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SO Hotel

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No. 90, Siam Road, George Town, Penang Island 10140, Malaysia
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Ranked #46 of 150 George Town B&B and Inns
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service from the reception once we entered the lobby, he briefly introduced us the hotel, the pillows and the shampoo bar. He introduced us all the must try food around the hotel and even gave suggestion for breakfast. He is being very helpful by asking if i need a hairdryer and iron. We stayed in family room with 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I was there during the school holiday and had a pleasant stay. First we got a normal cramped up room. Then the manager informed us that he is willing to give us another room. He gave us a bigger and satisfying room. The staffs were very friendly especially Mr Leon who always advices us on the good foods in Penang.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Great value and great staff. Hotel staff were very helpful during my stay. They were providing the tips of good local food. Room is clean but the sound proof is not so pleasure. Parking lot is provided as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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 February 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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