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Red Inn Heritage

15 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #65 of 147 George Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Red Heritage Inn for one night as a layover hotel. We stayed in a private double room with air condition and shared bathroom for 55 Rp per night. The room and bathrooms were standard and clean - no problem with sharing. The room price includes breakfast but it is not big, just toast with butter and... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first two nights at this place were fine, however on the third day I noticed little lines of raised bumps which were red and terribly itchy. Googled the symptoms and it appeared that they might be bed bug bites. An inspection of the sheets revealed lots of little black spots which are apparently also consistent with an infestation. Confirmation... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late in Georgetown and needed a place to stay for one night until we could find a longer term place to stay. Red Inn Heritage had a room available on the first floor towards the back. The shared bathrooms behind it were dirty and disgusting. Water didn't drain properly. For hours we lay awake at night hearing the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst experience I had in South-East Asia so far. Average wifi, 4 of the 6 showers don't work, very dirty under the beds. Staff was lazy, had to get angry so I could have light or power in a dorm with no windows. They left a family with young kids without AC the whole day, since they had a window,... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You definitly can feel the soul of this old building. Not so much of the staff, unfortunately. However, they are doing their job and the place is absolutely clean. Impressive, given the price. This hostel is in Lovelane. The backpacker street of penang. Perfect place to talk with other travelers around a beer

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good WiFi. Good location to enjoy heritage walk. Comfortable and basic enough to stay at, had a single room with double bed big enough for two persons. Didn't bother with breakfast as many good food are around the corner.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a nice hostel, close to major attractions in Penang. The main area was very dimly lit, and the computers did not work; however the rooms were clean, with airconditioning, and a daily fruit breakfast. I thought that it was good value and would stay here again.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an cool little hostel with a great location. Michael and Jimmy were awesome. So much knowledge. And to have Jimmy as our taxi driver was an experience. Only downside is the fans don't keep the room all that cool at night.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I travelled with 10 other friends and we were split into 3 rooms because they couldn't accommodate us all in the dorm room. Two of my friends were upgraded to a 2 person bedroom with aircon but had to transfer the next morning to the dorm. The other four of my friends were transferred to the other Red Inn hotel... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lots of places are call RED something and this has two locations on the same street. The air condition two bunk room for four has a pull down full size cabinet built into each headboard. It would be great if Red Inn would install a simple latch so one could use their own padlock to secure their valuables. The shop... More 

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