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2 Lorong Permai 5 Taman Bukit Gambier, Gelugor, Penang Island 11700 Malaysia
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#2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Gelugor

Finding an ideal family-friendly small hotel in Gelugor does not have to be difficult. Welcome to R Residence, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a desk.

R Residence features a coffee shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to R Residence, parking is available.

If you like Asian restaurants, R Residence is conveniently located near Genting cafe and Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant.

R Residence puts the best of Gelugor at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
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fundoms2 wrote a review Mar. 2018
Zurich, Switzerland20 contributions8 helpful votes
Upon booking we were told that we either confirm our arrival time within 2 hours or we will lose the booking. Since we were in a flight from Kuala Lumpur it was short enough that we would still be able to confirm but when we did so, we were told to let them know 20min before arrival by phone. Obviously travelling one never knows how traffic goes and possibly doesn't have a Malaysian phone to confirm. Well ok...it is not a hotel, however it is not our first homestay neither..a bit of flexibility should be expected from the operators...anyways, we used the cab drivers phone and called to insure somebody is there with the keys to let us in...so the cleaning lady without a word of English handed us the keys, took the money and gone she was. No explanation on the house, the amenities or the surroundings. Not exactly a home stay environment neither... When the internet didn't work (2days) and the shower was dripping (2nights)we tried to call the owner/operators who didn't pick up the phone, nor returned our calls. Since the internet didn't work we couldn't write her either. The bathroom could definitely use a new bathroom door (completely moldy) a good cleaning and there was some ants in the room. The location is far out of town so you will definitely need to plan a lot of time for taxi or have your own car. The TV has no English stations, hence useless for any non local people. The washing machine and kitchen are a nice feature, however by the time you pay for taxis, you may as well stay in town and miss the traffic and taxi expenses.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
aruldazs wrote a review Mar. 2017
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Brand new and the price is affordable. Great place to stay for short trip when you in Penang . Recommend triple deluxe room for group of 4 people as it's comes with balcony and more privacy . Clean and tidy .
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
jeju2015 wrote a review Feb. 2017
Kajang, Malaysia49 contributions16 helpful votes
Excellent cleanliness and facilities provided. Good location can reach all corners in Penang . Easily access and the area is quite with good sleeping quality. Shops & hawkers are around which is very convinient.
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Date of stay: February 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Check in early to enjoy the homestay!
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Samandaiwen wrote a review Jan. 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia199 contributions14 helpful votes
With the price of room, it is absolutely value for money. Although is not located at the center of Georgetown, but i very convenient if u have car. Parking space available. Quiet place to stay for a night or two.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MomoeJane wrote a review Jan. 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions2 helpful votes
A luxury hotel room in a house. My children can easily adjust to the house environment because it's comfy and homey. The king-size bed with soft comforter are suitable for toddlers/kids and mommy to snug in and a super single bed for daddy to rest his head after a long drive. The bathroom has no bath tub but there are 2 types of shower heads available, hand-held and rain shower head. There is kitchen but we simply bought our breakfast from the food court just 2 minutes over the road. Washing machine is also available but it was placed on top floor so we can hang dry our clothes on the roof top balcony. There is bathroom on the ground floor so no need to run to own room or rush others in case of 'nature calls'. Most important, cleanliness is well kept. No need to google what to eat or where to go because Ah Lim is generously share his knowledge on Penang foodies and attractions and they are worth trying.
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book or request room on 1st floor in advance if there is elderly in the family trip.
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US$202 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGelugor
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Frequently Asked Questions about R Residence
Which popular attractions are close to R Residence?
Nearby attractions include Penang House of Music (5.7 km), Pinang Peranakan Mansion (6.8 km), and The Habitat Penang Hill (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at R Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and a coffee shop.
Which room amenities are available at R Residence?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
Is parking available at R Residence?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to R Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treffpunkt, Salsas Penang, and Cheang Kee.
Are there any historical sites close to R Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (6.3 km), George Town (6.3 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (6.7 km).