We were very pleased with our choice of hotel for Penang. SO Hotel was extremely clean and the room was comfortable.
The hotel has Japanese owners which is reflected in the room styles and service - the rooms are minimalist in decor and you get a choice of pillows for your comfort! We had a room with a queen and single bed and it was spacious with a huge window giving us a great view of the district.
All staff members were very friendly and excited to help us with whatever we needed.
The area did not look too promising on our arrival in terms of providing decent eateries but the hotel staff directed us to a hawker stand at the end of the street for dinner which is apparently very famous in the area, and it was delicious and very cheap. The next day we discovered many other amazing hawker eateries just round the corner and we ate so well for very little money during our stay.
The hotel is situated a fair distance from the historic centre of Georgetown (about a 45 minute walk) but taxis are cheap (approx 12RM) or you can catch the local bus (I think the 102) from Macalister Street just round the corner (approx 2RM) so it will only take you about 10 minutes to get to the centre.
We were very happy with SO Hotel and would recommend it to others travelling on a budget.
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- Also Known As:
- SO Hotel Penang/George Town