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“Mid range at fair price, good location” 3 of 5 stars
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New Asia Hotel Penang
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   110, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #72 of 165 George Town B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Mid range at fair price, good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

A pretty basic hotel, location is ok, 8/10mins walk to love lane, little India, and 5 mins to mall.

Rooms are ok, pretty basic, shower room and toilet and sink literally in a box, its a corner of the room with plastic walls and all on top of each other, but clean!

Beds are ok, linen is clean, pillows are foam and like bricks.

Wifi, AC, fridge all ok.

Nothing to write home about but fairly comfortable and clean, with a fairly good price in Penang!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Kluang, Malaysia
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Overall it was an enjoyable stay. Interior of the hotel was traditional and rooms were spacious. Staff were friendly and accommodating especially the uncle on night shift.

Some areas to be improved include:
1. One of the two rooms we stayed had a cockroach running around (there were 4 of us so we were not quite bothered by the extra company).
2. the washroom attached had an open ceiling, so whatever business done inside would be clearly visible (and probably smell-able) by others in the room. not too convenient for group travels.

Best part of the location - right downstairs of the hotel (Kimberly street), there are many awesome local food stalls that come to live at night. It's a must try!

The location is also very strategic if you'd like to experience Georgetown by foot, exploring the arty murals or quaint cafes hidden in town...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Charlottesze
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Last minute booking ,this hotel suitable for whom are keen to explore Georgetown from food trail to its heritage.
An old hotel if you are just look from exterior,lobby and spacious dining area decorated eith chinese furniture.
Stayed in clean spacious deluxe room attach with tiny clean bathroom-room with balcony and provided with hanger to hang dry cloths,limited tv channel equipped with ceiling fan and a/c.
Only 1 staff i've met from c/in till c/o -friendly and helpful.
At 4.30am noise from outside hotel-people talking and doing work early morning make unpleasant
Sleep till 7am.
Location hotel very good-near jetty,easy access to places of interest.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

After reading all the good review i was expecting nice room but i was really disspointed as when i check-in to my room i found stains on the sheets and hairs on the floors.It looks like they did not change the sheet ! And the toilets were dirty as well .Wouldnt recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

For a budget hotel the location was superb. Stayed there for 1 night last March 2013 and the staff was really accommodating even though we arrived at the wee hour of the morning. They let us stay in the lobby and told us we can already check-in by 10am. Now that is a service! Aside from that just below the hotel you can experience Penang street food as well as just being a walking distance from a mall. The location was really superb!

My only concern though is that the a/c in the room is not that great, aside from everything has been very good.

Room Tip: Asked for a room with good a/c.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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UK
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here twice in the last few years, it is a budget hotel and a bit scruffy but clean and central. Penang is not the cheapest of places to stay so this is Okfor the price. The staff were helpful and friendly

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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New York
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

New Asia provides really good rooms and fast wifi right in the heart of Chinatown, steps away from the best Chinese street food in the neighborhood.

The staff is excellent and very helpful with directions. I came to Penang to visit the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum, about 25 km north of Penang in Merbok, and the staff gave me clear advice about how to get there in the fastest and cheapest manner possible.

88 ringgit per night is well worth it for this place. I'd definitely stay here again when back in Georgetown.

By the way, the address is 71 Kimberely Street. They have two entrances, so that explains the confusion. But Kimberely Street is where the markets are, so that's the more useful one.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 110, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Ranked #72 of 165 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — New Asia Hotel Penang 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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