Great Location, Need to be Upgraded Service
Frankly speaking, I have to admit the place was at a convenient location. 5 to 10 minutes walk to tourist attraction sites. This is the best 'plus' for the place.
Another plus was that there was a Malay restaurant nearby. The mee goreng food was delicious.
Another good point - Jalan Jawa Bridge is right in front of the residence. Really nice to hang out there at night, just overlooking the Malacca river.
However, the photos in some sites are misleading. There is only one proper bedroom (with one double bed), although the ads mentioned of 5-person accommodation. How is that possible? It was. The Sayang Corner just add 3 more mattresses on the overcrowded floor to cater to an overall 5 guests.
No hope on finding car park space. There ain't any.
There are two bathrooms - one is located downstairs where you can find one sofa. Another is on the 1st floor. But there is nothing for you to hang your clothes on. And if you have to change your clothes, it is really not convenient as you have to change inside these bathrooms or in front of your friends/family members.
The place was unbearably hot. The aircon did not seem to work.
The worst was that the owners/helpers did not like to pick up their phones, unless it was after a certain time - 9am or 10am. So, imagine that the owner (Karen) took the RM100 deposit, and I needed to leave earlier than 9am. No one answered the call. I was unable to find anyone, as this was a guest house, without any reception counter. I have to go to other Sayang guesthouses where no one could help me, as Karen did not leave any 'instruction' for paying me back the deposit. I have to go around and eventually found the familiar help at another Sayang residence, where sshe told me she did not have any money. My family and I had to wait for the owner to show up. So, we left the house at 7.50am and had to wait until 10am to get back my deposit.
My advice. If you are ok with the first 3 points, this is a place for you. If not, please avoid this place at all cost.
Someone there told us that two shoplots away, we could get 4 rooms guesthouse for the price of RM300.
Family - Dec 18, 2014