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 2 lovely and very gentle cats (Bintang and 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 115 RM per night is for 1 person only. In some cases I will allow a second person, however, this is at an extra charge of 75 RM per night for the 2nd person. Therefore, if 2 people stay it will cost 190 RM per night in total.
*ABOUT THE ROOM/APARTMENT*
The room is large and furnished with a double bed/king sized bed, large wardrobe, a commode with many drawers and it also has a private bathroom with a bathtub. There is an attached balcony that can be used for drying clothes.
- Free breakfast and wi-fi 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 fee of RM 15 will be charged for the air-conditioning if it is used all day long. 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.
Sapur is warm and welcoming. As a local of Penang, who lived overseas, she has a lot to tell and can easily introduce you to Penang. She makes you feel at home. My room was as the pictures are: clean. and spacious with an ensuite-bathroom. The apartment has a high standard and is decorated with taste. Located in close walking distance to the bus station, from where bus 101 brings you either to the centre or direction Batu Feringghi. Restaurants and hawker stalls are in walking distance, too. Overall a very pleasant place and a generous host. My very thanks to Sapur - that is AirBnB as its best. Rene
On arrival Sapur made us feel at home straight away with a very warm welcome. Sapur is a gem of a host and her generosity of spirit, warmth and kindness ensured our stay in her lovely home was just perfect.
Sapur's home is spacious, clean and comfortable. Our large room was exactly as described and perfect for our needs. Equally, the location of the apartment is ideal being central and with public transport options on the doorstep.
Breakfast was different every day and delicious on each occasion.
We stayed with Sapur for 5 nights and we were sorry to leave!
If you are looking for a home from home and a great base from which to explore Penang we would most definitely recommend staying here. Thank you Sapur.
I only stayed two nights at Sapur's place and have enjoyed it tremendously. The room, as well as the whole apartment, is impeccable: decorated with taste, clean and centrally located (it takes about 30 min to walk to downtown). There are also buses going directly to the Heritage area.
Sapur is a very pleasant host and really makes you feel comfortable and taken care of. Overall, a very pleasant place and an extraordinarily generous host!
Sapur's apartment is comfortable and clean. Whenever I go back, my mood is very easy to relax, especially when I go out to walk around the whole day. Although it is not the cheapest, but the price is relatively reasonable in a convenient and peaceful surroundings. Thanks Sapur.
Our experience in Sapur's place has been wonderful! The room was spacious, clean and homely. Sapur was a delight, accommodating all our needs and answering all our queries. We would definitely stay with Sapur the next time we visit Penang and would recommend our friends as well. Thumbs up!!
I feel so blessed to have stayed with Sapur during my 11 days in Penang. Her space is every bit as beautiful as the photos and her cooking divine! I had the most enjoyable stay there, felt totally at ease and at home - all thanks to Sapur's warmth and kindness. :)
Sapur will do everything to make sure that your stay is comfortable. My towels and bed sheets were changed several times during my stay and everything was kept very clean and tidy. We even ventured out to town together a few times which was fun. If I ever go back to Penang, I'll definitely stay at Sapur's again. I'm missing her already!!!
I enjoyed staying at Sapur's place very much. Sapur truly makes you feel at home and has lots of interesting stories to tell. My room was big and clean and the location is excellent as well. It was great to have breakfast provided - even got an omelette once despite getting up really late. Thanks for everything!
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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.