Room with a queen sized bed. The room is suitable for couples, solo adventurers as well as business travelers. The location is close to the city center (Georgetown). If you want to explore the art, cultural, heritage and architecture of Penang, this is the place. It is only 5-10mins walk to the town.
This is a sharehouse. Which means you will be staying with the hosts as well as other guests. Welcome to stay with us!
This is not a hotel, hostel, guest house, inn or budget hotel. This is my house. What we want to provide is a comfort stay to our guests. We will do our best to provide warm welcome to everyone that stay with us! We are friendly and like to communicate with our guests, please don't treat us as a hotel staff.
There is no additional charge for the second person. Couples, solo travelers or friends are welcome to stay with us. Great value!
WHAT YOU WILL GET THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
> Private and fully air conditioned room.
> New and comfy bed.
> Cleanliness 100%.
> Fresh and clean bed sheet and blanket.
> Clean towels.
> Pillows (2 pillows per guest).
> Hair and body shampoo, tooth paste (tooth brush not provided).
> WIFI - 2Mbps (Not fast, but enough for normal operation).
My house is a double-storey terrace house. It is a pre-war heritage building. Your room (approx 110sqft) is located at ground floor of the house with a new and comfy queen sized bed. Our guests usually sleep like babies. There is a chair and working desk in the room as you can see in the photos. The floor is made up by the tiles. There are 3 shared bathrooms and they are just 10 steps away from the room.
All the spaces within the property except other people's room.
There are total of 3 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. Therefore these 3 bathrooms will be shared by the guests among those 4 bedrooms.
There is no kitchen in the house. It is only a simple pantry with all the basic dining ware and washing sink.
There is a fridge that you can use to put your drinks or food. And there is a microwave oven for your to heat up your food. Toaster is available too. Water kettle is not provided but we have water dispenser with drinking quality filtered water. Three temperate available, room temp, cool and hot water.
You can have your food, tea or coffee at the dining table at the dining area.
Smoking is not allowed in the entire property including the rooms as well as the common area. But if you really need to smoke, you can smoke at the patio outside of the building. Thanks for your cooperation and consideration.
There is only one parking space in front of the house. It is on first come first serve basis. But there are more parking spaces down the street. You need to buy and display the parking coupon.
Interakcija s gostima
You will easily get us during your stay if you need any help. We will be staying here on and off. Sometimes we will go back to my parents house. We will at the house most of the time but not all of the time. If we are not at home, you can call or text us anytime. We can speak English, Mandarin, Malay and Hokkien (Penang dialect). Hence no worry for communication problem.
We can share you places of interest in Penang and where to find yummy Penang food, or I can just keep to myself if you prefer to be left alone. Just let me know what's your plan and how can I serve you better.
We just want to be a better host! :-)
Just communicate, communicate and communicate... Please do let us know if you have any questions or problems during your stay.
--WHAT TO DO IN PENANG?--
Q - Any tourist attractions near to your place?
A - My house is located at Georgetown, which is the capital of Penang. It has been accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site at 2008. Street arts like wire arts and wall murals are everywhere in the town. Besides, there are lots of museums that you can visit. Georgetown is popular with its well preserved heritage buildings. There are lots of pre-war architecture like the Town Hall, Old Mosque, Chinese Temples, Hindu Temples and Churches. Penang is famous of its local hawker foods, there are foods everywhere in Georgetown. Nice cafe with nice coffee and desserts.
Q - What can we do in 3D2N stays in Penang?
A - One day to explore Georgetown, the second day to Ayer Itam town (Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple). *I can provide more detail info at later stage.
Q - What can we do in 4D3N or 5D4N stays in Penang?
A - One day to explore Georgetown, the second day to Ayer Itam town (Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple). The 3rd day (Batu Ferringhi - Beach) and 4th day (Balik Pulau - Nature part of Penang). *I can provide more detail info at later stage.
Q - Can I have your contact info like phone number, email address, home address, social media contact…?
A - No, you cannot. Airbnb is strict on this. Even I share my contact to you, Airbnb will delete it immediately. So all the communication and reservation shall be done in the Airbnb platform. It is specifically developed to deliver financial security for both parties (guests and hosts).
Q - How do I get to your place?
A - Direction and house address will be revealed after reservation successfully done. Furthermore, we will send you a PDF file "How to Get to Our House" later on.
Q - Do you accommodate children?
A - Our house cannot accommodate children. There is a steep staircase in the house. After taking safety issue into consideration, we decided not to accommodate children.
--CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT--
Q - What is your check-in time?
A - Our check-in time is from 2pm to 10pm.
Q - Can I check-in early?
A - If there are no other guests check-out on the day you check-in, then you can check-in earlier than 2pm. If early check-in unavailable, you can drop your bags and luggage at the living area first. Please arrange it with us in advance.
Q - Can I check-in late?
A - Yes, we can check you in till midnight (12am). But we will be happy if you check-in before 10pm. If you plan to check-in after midnight (12am), you need to book and pay for this night and we will collect RM50 extra for midnight check-in. Please do understand that we do not have 24hrs check-in receptionist.
Q - What is your check-out time?
A - Our check-out time is 11am.
Q - Can I check-out late?
A - No. We are strict on the check-out time. But you can leave your bags and luggage at the living area. Please arrange it with us in advance.
Q - Do I have the whole house?
A - No, you will have your own private room. And you will share the bathroom, dining and living area with the host and other guests.
Q - Are there other guests staying while I am staying?
A - Yes. I am renting out 4 rooms out of 5 rooms. The 5th room is my own room.
Q - Do you have pets? Is pet allowed in the property?
A - No, we don’t have. And we do not allow pet in the property.
Q - Do you have rule like silent hour?
A - Yes, the silent hour is 11pm to 7am. Please lower down your voice during the silent hour. Strictly no shower and using hairdryer during midnight. There are other guests staying, so please be a considerate guest. Thanks.
Q - Do you have any curfew time?
A - No. The key is with you, you can come back anytime you want. But please make sure to lower down your voice when you come back.
Q - What if I lose or misplace my keys?
A - You will need to pay RM50 for the lost.
Q - Is there any parking space at your place?
A - There is a parking space in front of my house, it is on first come first serve basis. There are more parking spaces down the road but you need to buy and display the parking coupon.
Q - Is your place suit me?
A - Please read through the descriptions for the listing as well as the above FAQ. If you still have any other queries, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are happy to answer it.
Q - Do you have other rooms?
A - Yes. Please refer to below links for other rooms.
Room#1 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15044220
Room#2 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15806871
Room#3 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14309028
Room#4 - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17409651
Q - Do you provide Langkawi ferry ticket purchase service?
A - Yes, I can help you to purchase ferry ticket from Penang to Langkawi. And if you are interested to have a one day trip to Pulau Payar, i can help you to arrange for that as well.
Q - Do you have washing machine or provide laundry service?
A - No, but there is a laundry shop located at the next street.
Q - Do you provide bike rental service?
A - Yes, I only have one bike. It is on first come first serve basis. Please make an arrangement in advance.
Q - Do you provide bicycle rental service?
A - Yes, one bicycle is available, on first come first serve basis. It is nice to explore Georgetown using bicycle.
Q - Do you provide hiking tours?
A - Yes we do. We just started this tour April this year. We can hike up to Penang Hill together. Please do let me know if you are interested to join me. Pre-arrangement needed.
Q - Do you provide local cooking class?
A - Yes we do. We just launched this extra service Feb2017. Welcome to join us. We provide cooking class for "Nasi Lemak". It is Malaysia's national dish. More information will be provided if you are interested in this. Pre-booking is needed.
1. Please read the listing descriptions before you book.
2. No smoking and no shoes allowed in the house.
3. No cooking allowed.
4. Turn off air-conditioner and lights after leaving the room or when not in use.
5. We are strict on the headcount that stay in the room. Please inform us during the booking.
6. No consumption of food in the bedroom.
7. Keep noise to a minimum level after 10pm. No use of hairdryer after 12am. Please be a considerate guest.
8. Please do not invite strangers into our house;
if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with us in advance.
9. Guests will have access to the entire property (living area & dining area are common spaces) except host's private room and other guests rooms.
10. Please observe our check-in and check-out time. Kindly seek approval from us should you need to check in early or check out late.
Check-In: 1400 (2pm)
Check-Out: 1100 (11am)
Thanks for being considerate guests ^-^
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I am Jern and my wife Kai. Both of us like to travel and meet new friends from different countries. We had the experiences been hosted by others during our one year stay at New Zealand. Every host gave us different experiences. So we wish to do the same to others.
We started hosting since April 2015. Currently we are doing Airbnb for full time. We work from home most of the time. We enjoy hosting people all over the world. We love meeting new guests and eventually we become friends. It is fun and nice to share our travel experiences to the guests and we would love to hear from the guests too.
Besides hosting, we traveled with Airbnb as well. We went to South Korea in 2015 and Taiwan in 2016. We travel not only for the tourist spots, the most important thing is to understand the local culture, people, food, language, history... We prefer to stay at the local's house instead of hostel, guesthouse or hotel.
In 2017, we plan to do some local tours like hiking tour, Penang food tour, countryside tour, Georgetown walking tour... All still in planning stage. But if you have interest on any tours, please do let us know and lets see how can we serve you. Penang Hill Hiking Tour is available now. Please do let me know if you have interest on this.
Please do note that this is not a hotel, this is our house. So please don't treat us like a hotel staff. We are always happy to chat and have a cup of tea or coffee with you if we have time.
Please take your time to read our listing descriptions before booking.
Wish to meet you soon and we welcome you to stay at our place!