• Thursday , 19 October 2017

Malaysia Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 20 April 2017

Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country. Another resource for accommodation is iOverlander (http://www.ioverlander.com). We share all our accommodation on iOverlander.

THE NOBLE
Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

GPS: 5.418400, 100.337653
Cost: 57 Ringgit (US$12.82) per night for a double with air conditioning
Dates stayed: 12-16 March, 22 March– 1 April 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Cool
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: An old hotel in the center of the UNESCO district (the Noble is an institution…Mike stayed here in 1990). The hotel has been refreshed (no pealing paint) with tiled walls and dropped ceiling. It is clean. The room includes a sink and shower but no toilet; shared toilets. It has good wifi and very secure parking especially for motorcycles as they are brought into the lobby/courtyard area. They do not have a website and are not on any online booking but you can contact them via email at, nobleteoh@yahoo.com

WESTWOOD HIGHLAND – tent camping
Kuala Terla, Malaysia

Website: http://www.westwoodhighland.com
GPS: 4.556544, 101.418587
Cost: 20 Ringgit (US$4.50) to camp in the garden
Dates stayed: 17 March and 20-21 March 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: This is a nice hostel on a flower farm, the hostel is relatively new and laid out beautifully. But, there were too many beds for how much private space there is. We were there when it was a holiday week and the place was crowded with kids during the day and then drinking young adults into the night. With a tent we couldn’t get away from noise. There is a nice kitchen to use and common areas (in and outside) for sitting and relaxing. Filtered water is available for drinking. There is only room for one small/medium sized tent.

HAN RAINFOREST RESORT
Kuala Tahan, Malaysia

Website: http://www.han-rainforestresort.com/#1
GPS: 4.380990, 102.405994
Cost: 90 Ringgit (US$20.24) per night
Dates stayed: 18-19 March 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: The 90 Ringgit per night was for their budget double room with shared bathroom and air conditioning. The room was tiny and very thin walls with many rooms crowded together so it was noisy. There is on demand water heaters. The toilet area was kept clean. There was secure motorcycle parking (parking area big enough for vans as well). We didn’t book ahead and it was a holiday weekend so our first choice hotel was full – I would recommend first looking at Teresek Hotel (in the center of town) that has parking for motorcycles and you get much more for your money (private bathroom, balcony, and larger room). There was wifi but we didn’t try it.

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