Room #2 @ 24 Merican RoadRoom #2 @ 24 Merican Road
Twin Room # 2 @ 24 Merican Road
Twin Room # 2 @ 24 Merican Road
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 shared baths
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Clean & unique heritage home-stay experience in Georgetown, located within walking distances from Penang’s famous must-try local food!

The space

This is a private home, we are not a hotel. You will be coming as a friend, staying with the friendly & helpful host/owner Peter & Mei and their gentle cat, Ally. :)

Our Twin Room # 2 is on 1st floor. This simple room with a bunk bed (double deck bed) with fan, air-cond and is good for friends traveling together or couples who don't mind sleeping in separate beds while they stay here. All the rooms does not have attached bathroom but guests will have access to 2 shared bathrooms with hot shower.

Welcome to Penang! Our home is a house with modern convenience in a quiet residential street. It provides an intimate escape from the heat and the bustle of busy George Town but is well within walking distance to shops and eateries or a short taxi ride to the UNESCO heritage site.

We hope guests staying with us will enjoy our home as it is the perfect getaway spot to really enjoy your vacation and get a feel of the local culture.

The house is design with modern charming heritage décor and is a double story terrace house with a shaded private garden on the 1st floor. The living room is equipped with flat screen TV, DVD player and has satellite TV channels, all of which are free to use for the guests.

Guests will enjoy an intimate setting with friendly but discrete hosts who are more than willing to lend you a helping hand and give you insider tips on all the interesting sights of Penang.

Besides this twin room, we also have 4 single rooms located on the 1st floor and available for booking. All our rooms are newly restored, clean and cozy with fan and air-conditioner. All the rooms does not have attached bathroom but guests will have access to 2 shared bathrooms with hot shower.

Do check-out the our other listing here. ;)

Single Room # 1 : Our Room # 1 is on 1st floor with a super single bed. This simple room is newly restored, clean and cozy with fan & air-cond.

Twin Room # 2 : This simple room with a bunk bed (double deck bed) with fan, air-cond and is good for friends traveling together or couples who don't mind sleeping in separate beds while they stay here.

Single Room # 3 : Our Room # 3 is on 1st floor with a super single bed. This simple room does not have a window and it is newly restored, clean and cozy with fan & air-cond.

Single Room # 4 : Our Room # 4 is on 1st floor with a super single bed. This simple room have a garden view and it is newly restored, clean and cozy with fan & air-cond.

Single Room # 5 : Our Room # 5 is on 1st floor with a super single bed. This simple room have a garden view and it is newly restored, clean and cozy with fan & air-cond.

Guest access

Guests can enjoy the use of the room and the common areas in the house for the duration of their stay.

We provide Free WiFi (good for normal used i.e. social media apps but not ideal for live streaming or video conference).

Complimentary drinking water and hot water for coffee & tea will be provided.

As Penang is a foodie heaven, we understand guests would prefer to enjoy the various delicacies nearby. However, we also provide complimentary items for guest to prepare simple breakfast such as eggs, bread, cookies, etc.

For your convenience, you are welcome to use the fridge, microwave and toaster in the kitchen. Please clean up after used. However, no cooking is allowed.

Guests are welcome to use the washing machines at only RM3 per load. We do not have a dryer machine but there is a drying area near the garden to dry your clothes using natural solar power. :)

Secure & flexible 24 hours door access card entry and CCTV security surveillance in common area only.

Interaction with guests

During check-in, we would love to meet you at the house to handover keys and show you around.

Basically, guests are welcomed to enjoy our house and while still being able to be as private as they wish and come and go as they please.

We will be out most of the time (due to work obligations) but we would be glad to attend to your questions in the morning or hear about your Penang adventure in the evening. Alternatively, we can be contacted via phone/Whatapps/We Chat/email/etc.

Other things to note

Our house is also home to 1 very gentle cat (Ally), therefore you should be aware if you are allergic to cats or perhaps this might be the place to live if you love cats/animals. Ally is not allowed in any bedrooms.

We would really appreciate if you can tell us a little about your planned stay; it helps us to know who we are speaking with and encourages a successful lodging match.

We will need to verify your passport or IC upon checking in. If you are booking on behalf of someone else, kindly inform us in advance.

We are sure you'll love the space but don't just take our word for it. We hope you enjoy the room and the house as much as we did!

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Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

8 Simple House Rules

1. No shoes in the house.

2. No food in the room. There is a dining area where guests can enjoy their meals in comfort.

3. No visitors are allowed staying over. Please do contact us if this is necessary.

4. No smoking inside the house.

5. Air-conditioner and lights should not be left on when no one is in the room.

6. For the comfort of everyone staying in our home, kindly do keep the noise down to a minimum (no running, shouting or door banging/slamming please, especially between 10.00PM - 8.00AM, thanks!)

7. We understand accidents do occur, but unfortunately we must charge for any damages.

8. Treat our home like how you would treat yours. :)

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Short flight of stairs as per the photos to reach your rooms
Pet(s) live on property - We have a gentle cat that roam freely in the house (but no worries, she is not allowed in the guest's room). :)
Some spaces are shared - Bathrooms are shared. There are 2 shared bathrooms which are located on the same floor as the rooms


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Tabitha User Profile
May 2017
Peter and Mei are a lovely couple with a house in a pretty darn great location. At first we were apprehensive about the location because it's not the closest to all the tourist spots, but it turned out to be for the better because had a lovely quiet neighborhood, which meant a good night's rest every day. Plus, Uber rides to the tourist spots are under MYR 8, which is really affordable. They gave us this great briefing the first day that we arrived that really helped us to get acquainted better with what Penang has to offer. The couple themselves are super friendly and helpful and have loads of suggestions of where to go and what to eat (not forgetting, they tell you about Uber promotions too!!) The room was clean and was spacious enough for 2 people. The bathrooms are shared, but when we went, we were the only guests there, so that wasn't a problem at all :) All in all, we were very happy with our accommodation at Peter and Mei's place and would definitely recommend it!

June User Profile
December 2016
Staying Peter & Mei's house is really comfortable! I love the decoration of their house. It's traditional yet modern. It's also convenient to take bus from different attractions in Penang. If you want to travel in Penang, it'll definitively be a good place to stay!

Siew Fang User Profile
January 2016
Did a short trip to Penang with my high school friend and we are really fortunate to have Peter and Mei as our host! They treated us like part of their family. Constantly ensuring that we have everything covered (transport, plans, food etc). Mei even helped to provide suggestions to places i can visit to get things i am looking for (e.g art gallery etc). The whole house including the room is clean and we simply love the way their decor their house. It feels homey! We will definitely stay again when we are back next yr! Thanks Peter and Mei for being our wonderful host!

Xinyi User Profile
December 2015
Our superb experience at Peter and Mei's started right from the moment we confirmed our booking, with Peter advising us on the directions and transport choices to their place. Situated at a prime location in georgetown, their beautifully furnished house left us in awe upon stepping in. Every part of the house was true to pictures shown and the very friendly couple even made the extra effort to sit us down to recommend on the "must-eats" around Georgetown, which we were truly thankful for. These fantastic hosts were a call away if we needed help. While it was a short 2 days trip, we were contented to have covered most of what we had wanted (local food, food and more local fooooood) much to the credits of Peter and Mei. Most places were of walkable distances and for those who prefer the comfort of transport, the bus stop is only a 5 min walk away. We must have really struck gold because on our way to the airport, our driver commented that hostings at such apartments with long-standing history is really a rare find. It was a fabulous trip and stay thanks to the hospitality of Peter and Mei, would totally recommend!

Wei Han User Profile
December 2015
Staying at the Heritage House was undoubtedly was of the highlights of my recent trip to Penang. Peter & Mei really went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed--they gave us directions to the place, introduced us to some of the food around the apartment and made sure to spend time just chit-chatting and getting to know us. The facilities are better than advertised--the House is so artistically designed and renovated that it felt like a microcosm of the street art that we saw around the rest of Penang Island. We had a truly fantastic experience in Penang and Peter and Mei was a huge part of it. Their food recommendations were truly delicious, and they also helped to plan our itinerary and gave us directions around town and other recommendations when needed. The Heritage House also proved to be an amazing community--having the opportunity to mingle and talk to some of the other guests in the common space hosted by Peter and Mei was another highlight of our trip. An experience that defines what Airbnb is: filled with warm-hearted, enthusiastic people! (:

Jia Hao User Profile
May 2015
Peter & Mei have been super great hosts and are very attentive to the needs of guests like us. From the first day to the last, they were extremely joyful to share with us tips on places and the delicious Penang foodies around the island. They even helped us book a taxi to the airport. The house itself is already a plus point, being in Georgetown itself and close to Air Hitam as well as Gurney drive that every shopper should visit. The house is indeed a special one, with a sense of nostalgia that sets you thinking how wonderful it would be if one would possesses a similar house like this, with an extra area for chill out during tea time (it is a renovated colonial house anyway). For those who like exotic experiences, this is exactly where you would want to stay. That said, I suggests that having a car is better than taking public buses if one wants to visit Penang. It is the same for any other places in Penang because bus stops are hardly visible, nor are the frequency of buses that reliable at the moment.

Sharil User Profile
May 2015
Peter, Mei and their playful pet cat Ally has been the most wonderful hosts for us. They would give advice on places to go as well as provide you with maps and brochures on this to do. Peter even offered to send us to Komtar on our last day for free! The place is extremely clean and tidy and looks exactly like the pictures. The location is also a short walk to popular eating places. Overall the experience has been wonderful and I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here on their visit to Penang.
Peter & Mei User ProfilePeter & Mei is a superhost.
Response from Peter & Mei:
Thanks for the kind words, Sharil. You and Jeryl are wonderful guests to have around too. We hope to see both of you again in the near future. Cheers!
May 2015

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Peter & Mei User ProfilePeter & Mei is a superhost.

Hi, we are Peter & Mei and we live, study, work in Penang for almost 20 years. We love to travel and will be happy to share with you about tips of places to see and things to do in Penang. We enjoy meeting new friends, exchange stories about traveling and different cultures.

Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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