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Hotel Penaga
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia   |  
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Grootschermer, The Netherlands
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“So nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great spacious suite and the friendliest staff who arranged a really nice bicycle tour for us.
There is a nice garden with small lap pool for chilling out. Georgetown is worth visiting for a day or two and the Penaga hotel is the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great location for visiting Penang. Located in Georgetown. Has a super spa located in the hotel. Must do, so relaxing and calm environment. Staff know the meaning of the word service. The charm of this place is wonderful, a must place to stay in Penang.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a two bedroom terrace house with our teenage daughters; a wonderful place to stretch out and get a feeling for life in old Georgetown. Great artworks and furniture, beautiful bathrooms, very friendly and informative staff (definitely ask for restaurant recommendations).

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Penaga in Sept 2012. It met all expectations and more. Probably the highlight of our trip to Penang & KL. It brought Georgetown to life for us. Great beds, bathrooms, outside tub. Good, practical pool for city sight seeing. We loved the character, old tiles, stained glass. Staff delightful. Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 2 br with an outdoor tub and table. Clarke Terrace perhaps?
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I loved the decor of this hotel-- Chinese antique furniture mixed with all the modern comforts. Beds were very comfortable, although the AC did not get as cold as I would have preferred. Breakfast was more than adequate, with made to order eggs, all the continental breakfast items, and Malaysian Nasi Lemak. I do think it is a little pricey for Penang, but staying in a heritage house was well worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. It's a small, bright place with a local vibe -- from the furniture to the artwork to the way it fits into the neighborhood. The staff bent over backwards for us (fixing the wireless with an almost comical urgency, packing us a to-go breakfast when we had to depart at an early hour).

As with most small hotels, don't expect endless amenities, a vast breakfast spread, or an Olympic-size pool. And I felt our room (hutton deluxe with jacuzzi and balcony) was a bit overpriced. But if you're looking for a friendly, well-located boutique option in Georgetown, this hotel definitely deserves a look.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Central, good food, lovely rooms and public spaces.

Stayed here for 3 nights and then returned later in our trip before we flew home (we were originally planning on staying closer to the airport but liked penaga too much not to return).

Recommendations from staff about nearby eating/laundries/bus station etc accurate and valuable.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We didn't use our (lovely) balcony so perhaps not needed.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Georgetown
#6 Romantic Hotel in Georgetown
#6 Family Hotel in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Penaga 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, this hotel is a hotel with its own heritage charm while providing finest modern hotel expectations, is converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shop-houses which spans along Hutton Lane, Transfer Road & Clarke Street. Within walking distance, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from amazing heritage temples, pre-war heritage houses, churches,museum and variety of antique shops, restaurants & bars and not forgetting local hawker foods stalls. ... more   less 
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