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“Great Shophouse Apartment in Central Georgetown”
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The Queen sized bed in the apartment space
Old Chinese wooden doors for the front door
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
George Town, Penang Island, Penang

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JSGARTH
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Shophouse Apartment in Central Georgetown”
Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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We are currently staying here, we were first attracted to this rental when we saw the photos on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed! It is a beautifully restored Shophouse, retaining original features but with modern comforts. Air conditioning, ceiling fans, lots of different lighting combinations, shower, comfortable seating and bed,wifi, large modern TV (which we did not use so cannot comment on available channels) and a hotel style digital safe.The main feature of the room is the Airwell which allows natural light into the centre of the apartment and can be beautifully lit in the evening.The kitchen area including sink, kettle and microwave is not designed for cooking but is great for "Brewing up" and preparing fresh fruit, available from the local market. Fresh bread can be bought from the next door Shophouse which is a bakery.
Sharon the owner was always very responsive from our initial enquiry,through the simple booking process and also answering our questions via email / the texts before we arrived. She met us at "The Shophouse" and after a warm welcome, she showed us around and made sure that we understood where everything was and how it worked!
The "Shophouse" is just off one of the main streets Lebuh Penang, it is simple to walk to many of the historic sites, there are local shops and many eating places of every variety. The main bus station Kompar is only a 10 minute walk away. We have had 3 really enjoyable and inexpensive meals so far during our stay.
We spent many hours researching and studying the many sites before we chose this rental, we really do feel that we made the right choice. We understand that we are the first TripAdvisor visitors, we don't understand why, but we would certainly recommend that others follow!
Thanks to Sharon for all her help.

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Liked best: The size, Airwell for extra daylight and magical when lit at night
Liked least: Having to leave at end of holiday!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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sarahng20...
Singapore, Singapore
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“homely and comfy. Like that walking to places of interest in the old town”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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we stayed on the top floor ie 3rd of this old shop house. Place is very spick and span Airy and lots of space. Bathroom and toilet bowl are very clean.
Hostess is very friendly. Feel very much at home.
I looked at the ground floor unit and I would like to stay next time. Looks so inviting !

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Liked best: within walking distance to place of interests and feel safe in the accommodation
Liked least: the noise from the streets. BUT if you are tired you dont noticed !
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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