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Clove Hall
Ranked #7 of 170 George Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Excellence”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Coming back to Penang since October 2012, I stayed at Clove Hall Boutique Hotel for part of my time here. Again I have to say the service and accommodation was excellent. The decor and environment is full of tasteful antiquities from the past. I look forward to my future stay there on my next trip.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Georgetown is a special place and accommodation options like Clove Hall make it even more special. Beautiful old charm, flawless service, all in a warm and friendly environment tha will suit large families or groups of friends as well as small parties. It is an oasis which allows you to relax by the pool between trips to the city or the not too many other Penang attractions.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had 3 nights in the ginger suite at Clove Hall and it was one of the highlights of our holiday. Clove Hall is a gorgeous building, beautifully decorated and in a quiet location. It really felt like a home away from home, thanks largely to the welcoming and helpful owners and staff plus George the poodle! Every detail was great - the home, the decor, the staff, the breakfasts, the drinks by the pool...Whilst not a budget accommodation choice, we felt the value for money was very good compared to other places we stayed - it really is a beautiful hotel and our room was spacious and luxurious. My one single criticism (grasping at straws!) is that the bed was extremely hard, but that seems to be a common thing in Asia!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Clove Hall for three nights in early Dec 2012. It was the perfect place to begin our stay in Malaysia. A refuge from the heat and bustle of Georgetown. A cool quiet place with a warm welcome. Jo and Jim were the perfect hosts and Erlyn and Raj their perfect assistants. If you are just beginning to feel your way into Asia this is a great place to start. If you are an experienced traveller in the East this is a great place to base yourself for an exploration of Georgetown and Penang Island.
Did I mention that we thought it was perfect?
Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at Clove Hall and it was just great! The suite was very spacious for us and our two children aged 4 and 6. They loved the pool and the tea time at the porch. Clove Hall is situated in a very nice neigbourhood with a good Thai restaurant across the street and other restaurants and bars at walking distance. The owners were very friendly as were their employees. We felt very welcome in this beautiful old mansion. In the evening, the children asleep, and we on the porch with a book and gin-tonic. Fantastic!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

My husband & I stay for 10 days at Clove Hall in November. We had initially thought about mixing up the holiday with some time in Langkawi but following advice from friends (previous guests at Clove Hall) chose a Georgetown holiday at Clove Hall. We are so pleased listened! Our experience of Clove Hall is echoed in all previous reviews. The property is beautifully decorated, the rooms spacious, the service exemplary, and location wonderful…close enough to walk to a myriad of hawkers markets, cafés and restaurants but somehow tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town. We explored Georgetown by bus and on foot and a highlight was returning each day to Clove Hall for a swim and afternoon tea by the pool. Jo, Jim, Erlyn Juliet and Raj seem to truly love what they do and this is reflected in their willingness to ensure all guests enjoy their stay. We cannot recommend Clove Hall highly enough. If you are looking for a place to rejuvenate, relax, and explore experience the most amazing food –this is the perfect place.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cinnamon Suite and it was perfect. All suites are incredible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed for one week at Clove Hall in November 2012.. It is a beautifully restored colonial house with a fine garden and large infinity pool, facilities rare for a location midway between the heart of Georgetown ( one K) and the prestige coastal promenade of Gurney Drive. However location and ambience is only part of the story. Bedrooms are large and tasteful We had a bathroom half the size of our London /flat!
But the real joy was the owner managers husband and wife Jim and Jo and there truly excellent warm attentive and friendly staff Erlyn, Raj and Juliet.
If you want relaxation, comfort, character and personal attention and not just an anonymous guest in a large 5 star hotel, look no further.

Room Tip: Only five rooms. All good
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clove Hall

Property: Clove Hall
Address: 11 Jalan Clove Hall, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clove Hall 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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