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Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Driftwood Guesthouse, our hosts were very welcoming! The home-made breakfast is absolutely delicious and the room perfectly clean and lovely! We had nice talks with the hostess: she was very interesting and so sweet with us! We recommend it!

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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Driftwood is a lovely guest house. The owners took such a good care of us. The room was spacious and clean. Wifi worked well. Some say it is a bit far from the city centre but we liked to be a bit out of the crowds in the centre and see ordinary life. We walked every day to the city... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had our great stay on Raya holiday. The location is not far from the city and it takes about 5-10 mins drive to reach jonker street. The room is spacious and can fit 5 of us(with extra bed). Provided full amenities and we are really satisfied with it. The owners are very friendly and helpful,they have recommended some place... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

My husband and I stayed at Driftwood for 3 nights at the end of January , after 3 weeks of travelling round south-east Asia. May and Sylvester were very welcoming and couldn't have been more caring and helpful (particularly as my husband was ill and barely left the room the whole time we were there) Our room was very clean... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

My family of four and parents stayed at Driftwood for 2 nights in Dec 2015. My family stayed in the Suite and my parents in the Deluxe Double room. May and Slyvester are very friendly, hospitable, thoughtful and excellent hosts. What do we like about Driftwood Homestay? - rooms are impeccably clean and tastefully decorated - homemake breakfast is fantastic... More 

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Thank Wai Kuen N
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

I stayed here for 1 night in the Japanese Driftwood Room. The rooms here are beautifully designed with different themes, such as Japanese and Caribbean themed rooms. May and Sylvester are such warm and friendly hosts, they did not hesitate to explain the places to go and things to do around the area! Pros: - It is outstandingly clean and... More 

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Thank thaleeah
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The rooms are spacious and cosy...the toilets really clean,including the balconies.The owner is very friendly and helpful to describe to us about the nearby attractions.It is very clear that they manage the guest house with their heart by looking at the details inside and outside the house.Highly recommended.

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Thank Sieemeng
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

We only stayed here for one night but we were made to feel very at home by May and Sylvester. Upon our arrival we were given maps with lots of helpful tips on where to visit and we were able to leave our bags even though we had arrived way before the check-in time. The room was huge and spotlessly... More 

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SylvesterMelaka, Owner at Driftwood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Many thanks for the review We must apologise. As you had a car we didn’t tell you about the various ways of transport available. Driftwood Guest House is 2.4 km from Jonker Street. Average walking time is 30 mins. We can arrange taxi service, bicycle hire and car hire (it takes 10min to cycle to the centre) and from... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

We stayed here on a family trip. We had 2 rooms - The Japanese Room and the Deluxe Room. Deluxe Room was bigger, with a walk-in wardrobe area, but the Japanese Room had an equally nice bathroom. The owners were very hospitable and generous and allowed us to park our car in their yard. The place is not really walking... More 

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SylvesterMelaka, Owner at Driftwood Guest House, responded to this review

31 October 2015 Hello Qiao Many, thanks for giving Driftwood Guest House a good review on TripAdvisor.com. We know that writing reviews can be a tedious task and we greatly appreciate your contribution. We certainly enjoyed your company when you were staying with us and we hope that you keep us in mind when planning your next trip. But we... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Rooms very good, service perfect, rooms with individual toilet, very good assistance and very good support. Close to diferent choices of restaurants and inside the Portuguese settlement. Not in the middle of the crowd, busy and noisy center. Honestly, I couldn't have choose a better option! If you what to stay or rest for a couple of days in Malacca,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
DRIFTWOOD GUEST HOUSE The Driftwood guest house is located in a quiet residential area of Melaka between the historic Portuguese Settlement, where you can experience the life style of the descendants of the Portuguese settlers, and the lively Melaka Raya with its shopping, restaurants and night life. We are in easy walking distance of local shops, food courts, restaurants and fruit stalls. There is a supermarket, a 24 hour Seven Eleven with an ATM nearby and there are taxis and bus services. A ten minutes walk will take you to the centre of Melaka Raya and a further ten minutes walk will take you to Jonker Street, the centre of historical World Heritage Melaka. FACILITIES All our rooms have local TV, mini bar, hair drier, air conditioning, ceiling fan, access to balcony and private bathroom with shower gel, shampoo and other bathroom amenities. Tea and coffee is provided and we have an iron and ironing board for your use. We have free Wi-Fi and CCTV security surveillance and free parking. A baby cot is available. Upon check-in you will be given house keys so you can come and go as you please. We will assist you in any way we can to enjoy local activities, swimming, cycling, food experiences and the local culture of Melaka during your stay with us. We speak English, Malay and Cantonese. RATES (Nett) Room only per night Sunday to Thursday Japanese Room 2 Persons RM 130 Caribbean Room 2 Persons RM 150 Suite 5 Persons RM 312 Deluxe Room 2 Persons RM 150 Friday, Saturday, School and Public Holiday, Eve of Public Holiday Japanese Room 2 Persons RM 150 Caribbean Room 2 Persons RM 166 Suite 5 Persons RM 336 Deluxe Room 2 Persons RM 166 Extra bed RM 60 Breakfast is available for RM 15 per person. The Driftwood Suite and our double rooms are available on a monthly basis. Rates are available on request. Dinner can be provided on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftwood Guest House

Address: 39 Lorong 2, Jalan Haji Pitchay | Jalan Ujong Pasir, Melaka 75050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: RM138 - RM174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only a few rooms but all looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles MartyDownunder, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are 3 rooms here, all very well lit (we took a peak ;) ) But if you're traveling in a bigger group, there is a suite that can handle 5 or 6 people! The internet is also excellent! (This little detail is important for me, cause I bring my work wherever I go...)”
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