If you need internet don't stay here. The free WiFi is very unreliable often with weak signal and often not working at all. The place sometimes seems like a dosshouse too. I couldn't sit in the upstairs lounge one evening because there is an old Chinese guy asleep on a camp bed. He sometimes sleeps in the lobby area and can also be very noisy - up and talking loudly in the early hours.
I would be very embarrassed bringing a family here because it sometimes feels like living in a brothel. Couples arrive at night and rent rooms for a 'short time'. The maid emerges from a different room it seems every morning. All rather sleazy.
Having said all this my room was clean, fair value I thought and the location excellent. I will however try to find somewhere better next trip to Penang, and would certainly not use it if with family.
- Also Known As:
- Star Hotel Penang
- Star Lodge Penang/Georgetown