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“Good location but TOO basic” 3 of 5 stars
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Kimberley House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No. 59, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #48 of 147 George Town B&B and Inns
Porto, Portugal
Senior Contributor
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good location but TOO basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Stayed 1 night.
Dorms without windows and very basic. Beds are not confortável.
Free water and towel but no breakfast. Air condicion and medium lockers. Looks clean but there's an old building smell- 28 rig
Good location but a very dirty area.
The girls at the reception are very friendly and helpful but the guy on the afternoon shift is arrogant and unfriendly.

Just stay if you do not have a better choice. There are a lot of other places near.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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84 hotel reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed in a double room, for 1 night.

Excellent example of a basic hostel, done well. All shared bathroom facilities - but plenty of them, exceptionally clean, hot powerful showers and clean towels for all.

Room was very clean with good working A/C and wifi.

Communal area had TV and computer facilities too. Free coffee, tea and filtered water in reception. Very friendly and helpful staff.

No frills, but very comfortable and affordable. Would recommend to anyone travelling through.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kangar, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very clean, modern, spacious rooms with good air con and shared bathroom. Staffs at reception were friendly and helpful. Free wifi provided.Coffee and water are free in the reception area.Good location because it's very near to shopping malls, bus terminal, food street to taste out local delicacy.i would recommend to stay here if you visit penang.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

You dont get much in Malaysia for $20 or $30 - expect shared bathrooms, diy breakfasts and service being a phone number you can ring.

This place was definitely the best of a number of places we stayed in while in malaysia. The room was v clean and felt brand new, there were lots of bathrooms and shower rooms which were also clean and there was a big room downstairs which felt like a living room (sofas,big tv, pc) and was tastefully decorated.

Service was pretty good, although the commission they got for our onwards bus trip almost doubled the original price - our fault for being lazy. We could have bought them at the big shopping centre just to the West, 5 mins away.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed here for almost three weeks and liked it a lot.
The building is absolutely beautiful! our room was great size, nice comfortable bed, good air con. definitely value for money, the staff were extremely helpful all the time. The location is awesome because it's so close to everything you might want to see in Georgetown itself.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I found this place really friendly the guy on the front desk Paul I think? was really helpful and knowledgeable about the area. I don't think the pictures on here do it much justice I think its excellent for the price I would recommend it to my mates for sure

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

For relatively cheap price, we received a large private room with a clean, shared bathroom, good A/C, wifi and a large and comfy bed! Perfect location about a 10 minute walk to the world heritage section of Georgetown. Lots of good restaurants nearby.

Nice to stay somewhere so unique (converted, Chinese house) which is well-decorated and has clearly been looked after.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 59, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimberley House 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimberley House boasts its central location in the world famous Penang's oldest street with best local street food and only 5 minutes walk from main bus terminal at KOMTAR. Step into one of 19 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as air conditioning, non smoking rooms, internet access – wireless (complimentary). ... more   less 
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