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Crystal Guesthouse

No.294 & 294A, Lebuh Chulia,, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #77 of 178 Penang Island B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014
Robin C Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed here several times in 2012 and 2013 while on trips to Penang.The guesthouse is in Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia) right near where the minivans from Thailand drop off passengers. It is about 20metres from the entrance to Love Lane , and opposite are many stalls selling noodle soup. There are two entrance doors, one into an attached cafe... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

OK it is not smart, but at 22RM a night I think you get value for money. Rooms a clean (although there was an unfortunate smell of Durian). Staff are very friendly. WORD OF WARNING - beware of the Hacker! The cheapest beer we found in Georgetown (5RM), even cheaper than 7/11. The hangover the next morning was certainly the... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a ground floor room, only had an internal window and could hear staff and guests talking loudly till quite late. Staff were helpful though, changing our baht for local currency, helped with getting the bus. Maybe the rooms upstairs are nicer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

All we are looking for in a room is somewhere cool to hide from the sun with a nice bed and no blood sucking bugs. This guesthouse wins on all of those points. The staff are friendly and polite, helping us with booking taxis and ferry tickets. They also held a free buffet for Chinese new year to which all... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Got ripped off. 75r for a share bathroom private room. Clean sheets and pillows to be expected but this place is run down! Check the photos out! If it was way cheaper I would stay longer but 1 night will do. On a positive note Staff are nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This gh offers dorm rooms and private rooms, dorms 20rg a night with air con, its clean and welcoming. The staff are very helpful and friendly, their english is very good. They offer food and drinks at good prices. Wifi is good, internet is only 2rg an hour for guests. They also offer AMAZING massages, best Ive ever had. Would... More

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times, in 3 different types of room: A ground floor air-con en-suite room (75RM), A first floor double bed air-con room(45RM) and a second floor twin bed fan room(35RM). Each time I have stayed, what I have paid has been reflected in the quality of the accommodation (as you would expect!). Each time, however, the... More

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Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this guesty house is situated on chulia street,the main street up into town,it is convienient for the shops and night market. The room are frrom 45-70 ringits per night,the ones at 45 ringits have share showers and toilets but these are clean and well looked afte,the on suite ones are downstairs and are 70 ringits per night but have a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I barely got into the guesthouse before one of the employees started yelling at me. I merely asked politely to see the dorm room before paying for two beds, but he wouldn't allow me, I asked why not, but then he started yelling that I was a bad man because I was not okay with a few fotografs, which looked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This guesthouse was decently priced, the bathrooms were clean and the people were very helpful. The rooms were very basic but big. There was wifi and two computers in the main area, and they did our laundry within a day for 5 RM a KG. the location was great, but the night market across the street and the thin walls... More

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Address: No.294 & 294A, Lebuh Chulia,, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
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