The Baba House

125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka, Melaka State, 75200, Malaysia
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Good location

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 6, 2011

I stayed at The Baba House during my first 2 trips to Melaka (my third was at Hotel Puri, which is just right across the road). I quite like this hotel, for the look and feel about it. It continues to hold the nostalgic feeling of the peranakan houses with its decoration etc. Even the common toilet behind the lobby has nice little mirror!

it is centrally located, if you drive, make sure you get into the private car park lot, otherwise you would have to park outside along the road or even somewhere else!

The breakfast is average but good enough to fill your stomach. In any case, most people visiting Melaka ventures out to the street to savour all the delicious food!

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Authentic Peranakan House

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 11, 2008

This hotel used to be a Peranakan Mansion and it has been modified into a hotel without losing the Peranakan details. The room we stayed was not well ventilated, but for a night it didn't bug me that much. The breakfast was very simple. Besides these, the location is the best part of it. You are just a few minutes walk to main attractions in Melaka.

Unique Quality: The location and the Peranakan style decoration

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Traditional BABA style

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 4, 2006

I really like this hotel. It's very well located and provide nice breakfast. Friendly staff, nice traditional old BABA style you can ONLY find in this BABA HOUSE.

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The Baba House - Courtyard

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 6, 2005

Unique Quality: This is an airy place which opens up to sunlight and some fresh air to the whole house / hotel. A good place for breakfast or reading the morning papers.

Along the corridor you can see some Baba & Nyonya photos hanging on the wall and some peranakan eating utensils and decorations.

Just beneath the spiral staircase is a hot & cold water dispensing machine. If you like, you can climb up the steep spiral staircase and explore the quiet corners of upper floors. Look at some twin chinese words hanging on the entrance of each walkway.

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The Baba House - Reception

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 6, 2005

Once I stepped into the reception area of Baba House, it immediately exudes an authentic feel. The antique clock ticking also added some old charm to this peranakan house. Each piece of furniture and furnishing here complements the whole ambience. Staff manning the reception counter are dressed in Nyonya attire and are so friendly and always ready to offer help and information.

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The Baba House - Room Interior

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2005

There's nothing fancy of the room. Room is fully air-conditioned with attached bathroom (with heater). Basic furnitures and amenities are included. Floor is not carpeted but clean. Slippers are provided. Toothbrush, toothpaste and hair shampoo are not provided. Tea-making facilities is available too.

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Step Back In Time...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 17, 2005

As the name suggests, the hotel is converted from a few rows of typical traditional Baba houses and they used to be the homes of the Babas. It maintains the heritage structure of a typical Baba house and rejuvenates the culture of the Babas by providing comfortable rooms.

Come stay here and it will take you back to revisit the traditional lifestyles of the Babas. Have an experience which will leave an everlasting impression in your memories.

Unique Quality: Within walking distance from the tourist attractions.
Fully air-conditioned
Courteous service
Guarded car park

Standard Room is RM85 nett per night inclusive two American breakfasts. Additional bed is RM25 nett.

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A tradional Chinese Baba House

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 16, 2004

Clean rooms, good service, nice little restaurant and a GREAT setting. Being in this hotel makes you curious about the Babas and their culture.

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The antique hotel with air-con

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 20, 2004

Very satisfy cost RM80 per room with air-con, a double bed with bathroom attached. Nicely setup including breakfast but do not expect 5 star breakfast. This location is right in the old street which means you are staying inside the old house but already many times renovated to maintain its outlook. Very antique, very Melaka.

Directions: Same roll with Heeren.

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The Baba House

by written on October 25, 2003

This is probably the place where I should have stayed. I took a look inside and the rooms and location look good.

Directions: Chinatown

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Address: 125-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka, Melaka State, 75200, Malaysia

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