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Clove Hall

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05/16/2017 05/17/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Jakarta
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Welcoming host(s) and staff. Tranquil location, lovely garden and pool area. Lovely old restored building. Ambience of a "time gone bye". easy access into "downtown", located in a nice quiet suburb. Just simply perfect.

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Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a small break and escape the busy period of Sinhala New Year in Sri Lanka. Because two years ago we enjoyed so much George Town and Clove Hall, we decided to have again holidays in Penang. When the gate opened and we saw the beautiful colonial house and the ever smiling Jo in the doorway it was like...

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Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clove Hall is gorgeous and feels like a little oasis in Georgetown. The garden and pool are beautiful, although the pool filter is very noisy and a bit distracting. Bedrooms are spacious but beds are very hard and our room was far from spotless (dusty and dead mosquitoes and other insects on the bed, floor, etc). Breakfast was ok. Staff...

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Jo L, Owner at Clove Hall, responded to this review

As ‘Hoteliers’ it is always disappointing to learn on TA after guests have left of an issue that could very easily and happily have been dealt with and a solution offered during their stay. As we have mentioned previously with regard to the beds -all our beds are of a high quality 'Hotel Standard' however if any guests find the...

hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house in a location reasonably close to the main tourist area. Takes about 20 minutes to walk in to the main area. Rooms are nicely decorated and clean. However there is no fridge and no tea/coffee facilitates in the room so u have to call down for the staff to make it. The staff are really friendly but the...

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Jo L, Owner at Clove Hall, responded to this review

Sadly It seems to be the prerogative of some guests posting reviews on TA to berate, criticise or humiliate ‘Hoteliers’ personally in the public domain. Anything I write here as the principle named subject of the review will undoubtedly and inevitably be regarded as defensive. However as the owner of Clove Hall my aim at all times is to be...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that the house and garden at Clove Hall are beautiful, offering a peaceful, relaxing oasis in steamy Penang. The staff are really excellent, the pool is nice and the antique decorations in the spacious rooms and suites very appealing. However, I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed with the stay overall. The rooms just don't...

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Jo L, Owner at Clove Hall, responded to this review

We are pleased to read you enjoyed the house, gardens and pool and found our staff to be excellent. We aim to provide all our guests with a personal service to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. With regard to the beds -all our beds are of a high quality 'Hotel Standard' however if any guests find the...

Windsor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful boutique hotel just on the outskirts of Georgetown, a mere 5 mins by taxi at a cost of about £3.00 so it's very quiet and relaxing, just what you need after a busy day sight seeing. It's like staying in an old colonial mansion house, very beautiful and personal and the staff do everything they can...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed March 26, 2017

From airport pick up to afternoon tea, Jo and her lovely staff provide a personal connection with Penang and local culture. The property is a lovingly restored mansion with large, air-conditioned rooms, and comfy beds. The best part, however, is the beautiful yard and pool where you can have breakfast, tea, or drinks after a day of sightseeing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

With most of my reviews,i will have some gripe or other. Not here. Surpassed my expectations. From the Lovely Hosts, Jo and Jim,The Excellent staff,Beautiful House and Gardens,Pool,Breakfast,Our room. Location? Perfect! Very peacful yet a stroll to restaurants amd Coffee shops. Heart of Georgetown a few mins away by car. We'll be back

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We could not have been more delighted with our stay at Clove Hall. The hotel is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, with gorgeous fittings and furnishings. Bedrooms were extremely elegant, cool and comfortable and the pool was lovely. Breakfasts were ample and delicious, and served by friendly staff with permanently beaming smiles. Jim and Jo, the proprietors, were endlessly accommodating and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to come across this absolute gem of a guest house in Penang. An idyllic setting, perfectly situated close to the old town's restaurants and action. Jo and Jim, along with a fabulous team make you feel welcome and assist with all your local queries including fabulous restaurant recommendations. We stayed in the Ginger Suite, which was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Privately owned,restored black and white Edwardian Anglo-Malay bungalow. On the site of a former plantation and set in half an acre of tropical garden with a swimming pool. This house offers classy colonial bed and breakfast,with just six suites.Located in a quiet residential street but well within walking distance to Georgetown. Clove Hall offers a unique experience, privacy, personalised service and modern comforts.Car and driver can be arranged for transfers. Tours can also be arranged. Many restaurants serving local food are within ten minutes walk of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clove Hall

Address: 11 Jalan Clove Hall, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $124 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clove Hall 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Clove Hall Penang/George Town
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“Rooms in the main hall all are lovely.”
ecossegeo, 1 week ago | Read review
“The hotel only has about 6 rooms and I am sure they are all lovely.”
JJSWindsor, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Star anise sweet is a two-level room with a downstairs lounge and upstairs bedroom; recommend.”
, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“The larger suites (I believe 2 of them) accommodate a small family”
BecharaYen, Feb 1, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are interesting heritage inspired”
deecooley88, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
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