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Hotel Penaga

4.0 of 5 Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed three nights in a Hutton room.This was very different from the modern hotels we visited on our trip.It was decorated in the old Malay style including a large four poster bed.Breakfast needs to improve but was ok for a few days.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently stayed 4 nights at the Hotel Penaga. The rooms were decorated with antique Malaysian furniture but had ultramodern bathrooms. The public rooms and the gardens surrounding the lap pool were lovely. The staff were very friendly and obliging and the reception staff, in particular, were very helpful with information on what to see etc. The hotel was only... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really charming hotel with a superb location right next to the main street. A short walk to everything and friendly staff more than willing to give you some tips. The rooms was spacious, clean, and had everything you would want in your room. The breakfast was ok but nothing more. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the artwork... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

several other reviews state it all. I only want to add two things : Firstly we had a room at the back so absolutely no noise from outside however as it is wooden flooring it really did sound like a herd of elephants upstairs. Secondly I am getting very tired of the fashion of glass doors to bathrooms that open... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Penaga for 2 nights and three days and very recently so, before Malayasia was hotting up and fortunately close to the Chinese New Year.The rooms were roomy and the complimentary drinks in the icebox/minifridge was a wecome gesture which many hotels do not offer complimentary. What most reviews failed to state about the property is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Penaga for 3 nights during a 3 week trip to Malaysia. The hotel is in a great location and Georgetown itself is so easy to get around. The hotel staff were welcoming and friendly and all the public areas and rooms are well maintained. The artwork around the hotel is lovely and it was nice to... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in may and had a wonderful time. The rooms are beautiful and quirky. Our room had a separate lounge area and a spa bath, plenty of room. Coffee and tea were provided plus a coffee pod machine, which was a nice touch. The pool area was small but it did the job, when you need a swim... More 

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PenagaH, Owner at Hotel Penaga, responded to this review

Dear Holidaymama, Thank you for taking time to write to us. We are in the midst of revamping and changing our restaurant menu. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon. Regards Karen Owner Representative More 

Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conveniently located in the city and within UNESCO World Heritage site, there is so much things to explore. From 1 bedroom to 2 bedrooms, all the bathroom is equip with Jacuzzi. If you're looking for an classic cum modern style hotel, you may opt for this boutique hotel set in this post war double storey terraces & shop houses. Would... More 

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Millom, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The hotel is central to Georgetown and is therefore convenient for restaurants, bars and shopping. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful as is the norm in Malaysia in our experience. The furniture is an interesting mixture of the old and the new, but was very comfortable and provided an interesting experience. The room was very big as was the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed in one of the Clarke Terraces, spacious two storey, two bedroom, two bathroom apartments, charmingly decorated with great art collection (each piece described in the hotel book in your room). They're lovely accommodations. A central courtyard is beautifully planted out and provides a tranquil heart to the hotel - a botanical guide in the hotel book in your... More 

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PenagaH, Owner at Hotel Penaga, responded to this review

Dear Evie 10123, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are so glad you had a good experience with us. We will be renovating soon and upgrading our facilities. We hope you will come back and visit us soon. Regards Karen Owner Rep More 

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Address: Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Penaga 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Hotel Penaga Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#7 Romantic Hotel in George Town
#8 Family Hotel in George Town

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