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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for 3D2N. Staff was polite.room was clean. Bathroom was nice. Kitchen provided for selfmade breakfast. Suitable for solo traveler and all. However wifi need to be upgraded due to on and off wifi connected. Feel like staying at your grandma's house. 👍👍👍👍

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

We loved Old Penang Guest house! As it was our first visit to George Town we looked for something fairly priced and centrally located and this certainly matches that criteria. It is walking distance from both ferry terminals (Ferry from the mainland and ferry to Langkawi) the AT bus to the airport goes along the street half a block away... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a family room for couple. So kinda big for us. Shared bathroom, but its okayh. Clean, not far from the room. The floor make noise when u walk past because of the wood floor. But other than that. No complain. The room is spacious, clean, comfy and the ac works perfectly good. The location, very convenient, u can... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great location, close to bus stop to/from the airport, walking distance from ferry terminal, close to all attractions of the old town. Lots of restaurants and cafés nearby. Lady working the front desk was nice and helpful. Showers and toilets were cleaned throughout the day. Free water. Free earplugs. Had bed bugs in my first room (staff took it seriously,... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Receptionist working at night isn't friendly nor helpful. Our room was facing the main road so super noisy from all the bars and karaoke shops next to the hostel. Noise didn't stop until 3am. By then my friend realized she'd been bitten by bed bugs. The buggers were everywhere, bed, wall, floor. There was even a tiny one crawling on... More 

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OldPenang, Manager at Old Penang Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for posting a review about us on Trip Advisor. We are really sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. Customer service is a top priority for us. We will retrain our staff member on their behavior and how to handle problem. We already hire professional pest control service to inspect it and do bed... More 

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

We are staying at the guesthouse since two nights now and today I just realized that I had a lot of red bites all over my body... When we looked a bit in the room what could have done that, we realized that there were bed bugs everywhere and when we said that at the reception the only thing the... More 

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OldPenang, Manager at Old Penang Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for posting a review about us on Trip Advisor. We are really sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. Customer service is a top priority for us. We will retrain our staff member on their behavior and how to handle problem. We already hire professional pest control service to inspect the room and do... More 

Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Very basic and clean. Super friendly and helpful staff specially the lady at the reception. Old looking building, not a lot has been done to it yet it feels cozy and has a 'home' kinda vibe to it. Bathrooms are shared but clean. They have a nice balcony in the bathroom area! The location is perfect..Love Lane. And its good... More 

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Nothing really special but it is fine with budget hotel and the room is clean. However, I hear the noisy from the room next door and it is so funny to us!!! The location is good too that next to the some shopping mall with 5 mins walking and also 15 mins to walk to geogretown, foodcourt,...

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

Fantastic old building in a very lively area although sober and quiet enough to have a proper rest! Lovely single room. Good facilities! And breakfast running till 12. Probably was the best aproach to Malaysia from someone who came from Thailand in a minivan! Ended up having a great meal and drinks around just meters away returning late and having... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

Very friendly and helpful crew. Clean room with AC and bathroom. Whole bulding and room well reflect the atmosphere of Georgetown. Standard breakfast as in Malaysia - tosts with jam and coffee and/or tea. Perfect location in the middle of George town next to China town and little India. You can find a lot of bars, and local food track.... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Penang Guesthouse is a beautifully restored pre-war building in the historic city of Penang, Malaysia and still retains much of its old world charm. It is believed to have been constructed more than 80 years ago. It is especially important as an example of a very early shop house prototype. From the original mosaic-tiled flooring, intricate artwork, inner courtyard and to wooden shuttered windows, every aspect echoes the history of the region, and offers a beguiling journey through this enchanting heritage. It is a best accommodation for travelers who seeking for budget heritage stay. The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honouring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear. Let's explore the heritage and find your old time memory here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Penang Guesthouse

Address: 53 Lorong Love, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $11 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Good single rooms for solo travellers. Wifi and AC. Breakfast included till 12.”
 of 5 bubbles TonyBernardo, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the building are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles thomaspQ2565OM, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay in room 1”
 of 5 bubbles inpericas, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“We had a great room at the front of the Guesthouse overlooking Love Lane and the temple.. I can't remember the room number now. The only downside was the noise from the Reggae Guest house down the street. I am a deep sleeper, but the noise even disturbed me. Reception will give you free ear plugs if you ask and I suggest you use them. Iused them and had many good night sleeps.”
 of 5 bubbles yolcupaddler, Apr 16, 2015 | Read review
“middle of love lane in the world heritage area.”
 of 5 bubbles scott_taylor_2014, Apr 7, 2015 | Read review
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