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Traders Hotel Penang

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Magazine Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel, Penang)
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel always delivers. It was our second stay and it was every bit as good as the first. The rooms may be dated but they are clean, functional and value for money! The service is what you would expect from all Shangri la properties... amazing. After Traders we stayed at the Shangri La Rasa Sayang and then onto the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a shame to be disappointed in a hotel. Let's start with the positives. The staff are lovely, super efficient and really helpful. The location is good and the girls loved the well kept pool and the gym looked good NB, it "looked" good. We enjoyed the very extensive buffet breakfast which catered for all. And while the room was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is very nostalgic, because it hasn't been renovated in many years. It's looking a bit tired, but the rooms are decent and the location is excellent. It's is next to a mall and supermarket, and has easy access to the rest of Georgetown. We travelled with friends, so having club rooms we were able to meet at the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of this place is in Georgetown (Magazine Road). I would, first of all, like to comment that their concierge is most helpful and wonderfully warm. They were all most attentive and responded to all our requests with utmost graciousness. In terms of facilities, the hotel is quite up to the standard. Smoking and non smoking floors are separated.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time at Traders Penang. Key consideration is the location - smacked in the middle of town. Booked the club room for 3 nights. Check in was a breeze at the ground level. Overall service was good but not exceptional. Staff including the cleaning team were polite and pleasant. The club lounge located at the club level - 16 and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is slightly old but everything works - rooms are clean, staff helpful and reasonably priced. It is well placed with Komtar/ shopping malls next door and street food just a walk down the road. All in, a comfy stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days at the hotel. As we took the cheap flight with Air Asia we decided to spend a little more money for the hotel and booked a room at the Club floor. This was the right decision from check in to check out the staff was friendly, helpful and always cheerful polite. The room was not small... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Traders Hotel on a 3D2N getaway. Ordered an extra bed since we have 3 adults in the room. The room comes with free wifi and is comfortable although the hotel is pretty old and ready for renovation. However it is well maintained. It's location is good and within walking distance to many shopping malls and famous local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights and had an excellent time. Clearly, the staff were all well trainer. It was amazing how they are able to anticipate my needs. Check in was a breeze, I had only stood at the counter and all documets were all ready, did not need to say anything, that was Wendy, at front desk. The suite was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is old but it´s comfortable. Located in the middle of the town and good location. Walking distance to all the Heritage place. The best is staff especially from the Bell Service are very experience helping in every our need or giving suggestion and very friendly.

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Address: Magazine Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel, Penang)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Traders Hotel Penang 4*
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Also known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is a thriving island-city diffused with avenues of untouched historic architecture.At the core of this is George Town, a hidden metropolis, where Traders Hotel, Penang, is located. One of the premier business hotels in the heart of George Town, Traders Hotel, Penang, boasts a central location with convenient access to the commercial and prime business zones in the area. 443 Rooms and suites look out to expansive views of the historical city of George Town. Together with gracious Malaysian hospitality, the busy traveller will feel right at home. Savour the enticing dining choices at Traders Hotel, Penang, ranging from local Malaysian specialties to European fare. At the end of an active day of sightseeing or business, enjoy a drink and light snacks in our engaging Lobby Lounge. Whether you choose to dive into opportunities or the deep blue sea, the scope of possibilities is wider at Traders Hotel, Penang. ... more   less 
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