We wanted to take a short trip before the girls go back to the UK. Malacca seems to be near enough and there were few places that we wanted to visit. We saw this Masbro Village Homestay listed in one of the attractions in Malacca.. so we decided to give it a try even though there were mixed review about this place. Told the kids not to expect much but kids were too excited by just looking at the photo. Nurin’s exact words was ” Picture worthy “. At this point they didn’t care about the negative feedback.. they just wanted to take pictures… so here goes nothing…
Masbro Village Homestay is a unique triangular houses filled with colourful exterior. It has a large outdoor swimming pool for both adults and children. It is a beautiful place, clean unit with comfy beds and basic facilities, warm and friendly staff. Cost for a unit is RM280 per night and one unit could accommodate 6 guests but they accept additional 2 guest at additional cost of rm30 per person. Paying additional RM30 does not get you an extra bed.. just additional towel, pillow and blanket. So, please bring your own comforter people!
The unit has 2 levels. On lower level, you will have a kitchen that is equipped with cooking utensils, a kettle, a microwave and a fridge, a 6-seater dining table, a TV, a sofa bed and a bathroom. On the upper level you will have a 2 double bed and a bathroom. Oh.. the stairs going to upper level is quite steep, so if you have small kids, please pay extra attention to them. We don’t want any mishap right? If you come with a large family members, you can ask for a connecting units. The 2 units will be connected via a door at the side of the unit… convenient.. just like the connecting room at the normal hotel. The unit is fully air-conditioned and the bathroom has a great shower with high water pressure. Sadly.. there is no soap or shampoo in the bathroom however they do have toilet paper.
Masbro Village is still quite new, they are still expanding few more houses. They have ample parking but it is rather dark at night and the road leading to the parking lot is still under construction, so when it rains it become muddy. The main gate will be closed after 8pm, so you need to unlock & lock the main gate yourself if you need to go out at night. Main gate key is included together with your house key.
All in all, I would say that Masbro Homestay is a great place to chill for family with small kids. I would definitely recommend this place for family and friends. The price is reasonable and the place is clean and comfortable.