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Shalini's Guest House

56, Batu Ferringhi | Turn R after passing Royal Park Hotel; go straight; turn L at end of the road., Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Borobudur, Indonesia
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106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You are fronting the best part of the Beach. The balcony is great; albeit with uncomfortable, deteriorating sofas and chairs. The view from the balcony however, is just what I wanted... BYO oxygen mask; as there is stiff competition between smokers and non-smokers on this prime beachfront deck. People love to smoke in Penang. Cough cough... gasp, gasp! Please note,... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Talk about location! walk out of the house no more than 10 meters and you're on the beach! rate was quite reasonable for a simple single room (mine had two twin beds), bed was comfortable, rooms downstairs share the two separate bathrooms with other guests, and the bathrooms were clean. There are rooms upstairs with their own bathrooms. The atmosphere... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I am normally the kind of person that doesn't complain much on establishments coming from a service line. However this place has left a bitter taste in my mouth and I need to spit it out. 1.Check In. Upon arriving from a long drive, I was upset that my reservation was not immediately known as the person in charge wrote... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at this very homey guesthouse. The place is right by the beach, I just had to wake up and go in the water. A great room with ac that I never had to use and I could hear the waves crushing down at night.... I met tons of interesting folks and engaged in some interesting... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful week stay at Ashok's guest house last week situated on Feringghi Beach, Penang. We had a front facing room with a private bathroom and air conditioned. On leaving the room we had use of a shared balcony which looked straight over the paradise beach. The guesthouse is also the family home of Ashok who resides there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a safe well run guesthouse in a good position. Range of rooms, some ensuite . Rooms are basic but very clean . I will definitely return . The manager -Ashok speaks excellent English . There are nearby eateries and each is across the road

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My experience at Shalini's Guest House was not one of the best during my stay in Malaysia. Even though the room itself was good and we could keep our belongings there long after the check-out, the owner herself was not a very warm person. I liked the fact, that we were provided with free, cold, potable water, clean rooms and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

A nice, clean guest house with comfortable rooms, newly built as the old one was burnt down. Shared bathrooms are very clean, and there is a small kitchen downstairs for guests to use, with a hot water dispenser and toaster. Upstairs is a small balcony with a view right onto the beach, walk outside and you're on the beach in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This was definitely the worst night of one month in Malaysia. The rooms are clean but the bed is horrible with iron steels coming out of the mattress everywhere. There was one very small sheet which was barely enough for one person, especially with the aircon blowing right at your head. The rooms are very noisy and there's a mosque... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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116 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I have stayed here several times and will continue to do so as its a safe clean family run establishment and thats how I like them. Simple down home quaintness that brings you back time and time again. It becomes your home away from home. I have meet many guests there that are also regulars so thats always a good... More 

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