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Dwell by Palanquinn

17 Bangkok Lane | Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
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Ranked #53 of 104 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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews 18 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Address: 17 Bangkok Lane | Pulau Tikus, Georgetown, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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