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2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   No. 90, Siam Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10140, Malaysia
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Ranked #30 of 107 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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7 reviews 7 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Never expected that the price I am paying for such a good service! 1) Counter staffs , shared all info with you of George Town, F&B , places of interest etc.... 2) Able to choose pillow 3) Although, housekeeping need more improvement, saw few strands of hairs on the beds, the brown blanket make me feel uneasy... When I requested... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Firstly, it was quite hard to get a parking as it was very limited. But the staff was very attentive he even helped us to find a space behind the hotel. Upon check-in, they ask to choose type of pillow as per our preference which is very good! After getting into the room, the staff called and asked whether everything... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I think the staff really make this hotel what it is - the two guys on reception were not only extremely friendly and helpful, but also rather comical. Can not fault their personal service. The hotel is small and we booked a triple room for two nights (through booking.com) & when we decided we only wanted to stay for one... More

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