The Shophouse in George Town
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
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!
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||15 km, 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
About this location
The Penang region
Dato Koyah is right in the heart of George Town, just off Penang Road, the main artery. But it's on a street that doesn't get continuous traffic or heavy traffic - making it an ideal residential location. Every attraction of G'town is within 15 mins walking distance.
This is the buffer zone of the World Heritage Zone of George Town.
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5 Nov 2014
"Comfortable and perfectly located"
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 … More
19 Sep 2014
"Spacious and relaxing"
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 wher… More
10 Jun 2014
"Fuss free and easily accessible"
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 eateri… More
14 Feb 2014
"Great Shophouse Apartment in Central Georgetown"
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 featur… More
6 Aug 2013
"homely and comfy. Like that walking to places of interest in the old town"
we stayed on the top floor ie 3rd of this old shop house. Place is very spick and span Airy and lots of space. Bathroom and toilet bowl are very clean. Hostess is very friendly. Feel very much at ho… More