Our Wonderful Stay at 23 Love Lane, Penang.

Some of you would know that a couple of months ago, I did a pretty amazing road trip around Peninsula Malaysia with the best travel companions I’ve ever had. We had a great time throughout, but out of all the places we covered, I’d daresay the general consensus was that our days spent on Penang Island was very hard to beat.

I spent a lot of time researching the accommodation that would suit us – There are plenty of choices when it comes to staying in Penang, but aside from comfort and location, I wanted a place that had a local touch for my Kiwi friends to experience, and that is why I’d like to tell you about 23 Love Lane.

I searched it up after a friend recommended this place to me, and I liked how the architecture of this boutique hotel fits the whole concept of Penang as a Heritage City – It’s multiple buildings are refurbished from what was originally a private residence back in the day and it really reminded me of the old Peranakan houses I’ve seen in Malacca. 

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It wasn’t just visually appealing, the best part is that it’s located right in the heart of Georgetown, making it very accessible to most of the places we wanted to explore.

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Booking online was straightforward and correspondence was prompt and helpful. I was pre-informed that we got an upgrade to stay at the Stewart Suite as my initial choice was unavailable. I already liked the visuals I saw on their website, but upon arrival, I realised that pictures didn’t do justice to how spacious our place actually is – The five of us had a whole duplex to ourselves that included beverages, snacks, a fully equipped kitchen and even an outdoor jacuzzi!

Every corner of this boutique hotel had a rustic charm to it and you know that a lot of thought was put into its design. There’s different lounges for guests to use, including a small library if you’re looking for some quiet time amidst the hustle and bustle of Georgetown.

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There’s an outdoor courtyard that links some of the different themed rooms and also to their in-house restaurant Steak Frites.

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I must add that I didn’t have much expectations when I booked, so it was a pleasant surprise to be informed upon arrival that buffet breakfast is complimentary for us, including morning and afternoon tea! 

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If any of you are looking for a staycation in this heritage town, this place honestly exceeded my expectations. What stood out the most was how the staff exhibited the Malaysian hospitality I was hoping for my friends to experience throughout the trip.

Good things are meant to be shared, and this is truly a hidden gem in the city. Let me know how it goes if you ever decide to stay at 23 Love Lane!

23 Love Lane, Penang
http://www.23lovelane.com/
23, Love Lane, George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Reservations: +604 262 1323
enquiry@23lovelane.com

 

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