The guesthouse is a family run business that has strong retro design with cosy space suitable for couples and family. It is conveniently placed in the central part of Melaka City near the banks of Melaka River. Many of the popular attractions are located nearby including Jonker Street, A’Famosa, shopping complexes and dining spots. There are eight guest rooms with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity is provided within the premises. The balcony gives a panoramic night view of the city. A lounge area in the downstairs also gives an overview of the river. It is a value for money living spot.
The entrance to the Wayfarer Guesthouse is semi covered with greenery. The door way is old styled with a parted 4 way timber door. A typical Chinese chandelier is hung that emits pale yellow light.
The doorway leading to the lobby is a compact zone. You get a mix of the past and the present with the decoration consisting of modern and old school furniture and painting. Moving in to the center lobby, you’ll see a huge business plague and the area resembles the shop house setting in the old days.
Standard Suite, the smallest of all the 8 rooms is spacious compare to rooms of other guesthouses in the area. The room is simply furnished and compatible with the hotel standard. Heated water and air condition is accommodated with a soft cozy bed.
|1. Author Suite||1 king size bed with riverview balcony||2 adults or a couple|
|2. Superior Room||2 super single bed (twin)||2 adults|
|3. Standard Room||2 standard single (twin)||2 adults|
|4. Standard Duplex||Spacious duplex with 1 Queen size bed and 1 single bed||2 adults or a couple and 1 adult/child|
|5. Trader’s Suite
||Family duplex,1 King size bed and 2 standard single||2 adults & 2 children or young adults|
|6. Artist Suite||1 king size bed with riverview & private balcony||Strictly 2 people only|
|7. Standard Suite||1 queen size bed||2 adults or a couple|
|9. Colonial Standard||1 queen size bed||2 adults or a couple|
Note: Room #8 is for owner’s own stay.
The sitting area is well furnished with different types of seating arrangements. A common television is placed for the guests as the rooms have no television access. The area also has an antique gramophone at the foreground and a wooden recliner swing which is very well polished and comfortable with side pillows.
The courtyard looks like a simple home garden with different types of potted plants. The walls are simple and not so decorated.
Balconies are available for the Author and Artist Suite at the second and third level. It is equipped with chairs for viewing pleasure. The balconies have small plant pots and climbers that give it a garden feel. The balconies have wood flooring and an old fashioned door and fence.
If you are not staying in the room with riverview balcony, you can always go to the backyard at the ground level, grab a seat and immerse in the historic city’s night sky of the streaming Melaka River and have a spectacular view of the opposite shops and St. Francis Xavier Church. You’ll also see boat cruising the river a few times in an hour so just wave and say hi to the passengers.
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