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Campbell House
Ranked #1 of 169 George Town B&B and Inns
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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“Absolute luxury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This hotel is an oasis of calm and luxury in a vibrant and chaotic city. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty. The staff are so friendly informative and helpful. The decor of the hotel is so chic and elegant. The rooms have every luxury you can imagine - huge beds, fluffy towels, coffee machines, amazing cosmetics the list goes on and on. The breakfast was beautiful and available until 12 noon so no rushing out of bed early. It was all prepared fresh when you arrived and not the usual pre prepared buffet. I cannot begin to praise this hotel enough book it now, You will not be disappointed!
The location of the hotel is ideal to see the sights of georgetown which are all within walking distance.
A few restaurants we went to which we're amazing we're kapitan for tandoori chicken and cheese naan. Tek sen for amazing chinese food. De Tai Tong Dim Sum Restaurant for awesome dim sum and chinese food all cooked and served by little old ladies.
I have travelled all over the world and Campbell house is simply one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: We stayed in the rose room but they're all amazing
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and would have liked to stay much longer... the Campbell house is a hotel since 100 years and has kept it's charm of the past while displaying modern hospitality and service. We loved the Nespresso-machine in our room! and the home-made ice-tea, as well as the nice interior-design (every room is decorated differently); details that show the passion of the manager and the staff to make your stay unforgettable. The staff is very helpful and giving lot's of ideas what to do and see, and where to eat in Georgetown.

Room Tip: all rooms are uniquely decorated, it's difficult to choose, they are all really beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leura, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We recently stayed for 3 nights at the wonderful Campbell House in Georgetown, Penang. Its a gorgeous place filled with old world charm and modern day comfort and luxury. The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of good tips about how to spend our time and where to eat. Highly recommend this as a great base to explore Georgetown.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Just read all the raving reviews, because it is all true! We stayed here for three nights and absolutely loved it. The level of service, friendliness of the staff and owner, the decoration, comfort of the rooms, it is all excellent. The hotel is conveniently located in the historic city centre within walking distance of all attractions of the UNESCO world heritage site. If you are looking for a beautiful and romantic getaway look no further.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Campbell House is a truly special property.

Located in the heart of the old town, Campbell House makes you feels as if you are staying with friends or family, and the staff go out of their way to assist you with any of your queries or needs.

We stayed in the Colonial suite - utterly gorgeous. High, dark wood ceilings, beautiful coloured glass shuttered windows, king size bed and a well-designed bathroom. All of the details in this room have been thoughtfully considered - from the cold water and jug of ice tea in the bar fridge to the nespresso coffee machine - it is truly a home away from home. The Colonial suite is also located directly next door to the roof top terrace which is also a lovely space to enjoy.

The location is exceptional. Walking distance to some wonderful little restaurants and delicious street eats. We would just leave the hotel and start walking just to see what we would find. Campbell House is a great base from which to do this.

We loved it here and will happily return the next time we return to George Town.

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Campbell House was probably our favourite of all the hotels we stayed in in Malaysia. The room was luxurious, the local eco-friendly bathroom products were fantastic, the service was exemplary. We needed help booking onward transport and the reception staff called the bus company, checked times, etc. It's more than just a willingness to do the things guests ask about though - it's chatting, making you feel at home, creating a relaxing environment. We loved it here and wished we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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George Town, Penang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

It's not just the ambiance that I love about Campbell House, because that's amazing on its own, its its owners that make the difference. Nardya and Roberto know what service is about, they truly value each and every one of their guests, and they actively go out of their way to make sure that your experience is the best experience that you can possibly have anywhere.

That the rooms are to die for is just another reason to stay. I mean they really are, and coming from a guy, and a straight one at that, that should tell you that they are something special.

For me, their restaurant is the best in George Town. The food is amazing, but again its the small things that make the difference. Its a family oriented traditional Italian eatery and the fact that Roberto has pictures of his grandparents on the wall says more about them than anything else.

I also love the fact that no matter how busy they are they always make the effort to come and sit with you, or at the very least to say hello.

Well done guys! Seriously, well done!

Room Tip: They are all good! Trust me!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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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 169 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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