We spent four nights in Melaka at the Old Town Guesthouse which was a great place to stay. There were lots of families there, mostly French, and the kids were soon very relaxed and running around having fun. We chose a room with an internal window and shared bathroom (for $AUD27 a night inc. toast and coffee breakfast) as I had read that the rooms at the front facing the street could be noisy. Our room was big, clean, and quiet and opened onto the common area. This was handy for Edward’s nap times as it meant once he was asleep we didn’t have to stay in the room with him. The rate also included air-con and wifi.

our room and common room

Our room at Old Town Guesthouse

common room Old Town Guesthouse

Making themselves at home

In Melaka we visited the maritime museum, went on a boat trip along the river, did a short rickshaw tour and spent a lot of time just wandering and eating in between rests at the guesthouse.

heave ho

Portuguese Boat

taken by random man

Boat trip along the river

rickshaw tour

Fancy rickshaw

spiral potato!

Spiral Potato!

We happened across a great cafe called Calanthe Art Cafe on our first night in Melaka and returned there once more for dinner and another time for lunch. If they hadn’t been closed on Thursdays I’m sure it would have been more times! This cafe ticked all our food boxes. Amazing milkshakes for the kids, good coffee for the grown-ups, plain toast for Edward, satay sticks and spring rolls for Lillian, and a good selection of yummy dishes for us, as well as beer, all at very reasonable prices. Plus friendly staff who didn’t mind our slightly crazy (at times) kids.

So that was our time in Melaka! We’re now living it up in Kuala Lumpur but more on that another time.


2 Responses to “Melaka”

  1. 1 B July 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Looks like an ideal room for a family. Will have to bookmark it for future reference!

  1. 1 List 43/52 – Family Accommodation in Singapore and Malaysia | The places we go Trackback on October 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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