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Annie's Homestay

No 7 Jalan Sungai, Amas 3, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 January 7, 2015

Nice simple rooms in a spotlessly clean house. There are a variety of rooms with and without own bathroom, a comfortable shared sitting room and well equipped kitchen. Annie is a wonderful host, very friendly and helpful. The house is on a quiet street a few minutes walk from the night market, food courts, restaurants and beach at Batu Ferringhi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed here in 2011. It was a great experience. Annie and Raj were so welcoming! The rooms were pretty basic, but the fact that you stay with a family is really nice. annie knows a lot and makes you feel at home. Great breakfast also! Nice beds, quiet neighbourhood. Cons? Maybe the cold shower and slow internet. But hey,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

***I want to preface my review for future guests by saying: there is poor wifi (in the main house only - not in room), there is NO swimming pool, and there are jellyfish in the waters around Penang. If any of these matter to you, don't book at Annie's! For some reason I saw several guests over our months in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lovely homestay/house that is rented out per room with Annie and her absolutely gorgeous family in the house next door. A great way to immerse yourself in the malaysian lifestyle, Annie, Raj and their kids will make you feel right at home! Basic breaky of toast, jam and coffee is provided with some great conversations guaranteed! I extended my stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Annie's home stay provides basic rooms but the friendliness is overwhelming.They will make sure you are ok and they will get you anything you need.You can use their lounge to watch films or use wifi.Breakfast is simple toast jam,egg,melon,but it is nice.Their eldest son is very funny,their youngest son is very kind,and their 2 twins are friendly and are great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Annies homestay is absolutely amazing. There is no way you can fault this place! I extended my stay by two nights, I just didn't want to leave. The family are brilliant, they can't help you enough! Breakfast was provided, towels, excellent information for visiting local attractions. But most of all they were great fun to hang out with n the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Reading the other reviews where someone complained about a cockroach. Really? It's not a restaurant - you get cockroaches everywhere! Have you been to Sydney? This aside, I stayed at Annie's for one week. The accommodation is basic and suitable. It has a shared bathroom and I had no problem with the boiler/heat... There is a very large common area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We decided to stay at Annie's after reading all the great reviews on the place. The family was really friendly and helpful and the location is quite good. In a residential area just away from the busy market and food stalls (5 min walk). We got a private room with bathroom and it didn't take us long to realise we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Annie's entire family is so welcoming and easy to be around. Rooms were clean, beds comfortable, air con and fans worked great and breakfast was plentiful. We arrived very late at night and they were up awaiting our arrival. The common area had comfortable couches, a fridge, TV, DVD and plenty of movies (including kid movies). She also has toys... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We loved our time in Batu Ferrenghi with Annie and her family. We felt welome and well looked after, especially travelling with our 2 year old son who was able to play in their front garden making our stay even more relaxing and stress-free. It was nice to stay in this area of Penang, in a quiet street, away from... More 

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