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Banana Boutique Hotel

422 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
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Ranked #57 of 103 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014
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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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Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, Banana Boutique Hotel treats guests like they never expect to see them again. In this case they won't. Read on for the details or save some time and search for another hotel instead. Only gets a star because Tripadvisor requires it. Mosquitoe infested dank dark room (and that was after paying for an upgrade). Towels old and thin and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean enough, but the Air con was not working very well and the receptionist was extremely rude to us or not hospitable enough. I would definitely not recommend travellers to stay at this hotel despite the great location as there are still a lot of great hotels in the surroundings which may offer better accommodation with great... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This hotel is right on Chulia Street, but set back off the street a bit, so it is pretty quiet in the rooms. You can easily walk anywhere in the historic district, and buses to outlying areas all stop near the corner. Lot's of street food options on Chulia St. at night, and also many good restaurant options within walking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The room is small but clean. The staff's are ok. But the management should be aware of the mosquitoes at the hotel. I didn't slept for 2 nights because of it. I complained about it and they gave me a mosquito spray but each time that we are going in and out of the room the mosquitos from the fish... More

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Patong, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not a bad little place. Cheap, clean, close to local pubs etc. Good place for stopping over in Georgetown if you are on a visa trip for a Thai Visa! Can either get a room on arrival, but try Tripadvisor or Agoda for a better rate!

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Phuket, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

located in an old mansion, the rooms are around an internal courtyard and small with the bathroom added inside as an afterthought. Small fat screen tv. POOR INTERNET, not great water pressure Great location. Overpriced for what you get Typical American breakfast with hot dogs not bacon or sausage every other day a buffet breakfast when the visa vans come... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was in George Town without a room and then Indian lady kindly got me a room even when she didn't have a room at first. I'm not sure what arrangement she did. The boutique hotel is not very boutique but I likes the wooden floors, the interesting stained glass windows and Chinese idols around the place. However there is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel is situated in a great location in Georgetown, and is closed to the various attractions that Georgetown is famous for. The exterior deco is more modern, while the interior retains the old chinese look which may not be friendly for some tourists. The room is clean and it comes with a comfortable bed, flat screen tv and high... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days due to check in problem at my initial hotel. Most of the popular decent Georgetown hotels are fully booked due to public holiday. The staff is friendly enough to offer me solutions despite the hotel is also nearly at full capacity. Definitely not a boutique hotel. Room looked kind of old but is spacious and... More

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Port Fairy, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had 5 nights here and it was let down by the boring and never changing breakfast menu. Great location, good room and clean. A popular place for the visa run from the north. Staff were friendly but such a pity about the breakfast

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Address: 422 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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