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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the necessities are here. Very clean and well kept guest house. Although can be very hot in the rooms. We stayed in a double room with ensuite which was tidy and simple but hard to sleep with the very noisy air con. VERY NOISY!!! The mosque is right behind the guest house so be ready to wake at 6am... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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319 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Old guesthouse run by the local family that faces the beach. As it is next to the mosk it gets noisy at early morning an all pray times. it is basic accommodation with shares bathrooms - in my opinion overpriced for what you get. Try to get a room facing the see to get some wind otherwise you will get... More 

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Inje-gun, South Korea
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Bedbug Issue Presented by Previous Reviewer: I read a review here about bedbugs. I was in the same room for two nights, and THE PROBLEM ISN'T BEDBUGS. Because the guesthouse is so close to the beach, you're prone to get sandflies in the room, which is what happened in my case (I did a quick survey of the room and... More 

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Jeju, South Korea
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very clean, simple and affordable, as they say on their sign- or at least at first glance. Owner is very friendly. However, when I woke up this morning, my view on this guesthouse changed with the bedbug bites all over me. I have been in one place for the seven days previous to my stay here, so I can be... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This place is not a star-rated vacation home, but who needs that to get a quick getaway from the hustling and bustling city life. We live in KL and Batu Ferringhi is a quick escape for us from the maddening city life and work, et al. This is our third visit. We love water sports and lazing by the beach.... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Though I can't really recommend anyone to spend an extended amount of time in Batu Ferringhi, if one was inclined to, either for convenience to the national park (exceptional) or beaches (average to poor), then this is the place to stay. The family are very welcoming, and though the rooms are very sparsely furnished, and the makeshift walls unpainted, it... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

I've spent three nights there and the place is exactly what I was expecting for that price! There is a common area on the second floor, open for the breeze and with beach view. 20 seconds walk to the beach, this is amazing! Rooms are simple, but spacious (twin bed room), the fan is big and is more than ok... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The place is not officially a 5 star hotel, but you know, not only the after-dinner-champagne make it the 5 star! Sometimes your comfort by getting to the yellowish beach with just 20 steps, can make a huge difference. I give the place a 5 star because it is well situated, have nice people and the accommodation is reasonable for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

this guesthouse does not worth even half of his price. It's a rough accomodation because of the careless owner. There is no benefit in being close to the beach if you have to stay in that place, much better stay in one of the more affordable and enjoyable accommodations in Georgetown. The beach is nothing special and also the place... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Stay here only if you are on budget but want to be near the beach. Even so, lower your expectation. It is no where near the standard of normal budget guesthouses for the same price in Malaysia. Everything is old and run-down (clean and no smell, though), the bed, the wardrobe are like from 20 years ago. I stayed in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Baba Guesthouse

Address: 52 Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Price Range: $19 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Baba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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Baba Guesthouse Hotel Batu Ferringhi
Baba Guesthouse Penang/Batu Ferringhi
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“Ask for the room looking out to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Elsie_nguyen, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“I like the rooms upstairs because of the common area. It is worth geting a room with AC as it does get hot in the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles ThenC_12, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the first floor so as to get a nice view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles NicolaasMeyer, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Amazing seafood cooked fresh for you all along this street.”
 of 5 bubbles terrie101, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We had room 3, right to the left of the lobby. Queen bed, desk, refrigerator, A/C. Comfy room.”
 of 5 bubbles superiorcold, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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