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Reviews of Cyclamen Cottage

Guesthouse | 2884-C, Teck Chye Avenue, Limbongan, Malacca, Malaysia -

92.7% Overall Rating

47 out of 47 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/08/2014)

"Nice and cosy house to have a quiet stay. Owners are really friendly! They gave us a lift into town a couple of times. The distance to the centre is the main drawback. Hawker stalls and restaurant nearby. And if you…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Cancellation policy: guests need to inform us at least 5 days in advance and at least 2 weeks in advance during peak periods listed below Our peak periods are Month of June, Nov, Dec Chinese New Year Feb 8 - 16, 2013 Hari Raya Aug 2-11, 2013 Please note the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya holidays fall on a different week every year.

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92.7%

Overall Rating

47 out of 47 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cyclamen Cottage'

Atmosphere
96.8%
Location
70.4%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
98.4%
Staff
98.4%
Value
93.6%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and cosy house to have a quiet stay. Owners are really friendly! They gave us a lift into town a couple of times. The distance to the centre is the main drawback. Hawker stalls and restaurant nearby. And if you can't resist, even a Macdonalds is nearby!

Disliked: distance to the centre. Public transport isn't reliable, walking is an option. The road is quit busy though and takes aound 45 minutes. If you're lucky you'll get a lift into town from the owner if he's planning to go there (or a lift from a friendly local who saw us waiting for the bus, likes travelling as well and didn't want to let us wait for a long time)

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness

Disliked: None

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Nathan Waters

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 January 2014 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: The Owner/Managers (Chris and Cindy) are the perfect hosts, possessing supreme local knowledge both historic and logistic. They have wonderful local contacts, who are more than willing to engage guests and share with them, the treasures of Melaka. In themselves, Chris and Cindy (like most locals in this wonderful Town) are the "real" treasures of this City.

Disliked: Some things may be irritating, terminal and some things are unfixable e.g. Mosquitoes, High blood pressure and Malaysia Post Head Office, Melaka Branch. My dislikes are trivial enough to omit when I consider the greater scheme of things in this world. If you look for it you will most often find it. “All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up” The Buddha.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shanshan Wang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Shanshan would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely house!

Disliked: A bit far away from city center

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Beate Gebauer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2013 Beate would recommend this property

Liked: It feels like being a part of history. Wonderfull house, room and all house decorated with old furnitures, good breakfast with different fruits and sweets every day, toast, egg, tea or coffee, kaya and sausages. Very friendly owners. Offered us to give us a ride into town. We would definately come back!

Disliked: It is about 2km out of the city centre. For some it might be bad, but for us it was no problem, as one day we walked into the center (30 min) with short breaks at local food stalls, the other day took a bus which is very convenient. Owners also offered to bring us into town and a taxi would only cost 15 RM. Bring your earplugs for the early morning prayer call, the mosque is right around the corner.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: absolutely worth the money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nickee Chung

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013 Nickee would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place with very friendly owners. Very beautifully decorated with the owner's personal collections. I love our room and breakfast is great.

Disliked: Nothing, this place is perfect

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Czaneil Johnson

As a family with children

Events / festivals

28 May 2013 Czaneil would recommend this property

Liked: The look and feel of the place, the cleanliness, friendliness of staff..unique staying experience.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sharon Yeo Mui Keng

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

21 August 2012 Sharon Yeo would recommend this property

Liked: Good get away from city life ! Breakfast is simple but is tasty ! Nice room furnishing and clean bedding !

Disliked: Nil

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alison D'Souza

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Alison would recommend this property

Liked: the property was every thing that was promised and more. it was beautiful, clean and comfortable. the house owners were the sweetest, helpful and polite people. breakfast provided was tasty and ample

Disliked: before the trip i was under the impression that Cyclamen's Cottage was located in the city centre ie. near the touristy places. was not aware that it was 2 km away. other than this, it was a pretty awesome experience.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

glenn walker

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2012 glenn would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful heritage building with lots of character, very friendly family owners and staff who were extremely helpful, very close to yummy hawker food, wonderful buffet breakfast with local food, clean and secure, TVs in the room were a plus, so easy to get our washing done for a nominal fee. First night some guests were a bit noisy and our room was close to reception but the owners were very receptive to our comments and moved us to a quieter part of the building. A bit further from town but we had no problem getting anywhere as it is easy enough to walk, close to the bus stop and the owners are always willing to ring for a taxi

Disliked: glenn left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bruno Waggershauser

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2012 Bruno would recommend this property

Liked: The place has a lot of atmosphere. Every room has its own different furnishing with original antique teak furniture. It is really a unique place with nice and friendly owners that make you feel welcome and you feel like staying with friends. They go out of their way to help and provide a lot of information about Melakka. The place is very clean and the breakfast is good. If you have the chance to stay here, don't miss it.

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owners are wonderful hosts. They keep the property well and is always ready to help to enhance our stay.

Disliked: None

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

21 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cozy, clean and friendly staff

Disliked: Not convenient for those without transportation

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful little cottage with lots of character. The room is clean and spacious with a big-screen tv and good air-conditioning, Cooked breakfast was served with a smile and some local sweets for dessert. Attached there is a little museum belonging to the owners and the owner took us and a few others for a little tour of the place and it was lovely. Provided a short but interesting history of Melaka with family anecdotes included. The property is also very close to Jonker St and all the tourists sights without being in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. The best choice!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice house with lots of ancient things. Thanks for showing us your private collection.

Disliked: bathroom is very small.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent atmosphere with incredibly helpful and friendly staff who take pride in their hostel, their city and their country.

Disliked: It is not in the centre of town, but it is a short taxi ride away. It made us relax more when we went back there in the heat of the day.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elzbieta Chorchos

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2011 Elzbieta would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice climate hotel, where you can feel the great ancient Malaysia

Disliked: The decor throughout the hotel

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean good sizre rooms and the owners werre very friendly and helpful

Disliked: early morning noise from machinery I believe at nearby garage..

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A heritage homestay - a unique chance to share an original 1930's Melaka home with its owner and his infectious passion for the city and Peranakan antiques.

Disliked: We didn't have a car so found it a little distant from Melaka centre, though we were able to hire bikes, and taxis aren't expensive.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Frank Andersen

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2011 Frank would recommend this property

Liked: The hospitality and friendliness of the family is way beyond the level I would expect. We have had a guided tour in their home which is a genuine museum with things from the colonnial era and the owner drove us to the city centre one day. Everyday they are around us in a very caring and interested way. Besides that they have mosqitonets, do your laundry,you hav free coffee, tea and drinking water. An absolutely recommandable place.

Disliked: Nothing at all.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Melodie Bird

As a family with children

Family Holiday

30 December 2010 Melodie would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Not necessarily a great location?

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Julia Welsh

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 December 2010 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money and a home with character!

Disliked: Breakfast could have been a bit better.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

13 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything except location

Disliked: Must use Taxi

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Kym Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2010 Kym would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful colonial building tastefully furnished with relics. Very friendly and helpful staff with lots of advice for discovering Melaka.As it is away from the centre of town, it's very peaceful at night.

Disliked: Kym left no negative feedback.


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