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105, Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10100
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Based on 29 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls
(0.49 km)
(0.53 km)
Little India Penang
(0.61 km)
Thean Hou Temple
(0.66 km)
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- Backpacking
Very nice place to stay. Breakfast is simple but good. Receptionist are nice and very helpful. Overall a very nice stay and I would go back there.
- Backpacking
It was amazing tranquil and I will back there!
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Well designed adaptive-reuse gem
This is a gorgeous place to stay in locate in the heart of George Town. Sinkeh has good sized rooms and they provide a simple breakfast for guests. The ground floor is also an arts space and they have occasional events of interest.
Couples - Nov 15, 2017
Maxine B
Amazing weekend getaway
Sinkeh is a beautifully restored warehouse that is perfect for a weekend escape to George Town. The rooms and common areas are very tastefully designed with obvious attention to detail (ie. interesting magazines, coffee and tea, filtered water, tour brochures etc). The only thing missing was shampoo and conditioner for the bathrooms - also keep in mind the shower door is transparent so depends who you’re sharing the room with. Sik Them and his colleagues are incredibly kind and helpful from first booking and upon arrival. They offer a lovely breakfast and were very helpful offering excellent recommendations of cafes/restaurants/museums in the city. I wish I could have stayed longer! 5 stars all around :)
- Oct 22, 2017
Grey Y
Quiet calm and serene
I always try to get a room at Sinkeh every time I'm in George Town. They only have nine rooms in the establishment so it gets full rather quickly. But it's testament to their popularity. The quiet surroundings really makes a difference if you're a traveller who wants some peace and deep sleep away from the backpackers - which I am. The green landscaping of the airwell garden (where guests have breakfast) is so pleasant in the mornings! The host is always entertaining. Sinkeh also is designed as an arts space where they have an intimate theatre space.
Business - Jul 30, 2017
Simply a gem in Penang.
What can I say! This place ticks all the boxes in terms of location, customer service, amenities and convenience; contributing to such a memorable time in Penang. I arrived to Sinkeh very late in the evening due to my flight and Sek Thim was prompt and friendly, provided extensive information about the area and welcomed me to my room. The room has a minimal feel but with everything you need storage and bathroom wise. I don't think you can find a place as unique as this. The team are also around day and night to have a chat and help you out. The location is central to food markets, museums, art district and more and there are great areas in the hotel to chill out if you need a tranquil escape. You can clearly tell my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as we checked out to fly to KL. Only to abandon our time there to return and stay here again for another week. It is simply not possible to stay anywhere else when in Penang! Thank you so much for having such a beautiful place.
Couples - Mar 9, 2017
Yi H
Splendid Minimalist Guest House
Host Sek was welcoming and wonderful, offering advice on where to go eat, shop, drink and lounge locally. Location is walking distance from most destinations we wanted to see, or a short car ride. Space was beautiful and thoughtfully designed. Natural lighting was well thought out for all 3 floors. Goldfish pond and plants provide tranquil spot for relaxing, reading, etc. Pretty clean overall. Would definitely come back. Great value for money!
Couples - Feb 19, 2017
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Hotel only accepts guests with minimum age of 12.

Deposit is required during check-in using cash

A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 10.00 /room per night

Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • WiFi in public area
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      Sinkeh is located in area / city Georgetown.

      The guesthouse has a very good location, also near the Penang International Airport (PEN), which is only 14.5 km away.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls within 0.49 km, and Penang Rainbow SkyWalk @ Komtar within 0.52 km.

      About Sinkeh

      When staying at a guesthouse, the design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. With its unique setting, Sinkeh provides a pleasant accommodation for your stay.

      Experience a unique stay at the historical building of Sinkeh, which you rarely find in other places.

      WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

      Sinkeh is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

      Hotel may accept Late check out, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

      Please refer to below hotel's rule before you proceed with bookings.

      i. Check-in counter is operating from 1400 hours - 1800 hours daily. If you plan or are scheduled to check-in later than 1800 hours, please contact hotel at least 24 hours before your arrival to have smooth check-in.

      ii. Hotel has right to reject same-day booking after 1730 hours due to safety & security purpose.

      iii. Sinkeh is a special accommodation surrounded by valuable & fragile art pieces & antiques. All guests are welcomed to view. However, if there is any damage, Sinkeh has full authority to take legal action.

      iv. MYR 100 cash will be collected as room key and damage deposit. This fee is not included in room rates and is refundable.

      v. There is a special four-legged staff in this property. Her name is Luna. Don't worry, she won't bite.

      vi. Effective from 1st April 2015, Penang Government has implemented Local Government Fee, which will be collected upon arrival from guest directly upon check-in. The fee is range from MYR 2 to MYR 3 per room per night based on hotel type. This fee is not included in room rates.

      Pets are NOT allowed.

      Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

      Breakfast time start from 08:00 until 10:00.

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