Baba Guesthouse

Address: 52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Penang, Pinang, 11100, Malaysia | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, is near Kek Lok Si - Monastery on Crane Hill, Penang Botanical Gardens, Monkey Island, and Bukit Jambul Orchid & Hibiscus Garden and Reptile House.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBaba Guesthouse Batu Ferringhi

    Reviewed by beyersandlisa

    Perfect for what we wanted!

    Reviewed Oct 22, 2012
    by (4 reviews) hillingdon , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This is a really cool place to stay. the staff are really friendly and very helpful. You walk through their lounge and up the stairs to the room, bathrooms and balcony. The signs around the place are really novel but very helpful!

    Babas is just across the road from the beach with a big balcony to sit and chat. We had a load of laundry done which is RM6 per 1kg which was really handy so we didn't have sit and to do it! They sell water, beer and other cool drinks here.

    The room is pretty big and very basic, it has all that you need a comfy bed, clean sheets, a desk and some hooks to hang your clothes. We chose a double room with a fan for RM50 and are very happy, so we are staying another night here! The bathrooms are like a wet room and are very clean with a powerful hot shower .Oh and there are NO bedbugs!! So over all a fantastic place to stay and i would recommend it. They do have rooms with aircon that are a little more expensive.

    We found them on the internet and called them from George Town to see if they had space. The lady gave us directions and which bus to catch. The bus was an hours journey and cost RM2.50 pp.

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    Reviewed by sandeephk

    I was happy =)

    Reviewed Feb 1, 2011
    by (7 reviews) Derby , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Baba Guesthouse lived up to all the reviews I read. It had a friendly atmosphere. Right next to the beach. The Chinese family who own the guesthouse are so helpful and kind. During my stay i didn't see one cockroach although when outside my room having some drinks with some people I met, there were mice/rats scurring across. If you don't mind that then it's worth the stay. There is a mosque near by, which I have been told blare out the morning prayer very loudly but i didn't hear anything!! Overall a good place, i liked it. Not sure if i'd go back, but i enjoyed my experience there!!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Baba Guesthouse Batu Ferringhi

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Batu Ferringhi


    A travel blog entry by sharor on Nov 16, 2009

    1 comment, 3 photos

    Our bus journey to Penang was uneventful also, thank god. The buses seem to be definitely a lot safer over here. As we arrived into Penang, which is north west of Malaysia, it started to absolutely pour down. Its still obviously the wet season here as it rains quite a bit and when it does, it lashes!!! We got off our bus but still had to …

    A Look Back at Penang

    A travel blog entry by boldboomer on Apr 05, 2015

    11 photos

    ... is extremely limited but beer is plentiful. Even at beach side cafes, the drink of choice is fresh coconut juice.

    On propriety, I find the women, Malay or otherwise, dress modestly. Most of the Malay women wear a scarf or a tudong which covers the head. Their faces and hands are usually bare but everything else is covered modestly. Occasionally, I saw women covered in black from head to toe with only their eyes bare or mikap as ...

    Sun, Sea, Sand and Stingers

    A travel blog entry by stingroy on Jan 18, 2015

    6 photos

    ... sea view and reading. Found a great place to eat lunch, delicious Malay / Chinese street food; very cheap. Bought a local papaya and ate it for afternoon tea. Spent more time on the beach and had a beer watching the sunset. Ate some Indian food again at the same place we had eaten the night before, and then caught the bus back to George Town and checked back in to the same hotel that we had previously been staying ...

    Back above the clouds

    A travel blog entry by wattsy on Dec 09, 2014

    3 photos

    ... but not out of earshot of the local mosque. The evening call to prayer was quite clear. I prayed that the morning call to prayer wouldn't be too early!!

    We had eaten dinner at KL airport, but wandered out to get something to drink. We didn't stray too far though this evening. It's going to take a few days to get used to the tropical heat and humidity again, and within a hundred yards of the hotel we were already ...

    Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

    A travel blog entry by caroline63 on Oct 04, 2014

    38 photos

    We travelled across from Butterworth by coach to Georgetown, Penang. We went to a local market and then onto a very ornate Chinese temple. We got back on the Orient Express in time for lunch. We spent some time in the lounge coach after lunch watching rice paddy fields and water buffalo go by. We had afternoon tea served in our berth - mushroom and fruit tartlets ...

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    The view from the balcony
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