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Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House

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9.2

Exceptional

1,157 reviews

1,157 reviews

Housekeeping84
Breakfast39
Food & Dining3
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ghost Museum

80 m

Ache Street Mosque

100 m

Acheen St Mosque

110 m

George Town World Heritage Incorporated

120 m

Armenian Park

140 m

Popular landmarks
Khoo Kongsi

240 m

Chew's Jetty

600 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

760 m

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

780 m

Penang Fort Cornwallis

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Choo Chay Keong Temple

200 m

Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry

210 m

Asia Camera Museum

210 m

Cannon Street

210 m

Yap Kong Si Temple

220 m

Carnarvon House

28 Lorong Carnarvon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10100 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Penang

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Bicycles

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.1
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.8 km

Rooms available at Carnarvon House

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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The Whole House
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Eight-Bedroom House
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  • Room size: 200 m²/2153 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Standard - Double
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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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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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds
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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
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Bath
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Carnarvon House?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Carnarvon House?

Carnarvon House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Carnarvon House has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

Is breakfast offered at Carnarvon House?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Carnarvon House.

What is the smoking policy at Carnarvon House?

Carnarvon House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Carnarvon House?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Komtar Bus Terminal, 510 m away from Carnarvon House.

What restaurants are nearby Carnarvon House?

Carnarvon House’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Carnarvon House?

Located in the Georgetown area, Carnarvon House is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry.

What are popular attractions near Carnarvon House?

Carnarvon House’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Carnarvon House?

Carnarvon House is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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What people love about Carnarvon House

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Easy accessible to the busy chulia street and cafés around."

    Tian

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    October 20, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "We feel cozy and pleasure during the stay."

    Nguyen

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    October 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Nicole is delightful and very welcoming."

    Callum

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    October 15, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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Service score
9.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Couples review score
9.2/10
Better than
99
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Better than
98
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of Penang properties
Better than
98
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Better than
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Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
819 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Place was lovely and a good location.
Cheryl from Malaysia
Couple
More about Carnarvon House

More about Carnarvon House

Carnarvon House

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, Carnarvon House is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Penang has to offer. Explore the genuine Penang that most travelers never see, with a stay at Carnarvon House -- located only 750 m from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Enjoy all that Carnarvon House has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Carnarvon House thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at Carnarvon House from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. Carnarvon House also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Carnarvon House begins with a delicious in-house breakfast.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Carnarvon House. Get social at the hotel's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience Penang like a true local. Multiple day trip options await you and your travel group close to Carnarvon House, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty located just 600 m away. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is located 770 m away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 99% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

46 mentions

Housekeeping

36 mentions

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Location
28 Lorong Carnarvon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10100
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.8 km 24 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.2 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    520 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    770 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik United
    320 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.9 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    400 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    270 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Armenian Street
    200 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    240 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    600 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    760 m
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    780 m
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    1.3 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    7.0 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.5 km
  • Entopia
    13.7 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ghost Museum
    80 m
  • Ache Street Mosque
    100 m
  • Acheen St Mosque
    110 m
  • George Town World Heritage Incorporated
    120 m
  • Armenian Park
    140 m
  • Penang Islamic Museum
    150 m
  • Teochew Puppet and Opera House
    170 m
  • Dr Sun Yat Sen's Penang Base
    190 m
  • Sun Yat Sen Museum
    190 m
  • Armenian Street
    200 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 13 year(s).

Others
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:30

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of Carnarvon House from real guests

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9.2
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.6
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.7
Value for money9.1
High score for Penang
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9+ Exceptional (386)
8-9 Excellent (89)
7-8 Very Good (49)
6-7 Good (14)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
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Mar - May (113)
Jun - Aug (165)
Sep - Nov (136)
Dec - Feb (136)
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10.0
Exceptional
Andrena from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

Awesome Guest House with Amazing Location and Owners”

A very good guesthouse with very unique interior decorations at the lobby, kitchen, shared bathroom. One can experience how it feels to be living in a wooden/antique houses. Though the floor was made wooden, therefore guests are to walk quietly and try not to disturb other occupants. The location is superb - located right in middle of the Georgetown; we spend 2 days on foot touring around the Street Arts which are just within 100 meters each away from this hotel; also near to Yap Kongsi, Khoo Kongsi! This hotel is near to a lot of good eateries - Seng Thor Kopitiam, OO White Coffee, Kou Lou Wantan mee, Pitt Street Eel fish ball, Duck blood mee noodle and near to Lebuh Kimberly too! Best place and I will come back to this hotel! Owner is very friendly and very kind. She has free upgraded us to one of the suite next door for few nights of our stay! It has free water dispenser and you can use the fridge too! And lots of public parking in front of it, can ask owner if she can help to book parking coupon for you. Penang uses online parking payment so no need to buy anymore parking ticket booklet!

Reviewed January 04, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jeffery from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

The Best in Penang!!”

I booked Carnarvon House after the reading high reviews and 9+ star rating and now I understand why the reviews are so high. The residence in managed by Nicole who is absolutely the sweetest and friendliest person you'd want to meet. The friend I was with had a birthday while we were staying there and they made him a chocolate cake. Besides, had some wonderful chats with her and Kate. The room is clean, comfortable and air con worked great. Very central in the Heritage area walking distance to Komtar, food stall and restaurants , Chulia street, etc. Definitely my choice again when staying in Penang.

Reviewed November 02, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
srijantini from Indonesia
Family with teens
Standard - Twin
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Ethnic, super clean, super host”

We came late at night and the host (Terry & his mom) still waiting and give warm welcome. Feel so homey. We got upgrade room as well. Shared toilet/ bathroom are super clean, neat, and in good condition. Everything works well. Good lighting. And they have hot and cold dispenser. Terry is so kind to explain turism spots and nice restaurants. They provide brosurs and maps for tourist. Breakfast is also nice. Terry’s mom cooked for us. Coffee, tea, soup, noodle, egg, salad, bread and jam, all provided in nice cozy room. Really enjoy spending holiday here and surely will comeback again.

Reviewed July 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Iris from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

A cosy, quaint guesthouse that feels just like home ”

Tremendously enjoyed my short stay at Carnavon house, wished it was longer. The rooms were neat and clean, and the lobby is was just beautiful. Great to sit around and just take in the great vibes. The host Nichole was really sweet! Recommending places to go and making my stay really comfortable. The guesthouse is also a short walk from many places of attractions, including many beautiful heritage museums. A perfect stay for anyone visiting Georgetown.

Reviewed July 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ngu from Malaysia
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

TOTALLY AWESOME”

Honestly, this was the greatest hotel and services i ever had from the staff. she was named NICOLE. great and clean room! she even bring us to walk around for hotel touring before we checked in. she's really nice person. trust me, you wont regret anything at all if you staying here. RECOMMENDED GUYS!!! and the price if really worth to pay. thank you nicole and famaily(i think) for your great services. defenitely will come back again. xoxo

Reviewed July 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Febriyadi from Indonesia
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

BEST SERVICE EVER”

The main point of this hotel is about the excellent service, the owner and the staff always make sure we feel comfortable about everything. They even provided us with home made vegetarian breakfast which is really nice and taste really good. The location is excellent, walking distance to chew's jetty, komtar, murals art, and many more. Surely will come back again.

Reviewed November 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Anne from Netherlands
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Just perfect”

I would highly recommend this place to everyone. The house is beautiful from the inside. Everything is super clean, the rooms have everything you need with really comfortable beds, the staff is super friendly and helps you with everything. We even booked this place again when we went on a trip to Langkawi and wanted to spend one night in Georgetown again.

Reviewed March 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Soo from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Wonderful guesthouse in the heart of Georgetown”

Carnarvon House was a perfect place for my wife and I to stay for a short weekend get-away in preparation for the birth of our child. We were in the new wing which has been renovated and decorated very tastefully. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and made our stay pleasant indeed. The location is fantastic, being a short walk away from various places to obtain excellent food from different cuisines. It was a very quiet period for the city centre in general, but we had a truly enjoyable brief respite and would highly recommend this guesthouse to any who are looking for a place to stay close to the heart of Georgetown.

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
sambell
Couple
Superior - Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Outstanding”

The auntie who worked in this place is friendly and warm. The place is outstandingly clean and we love the toilets as they have warm water. The place was also near to many cafes and popular eateries. We truly chose a great accommodation as we saved on the cab fares. Thank you very much for being very hospitable!

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Wan from Malaysia
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Superhost, comfortable stay, highly recommended ”

The modern facilities and heritage elements in Carnarvon House interact harmoniously and exudes a sense of calm. After a morning of walking, one looks forward to making a pit stop back in Carnarvon House to cool down, take a breather before continuing the exploration of Penang. We also enjoy our talks with Nicole, the proprietor of Carnarvon House. Topics range from food, local attractions, neighboring shops, local history.

Reviewed March 29, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Joey from Singapore
Family with teens
Superior Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Great location and friend staff”

I was wowed by the antique furnishings in carnarvon house. Area gave a cozy vintage vibes and the room was neat and tidy. The location of carnarvon house was great. Walking distance to tons of good food stalls ranging from breakfast to supper. Legit able to have 8 meals a day or i shld say hourly feeding. I was attended by Nicole in carnarvon house. She is very bubbly, polite and helpful. By far the best staff i've encountered after visited so many guesthouses around the world.

Reviewed April 30, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Laura from Thailand
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

very friendly, welcoming home”

Loved staying here back in 2019. The owner was available for recommendations on what to do/eat/see and also to fill me in on the history of the house. The bathroom is shared, but very nicely kept and the rooms are comfortable. I loved walking around the old town from here.

Reviewed September 14, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kenneth from Singapore
Group
2 Single Beds
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Neat and Very Very Clean Place”

This is one of the nicest and cleanest place i've ever stayed. Staff are very friendly, rooms & toilets are very clean and the whole place is very neatly maintained. Location is pretty good and near to quite some attractions. Definitely will go back and stay there again.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Best location in georgetown”

The location is perfect. It is near to all the places we want to go to in georgetown. The place is very clean. And the owner nicole is very accommodating. We will definitely choose this place again next time we visit georgetown.

Reviewed January 17, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Priscilla from Singapore
Group
Twin Room with En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Friendly and helpful host”

Location is great to explore Penang. Friendly and helpful host. Recently they change the Wifi system with better speed (try both the system before and after during the stays). A cosy, clean and nice place to stay.

Reviewed October 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yan from Singapore
Family with young children
Superior Double Room with En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Friendly, Big and beautiful, comfortable room.”

Nicole is a very nice lady and we enjoyed our stay there, place is near to everywhere in town and easily accessible via foot, grab or bus, and super near to komtar. Highly recommended!

Reviewed July 18, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Yee from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

Great location, friendly host, beautiful room”

I was given a free upgrade to an en-suite room and it was the perfect place to unwind for a short stay. Nicole, the host, was friendly and shared many helpful tips. The location was ideal - right in the heart of the city - and close to many great food options.

Reviewed April 14, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Gayn from Singapore
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Highly recommended ”

A few indie cafes within walking distance (<10mins), as well as others attractions. Carnarvon House have comfortable, clean and stylish room. Host was very friendly and flexible (provide early check-in). Will definitely stay again!

Reviewed May 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Frances from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Stayed in carnarvon twin room. Gorgeous light clean room. Building is really traditional and beautiful. Location is fantastic. And best bit is the host who is so helpful and friendly!!

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Li from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard - Double
Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

clean, comfy, convenient, :)”

let's start from parking on arrival - managed to get a street parking bay right outside the homestay subjected to city/town municipal parking rate. check-in process is simple and quick. myr50 was placed as deposit and returned when leaving. nice decor in the lobby and yes, it's ig worthy. be prepared to lug your things up to your room. one of the 2 points i hope carnarvon would consider - no shoes from the stairs onwards and i think it's to keep the hardwood floor better. i didnt feel comfortable walking around barefooted. perhaps let us know beforehand so that we could bring along indoor soft slippers or socks or carnarvon could provide indoor slippers. there are shower flip flops, again... i am sorta hygiene freak who thinks sharing shoes with strangers is a no no. room is clean (no dust, i checked haha). towel, bed sheet, comforter and pillow smells fresh. ac works well. you may hear floorboards creaking when ppl walk around. shower, sinks and toilets are clean too. oh there was a shower head holder that needed some maintenance - kept falling so i turned the water up all the way to keep the shower head up. check out was a breeze too. there's tea/coffee free flow at the pantry on the ground floor. ah yes, you would be asked to savor food on the ground floor dining area (no eating in the room which i think it's fair). i would def stay again and will have indoor slippers handy hehe.

Reviewed March 01, 2022

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