A centrally located apartment offering a very spacious bedroom with a private bathroom with bathtub. You will also have access to most of the apartment, including the living room, dining room, kitchen and large lush balcony, although all these common areas are shared with the host. The apartment is home to a quiet cat (Lucky), therefore you should be aware if you are allergic to cats or perhaps this might be the place to live if you love cats. They are not allowed on any furniture.
The host prefers single females as guests, whilst no other visitors are allowed (unless approved by the host), as it is a private home.
***The listed price of the room of 99 RM per night is for 1 person only. I have a extra mattress that can be placed on the floor (as seen in the photos) so that 2 people can stay in this room. For two people sharing the price is 170 RM including breakfast.
*ABOUT THE ROOM/APARTMENT*
The room is large and furnished with a single sized bed, wardrobe, and it also has a private bathroom with hot shower. There is an attached balcony with chair and table that can be used for relaxing or drying clothes.
- Free wi-fi and breakfast included in the price.
- Guests are welcome to have unlimited use of the A/c for a surcharge Rm15 otherwise please use the a/c for bedtimes only.
- There is a washing machine available and can be used at a cost of 7 RM per load.
- The living room is equipped with a TV, DVD player and has satellite TV channels, all of which are free to use for the guest, if the host is not using them.
- Free parking for 1 car.
*ABOUT THE HOST*
The host is a very international local - born and raised in Penang/Butterworth but has lived in Europe (Denmark, Germany, Italy) for around 10 years. She knows Penang like the back of her hand and can give you plenty of tips of places to see and things to do. If she has time, she might even be able to take you to visit certain places for sightseeing or dining. She speaks English, Malay, Danish and German.
*ABOUT THE LOCATION*
The apartment itself is located centrally in the Georgetown with the closest amenities being a private hospital about 400 meters away and a supermarket 550 metres away. Penang is famous for its restaurants and hawker stalls and you will often never be more than a few hundred meters away from a place to eat.
You will find very cheap busses going in all directions from between 100-500 metres away. Taxi's are plentiful in Penang and I can provide you with the phone numbers of local taxi companies.
The apartment is also about 1.3 to 3km away from the heart of Georgetown, Penang including historic places like Little India, Fort Cornwallis, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Penang's landmark building, KOMTAR.
About 3km to the north-west you will find Gurney Drive and the popular shopping mall, Gurney Plaza, whilst you can find Batu Ferringhi, it's hotels, restaurants, night markets and beaches about 13km from the apartment.
- Preferably female guests
- A strictly non-smoking apartment.
- No other guests/visitors allowed (unless approved by the host)
- To reduce costs for guests, please do not leave electricity (lights/air-conditioning/fans) running when not at home or using the room. An extra charge of 15 RM will be charged if the air-conditioning is used all day.
Additionally, it is preferred that the fan be used during the day and air-conditioning at night.
- As you will be given a key to a private home, it is expected that you lock both the front door and the gate when leaving.
Staying at Ms Sapur's house was really an enjoyable experience for me!! Just feel that I stay at my auntie home!!
The house & the room are perfect, I love her kitchen where we shared our stories and had breakfast together.
It's just a little bit outside the heritage area but with the bus there will be no problem.
I definitely recommend her place to my friends, my cousins who wish to visit Penang.
Sapur's place is located a bit outside the heart of Georgetown, but still close to hawker food stalls and convenience shops. The room was clean and furnished with a desk, a small wardrobe, a fan and an air conditioner. The bathroom was located just outside the room. Sapur is a wonderful host and an excellent person to talk to in order to learn more about Penang and its surrounding. She also cooks great breakfast! I would recommend staying with Sapur to anyone, without any reservations.
I absolutely loved staying at Sapur's home. Since it was my first experience with Airbnb, I was slightly nervous, but Sapur was the kindest, friendliest host you can imagine. Her place is in a great location near the Heritage area, and the room (and the whole house) is so clean. But beyond that, my favorite part of the trip was actually chatting with Sapur, which gave me so much exposure to Penang and Malaysia's rich history and culture, and I can say that I learned so much more than what I learned in past 2 years I have lived in Malaysia (KL). My trip to Penang was so wonderful, not only because of the beautiful sites in George Town, but also because of my experience staying with Sapur. I'm so glad to have made a friend in Penang, and I will definitely stay at her place again (and highly recommend the same to all the Airbnb users looking into traveling in Penang).
It was one of the best Airbnb experiences so far.
Sapur - an amazing person, very hospitable, interesting and a great cook :) Also I fall in love with a whole apartment, it's huge and racy, perfectly located in a safe area in a walking distance from town center.
It was such a pleasure to stay with you, Sapur! Thanks! :*
A great room - spotlessly clean, convenient location, everything you could wish - and a delightful host. Highly recommended.
Sapur is an amazing lady. She is wise and kind. Her place is in a convenient location which made my stay all the more enjoyable. I not only gained a memorable experience on the island but also a good friend.
I had a superb experienced staying at Sapur's cozy/clean and huge apartment. Even tho' i rented the smallest room but there's enough room for my luggage n shopping bags! The room is super clean, shower/toilet is just next to the room for easy access. The room is airy as its facing the balcony.
The host - Sapur, was very attentive, she was around the house most of the time but she did not intrude in our daily activities. Sapur was a great cook too.. i got to taste her healthy fried rice with chicken.
A few times, whenever i came back from my walkabout around Penang, i would have a short chat wz Sapur.. she talks fondly of her children n her daily activities.. which was nice too.
I truly enjoy those moments wz Sapur, she made me feel comfortable n welcome there.
Totally recommend this apartment. The location was great too.
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I am a local from Penang, who has gathered many experiences abroad through living in Denmark, Germany, France and Italy for many years until settling back in Penang.
I love to meet new people, cook/bake, and watch television programes related to travel and food.