Homestaying Homecooking

Homestay in Melaka City, Bukit Beruang area - Malacca, Malaysia

About the Homestay

Exotic Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We have recently moved into a newly renovated 4-bedroom house to be our homestay center, located the best place in Melaka city. Travelers from anywhere in the world are welcome to stay with us and dine with us. Our hospitality is a combination of homestay accommodation and home cooking programs. Please be informed we are not in the tourist-crowded old town Melaka, but here is a completely different environment where you meet real locals who are very friendly, hospitable and helpful; do not be surprised to see locals who are willing to give you a ride, show you around, and even invite you for a meal, all that for free! Do not worry We will guide you how to connect with the locals. A traveler coming to us is not treated as a tourist but as a friend, a guest friend, and we are open to give you insight information about the culture, local customs and traditions, interesting places to see, and tips for personal safety. Three cozy rooms are ready for guests and we accept a booking from a solo traveler, couples, families or groups for as many nights as they want, however, we strongly advise guests to stay at least 2 or 3 nights with us. Coming to us for over night stay is fine but it is not enough time to get experience in homestay life. Room details are as follows: Triple Room is a huge, good for 3 adults, it has 2 windows, a balcony, a new air-conditioner and attached bathroom. Double Room, a couple or a single person can sleep and it has a window, new air-conditioner, and attached bathroom. Twin Room has 2 single beds, a ceiling fan, a window and attached bathroom.

Sample 7+1-dish cookery program is shown below:
1. IKAN ASSAM PEDAS: This Spicy Sour Fish is most popular in Malacca and also in every state in Malaysia, we can replace the fish for okra and long beans if you are vegetarian.
2 KARI AYAM: Malaya Chicken Curry is another main national dish but we can replace the chicken by potatoes and chickpeas for vegetarians. If you are sensitive to the curry we can replace it by Ayam Redang or Ayam Berlada. some of our past guest loved Arabian Chicken Stew which is our own signature.
3. NASI KABSAH: This special rice is cooked in chicken bones, fresh tomatoes, dry spices and some green herb leaves. but for vegetarian we can provide a different dish known as NASI TOMATO, this Tomato Rice is a traditional dish and it contains no animal-based ingredients except milk. We cook in fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemon- grass and pandan leaves.
4. TERUNG DAN UBI GORENG BERLADA: This FRIED EGGPLANT AND POTATO is very delicious in thick but rich moderately spiced sauce. We reduce the chilies contents according to our guests requests. It is a vegetarian dish but good for all.
5. STIR FRY MIXED GREEN VEGETABLES AND SHRIMPS: Combination of various green vegetables and fresh shrimps, all in stir fried.
6. PINEAPPLE AND CUCUMBER SALAD: True Malaysian salad good for steamy weather.
7. PINGAT PISANG DAN UBI: A traditional dessert from sweet potatoes, bananas and sago all are fresh and good for health.
8. TRADITIONAL SAMBAL: Is good for appetizing, it is not a dish but very hot sauce freshly made from a mixture of variety of chili peppers with other ingredients such as shrimp paste (optional), garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, palm sugar, lime juice, and rice vinegar or any white vinegar. It is good to use teaspoon and put little on any food while eating.

Additional Info

The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning,, and internet access. Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):

Pick up service: 6.00 USD one-way
Lunch: 8.00 USD per person per night ( 4 course meal)
Dinner: 8.00 USD per person per night ( 4 course meal)
Language course:
1) English 6 dollars per session
2) Malaya 6 dollars per session

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Twin Room for 2 people
From $13 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Twin Room is good for a solo traveler or 2 people who need separate beds; the room has no air-conditioner but comes with a ceiling fan at the present time.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$15
$20
Weekly Price
$105
$138
Monthly price
$395
$420
Double Room for 2 people
From $18 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Double Room is quiet cozy room that can comfortably accommodate a couple or a solo traveler; it comes with new air-conditioner and attached bathroom. This Room has a big window overlooking at fruit trees.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$19
$22
Weekly Price
$130
$140
Monthly price
$540
$620
Triple Room
From $18 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Triple Room is huge, can comfortably accommodate 3 people traveling together, it comes with newly fitted air-conditioner and attached bathroom. It has 2 big windows with a pleasant view outside garden.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$20
$25
Weekly Price
$138
$150
Monthly price
$560
$570
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About the Area

Our Homestay is in quiet at Taman Bunga Raya behind MMU University in Bukit Beruang area in Melaka city.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies
  • Halal

House Rules

Smoking is not allowed.

11 Reviews

  • 1536006839 original

    Italy
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Ottimi pranzi cucinati dalla moglie di Os abbinata alla sua disponibilità.

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    November 2017

    They are kind and friendly, always take care of guest.

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    My husband, my little daughter and I stayed 3 nights at Os. We chose to stay at his house because we wanted to meet a Malaysian family and have the opportunity to taste Malaysian " homemade food". We had a great experience with his family and him: we ate his wife's food which was delicious, had nice conversations with him and the rest of his family. His daughters were very kind with our child. Most of all, Os was helpful and available very time we needed. He gave us a lift to town many times. Os is really welcoming and likes talking and sharing with people from different countries. He helped us on our trip to Tioman (thanks again Os for all your help! ) The house where we were was comfortable: we stayed in one big room but could use the lounge and the kitchen; we were the only guests. The condo is at about 5 to 10 minutes drive from the city centre but it is quiet. We recommend anybody who wants to visit Malacca to go and stay at Os condo.

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    Germany

    5 hearts
    October 2015

    Alles bestens, sehr freundlich un bemüht

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    Poland

    5 hearts
    October 2015

    We were 3 girls who stayed with Os family for a couple of days. We had a brilliant experience with them. Such a lovely and warm-hearted family. They did everything and more to make us feel comfortable. The cooking class was fantastic and the food delicious. They even helped us to find a car to rent for few days which was almost impossible ad we wanted to leave the car in a different city. If you are looking for a relax l

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    United Kingdom
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    March 2014

    I enjoyed 4 nights in Mallaca with this host. He and his wife are very friendly and I enjoyed a lot of discussion. I also had my breakfast and evening meal in this home and she is an excellent cook especially as I am vegetarian. I also availed myself of the son driving me to where I needed to go and his knowldge of the area. This host is excellent value and really cares about giving good service. I shall stay again if I visit Mallaca. The host is happy to give an extra price for meals and car service but this is not expensive and well worth while.

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    Australia
    Age 25 - 34

    4.5 hearts
    December 2013

    My 3-day stay in Melaka with Os and his family was a wonderful cultural experience. The room is clean, nice, comfortable with ensuite bathroom and air conditioning, the perfect combination for comfortable nights on holiday.
    Os and Hassa (his wife) are very accommodating, providing you with the information you need. They are very knowledgeable about their culture and others, it was a real pleasure to share family breakfasts and dinners with them. Hassa's cooking lessons are a MUST otherwise we miss out on a beautiful cultural exchange in Malaysia. The Arabian food is a delice! :) Ahmed, their son was my driver and he is a good, welcoming and a safe driver who is always happy to take you around and chat with you about Malaysia and Melaka. I had the opportunity to meet their beautiful daughters who are very curious about other cultures and we shared interesting conversations. I will do my best to go back to Melaka and spend more time with Os and his family.

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2013

    We stayed 3 days with os and his familly and it was just wonderful days !! Everythings was perfect thanks you for your hospitality for sharing with us your Life your culture thanks you to your wife Who is amazing chief!!!! Amazing food !!! Thanks you for your perfect organisation we find Time to visit all the beautiful place we must see in melacca ! We learn so much with you and all the familly!!!
    We Côme back two Times in one month in os house because we miss them sooo much haha!!! It was just wonderful expérience and meet !
    We Will miss you and we Will defenetly Côme back to see u in sha Allah!

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2013

    We had a wonderful stay at this family. They were very friendly and warm and helped us where posible. We feeled like home. The food was excellent!

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    April 2013

    I arranged to be picked up from the bus station and even dropped off at the airport when leaving.
    The room had two single beds, with a shared bathroom. The family's son was in the adjoining room. It wasn't a problem because there were locks on the outside and inside of the bathroom. The air conditionner was new and very quiet
    Arrangements can be made to go into the old town of Melaka when you want, driven by a member of the family. This homestay is 8km from the center of town.
    The biggest drawing point that this homestay has, is Hawa's cooking. It's like having retaurant quality meals, three times a day! There was always a choice of three dishes. I especially enjoyed the vegetables.
    The family is very kind and friendly. I highly recommend this homestay. :)

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