23 Love Lane

Location: Malaysian Islands | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Stepping through a beautifully restored Chinese gate, in UNESCO heritage Georgetown, you’ll find a collection of period properties that make up 23 Love Lane. Each reflects the town’s diverse history, and with a tranquil courtyard garden at their heart, they promise a peaceful retreat in one of Malaysia’s most fascinating towns.
Perfect forEclectic souls who want a character-packed base in the UNESCO-heritage capital.
In the knowTry some of 23 Love Lane’s home-made nutmeg juice – a speciality in Penang.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


Situated in the heart of George Town, the multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang.

Rooms at 23 Love Lane

From the marzipan-coloured Indian Shophouse, which is ideal for families, to the peaceful Chinese-Indian garden rooms, you’ll have plenty to choose from amongst the charming heritage properties. Each represents a different period in architectural design, with hand-picked antiques, colonial-style shutters, and high ceilings which give a real feeling of space.

Food and facilities

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon-tea in the gardens, and then in the evenings the Chinese-Indian terrace is the perfect place for cocktails. There is also a restaurant at 23 Love Lane, but anyone visiting Georgetown will be far more interested in the amazing hawker street food.

Activities at 23 Love Lane

Chow down on some of the world’s best hawker street food, which includes delicious fried noodles with manta prawns, spicy Nonya salads – and several other delicious dishes that are totally unique to Penang. After this you can hop in one of the flower-strewn trishaws to visit the ornate Chinese temples; learn about Baba heritage in the beautifully restored mansions, and head to the stilted houses on the waterfront for a taste of modern life.

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