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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting with the positive, the hotel building is lovely with aspirations of being a traditional house that tours would visit. That is about the end of the positive On arrival you will be fortunate to find a member of staff except the poor barman sitting in his empty bar watching reruns of football matches on tv. Food, when it exists,... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am horrified at the lack of professionalism in this hotel. I arrived to be greeted by exceptionally rude receptionists who made me feel incompetent and as though I am not worthy of their time. I am shocked that you would treat a paying customer that way!! I then got up to my room which was covered in ants, with... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
64 helpful votes 64 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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