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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 #35 of 115 George Town B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there jsut one night, in transit from Malaysia to Thailand. I got a nice room for quite cheap, on the upper floors, with large windows. The room was relatively clean and functional. The personnel is nice and helpful, and will advise you on restaurants, sight seeing, and taxi rates (very useful!). The are several big foodcourts near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasant stay. All staff extremely informative provides plenty of information for you to get around. Its just that the location of the hotel is not the best. For a budget traveler this hotel is very good and highly recommended.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We booked using booking.com which does not anywhere specify (or at least does not at the time of writing, and did not when we booked) that some of their rooms do not have windows. Many hotels offer rooms without windows at a lower price, and declare they have rooms without windows on booking sites. It's very dishonest that this hotel... More 

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was our first stay at SO hotel. It is a budget hotel so we didn't expect much. The hotel manager was extremely welcoming and friendly at check-in. We were given the option to choose the types of pillows we'd like and some info about local landmarks and food spots. The rooms were a bit bland but there was plenty... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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