New Delhi, India
February 22, 2004
Café 747’s shortcomings didn’t bother us much, as we found a nice place to eat across the road (more on this later). And anyway, our room at the YMCA more than made up for it. An air-conditioned double room (which cost us RM67 a night), it had wide windows overlooking a pretty park filled with orange, flowering, flamboyant trees. The room was spacious, and had a TV, an electric kettle, running hot and cold water in the attached bathroom. Very comfortable and clean, although the corridor outside was a trifle too dark and daily evening jive-and-ballroom classes in the gym downstairs made it a noisy place to be in.
Despite all that: the YMCA’s a good place to stay; and what’s better, reservations can be made online (which is what we did), by sending an e-mail to YMCA Penang.
From journal Penang: The Real McCoy