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Hotel Royal Penang

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No. 3 Jalan Larut, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

room is quite small and old. quite centrally located and near to malls. dinner is good at the hotel but breakfast is average. staffs are rather arrogant. maybe because I'm backpacking they don't think i can afford to stay there lol

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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

clean and tidy room, everything worked, good views to the west, but windows could have been cleaner. We chose not to eat our included breakfast as the dining room had the air conditioning set so low I needed two jumpers to avoid frostbite. Excellent location though, cheap to get taxi to and from here, helpful staff and awesome food right... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the hotel is average, but the surrounding area is quite good with beautiful eating places. We had a good and yummy fish soup noodles at the fish soup restaurant. There is one Gay Pub take note

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Helpful staff, very fast moving lifts, comfortable room, old school feel, clean Cons Ordered a double bed but came as two combined single beds, toilet bowl didn't come with water pipe, feels a little dusty.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, i see quite friendly bell boy to help us getting the luggages. The design is quite old and dark. The lights are dim in the lobby, making sleepy impression of the staffs. The room is okay, not dirty, but not clean but enjoyable. Wifi is excellent. I would suggest changing the lights at all places in hotel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I choose this Hotel due to StarCruise Libra trip. The room is dusty and carpet is dirty. Is is a small room & nothing great about this hotel. The service is so-so especially the front liner need attend the customer service skill training. Breakfast is ok, standard buffet style. Location was good for me & near to supermarket. Basically I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I personally feel the rooms were comfortable. The only comments i would say 1. The mobile network coverage is very very poor in this hotel. Can't really get any incoming calls and also cant do any outgoing calls. 2. The breakfasts variety is very less. Only same meals been served everyday. Choices of food should be increased. other then thats... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was afraid by those comments previously showing the bad condition if the hotel room after I booked through agoda site. I booked deluxe room through agoda at the very last minute however the room provided is clean and comfortable. The room comes with sufficient facilities with also iron & ironing board, mending kit. The building is slightly old especially... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The best moment I had at the hotel was when I first step down from my car. We were "welcomed" by a bouncer wannabe. True, he is responsible for valet and traffic. But it doesn't mean he can't smile and greet anyone, especially us guests. The moment I opened the car door, he held it (the door) and ask me... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Dated and tired hotel. Make my business trip very tired. Cannot rest well as the room is dusty and carpet is dirty. Will not check in to this hotel anymore. Breakfast is ok, standard buffer style. Only good thing is there is a Supermarket link to the hotel. Walk straight down and you can find some eateries.

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Address: No. 3 Jalan Larut, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 237
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