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“Welcome oasis in the bustle of Georgetown” 5 of 5 stars
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Campbell House
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   106, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 106 George Town B&B and Inns
Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Welcome oasis in the bustle of Georgetown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I opted to stay at Campbell House because of past reviews and we were truly impressed with everything about it! First, it is incredibly and beautifully restored in every detail. We loved our room with its high ceiling, interesting artistic details, wonderfully working bathroom with pretty tiles and a great shower. The bed was extremely comfortable. Second, the service was impeccable. Kumar at check in gave us a helpful overview of places to see/visit, and all the other staff were friendly, helpful and intelligent. Third, location is perfect--within walking distance to many sights in town. The only drawback is that I found the room a tad bit on the dark side, but I suppose this is the result of tall window shutters that recall the architecture of one hundred years ago. If you opened the shutters, the road noise would be too much. Still, I would totally recommend this wonderful little oasis to anyone seeking culture, quality, service and comfort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

What a find. Agree completely with the high ratings given consistently by other reviewers. Location ideal for our two night stay. Perfect for exploring the lovely Georgetown. Hotel very comfortable and bags of character. Bistro on ground floor was super. But staff were also very helpful and made you feel very welcome and great orientation in arrival over a glass of homemade lemon iced tea as we were given a map of the area and shown all the places to visit and eat in. Really very very good. Highly recommend.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

my wife and i had the pleasure of staying at campbell house for 2 nights in july this year - what can i say the rooms were beatiful and the owners and staff were friendly ,giving lots of advice and information and went out of their way to make our short stay as memorable as possible . situated right in the middle of georgetown it is the ideal location for sightseeing in the old town. we will certainly be back soon !
Lindsay and Lynne Crowe scotland uk

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Campbell house is a beautiful property in the middle of Georgetown which has been sympathetically restored to reflect its colonial past. It is perfectly located to explore Georgetown on foot and is within easy walking distance of all the "sights". What made our stay here especially memorable however was the level of service and attentiveness of both the staff and owners. With only a short time to spend exploring Georgetown, the half hour "tutorial" from Kumar the receptionist on our arrival, was invaluable. He included maps and suggestions of "must - sees", as well as opening times etc. Although the hotel does have its own restaurant they happily recommended other places to eat locally.
We would thoroughly recommend Campbell house.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent four leisurely days at Campbell House, meandering around Georgetown, with this lovely home to return to every day. As others have said, Nardya and Roberto could not be more welcoming and the same is true for the rest of the staff. They have done a wonderful job renovating this hotel. The rooms are well-appointed and very comfortable, cool and warm drinks are provided along with a delicious afternoon bakery treat. Breakfasts are delicious as was the lunch we had just before leaving for the airport. Everyone there pays attention to the details. Don't hesitate to book your stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was a most beautiful, warm and friendly hotel in the heart of Georgetown. Excellent service from all of the staff, very comfy and enormous bed, room was dark and relatively quiet (rooms face the street but very minimal noise), amazing attention to detail in the restoration of the property and decoration of the rooms (we booked the Sari room). They offer a light continental breakfast with a choice of freshly squeezed juice and the most divine mango on the fruit plate. Could not recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I visit Georgetown frequently since it is my favourite town in Malaysia. Over the past 3+ years I have witnessed the tremendous transformation of the old heritage part. I booked Campbell House because of the great reviews it had received and was not disappointed.

Here I do not want to repeat what others have already said about the warm hospitality which awaits you from the moment you did your booking. Campbell House is nicely embedded in its surrounding area. There is nothing flashy about it. All the major sights of the Old town are in walking distance from the hotel. After a long "walking" day, one appreciates even more the complementary ice tea and cold water which comes with the room.

I found it very nice not only from Nardya and Roberto but also from the other staff members that they were promoting the local restaurants to their guests. This is very important for maintaining Georgetown's authentic character. All of them are very knowledgable about Georgetown and ready to assist any time. However if you grave for some excellent Italian food, I recommend trying Campbell House's own restaurant. The pizza is so delicious.

It is a pity that Campbell House does not have a roof terrace which would be really the cherry on the cake. After a long day, it would be awesome to have a drink there.

While breakfast is abudant and delicious, if you are a business traveller the 8.30 am breakfast might be somewhat late for your schedule.

Campbell House is highly recommended.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 106, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Campbell House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campbell House is a new class... a new breed of Heritage hotel in Georgetown. A stunning 3 story corner shop house lovingly restored by European owners Nardya & Roberto, located arms length from the madding crowd, with 10 individual suites offering today's modern traveller a luxurious home away from home. Campbell House has plenty of charm, and personal touches, modern amenities mixed with classic Colonial style at affordable prices. ... more   less 
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Campbell House Penang/George Town

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