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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

1,077 reviews

1,077 reviews

Housekeeping73
Breakfast39
Food & Dining1
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

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

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
Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry

210 m

Asia Camera Museum

210 m

Cannon Street

210 m

Yap Kong Si Temple

220 m

Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft

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 transport

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

Transport to airport

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Bicycles

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

3 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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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 single beds
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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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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 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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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Carnarvon House?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

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

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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 Ete Cafe, Pinang Taste Seafood Restaurant and Nazarani Bistro.

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
    Staff 

    "Host Nicole was very friendly, kept place very clean and comfortable for guests."

    Linda

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    June 5, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Congratulations environment,friendly host - Nicole."

    visoria

    |

    May 31, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Location

    "A strategic location with walking distance to tourist spot."

    Chian

    |

    May 27, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,313 Penang properties
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Service score
9.7/10
Location score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Better than
99
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Better than
98
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of Penang properties
Better than
98
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of Penang properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
1,077 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Nice, lovely, comfortable and feels like home all the time.
Chian from Malaysia
Family with older children
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

  • Complimentary WIFi 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

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Transport to airport
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

  • 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
  • Choo Chay Keong Temple
    200 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for 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 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

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

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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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.6
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.7
Value for money9.1
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9+ Exceptional (355)
8-9 Excellent (88)
7-8 Very Good (47)
6-7 Good (14)
<6 Below Expectation (10)
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9.3
Exceptional
Angeline from Singapore
Group
Superior Twin (2 Single Beds)
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Family-run guesthouse with a personal touch”

Great service, interior design, location

I stayed there for a night with three of my friends, and I write this with a pang of regret because Carnarvon House was so good I wish my stay was longer! The best thing abt this guesthouse is its owner Terry and his cousin, Eunice. Without them, our stay would have lacked the personal touch and that intangible extra something, the x-factor, that makes you want to come back to Penang just so you can stay with them again. I'm in the service industry too, and I sure know a thing or two abt the hallmarks of good service. The passion both Terry and Eunice have for what they do and their warm "Asian" hospitality comes across so naturally as they sit down with you to talk to you. Who needs a guide around Penang if you stay at Carnarvon House? What impressed me most was that Terry voluntarily sat down with us for a long time to share with us the sightseeing and gourmet spots in Penang in such painstaking detail. He also has done up a map of good food places complete with pictures and descriptions of the food available. Even though we only had a day in Penang, we managed to go to more than six places thanks to Terry's detailed explanation and pointers. We didn't even need to use google maps to locate these places, and the food he recommended like Penang Assam laksa, fishball noodles, char kway teow and cendol were really to-die-for! I am glad I made this choice and my friends are thankful that I chose this hotel. Thank you Terry for going out of your way to be such a fantastic host! Also, Terry shows genuine care for his guests and I feel so comfortable at Carnarvon House, as though I'm putting up at a good friend's place. My friend wanted to meet a friend at Komtas, which was 17 mins on foot according to Google Maps, but Terry overheard and offered to take us there despite his busy schedule. I'm really overwhelmed with gratitude by his generosity, patience and the lengths to which he goes to for his guests. Thank you Terry and Eunice for making our stay such a fantastic1

Reviewed August 09, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Minali from United Kingdom
Group
Standard - Twin
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

A real gem in Georgetown”

I stayed at Carnarvon House with a friend while we were holidaying in Penang. We felt like we had stumbled upon a real gem of a place when we arrived! The rooms are well kept and good value for travellers who are looking for decent accommodation with character, while you explore Georgetown itself. The bathrooms are all communal, which I must admit I was a little put off by before we actually got there. But once we had arrived I was amazed at how clean the bathrooms were kept and maintained throughout the day, and I had no qualms about using them! The staff are seriously the nicest people we had met throughout our whole trip. They will accomodate to your every need, and really know how to make you feel at home. I will most definitely be booking here again when i come to Penang for a trio in a few months. Thanks everyone at Carnavon House for making our stay so special!

Reviewed October 10, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Alexander from Canada
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

let me save you some time... stay here”

staff, location, character

carnarvon house is perfect, it's in the heart of george town, on a quiet side street just a few minutes walk from everything. it's an old converted shophouse with several unique rooms, with very comfortable beds and lovely original wood floors. we were a little hesitant about the shared bathroom area, but it's large and meticulously cleaned and with 4 shower stalls and 2 toilets (upstairs) we never had to wait - even though the house was full for chinese new year. the star attraction here is the staff. just amazing in every way. friendly and helpful and honest and so informative. sat down with us, a pen and a map for well over an hour, highlighting all her favourite spots and foods and drinks. don't be scared off by doomsayers suggesting you take public transit instead of renting a scooter - the roads are in excellent condition, drivers are well-behaved, and without a scooter you will miss so many amazing sites! after much talking to some of the seedy shops along chulia trying to find a scooter, we stumbled upon "snappy convenience" at the corner of chulia and love lane (beside the 7/11). they were friendly and honest and gave us a great deal on a 4 day rental. of course you should snap some photos of any scratches on anything you rent before you sign - but they are lovely and helpful there. get out there and explore the island! ask to mark "long beach" or message me for the gps coordinates. also don't miss the saanen dairy goat farm their milk and yoghurt and sweet mantou are divine. other highlights - muntri mews, jawi house cafe and gallery, red garden hawkers.

Reviewed February 28, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Gillian from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in November 2015

Eunice & Terry are great host + It's beautiful!”

Live in a historically preserved shophouse, location and staff!

Our stay in Carnarvon House was excellent! Eunice sat with us and provided us all the information we needed. She went above and beyond! They also upgraded our room for a night as we stayed for 5 nights. The house is beautiful and preserved to its historic glory. We had breakfast included and Eunice would go out of her way to make sure we had a variety by buying good local food around the area for us. She would even ask us what we wanted to eat the night before. Terry was also very friendly and helpful and we felt like we were at home. The location is smack in the middle of Georgetown, walking distance everywhere. We rented a Vespa from Sam's Bookstore on Chulia street for a deal and Eunice helped recommended places for us to travel too. We had the best time there and will definitely go back. Thanks Eunice and Terry for everything! :)

Reviewed November 13, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Shuyuan from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

A sweet and relaxing stay at Carnarvon hotel.”

First we were attracted by the house decoration, feels like going back to the old times. It's few blocks away from the tourists sites but really close to the shopping mall, where got the main bus stops, theater, play ground, and where you can get a local SIM card for internet. The street across is full of great food, they open until 11pm, great for midnight food. The owner upgrated our room to a bigger room when we arrived, which is completely out of expect and stunned by his generosity. The house was quiet, clean, ancient, and renovated. We were so satisfied with everything of the house itself. Both of our hosts are so kind, they patiently showed us where to visit. There was a huge map made by Terry-owner himself in the lobby, giving so much information for the area. We checked the map every morning before leaving the house. Overall Carnarvon house is a great place to stay for couple or solo traveler. We had a great time and suggest for who ever wants to visit Penang!

Reviewed November 11, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Preeyachan from Thailand
Group
Standard - Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Nice traditional house b&b”

Clean, Good location, nice and helpful staff.

We spent two night at Carnarvon house. We really like the atmosphere of the place, very homey, with Nice decoration detailed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We chose Kapitan room. the room is tidy, beds are comfy, air con is good. Room is very close to common shower, which is very convenient. The shower and toilet are clean, all the shampoo shower gel, hairdryer, drinking water are provided. The location is just great, very close to Armenian road. The street is not noisy. One drawback is the noise from wooden floor when walking (which was expected due to old wooden structure of the house). I will definitely chose this place again for my next visit in penang.

Reviewed April 14, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Dong from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Great Location, Nice Place and Friendly Staff”

1. Location - in the heart of the Georgetown Heritage Site; 2. Building - beautiful ambience, peaceful atmosphere and comfortable accommodation; 3. Staff - Friendly and helpful staff

Carnarvon House is a very nice guesthouse, worth for money. The guesthouse locates in the heart location of heritage site, it is very quiet and peaceful. They are only 7 rooms are available, and it has a very large lounge with perfect decoration small garden. The owner is very friendly to offer support. it was realy a fair price in comparison to the other as their room is more specious and comfortable. If I would need a place to stay in Penang, I would never think about other places. It was such like a little family, I really miss the time there!

Reviewed August 26, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Jeremy from United States
Solo traveler
Superior - Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Great Find!”

Now, keep in mind my stay was during a particularly quiet part of RMCO in Penang, so the price I paid for a heritage house that actually looks and feels like a heritage building, was remarkably low. No attached bathroom for my accommodation, but the bed? This mattress was easily one of the best hotel mattresses I’ve slept on in quite some time—and that includes places at 3-4X what I paid here! The location is quiet but not on an intimidating way, nestled between the hustle and bustle of Carnarvon Street and the Clan Jetties, near everything in George Town, but tucked out of the way, the perfect balance for me. The common area is charming, homey, and feels antique without being remotely gaudy. The staff—I didn’t see much of them, but they were accessible when needed, and 100% polite, though I didn’t really need anything from them. I’d definitely stay here again, if the price is anything near what I paid.

Reviewed October 06, 2020

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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
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

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9.3
Exceptional
Emily from Philippines
Couple
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Feels like home”

wifi, charming decors, the owners

Carnarvon House is a small charming house with wooden floors and lovely Chinese style interior designed. The place reminded me of my grandparent's house and we loved it! The owners were very friendly, kind and helpful. They upgraded us to the best room with window which made us love the place even more. The wooden floors were noisy when walked upon but it was tolerable. The bathroom and toilet were shared but it felt exclusive while we were there. Everything was clean, pretty and orderly. We fell in love with this house and wish to come back soon. Thank you Terry and staff!

Reviewed October 31, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Dong from Singapore
Couple
Standard - Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

2nd Stay Still The Best!”

1. Very Clean 2. Tasteful Design 3. Super Host

It is a wonderful stay for me and my wife, the first stay I was solo traveller, this time I brought my wife and we both spend sometime in Georgetown for our wedding anniversary. Carnarvon House is the good choice as it budget compare to the value. They keep improving and impress me with their effort. I strongly recommend this guesthouse for everyone.

Reviewed July 09, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Kate from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Superior Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Exceptional”

Carnarvon House is a beautiful building, situated in the heart of George Town's heritage area. The room was clean, comfortable, and the bathroom facilities excellent (very clean, free toiletries, towels, etc). Breakfast was very good with excellent coffee. The owner Terry was extremely kind and very helpful, and recommended places to visit/eat. His mum also does laundry for 15RM, washed, dried and folded the same day. I can't recommend this guesthouse enough. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting George Town that they stay with Terry.

Reviewed August 11, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Sau from Hong Kong SAR, China
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Austria
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Excellent stay with warm and wonderful people - great tips around the island”

The stay in Georgtown at Carnavron house was really wonderful not only because the architecture of the house is amazing, but mostly because the hosts are so lovely and kind people. We arrived with retard because of the ferry at 11:45 p.m. and there was absolutely no problem for the late check-in even if we hadn't told the host prior to arrival. The house is really nice, it has a lot of charm and flair - a special place. Everything is clean and simple but tasteful decorated. There was absolutely no problem with the community showers, they were big and very clean. It smelled so good all day long in the house because the host was baking fresh bread every day. When we left early the last day of our stay, she even made us some doggy bags to take breakfast with us on our further journey - she is so incredibly sweet. The house is really central, you can walk there from the ferry - it takes about 15 min. The host has had excellent tips where to eat (we had the best dishes on our trip in malaysia because of her tips) and even recommended us an amazing beach apart from tourist places. Georgetown is lovely and if you decide to go there, you should stay definitely in carnavron house. We surely wood again.

Reviewed February 17, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Anthony from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

Homely ”

Friendly Family run hotel. Nicely decorated. Convenient location.

We enjoyed our 4 night stay at Carnarvon House from the moment the owner Terry welcomed us on arrival. It is clean and nicely decorated. This is family run hotel with 7 rooms and it is warm, friendly and homely. Note that the bathrooms are shared but don't let that put you off.

Reviewed October 13, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Susan from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room with En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Fantastic visit .... I want to stay”

The hotel is two shop houses, the second restored and modernised. I booked a room with an en-suite which are all in the modernised house. To enjoy the ambience of the older house, book a room with shared facilities. The shop houses are very special to Georgetown and I really enjoyed staying in one. The hosts were very helpful, the rooms immaculate and the location couldn’t be better, quiet but central. I loved it. The wifi was excellent. I would have appreciated a fridge in the room to store water and medicine. In every other respect this was the perfect hotel.

Reviewed June 21, 2019

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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
Tabinda from United States
Solo traveler
Standard - Double
Stayed 4 nights in August 2017

Beautiful guesthouse”

I had a wonderful stay at Carnarvon. Terry, his mom, and their friends took great care of me, offering travel advice and company (which was a great help as I was traveling alone). The home is gorgeous, with intricate woodwork, a courtyard garden, and immaculately clean shared bathrooms. I'm currently staying at a larger hotel in Melaka and already miss the cozy and homey feel of Carnarvon. The street it is located on is a bit quiet at night but is very close to 1st Ave Mall and to Armenian St. and other sights in the heritage center. I'd definitely recommend the guesthouse to others.

Reviewed August 13, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Wen from Malaysia
Group
Triple - 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Great Homestay Experience”

Design, location and the host

We were a group of five girls and we stayed for three nights. Our stay in Carnavon House has been a great and worthy one. There are many points we liked about it. The building interior is of oldish oriental wooden house design and is very much to our liking. The room is cozy, clean and spacious. The hostel is nicely located at where most of the attractions are within walking distance, such as the murals and the clan jetties. The breakfasts served by the host, every morning were simple yet amazing. We very much appreciated how she put in her thoughts and mind in preparing local delicacies for breakfasts instead of repetitive typical hostel breakfast. Also, she has been a great guide in introducing us ideas of exploring Penang. Apart from the usual tourist hotspots, she has vast knowledge in the hidden gems of cultural and food adventure sort. She has been helpful and thoughtful to our queries throughout our stay there. Overall, we highly recommend Carnavon House if the above sounds interesting to you. =)

Reviewed July 01, 2015

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