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The Shophouse in George Town

6 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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A new renovated space in a 100+year old three-storey townhouse! The ground floor is a bedsit with a queen-sized bed and a convertible sofa (firm and comfy!) so it works for a couple and an extra person. It comes complete with an ensuite bathroom, a simple kitchen and dining area. Only a microwave (to heat up food) and kettle (for hot drinks) are provided because guests are literally surrounded by Penang's best hawker foods available throughout the day. One 2hp air-con and two ceiling fans keep the place cool, and the room's centrepiece is its lovely airwell. Despite being in the city, you could be woken up by the chirping of birds in the mornings (courtesy of a big tree at the back lane) and in the afternoon, the warm, yeasty aroma of baking bread will waft in from the next door bakery ...A new renovated space in a 100+year old three-storey townhouse! The ground floor is a bedsit with a queen-sized bed and a convertible sofa (firm and comfy!) so it works for a couple and an extra person. It comes complete with an ensuite bathroom, a simple kitchen and dining area. Only a microwave (to heat up food) and kettle (for hot drinks) are provided because guests are literally surrounded by Penang's best hawker foods available throughout the day. One 2hp air-con and two ceiling fans keep the place cool, and the room's centrepiece is its lovely airwell. Despite being in the city, you could be woken up by the chirping of birds in the mornings (courtesy of a big tree at the back lane) and in the afternoon, the warm, yeasty aroma of baking bread will waft in from the next door bakery - one of the few around still making traditional Hainanese bread. The Shophouse is in George Town which was listed as a World Heritage City in 2008 and is within 10-15 mins walk to all World Heritage City sights in Penang! The place is suitable for those who want to experience George Town and a traditional shophouse space and living, but modified for modern needs. * During your stay, the first floor could be occupied by the host, or the second floor could be occupied by other guests at the same time. All share the main front door and a common staircase but each floor has separate entrances. Dato Koyah is off Penang Road which is a paradise of the best hawker foods in Penang. This is a great space for foodies who want to enjoy the rhythms and pace of George Town. The street is largely residential with low-traffic businesses, except at night when one end of the road draws in the supper crowd. Staying in a George Town shophouse will mean ambient sounds of the city. There will be some ambient traffic sounds, ie muffled drones of motorbikes whizzing by and the beeping sounds of automatic car locks. But this suite is relatively 'embedded' within the building so the noise is muted. **If you're looking for absolute silence, this is not a suitable space. Hawker highlights around the corner include my neighbour's charcoal-warmed toast and soft-boiled eggs (7.30am-6pm at Campbell Street), wonton mee (morning), koay teow th'ng (morning to early aftn), pork broth (12pm till late), roti prata and fried maggi mee (9pm -4am), Nasi Kandar (24 hours). ** A food map will be provided!More
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S C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Stayed in ground floor area, perfect for two. Location couldn't be better and the property has real character in an urban shabby chic kind of way. The owner is a genuinely great person with lots of helpful advice and insights. Probably better suited to short...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Phlashmair
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The Shophouse had absolutely everything we needed for a week's work/holiday stay in Georgetown. Charmingly renovated, the apartment was roomy, cheerful and well-appointed, and the owner obliging in meeting our requests for bits and bobs that we needed for work. Located in a quiet street...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Pemakan_Angin
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Reviewed 19 September 2014

The booking process was accomplished with a minimum of fuss. Sharon answers promptly and everything went without a hitch. The host was very warm and welcoming. She had a food map ready to show me where all the good food was. As there was no...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank RaeLim
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Just as the other reviews have stated, the accommodation is as it is shown in the photos. It is spacious and very homely. Sharon was there personally to talk us through the accom and its nearby eateries. Very friendly and helpful with a hand-drawn map...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank BlueisthenewBlack
Reviewed 14 February 2014

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,...More

Date of stay: February 2014
1  Thank John J
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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This is the buffer zone of the World Heritage Zone of George Town.
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