Bed & Breakfast at TOP location in Penang! This very spacious room comes with a queensize bed, private bathroom, aircon, fan, coffee & tea making facilities. Our HUGE pool is open 24 hrs a day!
Anybody staying with us we will gladly pick-up from the airport 20 RM each way (pure petrol expense). A taxi will cost you about 45 RM.
Of course there is also bus 102 which will take you right to the back of our apartment.
We can provide breakfast at a small extra fee. Continental for 10 RM pp and a fully cooked English breakfast for a mere 20 RM pp. We do not provide breakfast before 9 am, but you are welcome to bring and prepare your own should you wish it earlier.
Washing machine can be used for free once every 4 days you stay with us. Otherwise we charge 10RM.
Other parts of the island are within easy reach. Buses both to town or to Batu Ferringhi within a few hundred meters!
When you mention to anybody in Penang that you live on Gurney Drive, the reaction is always: WOW, SOOOO NICE!!!
Gurney is at the moment THE place to be in Penang.
This gorgious apartment is on a very high floor facing both the sea and the hills of Penang, at the same time causing the street noise being minimised.
On the premises are a nice large pool and children's pool + a gym. Should you have a car, we have an indoor parking place for you!
It is right on the boulevard and is surrounded by 2 very popular shopping centres.
Within 5 minutes walking distance there is a choice of at least 50 restaurants, local, thai, korean, western, fastfood, pizza's etc. etc. A couple of hawker centres (food courts) are also within walking distance.
Plenty of bars to choose from within the same 5 min walk.
You have access to the kitchen, the living room and any of the 3 balconies :)
Of course linnen and towels are supplied!
Should I mention the gym and the HUGE pool?
37 th floor with a wonderful view over the sea. Situated in a very nice area iof Georgetown - good starting point for Batu ferringhi and national park. surrounded by shopping malls and food stalls. nice swimming pool and very safe.
when Going to the airport it's advisable to take a taxi.
hosts very friendly.
Caroline and Case were wonderful. From picking up me and my mother at the airport to inviting us to luncheon with them to making sure every aspect of our stay was comfortable, they went above and beyond their responsibilities as hosts to help us have a great time in Penang. And it goes without mention that they have the most amazing apartment with a view as fantastic as what you see in the pictures. I had many a good moment with them on their unparalleled balcony as well as in the pool, which had so few users that it made us feel like we had our own private pool for the whole stay. Although we went on to check in at a boutique hotel in Georgetown afterwards, we thought very fondly of the apartment on Gurney Drive and could easily have stayed there longer than the three nights that we initially booked. I definitely recommend everyone to give Caroline and Case's apartment a try if you ever visit Penang! I look forward to going back if I were to have another opportunity to visit the island in the future. Thank you again for a great stay.
Carrie was very welcoming, picking us up from the airport and taking us for lunch as her favourite 'coffee-house', a great introduction to all the delicious food in Georgetown.
The apartment is huge and spacious allowing for privacy and space to catch up. Being able to use the kitchen and fridge helped when you didn't want to go out for breakfast. Being able to get advice on anything...transport, places to see, must visit locations, shops etc.. was brilliant. Even a hairdresser recommendation was fantastic.
Although Carrie and Case, at the moment are smokers, Carrie was very considerate and only smoked on the massive balcony, and was very sensitive to our needs. As staunch anti smokers neither of us found the house smelt of cigarette smoke and really appreciated the effort CC went to. Previous guests who commented negatively on this obviously did not discuss the matter.
Loved the feeling of home with the two affectionate, quiet and gentle cats. Would highly recommend this airbnb. Perfect location, great hosts, clean, spacious, comfortable and fantastic views. It's not a 5 star hotel and we didn't expect that as we wanted to relax and not have to worry about our attire and having to get out of your pjs for breakfast. Pool is fantastic!! So close and accessible to so much... transport, shops, temples and hawker markets etc
Caroline is our first host as we are brand new to Air BnB. However, I doubt we will ever find such a great host again! Unfortunately Case was working in Holland but we managed to meet him via (website hidden). What a great couple! Caroline is very knowledgeable about the local food, transport and tourist activities and we enjoyed all of her suggestions. She collected us and returned us to the airport for a very small fee. She took us to some of her favourite eateries (Gusto's and a coffee shop selling local food). We also spent Christmas evening with her and the other guests at the next door hotel which was a great night spent chatting and listening to the local band. Alternatively, Caroline was happy to leave us be when we wanted to relax alone.
We had planned to spend five nights at Caroline's and two nights elsewhere on Penang but after exploring the island, there was nowhere else we wanted to stay. Luckily we were able to extend our stay.
The views from the apartment are spectacular and the sea breeze is a nice change from hot/concrete George Town. The bus stops to George Town and the west of the island are a short walk away and the buses leave every 10 to 15 minutes.
This accommodation was extremely good value and it is no surprise Caroline and Case are considered super hosts.
Nice spacious place. Wonderful balcony views. Clean environment. Very welcoming host. Flexible with pickup schedule. Gave very good recommendation for food! We will not hesitate to stay here again on our next Penang trip! And will definitely recommend it to our friends :)
A lovely stay, start to finish. When I arrived, Caroline's housesitters gave me a warm welcome and showed me around. The location is excellent. The room was comfy, clean and quiet, great bathroom. Caroline herself arrived 2 days later and was an excellent host: friendly, straightforward and generous with tips of things to try. She took me out for some great food that I wouldn't have found otherwise.
The cats were sweet, the balcony view as gorgeous as the photos and overall the atmosphere very pleasant. Though Caroline occasionally smokes, I never smelled it in the house once in 3 weeks (and I really dislike cigarette smoke): there is a wonderful sea breeze and Caroline checks in to make sure her guest are comfortable. I felt quite at home.
Thanks for the great stay -- next time I'm in Penang, I will definitely return to CC Gurney. :))
We had a lovely stay here! The apartment is very spacious, as well as our room and with the greatest thing: the enormous balcony! The view is incredible. We used the swimming pool every day! Location is great, next to a shopping mall (including supermarket) and busstation which brings you to all the touristic attractions on the island. Although downtown Georgetown is a 45 minute walk, it is a pleasant walk along the coast. The place felt very much like home and we had such a warm welcome from Neil and Karen. They provided everything what we needed, but are also having their own schedule which was perfect for us. This was our first time airbnb and will probably do it again! We really recommend to stay here for a fantastic time in Penang. Since we were backpacking we think this is also an amazing place for backpackers who want some five star quality for an affordable price!
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We, CC, are Cees & Carry (pronounce: Case!)
We are from Holland and have been coming to Penang for more than 25 years now. We know Penang as the best. We love trying new restaurants and getting a larger choice of where to eat what.
Cees has been in the hospitality business for 40 years in Holland and would now like to continue meeting new people from all over the world in Penang and show what makes Penang so special.
Carry loves to cook and if you have special requests, just ask and see what she can do for you.....