Friday, July 01, 2016

Rainhill Guesthouse @ Penang 槟城的雨山民宿


My good friend and food blogger Criz recommended me this Rainhill Guesthouse in Penang. He was quite secretive about the place, did not tell me much, just said that it is conveniently located in Georgetown and has easy access to food and transport. :D

I took the public transport from Penang Airport to Komtar bus station and walked to the guesthouse which was housed in a heritage area. It was not difficult to find.


I was a little hesitant when I saw Rainhill Cafe instead of a guesthouse. I pushed open the glass doors and it was like I just stepped into a jungle. The whole guesthouse was creatively decorated with cardboard animals and art like a jungle. And most of the furniture were made from cardboard.


We just couldn't resist posing with the handcrafted accessories and unique interior. My hubby tried sitting on the cardboard chairs and stools. They held up despite his weight. LOL


Jason, the young owner of the guesthouse, came to greet us and bring us to our room. We had the Zebra room with ensuite bathroom. The room is small but since we were out most of the time, it was perfect for us.

Pleasantly surprised to see the bed is made of cardboard too. I was a little apprehensive whether it could withstand our weight and bed exercises. haha.....

There are clean sheets and towels .... most important is there are no unpleasant smells or stains.

The bathroom is tiny. Glad both my hubby and I lost much weight, or else it would be too small to fit us.


Lovely decor and a quiet place although the guesthouse was fully booked. Free wifi, we like to sit in the living room in the mornings and at nights to read our emails. The walls are not sound proof so we were careful not to speak too loudly.

We could almost find everything we need in the living room - hairdryer, stationery, sewing kit, first aid....etc.


Simple breakfast with a choice of bread, cereals or biscuits are provided daily. Coffee and tea are available throughout the day. There is a hot and cold water dispenser.

We could do some simple cooking and use the crockery, and it is courtesy to wash them and return them to their respective places after use.

Laundry service is available.


I had a peek at the other rooms - Reindeer and Elephant - when the guests checked out. The Elephant room is the largest and can accommodate 4 people. Two rooms are rented out to long term boarders.

There are some famous night hawkers several doors away from the guesthouse. We tried the food one night and found them delicious. Will write about them in another post.

我们在槟城的住宿是一间好特别的民宿, 摆设装饰都是以纸皮艺术为主题。看看这些家俬如桌子, 椅子, 化妆台, 书架, 甚至床都是纸皮制作的。这些有趣的创意作品。咖啡厅创意的装潢, 仿佛走进一座森林, 好好看喔!

雨山民宿座落在乔治镇, 地点很好靠近市区, 步行15分钟就是巴士总站, 想去古迹景点或是槟城有名小吃也很方便。

房间干净整洁,空调, WIFI, 咖啡和茶都齐全,每天供应简单早餐, 住在这里犹如置身家中。

RainHill Guesthouse 雨山民宿
No.61, Lebuh Presgrave Pulau Pinang, 10300.
Phone Number: +60124318583.
Contact person : Jason

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