a window facing the city :) except for that, all were cool ! Alan was cool too!

                      Reviewed April 16, 2014

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                      5.0
                      Elu from Malaysia
                      Couple
                      Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

                      location ok, room ok”

                      overall, it's clean

                      the room is clean, the bathroom is clean, the guesthouse is clean too.. but actually this guesthouse is situated quite a distance from it's cafe (also it's reception counter) which means we are not staying at the building with yellow paint that we saw from the pictures.. (feel like being cheated).. somemore, the entrance of the guesthouse is actually behind a row of shops where you need to walk through a narrow, wet small road to reach the entrance.. if you are a single female traveller, i do not suggest this guesthouse for you..(my personal opinion) we bought a double room with attached bathroom with breakfast, however, when we reach the cafe at 9 am for breakfast, i can see nobody at the cafe (i remember the receptionist told me breakfast is from 8am to 11am).. and i do not have my breakfast at the cafe for 2 days.. (i stay for 2 days) i think i m not coming back for a second time..

                      Reviewed September 05, 2012

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                      7.0
                      Very good
                      Ngieng from Malaysia
                      Solo traveler
                      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

                      Good location with stable WIFI”

                      Wifi, location, price

                      Friendly staff but still forgot to give me the identification card (however at least called and reminded me to get it from the reception. If you drive, you can park at the carpark beside the guesthouse (RM2/entry) but make sure you dont park under the tree. Singing at the pub is ok, not as good as those at Geographer Bar and nearby. However, the atmosphere is good. Guesthouse also provides ticket purchase services and others. You may enquire upon check in. So overall, not a bad choice if you are just staying for a few nights.

                      Reviewed May 05, 2014

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                      7.0
                      Very good
                      Chong from Malaysia
                      Family with teens
                      Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                      Great location”

                      Location

                      I love the location of this budget hotel. It is nearby to most of the main tourist sites in Malacca!

                      Reviewed October 16, 2012

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                      6.3
                      Good
                      ELAINE from Malaysia
                      Group
                      Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                      Budget guesthouse”

                      strategic location

                      The room is clean, locate right beside Melaka river. <5min walking distance to most of the tourist spot. The ground floor of the guesthouse was a bar / cafe, so it will be quite noisy during the night. Anyway, if you would like to experience a happening environment of Asian culture, this was the best place for you.

                      Reviewed June 21, 2012

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