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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed there because of my visa run. For that reason the hotel is ok, but I would not stay there for holidays. If you stay at this hotel, because of a visa run the hotel might be full. The breakfast is very standard and not much to offer, but I did not pay that much as it was included in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I don't expect for the hotel appearance to be grand because we did not book for it personally but our agency for our visa run.I was happy to settle with the room because it will keep me safe for a night in Malaysia.Turning things around was the level of service given by their FO staff.The story goes like this: Coming... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We arrived when George Town was full to capacity and Banana Boutique was a port in the storm. The hotel is well located, rooms adequate for the price and quiet. the rooms are very average.The breakfast is poor. The hotel appears to survive on regular groups arriving on visa runs from Thailand. the reception staff were helpful and accommodating. I... 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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