I had my apprehensions about this place due to many negative reviews, but after a 4-day stay I can vouch for this place as a top-notch, value-for-Singdollar star hotel (S$80-a-day) in Georgetown.
To start with, the reception staff were most courteous and helpful, at all times. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. There was hardly any noise in the room, so sleep quality was assured.
The bathroom and toilet were beyond reproach. Laundry service was exceptionally fast (same-day, often just 4-5 hours). The aircon was working perfectly, which is something you'll badly need when it gets hot and sticky in Penang. Free wifi worked very well during the entire stay. They also have a business center with a couple of PCs.
I didn't try the restaurant downstairs, but then street food is just down the street, so why bother! The location is a stone's throw from Komtar and Penang Times Square, and Chowrasta and Little India are within walking distance.
With a wealth of budget accommodation available in Penang (from 22-ringit hostels to 130-ringgit hotel stay), one might find it difficult to justify Sunway's 200-ringgit-a-day tariff, but if you're OK with "splurging" S$80 a day for 4-star accommodation on a short holiday, this is a good bet.
- Also Known As:
- Sunway Hotel Georgetown
- Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The location offers a wonderful blend of city life and traditional charm within the UNESCO George Town enclave where culture and commerce thrive at their best. It is nestled within the old colonial-style shop houses alongside the skyscrapers, including the iconic KOMTAR. The Hotel is also within easy reach of all major commercial centers, shopping malls, tourist attractions as well as just a short drive from Penang Bridge, Penang International Airport and Ferry Terminal. The newly renovated rooms at 4-star Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang are inspired by a unique combination of modern and minimalist design with a wide range of amenities suitable for both professionals and pleasure-seekers. All new rooms are complimented with broadband internet access. ... more less
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