Linda, the owner, and her family and staff are absolutely wonderful! She told me that this was her husband's family's home for several generations, and when he inherited it, they decided to turn it in to an inn. Self-served breakfast includes both Western and Malaysian home-cooked treats, toast and jam, coffee, tea, etc. There's a stocked fridge and shared computer that you can use, too. Be sure to check out the guinea hens and chickens in addition to the lovely sitting area outside. Bicycles available for rent. Rooms are clean and simple, and beds are comfortable. I opted for a room without air/con, and though the shutters wouldn't open and curtains stayed pretty drawn, the room stayed quite cool. Walls are pretty thin, as this is an old wooden home.
The location is something to either really love or really not--Apa Kaba is about 15 min away from Chinatown and the big sights and museums. Apa Kaba is in more of a typical neighborhood and away from the tourist hordes, and you'll have a very unique, relaxing, and fun experience staying here. I'd say it's worth the walk, even if you're only in Melaka for a day or two.
Highly recommended for couples, friends, families, and solos who like to stick to themselves.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking