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Clove Hall

Penang, Malaysia

Clove Hall is set in tropical gardens, about 10 minutes by trishaw from the Georgetown area of Penang, and a 30-minute drive from the Batu Feringghi beaches, on the west coast of Malaysia.

By Air
Fly to Penang International Airport. Click on the links below for a list of airlines which fly here.

From the Airport
It is about a 30-minute drive to Georgetown. The hotel can arrange a transfer; see Rates. Alternatively a taxi will cost around RM40, or you can take the airport shuttle from the airport to Prangin Mall - then it is a 5-minute taxi ride or 10/15 minute walk.

By Ferry
Cross-channel ferry services connect Georgetown and Butterworth (originally the only link between the island and the mainland until the bridge was built in 1985). High-speed ferries to the resort island of Langkawi, Kedah and Medan are also available. A taxi from the ferry port will cost around RM12.

Getting around Penang
Taxis can be flagged down, but this gets more difficult after dark, or the hotel can call you a limousine.

By Scooter
A scooter is best, if you can bear it. They can be rented for about RM25 for the semi-automatic and RM30 for the automatic from the fleapits and visa agents along Chulia Street, but remember to bring an international driver’s license.

By Bus
There are buses, but they may be too complicated to work out. As a rule of thumb, if you’re stuck outside Georgetown and a bus going vaguely northwest says ‘Jetty’, hop on.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to Malaysia and getting around


  • Penang International Airport 32.0km PEN


  • beach: 7.0 km
  • shop: 0.5 km
  • restaurant: 0.5 km
Save to favouritesPrintMailClove HallA gentlemenís club in the 50s, this colonial mansion and outbuildings in a residential part of Georgetown were left to the termites for decades before being reclaimed and restored to, if anything more, than their former glory. Impeccable workmanship and care went into the conversion, and Jo and Jim Lim are now the proud owners of its 6 [r:MY007:suites], cream walls, chocolate-brown rafters, great stone pillars, antique tile floors, open archways and lazily spinning ceiling fans. A tranquil swimming pool, fringed with ginger bushes, offers refreshment after a hard dayís sightseeing. Birds twitter in the tropical foliage as you rest on your flagstone veranda or recline on your silk-covered Chinese daybed before striking out again into UNESCO-listed Penang, full of heritage and history and one of Asiaís foodie heavens. Furniture comes from India, China and Sri Lanka, including some colonial antiques, all assembled in the best possible taste. And if the operation is just a fraction short of the extra attention to your creature comforts that makes a truly great hotel, the abundance of things to do outside will mean you hardly notice it.

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