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“Value for Money.” 4 of 5 stars
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55 Penang Rd., Georgetown, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #44 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Value for Money.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

It is an old hotel, but do not be deterred by the old facade and out of date carpets. Its location is excellent ( just beside the free hop on-hop off bus service stop) and the service is great. It is old but the people there still take pride in their profession and respect their guests. I booked a room which had a double bed and a single bed during the peak period and was charged RM 121 nett including breakfast. Initially I had my apprehensions as the hotel was really old and really resembled a spooky movie set. But the beds were comfy, rooms and toilets were hygienic,and the room was spacious. Breakfast consisted of noodles, toast, coffee and tea, bananas and cakes. For a basic, value for money stay, this hotel is it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I went to Penang last week and stayed for 7 nights there at various hotels to try out the service and take advantage of special cheap room rates. From Tanjung Bungah Copthorne Orchid to Paradise Hotel to Georgetown Traders Hotel to Cititel to Merchant, a grand tour of Penang!

Stayed for a night here before checking out and went to opposite Cititel. Room rates was value for money at RM98 compared to Cititel RM178 which was more expensive yet the room is smaller which is an outrage. Usually when you pay more, it means it is better and everything should also be much luxurious.

The television was small CRT but since its a budget hotel its fine for me. No cable television, only local channel and some channel like NTV7 reception is not clear. After all, I only paid RM98 for it and wasn't expecting much. The decor is like 1970s with a working jukebox! At night you can hear traffice noise but wasnt much of an issue for me.

There is a simple breakfast of coffee/tea, fried noodles and toast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Merchant

Address: 55 Penang Rd., Georgetown, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Ranked #44 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
Also Known As:
Merchant Penang/Georgetown

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