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Bali
Reviewed 6 November 2012

If you wish a good base in Penang that is welcoming, efficient and resonable priced; this is the place. We stayed her durung the penang Cricket Sixes at The Penang Sports Club and it was very near all places we were interested in. The service was excellent and very welcoming.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Beds, bathrooms, WCs are clean. Near to main Chulia Street yet far enough to be away from the busy main street. Walking distance to attractions like Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. 2 mins away from Chulia street, where good food can be found along the street. Slight downside is reception service is minimal, just touching the mark not to be rated...

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Fuzhou, China
Reviewed 5 November 2012

this is an old building,which is very quiet,good atmosphere,clean,very convenient to the bus stop and shopping mall,and simple but nice breakfast.one thing to complain,wifi doesn't work well.the first night i was disappointed because the rooms dont have windows.so i wanted to change to another hostel,but after I checked all of hostels,found this hostel is the best one in George town.local...

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Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in August 2012 in the 12 Bed Dorm on the ground floor. The room was clean and surprisingly quiet. The staff were nice and even gave me the wifi password for the guesthouse next door when there wifi was broken. The TV area is good for socialising. The breakfast is nice and I had loads...

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Lennox Head
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I actually think being stuck in the eighties is a really good thing for a hostel. The Old Penang Guesthouse reminded me so much of travelling in SE Asia in the eighties it made me feel (relatively) young again. It also gave our children a bit of an idea what travelling was like before internet homogenisation. The rooms were clean,...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 6 October 2012

This must be the most beautiful guesthouse in Penang! The traditional Malaysian house with the wood stairs and floors, a lovely inner garden for breakfast and rest. Very kind staffs and helped me a lot. I stayed for 3 nights in 4-bed female dorm. Good AC and comfortable bed. Clean common bath. The guesthouse is located on Love Lane, easy...

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Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in a shared doorm that was one of the cleanest and quietest doorms we've stayed in. The aircon makes it a bit chilly though. Friendly staff and free use of computer for tenants. The place had a nice air about it being placed in an old house.

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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I bought a bus ticket to KL from the guesthouse. The bus company will pick up guests from hostels and send them to Komtar to get the bus. However the pick up left without me while I was ready and waiting 20 min before the pick up time because the guesthouse staff only know that two girls who booked the...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2012

This guesthouse is full of character and in a great spot on Love Lane. Courtyard is lovely and the ensuite double room that we stayed in was very nice as well as clean. Breakfast was a little underwhelming with a few slices of white toast. Good place to stop for a couple of nights.

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manila philippines
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Old Penang Guesthouse is a restored pre-war building located strategically in the historic city of Georgetown.It combines comfort and heritage while staying on a budget. The male receptionist in charge of the front desk was very friendly and helpful.Checking in was hustle free.I presented a printout of my reservation,paid the remaining balance and all was set. The moment he handed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Penang Guesthouse is a beautifully restored pre-war building in the historic city of Penang, Malaysia and still retains much of its old world charm. It is believed to have been constructed more than 80 years ago. It is especially important as an example of a very early shop house prototype. From the original mosaic-tiled flooring, intricate artwork, inner courtyard and to wooden shuttered windows, every aspect echoes the history of the region, and offers a beguiling journey through this enchanting heritage. It is a best accommodation for travelers who seeking for budget heritage stay. The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honouring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear. Let's explore the heritage and find your old time memory here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Penang Guesthouse

Address: 53 Lorong Love, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 869 - ₹ 1,604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel Georgetown
Old Penang Guesthouse George Town
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“Some rooms have no windows.”
 of 5 bubbles teeganpoulsen, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms,toilet & bathroom was clean and located at main place”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Good single rooms for solo travellers. Wifi and AC. Breakfast included till 12.”
 of 5 bubbles TonyBernardo, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the building are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles thomaspQ2565OM, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay in room 1”
 of 5 bubbles inpericas, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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