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Best Place to stay in Melaka

Posted by cyclamencottage on May 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (12)

As posted in Trip Advisor, Apr 2012

Beautifully restored facility with historic roots. Run by a family, as a guest you are treated as if you are one of the family.

A 15 min walk from the downtown Jonker area, it is a peaceful oasis in Melaka,

The architecture and furnishings are a treasure trove of modern antiquity ..

A simply lovely place to stay.


Oregon, USA

Fantastic property, lovely people-- The best place to stay in Melaka

Posted by cyclamencottage on May 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

As posted in Trip Advisor, Feb 2012

We stayed at the Cyclamen Cottage for 3 nights in Dec 2011. It was way way beyond my expectations. The property itself is a heritage one, with a beautiful layout and gorgoeous pieces of antique furniture. IN fact a lot of the furniture pieces we saw were actually similar to the ones displayed at the museum, only here we were actually using it. The rooms are beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. IN terms of cleanliness, hygiene and overall upkeep the place matches up to any 5 star hotel. The hosts are warm and lovely people. We spent a lot of time chatting with them. The breakfast spread is very good and wholesome, Special mention for the homemade kaya and steamed Malay sweets that one can never try in restaurants. They don't serve meals but there is a great hawker centre just across the road and we had a lot of meals there. It was cheap, clean and tasty. The only negative of the Cyclamen Cottage is the distance. Its quite far from the main attractiions and tourist areas of Malacca, which means you always need a taxi to go anywhere. But then this distance also makes this is a quiet and peaceful place. My little 2 yr old son loved the fishes in the little water pond and we loved watching it rain while sipping our coffee. If I ever go back to Malacca, this is where I will be staying. Thanks Wendy and Chris for an amazing holiday..


Mumbai, India




Posted by cyclamencottage on August 21, 2011 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

As posted in Tripadvisor....

I found this place through internet and read all the reviews on tripadvisor.... and my final comment is: absolutely amazing place to stay in Melaka.

Owners area very helpful. There are 2 girls doing the work... they do not speak english but somehow we managed to communicate. Just great experience to have.

The cottage is about 5-10 min drive from Melaka´s Chinatown. Approximately MYR 15 (one way)... The Cottage is located close to one of the main roads, but you do not hear the noise of the traffic. Rooms are immaculate and quite big. Breakfast is nice and includes local food mixed with fried egg and toasts (if you wish).

The owner is awesome. He does everything he can do to make your stay like you are at home.



New Playmouth

New Zealand



the BEST stay-in we had ever been so far! :)

Posted by GlitterJuice on April 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (1)

we had loads of fun! my partner and I couldn't help but be amazed with the place. the moment we got in, we knew that it's gonna be a nice place to stay. it's homey, relaxing place, the best place to be when you want to unwind. we were in awe when we got in the room. we got excited coz we loved it so much! . Apart from the place, we were both impressed by the service of the owner, and "lilian" the receptionist gave us. they were just wonderful! Would surely be back there if ever we drop by Melaka!



Everything was First-class!!

Posted by cyclamencottage on January 2, 2011 at 5:01 AM Comments comments (0)

Lovely accommodations (including upscale bed linens!); subtle yet personable hospitality; everything was first-class.


Melodie Bird


Labour of Love

Posted by cyclamencottage on May 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We loved this place. Cyclamen Cottage is a labour of love for the owners. Restored and filled with Straits-Chinese and Colonial artifacts and furnishings. It is a real treat to stay here. Perfect place to relax and unwind.

Siobhan Hickey

Excellent Place!

Posted by cyclamencottage on March 30, 2010 at 2:23 AM Comments comments (0)

Excellent place! More a small hotel than a hostel, offering large clean rooms with historical furnishings that blend in beautifully with the old house. We had one of the Deluxe rooms which had a big LCD TV and a four poster bed! Great value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Oliver Boote

owners' effort to preserve the old house is simply respectable!

Posted by cyclamencottage on December 26, 2009 at 11:04 AM Comments comments (0)

I like the warm hospitality and the owners' effort to preserve the old house is simply respectable. Keep up the good job!!


Tze-Win Lai

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you need to cool down and relax, this is the place.

Posted by cyclamencottage on December 26, 2009 at 11:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Absolutely brilliant place! this is extremely good value for money as the quality of the place is worth at least a 3 stars hotel rating. its superclean and the hosts couldnt be friendlier. a downset is the location as it is just a bit too far out of the historical centre for walking distance, though a 3 euro cab ride wont hurt anyone. If you need to cool down and relax, this is the place.


Ronald van den Heuvel, Netherland


Posted by cookieszz on December 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM Comments comments (2)

We had such a wonderful time and nice experience there.

Warm and homey atmosphere. Its a great place relax in Melaka.

The rooms is clean and tidy, in love with the 32 inch LCD TV.

Nice collections, its really amazing. We took a lots of photo.

The owners are wonderful and very helpful really make me felt at home.

Felt Lucky I have the chance to stay at there, hope I can go there next time:D

Thank you very much.



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