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Banana Boutique Hotel

422 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All rpund terrible hotel...Horrible "buffet" food...no tv reception (only 1 channel) spoke to staff said they would move me to another room....staff never came back...useless staff at hotel.useless internet..would not recommend this place to anybody

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

the hotel is really look vintage it's a nice hotel their food is also good they have lot of statue inside it's look like an old house inside but it's really nice even it's a little bit scary at night. :) but it's good

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Thank DerickaRose
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Rooms are spacious but sparsely furnished with no elevator to. Rooms do have air conditioning but they do not work very well. We also found bed bugs in our room and after some discussions with our tour guide it was decide that we move to another hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The room i stayed was not bad, it was spacious. The WiFi signal was strong but unstable. Breakfast was fine, but still need to walk a couple of meters for breakfast going to the main hotel. The thing i hated most in this hotel is the smell of the hallway, it was irritating my nose very much.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Arrived and dumped our bags on the beds went out for several hours came back to find that our bags and beds were crawling with bed bugs. Had to throw several things away, get things cleaned and bug spray all our things. When informed staff after allot of questions we were given another room but told that we had to... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A converted warehouse in Georgetown, huge doors and interesting furniture. Quirky, boutique style hotel. Food is nothing special, small bar in the front by the road, but interesting location on Chulia St in old part of Penang.

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Thank bubbsieAuckland
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The place is old, simple and bare but the architecture and inlaid wall decorations of mother of pearls are simply amazing. This place is rich with old peranakan look and feel so it is a nice place to stay if you're attracted to old gorgeous mansions. I know that they've kept away the antiques when they opened this place up... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Everything like location, staff, room service and cleanliness, breakfast and sharing area like lobby, restaurant was good. Just a little bit WiFi was slow. General speaking this hotel is really recommended.

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Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

this is a great location for the hotel but is horrible parking bay for guest, wont more than ten, and is only park at front door with busy road just beside. reception is no aircond, no frinedly n no smile. whole building is hot and room air cond is gt sound n not cold as well...first time i stayed hotel... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We've stayed at Banana around 6 times and absolutely love it. Like many reviewers on here have pointed out, the hotel helps with visa processing for travelers coming from Thailand. But this is one of the things we loved about it, they have helped us on multiple occasions get our visas processed quickly. The hotel is gorgeous inside and out,... More 

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