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Located in George Town and with Wonderfood Museum reachable within less than 1 km, Carnarvon House provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features room service, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests.

Guests at the guest house can enjoy a continental breakfast.

The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at Carnarvon House.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include 1st Avenue Penang, Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and Penang Times Square. The nearest airport is Penang International Airport, 13.7 miles from Carnarvon House.

This is our guests' favourite part of George Town, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Carnarvon House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 12 Dec 2017.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in George Town, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian


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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Carnarvon Room
  • 3 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Campbell Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Chulia Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Kimberley Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Kapitan Room
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Buckingham Room
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Acheh Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 1
Armenian Room
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Deluxe Double Room with Bath
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Twin Room with Bath
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Double Room with Private Bathroom
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 3
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Max adults: 19. Max children: 2
Eight-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 3: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 4: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 5: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 6: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 7: 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 8: 1 extra-large double bed
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Hosted by Jamie Tan

9.6
Host review score

Jamie Tan
Carnarvon House is tastefully restored from a 19th century Straits Chinese house. We retain the very authentic and classical elements of this pre-world war II heritage house, especially the giant wood carving screen, timber floor, and the little garden under the airwelll. The contemporary designed rooms on the other hand are nice and simple. Every room comes with well working air-conditioner, wall fan, wi-fi, soft lighting and high quality mattress. We hope to provide a comfy staying environment to our guests. Guests have access to the common lounge area at ground floor where they can hangout. Books lover can pick a book they love from the bookshelf to have a read. Book exchange is welcomed. While, TV lovers can always have their TV time at the front lobby. Most importantly, Wifi is available in the room as well. In the common shower rooms area, we provide hair shampoo & shower gel, drinking water machine and hair dryer. Carnarvon House's members are warmly easygoing person, we made Carnarvon House as your home away from home! We care about each and every of our guest, and hope that our guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay.
Hi, my name is Jamie, I am so grateful to run a guesthouse in George Town UNESCO area. It's always my dream dream to operate a guesthouse in my retirement life. By a good opportunity, I set up Carnarvon House by July 2014. As a backpacking enthusiast, I travel a lot and love to stay in different type of guesthouses. All these accommodations experiences had deeply inspired me to create my own guesthouse. I hope my guests who stay in Carnarvon House will feel good and have a memorable travel experience. After a year been working in Carnarvon House, I decided return to work in Singapore. I handover the task to Terry, who just like me, friendly, love to travel and the most important part is we have the same philosophy, I am sure he is a good host to serve you all. Thank you for looking at my profile, we looking forward for your booking and wish you having a nice journey of travelling.
Carnarvon House is located in Carnarvon Lane. We love this lane very much as it is one of the most quiet but also safe residential neighbourhood. The peoples living here are very good example of minimalist, they live life simple but happy! Heritage houses on both side of the lane are beautiful in our eyes. We also located ideally in the heart of George Town. Most of the murals, streets arts, heritage museums, morning markets and nice hawker food stalls are accessible by walking. Again within walking distance, you may easily get to the bus terminal, ferry terminal, convenient shops, money changers, shopping malls, etc.
Languages spoken: English,Indonesian,Malay,Chinese
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Khoo Kongsi
    0.2 miles
  • Prangin Mall
    0.3 miles
  • 1st Avenue Penang
    0.3 miles
  • Komtar
    0.3 miles
  • Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar
    0.4 miles
  • Wonderfood Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    0.5 miles
  • Penang Jetty
    0.6 miles
  • Penang Times Square
    0.7 miles
  • Fort Cornwallis
    0.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Jawi House Cafe & Gallery
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Tek Sen Restaurant
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Tai Tong Restaurant
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar China House
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Mugshot Cafe
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Black Kettle
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Gurney Plaza
    2.4 miles
  • Gurney Drive
    2.5 miles
  • Straits Quay
    3.4 miles
  • Penang Hill
    4 miles
  • Penang Bridge
    4.3 miles
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    4.4 miles
  • Sunway Carnival Mall
    4.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Penang Hill
    3.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Penang International Airport
    9.1 miles
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
    54.1 miles
How to get to Carnarvon House from Penang International Airport
    Public transport
    Car
    Taxi
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Facilities of Carnarvon House
Bathroom
  • Towels
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
General
  • Minimarket on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Chinese
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Check-in

15:00 - 23:00

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of MYR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 9.08GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Carnarvon House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of MYR 50 is required on arrival. That's about 9.08GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Carnarvon House

  • The prices at Carnarvon House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Carnarvon House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Bike tours

  • Carnarvon House is 700 yards from the centre of George Town.

  • Room options at Carnarvon House include:

    • Triple
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Holiday Home

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Carnarvon House by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Car 30min
    • Bus 1h 50min

  • Check-in at Carnarvon House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Guests staying at Carnarvon House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Asian