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“Cozy place at a budget” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mingood
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Georgetown
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Cozy place at a budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

A bit old place,but nicely maintained. The room was a liitle cramped but comfy. TV and AC were functional. Bathroom had a bathtub,but that was leaking.Ruined.the experience. The position on Jalan Argyll made a walking tour of GeorgeTown possible for us. Even the JAYA restaurant was nearby!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Choose this place after staying in a shoe box room in KL as we found it had all the facilities we were after including in room safe, queen bed, bathroom, window, air con and even a flat screen tv and excellent wifi'which is a must! Yes it is very dated but if that bothers you look elsewhere. it is only a 5 minute stroll to the Main Street where all the bars and hawkers centres as suggested by lonely planet guide are which is great.
It also has a beautiful roof top terrace where breakfast (toast, cereal, tea coffee and juice) is included every morning. Overall would definitely recommend for someone looking for space and location there is plenty of room to really unpack, spread out and make yourself really at home :-)

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

No denying this hotel has seen better days. For the money though, it was by far the largest room I've stayed in in Malaysia. We had floor space, a fridge, coffee table and chairs, bath with shower over and even a little balcony! The sheets and towels were threadbare and patched and the room was clean but desperately in need of decoration. Stay here if you value space and room to breathe over modern finishing and decor.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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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Canberra, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

There is no denying that the Mingood has seen better days, but the cost, location and friendly staff is what really stands out. The hotel is old but clean, rooms are equipped with fridge, tv and good quality air-con, furthermore the staff were great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

I was surprised on the location how convenient it is. I stayed only for a night in Penang so my hotel didn't need to be lavished! Am on a budget anyway!

It's walking distance to the Upper Penang Road where night life begins. I had a massage nearby and right next to the massage place was a British pub so I grabbed a beer then off went home in this hotel. My aircon isn't working though but I didn't bother cos I'm not really an aircon person. I'm just thankful that they allowed me early check in at 8:30am so far, it's more than enough for me.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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42 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Stayed 3 nights there. Had to as Dragon Boat racing was on and Georgetown vacancies hard to get..
A 1 star hotel.It is well worn. First impressions were right. The hotel is old and run down,

First complaint was the shower. It would not adjust and water would only come out in a stream. The maintenance man came and fiddled around and just shrugged his shoulders, nothing to be done.
The drainage pipe under the washbasin was leaking, hence water over the floor. The aircon rattled and could not sleep.
The tv is shoved above a cupboard with limited viewing angle. Towels are thin and look dirty.
The so called restaurant on rooftop is very basic. Toast , butter, jam or marmite. Cordial or coffee.
Yes the staff is friendly and plenty of English spoken. They have a good library but try and get a key? I wanted to exchange a book and was told no key, why don'y you read the book again?
Yes the position is great . The one reddeming feature.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

ill start with the positives - good location, nice restqurqnt on top floor with terrace, staff very helpfull and freindly, free wifi, fridge in room

but our bathroom was very old and not very clean at all there was toothpaste and green soap stains on the sink the white shower curtain was brown there was also ants everywhere on the desk. the carpet also felt very dirty and worn. just all felt bit yukky really.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Mingood

Address: Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Mingood 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, stylish hostel living at the most affordable price! 5 star quality hostel! Located just a 2 minute walk to the chic area of the city! We are a licensed accommodation provider where secure quality accommodation and excellent services are our top priority. Free WI-FI, ISIC card welcome! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mingood Hotel Georgetown
Hotel Mingood Penang/Georgetown

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