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Kim Haus Loft Georgetown, Penang

Kim Haus Loft - A Unique Stay in Georgetown, Penang

When it comes to finding a unique place to stay in Georgetown, Penang, Kim Haus Loft is a gem that stands out. Nestled in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site, Kim Haus Loft isn’t just a hotel; it’s an experience that marries the old-world charm with modern-day comforts.

I had the chance of staying overnight and was wowed by the buzz of the past seamlessly blending with the present. Let’s take a deep dive into what makes Kim Haus Loft a must-visit destination in Penang.


Kim Haus Loft, Georgetown Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

Kim Haus Loft is situated on Campbell Street, one of the oldest streets in George Town. The location is perfect for exploring the cultural and historical landmarks of the city.

You’re just a stone’s throw away from famous attractions such as the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, and the vibrant street art that Georgetown is renowned for. The hotel is also conveniently located near local eateries, your taste buds are in for a treat from the moment you step out.


The building that houses Kim Haus Loft has a story to tell. Once a bustling goldsmith’s workshop, this structure has been lovingly transformed into a boutique hotel that respects its storied past.

The renovation preserved original features, like exposed brick walls and rustic wooden beams, creating a space that feels both nostalgic and fresh. Its decor is a delightful mix of cultural influences, from Chinese-inspired motifs to colonial-era furnishings.

Kim Haus Loft lobby. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

The name “Kim Haus” pays homage to the building’s history as “Kim” means gold in Chinese, reflecting its glittering past.

The hotel also doubles as a goldsmith museum and art gallery. Everywhere you turn, you will see a collection of antiques, goldsmithing paraphernalia, and local artworks.

Goldsmithing equipment. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Antiques on display at Kim Haus Loft, Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Goldsmithing equipment at Kim Haus Loft, Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

At the lobby, you’ll find booklets explaining the things that you see in the hotel. Apparently, Kim Haus has one of the biggest vault rooms in Penang that will only unlock itself at a designated time.

If the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor activities, you can easily spend a few hours marveling at the interesting exhibits here.

Copyright: Ummi Nadrah


Each room at Kim Haus Loft is a unique blend of industrial-chic decor, featuring stylish furniture and thoughtful amenities that ensure comfort.

While they have double rooms and suites, there are also single rooms with shared bathrooms, perfect for solo or budget travelers. I stayed in a Deluxe Loft with a private bathroom.

Deluxe loft at Kim Haus Loft, Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

What impressed me the most was how they optimized the space. In such a tiny area, they managed to fit in a double bed, bathroom, washbasin, and even a workspace with a desk and chair.

To top it off, the room rates are so wallet-friendly. The Deluxe Loft starts at RM85 per night, while the single rooms can go as low as RM66 per night. 

Amenities & Services

The hotel features a unique outdoor gym with basic equipment (some were in disrepair when I visited). Although I’m not one for going to the gym when traveling, or ever at all, it’s good to know that it’s there in the unlikely event that I suddenly feel the urge to work out.

Outdoor gym at Kim Haus Loft. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

Long-term travelers would be happy to learn that there’s a self-service laundry room with washing machines and irons. Now, you no longer need to pay extra to get your clothes clean and pressed.

Laundry room. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

Aside from the onsite bar and restaurant, there are also plenty of other sitting areas for you to hang out with friends or meet new people.

Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Copyright: Ummi Nadrah


One of the highlights of staying at Kim Haus Loft is the culinary experience. Right in front of the lobby, the hotel’s restaurant offers a diverse menu, featuring both local and international dishes.

Whether you’re in the mood for traditional Penang cuisine or something more contemporary, the restaurant has something to satisfy every palate.

Kim Haus cafe / restaurant. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Breakfast at Kim Haus Loft, Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

Some room rates are inclusive of breakfast, which is also served here, with your choice of freshly brewed coffee or tea. And the breakfast is good too — not just some toast with butter and jam. What a great way to fuel yourself up before exploring the city!

As the day winds down, head to the bar on the second floor for a relaxing drink. The lounge offers a laid-back vibe, perfect for mingling with other travelers or simply enjoying the live music.

The bar and lounge at Kim Haus Loft. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah
Nice place to chill at Kim Haus Loft, Penang. Copyright: Ummi Nadrah

Watch my Kim Haus experience here:

Final Thoughts

Kim Haus Loft is not just a place to stay; it’s a destination in itself. The unique blend of historical charm and modern amenities makes it a standout choice for travelers.

Even though the rooms are rather small, it’s perfect for those seeking an affordable, clean, and comfortable place to stay with no frills.

Whether or not you decide to spend the night here, Kim Haus Loft is still a place worth visiting the next time you’re in Georgetown, Penang.

Kim Haus Loft

9 & 11, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Phone: +60164163515

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