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“Cheap, lovely guesthouse”
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Baba Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 26 Batu Ferringhi B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Cheap, lovely guesthouse”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed here for a few days in March, in room 11 (3 beds, fan). We found that Baba Guesthouse was great-lovely location right by the beach (and you can sit on the balcony and look out at the sea), very family-like atmosphere- the family who runs it are friendly and as they live downstairs it feels like home after a while. At the end of the day you get what you pay for here. We shared the communal bathrooms-which although most of the time were wet from the shower, they were always clean. If you don't like sharing then get an en-suite room. The walls are paper-thin but we never found this to be a problem-people were very friendly, and after midnight most people were quiet. Beds were always clean, as were the rooms. The prayer call is loud very early in the morning-but like another reviewer said, that is the culture-what do you expect?! Overall I really enjoyed my stay here, and would recommend it to others :) .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The guesthouse is on the cheap side, so don't raise your expectation to high and you will be ok. The guesthouse is a few steps to the beach, so we can enjoy the sea breeze and sun, but that's also why my room has a lot of sands (i woke up one night to go toilet, and saw the brush outside next to my door room, so I used it to weep the sands out of my room. Suddenly there is this girl, must be the cleaner, she started yelling and scolding something i didn't understand, so i ignored her). Bed and wardrobe are ancient. Toilets are small but clean enough. I didn't expect much so well, i didn't get disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Checked into this guesthouse as we were after a few days by the beach. Couldn't get much closer as it's practically on the beach. We had a double room with air con which was cold, if a little loud. Although we were promised hot water the shower was cold, but the bathroom and room in general was clean. Wifi had a good signal and was quite fast. At 100RM I think it was a little expensive for what it was, but the other guesthouses on the same stretch were exactly the same look and price, so if you're heading to Batu Farrenghi you can't go wrong with this one.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is by far one of the best guest houses I have stayed in in south east Asia. They are very friendly and attentive. It has the feeling of staying in someone's home. It is basic but has everything you need. I was a little reserved at first but after we had settled in I ended up staying an extra two nights. This isn't a top of the range resort but it is clean and simple. That's moto. The communal bathroom gets cleaned pretty much as soon as you have been in there. Would defiantly stay again and defiantly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights and cost us 50R a night for a fan room. Room had a desk, wardrobe, an 2 windows.

Outside was a shared balcony with sea view.

Family are very helpful and are always cleaning an sweeping up the sand. They even hosed my flip flops as they were left outside with sand on

I would recommend this to anyone staing in the area. Close to the beach and all the water sports

  • Stayed January 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed in a double room with fan on the first floor, wich was small, basic and clean. The price was fair. A disadvantage was very thin walls, so you can hear your neighbours as if they were in your room.
There are 2 common bathrooms for about 10 rooms on the floor (one with hot and one with cold water only, but it's hot outside anyway).
Really good location in Batu Ferrighi, just 1 minute walk to the beach. Be aware though, that it takes 50 minutes bus to go to Georgetown Jetty (Penang City Center). The balcony is pretty big, serves as a common area and has a nice view (but not the rooms).
Wifi is included in the price and works fine.
Breakfast is not, but you can find a nice one just across the street.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lille, France
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Although the location is OK and room clean, the poor quality of almost everything in the room makes me believe this guesthouse has been managed with minimum re investment for years. Air con are 20 years old model at least, and walls between rooms are made of crappy wood, and no comment on room insulation which makes you feel poorly fresh even when air con is at maximum. Better check the room first and especially rooms of the dozens of guesthouses around (50M walk you can find at least 5) before checking in, to get a better value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Baba Guesthouse
Address: 52 Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Batu Ferringhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Baba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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