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“great value, clean rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Hong Ping Hotel
273B Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #32 of 48 hotels in Georgetown
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“great value, clean rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Reasonably priced and good value, clean & spacious rooms, everything works, washing sink of bathroon, conveniently located just off Chulia Street. Chinese style building, A/C lobby area, Reception staff crusty but warm to paying customers, 6 TV channels (none in English).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Hong Ping was a crazy little hotel in a really busy part of Georgetown, I ended up staying there as I needed to get checked in somewhere quickly as I had been thoroughly drenched during a thunderstorm.

It was very cheap, £13 for the night, the room was what you would expect for £13 but it did have great views across the city and as the storm that drenched me initially came back I was treated to an amazing lightning storm after dark!

It was a quirky little place but I don't at all regret staying there, certainly a must if your on a tight budget.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We have stayed at the Hong ping a few times over the last few years. It's only a few ringitts more than other guesthouses /hotels in the area but is definitely a step up from most of the other backpackers places.The reception staff are always really helpful and offer good travel advice for penang, they even sorted out a local dentist for us when we needed one.
The rooms are a bit dated but comfortable and come with air con and tv. T
he beds are good as well and we always sleep well. The bathroom are big and there's a big container in the corner if you want to do some washing , thehousekeeping staff re friendly too and the rooms are cleaned daily.
Overall its not the ritz ,but a good choice if you are on a budget in penang

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I stayed here for four nights during a one month trip around Malaysia.

There is a big concentration of guesthouses, small-hotels, boutiques and rented apartments around this area of Georgetown. Having arrived early in the day, I had the opportunity to check around many before deciding on which to stay. The price of the room i payed at Hong Ping was 70RM and for that i had a spacious room that was very clean, t.v., air-con, a lovely shower and a room with natural light. Having gone around many of the guesthouses where backpackers congregate, i thought that, for the price, this room was of a better value. It is a fairly large building in a good location right next to the hawker stands selling delicious food and some bars close-by. Its also ideal for a walking tour around Georgetown and is central to Khoo Kongsi, Temple of Mercy, Penang Museum etc and about a 10-15 minute walk to Fort Cornwallis, the clock tower. To reach the ferry point to Butterworth its around 20 minutes. There is a bus-stop just outside. I mostly took bus numbers 101, 102 and 104. These buses can take you out to Penang National Park, Batu Ferrengi, Kek Lok Si temple, Penang Hill as well as the airport and snake temple. So most, if not all, of the tourist attractions for Penang can be reached from this bus-stop just outside the hotel.

The people were nice and informative here. Told me about places to go and helped me with my onward journey from Penang.

In Georgetown the prices are generally higher than most other places in Malaysia and having looked at many rooms for around 40-50RM in the guesthouses that were no more than boxes and very hot inside i figure just pay 20 RM more and stay in a spacious, clean, cool budget hotel.

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

You get a little more than you pay for with en suite bathroom, tv etc. Not luxury but clean and safe.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

when i checked in hong ping i thought id made a mistake the room was tiled from floor to ceiling and there was no fridge or bath, but it turned out to be a little cracker!!
the staff wer so cheery and helpful and gave me a room at rear of hotel nice n quiet,
thr oom was lovely and clean the bed was so clean the bedding was so clean and white
the bathroom had a shower with a deep bucket sink in the corned great for clothes washing!! lovely hot shower, toilet was lovely and clean, the room had a tele with only local channels but ad maybe 2 english programs anight
the room lacked a fridge which would of been great, there is a hot water gezzer in the reception for hot water for tea or coffee, never saw any insects in the hotel or the beds!!!!!!
hotel situated on chulia street not far from hong kong bar and my fave bar the mona lisa bar
the cleaning staff we so friendly and helpful had a brilliant stay and will defo go back

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

I spent a couple of nights here in July. I'd walked around the area, looking for somewhere that looked convenient to the ferry which was clean and not a backpackers. While there were a couple of very nice looking places further up the street, they were also quite a bit more pricey.

I'm sorry for those who had encounters with bugs: my room was spotless, and with it being mainly white tiles, even on the walls up to the height of my head almost, I would have noticed unwelcome visitors. The room had both a fan and air conditioning and a fairly comfortable bed (although firmer than some). No problems with the bathroom facilities, but I did find the TV a little intractable: I unplugged it and could not get the plug back in the socket.

All in all, I enjoyed my stay in the Hong Ping: the check in staff tended to be elderly gentlemen, but they were polite and asked after my plans and the like. I liked the fact that there were a couple of 24 hour Nasi Kandar places down the road and a beer shop just up the road.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 273B Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Ranked #32 of 48 hotels in Georgetown
Also Known As:
Hong Ping Hotel Penang/Georgetown

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