Carnarvon House
Newly renovated

Carnarvon House

28 Lorong Carnarvon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10100
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    Carnarvon House Reviews

    9.2
    Exceptional
    /10
    (528 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The owners are very friendly, breakfast is good."

    Anna

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    September 26, 2018

    9.7
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 96% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Carnarvon House

    • 540 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 4 hours ago
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.3
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Ache Street Mosque100 m
  • Acheen St Mosque110 m
  • Penang Islamic Museum150 m
  • Khoo Kongsi200 m
  • Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry210 m
  • Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft220 m
  • Yap Kong Si Temple230 m
  • Syed Al-Attas Mansion230 m
  • Upside Downtown Museum250 m
  • Lebuh Armenia300 m
  • Value for money9.0
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport15.5 km

    Rooms available at Carnarvon House

    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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    Standard - Double
    Standard - Double
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double 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 - 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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    Standard - Twin
    Standard - Twin
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior - Double
    Superior - Double
    ...
    • 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
    • 3 single beds
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    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
    ...
    • 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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    Double En-Suite
    Double En-Suite
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about Carnarvon House

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Unique , clean value for money and superb hosts!"

      Roger

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      June 11, 2018

    • 6.0
      Review score

      "A quite & relaxing place."

      Leelee

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      August 3, 2017

    • 6.0
      Review score

      "It's a great time we staying here, will come again next time after my little one grown up."

      Leelee

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      August 3, 2017

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Her son will buy breakfast for us from well-known stalls out..."

    Yi X.

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    November 28, 2017

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Will be back next time i travel to Penang :)"

    Li Y.

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    April 26, 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.

    Reviews of Carnarvon House from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (528)Booking.com Reviews (90)
    9.2
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    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
    Bongkot from Thailand
    Group
    2 Single Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    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

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sutthipong from Thailand
    Group
    Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    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

    Reviewed October 28, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    DANIEL from Singapore
    Group
    Triple - 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    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

    Reviewed August 05, 2016
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