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Campbell House

106 Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia
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#1 of 119 hotels in George Town
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Campbell House is a wonderful 12 bedroom boutique hotel with Italian restaurant located in the heart of heritage Georgetown. A stunning and unique 3 story corner shop house circa 1903 that has been extensively and lovingly restored offering today's modern traveler a luxurious home away from home. Campbell House has plenty of charm, and personal touches, modern amenities mixed with classic Colonial style at affordable prices. Perfectly located in the hustle of China Town, minutes from some of the best street food, and walking distance to historical museums, and fabulous street art. Campbell House offers an oasis of calm in this wonderful UNESCO world heritage city, come and explore Georgetown and Penang with us, we look forward to welcome you!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Italian, Malay and 1 more
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BestRegards FromFar wrote a review 15 Apr
Cape Town Central, South Africa430 contributions654 helpful votes
Tastefully decorated rooms, lobby and spacious rooftop terrace, very helpful and kind staff, great location, super comfortable bedding, a small surprise in the afternoon, a delicious breakfast with the best coffee we have had in Malaysia and a fantastic Michelin-rated Italian restaurant, what more does one need when staying in George Town? We highly recommend this gem of a boutique hotel with all its charms that make you want to spend more time in Penang!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AdamDAus wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions113 helpful votes
From the moment you are WARMLY greeted, upon your arrival, until you are kindly farewelled, you will not find a better establishment in Georgetown. So convenient. The rooms are comfortable, and the beds are plush. Our room, 'Blossom', was quite adequate for a couple but, if you are loaded up with luggage I would suggest you book a larger room. We had breakfast as part of the package, which was lovely. Every day there is a different treat in the fridge! The staff could not be more attentive and friendly. Simply put, there is no other place to stay, in Georgetown, than here.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Mar 2024
Dear Adam This was such a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and for recommending us to other travellers. The staff do a sterling job, and they always get a boost of encouragement when they are mentioned in reviews so they know their efforts are being noticed. ❤️ With our warmest wishes Nardya, Roberto & All The Team
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Johnnie C wrote a review Mar 2024
Scone, United Kingdom338 contributions99 helpful votes
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Campbell house is a charming period property that has been considerately and tastefully decorated. Shoes should be left at the stairs before ascending to your room, each slightly different and named to reflect this. Ours was the Peacock, a good sized, very comfy bed and beautiful colonial shutters behind the draps, our room had a step running across the room that interrupted the floor from the bed to bathroom, although this had glo in the dark tape, it would create a hazard for some guests. There is a small fridge with drinking water and a jug of cold refreshing tea and each day we received a little homemade sweet treat. Due to its age there are fewer plugs sockets than a more modern hotel, but it's workable. There is an in room safe. As there is no elevator, staff use a pulley system to take luggage to the 2nd and 3rd floors, this also means you need to negotiate the wooden stairs barefoot, again it not a problem but it might be a consideration for those less mobile. Breakfast is a la carte, it's very good quality but can be a little slow and we found that not all drink options are listed, so until we caught on we didn't think to ask for exactly what we wanted, but really I'm picking in the weeds to mention it. There is a little store across the street to pick up soft drinks or water if you need and there is a laundry along the same street just a few blocks away. The staff were great, helpful and friendly I recommend a stay at Campbell House.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Mar 2024
Dear JohnnieC841, Thank you for the kind feedback of your recent stay at Campbell House. We appreciate you highlighting some aspects we can improve on, and will do our best to address these shortcomings. Unfortunately some building aspects you mention such as the step in the room is a little tricky to tackle, but as you mention we do mark the step with tape we do highlight this to guests upon check in. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are very grateful that you have taken the time to recommend us to the travelling community! All the very best Campbell House Team
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Mark C wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom17 contributions12 helpful votes
This a small hotel is absolutely brimming with character. The owner is on hand to ensure a tight ship and her engaging presence ensures a personal touch. We really liked our room Opium which was located at the top of the stairs on the top floor. Campbell House is a town centre hotel in the thick of the action so expect some street noise at night. We always travel with ear plugs so not a problem for us. All the staff without exception were helpful,charming and friendly without being overbearing. The gentleman on reception (the owner referred to him as Mr Kumar?) is a major asset, proving to be an excellent source of local knowledge. Do take advantage of his restaurant recommendations. During our stay the restaurant was alway busy and arriving without a reservation may result in a wait for a table. I can only vouch for the pizza but it was excellent. We were here for 5 nights and would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 Mar 2024
Dear E5348LEmarkc, We are extremely grateful for this wonderful review and high praise of the staff (especially Mr Kumar). Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Penang, I am so pleased you enjoyed the hotel, and recommendations for food and what to visit. It was our pleasure to assist you and we do hope to welcome you back again in the future. Our Warmest Regards Nardya, Roberto, Kumar and All the Campbell House Team!
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JF1948 wrote a review Feb 2024
Nice, France109 contributions83 helpful votes
Wonderful boutique hotel, close to the centre of George town. Amazing rooms, very well equipped and really friendly staff and first class service. Lots of antique furniture and quirky art works to admire Excellent, serve breakfast at the restaurant, El Bacado Would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear JF1948 Thank you for choosing to stay at Campbell House, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the services offered by the staff. Thank you for the high praise for the Chefs and staff at IL Bacaro! Wishing you all the best The TEam at Campbell House
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Andrew M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Simply fantastic Every room individual, very tasteful Restaurant food is delicious,at night it’s a Italian Staff will do anything for you , man behind reception very helpful and charming knew everything we asked and more, would stay here again without fail
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear Andrew M It is such a pleasure to receive your review and know that you enjoyed your stay and service from all our incredible staff at Campbell House & IL Bacaro Restaurant. Thank you for sharing the experience. Warmest Regards Nardya, Roberto & All The Team
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Sarah wrote a review Feb 2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia36 contributions5 helpful votes
A weekend trip to Penang, staying at the heart of the town was really a good idea. We were welcomed by friendly staffs who explained the history of the building and history of the hotel. Our room was equipped with coffeemaker. Was so impressed that the bath foam and shampoo were L'occitane! We spent few hours relaxing on the sofa on the outdoor terrace overlooking the bustling town. The breakfast was also 5 star!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear Sharahaila, We are so happy you chose to have a weekend away from KL and chose to stay at Campbell House. It is such a busy time in Georgetown, but we are glad you managed to have some relaxation time and enjoyed the amenities and service of the hotel. Please do come again! Wishing you all the best from all The Team at Campbell House!
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Catharry wrote a review Feb 2024
Kent, United Kingdom225 contributions78 helpful votes
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We are currently staying here for 4 nights . What a beautiful hotel it’s truly a gem . Very colonial such attention to detail. Room is big & beautifully done out Jug of water iced tea & milk in fridge . Bed is very large & very comfortable. Staff are amazing can’t do enough for you . The restaurant is very good food is very tasty & some lovely things on the menu. If you’re staying in George Town then I would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Has a lovely outdoor space upstairs you can have a drink & chill out very comfortable space .
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Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear Cattharry, Thank you so much for giving us this wonderful "live" feedback, we are so happy you are enjoying your stay. We truly appreciate the review. Kindest Regards Nardya, Roberto, and All The Campbell House Team
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chatterbox-2007 wrote a review Jan 2024
US734 contributions138 helpful votes
This is a charming boutique hotel with a small number of rooms. Interesting and pretty decor in each room and the common spaces. Spacious bathroom. Nice service. Well located for exploring Georgetown by foot to many tourist sites and places to eat.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 30 Jan 2024
Dear chatterbox-2007 Thank you for the kind review we appreciate you choosing to stay at our hotel and are pleased you had an enjoyable stay. All the very best from The Campbell House Team
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Lisa A wrote a review Jan 2024
Elk Grove, California30 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely loved our stay at Campbell House! Incredible staff - Thank you for everything, Kumar!; ideal location and just overall charming hotel. Loved the pully system to get the luggage up to the upper floors! The attention to detail is extraordinary and so appreciated! We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Penang!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear lisaaX5279YQ, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Campbell House! We are so happy to read you had a great time and appreciated the attention to detail and service from our fantastic staff! We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit in the future! All the best Nardya, Roberto, Kumar & All The Campbell House Team
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RM 411 - RM 555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Campbell House
Which popular attractions are close to Campbell House?
Nearby attractions include Asia Camera Museum (0.5 km), Armenian Street (0.4 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Campbell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Campbell House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Campbell House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Campbell House?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Campbell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include My Own Cafe, Junk Cafe, and The Loft - Love Lane.
Does Campbell House have airport transportation?
Yes, Campbell House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Campbell House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Hindi, Malay, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Campbell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.4 km), George Town (0.5 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.4 km).
Does Campbell House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.