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2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   No. 90, Siam Road, George Town, Penang Island 10140, Malaysia
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Ranked #31 of 106 George Town B&B and Inns
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good reception service, upon check in you may choose your pillow type, they will sent pillow, AC & TV control later to your room after check in. Need to have a car to be in this area or you need to walk 5 min to get a taxi since this hotel located in a small road, less parking space knowing... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Staying here for 5 days 4 nights with family. I taking the family room which have a single bed and a queen size bed. The room is big enough for us even we have a lot of luaggages. The special of this hotel is they let you to choose the pillow you prefer. You can rent a bicycle and laundry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had the tiniest double room without window. Walls are paper thin and I could hear some guy hocking up phlegm one morning and word for word conversations between some French guys on another. On the other hand the guy at reception was incredibly helpful with plenty of great advice on where to eat, drink what to see, busses to catch... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked So Hotel after reading a few positive reviews. The hotel is located not too far from the center of Georgetown. Most things are within walking distance or a short commute. We arrived around 6 o'clock after indulging ourselves with ice sherbet drink and cucur udang(prawn fritters) near Chowrasta Bazaar. When we arrived, there were no parking but the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

parking places provide without additional changes, bathroom is clean, staff are friendly and the manager who willing to share resource on where to visit and eat. strategic location. overall is fine, recommended!

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Shah Alam
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28 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is my 3rd stay at SO Hotel (I do think it represents fantastic value for money). Unfortunately, standards seem to have slipped a bit. There was a terrible stink of durians on Level 3 where my room was and my bathroom had no toilet roll at all (not even the cardboard core). Overall, it still comes recommended but management... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Having fun at SO Hotel...Good room with a huge window..a really nice bathroom..friendly staffs..overall is so much funtastic stayed in SO Hotel for 2 nights..would like to stay there again if i come to Penang again

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The staff are super friendly. They are definitely a useful resource to ask where to visit and eat. They can help you to a taxi and tell you what the price should be, avoiding some bad taxi driver to taking advantage of you. The room is basic but clean.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My family and I did not make any booking prior our arrival in Penang. Just happened to come across this budget hotel while we're bushing around Georgetown looking for best budget hotel. Just cost us RM120 for triple room/night. Have few free parking lots (first come first serve basis). The street just near shopping malls (1st Avenue / Prangin Mall/... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Wow what can I say , this hotel is great the customer service is 100% outstanding . Attention is detail is fantastic and I can definitely say that they go out of their way to help you get the service you require . The gentleman I think who is the owner is super friendly and really looks after he's customers.... More 

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Address: No. 90, Siam Road, George Town, Penang Island 10140, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — SO Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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