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Dwell by Palanquinn

17 Bangkok Lane | Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well located, with Gurney Paragon and Plaza on one side and many local restaurants/food courts nearby on the other side, this well maintained heritage property is a great place to base yourself while in Penang. The 101 and 102 bus runs past at the end of the street, providing access to most of Penang, with great shopping at Gurney Paragon... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Dwell twice and it's my favourite place in Penang. It's a gorgeous heritage house in a relaxed are and perfect for me to spend a weekend. If you want to visit Georgetown, theres's a bus stop 2 minutes away and the bus will take you in 20 minutes to the Old Town. Personally I like the are... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We booked this hotel for NYE thinking it would be a nice room to spoil ourselves, however were quite disappointed for the price. While the room was decent, it missed some basics like soundproofing! A warning for if you are in the room downstairs, do not expect much sleep. It sounds like there are elephants overhead and every movement of... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

was making some last minute plans for a weekend in Penang and came across this place. made a reservation for the Superior Suite in Dwell by Palanquinn. stayed 2 nights there and i must say, the service was top notch with their friendliness and helpfulness. the rooms were a real breath of fresh air, which was something that i look... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Despite the unique setting, we find the accommodation over priced. The worse part is it is situation on a quiet street where the silence is shattered by the odd rude motorbike screaming down through it, whilst the room did not provide any kind of sound insulation. The sleep was intermittent at best. The most unique part of this hotel, with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

1. Affordable and convenient location: the suites are just across the road from Gurney Drive and a short walk the other way will take you to fabulous street eats and a local morning market. 2. Adequate room space and clean linens: we booked a room on the ground floor and were provided with clean towels and bed linens. Space is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived in Georgetown having booked the Dwell for 3 nights. However, on the first night we found that the air conditioner was not working. Furthermore, when we told the receptionist on the next morning, she initially mentioned it was going to be difficult to get it fixed since it was Chinese New Year. We were dreading the prospect of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Penang offer an eclectic mix of sophisticated suites, refurbished shophouses and heritage hotels filled with history from the yesteryears. Dwell by Palanquinn caught my attention while i was filtering through the choices of lodging in Penang. Dwell is located in Lorong Bangkok, just on the outskirts of Georgetown. Stepping into Lorong Bangkok, you can't help but notice the two rows... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A little off the beaten path, but a wonderful place to stay. The quiet street is beautiful, composed of renovated beautiful old George Town houses, and you are quite close to several hawker markets. The main part of George Town is an easy bus ride away. The rooms are comfortable (we had the two rooms upstairs), clean, and large. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We booked this place for a weekend in Penang because Dwell at Palanquin happens to be my aunts old family home, which I visited often as a child. We were welcomed by someone from the hotel at the airport and taken to the hotel. To clarify, this is not so much a hotel as a collection of rooms in beautifully... More 

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