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About this listing

Experience pure tranquillity in the middle of Georgetown's Heritage Core Zone and little India in the house that belonged to Koh Lay Huan!

The space

East Indies is a distinctive boutique heritage property in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage Core Zone in Georgetown.

This former residence of Koh Lay Huan, a founding father of Penang, has been painstakingly restored to transport guests back in time to reside in the private mansion of a prominent wealthy merchant in 18th century Penang. The history of the House of Koh Lay Huan and its restoration process are carefully documented and available for guests to peruse.

Surrounding two tranquil internal courtyards, each of the seven luxuriously curated and air-conditioned suites is spacious and private. Beautifully appointed antique furnitures, historical relics, artworks and books immerse guests in the storied history of this romantic heritage masterpiece. Completing the property is a large central dining area and functional kitchen quarter in the rear of the house.

Perfectly located on China Street, also known as "Tua Kay" or Main Street in the Chinese Hokkien dialect, East Indies is within walking distance of major heritage icons in Georgetown. The area is known for being Georgetown's melting pot of ethnic diversity and the cultural heartbeat of Penang.

Our hosts are ready to help personalize an exclusive journey through Penang's rich cultural heritage, starting with an exclusive stay in a living, breathing piece of history - East Indies: The House of Koh Lay Huan

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Our hosts are ready to help personalize an exclusive journey through Penang's rich cultural heritage, starting with an exclusive stay in a living, breathing piece of history - East Indies: The House of Koh Lay Huan

Other things to note

Once in Penang.
Must try our local Penang Food. :)


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Our cancellation policy at East Indies is very simple.

No-show: 100% Charged
Within 7 days: 100% Charged
Cancellations have to be made on the corresponding email address only. Please see our email address on the CONTACT US page. Otherwise no cancellation will be entertained.

We do not accept Cancellations over the phone.

Any no show will be treated as a late cancellation and will incur the full rental amount as specified in the confirmation letter.

Failure to arrive at East Indies will be treated as a No-Show and will incur the full rental amount as specified in the confirmation letter.

What happens if we want to leave before our booked departure date?
Early departures will result in a penalty of a one night's rental charges.

What is our Check in- Check Out policy?
Our Standard check-in time is 1500hours and check-out time is 1200noon. However, should there be an early arrival or a late departure, the request will be arranged subject to availability.
- Early check-in is by request only and not guaranteed.
- Late check-out must be coordinated with East Indies if it is available.

However, if you expect to arrive early in the day and would like immediate access to your room, we recommend renting your room for the prior night to guarantee immediate access. Similarly, for late departures, reserving an additional night will guarantee access to your room until you depart.
If you choose not to reserve, we will be glad to store your bags.

What about pets?
Sorry! We have a no pet policy!

Can I smoke?
Sorry! No smoking in the rooms or apartments. Smoking area is limitied to the big open courtyards only.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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