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“A Traveller's Dream”
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Campbell House
Ranked #1 of 170 George Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Koh Samui
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“A Traveller's Dream”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Should your journeys ever bring you to Penang and if you are a discerning traveler, mark it down: Campbell House Hotel in the heart of Georgetown. You won't find a better run, excellent and lovingly furnished and affordable hotel anywhere in town. Nadya and Roberto are the perfect hosts. Every nook and corner bespeaks of aesthetics; the service is as personal as it can only be in a hotel where you don't feel to be a guest, but a new friend lovingly cared for. The atmosphere of Campbell House Hotel is reason enough to return to the city.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Hosts and staff extremely welcoming and helpful. Great croissants and cappucino.deluxe oasis right in middle of old town. Our room had stained glass windows and a mother of pearl inlaid four poster bed! Enjoy!

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just spent 2 nights at Campbell House during CNY. Although Penang was understandably quiet we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From the friendly welcome to the wonderful room with furniture and fittings we would love in our Hong Kong apartment, to the generous and lazy breakfasts, the wealth of material in the reading room, the convenient location and the late night glass of wine. This is a boutique hotel where you really feel at home and appreciate the blend of cultures that Nardya, Roberto and team offer.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights with my parents. We must say we loved this place alot. We were greeted by the owner the minutes we arrived and were shown to the restaurant to have welcome drinks. Later, we were explained of what to do and see by the owner. We stayed at Indochine and Silver leaf room. Beautifully done, the lot. And not to mention "Nespresso". The restaurant there was also nice, made a very typical Italian food (Venice style). RECOMMEND TO ALL for your visit to PENANG

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I spent a total of three nights at the Campbell House over the December/January holidays. The place is truly worthy of a five star review. Though it's been said before in many of these reviews, I can't help but repeat that the hosts, Nardya and Roberto, are friendly people who absolutely understand what it takes to run a first rate inn. The building itself is charming and is perfectly located as a home base for exploring historic George town. The rooms are well-appointed, the linens were extremely clean and comfortable, and there was even the added treat of a nespresso machine and a delicious lemonade/iced tea drink in the room. I thought the room was very fairly priced, even a bargain, and that was before I had the delicious breakfast they serve downstairs in the restaurant. If we didn't live on the other side of the world, we'd be back - often!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Campbell House in December last year and were so glad that we chose to stay here out of the many other options available. The owners and staff were so accommodating and friendly, and I was pleasantly surprised that they managed to provide gluten free bread after I informed them that I was gluten-intolerant. The room we stayed in (Colonial) was lovely, with a huge four-poster bed. We particularly enjoyed the home-made lemon tea and dessert that were placed in the fridge every evening. The location of Campbell House is excellent as it is very near to various points of interest in Georgetown. We also had a meal at the restaurant and the food was delicious. If you are looking for a place that offers genuine warmth and hospitality, then this is it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I spent only one night at Campbell House but I look forward to many more in the future. The welcome was friendly and completely unforced, the room and the facilities far beyond what I would expect for the price. A last-minute change of plan meant I had to leave for the airport at 6am, but management ensured I had plenty in my personal fridge for breakfast. There was a gentleman at my door to carry my bag to the taxi despite the early hour (completely unnecessary but wholly appreciated!). I was sad to leave after just a few hours but the level of service and comfort have guaranteed a return visit. Thanks to everyone. I look forward to seeing you again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Campbell House

Property: Campbell House
Address: 106 Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Campbell House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campbell House is a new class... a new breed of Heritage hotel in Georgetown. A stunning 3 story corner shop house lovingly restored by European owners Nardya & Roberto, located arms length from the madding crowd, with 10 individual suites offering today's modern traveller a luxurious home away from home. Campbell House has plenty of charm, and personal touches, modern amenities mixed with classic Colonial style at affordable prices. ... more   less 
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