We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Part of History”
Review of 23 Love Lane

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
23 Love Lane
Ranked #15 of 172 George Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2012

23 Love Lane is like no other hotel or specialty lodging that I have even stepped in.

The property consist of an old mansion, servant quarters and a old indian shophouse dating as far back as 1860s. Penang being an up and coming tourist destination filled with UNESCO heritage sites, 23 Love Lane is essential to a culturally and historically filled experience of Penang. So when I researched for a place to stay in Penang, and saw this place, I booked the room for four - the Indian Shophouse - and crossed my fingers! (Since it was so new - 2 months! - I didn't really know what to expect!)

The place is amazing and exactly what you see in the pictures. You cannot imagine something so beautiful is so so very old! The conservation is superb and their effort to modernize the place for today is respectable. You really feel like being in the grand colonial era and yet with modern amenities! The details is simply amazing! Two thumbs up.

Service was also amazing! Fiona and Fariz were excellent host and takes care to your every needs. Fiona spent some time telling me about the history of the place which gave the place so much more character. 23 Love Lane (and the actual address!), is even applying for a UNESCO conservation site, which makes it even more respectable! They have to follow by strict conservation rules like absolutely no chemicals to clean, but takes some understanding from the part of the guest. (For eg, the property takes months to restore water leakages - not because of the conservation rules they have to follow).

Things we like (other then the charm of the place) - Good air conditioning, nice comfortable beds, SPACIOUS, large bathrooms, good shower, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, good breakfast - eggs made to order, lovely freshly brewed coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice.. and on and on.

There were some minor things that can be improved, but, the biggest issue we have was the lack of parking. There are public parking throughout Love Lane, but sometimes its pretty hard to get. I don't know how the property can fix this though, but to be noted.

We stayed in the Indian Shophouse, which was perfect for a family of four. (Eventhough the upstairs was designed for kids, my husband and I were pretty comfortable. We loved that we got to spent time in the same room with my parents and yet we got our privacy by being upstairs!)

Highly recommend this property! It's not just a place to stay but an experience!

Room Tip: Email the property or go through agoda.com
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
7  Thank aliku
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (257)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

230 - 236 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: October 2017
Thank ginobobo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Google Translation

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CARVICKY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor China Member
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017
Thank A TripAdvisor China Member
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management response:Responded September 22, 2017

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed August 30, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank stefanhoneggers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank 素人旅行人
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Figo93
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these George Town hotels
0.1 mi away
Seven Terraces
Seven Terraces
#1 of 88 in George Town
876 reviews
0.3 mi away
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
#11 of 88 in George Town
3,705 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Edison George Town, Penang
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Museum Hotel
Museum Hotel
#8 of 88 in George Town
500 reviews
0.2 mi away
Nam Keng Hotel
Nam Keng Hotel
#13 of 88 in George Town
268 reviews
0.1 mi away
Muntri Mews
Muntri Mews
#7 of 88 in George Town
929 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to 23 Love Lane? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 23 Love Lane

Address: 23 Lorong Love, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range: $56 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 23 Love Lane 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
23Lovelane Penang, A Heritage Boutique Hotel in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, Agoda, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your 23 Love Lane reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
23 Love Lane Penang/George Town

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing