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Clove Hall
Ranked #8 of 172 George Town B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a real gem. Lee was holding the fort whilst owners away and she couldn't have done a better job. All the staff were extremely attentive but never got in your way. Food incl drinks and afternoon tea all excellent and freshly prepared whenever you wanted it. Room was charming. A real colonial feel to the whole place but not overly tarted up. Pool great and well maintained. Hotel situated in a quiet street near several restaurants. Only noise came from birds! We just couldn't fault the place. I could have stayed for ever!

Room Tip: Go for upstairs ones to get a balcony though really all are good
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was a delight for two nights and we experienced wonderful hospitality. All the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough to help. They worked as a great team under the leadership of Lee who was holding the fort while the owners were away. Sorry we couldn't meet them but perhaps next time. Echo all the other reviews have to say about the breakfasts, ambience and house itself.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Our stay at Clove Hall for 8 nights was simply wonderful. The house itself has been loving restored and the staff worked extremely hard to look after us. Clove Hall only has 6 rooms so the place is never crowded. Highlights would be Jim's laid back charm and sense of humour - he also appears to know everything and everyone on the island - and the swimming pool which is just perfect to relax in after some sightseeing.

Room Tip: Clove Hall's breakfasts are 1st class - especially the French Toast!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights and we love it. The moment we arrived we were greeted by Jim the owner. We could not have received a warmer welcome and we were made to feel so at home. The room that we stayed in was a great size and so was the bathroom. The breakfast offered was fantastic. The good thing is it is located in a fantastic area which is close to a lot of eateries, a 7 eleven, and 20 mins walk to gurney drive. The staff is always helpful and nothing is ever too much of an issue.
We will come back again for sure. I highly recommend this to everyone that is looking for some where to stay where they will be made to feel at home and have your privacy.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

My wife and I started our honeymoon at Clove Hall last winter and had exactly the kind of relaxed, stress-free experience that we had been craving after a busy few months. The room was immaculate, comfortable and spacious while the garden and pool were tranquil and peaceful. However, as other reviews here attest, the most impressive thing about Clove Hall is the fantastic service and all round loveliness of the owners and staff - attentive and extremely genial without ever being intrusive, plus a fantastic breakfast and afternoon tea! The location is central enough to be able to explore Georgetown without the hustle and bustle of staying in the centre of town and is near plenty of places to eat in the evening. We will definitely go back and couldn't recommend Clove Hall enough - decompressing with a good book, a G&T and a seat by the pool will forever remain one of my happiest memories!

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to stay in the The Clove Suite, which was peaceful, extremely comfortable and b...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is our 2nd time at Clove Hall and we are glad we came back. Clove Hall has surpassed all our expectations in comfort and privacy this time. The owners have invested considerably in the house since our last visit and the overall quality is evident; the lovely and well manicured gardens and beautiful arrangements of age- old classical furniture with tasteful complementary furnishings and fittings throughout.
The service continues to be of a high standard, staff being most attentive to your requests; in short, nothing appears to be too much.
For us, being on the fringes, Clove Hall is perfectly located for visiting the historic Georgetown as it offers the welcoming escape after a day's walk and trek. A definite home away from home.

Thank you Clove Hall for such a memorable and lovely stay again. We will be back."

Room Tip: All rooms are great,they each have their own special characteristics.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was our second stay at the wonderful Clove Hall. Happy to report the service was as outstanding as ever, the gardens lush and immaculate, the pool sparkling and our room still stunning with its classic mix of oriental rugs, dark wood furniture, white walls, shutters and crisp bed linen. Then I got sick. Owners Jim and Jo and their fantastic team Raj and Erlyn went beyond the call of duty to help - without us asking and with a full house. Classy people running a classy establishment. Sincere thanks.

Room Tip: Love the Saffron room for its airiness and great balconies over looking the pool and another overloo...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #8 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range: $134 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Clove Hall Hotel Georgetown
Clove Hall Penang/George Town

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