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Hotel Continental

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Penang Rd., Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
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Ranked #50 of 94 hotels in Penang Island
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Rating summary
  • 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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Kuching
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed in Continental Hotel for the past 9years, it has improved alot specially the breakfast, lobby area and room. Special thanks to Saidi the manager, reception team Anhar & C Ling and also thanks to Ragani coffee house.Enjoyed staying at Continental Hotel every year because of the location and comfort. sivaraj sinniah Room 1818

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

after being charged an extortionate rate I find out the wifi is slower than slow, and has many sites blocked, eg youtube. so I will be bored tonight!!!! well out of date hotel, needs a refurb badly. far too many fag burns.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in December whilst on a family holiday (2A + 2 teenagers). We found the hotel to be in a good location right in the heart of Georgetown. A walk up Penang Rd and you find some good market stalls. There's a night food market almost next door but don't waste your time because the food... More

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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Big group-hotel, central located opposite the Discos on Upper Penang Rd. Many families with kids coming from K.L. or Singapore for the weekend or during school holidays. Pool is often blocked in the afternoon by classes of young people or families with kids. Rooms are spacious, have Flatscreen-TV, but very limited programs (no BBC or CNN only CNBC). Tea+coffe making... More

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The hotel nice ! very quiet place ,Staff very friendly and helpful. and my favorite the coffee of this hotel (very tasty coffee) . but poor wifi of the hotel .Hope you can fix this problem as soon as possible.

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Additional Information about Hotel Continental

Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Pulau Penang
Hotel Continental Penang, Malaysia
Address: 5 Penang Rd., Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 94 hotels in Penang Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
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