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Dwell by Palanquinn

17 Bangkok Lane | Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
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Ranked #46 of 103 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I stayed at the Loft Suite for 2 nights. First i would like to say that the place is converted from a local house and hence you will experience a local stay. It strikes me as a more well-endowed and spacious version of a traditional shophouse. If you are uncomfortable with the authenticity of the shophouses such as the wooden... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is in a great location, the staff are extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. Service was wonderful and the room was very well kept and clean. A short walk from excellent food markets, bars and other eateries. Excellent value for money.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stayed at this home in Bangkok lane in penang just to get away from the busy life. Before stepping into the home, the beauty of heritage houses has already mesmerised me. The kind manager had a nice welcome with clear instructions on checking in as it was a late check in. The place is kept really clean and the interior... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

we stayed in Dwell in July 2012 and can only rave about it! Such a cool part of town and the folk that run the place are just so so so helpful. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenage daughters and we all loved the place - the bathrooms on the balcony were a real hit, We... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My 1st trip to Penang was very much raised beyond expectation when I step foot in front of this well preserved heritage remainings, the hotel is actually a 2 storey old house converetd into what is now a well kept rent out. The room gave us a very familiar , conservatives feeling that we have lost a long time ago... More

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Address: 17 Bangkok Lane | Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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DWELL is 3-bedroom retro-esque, fun, casual and affordable bed and breakfast. Located a stone’s throw from sister property, PalanquInn, DWELL is part of Bangkok Lane’s marvellous row of heritage townhouses. conceptualized for today’s growing flashpackers.A flashpacker shares many of the characteristics of a backpacker: independence, no fixed itinerary and long periods of travel to more exotic and far-flung destinations. However, whereas low cost travel is associated with backpacking, flashpacking has an association of more disposable income while traveling. In another words, an affluent backpacker. ... more   less 
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