MALAYSIA

    The country’s modern, steel and glass capital, Kuala Lumpur, became our central hub for flights around the continent and over to Australia. Elsewhere it’s the classic South East Asian mix of jungle, white-sand beaches, cultural hotspots and great food.

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    Exploring the foodie capital of Malaysia – we came for the food, but we left Georgetown feeling more than a little hungry

     

    WHERE WE’VE STAYED

     

    GEORGETOWN

    Pavilion Coffee Homestay
    Pavilion Coffee Homestay

    Pavilion Coffee Homestay

    Nights
    9

    Cost
    110 ringgit p/n

    What that included
    Bed & breakfast, air-con, wifi

    Rating ***
    Friendliness  5 Cleanliness 3 Location 3 Comfort 2 Facilities 3 Food 4 Value for money 3

    What we thought
    Run by the super-friendly and helpful Jason, this would have scored higher marks with us had it not been for the noise coming from the air-con, indoor fish pond and general conversation between staff members and/or guests late at night. With its wooden floors, open design and high ceilings any noise was amplified, resulting in nights of broken sleep. However, as a renovated traditional Chinese shophouse it had lots of character and Jason was only too willing to help with suggestions for sightseeing, restaurants, hawker stalls etc.

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    TANAH RATA

    Do Chic In
    Do Chic In, Tanah Rata

    Do Chic In

    Nights
    3

    Cost 
    135 ringgit per night
     

    What that included
    Bed & breakfast,  wifi

    Rating ***1/2
    Friendliness 4 Cleanliness 5 Location 4 Comfort 3 Facilities 3 Food 3 Value for money 3

    What we thought
    See what they did with the name? The two live-in owners literally share their home with you, which is spotlessly clean and maintained. Rules of the house need to be vigorously observed, but you have the freedom to call the place your own for the duration of your stay. Lots of help and advice on the local area from Jay-Cee. Breakfasts were a carbohydrate feast (eg: eight pancakes with maple syrup and fruit). Quiet location up a hill from the main drag in Tanah Rata. Recommended.

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    KUALA LUMPUR

    Orange Pekoe Guesthouse

    Nights
    2

    Cost
    109 ringgit per night

    What that included
    Bed & breakfast, air-con, wifi

    Rating
    Friendliness 5 Cleanliness 4 Location 4 Comfort 3 Facilities 3 Food 3 Value for money 3

    What we thought
    Nothing much to look at from the outside, and the room is fairly basic, but we loved the combination of its central location in Bukit Bintang, really helpful staff and general cleanliness. There was a kitchen area where you could make your own hot drinks and breakfast. Although we found the location great in terms of its access to KL’s main sights, it’s also surrounded by slightly more seedy streets too.

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    MELAKA

    Cafe 1511

    Cafe 1511, Melaka

    Cafe 1511

    Nights
    3

    Cost
    100 ringgit per night

    What that included
    Bed & breakfast, air-con, wifi

    Rating ***
    Friendliness 2 Cleanliness 3 Location 5 Comfort 2 Facilities 3 Food 4 Value for money 3

    What we thought
    Situated on probably Melaka’s nicest street and serving the best food we ate during our stay there (albeit for breakfast), the place was let down by the downright rudeness of a couple of its staff (one of whom was possibly the manageress – a veritable jobsworth if ever there was one). And why, when breakfast doesn’t even get served until after 9am, do they have to put on piped music at 6:30 am? Bizarre.

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    KUALA LUMPUR

    Hotel Sentral

     

    Nights
    1

    Cost
    163 ringgit per night

    What that included
    Bed & breakfast, air-con, wifi

    Rating
    Friendliness 3 Cleanliness 3 Location 4 Comfort 4 Facilities 3 Food 3 Value for money 3

    What we thought
    Perfectly located in the centre of KL and close to Sentral train station. No-frills but comfortable.

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    MORE ON MALAYSIA

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