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Hotel Continental

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Penang Rd., Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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Ranked #46 of 96 Hotels in Penang Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Continental saved us when the hotel we had booked months previously had inexplicably cancelled our booking. As it was a long weekend things looked bleak. We got their last room which was huge with great views in two directions. Kingsized bed very comfortable. Staff very pleasant and capable. Location is good. Hotel is getting old but is real good... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed here for a few days in late June this year on Business.The check-in process was quick and the receptionists were helpful and friendly in advising on variouis hot spots and attractions. The double bedroom assigned was good ad the bed is of King size. Beautiful view from the room window as we got the city view and part... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

PROS Location was fantastic, right in the heart of the main attractions and great restaurants nearby (Red Garden, Jaya etc). The staff tried hard to deliver good service. Cheap CONS The Hotel itself is old and in disrepair. We had plenty of insects in our rooms every night. All the plumbing went through a cupboard in the room that looks... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great location, but rooms need to be updated. We requested non smoking rooms, which obviously had been smoking rooms, with a lot of deodoriser to disguise the smell. We didn't get adjoining rooms, but they were next door to each other. Nice views over the water and prefect location for exploring Georgetown. We needed to pay for wifi in the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel was of a good standard for the low price we paid. Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids stayed in a room with 2 queen beds. The beds were comfortable and the room was fine. The view was nice out over Georgetown, the bay and the hills. It was convenient to Rose Garden Hawker stalls and many... More

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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We arrived at this hotel a day earlier than we intended to as we wouldn't stay at the hotel we had booked as it was dreadful. George at the reception desk at Hotel Continental was great and booked us into the same room that we had booked for 6 nights to avoid us having to change rooms the following day.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good location, lots of food stalls outside. A walking distance to Komtar and shopping malls there. Noisy at night due to pubs nearby. Room ok, bed comfortable.TV reception no so good. No hair dryer, and safe available only at reception. Room viewing good, with sea view. Wifi is free at lobby only, chargeable in rooms. Breakfast is ok, has improved... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I reached before check in time of 2pm on 19th May. Was told to wait as official check in time was 2pm. That's fine with me .We'll just leave our luggage and do a spot of sight seeing.However in less than 5 mins she said there is a room for us. That was simply wonderful.So we managed to check in... More

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Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I booked a standard room for two nights on Expedia.com and ended staying for five consecutive nights and this is my review as it appeared on Expediom for which I do not feel the need to add anything to it: Pros: My room on the 26th floor with sea view. Cons: Bed and bedding. Location: Lots of restaurants and bars... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited this hotel in April 2014, initially very much frustrated with the front office response as our flight was early morning we reached there by 10 a.m. And inspite of repeated request could not get any room..As the check in time is 2 p.m. We waited till 2.20 p.m. to get the room.. Bt when we entered the room it... More

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Address: 5 Penang Rd., Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
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Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Pulau Penang
Hotel Continental Penang, Malaysia

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