I shared a non-smoking executive suite with 2 friends. We had access to the Traders Club (free desk top computers from early morning to late evening, and drinks and nibbles from 6-8 each evening, with quality wine and spirits) and included daily breakfast and newspaper for a great rate. We also had free internet access in our suite.
We loved it - very comfortable beds, quality linen and gorgeous feather pillows; L'Occitane toiletries; friendly staff etc.
We lunched twice in the hotel's Islander restaurant. On the first occasion, at 3 pm, we enjoyed chicken sate, wings and fried rice (24 MYR), chicken char kway teow and prawn and cuttlefish char kway teow (24 each).
On the second visit, we were offered the Islander smorgasbord at 27 MYR for seniors (45 for others). It was terrific value, and the place was packed with elder citizens!! The range of food was wide - soups, sushi, fresh duck and chicken chopped to order, curries galore, salads, sweets - mind boggling value for seniors, and offered every Monday-Friday.
We chose to have breakfast in the main room, rather than at the Club, for a wider choice. Wow! Asian soups, roti canai, eggs to order, anything really.
One evening we enjoyed listening to a classical pianist playing in the foyer until 10 pm (after dinner at Sri Ananda Bahwan; see separate review).
The location was terrific - next door to Komtar from where we could catch cheap, air-conditioned Rapid buses all over Penang, and the free a/c CAT bus around Georgetown.
Our request for a 3pm checkout wasn't a problem.
We all agreed that this Traders Hotel was great, and would happily stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Penang is known as the Pearl of the Orient. It's an island-city, dotted with untouched historic architecture down every street. Whether it's diving into the deep blue sea or strolling through the streets of history, Penang is inspiring - I can't wait to show you. Hotel Jen Penang is located in George Town. It is close to the city's prime commercial, business and shopping areas. Penang International Airport and Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone are only 15 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Traders Hotel Georgetown
- Hotel Jen Penang George Town