"The owners are very friendly, breakfast is good."
September 26, 2018
540 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Penang
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.0|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||15.5 km|
"Unique , clean value for money and superb hosts!"
June 11, 2018
"A quite & relaxing place."
August 3, 2017
"It's a great time we staying here, will come again next time after my little one grown up."
August 3, 2017
"Her son will buy breakfast for us from well-known stalls out..."
November 28, 2017
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Carnarvon House is located in the Georgetown area of Penang. Only 18km away, this 1-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Carnarvon House offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Penang. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, and room service. A simple breakfast is also provided to help guests start off their day.
Guests can choose from seven rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Carnarvon House is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Penang.
"Will be back next time i travel to Penang :)"
April 26, 2018
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).
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comfort for go everywhere in gorgetown”
quiet place but near night street food. deceration for room is good and new. feel like home. will come back again
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.
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 😊
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Very best place to booking”
First time in Penang where I selected to reservate here. That made me comfortable and very happy to sleep here. Need to say #Thank you to Terry who supported all we need, especially my sister who forgot her purse there, he respond to feedback and find the way to take it back to my sister. Next time in Penang that make me ensure to reservate here again. Sutthipon Th. Bangkok, Thailand
Quaint place ”
Hosts were excellent people. Unfortunately I has to climb to the attic where our triple room was located and with a bad knee it was painful to move about this 3 storey house. Others it was a good stay