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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel was super convenient located right at the Komtar where there are a few buses from the airport that go straight there (saving the taxi fare). They also offer a free shuttle to Batu Farringhi to the Golden Sands Resort at Batu Farringhi. There I was able to use the facilities for free at that hotel as well. Rooms are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

surrounded by shopping malls, you can take a walk to reach almost 5 neigboring shopping malls. One cannot feel bored if stayed here because of the accessibility. Good service. Only area where they can improve is make the bathroom little bigger. The price charged for the room doesn't justify the size of the bathroom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is a little dated and really need renovation. However all the staffs here are friendly and smile always when you meet them. Thanks Mira arranged a connecting room for us and granted me a punch of flowers on my arrival with my family on 14/08/2014. Although it is only a business hotel and not relaxed as in Rasa Sayang,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed in this hotel many times over the past 6 years. Usually around 40 nights per year but spread out through out the year. I cannot think of a time when it didn't feel like I was welcome. The staff in this hotel is the best of any hotel in Malaysia! Yes as the others have said on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traders in Penang is in need of a thorough refurbishment. There is evidence of some superficial investment - for example flat screen TVs in the club rooms - but all the furniture and fittings (light switches, carpets etc.) really date this hotel. It's a shame because they make an effort. The club rooms don't cost much more than standard and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location good, rooms average, club lounge poor (seems to be done on a budget which shows), but staff attentive. Everything else average, for the price you could probably get better value somewhere else. As long as you do not pay much for a room and do not expect too much, its okay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very impressed with the service from start to finish. We had booked airport transfers as part of our room package and the WiFi in the vehicle was a nice added bonus. We were greeted as soon as the vehicle pulled into the driveway and whisked straight to our room to check in in comfort there. Given our early... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traders Hotel is a typical business hotel, with all necessary amenities and facilities. Plus points are that the service staff are warm and courteous and housekeeping is terrific too. This hotel is most suitable for visitors who want the creature comfort of a hotel (especially the air conditioning which is reliable in the extreme hot weather) and convenience of big... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is in such a great location, the shops are right at your door. We paid the upgrade to be able to access the business floor which was wonderful as that provides some nibbles and drinks with a nice view of the city. The rooms whilst a little dates are large and clean. Nice pool too so you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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