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Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights in July '10 and again in July '11. The guesthouse is in a beautifully restored colonial building in a great location, close to both the Chinese and Indian areas. The staff a friendly and helpful, and the rooms and common areas are clean. The room we had the first time was en suite (85... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Stayed 6 nights at this guesthouse. Single room was good, nice strong air conditioning, lacks windows or natural light but this is normal for this style of room in Malaysia. Some of the staff were a bit prickly, only giving single word responses to questions a lot of the time. Small living room / dining room. Upstairs wireless did not... More 

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39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Old Penang Guesthouse is in a beautiful big building right in the heart of Georgetown. There is a really lovely shared area and all the bathrooms are very clean. The bedrooms are basic but quite sizeable and have super effective airconditioners. The bed wasn't all that comfortable as you could feel every spring in your back and there was a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I stayed here for a few nights following a sleepless night next door in 'The Red Inn' due to bedbugs. The staff at The Old Penang were very helpful and accomodating. They allowed me to store my stuff there during the day despite not officially being checked into the guesthouse. The staff do all they can to help you out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I think I've been spoilt staying other hostels. Old Penang, aesthetically was fine but I didn't get one good nights' sleep in the five nights I stayed there, so providing an overall rating is difficult. The location is perfect; not too far down Love Lane (love that I stayed on Love Lane!) so that you have walk a long way... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

We stumbled across the Old Penang whilst we were trying to find another guesthouse we had been recommended but didn't exist. We couldn't have been happier with the location and service here. The building itself was beautiful and the communal areas were light and bright. An added bonus was the free toast and coffee at breakfast. We would definitely recommend... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Old Penang Guesthouse is in a great location near the hawker stalls on Lebuh Chulia and all the offshoots. We had a double room with shared bathroom. Aircon was an absolute lifesaver in the Georgetown humidity. Service from all staff we came across was great; very friendly and they all spoke passable English which helped us a lot! Free wifi... More 

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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Old Penang Guesthouse is what other hostels should strive for. spotlessly clean, stylish, effortlessly chic, and remarkably good value, i would recommend this to anyone looking for somewhere a bit better than the rest without straying into 'hotel' territory. Everything was just so simple. you pay for your first night, you get a towel and a key for 10r deposit.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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148 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

This is a guest house that everyone should learn from them. They managed the guest house well on every aspect. Stable double deck bed, cool and dry air-conditioned, reasonable house rule and strong/ hot shower! Old penang defineity worth a five star and I hope they can keep this for long!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

We booked a double room with shared bathroom and ended up with a room at the back of the guest house overlooking the street behind Love Lane. The room was nice and spacious with a clothes horse to air / dry clothes and towels - this was a nice change from most hostels we've stayed at which don't have enough... More 

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Address: 53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel Georgetown
Old Penang Guesthouse George Town

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