20, Malacca, Malaysia
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Number Twenty Malacca Reviews
Homey guesthouse Aug 15, 2009
Number Twenty Guesthouse
• Built in 1673 • Comfy n modern • Friendly owner • Good location • Walking distance to all the interesting places: A Famosa, Baba & Nyonya House, Melaka Christ Church, Sam Po Well...etc. • Great place for shopper n food lover.
Found this guesthouse online, http://twentymelaka.com/ and it was perfect for us. Right at the Jonker street, Perfecto!! The main purpose we were here, what else... FOOD!! Malacca were famous for Baba n Nyonya food, Portugal Cuisine, Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball & etc...
Number Twenty Guesthouse located at the beginning of Jonker Walk/Jalan Hang Jebat. It was an old Dutch Mansion built during 1673, owned by Tun Tan Cheng Lok. Zul, the host rented this place and converted it into guesthouse.
Nice atmosphere with modern n contemporary furnishings, spacious living hall with flat screen plasma TV and cable channels, Free WiFi and reading area.
It has only 8 or 10 rooms available either twin or double bedroom with shared bathroom. The room is clean and simple with aircon. Is a MUST have coz the weather is hot n humid in Malacca. Most of the guesthouses didn't mention in their sites. I paid RM105(weekend) a night inclusive breakfast.
Walking distance to most of the historical places : Fort A Famosa, Christ Church, Portuguese Square, St. Paul Church, Baba n Nyonya House and lots more. Do explore all the streets nearby, you'll get to see some interesting buildings. Those who loves shopping, I guess Jonker Walk is the best place to spend your money. Pls Bargain...some of the items a bit pricey.
As for food lover like me, plenty of good food can be found. Along the Jonker Walk do try out Cendol, Nyonya Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball, Nyonya desserts... etc. Keep eating along the way. Do not order big bowl :P Malacca was famous for pineapple tarts. I tried almost every stalls and found one with a perfect taste. BIBIK HOUSE has the best tarts. Soft n tender with lots of pineapples. Yum yum!!
So, Number Twenty Guesthouse, The Perfect Choice for MEEEEEEE!!
Part of the Historical town- Malacca travel blog
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Recommended guesthouse in Malacca Jun 13, 2008
Pretty chic and clean guesthouse amidst its rustic building. It has not too many rooms- only 8 of them I think so it gets fully booked usually on the weekend. You need to book via www.hostelworld.com. Room is simple with basic amenities. There is a lounge with sofas and LCD screen for migling with other guests. Simple breakfast is provided. Its vicinity doesn't allow smoking but if you do smoke, you can do so at the attic, which is really a cool place to hang out at night because of the great view it has to offer. Location is superb, right in the middle of Jonker Street. Pleanty of books and magazines to fill your time if you like to read. The host is very accomodating and friendly. Really recommended to stay if you're on budget (though RM95/night is slightly high) but the location, clealiness, amenities compensate it. Oh, there's free internet surfing too and if you have a laptop, wi-fi is available!
Part of the Malacca - June 2008 travel blog
Jun 01, 2007
Number Twenty is described as budget accomodation, but its more like a boutique hotel. It's a 17th century Dutch mansion that has been renovated into stylish accommodation. Obviously recently converted as it's like staying in some swish city centre apartment. The rooms are really big, ensuring there's plenty of room to spread out once your rucksac explodes!
It is a very relaxing place to stay, despite the fact that it is in the middle of China Town - by far the most interesting and bustling part of Melaka. This excellent location means you are within minutes of restaurants, food stalls and the massive weekend market.
Breakfast is included in the price.
The only downside is that it did seem to lack the social atmosphere of usual hostel/backpacker places. That could have been because it was quiet when we were there. There is a lounge/TV room so there is a place for people to sit and chat - there just wasn't anybody sitting and chatting when we were there.
Despite this it is by far the best 'hostel' we stayed in and would go back without a doubt.
Part of the Two Roaming Ducks! - RTW Sept 2006 - July 2007 travel blog