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Hotel Continental

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Penang Rd., Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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Ranked #45 of 93 hotels in Penang Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
80 helpful votes 80 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just a small hiccup when I checked in. A trainee foreign worker who checked me in revised my internet rate and demanded that I pay for my room despite having already paid via expedia.com. Luckily his supervisor was quick to correct the mistake and even upgraded my room at no extra charge. The bell boy (a Malay uncle in his... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Last weekend would be the first and last stay at this hotel. The key card was blocked - though it was still early , before checkout time - around 11.15 am. We went down 3 times to the reception counter for them to reprogrammed the card but still the door could not be opened. We waited (8 of us with... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Boyfriend and I went up to Penang for a weekend in March because he had a gig there. We chose to stay at Hotel Continental because of the location and the price (we paid RM145 per night via Agoda). We also chose the place because of the free parking and "international breakfast" options. For the price, I will not complain... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A very strategic location hotel which was refurbished. Room is spacious and clean. When during our stay, the receptionist are trainees but their customer service is good. Car park is free but there is no free wifi in the room. Walking distance to hawker foods and pubs around Penang Road

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

If your time in Penang is going to be spent out and about catching the sights and shopping, this is a good place to stay. Apart from the pool, which is nothing special, there are few amenities that would keep you at the hotel. Check-in was efficient and the desk staff were pleasant and helpful. The room itself is a... 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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