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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It's was bloody stupid management! I have book a night stay for 27th..and the guy name Ray called me to make sure what time I will be arrive there and check in? And I have confirm him that I will be late bcz my flight is delay..and will arrive around 10 30 to 11 30 at night and he is... More 

Thank Usman F
Pune, India
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Thank you Ray for having us as your guests. The host was very welcoming and we felt at home as soon as we landed in Penang. Clean, easily accessible, all the necessary amenities, lovely location and lovely host. we must have irritated our guest a lot by asking him so many questions (about the homestay, about travel in Penang, about... More 

2 Thank Pooja_Ghelani
Belleville, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

We went there yesterday and stayed for a night. The family room is huge with 3 queen size beds..just nice for the six of us! The homestay is closed to the beach, hyper market and other tourist attractions.

1 Thank JmyJohan
Ismaning, Germany
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Good: - Ray, the owner, was really nice and helpful - the house is nice, loads of space and quiet, although close to a big street. Not that good: - overall, the place is quite dirty and filthy. The rooms are mere ok, but especially the kitchen is a place not really to feel comfortable - the beach described is... More 

Thank travelingBPD
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We arrived late at the homestay after 9pm but the owner is very accomodating and helpful. I would say this is the perfect solution for us who is looking for a very safe peaceful place and a home atmosphere. We were given a double room and to be fair we get what we pay for. The room was clean and... More 

3 Thank Giuseppe C
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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205 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

The room is dirty. Used my finger to wipe the cabinet next to the bed and my finger was stuck with a few mm of dirt and cobweb!! No tv in room. Bed sheet, pillows and eveyuthing in the room look old. The worst is location. You need a car to go there. It is off the main road and... More 

Thank ckpeng04
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Terrible condition. So bad i originally booked 2 nights, but only can stay 1 night, and moving places. The place is dirty, smelly and lousy beds. Its so bad i am asking for a refund. Although its cheap, but i have stayed in budget places which costs less than this place but still acceptable. Even if this was free, i... More 

1 Thank Bavi_12

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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stay in the family room, 3 big matereses on the floor, one of the bad had black hair in it, i'm bold any my girl friend is blonde... The shower and the bathroom in gernal looked like it hadn't been cleaned before our arrival. The proprety is 50 meters away from one of the main road on the island,... More 

1 Thank francesco b
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We took a taxi from Penang International Airport to the homestay. The check in procedure was easy. The manager told us that they just moved into this new place less than a week. However, husband and I had a fantastic stay at this new hotel. The house itself was very beautiful and splendid espcially the deco & all the furnitures.... More 

3 Thank Margaret-doruk
Varkala, India
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

My stay at this Homstay was pleasant. It is true that I had a room with air conditioning, if I had chosen a fan, I would have died of heat because the temperature in Penang so 24 hours. The building needs improvements but to be a homestay is good and consistent with their rates. I paid MYR 45 per night... More 

Thank John g

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Baan Talay Homestay by the Beach is a luxurious Balinese style homestay in the heart of Penang. It is conveniently located at Tanjung Bungah, which is close to major tourist attractions such as Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi, Gurney Drive, Strait Quay, Island Plaza, CFQ, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, Dalat International School, etc. Within walking distance to local food courts, restaurants, Tesco, Bus Stand & easy access to everywhere. Baan Talay Homestay is just right next to the beautiful white sandy beach in Penang, it takes less than 30seconds walking to the beach. We provide accomodation for stay from daily, a few weeks to several months. Whether you are looking for a short term accomodation or more long term accomodation option, Baan Talay Homestay has a wide range of room to choose from; Male dormitory room, Deluxe Double with private bathroom, Deluxe Family with private bathroom, Superior Family Sea View, Luxury Family Suite with private balcony and partial Sea View. Most of our rooms are well equipped with private bathroom with hot water, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, modern built in wardrobe, chairs & tables, etc. Also, our high speed free WIFI is available in all rooms and common area ; it is open 24hours and unlimited for all of our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baan Talay Homestay

Address: 4 Lorong Abbas 2, Tanjung Tokong, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Tanjung Tokong
Price Range: $19 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Talay Homestay 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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Baan Talay Homestay Hotel Penang
Baan Talay Homestay Penang/Tanjung Tokong
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“The shower room is superb, beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles Margaret-doruk, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Those installed at second floor and with air condition”
 of 5 bubbles R9746SCjohng, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“you have to be super careful here.”
 of 5 bubbles butterflypostage, 12 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Floor-rooms have thin walls which, for short-stayers, may not be an issue. But if you're staying longer than a week, try asking for higher-floor rooms (nicer, less noise, more spacious).”
  • Garden view and free tea all day
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  • Dining and movie room w/mini library
 of 5 bubbles Asianichols, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
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