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GLOW Penang

3.0 of 5 101 Macalister Road, Penang Island 10400 , Malaysia (Formerly Grand Paradise Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is very good, close to local attraction, shopping malls and many food hawker stalls around the hotel by few minutes walk. There are also some shutter bus pass the front of this hotel. The location is really good. If talk about the services and facilities, the hotel allow the guesses to wear normal cloth (t-shirt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location is good, walking distance for many famous local hawker stalls. Hotel's breakfast are nice. Less varieties but good taste especially Local fried rice with shrimp. Overall its great to stay here. Would definitely come back again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Customer service: We had an incident where the cleaner left the curtain half open after cleaning the room. We though that it was fine because we are on the 5th floor. Suddenly I saw some worker on some ladder doing some work.To our surprise he took his phone and started taking pictures of our room(not sure if it's including us)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is no direct bus from airport to the hotel. Nearest bus stop is at J-Hotel (used to be Traders Hotel) by bus 401E. It's about 15 mins walk under the scorching sun. Stayed from 21-24 Jan 15. First warmly welcomed with a cup of ice cold nutmeg drink while the receptionist processes my check-in. Got room 803. The non-smoking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im staying for 3 nights, and its doesnt dissapoint me. Location are very good, walking distance for many famous local hawker stalls and penang famous biscuit. Their shower are absolutely great, water are strong, very comfortable to bath, and hot water are coming out in just a sec ( normally need to wait few minutes). The room are great for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights with my husband and another couple. Glow was recommended to us due to its location and attractive rates. Would highly recommend this hotel if you're going to Penang to explore and enjoy it's street food. Location in the city is excellent, plenty of coffee shops right outside the hotel, with many stalls selling the local favorites.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love durians, stay here. Two famous durian stalls within walking distance of hotel, along Jalan susu and jalan anson. The rooms are of a good size, cable tv works, pool is more of a dipping pool, gym has basics. Good choice for a short getaway and if eating in Penang is the main priority.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a not a 5 star hotel and I didn't expect all the 5 star amenities because it is not asking 5 star prices. What I paid met all my expectations for a budget hotel that glows with outstanding services and essential amenities in the room. A clean room and friendly staffs makes me feel at home every time... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in January.I had sent a few emails to confirm to have 2 rooms side by side, both rooms required Queen beds. The last email sent was just 2 days before arrival. The email response was fast. However, when we checked in, the rooms were not ready as what we wanted. Breakfast is limited. Rooms were clean.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the location is ok, have a minimum space of parking tho you can parking on the road side so it's a bit risky. informed the hotel earlier about celebrating my 1st year anni with my partner but no reaction at all, not even a wish from the front desk. the breakfast was ok, not many choices. the wall in the... More 

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Address: 101 Macalister Road, Penang Island 10400 , Malaysia (Formerly Grand Paradise Hotel)
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — GLOW Penang 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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