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Clove Hall

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11 Clove Hall Road, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 148 George Town B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clove Hall is situated off the main roads in Penang, George Town so benefits from the peace and quiet. Clove Hall isn't a hotel, so don't go expecting hotel amenities, go expecting a personal service where the staff and owners will go that extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. All the staff at the hotel are brilliant,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Penang in what must be the busiest travel weekend of the year. Roads were very congested and crowds at every attraction. Despite our timing, our decision to choose Clove Hall was spot-on. A beautifully restored classic bungalow, complete with charming dog (named George, of course!) and wonderful owners and employees who cared for the property as if it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the beginning of the year - January 2015 which marked occassional showers during our visit to Malacca. Anyone who loves privacy, old world, heritage and asian arts would love to reside in this famous Sarkies brothers' home which once built in the midst of a coconut plantation. We met Jim, the owner and gatekeeper to the beautiful Clove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the moment of reservation we were already trilled to discover Clove Hall in Georgetown. And we were not dissapointed on the moment we enter the property. We even forgot the name of the owner while we had our welcome drink because we were to busy to observe all the beautifull furniture and settings inside the house…. so tastfull !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The rooms are all very individual and all the comforts one would expect from luxury accommodation are present. The owners are friendly and well acquainted with the good eating, shopping, etc spots. The staff are wonderfully friendly, ready to greet you with a cool glass of something at the door when you get back from trekking the streets. Overall we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a memorable weekend in Penang thanks to Clove Hall! Tastefully decorated, a big heritage property with only a handful of spacious, airy rooms. We lazed by the pool in the afternoon when it was too hot to venture out into the city. Breakfast was delicious. The owners, Jo and Jim, and the entire staff were extremely warm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Fabulous time with perfect hosts,Jo and Jim who offer recommendations as needed. Beautiful guest house with a homely feel. Attentive staff with individual skills, always cheerful and willing to please. Delicious breakfasts and tea. It was a perfect place to return to after a hot walk around Georgtown and enter a cool airey house and access the gorgeous swimming pool.We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The house is picture perfect, painted white with shutters in a lovely old colonial style. It is situated a little way out of Georgetown, but taxis are easily available and buses run regularly past the end of the street into the centre of town as well as farther afield. The staff are excellent, friendly, accommodating and it feels more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Me and my family spent the weekend at the beautiful Clove Hall. A beautiful colonial guest house. The staff, and owners, were fantastic and very helpful. The rooms were great, and so was the service. An beautiful oasis in the middle of the town. Worth every RM spent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My partner and I spent a wonderful week at Clove Hall, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We booked ourselves the Cinnamon Suite, which used to be the old mansion's master suite. It was exceedingly spacious, nicely furnished with period pieces (especially loved the old-school bureau complete with a fold-up writing desk). As the mansion used to be the heart... More 

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