23 Lovelane Penang

23 Love Lane10200GeorgetownMalaysia
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About 23 Lovelane Penang

Step back in time to the early 19th century at 23 Lovelane Penang in World Heritage Site downtown George Town, Malaysia. This decorative boutique hotel at lovingly restored premises is adorned with works of art and boasts a serene garden courtyard that attracts birds and butterflies.

Charming, air-conditioned rooms boast individual décor, high ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, safes, deluxe toiletries, bathrobes and hairdryers. Selected rooms occupy a former Indian shop house or an on-site bungalow, where one room has a private outdoor shower. An off-site duplex adds a kitchenette and Jacuzzi and an accessible room is available.

Conveniences comprise a cosy library plus 24-hour security, free Wi-Fi throughout,a tour desk and massage on request.

The on-site SteakFrites@23 Restaurant serves breakfast, afternoon teas and weekday dinners plus lunch at the weekends. The relaxed lobby bar serves drinks and all-day snacks.

Historic Fort Cornwallis is about 15 minutes’ walk from 23 Lovelane Penang. Gurney Plaza is less than 15 minutes’ drive away for indoor shopping.


23 Love Lane, 10200, Georgetown, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(426)21323 | Fax: +60(426)31323 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

It delighted guests that this hotel’s location put them bang in the middle of the World Heritage Site core of downtown George Town. This made it easy for them to explore the numerous landmarks and historic sites nearby on foot. Moreover, it was easy to walk to ferry terminals and places to eat in the surrounding blocks, including authentic Malaysian street food stalls.

Wonderful interiors

Guests were routinely bowled over by the ornate interior design that gave this boutique hotel a truly inviting, peaceful and memorable feel. The various room types were frequently described by reviewers as being stylish, homely, clean and spacious.

Top hospitality

Travellers mentioned that they dealt with obliging and friendly personnel who offered excellent customer service and in-depth local knowledge. Diners said the good hospitality was also in evidence at the on-site restaurant, where they enjoyed tucking in to traditional afternoon teas plus steak dinners.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance grumbles

There were claims that the free Wi-Fi was patchy in certain corners of the hotel. Occasional interruptions to the hot water supply also frustrated guests when they were trying to use the showers.

Obstacles to sleep reported

Noisy air conditioning units caused a nuisance for guests in some rooms. Light sleepers also noted that certain rooms facing the main street were exposed to annoying traffic noise and noise from nearby nightlife venues. An overpowering whiff of mosquito repellent in the rooms also proved to be an irritation for guests trying to get their beauty sleep..

Parking arrangements weren’t ideal

Motorists occasionally struggled to find parking spaces nearby, especially when they were arriving later in the day. However, they did appreciate the way their hosts provided them with coupons for free parking on certain streets nearby.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 298 reviews across the web
9 /10
  • Expedia
    9.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.0 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.4 /10
9 out of 10 based on 298 reviews