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Clove Hall

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11 Clove Hall Road, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clove Hall is a beautiful restored colonial house; tall, elegant ceilings, rattan and dark wood furniture, ornate tiled floors - arriving with my two children in tow (aged 4 and 2) I worried that it was too beautiful a place for us to be able to relax. But I was happily very wrong. The service at Clove Hall really does... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Like everyone has said it is a lovely restored colonial house on the edge of Georgetown but the thing that sets this hotel apart is the outstanding service. From the hosts to all the staff they were all extremely attentive and helpful. Breakfasts were fantastic and so was the complimentary afternoon tea. Loved coming back to the hotel after a... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed at Clove Hall for 4 nights early July in the Clove Room. Property is a restored colonial home, a 10 minute walk from the historic precinct and a very short walk to a great restaurant and bar area, Jalan Nagor. Jim and Jo Lim are wonderful hosts who will assist you with tour suggestions and for us helped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful house on the outskirts of Georgetown (five minute cab to the centre), clove hall is a lovely place to stay while in Penang. The rooms are beautiful (and big!), there is a delightful pool and the staff and owners were attentive and extremely helpful. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a tastefully and stylishly decorated small boutique hotel run by extremely helpful and friendly owners. We're staying in a garden room which opens onto a private courtyard and garden which is so restful and has a gorgeous pool.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a find this boutique cluster of cottages is. All different, and so few of them, but they all have such unique charm. The cottages are named after various spices - and you will be able to see these growing in the gardens around the pool at breakfast time... Light and airy and well situated in the UNESCO Heritage district,... More 

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Jo L, Owner at Clove Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from your stay, almost a year ago.We appreciate it very much. We would like to clarify a couple of points however for the benefit of any guests who may be considering booking with us. Regarding the accommodation we offer, we refer to these as Suites they are not cottages as they do not have separate... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a fantastic place to stay when in Georgetown. The owners Jo & Jim and their staff are wonderful people. They have a fantastic sense of humor. The hotel is an old colonial back and white house beautifully renovated and maintained. The room we stayed in was classic, wooden floors, airco (you need it!) and good bathroom. They have... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Well, actually you do not need to continue reading, just go there!!! It’s an amazing little gem, colonial house, nicely renovated and just a few minutes walk away from “downtown”. Maybe 5 min to a restaurant street and a “bit” longer to the other main sights. Due to the lag of proper sidewalks in some parts of Georgetown that might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We spent 3 wonderful days at Clove Hall in Penang. This is a beautiful restore colonial house, perfectly decorated with very good taste. We enjoyed every afternoon the beautiful pool and the lush garden. Breakfast was delicious and tea time was a nice touch. Our room was big, very comfortable with a nice size balcony. Service was impeccable and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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