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Penang Old House

No. 12 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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Ranked #44 of 104 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stay on 19 July with family of 3 persons. Booked 1 room (Tokyo Love Story Themes). Like the decoration of the rooms. Really have Japan feel. Attached bathroom are lovely as it comes with Hot shower, high tech toilet bowl and shower gel & shampoo which a lot home stay didn't provide. Room come with 2 complimentary breakfast besides home... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed in the old house 12 and really enjoyed it. A real homely feel and a very nice and helpfull owner who makes you feel right at home. Walkable distance to Georgetown and nice eateries right around the corner.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I paid to stay in no.12, but turned up to the guesthouse where there was no one in. Once the owner turned up after his neighbour called him, he tried to get me to stay in a windowless, cellar-like room on the ground-floor in no.8. I kicked up a fuss and got moved to no.12 after all, which was so... More

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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The house is a lovely old colonial style from the 30s. The atmosphere in the house is lovely, the decor makes it feel very at home. The owner Koh is very friendly and helpful. We had the family room, which was very spacious, with it's own bathroom. The room was clean and very nice. The distance to the old city... More

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Lyon, France
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We loved the atmosphere of the place, it has an identity, and not just a standard hotel. Clean, clean, clean. You don't hear cars, or any street noise, but walls are thin, if there are other guests may be noisy. Free parking. It is a good place, we recommend.

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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed in the Japanese style room last year and I will definately stay at this place again this coming Chinese New Year. Clean room, location is good, it's not far from town. They have almost anything I need, attached bathroom, laundry room, fridge, wifi. This place is strongly recommended!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I like the feel of staying at home... Stayed in a ground floor double room with bath in No.12 (they owned & operate no. 8 as well). Can add 1 mattress on the floor. Location is good. Just walk to main road Jalan Burma, there are 2 food courts (non halal) same roll with Union Chinese school with good food... More

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Hangzhou, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights in 2 different rooms. The rooms were clean and had a great aura of mystery surrounding it. The staff were very helpful ad kinnd. Didn't meet any open-minded travellers there, lot of people in the lobby didn't seem friendly. Mybe it was because we were a travelling couple?? Can't knock the hostel though!

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Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were staying the Tokyo Story room, we had a very nice and comfortable stay at there. And most important thing is, the location of the guesthouse is super good! Just in the middle of Georgetown area and Gurney Drive :)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

we stayed in house no 8, only to find out that actually house no 8 and house no 12 are very different actually. House no 12 is much nicer than no 8! most of the nice pictures you see are found in house no 12. House no 8 that we stay, has only little decoration and it was nothing special.... More

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Address: No. 12 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Number of rooms: 9
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