Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
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9.2
Exceptional

"Very helpful and friendly staff!"

Mark

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June 3, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Had an enjoyable stay and it was easy to explore George Town on foot.
Aziera from Singapore
Couple
The owner was waiting for me when I arrived and was very friendly and helpful from he beginning. The accommodation is very traditional and clean. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a few nights in Georgetown.
Ian from United Kingdom
Couple
The location is good as there is only a five-minute walk to old town. The staff are very friendly and helpful during our stay. Excellent breakfast.
Sze from Hong Kong
Couple
Super friendly owner. Andy is very helpful for everything. Will go back again.
Samarth from Thailand
Couple
Location is great. Few walks away from the street arts. Its a family house. Very clean. The owners are very accommodating, he helps us familiarize with the place and suggests where to go, eat ang hang out. Definitely will come back.
Anna from Philippines
Solo traveler
Wonderful house, with lots of character! Kind hosts and staff who were wonderfully attentive and helpful!
Louise from United Kingdom
Couple
Newly renovated

Carnarvon House

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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9.2
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10
Exceptional service
9.7
Recommended by 96% of guests
Value for money9.0
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.5 km
  • 540 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

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8.8
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple - 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
Triple - 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Superior - Double
Superior - Double
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
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Superior Twin
Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard - Double
Standard - Double
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard - Twin
Standard - Twin
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Armenian Room
Armenian Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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What people love about the property

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Clean, worth and very friendly."

    Alex

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    June 21, 2016

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "The location is great and convenience."

    Akira

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    May 8, 2016

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The room''s simple and clean with comfy bed."

    NUSARA

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    June 12, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional

"Hosts were very friendly and helpful."

Jun S.

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August 8, 2017

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8.4
Excellent

"Really nice and helpful staff, in a beautiful house."

Antoine

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April 9, 2018

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From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (499)Booking.com Reviews (65)
9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.6
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.7
Value for money9.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Egle
Couple
Standard - Twin
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Exceptional”
Stunning property. Friendly & super helpful owner. Amazing location. Very clean. Can’t fault it at all! We stayed there four nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Even shared bathroom is not an issue; hardly saw anyone there during our stay.
Reviewed December 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Laura from Finland
Solo traveler
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Had such a lovely stay ”
The house is really beautiful, stylish and cosy. Rooms were clean and from the first moment I felt really welcomed. Great location . Close to the main streets of George Town but the street and the hotel itself is really quiet. Thank you for the lovely stay. Would definitely recommend to everyone 😊
Reviewed November 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Very Nice!”
I find Carnarvon House very tastefully designed and managed. The ID is not over the board like a lot of boutique hotels / accommodation. I felt at home here. It being on a less busy street also makes it all the more quaint and peaceful! Terry was wonderful as host. Would totally go back here again. P/S: Common toilets / showers were very very very clean. I was apprehensive at first because I don't usually opt for shared bathrooms, but after reading all the good comment, I decided to give Carnarvon House a go and I was definitely not disappointed.
Reviewed December 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Winsine from Malaysia
Couple
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
Highly Recommended ”
Is hard to find a place like this that treats the guest like their family, makes me feel like home and the owners are very friendly and helpful, definitely would come back here for a longer stay next time. (not recommended if you are expecting for a hotel standard stay)
Reviewed October 05, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Juan from Philippines
Couple
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
wonderful stay at Carnarvon House”
Terry and his mom are the best hosts managing Carnarvon House. They were hospitable, friendly, quick to reply to queries, and treated guests like family members. I cannot recommend this place enough, and will definitely be back for a longer stay.
Reviewed August 20, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Paramita from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
Comfy place away from home”
Clean place. Near attraction places within walking distance. Good renovate olden house. Near food stall and main road but not noisy. Great breakfast every morning. Fast response from host. Please be mindful guest since this is an old house with wooden floor, do walk carefully,try to make least noise when walking
Reviewed December 10, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
camilla from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
Very nice stay”
You will feel at home! Location is very good, you can go by walking everywhere, even to the mall for some more commercial shopping. Safe at night even if the city looks already desertic at 8 pm. I was travelling alone and I had no problem going around in the evening by myself. Everybody in GT is very nice and welcoming. Terry, the host is especially friendly, he helped me to sort out my little tours with very nice suggestions and he always makes sure that all is ok. The bedrooms are essentials but welcoming. I suggest you bring an eye mask to sleep if you like to sleep in the dark, same thing for the earplugs; the location is outside the busy areas but still cats, and voices might be waking you up if you like to sleep late. My room especially was facing the street. Bathrooms are very clean and since are just a few bedrooms you don't cross many people.
Reviewed October 24, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United States
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Exceptional”
Terry and his mom are excellent hosts. We loved staying in their beautiful heritage house. Room was comfortable and cool, breakfast was great, and the house is in a quiet area while still easily accessable to the sights. It is an old house and back in the day you used a chamber pot for your business. Luckily for us, the house was renovated and has a modern bathroom. It's shared for all guests with several toilets and showers. There's also a cold water dispenser which is a nice touch on hot Penang days.
Reviewed June 10, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Sabrina from Thailand
Couple
Superior - Double
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
Exceptional”
Beautiful designed and nice decorated house and rooms. Very good local breakfast. The location is central. You can easily reach the streetart places as well as the bus stop to get for example to the butterfly farm or the tropical fruit farm. We highly recommend to stay at the Carnavon House.
Reviewed April 14, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Antoine from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Good location in a nice house”
Really nice and helpful staff, in a beautiful house. Good location. The rooms are very basic, a bit pricey for what they offer - I had no windows, and it was common bathrooms at the end of the corridor - but they were comfy enough for a night or two. The UNEXCO area is apparently expensive everywhere. A nice place.
Reviewed April 09, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
CHARLES from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
Stay here if you want to walk around historic Penang”
This is a very well run guest house. The owner Terry has a lovely, very helpful manner and is both hard working and considerate. His Mother is a gem - chief cook and laundry star. You can walk around (safely) the very interesting historic areas of the old city where there are sites to see, food to eat and just plenty of life to absorb. As a Type 1 diabetic travelling around the Far East for a month, having a fridge to keep my supply of insulin cool was important. The drinks fridge alongside the Coca-Cola proved ideal! I stayed three nights and saw a lot and felt I got to know that bit of Penang. In summary, exactly what a simply guest house in a great location should be!
Reviewed January 14, 2018
7.2
Very good
Namon
Group
Standard - Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
Just ok”
Good location in between food market and walking street art/ Staff are helpful / For healthy people who can carry your own bags/ steep stairs/ shophouse with three storeys/ shared bathrooms and toilet/should have cleaned more/ can hear voice from other room/ wooden floor so noisy when people walk outside your room/
Reviewed December 15, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard - Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Magical ”
A magical space. Awesome on all levels. Close to everything yet in such a quiet spot. Terry, the host is a delight. Nothing is too much trouble. The heritage 'house' is exquisite. which a delicate mix of quirky and old. I could easily live there <3
Reviewed September 06, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Ampanee from Thailand
Group
Triple - 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
Very nice decoration”
I really love the center garden and wooden room divider screen.
Reviewed November 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Anna from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard - Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Love the place”
Location is great. Few walks away from the street arts. Its a family house. Very clean. The owners are very accommodating, he helps us familiarize with the place and suggests where to go, eat ang hang out. Definitely will come back.
Reviewed December 03, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Sau from Hong Kong
Group
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
Excellent”
We had a very good time in Carnarvon House. It is a beautiful heritage house. Well maintain and clean. Good location to explore the old town area. The street is quiet at night. Although the owner was not here, his best friends, Stone and Che Che are super friendly. They helped us with luggages and gave us a lot of food and sightseeing recommendation. Marked on our map and told us which bus to take. I would highly recommend this guest house to others.
Reviewed September 29, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
ariel from Philippines
Group
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
A delightful experience”
My friend and i stayed in this hostel for three nights. Terry, the one who manages the hostel is very helpful to attend on our needs. On our first day, he gave us recommendations on how and what to explore Georgetown. The hostel also prepared sumptuous breakfast for us. On our last day, Terry made an arrangement with Uber to get us to the airport. I am very satisfied with this hostel.
Reviewed April 26, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
chayawat from Thailand
Business traveler
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 5 nights in April 2017
Charming House in the old town”
Perfect guest house in the old town.! Carnarvon is the old buidings over 100 yrs but clean , dignified look - renovate in Chinese style. The owner "Terry" was helpful and so kind , he take care about me like a family. It's calm (diffent another old place) that why here is perfect to take a rest.
Reviewed April 09, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Cham from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Heritage family hotel feels like home”
The host Terry is very friendly and welcoming to guests. He provided useful info about the location and also suggested a Nyonya restaurant to us. the hotel was renovated from a heritage Chinese house and it has nice decorations. the breakfast is served with traditional coffee and Chinese food. Location is central to Georgetown and 5-10mins walk to the historical sites
Reviewed January 18, 2017
8.0
Excellent
HoYu from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Nice owners. ”
The owner was super helpful and nice. Owner's mother was even more nicer and passionate. Great mis up style breakfast of Chinese congee and British coffee. Location is okay. Not only Quite near to the mural street also quiet at night.
Reviewed November 13, 2016
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