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Banana Boutique Hotel

422 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was deeply humiliated by the so-called manager behavior who worked morning shift on 23 February. The lady of probably a Chinese origin (not sure) who called herself a manager and refused to tell her name shouted and laughed in my face kept interrupting all the time and never let me finish my complaint. The complaint was-that instead of giving... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done this trip twice now, and this hotel is such a convenient stop as part of the Banana/TVR visa run. They have shed light on visa mysteries for us and saved us some loot in doing so. Pretty cool.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the Banana Boutique Hotel for the first time two months ago on a "border run" to Penang from Thailand. I found the staff gruff to the point of rude, but I realized they were very busy and under a lot of pressure. The room I was assigned to after a 3-hour wait (not their fault, as they have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I came here because I booked a visarun with a company called TVR visarun in phuket. I will try to post a review of TVR visarun service as well, so check if interested. So when out minivan arrived at this place I wasn't expecting it to be FULL of visarun people. I am talking about 50 tired people trying to... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hoorible and expensive service! When i arrived there, the indians staffs were really rude, and proud. The room that i entered was horribly smoked, even thought i asked for a non smoking room. When i asked for a change, the staffs spoke up loud and kind of shouted saying that they cant change it. The toilet in my room had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Our stay here was good because this hotel is located at the heart of George town, Penang Our room is so spacious, clean and have wifi inside at out of the hotel, breakfast and dinner was good westernized cuisine,Asian cuisine I would like to complained the rudeness of the morning shift reception Indian staff. The owner is visible to the... More 

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Phuket
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We've stayed in a few not so great places in George Town, and heard terrible stories about a few more, and that's the main reason we've been to Banana Boutique twice now, and we will stay there again. It's not that it's anything great, more that it's better than the alternatives that are a similar price. The rooms are adequate.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fantastic staff, owner too.... good rooms with a retro' style.... I was there with my two sons and we get a triple room. i love the shower room.... colored glass everywhere. The restaurant was exellent and with various kind of food. We taste our "tiger beer" and the ambience was fantastic... in the middle of famous Chiula street.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband n I were disappointed with the ground floor room cos: 1. Not well lit as only got 2 wall lights 2. Got mosquitoes flying n when I told the reception, they said will spray later but did not do so 3. No tooth brush n tooth paste provided 4. Did not get to enjoy the breakfast as restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I stayed at the banana hotel for a night, for thai visa purposes. I can't say nothing bad about it: room was clean, I had 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels. Shower was hot, I only had to find the boiler power switcher. for dinner and in the morning we had a call from the reception, so I didn't... More 

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Address: 422 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
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